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Many honored at education celebration

March 6, 2015 Education, leadership and community outreach were recognized in the recipients of the 14th annual Education Celebration awards. more »»

Gun ban for park reversed

March 6, 2015 City Council Thursday night took an initial step toward repealing a city ordinance making it a violation of law for someone to carry a firearm in Brandon Park. more »»

Businessman a GOP candidate for commissioner

March 6, 2015 Jack McKernan, of Loyalsock Township, has announced his intention to seek the Republican nomination for Lycoming County commissioner in May’s primary election. more »»


March 5, 2015 He likened drug and alcohol addiction to the empty promises made by a sideshow barker at a circus. “You’re lured in ... but when you get inside ... more »»

Marino: Homeland security bill is ‘bad policy’

March 5, 2015 Calling it bad policy, U.S. Rep. more »»

Democrat announces for City Council

March 5, 2015 Sally Lifland Butterfield, of 1655 Hepburn St., has announced her intention to seek the Democratic nomination for a seat on City Council in the May 19 primary election. more »»

Justices sharply divided over health care law subsidies

March 5, 2015 WASHINGTON — Sharply divided along familiar lines, the Supreme Court took up a politically charged new challenge to President Barack Obama’s health overhaul Wednesday in a dispute over the tax... more »»

Pennsylvania House passes bill to tweak charter school rules

March 5, 2015 HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania’s charter and cybercharter schools would obtain funding directly from the state Department of Education instead of through local districts as part of a package of change... more »»

President signs into law legislation funding Homeland Security office

March 5, 2015 WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has signed a law funding the Homeland Security Department through the end of the budget year. more »»

Council to discuss potential levee funding

March 5, 2015 Ongoing costs of a flood levee project recertification is on City Council’s agenda tonigh. more »»

Parking lot agreement extended

March 5, 2015 The Williamsport Parking Authority voted Wednesday to extend a parking lot lease agreement on Market Street on land owned by a Loyalsock Township developer who is building Liberty Arena at the forme... more »»

Street reconstruction, City Hall leak and fire station work slated

March 5, 2015 Next month is expected to be busy on city streets as construction crews begin to tear up the top surface layers and put down asphalt. more »»

Authorities score high marks from HUD

March 5, 2015 TROY — The Tioga and Bradford County Housing authorities scored high in a recent evaluation by the Public Housing Assessment System, making it possible for them to see higher federal capital fund... more »»

Today's candidate: Larry Baker

March 5, 2015 Larry Baker, of South Williamsport, is seeking the Democratic nomination for South Williamsport borough councilman for the 2nd Ward in the May primary election. more »»

Today's candidate: Ken VanSant

March 5, 2015 WELLSBORO — Ken VanSant, of Delmar Township, has announced his intention to seek the Republican nomination for Delmar Township supervisor in the May primary election. more »»

Officials plead the case for gas fees

March 4, 2015 HARRISBURG — One official called it the icing on the cake, another a blessing. A state senator even described it as a godsend. more »»

Wolf proposes major Pa. budget revamp

March 4, 2015 HARRISBURG — In an ambitious first budget plan, Gov. more »»

Area lawmakers say they see some problems in gov.’s plan

March 4, 2015 State Rep. Jeff Wheeland, R-Loyalsock Township, likes many of the proposals Gov. more »»

Brandon Park firearms ban to be repealed

March 4, 2015 The city public works committee took a step Tuesday to update an ordinance that legal counsel for the city said is not consistent with U.S. firearms law. more »»

Messy March weather expected to continue

March 4, 2015 Tuesday’s storm will continue through today, with a little bit of light rain or snow throughout the day, and there is the possibility of another storm tonight, according to the National Weather... more »»

How changes would impact pocketbook

March 4, 2015 HARRISBURG — If Gov. more »»



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