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Earlier than ever, Friday night football binds communities

August 26, 2016 When the Friday night lights flick on tonight, they will shine on high school football fields earlier than ever her. more »»

Kathleen Kane’s saga ends the only way it can end

August 25, 2016 In the end, it was the only possible outcome there could be. more »»

Local air travel: Time to decide it is a priority

August 24, 2016 The Williamsport Municipal Airport Authority has been planning a $15.9 million project to build a new terminal for several years and is well along in the execution stage. more »»

Series provides a unique economic opportunity for area

August 23, 2016 The Little League World Series is generating more than smiles and good times this week. It's generating more than $31 million in local economic spending. more »»

Obama’s assurances regarding health care clash with reality

August 22, 2016 Obamacare would cost far more than the White House was claiming, we cautioned when the federal health insurance takeover was being debated. more »»

As debates loom, media needs to take tilt out of coverage

August 21, 2016 This most unusual of presidential campaigns is about to move into the debate phase, providing an opportunity for Americans to measure the two major candidates face-to-face, issue-by-issue, free of... more »»

The only safeguard is hunting down and eradicating terrorists

August 20, 2016 A few weeks ago, we warned that defeating terrorist organizations such as the Islamic State on the battlefield probably will mean an increase in brutal attacks by their operatives. more »»

Sanctuary city debate underscores sadly blurred lines

August 19, 2016 U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey, in the heat of a battle to retain his Pennsylvania seat, was in Williamsport Monday with a warning. more »»

Council must restore transparency, make sorely needed changes

August 18, 2016 Police response records – public documents – released to a number of organizations with the promise they will not be published, but not made available to the taxpaying public through the Sun-Gazette... more »»

LLB Series offers one-of-a-kind event to showcase region

August 17, 2016 For the next 12 days, Williamsport and South Williamsport become worldwide datelines. more »»

Governor delivers opioid-fight funds; Results must happen

August 16, 2016 The state’s $20.4 million budget effort to tackle the opioid-addiction crisis in Pennsylvania got a local spin last week, complete with a news conference from Gov. Tom Wol. more »»

Check the facts – but include Hillary along with Trump

August 15, 2016 One of those “fact check” analyses of presidential candidate Donald Trump’s speech on the economy made the limits of such writing very clear. more »»

Grow Pennsylvania? Start with a hard look at regulations

August 14, 2016 Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce President Rob Wonderling recently paid a visit to local business leaders to promote Grow Pennsylvania, a business initiative organized to establish private... more »»

‘Legal’ and ‘ethical’ often are two very different things

August 13, 2016 Pennsylvanians would be exceedingly upset if they learned their governor had accepted more than $200,000 in gifts from deep-pocket donors. more »»

Smoking cigarettes gets more expensive in Pennsylvania

August 12, 2016 Lighting up a cigarette in Pennsylvania got a lot more expensive this past week. The state’s $1-per-pack increase in the cigarette tax went into effect at 14,400 licensed retail outlets. more »»

County government makes solid decision on computer hardware

August 11, 2016 It sounds so technical and bureaucratic. Lycoming County is close to getting nearly $1.4 million in new computer hardware storage. more »»

Inefficiency alert: State government OT up 10 percent,

August 9, 2016 Pennsylvania state workers were paid a two-decade high $250 million in overtime in 2015, according to a report. That represents a 10 percent increase from 201. more »»

National Night Out a needed boost in community unity

August 9, 2016 A Williamsport citizens group leader said it represented the “spirit, energy and determination that is helping make neighborhoods safe. more »»

Sadly, knife attack on priest in France is not suprising

August 8, 2016 Two Islamic State terrorists invaded a church in France during morning Mass recently. Before they were shot down by police, they forced the 86-year-old priest to his knees and slit his throat. more »»

State funding to local school districts ultimately strong

August 7, 2016 When the dust settled on the new state budget, the results were pretty good regarding public education allocations to the eight Lycoming County school districts. more »»

 
 
 

 

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