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What we need to reverse these troubling times

July 24, 2016 We live in troubled times in this city, this state, this country and this world. People are dying as anger turns to violence. Good people. Fathers. Mothers, Children. Police. Civilians. more »»

A tale of two conventions and uncertain outcomes

July 23, 2016 Democrat Party leaders no doubt did their share of gloating about this week’s Republican National Convention in Cleveland, where the party nominated Donald Trump for president. more »»

Sadly, South Side fire merger still has missing piece

July 22, 2016 The latest meeting of South Williamsport Borough Council last week yielded no announcement of a breakthrough in discussions to bring Independent Fire Co. more »»

Prison overcrowding solution starts in every local home

July 21, 2016 Overcrowding in the Lycoming County Prison was the highest in June of any month so far in 2016. The overcrowding necessitated on average the transfer of 25.4 inmates daily during June. more »»

Five things must happen to avoid repeat of Nice

July 20, 2016 How is it that a few small terrorist groups with relatively limited resources have been able to kill so many people in so many different places? We know the answer to that, but it raises another... more »»

Assistant chief’s Sunbury routine violates expectations

July 19, 2016 It turns out the number two man on the Williamsport police force is the chief administrator of the Sunbury police force. Williamsport’s police chief, David Young, is comfortable with the setup. more »»

The e-mail probe option Hillary Clinton wisely did not use

July 18, 2016 It turns out Hillary Clinton had an option she did not use, probably wisely, in defending her use of personal e-mail servers for official business while she was secretary of state: Everyone else is... more »»

Take Chief Brown’s words as a call to corrective action

July 17, 2016 “We’re asking cops to do too much in this country,” Dallas, Texas, Police Chief David Brown worried aloud on Monday. “Every societal failure, we put it off on the cops to solve,” he explaine. more »»

A grab bag of revenue projections bail out the state

July 16, 2016 Gov Tom Wolf and the Legislature are counting heavily on gambling, smoking and computer love to balance the state budget. The governor signed a $1. more »»

What’s in a name? River Town backers hope it’s a lot

July 15, 2016 What's in a name? In the case of Williamsport River Town designation, hopefully a lot. City Council last week approved the designation of Williamsport as a Susquehanna Greenway River Town. more »»

Government privacy not more vital than that of cellphone users

July 14, 2016 Secrecy over technology is unacceptable when the prosecutors need evidence, government lawyers argued in the Apple cellphone situation a few months ago. more »»

State budget: Better but still lacking fundamental change

July 13, 2016 After the protracted embarrassment that surrounded the 2015-16 state budget, the machinations that have evolved into the 2016-17 budget are a walk in the park. Go. more »»

Key bills vital to enhancing public’s right to know

July 12, 2016 Pennsylvania’s Sunshine Law, meant to let people know more completely the status of their business being executed by the public entities they fund with taxes, has been improved and refined over the... more »»

Gas royalty bill deserves bipartisan support in House

July 11, 2016 A bill protecting the royalty payment rights of local property owners leasing land for gas drilling has made it beyond the committee hurdle of the state Legislature. more »»

The opioid crisis becomes bipartisan state budget factor

July 10, 2016 Bipartisan is not a term that blends naturally into the business of our state Legislature, particularly regarding budget matters and interaction with Gov. Tom Wol. more »»

Two giants of local emergency network deserve spotlight

July 9, 2016 It is impossible to heap enough praise and thanks on the people who make up the emergency response team of our region. more »»

Session on opioids worth it, but some steps are personal

July 8, 2016 There were 3,300 statewide drug overdoses in 2015, about nine per day. In Lycoming County this year, 12 people have died from drug overdoses. more »»

The FBI email findings: 1 and 1 don’t equal 2

July 7, 2016 Presumptive Democratic Party presidential nominee Hillary Clinton told our nation’s citizens that she did not send or receive any emails on her private server containing classified information. more »»

At Denver tarmac, the Clinton rules are played out

July 6, 2016 In case you missed the memo, former President Bill Clinton and his wife, presumptive Democratic Party presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, play by a different set of rules than the rest of us. more »»

President Obama takes ruling on immigration with predictable bitterness

July 5, 2016 President Barack Obama is accustomed to getting his way, even when that means trampling the Constitution. more »»

 
 
 

 

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