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Battery of bills would protect gas royalty owners

April 18, 2014 In a perfect Pennsylvania world, the natural gas drilling in the state leads to a vibrant economy, quality employment, business and industry success, a revenue stream for leasing property owners and... more »»

Shifting away from property taxes not state budget cure-all

April 17, 2014 Property taxes in Pennsylvania are high. That's a fact So the prospect of eliminating them is tempting to property owners. more »»

City neighborhood's permanent momentum depends on residents

April 16, 2014 The former Brodart warehouse, vacant for years, is gone and just a memory, replaced by cleared land and the beginnings of a foundation for apartments and townhouse. more »»

New Lycoming College leader puts priority on city relationship

April 15, 2014 Understated excellence and capable leadership have marked the history of Lycoming College, the liberal arts school in the city’s east end that has been pumping out productive college graduates for a... more »»

NASA-Russia relationship could carry danger with it

April 14, 2014 NASA officials revealed this week that in protest of Russian actions in Ukraine, the U.S. space agency is suspending most cooperation with its Russian counterpart. more »»

Heroin problem can only be solved with community resolve

April 13, 2014 There is something about a public airing that tends to crystallize a community problem. more »»

Obama administration not enforcing law protecting bald eagles

April 12, 2014 It should be clear to Americans that President Barack Obama’s opinion is that the law is what he and he alone says it is — even if it encourages wholesale slaughter of bald eagles, the nation’s... more »»

Transportation bill will have big impact on local roads

April 11, 2014 If you are wondering whether the state transportation bill will create more state highway work in the area, the numbers should answer the question. In the Williamsport area alone, $5. more »»

Long overdue records management system is online for city

April 10, 2014 Williamsport city police now have a computerized records management syste. more »»

Transportation bill's fruits about to show in region's bridges

April 8, 2014 The state transportation bill passed last fall to solve Pennsylvania’s highway and bridge woes carries with it some unwelcome outcomes. more »»

Public gets second chance at Route 220 safety plan input

April 8, 2014 There are 22,000 motorists who each day travel Route 220 between Woodward and Piatt townships. That makes the stretch of highway one of the busiest locally. more »»

Why the secrecy regarding Holder's personal flights?

April 7, 2014 Nearly 400 airplane flights that were taken for personal reasons by Attorney General Eric Holder and other top Justice Department officials were not included in government reports on use of aircraf. more »»

Zoning expansion of downtown district can be launching pad

April 6, 2014 Zoning changes aren’t the most sexy of government actions. more »»

Exempt volunteer fire department from Obamacare regulations

April 5, 2014 For many years, many residents of our area have been able to count on volunteer fire departments to come to our aid in emergencies. more »»

Heroin task force taking big public step Saturday

April 4, 2014 We’ve seen it countless times. A well-intentioned committee is formed to counter a community ill. There’s a lot of talk at the start but not much action and the problem-solving momentum dries up. more »»

Heroes breakfast underscores richness of our community

April 3, 2014 Helping people in need or facing an emergency is what the American Red Cross has been about since its founding. more »»

Out of disaster rises a stronger local freight bridge

April 2, 2014 In September 2011, 100-year flood waters devastated the railroad bridge over Loyalsock Creek in Montoursville. more »»

River Walk access, parking about to get much better

April 1, 2014 The Susquehanna River Walk has become a unique asset that highlights the river and natural beauty that are the stamps of our area. There’s only one problem. more »»

FHA drags feet on commercial drones

March 31, 2014 There are all sorts of possibilities for using unmanned drone aircraft to make our lives better. No pun intended, but the sky’s the limit. Except in the United States. more »»

It's easy to make a villain of the natural gas industry

March 30, 2014 The state's Independent Fiscal Office, a nonpartisan office of the state Legislature, recently reported that Pennsylvania's taxes on the natural gas drilling boom are among the lowest in the nation. more »»



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