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VA mess cries out for complete probe and full disclosure

June 2, 2014 No wonder so many veterans of military service have lost all faith in promises made by the government they defended. more »»

Gas industry talk remains much too politically focused

June 1, 2014 Issues regarding gas drilling in Pennsylvania almost always evolve into a politicized discussion, so it is good to stick to the facts from time to time. more »»

Nigerian schoolgirl incident should be last straw for Boko Haram

May 31, 2014 It took headlines about nearly 300 kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls for the U.S. to offer that country help in fighting the Boko Haram terrorists responsible. more »»

Minimum-wage would be bad for labor force consumers

May 30, 2014 The drive to raise the national minimum wage to $10.10 is the feel-good legislation of the moment. And it's no wonder. more »»

Human services fund solution lies in better budget management

May 29, 2014 The news for local human service agencies wasn’t the best when Pete Tartline, executive deputy secretary for Pennsylvania’s Office of the Budget, came calling last week. Tartline outlined Gov. more »»

Brotherhood honorees define the richness of our community

May 28, 2014 The richness of our community was defined in the honorees at last week’s annual Brotherhood Alliance dinner. Pickelner Awards were given to American Rescue Workers Col. more »»

Land Management Bureau fails to follow its own rules

May 27, 2014 Federal regulators demand that the rest of us, including individuals, companies and states, comply with rules intended to safeguard the environment. more »»

This Memorial Day carries D-Day history, VA embarrasment

May 26, 2014 This Memorial Day comes with historic and real life touchpoints to remind us that those who have served in the military deserve respect and admiration well beyond the everyday courtesies. more »»

Politics guides environmental policy of this administration

May 24, 2014 Science, not politics, guides environmental policy in his administration, President Barack Obama insists. No, it does not. more »»

Ditch the flippant attitude for real Benghazi answers

May 24, 2014 Even looming select House committee hearings didn't change the Obama administration's demeanor toward killings of four Americans at the United States embassy headquarters in Benghazi, including... more »»

Destination 2014: Finance details still need to be finalized

May 23, 2014 The Destination 2014 Town Center project is an ambitious remake of an entire block of downtown Williamsport that is full of potential and great ideas. more »»

Zoning board acts correctly with OK of day reporting center

May 22, 2014 The plans for the Lycoming County Day Reporting Center took a huge, though difficult, step forward last week with Williamsport Zoning Hearing Board approval of an appeal of an earlier rejection. more »»

Strong copyright law supports journalism, informed communities

May 21, 2014 Every day, city hall reporters at local newspapers distill hours of city council meetings into cogent stories that inform readers about how their elected officials are spending their tax dollars. more »»

Recent actions show Putin not being swayed by the world

May 20, 2014 Russian leader Vladimir Putin laughed off U.S. "sanctions" on individuals and companies in his country a few weeks ago. President Barack Obama's reaction to that was – more of the same. New U.S. more »»

Don't send wrong message; Vote in Tuesday's election

May 19, 2014 We won’t sugarcoat it. There is not a lot that is going to be decided in Tuesday’s Primary Election. more »»

City hot-button issues need second look and calm rethinking

May 18, 2014 Williamsport Mayor Gabriel J. Campana is doubling down and saying the basketball hoops at Memorial Park are down for good. more »»

Campaign for Stotz stamp makes all the sense in the world

May 16, 2014 In 1952, city resident Michael Marchese was delivering telegrams for Western Union when he met Carl Stot. more »»

FEC caught in the government wrongdoing web – with no fallout

May 16, 2014 You've seen it happen dozens of times: A government official breaks the law. He or she is "severely reprimanded" and forced to resign. And there the episode end. more »»

Dropping of state voter ID pursuit is disappointing

May 15, 2014 Count us disappointed that Gov. Tom Corbett has chosen not to appeal a judge’s decision denying use of the state's voter identification law. more »»

Bases Loaded project gives city entrance that is one-of-a-kind

May 14, 2014 Every city would like to have something visual at its entrance that captures how the city is identified, but very few municipalities are able to establish that sort of dramatic signature. more »»



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