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Survey shows public union members want paycheck protection

March 2, 2014 A state “paycheck protection” proposal is drawing the ire of Pennsylvania union leaders, who have been rallying and lobbying strongly against it. And it’s no wonde. more »»

Military needs to do more to curb sexual assaults

March 1, 2014 Many senior leaders in the armed forces admit the military has a serious problem in how it handles sexual assaults. more »»

Grove Street Commons answers a big need

February 28, 2014 The City of Williamsport developed some serious housing problems when the natural gas drilling industry descended on the area several years ago. more »»

Military cuts unmask scary, wrong approach

February 28, 2014 The defense department cuts announced Monday by Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel represent faulty choices that jeopardize the department’s ability to safeguard the nation. more »»

Bolstered by gas industry, city near top of national list

February 27, 2014 When you live in an area, you know all its warts. So it's only natural that we tend to take for granted the area we live in, not seeing the positives that are around us every day. more »»

Responsibility key to keeping purpose of Castle Doctrine

February 26, 2014 There was a very fruitful public discussion about the state’s self-defense laws sponsored last week by state Rep. more »»

Development of east business district in city moves forward

February 25, 2014 The city’s focus toward developing the central business district of its eastern end reached new heights last week with a City Council-approved application for grant money and a study partnership wit... more »»

Obama stubborn on Keystone Pipeline, marijuana support

February 24, 2014 Say one thing for President Barack Obama: When he sets priorities, he sticks to them. Take the proposed Keystone XL Pipeline, which could help the U.. more »»

County correctly moving forward on day-reporting center

February 23, 2014 It’s not the complete answer for Lycoming County’s chronic prison overcrowding, but a day reporting center is clearly being seen as a big step forward to solving the problem. more »»

The EPA stacks the deck on 'public listening'

February 22, 2014 Talk about stacking the deck: The Environmental Protection Agency has released information on its “Public Listening” sessions to hear opinions on its proposed new regulations for coal-fired power... more »»

Bowman Field roof repairs: The price of preserving history

February 21, 2014 The City of Williamsport has an historic jewel in Bowman Field. more »»

Liquid fuels fund gets boost from transportation bill

February 20, 2014 The new state transportation funding bill passed in the fall includes a hefty gasoline tax hike at the pump that no one is thrilled about. more »»

Rodriguez chooses suspension over discomfort of trial

February 19, 2014 Pitchers and catchers reported to the spring training sites of Major League Baseball teams last week, the welcome harbinger of spring. The rest of the rosters are reporting this week. more »»

Consultants' price a good investment for city so far

February 18, 2014 The City of Williamsport’s economic development plan for the next two years will include two consulting firms as part of the strategy. At a cost of $300,000. more »»

Outrageous scheme could cost taxpayers up to $100 million

February 17, 2014 Members of Congress are beginning to hear about an outrageous scheme that may have cost taxpayers as much as $100 millio. more »»

This state budget must include fix for pension crisis

February 16, 2014 Pennsylvania ranks 48th out of the 50 states when they are measured by the share of annual pension contributions made since 2003. more »»

EPA: Evidence mounts of insufficiently policed, arrogant bureaucracy

February 15, 2014 Among those responsible for the government’s war on coal and reasonable electricity prices was a now-retired U.S. Environmental Protection Agency official named John C. Beal. more »»

Early returns on city rental ordinance appear to be good

February 14, 2014 City of Williamsport officials say the rental ordinance that went into effect Jan. 1 is working. They have numbers and anecdotal evidence to make their point. more »»

Talk not being matched by money for city pool work

February 13, 2014 The City of Williamsport has secured $700,000 for renovation and reopening of the Memorial Pool by 2015. It has selected a consultant to design the renovations. more »»

Community's future quality may depend on task force success

February 12, 2014 The Heroin Task Force of Lycoming County has reached the strategy implementation phase of its existence. more »»



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