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Park hoops dilemma creates unnecessary divisions in city

May 6, 2014 The City of Williamsport has spent $500,000 and four years developing a security camera setup to detect and prevent crime. Of the 10 cameras operating, four are in Memorial Park. more »»

Team Williamsport: Good concept, smarter execution needed

May 4, 2014 Let’s start with a basic premise: The Team Williamsport concept as presented by Assistant Police Chief Tim Miller and Mayor Gabriel J. more »»

Congress needs to keep EPA under control

May 4, 2014 Few federal officials have the kind of virtually unbridled power enjoyed by the Environmental Protection Agency. more »»

More effort needed for servicemen suffering mental challenges

May 3, 2014 Programs to help U.S. servicemen and women suffering from mental challenges, including post-traumatic stress disorder, have been around for decades. Clearly, more effort needs to be put into them. more »»

Gridlock reduction goal of Hughesville traffic alternatives

May 2, 2014 The intersection of Route 220 and 405 in Hughesville has always been a busy place at certain times of the day. And that was before the gas industry set up shop in the area several years ag. more »»

Grassroots group gives Memorial Pool hope for the future

May 1, 2014 A grassroots organization hopes to be the key ingredient in a community effort to raise $50,000 to help with costs of the repair, improvement and expansion of the Memorial Park Pool complex. more »»

State's jobless rate indicates a positive trend

April 30, 2014 This is a political year on the state level, so it's best to just stick to the numbers when considering Pennsylvania's unemployment figures. more »»

Numbers illustrate depth of state pension deficit

April 29, 2014 State Senate Majority Leader Dominic Pileggi brought a clear message with him to a Williamsport-Lycoming Chamber of Commerce breakfast recently. The state's pension system needs to be fixed. more »»

Marathon brings back sober reality regarding terrorism

April 28, 2014 With the recent one-year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombing comes the realization that it might not have occurred had U.S. intelligence agencies merely heeded warnings from Russia. more »»

Route 220 plans outpacing change in driver habits

April 27, 2014 “It’s very difficult to change driver behavior, but what we can do is improve the safety of the roa. more »»

Variety of funding streams helping revitalize the city

April 26, 2014 Lots of long-overdue and much-needed work is scheduled to be done in Williamsport this year, thanks to a variety of funding streams approved by City Council this week. more »»

The state's boring path may be best direction for future

April 25, 2014 The Pennsylvania Secretary of Revenue Don Meuser was in the region last week on a factual tour to illustrate the accomplishment of Gov. Tom Corbett, his boss, who is seeking a second term. more »»

Illegal immgrant numbers show lack of care for law

April 24, 2014 At times it seems few in the federal government worry much about enforcing the law. Millions of illegal immigrants are evidence of that. more »»

Pact helps county prison overcrowding, but doesn't solve it

April 23, 2014 The Lycoming County commissioners approved an agreement last week with Columbia County Prison for housing female inmates to alleviate prison overcrowdin. more »»

Don't overthink the slump in 2013 of gas industry

April 22, 2014 The Multi-State Shale Research Collaborative studying the impact of Marcellus shale drilling over a five-state area that includes our region did not exactly give the industry rave reviews for 2013 i... more »»

Fall election will bring full debate on critical issues

April 20, 2014 The upcoming Primary Election does not pit Democrats against Republicans. That happens in the fall General Election. more »»

The tide against coal turns in Germany as energy reality sets in

April 19, 2014 It is appropriate that a major conference on climate change — and what to do about it — was held recently in Berli. more »»

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 »»



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