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3-percent tuition hikes OK, but can’t be a yearly thing

July 24, 2014 Students at Pennsylvania’s 14 state-owned universities will see tuition increase by about 3 percent in the coming school year that begins next month. more »»

Can anything save disastrous U.S. foreign policies?

July 23, 2014 At least President Barack Obama has always made it clear he prefers dabbling in domestic policy and doesn’t understand much about foreign relations. more »»

LCUW allocations: Community generosity answers many needs

July 22, 2014 The fruits of the Lycoming County United Way’s annual fundraising campaign showed themselves with the recent announcement of distribution of $1.3 million. more »»

Congress should rein in the EPA on multiple fronts

July 21, 2014 Most Americans probably believe the main threat they face from the Environmental Protection Agency is higher electric bills and devastation to the economies of coal-mining states. That is incorrect. more »»

There’s a state budget in place, but no one is happy

July 20, 2014 There's a state budget in place for the fiscal year that began July 1. But no one seems particularly happy with the spending plan for Pennsylvania. more »»

IRS abuse likely will go unpunished, unless trend is changed

July 19, 2014 No reasonable person can doubt some Internal Revenue Service officials abused their power in harassing conservative organizations. But it is unlikely anything ever will be done to punish them. more »»

High court strikes blow for public workers’ rights

July 18, 2014 We are intrigued by a recent Supreme Court that said thousands of home health care workers in the state of Illinois cannot be required to pay fees that help cover a union's costs of collective... more »»

The Center revival takes baby steps with hoops, opening

July 17, 2014 The basketball hoops are back in one part of Williamsport – Flanigan Park. And the Campbell Street Community Center is reopening. more »»

Williamsport's healthy ranking no surprise, given the local assets

July 16, 2014 The Greater Williamsport Area has an acknowledged heroin problem. more »»

Survey shows state gas drilling support stands at 58 percent

July 15, 2014 A recent Quinnipiac University poll revealed Pennsylvanians support drilling for natural gas by a nearly 2-to-1 margin. more »»

Saving the VA: A disturbing Washington pattern is emerging

July 14, 2014 Leaders in the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives hope to reach agreement soon on a bill addressing the Department of Veterans Affairs scanda. more »»

Civil War monument brings reminder that should prompt pride

July 13, 2014 We live in an age when it is not cool to remember and be reverent of history. Everything is in the here and now. History is something that happened 20 minutes ago. more »»

When it comes to terrorists, drop the political correctness

July 12, 2014 Boko Haram, in Nigeria, uses tactics such as surrounding churches, then burning them down to kill all insid. more »»

Way’s Garden – a city ‘anchor’ – ready for a transformation

July 11, 2014 The richness of a community is reflected in "anchors" – those places that distinguish it from any other community. more »»

Hopefully, sale of The Center starts needed renaissance

July 10, 2014 The Center, going back generations when it had different names, has always been a positive meeting place for a variety of community activities, all of them geared to creating positive growth in... more »»

Popular Riverwalk finally gets parking and safer access

July 9, 2014 The River Walk that encircles Williamsport and South Williamsport at the Susquehanna River has been popular to bicyclists, walkers and runners since it opened in 2010. more »»

Rare ruling makes public access to records easier

July 8, 2014 A Pennsylvania court ruled recently that the Office of Open Records has the authority to order a private review of records to decide disputes about access to government documents and information. more »»

Despite funding boosts, Social Security service seems to be decreasing

July 7, 2014 Try getting an answer to your questions about government retirement benefits by calling your local Social Security office. Let’s hope you have plenty of time to wait ... and wait ... and wait. more »»

This time, momentum for development of ‘Old City’ is real

July 6, 2014 Can the “Old City” become a new revitalized part of the City of Williamsport? Only the future holds that answer. more »»

How is administration getting away with lies unacceptable in the past?

July 5, 2014 Using illegal methods to harm one’s political opponents, then lying to cover it up, is serious business, as former President Richard Nixon learned. more »»



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