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Agencies cancel annual holiday basket efforts

October 25, 2014 There will be no Christmas baskets this year from two local organizations because of a change in program and too much demand, but they have found alternatives to help the community in other way. more »»

Rebuke over letter to editor has city park commission chairwoman crying foul play

October 25, 2014 The city chairwoman of the Brandon Park and Shade Tree Commission claims members of the city Recreation Commission were rude and unprofessional to her during a closed executive session Tuesday after... more »»

Woman seeks ethics inquiry into officials

October 25, 2014 The chairwoman of a local political action committee is pursuing an ethics investigation into alleged activity by Lycoming County commissioners. more »»

United Way campaign off to slow start

October 25, 2014 Nearing the midpoint of its annual campaign, the slow pace of the countywide appeal has Lycoming County United Way officials expressing concer. more »»

1-year lease agreement signed for continued use of Bowman Field

October 25, 2014 City Council unanimously approved a one-year lease agreement between the city and Williamsport Crosscutters who play at Bowman Field. more »»

Remains of French ship being reassembled in Texas

October 25, 2014 AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A frigate carrying French colonists to the New World that sank in a storm off the Texas coast more than 300 years ago is being reassembled into a display that archeologists hope... more »»

Solutions, stories of recovery at meeting

October 24, 2014 The Lycoming County Heroin Task Force offered plenty of testimony and — perhaps more importantly — an overall message of hope to about 100 people who attended the group’s Community in Action meeting... more »»

Music program ‘excited’ about future site

October 24, 2014 Next year, Uptown will be downtown. more »»

Funds awarded for Grafius Run project in Loyalsock Township

October 24, 2014 A stormwater management project associated with Grafius Run headwaters is planned near a Loyalsock Township farm property. more »»


October 23, 2014 MUNCY — With potatoes stuffed into their backpacks, the kindergarteners walked two-by-two, delivering the tubers to Son Light House. more »»

Hike OK’d for certain water, sewer customers

October 23, 2014 Some customers of the Williamsport Municipal Water and Sanitary Authority will see increases in their quarterly rates starting Jan. 1. Others, who use less water, will see a reduction in their bill. more »»

State police investigating store robbery

October 23, 2014 State police are investigating an armed robbery in which a man walked into the Sheetz store on Route 220 in Woodward Township and told a clerk “to empty a cash register” about 1:30 a.m. Wednesday. more »»

Fright and delight and trick or treat

October 23, 2014 Several municipalities are switching trick or treat traditional hours to the night or days before Halloween, and there’s no shortage of haunted happening. more »»

Early learning can make a big difference

October 23, 2014 As a champion of investments in early education, Lloyd Lamm presented information and statistics to drive home his message that the brains of small children need to be properly stimulated. more »»

Spooky, fun Halloween event slated for Brandon Park

October 23, 2014 The city’s done away with its traditional Halloween parade along West Fourth Street in favor of a new concept at Brandon Park. more »»

Sun-Gazette forums will feature House candidates

October 23, 2014 The Sun-Gazette and Backyard Broadcasting will sponsor two political forums on Wednesday involving the two contested state assembly seats in the county. more »»

OL supervisors support repeal of Biggert resolution

October 23, 2014 Old Lycoming Township supervisors voted 3-0 last week to support a resolution calling for the repeal of the federal Biggert-Waters Act, which has led to a hike in flood insurance costs and increased... more »»

Official says rampage was terrorism

October 23, 2014 OTTAWA, Ontario — A masked gunman killed a soldier standing guard at Canada’s war memorial Wednesday, then stormed Parliament in an attack that was stopped cold when he was shot to death by the... more »»

Chief: Howard Street fire started on front porch

October 23, 2014 The late-afternoon fire at Brenda McAllister’s home at 609 Howard St. on Tuesday started in a trash can on the front porch, city Fire Chief C. Dean Heinbach said. more »»

Pennsylvania lawyers torn over judge’s suspension

October 23, 2014 HARRISBURG (AP) — Pennsylvania’s legal community is torn over the suspension of state Supreme Court Justice Seamus McCaffery by his fellow justices amid a pornographic email scandal and a nasty feud... more »»



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