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Mayor: Outlaws locked out of Bowman Field

January 25, 2013

The professional hockey team that played outdoors at Bowman Field from Oct. 24 until last Saturday has been locked out of the stadium by order of Mayor Gabriel ....

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BilltownB

Jan-26-13 12:17 AM

I wonder if anyone checked the team's credit rating before bringing them in to town? It always seemed odd that the owner was so willing to move his team from NJ to play an outdoor venue in Williamsport.

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bryan48

Jan-25-13 6:06 PM

The sole shining point here is that Mr. Lyons is being a very respectable person by letting these guys stay without making it a hostile situation as most would do. Having met some of the staff, not players, I cannot say as a whole many will miss the team.

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wwhickok

Jan-25-13 12:13 PM

Someone made a good point in an earlier comment too. He locked them out and made it so they can't get their jerseys and equipment..okay? Who cares, don't most teams get new equipment and jerseys on a daily basis? (I don't actually know the answer to that) Furthermore, all of this just means we'll still end up paying for the dismantling and disposal of the rink that is now useless.

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LaughIn

Jan-25-13 11:23 AM

More like protecting himself! His song and puffy chest better take the spotlight off of the truth, because a "town beating" would be against the law, right?

Shirley this is all a nightmare

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enoughalready

Jan-25-13 11:03 AM

Thank goodness East End! He was as good a teacher as he is mayor.....

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Shirly

Jan-25-13 10:43 AM

Whew...I'm a little late to this party - 24 comments already. Just have to add one observation. It's a part of a quote from Clownpana: "I am not confused and not mixed up. I am protecting the taxpayers."

Yeah, he really said that. Not that I believe him - but I thought it was good for a laugh. That's what clowns are for, I guess. Honestly ya gotta laugh or you'd just cry over this mess.

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EastEnd

Jan-25-13 10:42 AM

He will not return to the classroom. WASD is not holding a job for him.

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LaughIn

Jan-25-13 10:19 AM

Another, January 23 City seeks payment of utility bills for arena

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LaughIn

Jan-25-13 10:06 AM

January 19, Mayor: City committee to discuss outstanding bills related to ice rink.

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enoughalready

Jan-25-13 10:00 AM

LaughIn- where is this rant? I can't find it.

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LaughIn

Jan-25-13 9:44 AM

Thanks for confirming that unpublished information enoughalready. Aruthanus ranted on my the other day and after reading it, I knew exactly where they worked.

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stacey21

Jan-25-13 9:43 AM

I'll show you,(while puffing his chest out).I'll change the locks after you're already gone. Now that's funny

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enoughalready

Jan-25-13 9:26 AM

Laugh In- not just surnames, actual co-workers received checks.

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enoughalready

Jan-25-13 9:24 AM

Every time Gabe opens his mouth I feel better about my vote..... The only sad thing about this idiot leaving office is he'll return to the classroom....

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LaughIn

Jan-25-13 8:57 AM

Open your eyes! Weldnpipe and Aruthanus suggested the other day that NO JOBS were brought here as a result of "the outlaws". They suggested all workers were "volunteers", ALL and NOT ONE paycheck was headed to anyone with the sir names matching the mayors coworkers. Checks were written, why doesn't anyone want to tell the truth?

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wwhickok

Jan-25-13 8:42 AM

Eric, you're wrong. First of all, As a CITIZEN OF WILLIAMSPORT (to oldbilltown) I do not have a problem with Khol's, I did have a problem with the hockey team. If it were an NHL Hockey team, or heck even an NHL affiliate like the Crosscutters are, with its own arena, it might have gotten a warmer welcome but only if the arena had been built in a time that financially allowed it on a realistic cost. I do have a problem with the city continuing to spend money to build things like Hotels and so on to get more 'visitors'. They should focus on improving what is already here for the people who live here.

As far as the citizens not wanting anything nice, Community Arts Center, Cinema Theater, Bowman Field, just to name a few are very nice, the CAC isn't cheap but TONS of people still utilize it. It's a great attraction. The outdoor hockey league didn't make sense. The CAC, Bowman Field, The movie theater, etc.. those make sense.

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Port99

Jan-25-13 8:26 AM

Seriously who voted for this guy? He's protecting the taxpayers now? Should've been protecting them from the get go. In what world would someone want to watch a minor league hockey team play in frigid weather? Get real. And for all those who so enjoyed the ice...that's all this illustrious mayor needed to put in place. Would've been a lot less money and a lot less heartache.

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fromtheport

Jan-25-13 8:21 AM

This mayor should stay out of the buisness sector. He consistently cost us money everytime he tries to help. Mr. Campana sometimes people are just not good at things, for you it is buisness.

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oldbilltown

Jan-25-13 7:52 AM

Out of curiosity, how many of the commenters here and on other city threads actually live in the city? Not that you have to live in the city to comment, but city initiatives create benefits for nonresidents and taxes for residents, so I sometimes wonder why nonresidents complain about things like this, Kohls, etc.

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oldbilltown

Jan-25-13 7:52 AM

Out of curiosity, how many of the commenters here and on other city threads actually live in the city? Not that you have to live in the city to comment, but city initiatives create benefits for nonresidents and taxes for residents, so I sometimes wonder why nonresidents complain about things like this, Kohls, etc.

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spike2

Jan-25-13 7:42 AM

Will not miss this at all. We get a tax increase, the city gets more unexpected bills. Eric ,88- the idea may be nice, for some. The attendance did not support the idea.The Community Arts Center is not cheap. They manage to stay open. Most people probably are not interested in freezing to see a minor league team. the city could have an ice for kids to skate. We are the same city that can't keep pools open in the summer.

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jeff33

Jan-25-13 7:39 AM

CONFUSED or MIXED UP?

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Bingo1

Jan-25-13 7:35 AM

what a joke this mayor is, somebody please tell him that outlaws left town on monday, locking them out now is too late and means nothing. Maybe he can sell their jerseys on ebay ten bucks at a time to collect for the electric bills.

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eric88

Jan-25-13 7:15 AM

This town has absolutely no room or desire for anything nice like hockey. Besides, you have to pay to see it. The townsfolk desire worthless black hole financial support for abused welfare programs and centers.

of course "pee" poor planning on the city government had hockey doomed from the start....

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DavidBross

Jan-25-13 7:11 AM

What about the rink itself? It seems it may become a liability for the city. And why would the Mayor need to make a point of saying he is not confused or mixed up? Perhaps future articles will shed some light on these questions.

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