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False accusation

December 15, 2013

During the city budget work sessions Councilwoman Bonnie Katz observed how the city-operated recreation department has more accountability than its predecessor at the YMCA and is offering programs......

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USABorn

Dec-15-13 2:49 AM

Right on Scott!!!!

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MimLogue

Dec-15-13 6:03 AM

I feel we have lost a generation of youngsters in the tradesman blocks , they long to play soccer or sports in general, Parents working cant drive kids, most kids that are in the area between Campbell and Cemetery.They just want to run to an open space where they can throw or kick a ball,The field (always locked)at the center is not user friendly and should be, We lost a generation of young uns.

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spike2

Dec-15-13 6:08 AM

Mim, C'mon. they used to be tradesman blocks, now they are an epicenter. In fairness to Mim, her buildings are palaces compared to most and it is sad she is losing through no fault of her own.

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hopeforfuture

Dec-15-13 8:17 AM

If the City ever did anything that would actually make the children and teens in Williamsport feel they had a place to go without getting into trouble. Well. That would take a miracle. They are always ready to give money to someone but forget the real focus is children.

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eriklatranyi

Dec-15-13 8:21 AM

Sorry, but this whole argument that if kids had things to do, crime would go down, is a load of feces.

We have poured millions into our cities for recreation and no results.

I grow tired of these arguments that are simply meant to spend more money.

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spike2

Dec-15-13 10:13 AM

micro-managing the rec time for kids is another problem. How did we survive without organized activities? It might do kids a bit of good to be creative about the use of their spare time. I can remember saying I didn't have anything to do and my parents told me to find something to do. I did and I never went to juvenile detention.

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eriklatranyi

Dec-15-13 11:38 AM

Spike is right.

Kids lack creativity. It is not promoted in schools as much.

We do not want a society of drones.

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nobud74

Dec-15-13 1:38 PM

fromtheport, nice, you are a turd.

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BornHere

Dec-15-13 2:24 PM

Agreed.

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spike2

Dec-16-13 8:21 AM

Erik - so sorry to hear about your Dad. I did look at your page and what wonderful pictures. Hope you find comfort in knowing he had a life well-lived.

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Blue02

Dec-16-13 8:43 AM

We don't live in your days Eric, perhaps you've neglected to notice the ****** epidemic that surrounds our kids. We can't just toss the kids out the back door anymore. Programs that keep them off the street are vital. It's time to reclaim your streets, and parks. I would encourage you to invest in your future leaders. Mentor this youths, believe it or not, many can be saved.

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