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City Council confronts ‘challenging’ tax hike in budget

City Council began Thursday night to tackle a “challenging” tax-hike proposed budget of $27.2 million. Mayor Gabriel J. Campana has proposed a real estate tax increase of 0.65-mills that council appeared poised to adjust higher. The city financial picture is one that starts out with a ...

NFL roundup: Luck, Colts earn 5th consecutive win

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Andrew Luck threw three touchdown passes, Adam Vinatieri kicked a 32-yard field goal as time expired and Indianapolis beat Miami for its fifth consecutive victory, 27-24, on Sunday. Indianapolis (6-5) scored 13 points in the final 8 1/2 minutes to erase a 10-point ...

Men’s basketball roundup: Furman stuns Villanova

VILLANOVA, Pa. (AP) — Jordan Lyons scored 17 points, Matt Rafferty and Clay Mounce each had 15, and Furman stunned defending national champion Villanova in overtime, 76-68, on Saturday. Noah Gurley and Alex Hunter added 13 points apiece for the surging Paladins, who have started 5-0 for the ...

County official suggests consolidating Jersey Shore polling wards

JERSEY SHORE — Borough councilmembers have a big change to think about: should the borough consolidate its four wards into two? Forrest Lehman, Lycoming County’s director of elections, proposed the idea to council Monday evening, stating Jersey Shore is one of at least three ...

Pamela A. Farrington

Pamela A. Farrington, 62, of Sullivan County, died on Nov. 3, 2018, at Highlands Care Center. She was born Oct. 4, 1956, in Lock Haven, a daughter of the late Thomas and Emily (Packard) Farrington. Pamela enjoyed hiking, fishing and the outdoors. In addition to her parents, she was ...

City fire platoon chief retires with 64K pension

A 28-year veteran of the city Bureau of Fire will receive a pension of more than $64,000, said pension and city financial officers Thursday during a Bureau of Fire Pension Board meeting. William “Russ” Clemons, who retired as a platoon chief, officially retired from the department this ...

Cora-nation! Rookie manager leads Red Sox to championship

LOS ANGELES — Hard to believe now, all these wins later, but the Alex Cora Era in Boston began with a loss. A brutal one, in fact. Opening day at Tropicana Field in late March, none of his late moves worked out as the bullpen blew a big lead in a 6-4 setback. No fan in New England would ...

SLIDESHOW: Muncy vs. Hughesville annual wing-eating contest

The annual Hughesville vs. Muncy cheerleaders and football players wing-eating contest was held at The New Tommy’s Sports Bar in Muncy Tuesday. Each year before the school’s football teams play the cheerleaders and football players pick four per team to see who can eat six chicken wings ...

Chiefs, Mahomes will get test in Patriots

There can be no better measuring stick for the Chiefs and young quarterback Patrick Mahomes than what they face Sunday night. Beat the Patriots in Foxborough and all that excitement in Kansas City might be validated. Remember, though, that the Chiefs, with Alex Smith, went into Gillette ...

Woman charged after overdose with daughter, 3, in next room

After leaving her 3-year-old daughter alone in a bedroom, Jennifer Berkebile went into a bathroom and overdosed on a controlled substance, collapsing on the floor in the family’s Jersey Shore apartment in the 300 block of Allegheny Street, according to Tiadaghton Valley Regional ...

A student’s story

My brother is a freshman at the high school this year. Watching him sometimes reminds me how I felt at his age, and how different his life is than mine as a senior. With a “freshman” course in my schedule though, I’m getting used to assigned seats and strict cell phone policies all over ...

South taxpayers decry spot appeals

The audience at South Williamsport Area School Board’s meeting Monday night was packed, almost entirely with people upset about the district’s spot appeals policy adopted this past spring. Under the policy, the district culls records of property sales in the district in the past three ...

Governor, GOP challenger face off at forum

HERSHEY — Pennsylvania’s Democratic governor and his Republican challenger met in their only formal appearance together in the fall campaign, in which moderator Alex Trebek of “Jeopardy!” fame needled the candidates on their mudslinging and pressed them on their perceived ...

Evangelical, Geisinger Health enter into new partnership

LEWISBURG — Geisinger Health will begin as early as January with a plan to contribute resources and money to Evangelical Community Hospital in the coming years in a joint effort to improve health care in the region. Kendra Aucker, Evangelical Community Hospital President and CEO, announced ...

Council hires firm for paving work

Montoursville Borough Council hired M&M Asphalt Corp. to pave the Mini-Park parking area on Broad St. at a cost of $12,258 during its regular monthly meeting Monday night. The firm submitted the lowest of among three bids for the work. The paving project originally called for taking ...

Township police charge 2 men with vehicle thefts

Two city men were arrested by Old Lycoming Township Police early Monday morning for allegedly breaking into vehicles in the township, according to Police Chief Joseph Hope. According to police reports, Duane Allen Solomon, 41, and Samuel Joseph Agor, 26, both of 1610 High St., were seen ...

Police chopper stirs debris during Penn State crowd control

STATE COLLEGE (AP) — A state police helicopter responding to unruly tailgaters before Penn State’s game with Ohio State on Saturday blew over tents and kicked up debris, with stunned reactions by onlookers recorded on social media. State police said Monday that a trooper suffered a broken ...

Bucs, Bears in 1st place? Who would have thunk it

There is no way anyone outside of Tampa or Chicago would have predicted the Bucs and Bears would both be first-place teams when they square off in Week 4. Sure, it’s still plenty early in the schedule. Yet there’s no denying both teams are ahead of schedule. Although the Buccaneers ...

JVB Check It Out

If you are looking for something to do in the Williamsport area, check out the Connect Williamsport website at www.connectwilliamsport.com. Connect Williamsport is a free service of the James V. Brown Library and is a clearinghouse for all community events taking place in the ...

Longlists for National Book Awards include 2 novels in verse

NEW YORK (AP) — A new novel by M.T. Anderson and a pair of novels in verse were among those on the National Book Awards longlist in young people’s literature. Also, an Italian novel translated by Jhumpa Lahiri was on the inaugural longlist of works from other languages. Anderson and ...