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Williamsport Municipal Water and Sanitary Authority reorganizes

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The Williamsport Municipal Water and Sanitary Authority has restructured its engineering department. The purpose is to tackle the continuing costs and engineering related to the levee recertification, the water and sanitary and engineering for the East Third Street Gateway project and the ...

Three-vehicle crash leaves one injured

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A three-vehicle crash occurred at Fourth and Market streets about 5:40 p.m. Tuesday as the young driver of the Toyota Avalon at left was experiencing a medical emergency, city police said. The driver was heading north on Market Street when his car and the Ford Fusion at right collided, police ...

Speaker at Lycoming College addresses latest state proposal

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looding, how to prevent it and how to pay for rebuilding flood-damaged homes and infrastructure was the focus of an open house Monday night, hosted by the Department of Environmental Protection. Officials from local municipalities, property owners and government officials were among the ...

Two motorists killed in separate crashes

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WATERVILLE – For the second time in three days, a motorist was killed in a crash on Little Pine Creek Road in Cummings Township, state police said Tuesday morning. Michael Conway, 40, of Dushore, died Sunday night at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, while undergoing emergency surgery for ...

Supervisors, farmers discuss flooding issues with DEP

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Farmers who are tired of watching their topsoil settle in the bottom of creek beds and township supervisors looking for answers on how to combat flooding and pay for the results of its devastation were among the attendees at the Department of Environmental Protection’s Open House Monday night ...

County to eliminate $40K staff position

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The Lycoming County commissioners will vote later this week to eliminate an administrative enforcement officer position from the collections department, saving between $35,000 and $50,000 per year. Due to some changes in the way the office does business, Thomas D. Heap, director, proposed ...

School district preps for upcoming budget process

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Authorizing the district solicitor to enter into a stipulation to settle an assessment appeal filed on behalf of Weis Markets, Inc., the Williamsport Area School District board approved an agenda item at its Tuesday meeting that will reduce the assessed value of the company’s property at 636 ...

What a sad state

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Without absolute proof (pictures or tapes), Michael Cohen shows no credibility. Anyone with their back against a wall will do or say anything to get out from under any wrong-doing they may have been involved in. Bengazi, Hillary? Destroying 35,000 emails, Hillary? Isn’t that the pot ...

Damage to home destroyed by fire exceeds $500,000

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Investigators returned Monday to the scene of Sunday’s early-morning blaze at the Poco Hills Estates in Loyalsock Township, where damage to Jean Soars’ home on Hillsdale Drive was expected to exceed $500,000, according to Cpl. Nicholas A. Loffredo, a state police fire marshal. Soars and ...

Ballfield name will change, but how soon?

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Just when people got used to seeing BB&T Bank at Bowman Field signs in and around the ballfield, another change is in store for fans. SunTrust Banks and BB&T Bank Corp. are planning to merge, and may require signage changes should the bank’s name change, said William E. Nichols Jr., ...

Republican commissioner candidates talk county issues

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The Williamsport-Lycoming County Council of Republican Women hosted a forum Monday afternoon that allowed several Republican candidates for commissioner to answer questions and discuss their platforms. Candidates John Bower, Jack McKernan, Tony Mussare, Scott Metzger, Chad Riley, Kathryn ...

Contractors begin assessing $17M Muncy School District project

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MUNCY — Contractors have begun to assess the start of a $17 million building and classroom renovation project at Muncy High School. Superintendant Dr. Craig Skaluba told Munch School Board members Monday that students and staff can anticipate a “pick up” in business related to ...

A tepid Trump response

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“It’s a shame. I think it’s a very sad thing when a thing like that happens.” This was President Trump’s feeble response to the recent arrest of domestic terrorist Christopher Hasson. A self-proclaimed white nationalist who had accumulated 15 weapons and a hit list of over 20 ...

Climate change evidence overwhelming

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The evidence that human activities are causing climate change that may soon be irreversible is overwhelming. We may have barely a decade left before the last tipping point. Yet the United States, once the most powerful and persuasive nation in the world, has failed to exert the leadership we ...

Language and TV

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Just now I turned on a CBS show, FBI, Tuesdays at 9pm. Not a cable channel not late at night. But less than 20 minutes in a suspect says," he is a controlling arrogant P - - -K." Really, that is allowed or is it the norm? I'm no prude, I have HBO, but this wasn't HBO. Why do we have movie ...

Dems vs. Trump

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Without absolute proof (pictures or tapes), Michael Cohen shows no credibility. Anyone with their back against a wall will do or say anything to get out from under any wrong-doing they may have been involved in. Bengazi, Hillary? Destroying 35,000 emails, Hillary? Isn’t that the pot ...

Chance of snow dwindles each day into March

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Ever since the National Weather Service in State College began recording the last annual measurable snowfall for Williamsport, March 27 is the day that stands out – on average – as the last day of snow each year, according to meteorologist John Banghoff However, by measurable, ...

Woman escapes early morning fire that destroyed her home

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A Loyalsock Township woman safely escaped her burning home in the Poco Hills Estates development early Sunday morning just moments before much of its interior became engulfed in flames. Jean Soars told investigators she heard crackling and then a “swooshing” sound as fire rapidly ...

Irish canal diggers laid foundations for Williamsport’s industry

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Despite 1800s xenophobia against the Irish, residents of Williamsport owe the ethnicity for the city’s status today. For, had it not been for the West Branch Canal and its workforce, Williamsport would have been resigned to another backwater borough. Propelled by the encouragement of a ...

Jersey Shore school introduces budget; city pays levee cost

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Locally elected and appointed officials voted on the following matters in the past week: Federal • The House voted 420-0 for a resolution calling for any final report in special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation to be made public. U.S. Rep. Glenn Thompson, R-Howard voted ...