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Conditions improve after brutal Nor’easter

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Now that the wintry mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain is over, the weather conditions look good up through the heavily traveled days before Thanksgiving and through shopping days of Black Friday and the weekend ahead, a meteorologist said. Aaron Tyburski, a meterologist with the National ...

Lycoming County pension increase to be considered

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The Lycoming County Retirement Board will consider approving a cost of living adjustment, increasing the monthly pensions received by county retirees, at a meeting in December. The board held a lengthy discussion on the matter Thursday with intent to vote but, without all members present, the ...

Commissioners approve $440K for radio system overhaul

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The Lycoming County commissioners approved a $440,000 contract Thursday with MCM Consulting Group for work developing the countywide radio system overhaul, projected to cost about $7.4 million. That $7.4 million price tag, established through a nine-month study recently completed by the ...

How low can he go?

Letters

The 2020 presidential election should be a real doozy. The Trump campaign playbook in this midterm election was focused on hate, fear, and lies. Just a day prior to the election, multiple media outlets cancelled an ad with potentially racial overtones that the Trump campaign was running. ...

Planning

Letters

The unexpected, plan for it – buyer’s remorse as in buying stocks on the market and particularly seller’s remorse. These stressful and regretful happenings, some coming from your own proclivities, can be reduced or weakened by following some Biblical truths: How can you benefit from the ...

Social Security

Letters

Why is the Social Security fund on the verge of bankruptcy, when welfare isn’t? There are several answers. One might be our government is taking money out of our Social Security fund to help finance welfare and pay off unpaid college loans and foreign aid. We senior citizens who worked and ...

Six left homeless after devastating blaze

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MUNCY — A family of six was left homeless after their home on Mechanic Street sustained extensive damage in a fire late Wednesday morning. “Everything’s ruined,” Greg Foltz said as the 45-year-old former truck driver looked at the damage to his home at 116 E. Mechanic St. that he ...

Girl’s name lives on through love of music

Health

Though she has been gone over three years, the name and the memory of Angelina Miele still live on through the music that she loved. Angelina, 11, who lived in Montoursville and Loyalsock Township, died in July 2015 from a rare form of cancer — synovial sarcoma. Her love of music spured ...

Budget talks ongoing: Reassessment, library highlighted

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JERSEY SHORE — Lycoming County’s projected deficit for 2019 remains about $9.5 million, as presented at the final hearing for the preliminary 2019 budget Wednesday evening in Jersey Shore. Taking into account the $9 million bond to be taken out before the end of this year, $6.4 million ...

City mayor: Tax increase likely for 2019 budget

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Williamsport’s proposed 2019 budget with each department’s expense and revenue will be unveiled by Mayor Gabriel J. Campana on Nov. 20. Campana said city pension increases, paying for health care and unfunded mandates such as the levee recertification of $16 million, if done in the next ...

$2.2M Marsh Hill bridge construction sees completion

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MARSH HILL — Officials from McIntyre Township, Lycoming County and other areas gathered at the Pleasant Stream Road bridge, directly off Route 14, to celebrate its completion Wednesday afternoon. The bridge replacement project took three years and cost $2.2 million. Only about 5 percent of ...

Loyalsock Track, field building draws concern, work session set

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School personnel shared concerns that the construction of a $280,000 track team building would end up being piecemeal during the Loyalsock Township School Board meeting Wednesday night. A public work session will be held at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 28. “When I look at everything we’ve done in the ...

Montgomery plans paving and Christmas parade

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MONTGOMERY — Montgomery Borough Council informed the public Tuesday night that East Houston Avenue is ready for paving after sewer and water line work recently was completed. The borough also is planning a Christmas parade at 1 p.m. Dec. 8, with a back-up plan to postpone to Dec. 15 if ...

The blame game

Letters

It has finally happened. Some rich character is suing their doctor because someone famous died due to drugs. Here is some food for thought. Do any of your medications tell you to take them? They sit in your house in closed containers and say nothing. You have to make a conscious decision to ...

Not fit for tourists

Letters

Planning on a trip to visit California anytime soon? There are probably a few facts you need to know. In his book, Tucker Carlson noted the city of Los Angeles had 55,188 homeless people and 75 percent of them were living in the open air of the city. The homeless were found passed out on ...

Gun control

Letters

Liberals demand more gun control after every shooting, but they never demand more border control after every rape and murder by an illegal alien. I have no problem with vigorous background checks, but do the same for immigration and voter ID. Charles Ardell South Williamsport

Commissioners break down preliminary $9.5M deficit

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With few changes from the preliminary Lycoming County 2019 budget presented last week, the commissioners broke down the projected $9.5 million general fund deficit at their second budget hearing Tuesday in Hughesville. The commissioners intend to float a $9 million bond by the end of ...

5 charged with drug offenses over weekend

Police Fire and Court

Five people were arrested during the weekend on a variety of drug charges, including three people who allegedly conspired to sell a quarter pound of methamphetamine from a High Street home, city police said. Walter Brown, 33, and Ronald Martin, 36, both of 812 High St., along with Gwendolyn ...

A student’s story: Thursday night lights

Education

While thinking about this week’s column, I considered Powderpuff, but dismissed the idea because I worried it was too cliche. Yet it seemed that in every one of my classes, people were excited about Powderpuff. So excited that I could no longer ignore it. The excitement begins in October ...

Developer’s request to expand business district approved

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The Williamsport Planning Commission gave a positive recommendation Tuesday to a developer’s proposal to expand the Central Business District to include a building he owns at West Third and Hepburn streets and move the district west to Center Street. Developer Herman Logue informed the ...