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40 people officially become US citizens

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A long, sometimes nerve-wracking, process bore fruit Friday morning when 40 people representing 24 different countries were officially granted U.S. citizenship in a naturalization ceremony at the federal courthouse. “We were first an example to the world of freedom, of liberty,” U.S. ...

Remedial reading

Letters

I’ve uncovered a serious literacy problem in America. I tuned into Fox news the other night and watched newscasters, Republican senators, POTUS and even the Attorney General proudly announce that the Mueller Report showed no collusion with Russia’s effort to influence the 2016 election and ...

Stephanie: The right person!

Letters

It was not by accident you were asked to say the opening prayer to the opening session of the Pennsylvania Assembly. You, Stephanie Borowicz were the right person to ask. They didn’t know you don’t say a prayer, you pray it to Jesus God the Father. You prayed for everyone in that assembly ...

Awards recognize students in the performing arts

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The house lights dimmed and hundreds of audience members grew quiet as the Community Theatre League’s 11th annual Ray of Light awards kicked off on Saturday afternoon. Students, wearing in elegant dresses and dapper suits, took to the Community Arts Center’s stage to perform this past ...

Rising gas prices may not affect summer travel

Business

As the warm weather creeps in and the school bells ring one last time, the summer season finds itself upon us. According to AAA forecasts, nearly 43 million Americans will kick off the season with a Memorial Day vacation — despite the rise in gas prices. Nationally, gas prices continue to ...

Lunch was a few cents at iconic downtown store

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The most popular sandwich in Williamsport’s biggest department store consisted of two ingredients. “Olive and cream cheese,” said Dr. Anthony Cipolla, a city resident, who has an authentic lunch menu from L.L. Stearns & Sons, an anchor store downtown that closed in 1984 after more ...

Senate tries to combat robocalls

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Locally elected and appointed officials voted on the following matters in the past week: Federal • The U.S. Senate voted 97-1 in favor of legislation that aims to combat illegal robocalls. It also requires phone companies to adopt new technology to combat fake phone numbers appearing on ...

Brig. Gen. George Allan Dodd

Letters

In your May 1 edition you featured a story of Walter E. Powers, local veteran who served on the Mexican border in 1916. Did you know that Williamsport had another famous veteran who fought in that war? His name was Brig. Gen. George Allan Dodd, who was born and raised in Rose Valley, ...

Medal of Peace given to 70 Korean War veterans

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Seventy Korean War veterans Friday each received the Korean Ambassador for Peace Medal at Pennsylvania College of Technology. The eligible veterans served in country during the Korean War from June 25, 1950 to July 27, 1953 or participated in United Nations peacekeeping operations until the ...

Contempt charge

Letters

Congress believes it has a right to Attorney General Barr’s report to be given to them during a recent no-show hearing. However below you will see why this writer fears the outcome of such a maneuver. Below is an update from the vox.com website on this contempt charge. “Frustrated by ...

Car crosses median, driver treated for injuries

Police Fire and Court

State police are trying to determine what caused the man driving this Chevrolet Cavalier to lose control of the car as he was traveling in the eastbound lanes of Interstate 180, near the Faxon interchange, just before 6 p.m. Saturday. The car crashed through a section guidewire, crossed ...

Paying tribute to fallen heroes

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The wall at the north end of Veteran’s Memorial Park stretches along West Fourth Street with sparkling new memorials paying tribute to the lives of fallen Americans who shed blood on battlefields. On Saturday, with flags waving in the breeze and veterans in proper military dress snapped to ...

Election insights

Letters

I voted for Tom Marino repeatedly and I’m glad I did. I was a bit disillusioned when he abruptly retired, but I knew there must be a good reason. It then came out that health issues were serious enough to tip the scales for his decision. However, a year before he retired, a friend and I ...

No one displaced from apartment fire

Police Fire and Court

Careless smoking was believed to be the cause of a fire that damaged an exterior wall and a stairwell to this four-unit apartment building at 526 Childs Drive in South Williamsport on Friday night, borough Fire Chief Casey Lowmiller said. Firefighters from the borough and several surrounding ...

City Council approves contract to address fair housing

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Those seeking fair housing and assistance from the city community development department are in luck. City Council approved a contract dealing with preparing a “Fair Housing Plan” Thursday to help those seeking fair housing information. The contract is for professional consulting ...

Killing the unborn

Letters

In the early 1940s, the Germans were killing the Jews. Today, a few Americans are killing the unborn. They even want to kill babies that are being delivered alive because these few Americans want the population to stop growing. A few Democratic leaders are even for abortion. What is the ...

Arch Street paving extension granted

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City Council passed a resolution Thursday authorizing the extension of time for paving of Arch Street by the city for the Williamsport Municipal Water Authority. The extension of time for the paving is on Arch Street, between Glynn Street north to West Fourth Street, said Joseph Gerardi, city ...

Deplorable treatment

Letters

Pregnant inmates are no longer provided the privilege of utilizing two mattresses to sleep. According to newly hired medical doctor at the facility, pregnant inmates should not be afforded this luxury. This has been a well-received privilege of the past provided to pregnant inmates. This was up ...

Working together

Letters

Our nation has many, many problems that need to be corrected. A May 5, 2019, letter to the editor outlined several changes that have been made to the Social Security fund. Those changes to the Social Security fund were initiated by Democrats. Those changes are draining the Social Security ...