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Epstein’s guards worked extreme overtime shifts morning of death

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NEW YORK (AP) — Guards on Jeffrey Epstein’s unit were working extreme overtime shifts to make up for staffing shortages the morning of his apparent suicide, a person familiar with the jail’s operations told The Associated Press. The person said that the Metropolitan Correctional ...

Washington Township

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The township wants to pass ordinances to stop the Amish from using the roads in the township because of horse manure, but if you are not Amish, it will be Okay. I was thinking I live in the country, but the township is trying to say we live in the city. I would like to know how they can tell ...

Courthouse pipes being inspected after ongoing issues with leaks

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About 10 gallons of stormwater and sewage leaked into the basement of the county courthouse during last week’s storms despite repairs, officials recently said. The Williamsport Municipal Water and Sanitary Authority is expected to finish its inspection of those pipes today. Plumbing ...

These aren’t the days

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As I look back at growing up in the 1970s and remember thinking how the 21st century sounded like so much science fiction. But here we are heading into its third decade and, forget fiction, it’s really scary! Why are they still worried about blood? We all bleed red, so what’s the problem? ...

Sobering thoughts

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If you have ever been a sober person at a party, and listened to someone who was drunk, you would get some idea of how I felt while listening to the Democratic debates. The drunk at a party will not make any sense as they try to regale you with their nonsensical diatribe. Since they have no new ...

“Green Book” movie has local relevance

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The winner of the Academy Award for Best Picture in 2019 was Green Book. It is based on a true story — and the book at its center had relevance to Williamsport. In 1962, Tony “Tony Lip” Vallelonga, a bouncer, was looking for work when his nightclub is closed for renovations. The most ...

Gateway Center to tie college to community it calls home

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As it nears completion, with about 75 percent of the work done, the Krapf Gateway Center marks the proposed entrance to Lycoming College and bridges the community to the historic institution. When completed, four departments are set to be housed in the new facility — outdoor leadership and ...

Kudos for great series

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Kudos to Chris Masse for his great series on local legend Mike Mussina. Chris did a fine job of taking us on Mike’s entire journey to this weekend, starting with his roots in Montoursville. But he did more than that. We all knew Mike deserved this recognition, but Chris explained the whys and ...

Clyde Peeling’s battle with cancer

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Clyde Peeling has held many titles in his lifetime: Air Traffic controller for the United States Air Force, pilot, founder and owner of Clyde Peeling’s Reptiland. Roughly 17 years ago Peeling earned one more – cancer survivor. Diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, Peeling has not ...

Wolf Run Veterinary Clinic opens new facility, services

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After three years of practice, Amy Phillips, veterinarian and owner, and husband, Josh Phillips, business manager, opened a new building to continue and make unique additions to their Wolf Run Veterinary Clinic at 279 Route 220. The new building, coupled with impressive dog suites, a cat ...

Newberry team honored with commemorative pin

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A special pin commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Newberry Little League’s competition in the 1969 Little League Baseball World Series is among six new pin designs the Williamsport Sun-Gazette is offering for sale this year. “The 50th anniversary is very special and the Sun-Gazette ...

Thank you

Letters

Thank you for your editorial in the Sun-Gazette on July 17, 2019. As the mother of one of the victims, I must say this piece was written from the heart, not just some words put on paper to sound appropriate. This piece is one of a limited few I approve of. Thank you again for your true ...

Scranton pain clinic to close

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SCRANTON – Geisinger will close its Scranton pain clinic, which cares for hundreds of patients with chronic and acute pain conditions each year, by the end of September. The health system is consolidating pain care in the region at the Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre hospital. Geisinger is ...

Raising minimum wage: Do the pros outweigh the cons?

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With the U.S. Senate potentially seeing legislation passed by the House to raise the wage to $15-an-hour, local leaders shared what effect it may have on the area. At the argument’s core is deciding if it’s better to hire fewer workers at a livable wage, or more workers at a wage ...

US attorney: Abuse probe steadfast despite death

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NEW YORK — The FBI and the Justice Department’s inspector general’s office will investigate how Jeffrey Epstein died in an apparent suicide Saturday, while the probe into sexual abuse allegations against the well-connected financier remains ongoing, officials said. Epstein, accused of ...

The passing of a best friend

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It is with heavy heart that we write this letter to the communities of Montoursville, Williamsport, Danville and Bloomsburg to recognize the passing of Dr. Frank C Yartz, our best friend of 53 years. Dr. Yartz served these communities as an obstetrician and gynecologist, was affiliated with ...

Coping with depression in patients with Parkinson’s Disease

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While everyone feels sad from time to time—depression is different. Sadness is temporary and doesn’t last very long, but depression lasts for weeks or longer. Studies indicate approximately 50 percent of people diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease also have a mood disorder like depression. ...

More rants

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Early in Trump’s Presidency he was caught speaking about the “s-hole countries” in Africa. That’s Trump’s code word for black. He openly pondered why the United States cannot attract more immigrants from Norway. What he really meant was immigrants who are “white.” Now, he is on a ...

Boiling over

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On the morning of July 25, the New York Times had several accounts expressing that Robert Mueller had utterly failed (in his testimony) the previous day. The early report from practically every source verified this: House Democrats could not rebut Donald Trump. Even Peter Baker of the Times, ...

Let’s NOT go to war!

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Why not? It’s because we can’t trust our government to tell us the truth about why we should go to war. The Johnson Administration used an “alleged” incident in the Gulf of Tonkin to get us into the Vietnam War. We learned too late that incident never happened, and even when President ...