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Biden’s wins were big for Pennsylvania voters

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HARRISBURG — Democratic Party stalwarts in Pennsylvania heaved a collective sigh of relief as Joe Biden, the choice of many party leaders in the battleground state, emerged from the presidential primary pack as the consensus pick to lead the party’s moderate wing. After all, the ...

A socialist Trojan Horse named Pete

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Last year a Notre Dame professor originally from the island nation of Malta died at the age of 71. By itself that’s only the most local of news, and hardly worth noting here. But when you hear that his name was Buttigieg, that makes it more interesting, especially since Notre Dame is in South ...

State allocates $487.5 million in liquid fuels money

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PennDOT has allocated $487.5 million to distribute amongst certified municipalities to keep up road maintenance and bridges according to a press release. This liquid fuels funding has been made available by a 2013 transportation bill when $320.8 million was allocated by the state. In order ...

Suburbanites are turning out to vote in large numbers

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BURNSVILLE, Minn. (AP) — Nearly two years after suburbanites helped drive a Democratic surge, there are clear signs these voters are engaged and primed to vote Democratic again. Turnout in the Democratic presidential primary has been strong across suburban counties, from northern Virginia ...

Predatory billing practices

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People often turn to hospitals in a time of need, and no one should have to worry about financial hardship as a result of seeking the care they need at a hospital. Across the country, consumers are being targeted by hospitals with lawsuits and other predatory actions when hospitals have the ...

Trail fest planned for late March

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LOCK HAVEN — On Saturday, March 28, the first ever Bald Eagle Valley Trail Fest will take place on the section of the Bald Eagle Valley Trail that has been developed in Castanea Township. The main focus of the event will be a 5k fun run/walk on the Bald Eagle Valley Trail. It will be ...

Senate Bill 76

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Could you imagine $12 billion literally unleashed on the economy of Pennsylvania? New homeowners that would now qualify for mortgages, senior citizens with more at the end of the month, money for enjoying their golden years instead of renting their paid off home from the school district. ...

The truth matters

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This evening president Trump will have a news conference about the Covid-19. I will not be reassured no matter what he says. He has lied everyday for three years. He has tried to discredit the press that he will desperately need to reassure us. Those of us that watch or listen to any other news ...

Fair tax cuts

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The following is a story to explain why I get upset at the people who complain about the tax cuts for the wealthy, and why raising taxes on the wealthy cannot work like the Democrats want people to believe is true! There was a bar where 10 men went to drink beer once a week. The bill for all ...

Highway robbery

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On Friday, Feb. 21, at about 8 p.m., my daughter was traveling westbound on I-180 near the Maynard Street interchange with her 7-month-old son. Her car began to pull really hard to the right. So much so that she determined it was not safe to drive any farther. She pulled the car off the highway ...

Pennsylvania now has 2 confirmed cases of coronavirus

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Pennsylvania has confirmed its first two cases of the new coronavirus, one in Delaware County and one in Wayne County, and health officials hoped to track down people who had contact with them, Gov. Tom Wolf and state officials said Friday morning. More positive tests for COVID-19, the ...

To voters warning about socialism

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Socialism government will control your life. You will not be able to shop and compare prices for the prices will be set by the government. Wages will be set by the government. Free health care will be given when the government decides to give it and to whom. You will not have freedom, so be ...

Softball back in Elm Park

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After a two-year hiatus, Elm Park will be used by the Lycoming County Softball Association, following a five-year lease approved this week by City Council. Mayor Derek Slaughter said the space should be used again and the individuals with the association are eager to get started and reopen ...

Council demotes police officer

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A city police sergeant has been reduced to the rank of patrolman following a disciplinary hearing with City Council and the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 29. Dustin Reeder, who was a sergeant, was placed back as a Patrolman Class C, as was suspended without pay for 30 days, according to ...

Roller-coaster week ends with bond yields, stocks sinking

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NEW YORK (AP) — A dizzying, brutal week of trading dropped one last round of harrowing swings on investors Friday. After skidding sharply through the day as fear pounded markets, steep drops for stocks and bond yields suddenly eased up in the last hour. By the end of trading, the S&P ...

Students and educators honored at annual celebration

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Jersey Shore High School student Maxwell Ferguson was honored as the Outstanding Senior of the Year at the Williamsport/Lycoming Chamber of Commerce’s 19th annual Education Celebration Thursday night at the Williamsport Country Club. Ferguson received a $250 cash award and a $500 college ...

Man allegedly assaults 69-year-old woman

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On Thursday morning around 9:15 a.m., Old Lycoming Township police were called to 1916 Lycoming Creek Road after a report of a 69 year old female customer was assaulted by a 47 year old male customer according to a public release. Eric Graham, who is accused of assaulting Ramona Dimassimo, ...

Paving contract on hold after bid choice questioned

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City Council “tabled” its decision to award a citywide street reconstruction bid Thursday night amid statements from the owner of one of the bidding companies saying something was amiss. Council did not elaborate on why it is delaying the job, which is bid at $1.3 million. But first it ...

Driller pulls out of talks in $5M suit

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One of Pennsylvania’s largest gas drillers pulled out of settlement talks aimed at resolving its $5 million lawsuit against a resident whose drinking water was contaminated and who has spent years bashing the energy industry. Houston-based Cabot Oil & Gas Corp. sued Dimock resident Ray ...