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J.B. Gibbons looks to past, present and future

The Chamber Connection

For over 50 years, J.B. Gibbons Construction, LLC has helped build Northcentral Pennsylvania, while also continuing to look to the future. Since its founding in 1967, J.B. Gibbons Construction, LLC has tasked themselves with providing “the best construction services available in the area,” ...

City Council gives approval to pursue public works grants

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City Council has authorized the administration to pursue a $350,000 grant from the state Department of Environmental Protection to buy a card reader system, a leaf vacuum truck, a chipper truck and applications. The proposed technology at the mulch pile at 1500 W. Third St. is thought by ...

Parking meters once used to help merchants

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As the first automobiles began to appear along on the streets of Williamsport, winter of 1933 was setting in. It was late October, and Model T’s and other early vehicles could be seen grinding away on the rough streets, said Dr. Anthony Cipolla, chairman of the Williamsport Parking ...

Lycoming Mobile Sandblasting comes to you

The Chamber Connection

When it comes to stripping the finish off of a surface, there are very few ways to avoid damaging the material underneath. However, with sandblasting, the power can be adjusted to properly strip the material in a manner which prevents flash rusting for up to 72 hours. Peter Bower of Lycoming ...

Climate sirens

Letters

Michael Heyd is the latest in a long list of people telling us that we have just years to live because of man-made climate change. He chants the usual talking point that the evidence is overwhelming that we are causing this catastrophe. But is it? We’ve got an increasing list of scientists ...

Spineless actions

Letters

A recent writer to this page suggested President Trump was elected because he possesses a backbone. On the contrary, when conducting foreign policy Trump usually reveals the lack of a backbone. Was it a strong backbone when Trump stood shoulder to shoulder with Vladimir Putin in Helsinki and ...

Abortion is a symptom of other problems

Letters

I don't believe in abortion but I do believe it should be kept legal. If 53 million had not been performed from 1973 to 2011) have been performed in those years the US population would be around 380 million instead of 327 million. But out of those 53 million about half would have been girls or ...

Keeping a check on Trump

Letters

In a speech this week, President Trump threatened mob rule. In an interview with Breitbart, he said that he had the support of the police, the military, and Bikers for Trump. He said that "...I have tough people, but they don't play it tough until they go to a certain point and then it will be ...

Merit-based Oscars?

Letters

I thought the Oscars were merit-based. Nowadays, diversity consists of feminism, political correctness, and multiculturalism. Is the art form of movies better because of this diversity? I would argue "no". Putting racial quotas into Oscar categories is not the solution. You cannot fight an ...

Casey: Subsidies must support struggling parents

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U.S. Sen. Bob Casey, D-Scranton, listened to struggling mothers and child care providers Friday tell stories at the YMCA in Williamsport describing how much child care cuts into their budgets. Trena Paxton said she and her husband, a gas industry worker, are doing all they can to cover their ...

When is best time to get a flu shot? Researchers discuss!

Health

PITTSBURGH — When flu season peaks after mid-winter, tens of thousands of influenza cases and hundreds of deaths can likely be avoided if older adults wait until October to get their flu immunization, a University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine analysis reveals in the April issue of the ...

Governor Wolf stresses poison prevention tips

Health

HARRISBURG – With the safety of all residents in mind, the Wolf Administration is stressing the importance of keeping poisonous materials in a safe place to prevent someone from getting sick or even dying. If a poisoning happens, remain calm and call 911 if the person is not responding or ...

Isle of Comics

Business

After a previous venture folded, an area couple continued their love for comic books with their new shop in South Williamsport. Co-owner of Isle of Comics, Tracey Yeagle, credits the current shop she operates to her love of her current fiance and co-owner of Isle of Comics Joe Figured, as ...

Reconstruction begins Tuesday on West Fourth, closes at Arch Street

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The worn, cracked and pothole-ridden portion of the West Fourth Street corridor in Newberry is about to get a facelift, state transportation officials said. The reconstruction is needed because the subbase under the driving surface has outlived its useful life, said David Thompson, community ...

Opportunity Zones may offer incentives for future investors

Business

Calling all investors. That’s what two state officials told Williamsport/Lycoming Chamber of Commerce members Wednesday. Incentives exist for investors who want to put in projects in Williamsport and the region, according to Scott Deitrich, project manager with the Governor Tom Wolf’s ...

Grant will improve Fourth Street, near Lycoming College

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Two state lawmakers have secured a $621,416 grant through the Commonwealth Financing Authority to fund streetscape and pedestrian safety improvements on East Fourth Street. State Sen. Gene Yaw, R-Loyalsock Township, and state Rep. Jeff Wheeland, R-Loyalsock Township, confirmed the financing ...