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Art studio founder, city at odds over parking lot paving

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Over the years, the Pajama Factory has become a destination for artist lofts, exhibits, shows, a retail coffee shop and more recently residential apartments. But as the owner Mark Winkelman tries to lease space in the building at 1307 Park Ave., he said negotiations with the city have ...

Muncy Borough explores options for new hall

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The Muncy Borough Council is in the early stages of finding a new borough hall to seat its operations. The current borough hall is a historic building in a floodplain and is not accessible to disabled residents. So, the borough council is working on finding the best location for a borough ...

Loyalsock school district may see tax increase

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Residents of the Loyalsock Township School District could face just under a half mill increase in real estate taxes next year if the tentative budget introduced this week is approved as the final budget by June 30. Stressing that it was a tentative budget, a starting point, Dan Egly, ...

District judges hear various cases

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Charges filed against hit-run driver Traveling at a high rate of speed as he was fleeing a state trooper in South Williamsport about 2:20 a.m. on Feb. 13, motorist Paul Stryker failed to stop for multiple stop signs, according to court records. Turning east on West Mountain Avenue from ...

Montgomery Area High School student wins national writing award

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Montgomery Area High School creative writing student Gabriel McNear was recently awarded a silver medal in the national level of the 2020-21 Scholastic Art and Writing Awards for his short story, “Dispatched.” Each year, Jessica Carpenter’s high school creative writing students enter ...

Sen. Bob Casey says help is on the way for families

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Local child care advocates welcomed news of the expansion of the Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit under the American Rescue Plan for helping them better serve families in need. U.S. Sen. Robert Casey, D-Scranton, talked about that expansion and the American Rescue Plan recently signed into ...

Five injured in separate crashes

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Robert Hamilton, 49, of Ralston, was treated at UPMC Williamsport for injuries he suffered when his motorcycle and another driven by Terry Vroman, of Williamsport, collided on Route 14, just south of Red Run Road, in McIntyre Township about 12:45 p.m. Monday, state police said. Maddyx ...

Area teams advance to Odyssey of the Mind states

Education

Seven area teams who placed in the regional competition are slated to compete at the state finals of the Odyssey of the Mind this year. Odyssey of the Mind is a creative problem-solving program, where teams select a problem, work together to create a solution which is then presented during a ...

Loyalsock school board considers tax increase

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Presentation of a tentative 2021-22 budget reflecting a .43 tax increase was on the agenda for the Loyalsock Township School Board at their meeting Wednesday evening. Real estate taxes would increase from 14.67 mills to 15.10 mills if the proposed budget is approved. That millage increase ...

12 sentenced in Lycoming County

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The Lycoming County Court recently sentenced 12 people: State prison: Charles Shaffer, 57, of Lock Haven, one to five years, $2,600 fine and six months probation for DUI of difluoroethane, CRN and smelling/inhaling toxic substances County prison: Douglas Fredericks, 47, of Williamsport, ...

Country star RaeLynn slated for Lycoming County Music Festival

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Lycoming County Fair officials announced Wednesday that country artist RaeLynn will perform at the Lycoming County Music Festival at 6:30 p.m., July 16. The fair will also host Tyler Reese Tritt and Royal South. “Two-time ACM New Female Vocalist nominee RaeLynn is continuing to redefine ...

Faculty members reappointed to design group’s academic jury

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Two Pennsylvania College of Technology faculty members have again been chosen to serve on the graduate/undergraduate academic jury for the Industrial Designers Society of America. For the second year, Thomas E. Ask, a professor of industrial design, and Andrea M. McDonough, an adjunct ...

District judges handle several DUI cases

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Minutes after pulling into the drive-thru at the Dairy Queen Grill and Chill at 606 Hastings St., South Williamsport, about 12:20 p.m. on Dec. 10, motorist Donuae Kellam and her female passenger both fell asleep in the Mercedes-Benz, borough police said. When officers arrived on the scene, ...

RaeLynn to headline Lycoming County Fair

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The Lycoming County Fair announced today that country artist sensation RaeLynn will be performing at the Lycoming County Music Festival on Friday July 16th 2021 starting at 6:30 pm. The fair will also be hosting Tyler Reese Tritt, and Royal South. Two-time ACM New Female Vocalist nominee ...

‘Hamptonality’ sets Hampton Inns apart

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Downtown and Faxon exit Hampton Inns have strong “Hamptonality,” by providing a “friendly, authentic, caring and thoughtful service” according to Madge Guiser, area director of hotel operations. She said that “Hamptonality” was a term created by the Hampton brand, acquired by ...