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Adults coming together to protect children from sexual abuse

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WILLIAMSPORT-The River Valley Regional YMCA is participating in the Five Days of Action, October 26-30, 2020. The Five Days of Action is a week designed to raise awareness and inspire adults to take action to protect children from sexual abuse. The River Valley Regional YMCA encourages ...

‘Cautiously optimistic’ spending plan holds line on county taxes

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A little more than a week before the ghosts and goblins of Halloween appear, Lycoming County commissioners unveiled a no-tax-hike spending plan for next year. The budget includes a $23 million deficit that may send chills through the public thanks to a number of projects that have been ...

Convicted felon faces new charges

Police Fire and Court

When county sheriff deputies took convicted felon Hafiz El into custody near Lose Park on Memorial Avenue last week on a warrant from Clinton County, the 30-year-old man was carrying a loaded handgun in his waistband, according to court records. El, of 414 Rose St., told the deputies the ...

Cutters to hold free drive-thru trick or treat event

Talk of the Town

The Williamsport Crosscutters have announced a free trick or treating event for children and their families. Boomer’s Drive-Thru Trick or Treat will take place in the parking lot of BB&T Ballpark on Halloween night from 6pm-8pm presented in part by Backyard Broadcasting. The event ...

Wolf offers $20 million relief plan for bars and restaurants

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pennsylvania plans to offer $20 million in relief to the state’s beleaguered hospitality industry, the governor announced Thursday, days after vetoing Republican legislation that would have loosened restrictions on bars and restaurants. The state intends to waive liquor ...

Santa Claus won’t be visiting Macy’s this year

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NEW YORK — Macy’s said Santa Claus won’t be greeting kids at its flagship New York store this year due to the coronavirus, interrupting a holiday tradition started nearly 160 years ago. More than a quarter of a million people come to see Santa at Macy’s in New York each year, the ...

New lawsuit targets state’s mail-in ballot deadline

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HARRISBURG — A new lawsuit filed Thursday is challenging Pennsylvania’s court-ordered deadline to count mail-in ballots that are received up to three days after the Nov. 3 election in the presidential battleground state. Plaintiffs — including four registered voters from Somerset County ...

New memorial to be added to Lycoming County Veterans Memorial Park

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A Central Pennsylvania Gold Star Memorial will be erected in Lycoming County Veterans Memorial Park, at West Fourth Street and Wahoo Drive, City Council learned Thursday. The monument, which honors the military families whose loved ones have made the ultimate sacrifice, is warmly received, ...

Encounters with bears dangerous but avoidable

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Recent human and bear face-to-face encounters in the region only reinforce the need for how best to avoid potential run-ins with these beasts of the forest. A Muncy Creek Township woman’s dog was attacked and killed Saturday by a black bear, the woman’s second encounter with a bear, ...

A desk of their own to ease remote learning for kids in need

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As remote schooling surged during the pandemic, parents across the country realized that many kids didn’t have desks at home. So they got busy building, collecting and donating them, giving hundreds or thousands of students workspaces to call their own and helping them get through long ...

Everett says farewell after 14 years in House

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State Rep. Garth Everett, R-Muncy, never figured he’d go into politics. This week, after 14 years representing the 84th House District, he said good-bye to his colleagues in the state Legislature. He looks back, he said, on a time of much change in state government. Everett, 66, said ...

South Williamsport homecoming representatives

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South Williamsport Area High School’s Homecoming festivities will take place during halftime ceremonies Friday at Rodney K. Morgans Stadium. The Mounties of South Williamsport will hots the Towanda Black Knights. A parade of convertibles will take place at 6:30 p.m. prior to the game, ...

Williamsport Area School Board votes to remain in hybrid learning

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A motion to bring students back for five-day in-person instruction failed twice to gain approval by the Williamsport Area School Board. The vote came after the board had been informed of the results of a survey that the district had sent to parents asking whether they wanted their children to ...

District to receive $966,400 through CARES Act

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Dr. Timothy S. Bowers, superintendent at the Williamsport Area School District, announced the district has received a $966,400 from the Lycoming County Commissioners as the district’s part of the CARES Act. Each school district’s share is based on student population size. Bowers noted ...

Pandemic relief faces uncertainty in postelection session

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WASHINGTON (AP)— Negotiations on a COVID-19 relief bill are inching forward, but it’s clear the window for action before the Nov. 3 election is closing and the issue will be tossed to a postelection lame-duck session of Congress. The only thing that seems certain beyond that is ...

Council plans to review $200K grant tonight

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City Council is expected tonight to be asked by the streets and parks department to approve use of a $200,000 grant for purchase of an electronic gate at the brush pile, a leaf vacuum and a wood chipper. Adam Winder, department general manager, said the city was notified it was awarded the ...

Woodward Township amends Comcast agreement

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LINDEN — In a short meeting, Woodward Township Supervisors agreed to send Comcast an amended version of their 2021 franchise agreement to include a 10 percent penalty fee. The revised agreement includes a five percent franchise fee to be paid to the township within 45 days at the end of the ...

Old, unused prescription drop-off locations announced

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An opportunity to safely get rid of unused or outdated prescription drugs will be provided Saturday at 23 locations throughout Lycoming County as part of National Drug Take-Back Day. The initiative sponsored by the Drug Enforcement Administration will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. ...