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There’s a new push to develop bike and pedestrian network

Outdoors

The Middle Susquehanna Bicycle and Pedestrian Transportation Plan (Bike+Ped Plan) is an important development for our communities, but most of us are probably thinking: what does that even mean? The long and short of it is that the Bike+Ped Plan seeks to make our communities more bike and ...

Evan announces first death; state closes schools indefinitely

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As Lycoming County’s positive COVID-19 cases increase to four, Evangelical Community Hospital, located in Lewisburg, Union County, has announced its first death and increased its number of positive cases to six, according to a press release. The county in which the deceased patient lived ...

Let’s be kind to each other

Letters

Don’t get me wrong. I am not making any accusations or trying to make anyone feel bad. But my problem is the way seniors, handicapped people, people of color are treated. People feel that they just have to find fault with everything, myself included. I have read articles about how the ...

Call to the wild: Great outdoors an escape in tough times

Outdoors

Jim Klug’s office phone rings off the hook with anxious anglers inquiring about the status of their upcoming fly-fishing trips. It’s a stressful time for the co-owner of a fishing travel company as he postpones and re-books international and domestic expeditions due the coronavirus ...

Pandemic fallout causing historic jobless claims

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State Department of Labor and Industry officials note unemployment claims reached 834,684 since March 15, historic levels of joblessness reflective of the economic fallout from Gov. Tom Wolf’s statewide shutdown in order to slow COVID-19. “We’ve gone in a matter of days from a period of ...

Game Commission meeting to go virtual

Outdoors

Due to the continued effects of the global COVID-19 outbreak, the upcoming Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners meeting will be held only online. This decision was made in accordance with strict guidelines enacted across the Commonwealth to protect human health and reduce the spread of ...

City Council business continues remotely

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City Council’s business is going to continue through the COVID-19 pandemic. A system is in place to allow people to contribute and listen to the council meeting remotely, said Council President Randall J. Allison. Mayor Derek Slaughter has been briefed about these ongoing efforts by ...

Ruby Tuesday permanently closed

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Ruby Tuesday, at 1940 E. Third St., permanently closed Friday after more than 17 years, said that store’s manager while working from the Mill Hall location Monday. The restaurant chain did not provide a statement announcing the closure, she said. Although management did not provide a ...

Trump extends virus guidelines, braces US for big death toll

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Bracing the nation for a death toll that could exceed 100,000 people, President Donald Trump on Sunday extended restrictive social distancing guidelines through April, bowing to public-health experts who presented him with even more dire projections for the expanding ...

Too late!

Letters

According to a recent article in the Williamsport Sun-Gazette, Wisconsin’s assembly wants to pass legislation to clean up the effects of PFAS. Too late. It is already in the blood of virtually every human being on Earth. DuPont invented PFAS in 1946 when they invented Teflon and other ...

City partners with company to equip healthcare workers

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Mayor Derek Slaughter has partnered with Mask Crusaders to offer equipment donations to frontline workers battling COVID 19. As the crisis escalates, frontline workers who are not able to self-isolate are left with limited resources protecting them. Artists, builders, restaurants and others ...

Rest Area Closures

Letters

Most people have heard the saying, “If you got it, a truck driver brought it.” This fact is never more noticed than in these times like this world-wide virus, with the effects of quarantines, shutdowns, and closures. While many stores, restaurants, schools and businesses have closed and ...

Area businesses taking impacts ‘day-to-day’

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Area businesses are coping the best they can in the midst of the coronavirus which has forced layoffs and created challenges for employers. Dan Klingerman, CEO of Liberty Group, conceded Monday that about 10 percent of his 6,000 employees are temporarily out of work. “Locally, it’s a ...

Mansfield University postpones spring graduation ceremony

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Mansfield University is postponing commencement services for spring 2020 due to COVID-19. The graduation event was originally planned for May 2. The university is conducting a survey of graduating seniors in order to determine their preferences for an in-person ceremony to be scheduled for ...