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Rising prescription drug prices leave seniors struggling

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Whether because of the cost of medicine itself or the insurance required to get it, prescription drugs can be a strain on the budget for anyone. However, seniors living on a fixed income especially are having a hard time keeping up with ever-increasing drug prices. According to Mike Evans, ...

Impeachment, impeachment

Letters

Impeachment is almost the only thing the Democrats mostly complain about. Whatever President Trump does will always be wrong to the liberals or those envious of the President being liked, wanted and will be reelected in 2020. Today it seems that they are complaining about the latest release ...

‘Agritainment’ helps fund local farms

Business

Local pumpkin farmers are now busy hosting visitors but those visitors aren’t just buying pumpkins. They are also walking through corn mazes, taking hayrides and petting farm animals. For farmers, this is another revenue stream for their bottom line. It is known as ...

Forums to spotlight candidates for key city, county posts

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The Williamsport Sun-Gazette and Backyard Broadcasting are teaming up to hold two political forums this month featuring candidates for Lycoming County commissioner, city mayor and City Council. The first forum will offer voters an opportunity to hear from five candidates for county ...

People make mistakes

Letters

After reading everything in the paper, I’ve come to the conclusion that City Council is out to get the Mayor. Now, don’t get me wrong, I’m not his biggest fan and I have not liked a lot of things he’s done over the years, but people make mistakes. Yes, the Mayor could have opted to ...

Interior design company changes location

Business

By DEREK DANNEKER ddanneker@sungazette.com It took three locations for a local interior design and installation company to find their fit. Their Hughesville location, open since March, allows Artisan Kitchen and Bath Design to ensure their quality, and variety, through a showroom and ...

Airport board approves study of airport use

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The Williamsport Municipal Airport Authority accepted a proposal from Volaire Aviation Consulting for a leakage study. The $12,600 study will be used to learn various statistics including air passenger destinations and departures and what airports are being used by travelers. Airport ...

Please people, unite

Letters

Once again President Trump is attacked for who he is and again threatened with impeachment, all because he made an inquiry to the leader of the Ukraine about Vice President Biden’s son’s business endeavors. Don’t the Democrats realize that if everything is legal and appropriate, they have ...

City renaming some streets, more discussion called for one

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City Council is working closely with Lycoming College officials on naming and renaming streets linked to the college’s gateway building and new southern entrance. Council spent several minutes before concluding that, to allow the college to keep its address of 700 College Place while moving ...

Campaigns against drug use

Letters

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Pennsylvania was the state with the third most drug overdose deaths in 2017. With drug use and abuse being such a problem in the state of Pennsylvania, schools are rightfully introducing education on the effects of drug use and abuse. ...

Religious freedom

Letters

Wow! I see the Christian right is at it once again. How dare the LGBTQ community protest Drew Brees for supporting Focus on the Family’s “Bring Your Bible to School Day.” The letter recently submitted states we have religious freedom and Christians have rights too. Well if you truly ...

Mayoral election

Letters

I have lived in the East End of Williamsport for 12 years, work here, am a homeowner, and, with my wife, I am raising my 4-year-old son here. I am also not a member of either major political party, and I vote based on issues and platforms, not the candidate’s party or identity. The upcoming ...

R.I.P.

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As I sit here watching the leaves fall from the trees, I am saddened by the end of summer. Another thing that saddens me is the death of the Republican Party. This is the party that felt that oral sex by a President with an intern in the White House was an impeachable offense. What does Donald ...

Computerization

Letters

I am writing to let you know I am not happy. We took my 5-year-old daughter to school. They called a half hour later to say my daughter’s eye was bleeding. We took her to UPMC Williamsport Hospital. We tried to check in but couldn’t. There were two women on the computer and one guy at the ...

Haunted Barn back in Pennsdale

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The deceptively small barn brings big scares by the Pennsdale Volunteer Fire Co., which some visitors call the best in the area. Going into its ninth year, Dawn Palmatier, an organizer, said 25 to 30 workers offer their services to operate the Pennsdale Haunted Barn, at 261 Village Road. The ...

One flown to hospital after violent car crash

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TROUT RUN — The driver of a Suzuki Aerio SX was seriously injured Friday afternoon when his car crossed the centerline and crashed head on with an oncoming cement mixer truck on Route 14, about a mile north of Trout Run, according to state police. The crash occurred at about 2:10 p.m. and ...

Lycoming College fundraises over $79 million

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A fundraising campaign launched in 2016 by Lycoming College has exceeded the goal set by more than $14 million, according to the results released by the college. “Our goal was $65 million, which is the largest goal we have ever set for a campaign,” said Chip Edmonds, executive vice ...

Convicted murderer denied gun charge acquittal

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A convicted killer’s gun charge will hold, the judge decided Friday. He awaits sentencing in a double-murder and is alleged to have committed a third. Joseph S. Coleman III, 38, was found guilty in the Oct. 31, 2016, home invasion and murder of Shane Wright, 27, and his mother, Kristine ...

Question to Trump opponents

Letters

This letter is addressed to those members of the community who oppose President Trump because you think he is occupationally inept, personally narcissistic, emotionally erratic, notoriously lawless, constitutionally adversarial, effectively chaotic, personally destructive, flagrantly ...

Infant’s death ruled homicide after autopsy

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Who killed 19-month-old Ky’Mani Moore? That is the question a team of investigators are trying to answer after Lycoming County Coroner Charles E. Kiessling Jr. released autopsy results this week that revealed the death of the Old Lycoming Township toddler, who died 10 months ago, was the ...