Appreciation for May 8 edition


Thank you for your May 8 edition. The Op-Ed piece from Judge Andrew Napolitano, “Do we still have a Constitution?,” on the Editorial page reflects my feelings about the overreach by Gov. Tom Wolf. The front page article, “Is yellow mellow?,” lists the “Open” and “Closed” ...

City stores reopening as yellow phase continues

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The city remains in the yellow caution stage amid the COVID-19 pandemic, but that didn’t stop Jana Mussina of Montoursville from dropping by a downtown merchant on a birthday gift run Wednesday. After being on a lockdown due to state mandate to slow the spread of the virus, Mussina was ...

Man accused of killing neighbor’s cows

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UNITYVILLE — Criminal charges have been filed against a Jordan Township man accused of allegedly taking two of his neighbor’s cows, one of whom was found dead and another with a wound to its neck, according to state Trooper Anthony Mazzone. Gary Colatosti, 60, of 145 S. Woods Road, has ...

Too greedy


Is it true? Did we sell or (stupidly) give to China medical supplies in view of the COVID-19? Years ago, I wrote about our renting warehouses in California to the Chinese. Those people do not like us and never have. Since I wrote to the president at the time and was told that we’d been ...

Socially distance your dogs


As the Postal Service continues to provide an essential service during the current crisis, we want to make sure our carriers are safe and out of harm’s way while making their appointed rounds. To ensure mail carriers’ safety, dog owners must securely lock their dog in another room until a ...



Seeing on the news today, May 9, I was relieved to see the men who murdered this poor young man, Ahmaud Arbery, were finally arrested. This poor soul obviously had nothing to hide or he would not have been jogging toward his death. I do not care that this person was in law enforcement. That ...

Williamsport Area School District aims to avoid tax increase

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Stressing that the proposed final budget for the upcoming fiscal year does not reflect an increase in real estate taxes, Wanda Erb, business administrator for the Williamsport Area School District, told the district board that the budget does include a deficit of about $2,179,086 which will be ...

The top 10 percent and 1 percent


What do the very wealthy and super-rich want? They want the federal government to fund a strong national defense to protect their financial interests (oil and other) around the world, even if it increases the national debt for others to pay in the future. They also want the federal government ...

Cochran Primary principal to assume same duties for Jackson Primary

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Kirk Felix, the principal at Cochran Primary School will assume the duties of principal at Jackson Primary School for the upcoming school year. Dr. Timothy S. Bowers, superintendent at Williamsport Area School District, made the announcement at the district board meeting held via ZOOM ...

Support for President Trump


There are millions of people who love Mr. Donald Trump, our president. I’m one of them. He has done so much for our country. Have a good day! Donna Lambert Williamsport

What it means here: No Free Enterprise Week in 2020

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No Free Enterprise Week in 2020 The statewide board of directors of the Foundation for Free Enterprise Education, which presents Pennsylvania Free Enterprise Week, voted in to cancel Pennsylvania Free Enterprise Week 2020 this summer. “With more than 2,000 students, 150 volunteers and 30 ...

End of the age?


The coronavirus pandemic is the beginning of “sorrows” we will see in the future. The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse mentioned in Revelation are pestilence, famine, war and religious deception. Jesus Christ spoke of this to His disciples in Matthew 24:7; Mark 13:8; and Luke 21:11. Our ...

No tax hike expected for Montgomery schools

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MONTGOMERY — Montgomery School Board unanimously approved an initial reading of the proposed general fund budget for the 2020-21 academic year, with about $16,939,794 in expenditures, as well as voted to maintain the current tax rate of 15.21 mills. Revenue is expected to total $15,941,736, ...

9 houses in South Side to be rehabilitated with grant

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For nine South Williamsport property owners unable because of limited finances to fix their house code deficiencies, especially during tough economic times caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the borough has been awarded a $500,000 grant for rehabilitation grant and loan assistance. “We have ...

Muncy Borough Council approves postponing tax deadline

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MUNCY— The Muncy Borough Council approved a resolution to extend the face value period for borough real estate taxes from June 31 to Aug. 31 in conjunction with the Lycoming County commissioners. Dennis Holt, borough manager, said that in this case penalties would not apply during the ...