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Fuel spill cleaned at residence

Police Fire and Court

JERSEY SHORE — About 200 gallons of fuel oil had to be cleaned up when it spilled from a tank at a residence on South Main Street, fire officials said. The fuel oil spilled out of the tank at an apartment that was being demolished at 441 S. Main St. at 1 p.m. Sunday, officials said. The ...

Lemur Tree Care goes out on a limb

Business

Austin Fiedler, owner and lead arborist of Lemur Tree Care, had to spend some time finding the next step in his life after his career on Penn State’s football field was cut short due to injury. Still in State College, Fiedler found aboriculture, also known as tree care. Looking for a ...

Humidity to drop this week

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City and area residents can anticipate a break in the stifling humidity this week. While the temperature will be more pleasant, there is the potential for pop-up thunderstorms, according to the National Weather Service in State College. Intense heat is a problem for those outdoors, even ...

Vets honored at Tiadaghton Elm ceremony

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Not only was the Tiadaghton Elm ceremony Thursday morning at the Jersey Shore Town Meeting Stage an opportunity to remember the Elm tree that once stood there — it also was a ceremony to honor veterans on the Fourth of July. Members of the Jersey Shore Lion and Lionesses clubs educated the ...

Political Correctness

Letters

For me, being politically correct means realizing some things I thought, said and did years ago have always been insulting to groups of people who are different from me. “The Education of Hyman Kaplan” by Leonard Q. Ross is a good example. Taking place in the 1930s, the novel follows Mr. ...

Let’s focus on the kids

Letters

I would like to address the lack of information on the side of the cyber school students. I do not like that people are referring to children as leaching off of brick-and-mortar school students when all of the facts are not there ... The misconception that cyber school is taking from the other ...

50 years since the last Williamsport team to compete in World Series

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Newberry’s chartered bus was just about to pass Danville coming back from the Eastern Regional championship game at Bellevue, New Jersey, in which Newberry defeated Smithtown, New York, 8-4, to win the region. Some of Newberry’s players were probably asleep, others were probably just ...

Bad choice

Letters

In response to the June 7 article, “Oregon joins interstate pact to ignore Electoral College,” let’s dissect what’s behind this grab for ultimate power. First, I believe this is a well thought-out plot to capture the majority of the votes cast in a national election ceding complete ...

Floods hit northwest of Williamsport

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With the terrain already inundated from previous storms, Saturday’s heavy rains caused severe flooding in tributaries and landslides from the northern Old Lycoming Township area to the west in Woodward Township. Though the thunderstorm was short lived — from around 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. ...

Good history lessons

Letters

There were two excellent letters in the June 9 edition of the Williamsport Sun-Gazette and I would like to give praise to the writers. The first was by Paul Rinker of Montoursville titled “Lesson from history.” Thank you Mr. Rinker for pinning down the socialist Democrats. The second ...

Commissioners head to DC for levee funding

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With multiple public and private organizations putting forth money for the levee, the Lycoming County commissioners are heading to Washington D.C. to ask the federal government for $4.2 million. Fran McJunkin, deputy director of the planning department, announced mid-June that ...

Boo … socialism, socialism!

Letters

For Republicans, election time is Halloween season: time to dress up their opponents in terrifying costumes to scare voters over to their side. In order to get elected in 2016, Donald J. Trump, in my opinion, scared enough people by portraying illegal aliens as a threat to our way of life. In ...

4 to receive annual Brotherhood awards

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Four individuals who have given back to their community will be the recipients at 2019 Lycoming County Brotherhood Alliance Awards banquet later this month. Frank L. Girardi, Frank Lupacchino, Paul Missigman and Blue Star Mothers will be among the honorees. Various recipients will receive the ...

Take another good look

Letters

Wow! I just finished reading another letter trashing Democrats and the comments that followed them. I knew Democrats are not liked very much but you have real strong feelings against them. One wrote about the unethical and partisan hackery of politicians. He gives two examples, both ...

Postal problems

Letters

I never had such bad luck with mail delivery. One delivery I tracked said it was in my mailbox, but I never got it so someone kept my mail that didn‘t belong to them. I also dropped a letter in a mailbox on Lycoming Creek Road about a month ago — a gift for my grandson — and he didn’t ...

Federal deficit must be addressed

Letters

The Congressional Budget Office released its updated long-term budget report on June 25, which projects the nation’s fiscal situation for the next 30 years. In just 22 years, entitlement spending combined with interest on the national debt will consume all federal revenues. Unless Congress ...

Move the mailbox

Letters

At sometime in peoples lives, you have probably had something come up that is so crazy and bizarre that it just gets you scratching your head and asking yourself, “What the hell is going on?” My wife and I and our neighbors just had one of those moments. We got a letter from the Post Office ...

Celebrating diversity in local sports

Letters

The summer baseball season of the Philadelphia Phillies local minor league team, the Williamsport Crosscutters, is now in full swing. There are a host of games that fill the calendar over the next two months. As a season ticket holder, I pay special attention to the credentials of these young ...

Stroup recounts Navy service

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William Stroup did not spend much time on the water during his many years of military service with the U.S. Navy. And that was fine with him. “I’m glad because I got seasick,” he said. Stroup mostly spent his naval career on the land, working as a construction electrician stateside ...

New recreation director eager to get started

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The city has a new recreational director who wants to jump in starting July 15. Shawn Washington, 27, of the city, will be paid an annual salary of $43,000. His office remains on the second floor at City Hall. He replaces Jessie Novinger, who took a borough manager position in ...