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Community members gather for prayer vigil

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They stood some-50 strong at St. Luke Lutheran Church late Thursday afternoon, praying for peace and love in the wake of a series of shootings which have rocked Williamsport in recent weeks. Forming a circle inside the city church, people took turns offering up prayers. They sang “Let There ...

Man charged with sexually assaulting a minor

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A man was arrested in Lawrenceville on sexual assault charges involving an underage girl following an investigation by law enforcement officials. State police obtained an arrest warrant Aug. 5 charging Beau Reed, 41, for offenses alleged to have occurred in Tioga County in May 2018. Reed was ...

Stormwater fees to hit DuBoistown

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DuBoistown Borough must either implement an expensive stormwater fee structure or real estate taxes to pay for multiple projects in the effort to reduce sediment runoff, the Lycoming County Water and Sewer Authority discussed Wednesday. “Affordability with this project is out the window. ...

17 charged with various crimes in Tioga County

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Seventeen people have been charged with various criminal offenses, according to court records. Those charged and the law enforcement agencies involved were: • Jared Seth Nunemakert, 29, of 662 Walnut St., Blandon; Mansfield police; fleeing or attempting to elude officer, resisting arrest, ...

Kiwanis convention in town; first in 20 years

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Several members of state Kiwanis Club were in the city for the group’s annual state convention and made it a point to visit the James V. Brown Library to help area children with activities in the children’s department. While some members of the service group were checking in and ...

Annual children’s day at city park offers plenty of activities

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The city’s annual Joel G. Garrison Children’s Day will again take place at Memorial Park. The event is scheduled from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the park at 2019 W. Fourth St., said Shawn Washington, city recreation director. The day consists of free activities for all community children, ...

Fixing climate change for free

Letters

The letter “Purpose for life” somehow conflates climate science with abortion. Climate science is certainly not inconsistent with valuing human life; quite the opposite. For one thing, it tells us that burning fossil fuels causes global warming, but it also kills over 9 million people every ...

City hosting bicycle rodeo this morning

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A bicycle safety event will be held Friday during the city’s Summer Day Camp program. The bike rodeo will feature bicycle safety presentations, inspections and helmet fittings. Children may test their skills on a bike course during the event from 10 a.m. to noon at Memorial ...

In agreement

Letters

Just read the letter, “Who is to Blame,” from July 23. Boy, the writer hit the nail right on the head. I agree 150 percent. What she said was right on, and I’ve said the same thing in a different way. And I agree about the movies. Some of them aren’t fit to watch for anybody and the ...

Airport moving forward with projects

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Several active projects including the runway relocation and the passenger loading bridge are progressing, the Williamsport Municipal Airport Authority announced Thursday. The recently relocated Runway Echo, which originally did not pass the Federal Aviation Authority’s inspection, has now ...

Who let the dogs out?

Letters

The Democrats did when they sicked the squad on us. The four freshman congresswomen led by AOC, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Their latest rant — they claim the immigrants at the border in detention centers are drinking out of the toilet. If you ask me, the four congresswomen are drinking from ...

East Third temporarily to reopen for LLWS

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The section of East Third Street which is under construction in the area of Basin Street will be opened temporarily during the Little League World Series, according to the state Department of Transportation. All lanes of traffic will be open between Academy and Basin streets beginning ...

Officials break ground for cancer center expansion

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Ground was recently broken for UPMC Susquehanna’s new UPMC Hillman Cancer Center, a $13 million multi-phase project expected to be completed over the next two years. The project will expand the existing center by an additional 10,000 square feet, transforming the space to include more ...

$438K grant extended for cybersecurity education at PCT

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The Pennsylvania College of Technology announced a National Science Foundation grant totalling $438,391 aimed at cybersecurity workforce development has been extended for another year. The grant, “Improving the Pipeline: After-School Model for preparing Cyber Defense and Information ...

Community prayer vigil to be held tonight

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A community prayer vigil will be held at 5:30 p.m. today at St. Luke Lutheran Church, 1400 Market Street, to “lift up our community,” after recent violence, said organizers. All are invited to the United Churches of Lycoming County sponsored event, said Gwen Bernstine, director of the ...

Stupid?

Letters

The author of a letter titled “The Odd Couple” which appeared in “The readers write” on July 31 once again attempts to convince the readers of his leftist views. This time, it’s that President Trump is in love with and supports the most egregious dictators on the planet. As any ...

Questions

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How pure does the government want the U.S. citizen to be? Are we the United States becoming what other nations failed to require of its citizens to become? This can be traced prior to WW II. This government wanted pure down to blonde hair and blue eyes of its citizens. Under communist before ...

Alleged shooter in Uni-mart robbery had past conviction

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A man arrested in the shooting death of a woman in the attempted robbery of a Williamsport Uni-Mart Sunday night had been placed on probation earlier this year after pleading guilty to another crime. I-Keem Damont Fogan, 21, was arrested early Tuesday morning in the shooting death of Rhonda ...

Muncy School District Field Study classes offer outdoor learning

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Do you know what a hellgrammite looks like? Can you fly fish with a bamboo pole? Are you able to identify different species of birds and trees common to Pennsylvania? If not, students from Muncy High School participating in terrestrial and aquatic field testing courses this summer could help ...