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Prayers for the country

Letters

I’m glad to see I’m not the only one who hopes and prays we can get this country back on track like it was 50 to 60 years ago. Every time I pray, I pray this will happen. Just read the article from May 3, “Great like that again,” from Gavin T. Ferringer. Dottie Gibson Blossburg

Lycoming College’s Class of 2019 crosses stage

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Thanks to blue skies and 70 degree temperatures, the Lycoming College class of 2019 was welcomed to the Fultz Quad on campus by family, friends, and faculty of the college. Opened only once a year, John Peters, president of the graduating class, and his fellow student marshals kicked off the ...

Political control of local area

Letters

Reading the Democratic party strategy to take over political control of this area, I see they are tired of one party control. I think someone should point out to them the Democratic control of Los Angeles, Chicago, New York City and Philadelphia, which have been controlled by Democrats for ...

Tips help with variety of outdoors and summer recreation

Health

Warmer weather is finally here, and the kids are ready to have some fun outdoors. Whether it’s swimming, hiking, biking, or just going to the playground, your children want to be on the move as the weather warms up. As they get more active outdoors, they are likely to fall, slip, and stumble. ...

Growers market in full swing

Business

With the Williamsport Grower’s Market in full swing, the sounds of folk music broke through the chatter of the customers busily making their rounds through the market’s vendor stands. Steve and Becky Forman of Beaver Run Farms stood proudly behind their tent covered stand as people rushed ...

Candidates asked if government is too large

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(EDITORS NOTE: Throughout the election season, the two candidates for the 12th district seat in the U.S. Congress will be polled about issues pertinent to the voters. Responses will appear on Sundays in the Sun-Gazette.) The 12th Congressional seat pits Democrat Mark Friedenberg against ...

What it says

Letters

Yes, I am talking about political mailings that candidates send out. What is in writing means something because the other evening I heard a two-hour forum of candidates grilled about various aspects and requirements of the job. The nine candidates from a broad spectrum of knowledge and ...

Cat Tales Cat Cafe

Business

The Beckoning Cat Project, 1417 E. Third St., has been providing the community a nonprofit low-cost, high-quality spay and neuter clinic for cats since 2014, in an attempt to help control the feral and stray cat population humanely and compassionately. The Beckoning Cat Project is growing and ...

City adds 3 to firefighting staff

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Three cadets made it through “long, agonizing weeks at Harrisburg Area Community College’s fire academy” and begin work with the city Bureau of Fire, the city fire chief said. Mark Boyles, Chris Berninger and Lee Arbogast were hired and recently introduced by city Fire Chief Todd ...

Rebuttal

Letters

As a member of the board and concerned citizen of the Montoursville Area School District, I have seen more than enough of William Ruffing’s tactics on the Montoursville Area School Board. From walking out of a board meeting and refusing to listen to a citizen of the district to bullying ...

Regional airport’s parking lot paved

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Thomas Hart, Williamsport Regional Airport’s executive director, announced that the parking lot that sits in the location of the old terminal has been paved. The curbing, sidewalks, fencing and landscaping around the lot is also complete. While these completions are an exciting step for the ...

Commissioner candidate

Letters

I happen to know Todd Lauer and I talk to him quite often. He is a Republican seeking nomination for a Lycoming County commissioner’s seat in the May primary election. He is willing and able to become a county commissioner. We need more elected officials at the county and state levels here in ...

The need to be able to work

Letters

When people are sick, it is harder for them to care for their children, they miss days at work, and they have less money to spend on groceries, clothes, and other things that stimulate our economy. Right now, the only people who have health care they know they can rely on are senior citizens. ...

Liberal Democratic machine

Letters

I see that the liberal Democratic machine from State College is alive and well. So I guess I’ll balance it out. We don’t need anymore politicians in elected office with a ‘D’ behind their name. Sorry, Friedensberg may be a nice guy but if the circus of the last two years isn’t enough ...

A commissioner to count on

Letters

I have known Tony Mussare for most of my life. Tony is a commissioner we can count on. His knowledge of county government extends way beyond Lycoming County. I have been with Tony on many occasions where he will stop a complete stranger at a grocery store, coffee shop or restaurant and ask ...

Congressman

Letters

I hope the voters don’t get fooled by all the articles on how great Marc Friedensberg is because, if he gets elected, we will all pay more in taxes, the guns that everyone has will have to be registered and he will not be on the same page as our president. We need to keep the economy going ...

Why I support Tony Mussare

Letters

I support Tony Mussare for many reasons. First he has owned Rainbow Carpet with his wife for over 30 years and I believe you are only able to stay in business that long if you do something right for the first 29. He has instilled this same work ethic and great values to his two sons who are ...

Lawn care is property owner’s responsibility

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After 90 door tags recently were handed out to city property owners warning them of high grass ordinance violations, city Bureau of Codes officials said they are preparing to issue citations in accordance with city law. Rain throughout April and May has caused a spurt in grass growth not seen ...

Cavalry Baptist Church celebrates 150 years

Religion

Nearly 150 years ago to the day, a group of German Baptists, from the Dunkard Church at Blooming Grove, founded what is now Calvary Baptist Church at 42 Washington Boulevard. Originally founded June 13, 1869, the small church remains strong in its mission and will celebrate its 150th ...