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A landmark falls 50 years ago

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Fifty years ago this week, the county’s 109-year-old courthouse and its clock tower — a community landmark — fell to demolition as the county began the process of replacing its main building. Before demolition began, county offices had to be moved. A temporary county building was ...

Tree dedications mark city Arbor Day ceremony

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With Brandon Park bursting with blossoms and the rich colors of spring, a small group of people gathered for Arbor Day ceremonies near its Market Street entrance Friday. A proclamation issued by Mayor Gabriel Campana and read by Brandon Park Commissioner member Bill O’Connell recognized ...

Christianity vs. ISIS

Letters

Below is one definition of Sharia Law, it was taken from Andrew McCarthy’s article on a recent Fox New website. “Sharia supremacism” teaches that Muslims have a duty to impose and spread Islamic law throughout the world. It fuels violent jihadism and other aggressive Islamist ...

Vote Marc Friedenburg May 21

Letters

Market research tells us that we live in an area defined by party politics; history would back that up. Given that Republicans enjoy a two-to-one advantage or more in the newly drawn 12th Congressional District, logic would have it that any Republican nominee could simply show up and be voted ...

So, it pays 100 percent?

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Once again, maybe, maybe not, so now you tell us that Medicare pays 100 percent of all approved hospital expenses and 80 percent of all approved medical costs for eligible seniors. Well, most seniors pay no monthly costs, but others pay $135.50, plus $75 a month for Medicare Part D for ...

Be an educated voter on May 21

Letters

Several years ago I moved to Lycoming County after spending most of my life in the Southwest. I love it here — the changing seasons, my job, hiking Ricketts Glen, spending time at our cabin in Sullivan County. I’m also excited that the area has an opportunity to send Marc Friedenberg, a ...

Voting for the Greenhorn

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My opinion is that John McCain lied to his supporters when he ran for the Senate. He supported changing Obamacare, then he changed his vote on it. I voted for John McCain for president. Did you? I doubt it. Now, I do not support Obamacare covering noncitizens. I do not support newborn babies ...

Officer of the Quarter

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City police Agent Trent Peacock, who has investigated countless homicides and arson fires in his 31 years on the Bureau of Police, was recognized last week with the honor of being the bureau’s Officer of the Quarter for the first three months of the year. “Agent Peacock’s exemplary ...

Marc Friedenberg’s expertise

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Having read the April issue of the Senior Sun, I was pleased to learn about various means to avoid telephone scams and to deal with robocalls. It’s also important to know that Marc Friedenberg, candidate for U.S. House of Representatives for our district in the May 21 special election, will ...

One injured in Woodward Township crash

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The driver of a Jeep was rushed by ambulance to UPMC Susquehanna Williamsport Regional Medical Center to be treated for injuries he suffered when he apparently was ejected from this Jeep as it overturned in the northbound lanes of Route 220 in Woodward Township about 6:50 p.m. Saturday, ...

Future City hall repairs add up

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City Hall is fast becoming a money pit, city officials attested. In summer, hot air often blows on the necks of employees in second-floor controller’s and finance offices. Likewise, in the winter, people visiting a City Council meeting may want to take their coats some nights as air ...

Amusing

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It amuses me how most Democratic politicians keep talking about Social Security when it is they who have raided it over the years. When it was first introduced by President Franklin D. Roosevelt, a person would only pay in a small percent of their income, and that was only to a certain point. ...

Future Farmers visit manufacturer

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MUNCY — It is the mission of the National Future Farmers of America Organization to grow leaders, build communities and strengthen agricultural by providing educational opportunities to students throughout the country. Students participating in the FFA are extended opportunities that aid ...

Congressional candidates speak on health care

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By MIKE REUTHER mreuther@sungazette.com The 12th Congressional seat pits Democrat Marc Friedenberg against Republican Fred Keller. That district encompasses all or parts of Lycoming, Bradford, Centre, Clinton, Juniata, Mifflin, Northumberland, Perry, Potter, Snyder, Sullivan, Susquehanna, ...

You should know

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As a member of the Montoursville Area School Board, I have witnessed the actions of board member Ron Snell during the last three and a half years. Mr. Snell, who is running for re-election, identifies himself as a voice for the taxpayers and students and one who is concerned with how tax ...

Special election

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In 2018, I voted to re-elect Fred Keller to represent the 85th Legislative District in the Pennsylvania General Assembly because I believed his experience, knowledge and eight years of seniority would benefit his constituents. I have mixed feelings about him seeking to replace Tom Marino in ...

Many College grads feel their grip on middle class loosening

Business

WASHINGTON — A college degree has long been a ticket to the U.S. middle class. It typically confers higher pay, stronger job security, greater home ownership and comparatively stable households. Those benefits have long been seen as worth the sacrifices often required, from deferred income ...

Students show creativity at Law Day

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Students whose essays, artwork, songs, or poetry were selected by the judges, attorneys and paralegals of Lycoming Law Association were recognized, Friday, in the county courthouse. This year, the law association received an “unprecedented” number of submissions, according to Christian ...

13th annual Biker Blessing honors man who began it

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Jersey Shore’s Crossroads Church once again opened their facilities to the local community to spread love with the 13th Annual Biker Blessing. The goal of the event was to share the love of God with individuals who ride as part of larger motorcycling community. However, this year’s ...

South’s football standout heads to New York City

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Dominick Bragalone went from suiting up and playing at Rodney K. Morgans Stadium on Friday to making a trip to the Big Apple yesterday to attempt to continue his football career in the NFL. Last Saturday after going undrafted, the New York Giants invited Bragalone to a two-day minicamp, which ...