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After unusually high temps, weather to look more like fall mid-week

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Although temperatures to start the week are uncommonly above typical for this time of year, forecasters at the National Weather Service in State College are saying this week could see the beginning of the cool off that will welcome fall weather, especially compared to the weekend’s highs in ...

Slaughter experience

Letters

I have read a few articles about Derek Slaughter’s experience. Let’s talk about his experience. While serving on City Council, Slaughter never introduced a single piece of legislation. Plus he served on the Public Safety, yet offered no suggestions on crime. He is a smooth talking math ...

I’m sorry

Letters

This is an idyllic statement often commanded by parents to their children. Children who are arguing with a sibling or friend. The children responding to their parents’ demand likely will still remain restive, and those words “I’m sorry” are meaningless. The key to saying this is the ...

Global warming quiz

Letters

How old is the Earth we live on? If you are within 2 billion years, you are close but I believe it’s one wrong. How old is the oldest man? ... Did you ever consider there are many years that no one knows what happened on our Earth? Yes or No? If they did, we would know how many global warming ...

Work of volunteer ushers makes Community Arts Center a success

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The chandeliers at the Community Arts Center may be encrusted with crystals, but the true shining lights at the theater are the dedicated corps of ushers, some who have been welcoming and directing patrons almost since the renovated building opened its doors in 1993. Ana Gonzalez-White, ...

Hope springs eternal

Letters

Do these letters ever really change anyone’s views? I don’t know but “hope springs eternal.” To the Sun Gazette: Thank you for having this forum. I enjoy hearing from all sides if reasonably written and I appreciate the humor in many of these epistles. I believe I have noticed a more ...

2019 CAC season starts Friday

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The 26th season of the Community Arts Center begins Friday with a show featuring comedian Jim Breuer. Sponsored by the Williamsport Sun-Gazette, UPMC Susquehanna, BB&T and Keystone Advertising Specialties, the show begins at 7:30 p.m. It is just the start of a packed schedule of ...

Vaping hysteria

Letters

In the Sept. 15 Sun-Gazette, in the Health and Wellness Section, Dr. Muhammad Kashif wrote an article titled: “Can vaping have serious consequences?” I’d like equal time to respond. This article merely repeats the same vague fears and uncertainties that were offered on Good Morning ...

Gator Auto Sales believes in honest business

Business

Honesty is the most important and valued attribute at Gator Auto Sales, said Marlin Angelo, owner, who still works as a part-time police officer after 25 years. His son, Anthony Angelo, who started cleaning the cars when the lot opened in 2016, is now the general manager and soon-to-be ...

Facility long a staple of downtown

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The gem that is the Community Arts Center began life as the Capitol Theatre in downtown Williamsport. One of several theaters to operate in the city through the years, the Capitol opened its doors on Oct. 28, 1928. According to the history of the theater, movie-goers were treated to the first ...

Roy Cohn Syndrome

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Named for the late Roy Cohn who was lead counsel for Sen. Joe McCarthy’s disgraced “witch hunt” of the 1950s, people suffering from Roy Cohn Syndrome (RCS) follow one guiding principle: That is to have no principles. Currently, the most notable person with RCS, in my opinion, is ...

How to start your small business

Business

Have you always had a dream to start your own business but didn't know where to start? This workshop will help aspiring entrepreneurs to begin the process of successful business ownership including evaluating business ideas, developing a business plan, and exploring financing options. The ...

WWII soldier identified 75 years after death laid to rest

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HUGHESVILLE — The mortal remains of a soldier who was deemed missing in action during World War II returned home Saturday for a final rest in a cemetery at his hometown. Pvt. James I. Trick was laid to rest at Pleasant Hill Cemetery nearly 75 years after his death. He was accorded full ...

Politics at water’s edge

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“Politics end at the water’s edge.” Many of us learned that timeless adage about the importance of bipartisan foreign policy at an early age. No matter how sharp the divisions between us are, no matter what grievances we may hold against one another, we come together as one against a ...

How to use social media to help your business

Business

Social media is very important for businesses. A social media presence helps to validate your brand and tells consumers that your business is active and focused on thriving communication with consumers. Back by popular demand at 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. October 16, Lock Haven Small Business ...

Injuries reported in helicopter crash

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A sightseeing helicopter crashed at around 7:30 p.m. in the parking lot of the Bloomsburg Fairgrounds Saturday night, according to dispatch reports from Columbia County Emergency Management Agency. There were injuries reported, but no fatalities as of Saturday night. Several parked vehicles ...

Street lights on Washington Boulevard

Letters

I have never heard a city beg for more money like the city of Williamsport! The sad thing is that they just installed 40-plus new street lights on Little League Boulevard. For as long as I can remember, there were never lights on that street. With all the money they spent on those nice lights ...