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Francis Kennedy: They had to invent their own equipment

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Williamsport Mayor’s budget plan cuts cops, others

Claiming he must cut out at least eight full-time positions in police, streets and parks and codes employees in the upcoming budget, Mayor Gabriel J. Campana said he’s lost sleep trying to prevent another unsustainable tax increase on city residents. “I refuse to put the city in Act 47 or ...

Clinton County may see more bus stops

LOCK HAVEN — The Clinton County Public Transit Committee has ideas on how to increase ridership on public buses serving the area. Up until this year, Lock Haven was the only third-class city in Pennsylvania not to have public bus service. It’s being provided by River Valley Transit in ...

2 killed in Route 49 crash in Tioga County

ELKLAND — A man and woman lost their lives following a two-vehicle collision in Nelson Township, Tioga County, Thursday afternoon. State police identified the deceased persons as George Lehaman, 68, and Sandra Ringler, 53, both of Elkland. Lehaman, with Ringler as his passenger, was ...

Pension, gambling laws among state Legislature highlights

HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania state lawmakers wrapped up their session this week with the election of caucus leaders and farewell speeches by departing colleagues, closing the book on two years that produced nearly 250 new laws. Their most high-profile debate, however, ended inconclusively when ...

Conditions improve after brutal Nor’easter

Now that the wintry mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain is over, the weather conditions look good up through the heavily traveled days before Thanksgiving and through shopping days of Black Friday and the weekend ahead, a meteorologist said. Aaron Tyburski, a meterologist with the National ...

Lycoming County pension increase to be considered

The Lycoming County Retirement Board will consider approving a cost of living adjustment, increasing the monthly pensions received by county retirees, at a meeting in December. The board held a lengthy discussion on the matter Thursday with intent to vote but, without all members present, the ...

Commissioners approve $440K for radio system overhaul

The Lycoming County commissioners approved a $440,000 contract Thursday with MCM Consulting Group for work developing the countywide radio system overhaul, projected to cost about $7.4 million. That $7.4 million price tag, established through a nine-month study recently completed by the ...

Six left homeless after devastating blaze

MUNCY — A family of six was left homeless after their home on Mechanic Street sustained extensive damage in a fire late Wednesday morning. “Everything’s ruined,” Greg Foltz said as the 45-year-old former truck driver looked at the damage to his home at 116 E. Mechanic St. that he ...

Budget talks ongoing: Reassessment, library highlighted

JERSEY SHORE — Lycoming County’s projected deficit for 2019 remains about $9.5 million, as presented at the final hearing for the preliminary 2019 budget Wednesday evening in Jersey Shore. Taking into account the $9 million bond to be taken out before the end of this year, $6.4 million ...

City mayor: Tax increase likely for 2019 budget

Williamsport’s proposed 2019 budget with each department’s expense and revenue will be unveiled by Mayor Gabriel J. Campana on Nov. 20. Campana said city pension increases, paying for health care and unfunded mandates such as the levee recertification of $16 million, if done in the next ...

$2.2M Marsh Hill bridge construction sees completion

MARSH HILL — Officials from McIntyre Township, Lycoming County and other areas gathered at the Pleasant Stream Road bridge, directly off Route 14, to celebrate its completion Wednesday afternoon. The bridge replacement project took three years and cost $2.2 million. Only about 5 percent of ...

Loyalsock Track, field building draws concern, work session set

School personnel shared concerns that the construction of a $280,000 track team building would end up being piecemeal during the Loyalsock Township School Board meeting Wednesday night. A public work session will be held at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 28. “When I look at everything we’ve done in the ...

Montgomery plans paving and Christmas parade

MONTGOMERY — Montgomery Borough Council informed the public Tuesday night that East Houston Avenue is ready for paving after sewer and water line work recently was completed. The borough also is planning a Christmas parade at 1 p.m. Dec. 8, with a back-up plan to postpone to Dec. 15 if ...

Commissioners break down preliminary $9.5M deficit

With few changes from the preliminary Lycoming County 2019 budget presented last week, the commissioners broke down the projected $9.5 million general fund deficit at their second budget hearing Tuesday in Hughesville. The commissioners intend to float a $9 million bond by the end of ...

Developer’s request to expand business district approved

The Williamsport Planning Commission gave a positive recommendation Tuesday to a developer’s proposal to expand the Central Business District to include a building he owns at West Third and Hepburn streets and move the district west to Center Street. Developer Herman Logue informed the ...

Taxes in Loyalsock expected to remain level under budget

Loyalsock Township supervisors Tuesday night approved a proposed $4.3 million 2019 general fund budget that calls for no increase in real estate taxes. The proposed tax millage is 0.5 mills or $500 on a house assessed at $100,000. It may seem higher than this year’s budget of $3.2 ...

County to consider $440K for radio system update

As part of the Lycoming County radio system overhaul, dubbed the “next generation radio system,” the commissioners will consider approving a contract with MCM Consulting Group Inc. for a two-phase partnership at a cost of $440,349. The consulting group performed the needs-based ...

Claims process open for victims of Philadelphia clergy abuse

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Officials from the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Philadelphia have agreed to pay uncapped compensation offers for victims of child sexual abuse by clergy as part of a claims process that started Tuesday. Details of the Philadelphia program were discussed at a news ...

WASD agrees to put tax assistance program on agenda

In response to a presentation on the Local Economic Revitalization Tax Assistance program at their meeting Tuesday, members of the Williamsport Area School District’s board agreed to place the item on their December meeting’s agenda. The board also agreed to have the district’s solicitor ...