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Visit seen as rare chance to hear leader speak

President Donald J. Trump’s appearance at the Williamsport Regional Airport tonight is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, according to those planning to attend. “I’m bringing my five grand-children,” said a retired teacher from Jersey Shore, whose relative is a border patrol agent. ...

Authorities prepared for Trump crowds to keep them busy

As Montoursville prepares for record-breaking crowds during President Donald Trump’s rally Monday, municipal and police officials have worked to make the event a smooth one. Bus transportation will start at the former location of Sears in Lycoming Mall Circle, according to William E. ...

Sunny and blue skies expected for election day Tuesday

Primary election day Tuesday is slated to be among next week’s best days for weather, according to the National Weather Service in State College. Scattered thunderstorms may be prevalent later in the week. A high of 70 degrees is expected for primary election day, with mostly sunny ...

George W. Bush, Harry S. Truman saw Williamsport during presidencies

The visit of the country’s current president later today is not the first time a commander-in-chief has stopped in the Susquehanna Valley. Most recently, in 2001, then-president George W. Bush visited the area during the Little League World Series that year. According to a newspaper ...

Escaped pet python found on apartment grounds

One resident was shocked to look down and see a 7-foot-long-ball python while on a break at Lakeview Apartments. Other residents said the snake escaped while a tenant was moving several days ago. South Williamsport police were called to 948 Main St. for the large ball python around 6 ...

Communities, homeowners navigate flood insurance compliance

ope for the best, but expect the worst, the Lycoming County planning department forewarns homeowners of the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s impending but unknown changes to the National Flood Insurance Program. The agency is reaching out nationwide, seeing how communities are ...

Candidates give their qualifications

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, Tioga, Union and Wyoming counties. Q: ...

Officials: Take the bus to see president

Buses are leaving from Lycoming Mall for the presidential visit Monday morning, Montoursville borough officials said. Officials said visitors to the Williamsport Regional Airport may take a bus starting at 9 a.m. for the 7 p.m. event. Gates will open at 4 p.m. The buses will run regularly ...

Sun-Gazette staff earn 10 journalism awards

The editorial staff of the Williamsport Sun-Gazette brought home 10 awards from the Pennsylvania Press Conference over the weekend in Harrisburg. The Press Conference is the ceremony that culminates the prestigious Keystone Press Awards open to media throughout Pennsylvania. The awards ...

Penn College holds first of 3 graduations

The first of three spring commencement ceremonies for the over 900 students receiving diplomas from the Pennsylvania College of Technology kicked off yesterday afternoon at the Community Arts Center with Dr. Davie Jane Gilmour, college president, calling the students “our future tomorrow ...

Friedenberg: Health care, taxes, farmers, jobs among priorities

Marc Friedenberg feels everyone deserves a chance to succeed and it’s a big reason he decided to run for the open 12th Congressional seat. He sees the need for expanding health care for more people, bringing broadband service to rural residents and reducing carbon emissions to fight climate ...

Keller points to values, free enterprise, health care options

Fred Keller feels he’s the best candidate for the 12th Congressional District because he holds the values of the people who live there. He said he learned those values while growing up poor in Sunbury. After high school, he went to work in a factory and worked his way up to management, ...

Borough officials negotiate police department move

MUNCY — The borough police advanced on an agreement to move their department into the water authority building, at 117 Old Glade Run Road, Thursday, as the borough council members met with officials from the Muncy Borough Municipal authority to hash out terms. The new floor plan was a ...

City still unable to collect insurance reimbursement

The city continues to seek $1 million from an insurance company after paying that amount to the estate of a man who died in January 2014 when his car was struck by a speeding police car that was heading to a call, city officials said Thursday. “Evidently the insurance company, CNA, has ...

Summer learning program plans under way at library

As summer approaches, the James V. Brown Library announced this week that the newspaper insert for their summer learning program will be in the Friday edition of the Williamsport Sun Gazette. The special insert will feature programs at all libraries in the library system, with the center focal ...

Game brings students, school security officers together

The inaugural Kickin’ it with Cops kickball game was played at Volunteer Stadium at the Little League Complex on Thursday. The event brought together seventh graders and their school resource officers from Muncy, Montgomery, East Lycoming, South Williamsport, Williamsport, St. John ...

City Hall may be inaccessible for up to 9 weeks

City Hall is not expected to be accessible for several weeks over summer for those who can’t use the stairs. An elevator modification is expected to require the lift to be out of commission for up to nine weeks, which impacts visitors and employees. Other add-alternate bids include a ramp ...

City codes outsourcing remains an option

City officials’ option to outsource city code enforcement remains on the table. Mayor Gabriel J. Campana has explored the idea with a Hazleton firm, according to an Oct. 3, 2018 letter to a third-party business. Code Services of Barry Isett & Associates of Hazleton offered a proposal ...

Transient living under scrutiny in area township

LINDEN — Following a recent state Supreme Court ruling, the Woodward Township supervisors asked their solicitor to review their zoning ordinance concerning transient living spaces. As a growing market, more people are using websites such as Airbnb to rent a resident’s home for three days ...