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Montoursville Area School Board considers budget revenues

The Montoursvillle Area School District budget for next year appears to show a $300,000 revenue increase to put it at $30.5 million. Business Manager Brandy Smith reported to the board that real estate taxes can be expected to bring in $12.1 million and earned income taxes another $3.6 ...

UPMC receives $100,000 grant for ‘ambulance bus’

UPMC Susquehanna has received a $100,000 grant from the PPL Foundation to fund a special response vehicle that was used for the first time on Monday to bring COVID vaccinations to Williamsport senior residents in a high-rise building. “This project is a long time coming,” Jim Slotterback, ...

UPMC launches online vaccine registry

UPMC launched a new website this week to allow those who are 75 and older to determine if they are eligible and register to make an appointment for a COVID vaccine. On the website, Vaccine.UPMC.com, there is a survey to determine eligibility for the vaccine, which asks for information like ...

Feds increase state’s first dose vaccine allocation

HARRISBURG — The maximum allocation the state will be receiving for first doses this week is approximately 225,890, which is an over 40,000 jump from last week’s allocation of around 183,000. According to Barry Ciccocioppo, Department of Health Communications director, the snow delayed ...

Geisinger rebuked for letting some skip the line for vaccines

One of Pennsylvania’s largest health networks allowed employees’ family members to skip the COVID-19 vaccine line, raising questions of fairness at a time of strong public demand and scarce supply. Geisinger’s decision to give special access to employees’ relatives earned a rebuke ...

Local leaders say no to toll proposal meant to fund bridge repairs

Local leaders are not keen about using highway tolls to fund bridge repairs, a concept that has already met with strong opposition from a handful of Republican lawmakers in the western part of the state. Nine bridges along Interstate 80 in the state are being considered for tolling as part ...