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Episcopal churches suspend in-person service

Prompted by a rise in the number of positive cases of coronavirus, the Rev. Audrey C. Scanlon, bishop of the Central Pennsylvania Diocese of the Episcopal Church, announced that all in-person worship in the churches under her authority would be suspended until 2021. “The coronavirus pandemic ...

Lawmakers support no-tax-hike budget

No new taxes are expected to be included in the state budget and that’s just fine with local lawmakers. State Rep. Garth Everett, R-Muncy, said Wednesday he felt the spending plan would be passed this week. “We are not going to need to raise taxes so that makes it easier for many,” he ...

State lawmakers begin advancing budget package

HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania’s state Legislature was set to begin voting Thursday on a roughly $11 billion no-new-taxes spending package to carry state government through the rest of the fiscal year and fill, for the moment, a multibillion-dollar deficit inflicted by the pandemic. The ...

Defense attacks merits of Trump campaign lawsuit

More than two weeks after Election Day, the case of President Donald J. Trump against the state Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar remains a lawsuit in search of a legal theory. That’s what attorneys Thursday with the American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania, the Democratic National ...

Jersey Shore plays in semifinals

For the second consecutive season, Jersey Shore’s football team is playing in the PIAA Class AAAA semifinals. The Bulldogs travel to District 3 champion Lampeter-Strasburg tonight for a 7 p.m. kickoff. The winner will play in the state championship Saturday, Nov. 28. Branden Wheary has ...

Woodward Township holding line on taxes

LINDEN — The Woodward Township supervisors this week approved a 2021 preliminary budget that holds a steady line on taxes at 0.514 mills and includes no major projects next year. Final adoption is expected next month. “It is basically the same budget as last year,” Judy Carpenter, ...

ELSD: Junior, senior high school goes online until Dec. 1

The East Lycoming School District has announced that due to an increase in cases of COVID-19 in the Jr./Sr. High School, students in that building will temporarily move to full remote instruction beginning Nov. 20. Return to traditional in-person instruction will be on Dec. 1. All elementary ...

ELSD: Junior, senior high school goes online until Dec. 1

The East Lycoming School District has announced that due to an increase in cases of COVID-19 in the Jr./Sr. High School, students in that building will temporarily move to full remote instruction beginning Nov. 20. Return to traditional in-person instruction will be on Dec. 1. All ...

State: 43 new confirmed COVID-19 cases in Lycoming County

Lycoming County has 43 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 Friday, according to data from the state Department of Health. Tioga County has 23 new confirmed cases while Clinton County has 21 new confirmed cases. The state reports Friday that Lycoming County has 1,468 confirmed cases of COVID-19 ...

Trump counsel: Mail-in voters treated differently

President Donald J. Trump’s campaign lawyers alleged Wednesday that state Secretary Kathy Boockvar and others treated mail-in voters differently depending on where they live in Pennsylvania and who voters supported. Additionally, the campaign alleges the state counted ballots that ...

Williamsport high school goes remote

Due to an increase in cases of COVID-19, the Williamsport Area School District announced Wednesday that students in grades 9-12 at the high school will temporarily move to full remote instruction for the next two days. The high school is expected to re-open for five-day in-person instruction ...

Biden’s DIY transition proceeds without Trump assistance

WILMINGTON, Del. — President Donald Trump’s refusal to cooperate with his successor is forcing President-elect Joe Biden to seek unusual workarounds to prepare for the exploding public health threat and evolving national security challenges he will inherit in just nine weeks. Blocked from ...

Parents voice COVID concerns to school officials

HUGHESVILLE — Step-by-step details of what happens when a student or staff member is diagnosed with the coronavirus did little to alleviate worries of parents in the East Lycoming School District as they see cases in the county rise. Superintendent Michael Pawlik reviewed the process with ...

No tax increase for Old Lycoming 2021 budget

The Old Lycoming Township supervisors recently adopted a preliminary budget for next year that holds the line on taxes. The real estate tax rate will remain at 4.713 mills. For properties in the township that are assessed at $100,000, the homeowner would pay $471. The budget is available ...

Virus surge places strain on Pennsylvania’s contact tracers

Pennsylvania’s contact tracing system is under strain as the explosion of new COVID-19 cases overtakes health workers’ ability to keep up, hampering efforts to slow the spread. Public health experts say it’s important to interview people who have tested positive for the virus as soon ...

School board member apologizes for comments on LGBTQ display

LAPORTE — In contrast to his lengthy remarks opposing the LGBTQ display in the Sullivan County High School library at last week’s committee meeting, school board member Tim Nitcznski’s apology for those comments was noted for its brevity. “My name’s Tim Nitcznski and I’d like to ...

Commissioners act on property near landfill

Lycoming County commissioners on Tuesday approved a grant application targeting development of Route 15 property. The $287,379 grant will help fund the extension of a pipeline to the Timber Run Industrial Park across from the county landfill, where at least one company is looking to locate ...

State: Lycoming County has 68 new confirmed cases

Lycoming County has 1,425 confirmed cases of COVID-19, the state Department of Health reported Thursday. Lycoming County saw an increase in confirmed cases of 68 from Wednesday's total. Tioga County has 15 new confirmed cases, with 581 confirmed cases Thursday compared to 566 confirmed cases ...

Judge gives lawyers more time to present evidence

The eyes of the nation were glued to Williamsport Tuesday as the President Donald J. Trump campaign took its legal fight to federal court to try to block the certification of the state vote count. The state remains in play despite the unofficial vote count going to Democrat Joe Biden. That ...

Commissioner tests positive for COVID-19

COVID-19 does not discriminate as it spreads across the nation infecting increasing numbers of people, including a local leader. Lycoming County Commissioner Tony Mussare told the Sun-Gazette Tuesday he has tested positive for coronavirus. Mussare, who has not attended the past three ...