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Editorials

Airport survey a crucial step to securing service

Are you a person or business operating locally who regularly travels between Williamsport and the Washington D.C. area? If so, your voice is needed to assist the Williamsport Regional Airport in its efforts to recruit a commercial carrier to fill the void that will occur at the end of ...

Public the winners with amendment to Sunshine Act

We send out a round of applause today to our area lawmakers for supporting an amendment to the state Sunshine Act. This amendment, which was signed into law by Gov. Tom Wolf on June 30, is intended to bring greater transparency to government meetings. This legislation requires agencies to ...

We share chamber chief’s optimism as Digger breaks ground in township

Ground was broken recently at a Timber Run Industrial site along Route 15 in Brady Township for a new company that plans to bring 150 jobs to Lycoming County. Digger Specialties is an Indiana-based manufacturer of aluminum and vinyl coating products. It chose Lycoming County to open a ...

Word that the fate of our allies will be rectified good news

“These are courageous individuals. We want to make sure we recognize and value the role they’ve played over the past several years.” So White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said of Afghan interpreters and translators whom the U.S. will evacuate ahead of U.S. withdrawal from ...

A day to remember Flight 800 victims

Today we remember, as we have done for the past quarter century. But, then, how could a person who was around this area at the time ever forget? The day of the TWA Flight 800 air disaster is among the darkest in the history of Montoursville and our region. It continues to be unfathomable ...

A remarkable milestone and worthy role models

In case you missed it, former President Jimmy Carter and his wife Rosalyn celebrated 75 years of marriage this past weekend. That’s a remarkable milestone that few people are fortunate enough to achieve. During a celebration of the couple’s anniversary, their son Chip spoke of “the ...