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June 30, 2016 Setting off fireworks, grilling and spending time with loved ones is how many people celebrate Independence Day. The Fourth of July weekend is one of the most heavily traveled weekends, with 4. more »»

Area woman on way to W. Va. to aid flood victims

June 30, 2016 A Cogan Station woman is among eight volunteers from central Pennsylvania who have been deployed by the American Red Cross to provide disaster aid in West Virginia following flooding there last wee. more »»

Legislators call for special session on opioid crisis

June 30, 2016 The heroin epidemic continues to rage throughout the state and, to offset the constant rising deaths, lawmakers have presented a slew of bills and education plans, attended roundtables and created... more »»

Senate advances House bill

June 30, 2016 HARRISBURG — The Pennsylvania Senate took quick action on the House’s just-passed budget package Wednesday, a day before the state government’s fiscal-year deadline, although divisions remained over... more »»

North America’s leaders urge against Trump’s isolationism

June 30, 2016 OTTAWA, Ontario — President Barack Obama and the leaders of Mexico and Canada pushed back forcefully on Wednesday against the isolationist and anti-immigrant sentiments that have roiled Britain and... more »»

County’s legislators critical of proposed spending

June 29, 2016 The state budget continues to see progress in the House, passing Tuesday night on a 114-85 vote, but local lawmakers are weary of constant increases to spending. State Rep. more »»

Governor: House GOP’s budget plan not balanced

June 29, 2016 HARRISBURG (AP) — Democratic Gov. more »»

Magical and patriotic events to honor city

June 29, 2016 One can anticipate a magical and patriotic weekend ahead as Williamsport observes the sesquicentennial of its incorporation as a city during First Friday and leading up to Independence Day on Monda. more »»

Secret Gardens Tour highlights day of activities

June 29, 2016 A 10-garden tour by either a trolley or personal vehicle begins at 10 a.m. Saturday at Way’s Garden at West Fourth and Maynard streets. more »»

‘Mark Twain’ to appear at Way’s Garden

June 29, 2016 The white mustache, long-flowing hair and perhaps a cigar will be the give-away. Mark Twain will be visiting Way’s Garden at 2 p.m. more »»

With report done, chairman asks voters to ‘reach their own conclusions’

June 29, 2016 By MATTHEW DALY Associated Press WASHINGTON — House Republicans on Tuesday concluded their $7 million, two-year investigation into the deadly attacks in Benghazi, Libya, with fresh accusations of... more »»

‘Set the Night to Music’ to be joined by multiple other patriotic happenings

June 29, 2016 Williamsport celebrates the nation’s 240th birthday Monday with color and a bang, as will many other area communities on July 4 and in the days after the holiday. more »»

Terrorists kill dozens in Turkey

June 29, 2016 ISTANBUL (AP) — Three suspected Islamic State group suicide bombers targeted the international terminal of Istanbul’s Ataturk airport Tuesday, killing at least 36 people and wounding many others,... more »»

It’s Town Meeting gathering again in Jersey Shore

June 29, 2016 JERSEY SHORE — It’s the weeklong event of the year that brings together the borough of Jersey Shore in celebration. The Jersey Shore Town Meeting means entertainment, food and tradition. more »»

Panel OKs subpoena power for attorney general probe

June 29, 2016 By MARK SCOLFORO Associated Press HARRISBURG — A legislative subcommittee investigating the possible impeachment of Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane for misbehavior in office voted... more »»

Tea time for the queens

June 29, 2016 JERSEY SHORE — Jersey Shore Town Meeting Inc. kicked off its 2016 season with it’s 49th annual Queen’s Tea on Saturday at Trinity United Methodist Church. more »»

East Lycoming School Board approves 0.30-mill tax increase

June 29, 2016 HUGHESVILLE — The East Lycoming School Board on Tuesday unanimously approved its final 2016-17 general fund budget in the amount of $24,747,192, which comes with a real estate tax increase of 0. more »»

Goodwill bins placed in area

June 29, 2016 Goodwill Industries of North Central Pennsylvania has placed new blue bins at various locations in the Williamsport area. They include the A.W. more »»

County purchases new phone system

June 29, 2016 Lycoming County took one more step toward virtualizing its phone service during the commissioners Tuesday morning meetin. more »»

Historic landmark is coming down in South Williamsport

June 28, 2016 In South Williamsport, the corner of Clark Street and West Central Avenue once was home to a bustling school house in the 1800s that later was converted into a pants factory and eventually ended up... more »»

Local lawmakers showing optimism

June 28, 2016 The words are “positive” “done on time” and “good so far” when it comes to this year’s state budget talks, but local legislators say they still are hashing out the final details. more »»



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