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Settlements proof of VA misdeeds and attempts to coverup

October 20, 2014 Department of Veterans Affairs officials were caught red-handed in failure to serve men and women who have served in the military. more »»

 
 
 
Old City plan: The correct elements are finally in place

October 19, 2014 It remains to be seen what will come of the plan being developed for Williamsport’s “old city,” an East Third Street corridor that marks the city’s historical origins. more »»

Obama administration declares southern border open to illegal immigrants

October 18, 2014 Imagine yourself as an illegal immigrant who has managed to sneak into the United States from Mexico. You are caught by Border Patrol agents. They tell you they are allowing you to go your own way. more »»

GOP Senate majority could significantly alter Washington

October 17, 2014 The collective outcome of the November election featuring U.S. Senate and House races throughout the nation could be a Republican majority in the Senat. more »»

New software could make county police work more efficient

October 16, 2014 Most of us would agree that we would rather have police protecting us than spending their work detail filling out paperwork. more »»

Numbers indicate homelessness is growing problem

October 15, 2014 The Lycoming County Housing Coalition has completed its latest point-in-time survey of homelessness. The results are sobering. more »»

Another local firm expands on wings of the gas industry

October 14, 2014 Count another local industry finding wings on the natural gas exploration in the region. more »»

Secret Service is in obvious need of significant reforms

October 13, 2014 President Barack Obama should be livid about revelations over the Secret Service’s failures in protecting him and his family. All Americans should be angry. more »»

A couple of worthy changes would make Washington responsive

October 12, 2014 What if our elected officials in Washington were limited to 12 years in office? What if they could only vote on one issue at a time - no unrelated, ancillary items and spending attached to seemingly... more »»

Holder won’t be missed by those worried about drug epidemic

October 11, 2014 Attorney General Eric Holder, who is stepping down, will not be missed by Americans worried about the drug abuse epidemic. more »»

Corbett’s signature brings new weapon to overdose fight

October 10, 2014 Pennsylvania officially has a “lifesaving drug” as its latest weapon to help reduce the number of fatal heroin overdoses in the state. Gov. more »»

Awareness only part of the answer to job opportunities in state

October 9, 2014 The state House Democratic Policy Committee held a public hearing on job creation last week and spread the message that lack of awareness about employment opportunities may be the primary cause of... more »»

With gas fee help, senior living gets a boost in the city

October 8, 2014 With a somewhat aging population and a competitive rental housing market, senior citizens looking for apartments in Williamsport feel the squeeze. There aren’t a lot of affordable option. more »»

City's new records management system yields mixed facts

October 7, 2014 The City of Williamsport spend $365,000 on a police records management system. It is intended to be the most efficient, accurate read on city crime facts that there has ever bee. more »»

Alarming lapse at Secret Service cannot be allowed ever again

October 6, 2014 Omar J. Gonzalez was carrying a knife when he stormed into the White House recently. What if he had been equipped with a bomb? Gonzalez, a military veteran, clearly is mentally unbalanced. more »»

Difference maker in governor race could be deception

October 5, 2014 There was an interesting combination of bullet points to come out of the recent Franklin and Marshall College poll regarding the governor's race. more »»

Bipartisan bill keeping pedophiles out of schools is long overdue

October 4, 2014 A Senate bill intended to prevent public school systems from hiring pedophiles or drug abusers may be necessary, but it misses an important point:?What if school administrators don’t know they are... more »»

Right-to-Know Law beat goes on: Improvements, mixed with shortcomings

October 3, 2014 Pennsylvania Right-to-Know Law, even with an upgrade several years ago, still has its share of shortcomings. more »»

Community sorely needs new path at 600 Campbell St.

October 2, 2014 The building formerly known as The Center is supposed to be a headquarters for hope, particularly for young African-Americans in Williamsport. more »»

Event is a positive landlord step with rental properties

October 1, 2014 There was a very important meeting held last week that hopefully will help reduce the problem of local rental properties being used for illegal activities. more »»

Official trail at Rose Valley Lake worth serious look

September 30, 2014 Just by the force of its sheer beauty, Rose Valley Lake is a popular trail for area bikers and hiker. more »»

 
 
 

 

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Hot Spots Be Gone, Dog Gone It!

September 24, 2014 I've spoken with several friends lately who said hot spots have been a major issue this time of year. The only hot spots I have ever liked are ones associated with popular attractions. more »

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