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Board votes to fix building problems

February 10, 2016 During a rather raucous meeting, the Montoursville Area School Board voted Tuesday to immediately fix the high school’s structural problems that put the building in jeopardy of being condemned. more »»

Local GOP lawmakers respond to Wolf proposal

February 10, 2016 A state budget proposal unveiled by Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf on Tuesday for the fiscal year 2016-17 was met with harsh resistance by local Republican legislators. Calling the $33. more »»

Online survey seeks thoughts for future of Brandon Park

February 10, 2016 An online survey is being conducted this month to seek input on potential improvements to Brandon Park. “We want to hear back from people,” said Thad Meckley, chairman of the Brandon Park Commissio. more »»

Library shares successes

February 10, 2016 Barbara McGary, executive director of the James V. more »»

Contracts will be considered

February 10, 2016 Lycoming County commissioners on Thursday are expected to approve an annual maintenance agreement in the amount of $88,516 for the county’s eFinance system, software for accounting and tracking... more »»

Interstate 180 closure next week

February 10, 2016 The short-term closures on the Basin Street and Faxon on and off ramps scheduled for Tuesday will be rescheduled for 9:30 to 10 a.m. Feb. 16, according to the state Department of Transportation. more »»

Jersey Shore Area School Board to consider new course

February 10, 2016 JERSEY SHORE — The Jersey Shore Area School Board heard a proposal for the implementation of an advanced placement environmental science course for the 2016-17 academic year during its meeting Monda... more »»

Officer jurisdiction discussed

February 10, 2016 HUGHESVILLE — An intergovernmental agreement that allows the borough’s school resource officer assigned to the East Lycoming School District to have authority on school property that falls outside... more »»

Man with 650 bags of heroin facing charges

February 9, 2016 MONTGOMERY — Damien Shaun Hartsfield, 29, of Philadelphia, has been charged with two counts of delivery of a controlled substance and two counts of possession with intent to deliver on Sunday... more »»

Alleged serial robber waives prelim hearing

February 9, 2016 Steven Craig Long, 33, of 803 Sheridan St., was held over for court after he waived his right to a preliminary hearing on Monday. He is scheduled for a hearing at 8:30 a.m. on Fe. more »»

2 South Williamsport fire companies noncommittal on combining

February 9, 2016 An effort to merge three South Williamsport companies into one has met with resistance from at least two fire stations in the borough, according to authorities. more »»

Snow, cold in forecast

February 8, 2016 Expect snow. more »»

Woman unsure about Phil, but looks forward to spring

February 8, 2016 (EDITOR’S NOTE: Each Monday, the Sun-Gazette asks somebody in the area, “What’s on your mind?” If you have a topic you would like to share, contact us at more »»

City Council OKs hire of 2 new cops

February 8, 2016 (EDITOR’S NOTE: Each Monday, the Sun-Gazette summarizes major votes of the past week and, more specifically, how our locally elected and appointed officials voted on each matter. more »»

Fit for a queen

February 7, 2016 Kacy Charlesworth, of the Bullfrog Brewery, wears her crown as she shows off the trophy after winning the Queen of Mardi Gras at the Whiskey Room Saturday. Charlesworth raised $7,69. more »»

Turzai lays state budget impasse at feet of Wolf

February 7, 2016 During the annual Republican Committee of Lycoming County Lincoln Day dinner on Saturday, state Speaker of the House Mike Turzai, R-Bradford Woods, didn’t beat about the bush when he discussed the... more »»

States taking action to keep guns out of abusers’ hands

February 7, 2016 IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — More than a dozen states have strengthened laws over the past two years to keep firearms out of the hands of domestic abusers, a rare area of consensus in the nation’s highly... more »»

Firetree Place growing with new programs

February 6, 2016 After being open for just over a year, Firetree Place is expanding with an open gymnasium, a new recreation coordinator, an afterschool program and new partnerships. more »»

Saturday Sun-Gazette delivery delayed due to electrical power outage

February 6, 2016 Saturday newspaper delivery will be delayed due to an electrical power outage All home delivery and retail store delivery of today's Williamsport Sun-Gazette will be delayed until later this... more »»

Grants to help give 4 parks ‘face lifts’

February 6, 2016 Parks in three boroughs and the city will benefit from $819,500 in state Community Conservation Partnership Program Grants. more »»

Authority: Report on lead exposure misses culprit — paint

February 6, 2016 It took just a few hours after a 2-year-old report on elevated lead levels in children tested in Williamsport resurfaced before the telephones began to ring at the Williamsport Municipal Water... more »»



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Farewell, my friend

February 4, 2016 Where do I begin? Perhaps, the best place to begin is at the end. We lost our special Golden boy, Oakley, unexpectedly last Friday. more »

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