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A modest bridge ceremony marks start of historic highway

May 25, 2016 It was just a ceremonial groundbreaking for bridge construction that began in December. But it was actually symbolic of so much more. more »»

Deck addition will hopefully expand Bowman Field usage

May 24, 2016 There was a significant groundbreaking last week at one of Williamsport’s most venerable facilities, Bowman Field. more »»

In Washington, spur-of-the-moment spending costs billions

May 23, 2016 Most of us recognize the danger of spur-of-the-moment spending decisions. We guard against marketing strategies intended to make us reach for our credit cards first and ask questions late. more »»

Hard decisions loom for prison system in Lycoming County

May 22, 2016 Lycoming County’s prison staff and probation personnel are dealing with an “overwhelming” number of inmates, Ed McCoy, chief of probation for Lycoming County, told the county’s prison board recentl. more »»

Obama the environmental president? Not really when pet projects are at stake

May 21, 2016 President Barack Obama wants us to think of him as the environmental president. It just isn’t true. more »»

New budget debate looms over same misplaced priorities

May 20, 2016 Based on the nine-month budget stalemate just past, something has to change to make the upcoming 2016-17 state budget odyssey a smoother ride. Starting with the numbers. more »»

Class on reversing heroin overdoses regrettably necessary

May 18, 2016 It’s a harsh reality, but a necessary one. more »»

Board correctly saves stone entry to high school

May 18, 2016 The decision whether to preserve historic structures or raze them often comes down to money. Typically, the cost of preserving historic buildings is more than the cost of demolishing them. more »»

Pool demolition understood, but transparency lacking

May 18, 2016 The Showers Pool in Brandon Park was reduced to a level expanse of dirt last wee. more »»

Patience, realism needed to endure gas industry slump

May 17, 2016 The Sun-Gazette surveyed multiple facets of the natural gas industry a week ago and found the slowdown in the industry’s activity in the region is very real. more »»

U.S. officials should rethink ISIS strategy

May 16, 2016 For weeks we have warned that feeding U.S. troops into Iraq and Syria in relatively small units risks a massacre of them by Islamic State terrorists. A U.S. more »»

In UPMC, SHS chooses prestigious health care partner

May 15, 2016 In the challenging world of health care, change that keeps a hospital system thriving is better than no change that can ultimately detract from an institution. more »»

Teachers deserve more for transforming lives of our children

May 14, 2016 Along with the enormous rewards enjoyed by good school teachers comes terrible frustration. Many wish they could do more for their students. more »»

70 mph: The new normal, but drivers must keep it safe

May 13, 2016 The trip north, south, east and west of our local area just got quicker. more »»

Brotherhood award winners embody a model of citizenship

May 12, 2016 What makes a community special? People and organizations with heart, vision and a can-do spirit may be the clearest path. more »»

Help needed from governor down to fight heroin crisis

May 11, 2016 Attacking the heroin epidemic locally is not a politically partisan issue. That much was proven last week when Gov. more »»

Third piece to South Side fire puzzle best for all

May 10, 2016 They have a building. They have two fire trucks, a brush truck and a special unit vehicle inside that building. They are capable of conducting bingo games and other fundraising activities. more »»

More and more, rules of common sense are violated

May 9, 2016 “Common Sense,” written by one of the founding fathers, Thomas Paine, was something of a handbook for American colonists thinking of forming a new government in 1776. more »»

Motor License Fund: Roads should remain the chief benefactor

May 8, 2016 The Williamsport Area Transportation Study has a game plan for 76 different highway improvements at an estimated cost of $88 million to be completed by 2020. more »»

North Korea makes clear its threats to world peace

May 7, 2016 North Korea clearly is working feverishly to increase its military capability and to heighten worry about it among other world leaders. more »»



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