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Flood protection grant dollars vital to city's finances

April 24, 2015 The city's flood protection is not a debatable funding item. It's a must. And without proper meeting of flood levee survey and recertification mandates, that flood protection is a stool without leg. more »»

Hard to quarrel with trend toward public pool closings

April 23, 2015 The public swimming pool used to be the gathering place for communities, particularly for young peopl. more »»

Earth Day, 45, has correctly pushed the environmental way

April 22, 2015 When Earth Day was started 45 years ago, it was something of a curiosity. The event was born at a time when political consciousness was at an all-time high in this country. more »»

Wolf praises gas industry while adding second tax

April 21, 2015 Gov. Tom Wolf visited Pennsylvania College of Technology’s Energy Technology Education Center last week and affirmed his support of the natural gas industry. more »»

Congress, amazingly, needs Obama to put obedience in writing

April 20, 2015 Apparently it has come to this: Some members of Congress believe they must stipulate by law that President Barack Obama must obey the law. more »»

Project approvals do not mean public outcry was ignored

April 19, 2015 There were several hundred people at the Montoursville Area School Board meeting Tuesday, most of them opposing plans for a $36 million high school renovation and construction project. more »»

Climate change blamed for all sorts of evils, with questionable evidence

April 18, 2015 Climate change has been blamed by some for all sorts of evils, including Islamic terrorists. more »»

The Repasz Band underlines heritage at Appomattox event

April 17, 2015 How historic is Williamsport Repasz Band? The band was an original participant at the surrender of Confederate Army Gen. Robert E. Lee to Union Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Gant in Appomattox, Va. more »»

The punishment net for over-regulated coal is expanding

April 16, 2015 The view of some people is that complaints about environmental over-regulation is just a big business talking point geared to creating profits at the cost of the environment. more »»

PSU settlements in the Sandusky case needed to close book

April 15, 2015 The Penn State Board of Trustees last week authorized university officials to settle litigation related to the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse case, signifying one of the closing chapters in the... more »»

Tax shift plan worth discussion, but be aware of pitfalls

April 14, 2015 We are always cynical of plans to shift tax burdens. more »»

Nations fighting Islamic terrorists deserve full support

April 13, 2015 Across the Middle East, nations that for years took inactive roles against Islamic terrorists have been spurred to actio. more »»

There is a sense eastern corridor of city due to bloom

April 12, 2015 There is a sense that the corridor of Williamsport east of Market Street is about to finally, at long last, come to life, after years of false starts and stalled plans. more »»

U.S.-Iran deal: Congress must not allow end run by administration

April 11, 2015 After U.S. and Iranian negotiators passed the Wednesday “deadline” for agreement on a pact to restrict Tehran’s development of nuclear weapons, they kept talkin. more »»

Trade and transit building will meet a variety of needs

April 10, 2015 First it was an aging, deteriorating parking deck. Now it is an empty space. But soon the property at West Third and Laurel streets will be a multi-faceted downtown lynchpin. more »»

Marino wants two simple measures to end the gridlock

April 9, 2015 A limit on how many consecutive terms a senator or representative can serve. Votes on one subject at a time. U.S. Rep. more »»

Gov. Wolf’s Facebook format works well, but only for him

April 8, 2015 Gov. Tom Wolf used a Facebook Town Hall to push his agenda and budget proposal last week. more »»

Ditching status quo will endanger gas industry in the state

April 7, 2015 Marcellus Shale Coalition President Dave Spigelmyer did not ask for much on behalf of his industry during a visit to the Sun-Gazette. Basically, the industry, is looking for the status quo. more »»

‘Petie’s’ heart and leadership leave a legacy on community

April 3, 2015 In 1952, Cecilla Marie P. "Petie" Miller was looking for care for her daughter. The only problem was that there was no such thing as care for children with developmental disabilities. more »»

DUI enforcement, prevention getting tougher, more complex

April 2, 2015 Area police were honored recently for their enforcement efforts against driving while under the influence of alcohol. more »»



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