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School test results: The eye test marks count just as much

December 18, 2015 The bad news is that the new Pennsylvania System of School Assessment, or PSSA, test shows results for area schools that are not as good as years past. more »»

Residency rule makes police chief hire more difficult

December 17, 2015 Given Williamsport’s crime circumstances, it’s arguable that the position of police chief is the most important position in city government. more »»

Consider more tucks on city budget to reduce tax increase

December 16, 2015 Williamsport City Council did a lot of nipping and tucking to the city budget last Thursday night. more »»

House Republicans should tinker with unacceptable budget

December 15, 2015 State House Republicans spent much of their weekend tinkering with a budget presented by the state Senate and Wolf administration that increases spending by 6 percent over 2015. more »»

For Israelis, terrorism is much more personal and immediate threat

December 14, 2015 Terrorism tends to gain attention when single, large-scale attacks claim many victims, as in the Paris massacre of 129 people by Islamic State operatives. more »»

New Montoursville school coalition halts project – what’s next?

December 13, 2015 It didn’t take long for the new power base of the Montoursville Area School Board to formalize its opposition to the district’s $36 million building project. more »»

Taxpayer defrauded in VA bureaucratic job shuffling

December 12, 2015 Two high-ranking Department of Veterans Affairs officials bullied managers lower on the bureaucratic totem pole into accepting job transfers so they could take the vacated jobs — with less work but... more »»

The root causes of tragic shootings difficult to attack

December 11, 2015 Our nation was rocked again last week with a senseless shooting rampage in California that killed 14 people and wounded 12 others. more »»

The root causes of tragic shootings difficult to attack

December 11, 2015 Our nation was rocked again last week with a senseless shooting rampage in California that killed 14 people and wounded 12 others. more »»

Latest rejection of budget includes a long-term lesson

December 10, 2015 Eventually there will be a state budget. We thin. more »»

Restoration of pension payments to Sandusky prolongs the pain

December 9, 2015 The state Commonwealth Court recently ruled that the $4,900-a-month pension of former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky must be restored. more »»

Coalition can be missing link for recovering people

December 8, 2015 There's a solid network locally to improve the odds of people kicking addiction to drugs and alcohol. But there is, for the most part, a missing link the proces. more »»

There has to be a better way to reform health care

December 7, 2015 Senior citizens will be paying much more for prescription drug coverage under the Medicare program, it has been reporte. more »»

Limbo status of attorney general harmful to state

December 6, 2015 After you strip away the fingerpointing, the bare conclusion you are left with is that Pennsylvania has a mess on its hands when it comes to its attorney general situation. more »»

Mistakes being made on many fronts of the ISIS situation

December 5, 2015 President Barack Obama and French President Francois Hollande vowed Tuesday to step up airstrikes against Islamic State terrorists. more »»

City budget deserves council resistance, tough examination

December 4, 2015 Williamsport City Council has begun publicly digesting the proposed budget for 2016. The indigestion is coming out in various forms. more »»

Cameras on streets: Lots of questions need to be answered

December 3, 2015 We get the reasoning. The City of Williamsport has its share of crime problems, particularly relating to violence and drugs. Lots of the problems occur on streets in neighborhood. more »»

The Reentry Center graduation can start something special

December 2, 2015 The Reentry Services Center that Lycoming County government opened 14 months ago held an important graduation ceremony last wee. more »»

Practical changes to liquor system should not stall state budget

December 1, 2015 The state House recently approved and sent to the state Senate a new liquor store privatization bill. more »»

In one sense, all terrorists are equal

November 30, 2015 For years, concern about terrorism focused on al-Qaida. Now most westerners view the Islamic State as the primary threat. more »»



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