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High court strikes blow for public workers’ rights

July 18, 2014 We are intrigued by a recent Supreme Court that said thousands of home health care workers in the state of Illinois cannot be required to pay fees that help cover a union's costs of collective... more »»

The Center revival takes baby steps with hoops, opening

July 17, 2014 The basketball hoops are back in one part of Williamsport – Flanigan Park. And the Campbell Street Community Center is reopening. more »»

Williamsport's healthy ranking no surprise, given the local assets

July 16, 2014 The Greater Williamsport Area has an acknowledged heroin problem. more »»

Survey shows state gas drilling support stands at 58 percent

July 15, 2014 A recent Quinnipiac University poll revealed Pennsylvanians support drilling for natural gas by a nearly 2-to-1 margin. more »»

Saving the VA: A disturbing Washington pattern is emerging

July 14, 2014 Leaders in the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives hope to reach agreement soon on a bill addressing the Department of Veterans Affairs scanda. more »»

Civil War monument brings reminder that should prompt pride

July 13, 2014 We live in an age when it is not cool to remember and be reverent of history. Everything is in the here and now. History is something that happened 20 minutes ago. more »»

When it comes to terrorists, drop the political correctness

July 12, 2014 Boko Haram, in Nigeria, uses tactics such as surrounding churches, then burning them down to kill all insid. more »»

Way’s Garden – a city ‘anchor’ – ready for a transformation

July 11, 2014 The richness of a community is reflected in "anchors" – those places that distinguish it from any other community. more »»

Hopefully, sale of The Center starts needed renaissance

July 10, 2014 The Center, going back generations when it had different names, has always been a positive meeting place for a variety of community activities, all of them geared to creating positive growth in... more »»

Popular Riverwalk finally gets parking and safer access

July 9, 2014 The River Walk that encircles Williamsport and South Williamsport at the Susquehanna River has been popular to bicyclists, walkers and runners since it opened in 2010. more »»

Rare ruling makes public access to records easier

July 8, 2014 A Pennsylvania court ruled recently that the Office of Open Records has the authority to order a private review of records to decide disputes about access to government documents and information. more »»

Despite funding boosts, Social Security service seems to be decreasing

July 7, 2014 Try getting an answer to your questions about government retirement benefits by calling your local Social Security office. Let’s hope you have plenty of time to wait ... and wait ... and wait. more »»

This time, momentum for development of ‘Old City’ is real

July 6, 2014 Can the “Old City” become a new revitalized part of the City of Williamsport? Only the future holds that answer. more »»

How is administration getting away with lies unacceptable in the past?

July 5, 2014 Using illegal methods to harm one’s political opponents, then lying to cover it up, is serious business, as former President Richard Nixon learned. more »»

On this day, resolve to preserve our exceptional way

July 4, 2014 On this day, when we celebrate our country’s independence, there is an easy way to rationalize why July 4th is celebration worthy in these United States of America. Look around. more »»

Impact fees produce dividends that are less likely with tax

July 3, 2014 The funding for the 2014 gas drilling impact fees was released Tuesday.. And our region is not getting cheated. more »»

Corbett holding out for budget that includes some answers

July 2, 2014 We are supposed to have a state budget today. We don’t. Not without Gov. Tom Corbett’s signatur. more »»

No state budget yet: Pay attention to the reasons why

July 1, 2014 We are supposed to have a state budget today. We don’t. more »»

Lots for Americans to be worried about where Iraq is concerned

June 30, 2014 Americans should be worried about the war in Iraq, for various reasons. One concern is that the Sunni army assaulting Iraq’s Shiite-controlled government may interrupt oil shipment. more »»

Resist temptation to make gas industry the budget solution

June 29, 2014 too many projected expenses, not enough revenue to cover them, and some long-term problems to solve in the process. That's not new new. more »»

 
 
 

 

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