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Mayor's cost plan just starting point for 2014 city budget

November 13, 2013 Williamsport Mayor Gabriel J. Campana last week set out the starting points for the 2014 city budget. The mayor laid out a proposed 3. more »»

Increase penalties for youths gambling at state's casinos

November 12, 2013 When you see all those engaging commercials promoting gambling casinos in Pennsylvania, you don’t see 14-year-old children plying a roulette wheel or a slot machine. But it happens. Way too often. more »»

Our veterans need to be remembered now more than ever

November 11, 2013 There are special days on the calendar that we all pay attention to – Christmas, Thanksgiving, July 4th. Today is a day – Veterans Day – that we need to pay more attention to. more »»

Gas impact fees advance county – $8.4 million

November 10, 2013 An extra $8.4 million. That's a lot of money. It's the amount Lycoming County has to distribute this year from the state natural gas drilling impact fees. A total of $3. more »»

There's nothing wrong with going overboard for voter equality

November 10, 2013 First-time voters had to present identification proof in order to vote in Tuesday's General Election. As far as we can tell, no one was disadvantaged by the procedure. more »»

Another absurd claim against coal

November 9, 2013 Those who hate the coal industry, and by extension the reasonably-priced electricity it generates for tens of millions of Americans, never tire of inventing new arguments for why every mine in the U. more »»

Epiphany for some Democratic senators on Obamacare dubious

November 8, 2013 Now that the Affordable Care Act rollout has turned out to be an unmitigated disaster, several Democratic Senators have been joining Republican colleagues in calling for a delay of implementation of... more »»

Off-year election: Predictable results, leadership crisis looms

November 7, 2013 The only way to read the message of an election is to follow the numbers. The voter turnout in Lycoming County was about 25 percent, typical for an “off-year” election but unsettling nonetheless. more »»

Water main project benefits from gas impact fee structure

November 5, 2013 Lycoming County’s natural gas impact fee contribution has recently been increased for the YMCA and Susquehanna Health building projects. more »»

Obamacare: Runaway locomotive with no one easing off the throttle

November 4, 2013 The new national health insurance law, Obamacare, has become something like a runaway locomotive — doing an enormous amount of damage but with no one willing to ease off on the throttle. more »»

Local representation at the heart of Tuesday's election

November 3, 2013 Tuesday marks a classic “off year” election. There’s no presidency at stake. There’s no governor’s chair at stake. more »»

Did court go too far in its EPA/coal-fired plants ruling?

November 2, 2013 U.S. Supreme Court justices already have ruled that President Barack Obama’s Environmental Protection Agency has the authority to shut down coal-fired power plants. more »»

City codes officials using muscle, need more to be effective

November 1, 2013 The city Codes Department is hitting landlords with knowingly substandard structures hard these days. The fourth installment of the city’s “shameful properties list” announced by Mayor Gabriel J. more »»

Parking downtown: What can the city provide and afford?

October 31, 2013 For a very long time in the city of Williamsport, downtown parking has been a difficult equation to perfect. more »»

New numbers show natural gas drilling's robust production

October 30, 2013 If the Marcellus Shale region were a country, its natural gas production would rank eighth in the world. more »»

City rental law needs beefed-up codes monitoring

October 29, 2013 The City of Williamsport has a landlord-tenant ordinance to handle its rental properties. It’s just not the one that most of the Campana administration wanted, particularly police officials. more »»

The White House buck doesn't seem to stop anywhere

October 28, 2013 Former president Harry Truman was famous for insisting that anything that went wrong in federal government was his responsibility. “The buck stops here,” he realized. more »»

Coal vendetta, energy forecasts don't match up

October 26, 2013 One wonders, sometimes, whether President Barack Obama and others involved in his vendetta against the coal industry pay any attention to their own administration’s energy forecasts. more »»

End of shutdown, Obamacare rollout are solving nothing

October 26, 2013 So the 16-day partial shutdown of the federal government has been over 10 days since Congress got to the edge of yet another cliff and decided to run back to flat land. more »»

Will prevailing wage law hold up state transportation bill?

October 25, 2013 A rare meeting of state House and Senate leaders Tuesday was a signal that the Legislature is getting close to approving a transportation bill to improve Pennsylvania’s hurting road and bridge system. more »»

 
 

 

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