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The ledger sheet for public schools doesn’t make sense

June 11, 2015 With the notable exception of the Loyalsock School District, the education ledger sheet for Lycoming and Tioga County school districts does not add up. more »»

Can Wolf’s affable nature lead him to budget compromise?

June 10, 2015 State Rep. Garth Everett, a Muncy Republican, was working in his somewhat isolated office late one day when there was a knock on the door. more »»

Pension reform for state: Reality, not political football

June 9, 2015 Pennsylvania’s public employees pension fund is unsustainable. The proof is not a matter of conjecture. It’s a matter of record. more »»

Times have changed – and so should U.S. energy policy

June 8, 2015 Oil and natural gas are being used as geopolitical weapons like never before in history. Russia’s Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has become perhaps the world’s most skillful, effective practition. more »»

These grads have tough assignment: Recapture the world

June 7, 2015 It’s graduation season at our region’s high schools. They vary in size from hundreds of seniors to 18 at St. John Neumann Regional Academy. more »»

EPA mistakes: It’s more than public relations problem

June 6, 2015 Like a child caught with his hand in the cookie jar, Environmental Protection Agency officials are admitting they made some mistakes with their “waters of the United States rule. more »»

Wolf tax package exposed when put in broad daylight

June 5, 2015 It was predictable and some would say political. But it was also instructive. A measure combining all of Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf’s proposed tax increases - $12. more »»

Downtown projects: Their worth will be proven with results

June 4, 2015 The Destination 2014 Town Center project has turned into more of a Destination 2016 project. more »»

Drug court stories are heartwarming - and so necessary

June 3, 2015 There have been more than 1.3 million seriously addicted people to come through the 2,900 drug courts nationwide in the past 25 years. more »»

Old City project: Battery of ideas will bring results

June 2, 2015 Access. Traffic. Partnerships. Those were the watchwords at last week’s meeting with economic development consultants for the Old City/East Third Street Gateway area at the James V. Brown Library. more »»

Ramadi results show worry about ISIS is legitimate

June 1, 2015 Contrary to what some commentators are saying, Islamic State terrorists’ conquests of the Iraqi city of Ramadi do not raise questions about U.S. strategy to defeat the vicious group. more »»

Two more big pieces fall into place downtown

May 31, 2015 Groundbreakings are watershed events for private and public projects. more »»

Events don’t end city problems, but can be start

May 29, 2015 It's been a tough month in Williamsport on the crime and misery front. There have been shootings. There has been death. That is the unvarnished truth. It's not an easy truth to live with. more »»

Judge should eliminate political cover for Clinton on e-mail release

May 29, 2015 A federal judge, perhaps disgusted by the blatantly political attempt to protect former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, has rejected one aspect of it. He should proceed to the next step. more »»

The state’s fixes are doable, with attitude change

May 27, 2015 It will be quite a challenge for Gov. Tom Wolf to find common ground with the Republican-controlled state House and Senate as the budget talks heat up in the next mont. more »»

Public pools: Not all communities are created equal

May 27, 2015 Memorial Day was this week, so the public swimming pools are open for business. Well, sort of. more »»

Common Core: An imperfect education model forced on us

May 26, 2015 Among complaints many educators make about the federally driven Common Core school standards is that administering required tests is an enormous challenge. more »»

Today, remember ultimate sacrifices of American soldiers

May 25, 2015 We live in an age when our military personnel are asked to defend the causes of peace and freedom on multiple dangerous fronts throughout the world. more »»

Has state tax reform’s time finally arrived?

May 24, 2015 They are talking serious tax reform in Harrisburg these days. And the discussions are aligned to state budget talks and an operations fund deficit. more »»

In White House, Hillary Clinton conflicts would be accentuated

May 23, 2015 Imagine yourself as a State Department ethics office employee, asked for opinions on the propriety of activities that earn your boss’ family millions of dollars. more »»



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