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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 »»

School property tax changes; Debate, but with caution

October 24, 2013 We are pretty confident that almost every property owner in the region believes their property taxes are much too high. That’s mostly due to high school property taxe. more »»

Community must declare war on heroin to beat it

October 23, 2013 Anyone who doesn’t think the intensified presence of heroin and other drugs in our area doesn’t present a chilling threat to our population needs to reread what the Rev. Ronald S. more »»

Latest numbers more validation for state store privatization

October 22, 2013 The latest numbers tell you all you need to know about whether liquor privatization for Pennsylvania is viewed as something that should be don. more »»

Don't expect full disclosure on recent coup in Libya

October 21, 2013 U.S. special forces’ capture of a notorious al-Qaida leader in Libya has been hailed as a coup in the war against terrorists. more »»

Corbett not giving up his fight for three top priorities

October 20, 2013 If you are waiting for Gov. Tom Corbett to wave the white flag on his three priorities in the final year of his term, give it up. more »»

The correct way to investigate mine safety transgressions

October 19, 2013 Federal Mine Safety and Health Administration investigtors have not moved quickly enough in cases involving possible criminal behavior leading to mine safety violations, the Labor Department’s... more »»

Getting to the heart of rental property, drug trade problem

October 18, 2013 Pushing hard for a Williamsport rental ordinance holding landlords accountable for their properties, city crime officials were successful with their compelling case to City Council last week... more »»

Economic growth the bright spot spot of Corbett's tenure

October 17, 2013 In many political circles, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett is viewed as vulnerable in next year's electio. more »»

County highway plan: Correct priorities, with bags attached to funds

October 16, 2013 Lycoming County has a 20-year transportation plan. It was approved at last week’s Williamsport Area Transportation Study meeting. The plan reveals achievement over recent decades. more »»

Panel gets earful on the outdated prevailing wage law

October 15, 2013 The state House Labor and Industry Committee got an earful at a recent public hearing locally on the prevailing wage reform. more »»

More evidence some bureaucrats lack common sense

October 14, 2013 Part of the reason so many Americans are fed up with government in general is that too often bureaucrats display a complete lack of common sense. During World War II, Joe McGrain of Rochester, N.. more »»

Petty, embarrassing fallout on three fronts from partial shutdown

October 13, 2013 There is plenty of blame due both major political parties and all the major wings of our federal governing apparatus for the partial shutdown of our government. more »»

 
 

 

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