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Bases Loaded project gives city entrance that is one-of-a-kind

May 14, 2014 Every city would like to have something visual at its entrance that captures how the city is identified, but very few municipalities are able to establish that sort of dramatic signature. more »»

Even compromise not enough to liquor privatization foes

May 13, 2014 When it comes liquor privatization in Pennsylvania, even a compromise plan isn’t good enough for the opponent. more »»

Kerry's Israel comment misstep symptomatic of foreign police approach

May 12, 2014 Sometimes it seems as if so-called diplomats in President Barack Obama's administration are more interested in alienating Americans' friends than standing up to the enemies of liberty and equality. more »»

The sobering truth of heroin epidemic comes into full view

May 11, 2014 Officials from the health and business community laid out the local economic impact of the heroin and prescription drug addiction epidemic at a recent Pennsylvania Economy League public issues foru. more »»

Time for Congress to get aggressive with Keystone XL pipeline

May 10, 2014 President Barack Obama is fond of using executive orders to pursue his agenda even when Congress disagrees. Perhaps it is time for lawmakers to return the favor. more »»

Old City section continues gaining development momentum

May 9, 2014 The momentum to develop "Old City", the part of Williamsport east of Market Street, continues. more »»

Ruling takes campaign funding dictatorships to another level

May 8, 2014 A federal judge in March ruled that a new breed of political money machine – superPACs – can get involved in Pennsylvania elections. more »»

Good flood news for Muncy area, but more is needed

May 7, 2014 Residents of Muncy Borough and Muncy Creek Township finally got some good flood insurance news recently. more »»

Park hoops dilemma creates unnecessary divisions in city

May 6, 2014 The City of Williamsport has spent $500,000 and four years developing a security camera setup to detect and prevent crime. Of the 10 cameras operating, four are in Memorial Park. more »»

Team Williamsport: Good concept, smarter execution needed

May 4, 2014 Let’s start with a basic premise: The Team Williamsport concept as presented by Assistant Police Chief Tim Miller and Mayor Gabriel J. more »»

Congress needs to keep EPA under control

May 4, 2014 Few federal officials have the kind of virtually unbridled power enjoyed by the Environmental Protection Agency. more »»

More effort needed for servicemen suffering mental challenges

May 3, 2014 Programs to help U.S. servicemen and women suffering from mental challenges, including post-traumatic stress disorder, have been around for decades. Clearly, more effort needs to be put into them. more »»

Gridlock reduction goal of Hughesville traffic alternatives

May 2, 2014 The intersection of Route 220 and 405 in Hughesville has always been a busy place at certain times of the day. And that was before the gas industry set up shop in the area several years ag. more »»

Grassroots group gives Memorial Pool hope for the future

May 1, 2014 A grassroots organization hopes to be the key ingredient in a community effort to raise $50,000 to help with costs of the repair, improvement and expansion of the Memorial Park Pool complex. more »»

State's jobless rate indicates a positive trend

April 30, 2014 This is a political year on the state level, so it's best to just stick to the numbers when considering Pennsylvania's unemployment figures. more »»

Numbers illustrate depth of state pension deficit

April 29, 2014 State Senate Majority Leader Dominic Pileggi brought a clear message with him to a Williamsport-Lycoming Chamber of Commerce breakfast recently. The state's pension system needs to be fixed. more »»

Marathon brings back sober reality regarding terrorism

April 28, 2014 With the recent one-year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombing comes the realization that it might not have occurred had U.S. intelligence agencies merely heeded warnings from Russia. more »»

Route 220 plans outpacing change in driver habits

April 27, 2014 “It’s very difficult to change driver behavior, but what we can do is improve the safety of the roa. more »»

Variety of funding streams helping revitalize the city

April 26, 2014 Lots of long-overdue and much-needed work is scheduled to be done in Williamsport this year, thanks to a variety of funding streams approved by City Council this week. more »»

The state's boring path may be best direction for future

April 25, 2014 The Pennsylvania Secretary of Revenue Don Meuser was in the region last week on a factual tour to illustrate the accomplishment of Gov. Tom Corbett, his boss, who is seeking a second term. more »»



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