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New city, county leaders have some encouraging traits

January 10, 2016 The keynote speaker at Lycoming County’s inauguration ceremonies this past week, Dr. more »»

Uncle Sam’s debt will top shameful $19 trillion in 2016

January 9, 2016 Among America’s creditors, 2016 promises to be a good new year indeed. Our national debt will top $19 trillion sometime during the yea. more »»

State budget attack ads funded on backs of union workers’ dues

January 8, 2016 The latest state budget stalemate prompted a fresh round of political ads highly critical of the Republican majority of the Legislature, complete with annoying elephant yelps. more »»

Montoursville schools remain more in limbo than ever

January 7, 2016 The most recent Montoursville School Board meeting did not seem to get the school's building project out of the limbo stage. Which makes Ja. more »»

City should save business privilege money for future

January 6, 2016 If City Council and the city of Williamsport administration had approved a minor tax increase several years ago, when it was being contemplated, it could have raised millions of dollars over the pas... more »»

Wolf’s budget action is about six months late

January 5, 2016 Gov. Tom Wolf finally agreed last week to release $2. more »»

First impact of climate change accord damages U.S. economy

January 4, 2016 It probably will require weeks of examining and analyzing the Paris climate change agreement for Americans to understand fully what it means to us. more »»

For 2016 to be turnaround year, a tough list looms

January 3, 2016 If felt like 2015 was dominated by news bulletins that fit the unspeakable category. more »»

ISIS being attacked, but the mission still lacks in clarity

January 2, 2016 slamic State terrorists in Syria and Iraq are being attacked more vigorously than ever before, as President Barack Obama emphasized recently. more »»

Year-end trepidation must be met with individual resolve

January 1, 2016 We ring out the old of 2015 and ring in the new of 2016 with a concession: We have trepidations. Our world feels more fragile than ever. more »»

Lycoming, Dr. Trachte, POY list cause for hope in our area

December 31, 2015 Lycoming College and its president, Dr. Kent C. Trachte, topped the Sun-Gazette's Person of the Year list in 2015 with good reaso. more »»

Council passes city budget that no one is very happy about

December 30, 2015 Williamsport’s city budget for 2016 was doomed from the start to be a plan no one is ultimately happy about. The $24.1 million budget approved by City Council carries with it a 1. more »»

City correct to seek fine for late cutout patching

December 29, 2015 We don't know if the city of Williamsport will be successful in its quest to recover $1,000 per day in late payments for failure to complete paving of streets where water and gas main replacements... more »»

Intelligence analysts’ claims are much more than a political game

December 28, 2015 More than 50 military intelligence analysts have said their conclusions about battling terrorists in Syria and Iraq were altered by U.S. more »»

Tough times mix with moments of progress in 2015

December 27, 2015 A local election year that promises a transition in much of the area's public leadership. A heroin crisis that is being battled head-on and a violent crime trend that causes daily concern. more »»

The Bergdahl case: On one issue, the verdict is already in

December 26, 2015 Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is being tried by a general court-martial on charges he deserted his unit in Afghanistan and engaged in misbehavior before the enemy. more »»

On this day, we need renewal of peace, hope, faith

December 25, 2015 On this Christmas day, we celebrate the soul that exists in all of us – regardless of our particular spiritual beliefs. You can argue, given the times, we've never needed Christmas more. more »»

Holiday-inspired push needed for United Way campaign

December 24, 2015 The Lycoming County United Way has topped $1 million in pledges in its annual fundraising campaign. The sobering news is that the campaign needs to raise $1. more »»

Step one in reuse of Nippenose School property is taken

December 23, 2015 It turns out the Nippenose Valley Elmentary School, closed two and a half years ago, is valuable to someone. A local contractor bid $470,000 to successfully buy the school at a recent auction. more »»

Lawsuit embodies deserved gas lease royalty protection

December 22, 2015 When a landowner agrees to lease property for gas drilling, it’s a rather sacred covenant. That covenant includes royalty payments that are due the landowner. more »»



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