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The conflict between poll numbers and shutdown realities

October 11, 2013 U.S. Rep. Glenn Thompson, a Howard Republican who represents much of our region, isn’t taking his salary during the partial federal government shutdown. more »»

Memorial Park pool appears to have a future in the city

October 10, 2013 It appears the City of Williamsport is ready to salvage the Memorial Park pool. Mayor Gabriel J. Campana is requesting $250,000 from City Council to pay for repairs to reopen the pool by 2015. more »»

Caving in on the debt ceiling won't solve the problems

October 9, 2013 As the partial shutdown of the government collides with an alleged deadline for raising the debt limit, the tap dance goes something like this: The Republican-controlled House of Representatives... more »»

Lycoming County has unique asset in mental health court

October 8, 2013 Three people had a very important graduation recently. It didn’t fit the norm, but it deserves attention. The trio graduated from the Lycoming County Mental Health Court progra. more »»

Health care law is fine – if others have to use it

October 7, 2013 Liberals in Congress might have been more interested in delaying Obamacare if they and their staffs had to cope with anything like it. But they do not. more »»

Penn State sanctions softened; hopefully, it's just a start

October 6, 2013 Penn State University’s football program finally got some good news from the NCAA recently. more »»

The real cause of the shutdown is really quite clear

October 5, 2013 Americans ought to be very clear on why some sectors of the federal government “shut down” Tuesday morning. more »»

Keep minds open on day reporting center for city

October 4, 2013 According to a Pew Center research project, of 8,750 inmates released from Pennsylvania prisons in 2004, almost most 40 percent were reincarcerated by 200. more »»

Sanitary authority, Loyalsock merger a needed example

October 3, 2013 It's really quite simple. When two municipalities have like functions, they should ask whether a duplication of services and administrative costs is leading to unnecessary spending for either body. more »»

Facts show gas boom alive and well in state

October 3, 2013 The gas industry naysayers have been spreading a lot of misinformation lately that the gas drilling industry is on the decline in Pennsylvania. more »»

Key social services arm showing some encouraging signs

October 2, 2013 The value that The Center in Williamsport plays is important beyond debate. The work at the facility at 844 W. Fourth S. more »»

Part One of the YMCA renaissance reaches construction

October 1, 2013 So Part One is going pretty well. We speak of the new YMCA planned just south of the Susquehanna Health complex in Williamsport, where ground was broken last week. more »»

When the law is the law – unless it is inconvenient

September 30, 2013 If you want to open a coal mine or drill a gas well in an area where certain types of rare fish or other endangered wildlife live, be prepared to be told you will have to change your plan. more »»

Highway and bridge improvement plan is long overdue

September 29, 2013 The state of Pennsylvania has 4,000 structurally deficient bridges and about 10,000 miles of substandard highways. more »»

Are we doing enough to stop bullying in schools?

September 28, 2013 Among the most heart-wrenching, deeply troubling stories in the news last week was that of a 12-year-old Florida girl who committed suicide after being bullied for nearly a year. more »»

Replacing parking deck more difficult with loss of grant

September 27, 2013 The Midtown Parking Deck came down pretty quickly last week. Getting the more modern replacement in place on West Third Street in Williamsport may not be as simple. more »»

Gas industry impact meeting draws some curious answers

September 26, 2013 The Lycoming County Planning and Community Development Department took input from community leaders last week on the impact of the Marcellus Shale gas drilling industry in the area. more »»

Latest Benghazi hearings expose even more shame

September 25, 2013 Four Americans, including an ambassador, were killed in an attack on the American embassy in Libya more than a year ago. more »»

House takes correct action on health care; Senate should follow

September 24, 2013 So you are a lawmaker and you go home for the summer recess and at your town halls you are hit by the concerns of the majority of your constituents afraid of what the new health care law is going t... more »»

Obama 'stimulus' claims don't mesh with harsh reality

September 23, 2013 President Barack Obama likes to boast that trillions of dollars in “stimulus” spending of various types has put more Americans back to work. It has not. more »»



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