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Transportation bill will have big impact on local roads

April 11, 2014 If you are wondering whether the state transportation bill will create more state highway work in the area, the numbers should answer the question. In the Williamsport area alone, $5. more »»

Long overdue records management system is online for city

April 10, 2014 Williamsport city police now have a computerized records management syste. more »»

Transportation bill's fruits about to show in region's bridges

April 8, 2014 The state transportation bill passed last fall to solve Pennsylvania’s highway and bridge woes carries with it some unwelcome outcomes. more »»

Public gets second chance at Route 220 safety plan input

April 8, 2014 There are 22,000 motorists who each day travel Route 220 between Woodward and Piatt townships. That makes the stretch of highway one of the busiest locally. more »»

Why the secrecy regarding Holder's personal flights?

April 7, 2014 Nearly 400 airplane flights that were taken for personal reasons by Attorney General Eric Holder and other top Justice Department officials were not included in government reports on use of aircraf. more »»

Zoning expansion of downtown district can be launching pad

April 6, 2014 Zoning changes aren’t the most sexy of government actions. more »»

Exempt volunteer fire department from Obamacare regulations

April 5, 2014 For many years, many residents of our area have been able to count on volunteer fire departments to come to our aid in emergencies. more »»

Heroin task force taking big public step Saturday

April 4, 2014 We’ve seen it countless times. A well-intentioned committee is formed to counter a community ill. There’s a lot of talk at the start but not much action and the problem-solving momentum dries up. more »»

Heroes breakfast underscores richness of our community

April 3, 2014 Helping people in need or facing an emergency is what the American Red Cross has been about since its founding. more »»

Out of disaster rises a stronger local freight bridge

April 2, 2014 In September 2011, 100-year flood waters devastated the railroad bridge over Loyalsock Creek in Montoursville. more »»

River Walk access, parking about to get much better

April 1, 2014 The Susquehanna River Walk has become a unique asset that highlights the river and natural beauty that are the stamps of our area. There’s only one problem. more »»

FHA drags feet on commercial drones

March 31, 2014 There are all sorts of possibilities for using unmanned drone aircraft to make our lives better. No pun intended, but the sky’s the limit. Except in the United States. more »»

It's easy to make a villain of the natural gas industry

March 30, 2014 The state's Independent Fiscal Office, a nonpartisan office of the state Legislature, recently reported that Pennsylvania's taxes on the natural gas drilling boom are among the lowest in the nation. more »»

Obama administration has not kept its transparency promise

March 29, 2014 When President Barack Obama took office, he promised Americans the most transparent administration in history. Just the opposite has occurred. more »»

Hotel tax revenues benefit diverse assets of travel and tourism

March 28, 2014 It's easy to forget just how much revenue comes to Lycoming County through local hotel stays and tourism. Until the annual divvying up of 15 percent of the hotel tax revenues. more »»

Memorial Pool gets needed jump-start donation; more needed

March 27, 2014 It's a start. But there's a long way to go. Friends of Memorial Pool committee recently showed up for a meeting with a $1,000 check for repairs to the deteriorating pool. more »»

Marino wants the next step – repeal – of flood rate reform

March 26, 2014 The most recent legislation would blunt the radical residential flood insurance rate increases that everyone has been complaining about, but that’s not enough to satisfy state Rep. more »»

Additional lights among best deterrents to crime

March 26, 2014 There is nothing someone preparing to commit crime hates more than light. The City of Williamsport recently floated a $20 million bond and Mayor Gabriel . more »»

Raise the Region: Big hearts, correct causes, worth million

March 25, 2014 If generosity is the mark of a strong region, this is definitely a strong region. more »»

Money for research is one thing; redundant research is wasteful

March 24, 2014 Investigators with the Government Accountability Office tell us approximately $1.4 billion was spent by the government on autism research between 2008 and 2012. That is the good news. more »»



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