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Tempting budget deal does not make long-term sense

November 13, 2015 It all sounds so good on paper: Raise the sales tax and use those revenues to finance reductions in school property taxes, the largest single bill that most of Pennsylvania’s property owners pay... more »»

Budget poll result doesn’t match what should be obvious

November 12, 2015 As the Legislature and Gov. Tom Wolfe apparently saunter toward a state budget resolution, it’s worth noting how the principles in this stalemate are perceived. more »»

Our vets: Don’t ever forget their correct impact here, globally

November 11, 2015 They are – quite simply – the major reason we are a free people in these United States of America. They are the soul behind much of the cause of freedom and human rights throughout the world. more »»

Remove the agenda and energy news is mostly positive

November 10, 2015 Many politicians like to paint certain energy industries in a bad light, dwelling on environmental safety, their revenues and the perpetual need for them to pay more taxes. more »»

Why does EPA need a massive PR budget push?

November 9, 2015 Environmental Protection Agency officials would have us believe they do an enormous amount of good in saving lives, safeguarding our health and, to paraphrase President Barack Obama, stopping the... more »»

New leadership must end dangerous mess of a federal budget

November 8, 2015 The only redeeming feature of the budget deal that has passed tentatively through Congress in recent days is that it gives new House Speaker Paul Ryan, a refreshing builder of consensus, a chance to... more »»

Government should be banned from robocalls, too

November 7, 2015 Many of us are aggravated by “robocalls” to our cell phones from people attempting to sell us things or convince us to donate to allegedly worthy causes. more »»

Local GDP growth for 2014 a strong economic indicator

November 6, 2015 Despite a slowdown in natural gas drilling, the Williamsport area has received very high marks on one of the most important economic standards there i. more »»

Can election results translate to proper action on promises?

November 5, 2015 Voters delivered a mix of staying the course and a new look in their election decisions Tuesday. more »»

State high court gets open records office ruling right

November 4, 2015 If you believe, as we do, that the public’s right to know is an issue that should be valued above almost all others, the state Supreme Court made a very big ruling last week in favor of that concep. more »»

Murdoch’s Houses of Horror

November 3, 2015 Some early childhood centers certified under Pennsylvania’s state-subsidized pre-kindergarten program are starting to tell parents they will close because of the state’s budget stalemate. more »»

Pakistan should suffer for betrayal of America

November 2, 2015 A Pakistani official’s admission a few days ago does not exactly fall into the category of surprise of the century. more »»

Spending on Obamacare propaganda is unacceptable

November 2, 2015 The 2016 signup season for Obamacare insurance is under way. more »»

When it comes to voting, it’s clearly a no-excuses election

November 1, 2015 There is never an excuse for not voting in an election, given the sacrifices that have been made to preserve and maintain the most sacred of democratic right. more »»

Tehran proves again and again it can’t be trusted with deal

October 31, 2015 President Barack Obama and champions of his nuclear weapons “deal” with Iran continue to insist, in effect, that if it walks like a duck, looks like a duck and quacks like a duck — it isn’t... more »»

More city police: The money’s there, get it done now

October 30, 2015 Williamsport Mayor Gabriel J. Campana wants more policemen hired to help fight the violence and illegal drug activity that has been dragging down the city. more »»

More city police: The money’s there, get it done now

October 30, 2015 Williamsport Mayor Gabriel J. Campana wants more policemen hired to help fight the violence and illegal drug activity that has been dragging down the city. more »»

Detective, trooper represent heroism typical of police

October 29, 2015 Lycoming County Detective Alberto E. Diaz Jr. has seen and done it all in more than 30 years of police work. more »»

At Hope Enterprise, tradition of unique excellence continues

October 28, 2015 Hope Enterprises Inc. held its annual awards dinner recently. more »»

Coalition can be tool to solve the recidivism riddle

October 27, 2015 The cycle of repeating crime and incarceration makes our community – and any other community – unsafe and prone to prison population problems. more »»



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