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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 »»

Legislation correctly focuses on fairness in natural gas royalties

March 23, 2014 Some landowners leasing with natural gas companies say they aren't getting nearly the royalties they thought they would due to exorbitant post-production fees. State Reps. more »»

U.S. foreign policy inconsistencies make it hard to get support

March 22, 2014 No wonder so many foreign leaders are reluctant to go along with U.S. policy initiatives. more »»

Easing of flood insurance hikes is just a start

March 21, 2014 We will start with a little gratitude. more »»

Region represented historically well on the basketball court

March 20, 2014 There are few things that galvanize a community more than high school sport. more »»

Numbers indicate positive impact of city codes ordinance

March 19, 2014 City Codes Administrator Joe Girardi is a self-proclaimed numbers guy. He likes to use statistics to illustrate points. more »»

Liquor privatization pursuit must continue

March 18, 2014 Gov. Tom Corbett said at a recent news conference that he has not given up on a plan to change the state’s system of liquor stores. more »»

State jobless rate stacks up well against the rest of the nation

March 18, 2014 Pennsylvania’s jobless rate was at a post-recession high of 8.1 percent in September 2012. The latest figures place the jobless rate at 6. more »»

Ship to honor heroes of Flight 93 is richly deserved and overdue

March 17, 2014 Amid the shock and horror of what happened on Sept. 11, 2001, a group of ordinary Americans became heroes by sacrificing their own lives to save other. more »»



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