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The flood insurance tangle: A fight that should not exist

May 3, 2015 The necessary repeal of the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Act of 2012, which threatens the economic welfare of thousands of homeowners in our region, has not happene. more »»

Judge should deny latest appeal from Reagan shooter Hinckley

May 1, 2015 John Hinckley Jr. shot then-President Ronald Reagan in 1981. The attack nearly killed Reagan. His press secretary, James Brady, was left with permanent brain injury. more »»

Process of filling public offices abused in Susquehanna Twp.

May 1, 2015 In a few days, two supervisors will be appointed for Susquehanna Township by the Lycoming County judges. more »»

Local rental prices: The delicate balance is difficult to meet

April 30, 2015 The president of the Williamsport Landlords Association recently spoke to the Williamsport Rotary Club about the volatility of the property rental market in the Williamsport area. more »»

The city’s safety: Constant evaluation of procedures merited

April 29, 2015 There have been three disturbing shootings in Williamsport in the past two weeks. The shootings involved 10 people – mostly innocent bystanders –­ and one fatality. more »»

Sexual violence: We all have to work to turn the tide

April 27, 2015 Colleges are the ultimate places for learning growth in young people. Unfortunately, they are too often a nesting ground for sexual violence. That is not the fault of the colleges, but the fact is 19. more »»

So far, VA bureaucracy is winning over those seeking reform

April 27, 2015 True public servants are frowned upon by some in the federal bureaucracy. Anyone daring to rock the boat by going public with evidence of malfeasance risks retaliatio. more »»

Israel Bonds dinner underlines Mideast ally’s importance

April 26, 2015 Even in this global world we live in, it is sometimes hard to draw a close connection between what goes on in our country and what happens on the other side of the worl. more »»

Obama insists, but science hardly settled on climate change

April 25, 2015 It should come as no surprise that President Barack Obama persists in being untruthful about climate change. His record for veracity is abysmal. more »»

Flood protection grant dollars vital to city's finances

April 24, 2015 The city's flood protection is not a debatable funding item. It's a must. And without proper meeting of flood levee survey and recertification mandates, that flood protection is a stool without leg. more »»

Hard to quarrel with trend toward public pool closings

April 23, 2015 The public swimming pool used to be the gathering place for communities, particularly for young peopl. more »»

Earth Day, 45, has correctly pushed the environmental way

April 22, 2015 When Earth Day was started 45 years ago, it was something of a curiosity. The event was born at a time when political consciousness was at an all-time high in this country. more »»

Wolf praises gas industry while adding second tax

April 21, 2015 Gov. Tom Wolf visited Pennsylvania College of Technology’s Energy Technology Education Center last week and affirmed his support of the natural gas industry. more »»

Congress, amazingly, needs Obama to put obedience in writing

April 20, 2015 Apparently it has come to this: Some members of Congress believe they must stipulate by law that President Barack Obama must obey the law. more »»

Project approvals do not mean public outcry was ignored

April 19, 2015 There were several hundred people at the Montoursville Area School Board meeting Tuesday, most of them opposing plans for a $36 million high school renovation and construction project. more »»

Climate change blamed for all sorts of evils, with questionable evidence

April 18, 2015 Climate change has been blamed by some for all sorts of evils, including Islamic terrorists. more »»

The Repasz Band underlines heritage at Appomattox event

April 17, 2015 How historic is Williamsport Repasz Band? The band was an original participant at the surrender of Confederate Army Gen. Robert E. Lee to Union Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Gant in Appomattox, Va. more »»

The punishment net for over-regulated coal is expanding

April 16, 2015 The view of some people is that complaints about environmental over-regulation is just a big business talking point geared to creating profits at the cost of the environment. more »»

PSU settlements in the Sandusky case needed to close book

April 15, 2015 The Penn State Board of Trustees last week authorized university officials to settle litigation related to the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse case, signifying one of the closing chapters in the... more »»

Tax shift plan worth discussion, but be aware of pitfalls

April 14, 2015 We are always cynical of plans to shift tax burdens. more »»



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