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State tax burden explains why more of same is opposed

January 27, 2016 State Reps. Garth Everett and Jeff Wheeland, who represent much of our region, are part of the Republican majority of the state House that has stonewalled Gov. more »»

More city police does not equate to less tragedy

January 26, 2016 It didn't take long. Less than a month into a new budget year, the city's leaders appear ready to make a major revision to accommodate the hiring of two more policemen. more »»

The Achilles heel to labor unions’ self-preservation

January 25, 2016 Labor union leaders may have had their fingers crossed, hoping no one would spot the Achilles heel in the self-preservation argument they have used so successfully for many years. more »»

Budget standoff gets less logical as it drones on

January 24, 2016 The longer the state budget stalemate goes on, the less logical the politics of it become, particularly the machinations by Gov. Tom Wolf and his advisers. more »»

Latest EPA study on fracking challenges agency’s previous work

January 23, 2016 Whether the science on energy-related issues is settled apparently depends on whether it is politically correct. more »»

Grants underscore foundation’s worth in centennial year

January 22, 2016 The First Community Foundation awarded $693,000 in grants last week to a broad cross-section of community organizations and causes. more »»

Privatizing golfing operation is win-win situation for county

January 21, 2016 County governments are not supposed to be in the golf course management business. Somehow, Lycoming County has been managing the White Deer Golf Course in Allenwood for decades. more »»

Get consensus before hasty dismissal of Montoursville project

January 20, 2016 It did not take long for engineers hand-picked by the new majority of the Montoursville Area School Board to determine that the $36 million building project under way in the district is unnecessary. more »»

More city police? What can be given up to create funding?

January 19, 2016 We understand Mayor Gabriel J. Campana’s anger following a fatal shooting so early in the calendar year. more »»

Wishful thinking not enough to curb nuclear war realities

January 18, 2016 Nuclear war is a “real and growing danger,” former defense Secretary William Perry warned recently. There can be no reasonable argument about that. What is open to question is what U.. more »»

New city police chief faces some daunting challenges

January 17, 2016 New Williamsport Police Chief David J. Young is no stranger to challenges. As a soon-to-retire state police captain, he's seen his share of criminal obstacles while working at Troop F. more »»

Congress was correct to tighten the visa requirements for some

January 16, 2016 Members of Congress were right to tighten visa requirements for citizens of 38 countries who formerly did not have to possess the documents to travel to the United States. more »»

Latest heroin report highlights daunting but doable mission

January 15, 2016 In 2014, 2,489 state residents died from a drug overdose, an alarming 20 percent increase from 2013. more »»

Tiadaghton police umbrella extended to Piatt Township

January 14, 2016 The Tiadaghton police department became just a little bit more regionalized as 2016 began, adding Piatt Township to its coverage umbrella. more »»

Coach Girardi gets a deserved call from college 'hall'

January 13, 2016 To the surprise of no one in these parts, retired Lycoming College football Coach Frank Girardi was elected Friday to the College Football Hall of Fame. more »»

Landfill changes: New commissioners should not hesitate to make more

January 12, 2016 The Lycoming County landfill operation has undergone some significant reorganization in the past month. more »»

Will blind defenses of Obama hurt Dems in 2016 election?

January 11, 2016 A “non-traditional” State of the Union address will be presented by President Barack Obama later this month, his aides have told reporters. more »»

New city, county leaders have some encouraging traits

January 10, 2016 The keynote speaker at Lycoming County’s inauguration ceremonies this past week, Dr. more »»

Uncle Sam’s debt will top shameful $19 trillion in 2016

January 9, 2016 Among America’s creditors, 2016 promises to be a good new year indeed. Our national debt will top $19 trillion sometime during the yea. more »»

State budget attack ads funded on backs of union workers’ dues

January 8, 2016 The latest state budget stalemate prompted a fresh round of political ads highly critical of the Republican majority of the Legislature, complete with annoying elephant yelps. more »»



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