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State of the Union: Obama settles for a campaign speech

January 22, 2015 Remember when President Obama said the November election was a vote on his policies? Remember the result? A clear majority voted against those policies or did not favor them enough to bother to vot. more »»

The new ‘Y’ adds something special to Williamsport

January 21, 2015 The new YMCA on Walnut Street is a 64,000-square-foot facility dedicated to fitness, family and health. more »»

Obama, administration shockingly absent from solidarity march

January 20, 2015 By the dozens, world leaders flocked to Paris nine days ago to join a march in solidarity with, well, civilization. They joined as many as 1. more »»

Attacks on journalists are an attack on freedom, intolerable

January 19, 2015 The world was shocked and appalled by the deplorable attacks at the Paris office of the French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo. more »»

Ideas are great, but will majority move Gov. Wolf?

January 18, 2015 Republicans hold 119-84 majority in the state House and a 30-20 majority in the state Senate. But Pennsylvania has a newly elected Democratic governor in Tom Wolfe. more »»

Defense spending prone to wasteful habits of politicians

January 17, 2015 When he warned Americans about what has come to be called the “military-industrial complex” in 1961, President Dwight Eisenhower left out a vital component — politicians. more »»

Council’s one-week wait on treasurer appointment correct

January 16, 2015 City Council’s meeting Tuesday night to fill the vacant city treasurer’s position was a win all aroun. more »»

Philosophical war looms over proposed gas severance tax

January 15, 2015 In a recent discussion about the prospects of a natural gas severance tax, Gov. more »»

New county salary procedure conflicts with Sunshine Law

January 14, 2015 Local government has always been intended to be the most public of all businesses. It is the government closest to everyday people. It is not just the business of the people. more »»

Council should give public greater shot at treasurer vacancy

January 13, 2015 With the retirement of Tom O'Connor as city treasurer at the end of 2014, the city of Williamsport is losing a really competent elected official in an important position. more »»

Avoiding one deadly habit can lead to picking up another

January 12, 2015 Young people have made tremendous progress when it comes to the fight against cigarette smoking. In fact, a recent anti-smoking campaign touts, “We can be the generation that ends smoking .. more »»

GOP plan against Obama’s vetoes: Be adult in room

January 11, 2015 On Tuesday, the day Republicans took full majority control of the House, a bipartisan majority pushed for the construction – finally – of the Keystone XL Pipeline which would significantly improve... more »»

Can the size of federal bureaucracy finally be reduced?

January 10, 2015 Cutting the size and therefore the cost of government is a promise politicians at all levels make. Reducing the number of people employed by government is a key to the process. more »»

More capable local people needed in elected positions

January 9, 2015 There have been local elections in recent years in which there weren’t enough candidates from the two major parties to fill the available offices. more »»

Vision, foresight set health coalition apart for 20 years

January 8, 2015 There are few better indicators of a community's vitality than its quality of health care. The Lycoming County Health Improvement Coalition recently marked its 20th year. more »»

Commissioners make intriguing hire for administration leader

January 7, 2015 Let's just say it. The year did not end well for Lycoming County government. Mounting budget problems led to the first tax increase in years. more »»

New Crosscutters owners have big footprint to fill

January 6, 2015 The Williamsport Crosscutters are under new ownershi. more »»

Federal government malfeasance penalty is often a promotion

January 5, 2015 It is nothing new that the penalty for malfeasance in federal government often is a promotion. Another example of the practice surfaced this week. more »»

Corbett’s caution cost him, but some of it should remain

January 4, 2015 There’s a lot of navel-gazing going on regarding the term of Gov. Tom Corbett that ends this week. more »»

No wonder international community frustrates the Israelis so much

January 3, 2015 It is no wonder Israelis are so frustrated with the “international community” and, in particular, the United States. more »»



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