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Spectacular river walk about to get three miles better

April 15, 2016 There are few cities the size of Williamsport that have a multi-use river walk with world-class scenery as the backdrop. But Williamsport has such a river walk. more »»

Veterans service: A problem that should not exist

April 14, 2016 We have heard plenty about shortcomings in the care of veterans in the past few years, much more than we would like to hea. more »»

Vet suicide: We all need to do our part to stop it

April 13, 2016 George Heiges, executive director of the local office of the Department of Veterans Affairs, has seen the worst. more »»

City/county public safety building would start a trend

April 12, 2016 Lycoming County and Williamsport officials are considering a joint public safety/services building somewhere in the city in the future. We say full speed ahead on such a plan. more »»

Handling of Hillary situation shows politics rule Washington

April 11, 2016 Politics rules everything in Washington, even at the top levels of the Justice Department. more »»

Police administration load up does not fit stated city priorities

April 10, 2016 The city of Williamsport now has a police chief, deputy police chief, assistant chief and captain to lead crimefighting efforts. more »»

Police administration load up does not fit stated city priorities

April 10, 2016 The city of Williamsport now has a police chief, deputy police chief, assistant chief and captain to lead crimefighting efforts. more »»

Strategy needed to fight the danger of cyber terrorism

April 9, 2016 Cyber terrorism — for profit, not twisted ideology — has become a clear and present danger to Americans. If there is a cohesive strategy to defeat it, it is not working. more »»

School districts on budget brink while Wolf stalls solutions

April 7, 2016 The prolonged state budget battle has the leaders of Lycoming County’s eight public school districts existing in limbo, trying to figure out when their belated state aid will be coming, how much it... more »»

Give commission more input before park project is done

April 7, 2016 With Williamsport City Council’s blessing, the city is in the grant-seeking portion of its $558,000 plan for site improvements at Brandon Par. more »»

New city chief correctly spotlights heroin epidemic

April 6, 2016 Williamsport’s new police chief, David J. Young, on Monday cited the fight against the scourge of heroin among his top priorities. And well he should. more »»

Royalty bill needs passed to assure landowner fairness

April 5, 2016 State Rep. Garth Everett, a Muncy Republican who represents much of our region, is trying again to get landowners what they deserve for leasing properties for gas drilling. more »»

This Pennsylvania Primary matters; Will voters respond?

April 3, 2016 Pennsylvania presidential primary elections, coming late in the spring election season, don't normally merit much attention or importance. more »»

Obama lectures on Constitution hypocritical

April 2, 2016 President Barack Obama warned recently that Republican senators risk damaging the Supreme Court nomination process “beyond repair” if they continue to reject action on his nominee for the high cour. more »»

Pentagon-Obama talks on Iraq plan must be realistic

April 2, 2016 Pentagon officials said they plan to meet soon with President Barack Obama to discuss sending more U.S. troops to Iraq to fight Islamic terrorists. more »»

Heroin death label: Sobering weapon against the madness

April 1, 2016 In 2015, 24 people died of overdose related deaths in Lycoming County. At the current pace, the number will grow in 2016. After each of those deaths, Lycoming County Coroner Chuck Kiessling Jr. more »»

VA should never get to move past its long-term failures

March 31, 2016 It has been two years since a whistleblower revealed military veterans were being forced by the Phoenix veterans hospital to wait months for health care they needed. Some died while they waited. more »»

Wolf: Not so fast on Pennsylvania budget solution

March 30, 2016 Just when it looks like Pennsylvania might have a living, breathing state budget, Gov. Tom Wolf keeps coming up with new reasons to keep it from happening. more »»

Municipalities should have to pay fee for state police services

March 29, 2016 In late 2013, the state Legislature approved a huge increase in fuel taxes and motorist fees with the intent of shoring up Pennsylvania's highways and bridge. more »»

Obama theory on Cuba not proving out

March 28, 2016 People who have reason to hope that their native land will become less repressive do not risk their lives in small boats on the Atlantic Ocean and do so in the hope of better lives in the United... more »»



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