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We need to dig deep Thursday for United Way

January 28, 2015 The Lycoming County United Way fundraising campaign is in overtime. With good reason. The money raised to date is significantly below the $1. more »»

Foundation’s giving power shows again in 12 worthy grants

January 27, 2015 The First Community Foundation Partnership of Pennsylvania started off with literally nickels and dimes of giving to a local philanthropic fund. more »»

Congress should force Obama’s hand on Keystone pipeline

January 26, 2015 An objection to the proposed Keystone XL pipeline being made by some of its liberal opponents may be based on the fact at least 60 percent of Americans are too young to remember the 1973 Arab oil... more »»

There’s a bridge between Gov. Wolf’s speech, state needs

January 25, 2015 No one is against the keynote goals embodied in Gov. Tom Wolf’s inaugural speech Tuesday – “jobs that pay, schools that teach and government that works. more »»

There’s a bridge between Gov. Wolf’s speech, state needs

January 25, 2015 No one is against the keynote goals embodied in Gov. Tom Wolf’s inaugural speech Tuesday – “jobs that pay, schools that teach and government that works. more »»

The journey to a world without bigotry remains unfinished

January 24, 2015 During the past year it has become clear race remains an important point of separation for many Americans. more »»

Restoration of Paterno wins: It’s justice, but don’t forget wrongs

January 23, 2015 The NCAA agreed last week to restore 111 football wins that it had previously taken away from late Coach Joe Paterno in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky child-molestation scandal. more »»

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 »»



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