Memorial Day 2015

19 weeks 4 days ago
A Mother guides a Cub Scout placing flags on Veterans' Graves in Preparation for Memorial Day 2015, Wildwood Cemetery, Williamsport, Pa. Photo by Kathy Kolb.

I went to Wildwood Cemetery last weekend to see the flags go up on Veterans' graves. more»

Earth Day Editorial - Can you say no to air conditioning?

23 weeks 6 days ago
An open window invites the outdoor breeze inside.

Today, April 22, we recognize the importance of the Earth in our own existence.  This planet is that platform for our lives, food sources, homes, water and so much much more. Today is set aside to discuss how very important the Earth is to us in the hopes that we will reduce pollution and other hazards we may have created or are actively creating. more»

Pete White Jr. starting Weekly Online TV Show

39 weeks 4 days ago
Weekly live Podcast coming to Williamsport.

A local sports figure has annouced his upcoming weekly live video podcast. Pete White Jr. will host a weekly video podcast starting this Sunday evening at 8 P.M. more»

Happy New Years Editorial 2015

39 weeks 5 days ago
Happy New Year 2015

Happy New Year! Welcome to the year we call 2015.

As we consider what we can do to improve ourselves in this coming year, let us also consider what we can do to improve our communities.

Personal resolutions for weight loss and the like are fine, but can we also broaden our view a bit to include some of our surroundings. more»

When it doesn't feel like Christmas

40 weeks 6 days ago
Merry Christmas

This year, it doesn't feel like Christmas to me. The month of December rushed by too quickly, taken over by work and other things. 

The weather hasn't helped. Gray, cloudy days have hidden the Sun from us for weeks, making the short days of December seem even worse. There's no snow on the ground except a few plowed piles of slush from that one storm we had earlier. more»

The Mystique of River Ice

1 year 29 weeks ago
River ice is moving out as Spring rains come in.

This Winter the West Branch of the Susquehanna River froze completely over in many places. Having grown up beside the river, the ice fascinates me. more»

Radio Scanner reporting on Facebook

1 year 32 weeks ago
A Radio Shack police fire radio scanner in the NCPa office.

If you’re a NorthcentralPa Facebook follower, you’ve probably noticed that we’re blogging local news as it happens. I’d like to share some thoughts about this with you. more»

Bears, Deer, and Other Living Beings Value Their Lives, Too, Group Says

1 year 41 weeks ago

PETA Asks Mauled Teen to Hang Up Her Hunting Gear

PETA sent a letter to Camille Bomboy—the 18-year-old hunter who narrowly survived an attack by a mother bear during a recent hunting excursion in Clinton County—urging her to reconsider her public declaration that the incident " more»

Why I'm Voting Against Attacking Syria

2 years 3 weeks ago

Listening to the testimony of administration officials on Wednesday during the House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing only further solidified my position to vote against a resolution authorizing the president to use military force in Syria. I asked simple questions of the witnesses and expected straightforward answers. more»

The Dream Lives On

2 years 5 weeks ago
March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, Martin Luther King, Jr. and Joachim Prinz pictured, 1963. (Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons)

Exactly fifty years ago, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. stirred the nation with one of the most important speeches in our nation’s history. It has been universally known as the “I Have A Dream” Speech. more»

Road Repairs, Building Projects Go Undone Due to Prevailing Wage Law

2 years 6 weeks ago

Pennsylvania’s prevailing wage laws costs jobs, taxes and economic development according to municipal officials who testified before the House Labor and Industry Committee Thursday in State College. Rep. more»

Washington Post - Amazon Play

2 years 8 weeks ago

Plenty of people have reported about Amazon’s Jeff Bezos buying the Washington Post newspaper for $250 Million this week. I’d like to offer some possible synergies that I haven’t seen written about yet. more»

Words Of Warning From 1970 Applied To 21st Century Fracking

2 years 10 weeks ago

Regarding the “heat rush” application of the new technology of hydraulic-fracturing of shale for natural gas (fracking) in our north-central Pennsylvania backyard and other areas of the state, the country and the world, Alvin Toffler’s strong words of warning in his 1970 book, Future Shock, have uncanny relevance, even though they more»

Mayor Discusses Plans to Curb Crime in City

2 years 11 weeks ago

WILLIAMSPORT -- At yesterday’s press conference, I stated the following recent plan to curb crime in the City of Williamsport: more»

Prevailing Wage and Road Maintenance

2 years 14 weeks ago

Should a state law that’s been in place for more than five decades be updated to help Pennsylvania’s local municipalities and school districts deal with tight budgets today? more»

Bipartisan concern on DMEPOS

2 years 14 weeks ago

At a time when bipartisanship is rare in Washington, a majority of members of the U.S. more»

Mayor to Rescind His 'No Hoops for You'

2 years 14 weeks ago

In what's being compared to a sitcom situation from "Seinfeld," last week the City of Williamsport's mayor -- dubbed by NCPA readers as the "Hoop Nazi" -- removed the basketball rims from Memorial Park because he "we cannot reward bad behavior." (See this link:  more»

City Mayor 'Cannot Enable Bad Behavior'

2 years 15 weeks ago

Citizens must be responsible for their behavior. As a city, we cannot reward bad behavior. more»

Why Pension Reform is a Must

2 years 15 weeks ago

Since taking office as your governor, I have made public pension reform one of my top legislative priorities. Pennsylvania is in the midst of a pension crisis. more»

PennEnvironment Responds to Resignation of DEP Secretary Krancer

2 years 27 weeks ago

In response to Governor Corbett’s announcement that Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Secretary Michael Krancer will step down April 15, PennEnvironment’s David Masur released the following statement: more»

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