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I went to Wildwood Cemetery last weekend to see the flags go up on Veterans' graves. Among the Forget-Me-Not flowers, songbirds and grave markers, Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Marine Families, VFW (#844) and other volunteers tramped up and down the quiet hills with armfuls of small American...
I have mice in my kitchen. There were signs of a problem, my husband and I ignored them. Our dog kept sniffing around a pantry storage area, we ignored it. One day some walnuts were left out - and disappeared. We became a bit more curious but didn’t really look much. Then, we found the bag of rice...
Letter to the Editor from Rick Mirabito, who is running for Lycoming County Commissioner.  Dear Neighbor,After attending Cornell University and Boston College Law School, I came to Williamsport in 1989 to work for Judge Malcolm Muir. My brother and I invested our savings and started a business...
The problems facing Williamsport are dire and they’re all connected.  We have shootings.We have Heroin overdoses.People feel unsafe on the streets at night.Our youth have a sense of hopelessness. These are symptoms of a community of people who are hurting. And the local government’s argument is, “...
That six years went by quickly! In September 2009 the staff of Kolb Net Works, a Williamsport based web design company, launched the www.NorthcentralPa.com local news web site.  Through the years so far, some of our ideas have worked well, some not so well. We keep making adjustments to our efforts...
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...
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.  viewable on his web site - www.williamsporttalks.comThe First Show is said to be about: "A Black woman gets beat up with a hammer inside...
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...
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...
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. Many years ice does not reach across from edge to edge, but just hugs the shoreline. The current fights the freezing water for domination. Air and...

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