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February/March 2012 Editorial

February 3, 2012
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It’s hard to believe that it was almost 3 years ago that I somewhat naively agreed to become the new editor of The Williamsport Guardian and take on the task of bringing it back from the brink of extinction. The Guardian had not been published for over 4 months and the Board was meeting to…

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Mirabito urges local groups to apply for conservation grants

February 3, 2012
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State Rep. Rick Mirabito (D-Lycoming) is urging municipalities and nonprofit organizations planning to rehabilitate existing park and recreation facilities, develop trail projects, and close gaps in statewide greenways to apply for state grants. “Applications are now available for Community Conservation Partnerships Program grants, otherwise known as C2P2 grants,” Mirabito said. “In addition, the state Department…

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OCCUPY WALL STREET PROTEST

October 1, 2011
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There is a movement happening. I am not referring to a small percentage of angry kids walking behind an empty cause. The Occupy Wall Street protests have drawn a following from every age, race, occupation, gender and sexual orientation. The movement has even spread out of Manhattan and into a projected 65 cities within a…

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Dark times: budget cuts hamper AIDS prevention

August 1, 2011
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We are all feeling the effects of the economy. Donations to all non-profits are on the decline. And unfortunately, AIDS Resource, the area’s only agency dedicated to eradicating the spread of HIV and STDs, is dealing with an unprecedented budget cut, which is leading to cuts in preventive services. Not only does AIDS Resource have…

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SPEAK OUT ON GAS DRILLING

August 1, 2011
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Participate in Shale Gas Outrage, a rally and conference to be held September 7 and 8, in Philadelphia. Go to shalegasoutrage.org or call (215) 391-1630.Print PDF

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Political Internship openings

August 1, 2011
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Most political parties/ individual candidates have internships available. Interns learn the skills they need to go on to a career in politics, government, or elected offi ce. They get hands-on experience in all aspects of politics: how to raise the funds to run an organization, how to communicate with the press and voters, how to…

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Help Save the Loyalsock Creek

August 1, 2011
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SRBC seeks public comment on Chesapeake’s application. Anyone who lives, vacations, and/or travels along Route 87 and the Loyalsock, plus others concerned about the Commonwealth’s waterways and the Susquehanna Watershed, can leave comments on the SRBC site at srbc.net. The application can be viewed on www.srbc.net via the “Water Resources Portal.” Click “search for projects,”…

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HELP PROTECT OUR RIVERS

August 1, 2011
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Volunteer at one of these activities sponsored by the Susquehanna Greenway Partnership: Celebrate Our River Day Saturday, July 23, 3-8pm Tunkhannock Nature and Arts Festival Saturday, July 30, 9am-4pm Ned Smith Nature Center & MYO Park, Millersburg 5th Pine Creek to Jersey Shore Cleanup Saturday, August 13, 8:45am-12:45pm Jersey Shore The Sunbury River Festival August…

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RALLY & LOBBY DAY

June 1, 2011
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Tuesday, June 7. Rally at the Capital at noon. Join us in Harrisburg and SPEAK OUT! Let our Legislators know that we need them to take action NOW! Contaminated drinking water, pollution in our rivers, hazardous air pollution, safety problems, and destruction of our state forests are just some of our problems. We need protection…

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Volunteers make West House a home

April 1, 2011
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As winter fades in the Susquehanna Valley, one cannot help but notice the homeowners coming out of hibernation to tidy and spruce up their properties and homes.  Lawns are mowed as branches are trimmed back. Leftover leaves, remnants of an autumn passed, are swept into the gutter to make way for the blossoms and buds…

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