BACKYARD BROADCASTING, LOCAL NEWS MARCH 26 & 27, 2022

LOOKING FOR A NEW SUPERINTENDENT

The search for a new superintendent for the South Williamsport Area School District has begun. As reported by Northcentralpa.com, the current superintendent,  Dr. Mark Stamm, has resigned with his resignation was accepted earlier this year and his last day the end of this school term after 11 years in that position.  Business Manager Jamie Mowrey is in charge of the hiring process. The open position was posted on the SWASD website. Completed applications are to be returned by April 21.

UNSPENT MONEY FOR FAMILIES AND SMALL BUSINESSES

Governor Tom Wolf was joined by local business leaders to call on Pennsylvania’s Republican-led General Assembly to immediately use $1.7 billion in unspent American Rescue Plan Act dollars to help Pennsylvania families and small businesses that are hurting right now from inflation and rising prices. In February, Gov. Wolf proposed his $1.7 billion action plan. Today, he continues to call on the legislature to take immediate action on the proposal to put money back in the pockets of Pennsylvanians and put the commonwealth on the path to prosperity.

 

RENOVATING LOCAL SCHOOLS

Renovations remain a consideration for Loyalsock Valley and Lyter elementary schools as reported by the Montoursville Area School Board. According to the Sun Gazette, there are eight options for the district. The project as a price tag of $10 million to replace heating and air conditioning systems with a less fossil fuel dependent natural gas operated heat pump to provide proper ventilation heating and cooling for upwards of 30 years.

OLD CITY PLANS

$20 million dollar proposed development in the works for the Old City section of Williamsport. As reported by SUN Gazette, the mixed-use development is set for review at the April 4th Williamsport Planning Commission meeting.  Considered a part of Williamsport’s economic revitalization efforts for the East End, the property is along Basin Street and between East Third and East Fourth Streets.  With a letter of intent for development of the property from Lycoming College, the proposal is for retail and dining businesses, offices and residential sections.

MILL HALL MAN SEES JAIL TIME

A violent domestic involving an attempted strangulation in Mill Hall led to an arrest and jail for a Mill Hall man. On Wednesday, just before 9 pm, State Police from Lamar responded to a reported domestic violence incident at a residence on Main Street.  An unnamed 22-year-old male, arrested on domestic violence related charges, was taken to the Clinton County Jail to await arraignment. There is no information as to the status of the female victim.

TROUT STOCKING

On Saturday, a large number of volunteers showed up at the Laurelly Fork co-op Fish Nursery in Chapman Township for the annual trout stocking into seven local streams. As reported by therecordonline.com, a total of 8000 brown trout were stocked in local streams including Cooks Run, County Line, Drury Run, Halls Run, Hyner Run and the upper and lower part of the left hand branch of Young Woman’s Creek. The local area counts on the Nursery to provide fish to the local streams.  Pennsylvania statewide Opening Day of Trout Season this year is on the first Saturday in April, which will occur on Saturday, April 2.

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