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Williamsport briefs

November 10, 2004

Deputies respond to more than 260 calls


WILLIAMSPORT - The Washington County Sheriff's Department's resident deputies responded to 268 calls in Williamsport in October, according to a report presented to the Town Council on Monday.

Deputies arrested eight people, all adults.

They issued five speeding tickets, three parking tickets and 32 other tickets, as well as 21 warnings.

They charged four people with driving while intoxicated or driving under the influence.

Deputies also patrolled the schools in the morning and afternoon, charged someone with possessing drug paraphernalia and gave out three tickets and nine warnings for going through the stop sign at Frederick and Vermont streets, the report says.




Utility bills no longer can be paid at bank


WILLIAMSPORT - Clerk/Treasurer Bonnie J. Errico said Monday that residents can no longer pay their utility bills at the M&T Bank branch in Williamsport.

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Instead, they must pay their bills at the town office, she said.

Errico said Tuesday that a computer problem caused the bank to change its policy.




Christmas parade planned for Dec. 5


WILLIAMSPORT - The town's annual Christmas parade will be Dec. 5 at about 5 p.m., Councilman James G. McCleaf II said Monday.

The parade will end at the park for a lighting ceremony.

If the weather is bad, the parade will be canceled and the lighting ceremony will start at about 5 p.m., he said.




Resident warns of destructive wildlife


WILLIAMSPORT - Resident Walter Williams on Monday complimented the town for improving the barn on Springfield Lane, but warned town officials about destructive wildlife roaming there.

"There's some groundhogs there old enough to vote," he said.

A discussion followed about trapping animals and being humane.

"If animal activists speak up, we'll trap (the groundhogs) and let (the activists) put 'em in their yards," Williams said.




Town employees to receive bonus pay


WILLIAMSPORT - Full-time town employees will receive a week's pay as their Christmas bonus, the Town Council decided Monday. Part-time employees will receive a half-week's pay.

Bonuses for new employees will be prorated based on their time on the job, Clerk/Treasurer Bonnie J. Errico said after the vote.

- Andrew Schotz

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