Williamsport briefs

September 15, 2009|By DAVE McMILLION

Signs will point C&O Canal users to downtown Williamsport

WILLIAMSPORT -- The National Park Service will install three signs that will show users of the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park the direction of downtown Williamsport, town officials said.

Increased used of signs directing C&O Canal users to area attractions has been discussed as local officials attempt to capitalize on tourism potential associated with the canal.

The National Park Service will pay for the signs in the Williamsport area, Mayor James G. McCleaf II said Wednesday. The park cannot mention any businesses on the signs, McCleaf said.

Discussion of the signs came up during a Williamsport Town Council meeting Tuesday night when council member Joan Knode told fellow council members about them.


Williamsport to celebrate Little League team with a parade

WILLIAMSPORT -- The town of Williamsport will celebrate Conococheague Little League's appearance in the Mid-Atlantic Regional Little League tournament in Bristol, Conn., during a parade Sunday, city officials said.

Mayor James G. McCleaf II said the parade will start at 12:30 p.m.

The Williamsport Volunteer Fire Co. is organizing the parade, McCleaf said.

Truck traffic concerns council member

WILLIAMSPORT - A Williamsport Town Council member expressed concern Monday night about heavy truck traffic in town and said the noise is so loud sometimes it's hard to talk to someone downtown when trucks are passing.

"It's not a very friendly environment," Council member Tearza Knode said after a town council meeting Monday night.

Knode said the trucks range from dump trucks to tractor-trailers and she said the volume of the traffic is "intense."

Much of the truck traffic is on Potomac and Conococheague streets, Knode said.

Knode said she wants to make sure the trucks are not coming through town because they are trying to avoid weigh stations on local highways.

Knode told fellow council members and Mayor James G. McCleaf II that a friend of hers in law enforcement suggested police might be able to inspect some trucks in town for their weight.

If that is done, it might persuade drivers whose trucks are overweight from coming through town, Knode said.

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