Saturday, July 16, 2011

Billtown Blog

I hit this blog by sheer accident while doing a Google search for 5k Run/Walk's in the Bloomsburg/Benton/Berwick area. I'm looking to get into shape and was hoping to find one somewhat close to my house.

Billtown Blog is authored by "Billtown Blonde" of Williamsport. It is a blog about News & Commentary on Life in Willamsport, PA and the Surrounding Area. The most fascinating thing that I found about this blog was the blog roll. Who knew that there were so many bloggers from the Williamsport area? I hope that by linking Billtown Blog, some of the Williamsport bloggers will want their sites listed at NEPA Blogs as well.

This brings me to raise a thought provoking question: Is Williamsport technically part of NEPA? I am not sure. There are no set boundaries for the area known as "NEPA" (at least as far as I am aware). DB & I discussed this before going on the air on ComputerWise and a bit while on the show. What do you consider to be "NEPA"? Leave a comment with your response. I'd be curious to see what your thoughts are about this topic.


Karla said...

In economic development of the region we typically include these counties in NEPA when we are working 'regionally'. This list is from WorkNEPA:


D.B. Echo said...

Here's the list given in the current entry for Northeastern Pennsylvania on Wikipedia. (Citation needed, of course.)

"The counties that comprise northeastern Pennsylvania are Tioga County, Bradford County, Carbon County, Columbia County, Luzerne County, Lackawanna County, Monroe County, Montour County, Northumberland County, Pike County, Schuylkill County, Sullivan County, Susquehanna County, Wayne County and Wyoming County."

Karla, the Wikipedia list includes four counties not on yours: Tioga and Bradford (along the north central border with New York) and Montour and Northumberland (both just to the north and west of Schuylkill County.)

D.B. Echo said...

And if we look at it politically and define it to be made up of those Congressional districts contained primarily in the northeastern quadrant of Pennsylvania, the borders change again to include only those places within the 10th and 11th districts.