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Legislators Urge Action to Repair Roads

Aug 28, 2015 No Comments by

PIKE COUNTY — Local legislators recently urged Pennsylvania Department of Transportation Secretary Leslie Richards to find a way to get more rural roads repaired.  While roads in several counties in the region were discussed, the focus was on Pike County …

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Senate Adopts Senator Baker’s Bill Benefitting Volunteer First Responders

Jun 24, 2015 No Comments by

In an effort to retain the ranks of volunteer fire companies, the Senate today unanimously adopted Sen. Lisa Baker’s bill that would give municipalities the power to waive their local earned income tax for volunteer first responders. Volunteers at nonprofit …

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Senator Mario Scavello Recognized for Dedication to Manufacturing

Jun 10, 2015 No Comments by

Senator Mario Scavello (R-40) recently received recognition from the Board of Directors of the Northeastern Pennsylvania Industrial Resource Center for his dedication and support of the manufacturing community within Monroe and Northampton Counties. Senator Scavello is a member of the …

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Two Wallenpaupack Area Students Honored by Sen. Lisa Baker

Jun 04, 2015 No Comments by

Two Wallenpaupack Area High School seniors from Pike County were recognized by Sen. Lisa Baker, R-20th, for their outstanding accomplishments at recent automotive technology competitions.

On June 3, Nick Schroeder of Palmyra Township and Tony Litz of Lackawaxen …

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Yudichak and Heffley Announce LSA Grants for Carbon County Projects

May 27, 2015 No Comments by

JIM THORPE – State Sen. John Yudichak (D-Luzerne/Carbon) and Rep. Doyle Hefley (R-Carbon) today announced that 13 Carbon County projects will receive $848,000 in state grants through the Monroe County Local Share Account.


“Investments in community development, economic development …

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Penn State Hazleton students take part in annual Capital Day event

Apr 03, 2015 No Comments by

Students from Penn State Hazleton traveled to the state Capitol in Harrisburg on March 31 as part of a large contingent of Penn State students, alumni and supporters attending Capital Day. The annual event provides an opportunity for Penn State …

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Rader Urges Persian Gulf Conflict Veterans to Apply for Bonus

Mar 10, 2015 No Comments by

HARRISBURG – Rep. Jack Rader Jr. (R-Monroe) is reminding Pennsylvania veterans who served on active duty in the Persian Gulf Theater of Operations, including Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm, to apply for the Persian Gulf Conflict Veterans’ Bonus.


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