Aqua Pennsylvania reminds low-income families help is available to pay water bills

Aqua Pennsylvania (Aqua) is reminding customers that its Helping Hand assistance program is available to low-income families who find it difficult to pay their water bills. The Helping Hand program is multi-faceted, offering customers a payment plan to pay down arrears and ensure their water isn’t turned off; an opportunity for customers who make payments on time to earn a monthly credit toward their arrears; and a conservation kit to help customers curb usage and therefore, reduce their bills. The conservation kit includes leak-detection tablets, a low-flow shower head, low-flow aerators for kitchen faucets, and more. Customers who reduce their usage are also reducing their bills. (read more)

  • Aqua Pennsylvania reminds low-income families help is available to pay water bills
  • Adams Outdoor Northeast Pennsylvania grows digital network
  • Freeland Municipal Authority receives state grant to update sewage facilities plan
  • Susquehanna Bank supports ‘Yes Northeast’ certificate program
  • First Pocono AppleFest to be held Saturday, Oct. 25 Courthouse Square in downtown Stroudsburg
  • Hawley Winterfest, slated for Dec. 12 to Dec. 14, adds new events
  • Great Clips honors veterans with free haircuts; ‘Thank a Veteran’ promotion offers veterans a free haircut Nov. 11 through Dec. 31


 

Winners of the Greater Honesdale Partnership’s 2014 Harvest & Heritage Days Corn Shucking contest named

The Greater Honesdale Partnership’s annual Harvest & Heritage Days took place Oct. 11 and Oct. 12, sponsored this year by The Honesdale National Bank with support from Wayne County Tourism. The winners of the 10th Annual Corn Shucking Contest were named.

 
Energy

Freeland Municipal Authority receives state grant to update sewage facilities plan

State Rep. Gerald Mullery announced Oct. 21 that the Freeland Municipal Authority has received a $28,445 state grant to update its sewage facilities plan. The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection required Freeland Borough and Foster Townshi

Aqua Pennsylvania announces $675,000 pipe replacement project in Lackawaxen Township

Aqua Pennsylvania on Oct. 17 announced a $675,000 project to replace 4,000 feet of old, six-inch plastic pipe with new eight-inch cement-lined ductile iron pipe on Constitution and Upper Independence drives in the Fawn Lake community of Lackawaxen Townshi

 
Economy

AAA North Penn to host free ‘shred’ event Nov. 7 in Scranton

Stop by the Scranton administrative offices of AAA North Penn on Friday, Nov. 7 to have your unwanted, personal documents shredded for free. A Cintas truck will be onsite from 8 a.m. until noon to perform the free document shredding. The administrative of

 
Op-Ed

Taking the fight to Ebola

The following is a guest opinion from Karen Rizzo, M.D., 2015 president of the Pennsylvania Medical Society (PAMED) and a practicing ENT physician from Lancaster. Many of us suspected that there would be a day when Ebola would arrive in the United States

Opinion: Congress should allow states to legalize sports gambling

By Joshua Winneker States struggling with their budgets may have received a new ally and a potentially lucrative revenue stream thanks to new NBA Commissioner Adam Silver and his progressive way of thinking. Silver and the NBA recently announced that the

Opinion: Pennsylvania’s lawsuit reforms are working; Let’s not roll back progress

Statement of the Pennsylvania Medical Society: Ten years ago, Pennsylvania’s legislature and Supreme Court took responsible actions to reform the commonwealth’s then out-of-control system for trying claims of medical negligence. Those reasonable reforms i

PHCA/CALM praises Healthy Pennsylvania; additional lawsuit abuse reforms needed to stem suits of predatory, out-of-state law firms

Stuart H. Shapiro, M.D., president and CEO of the Pennsylvania Health Care Association and Center for Assisted Living Management (PHCA/CALM), applauded the recent federal approval of Pennsylvania’s “Healthy PA” initiative. “Even the federal government rec

An ominous warning sign for Pennsylvania: Earlier-than-normal loan points to serious structural deficit in Pennsylvania’s budget

By: Rob McCord, Pennsylvania state treasurer On Sept. 15, something happened that has not occurred in recent memory: the state’s General Fund balance dipped below zero — a historic low for this time of year. This is alarming because the General Fund is es

AMAC OpEd: Obamacare diverts $22 billion for Medicare home health to pay for costs of insurance exchange subsidies, expanded Medicaid

Obamacare diverts $22 billion earmarked for Medicare home health care for seniors in order to pay for the costs of its insurance exchange subsidies and expanded Medicaid programs. “Homebound seniors will have to seek care outside of their homes and the ho

More Americans die annually from drug overdoses than car crashes, so let’s talk about prescription drug safety

By Kara Malitsky, Pharm. D., R.Ph. Prescription drugs have helped many people combat disease and live longer, healthier lives. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that nearly half of all Americans have taken at least on

Generation Generosity: 35% of grandparents expect to contribute at least $50,000 to college

According to new research from Fidelity Investments®, more than half (53 percent) of grandparents are saving or plan to start saving to help pay for college costs, and a full 90 percent report they would be likely, if asked, to make a contribution to thei

A novel approach to saving for college

By Michael Dillon With the average 2013/14 tuition for of private college at $30,094 per year, even parents who have prepared well could use some relief from this financial burden. And since 2008, private college tuition inflation has run at 3.6 percent t

The roles of leaders and managers

By Jon Craighead Recently I was asked to distinguish the primary differences regarding the roles and responsibilities of leaders and managers. The major differences occur in the areas of change and complexity. Depending on the size and dimension of the or

Forging forward

By Howard Grossman, AICP Forging forward should be the marching order for the Pocono-Northeast. This slogan could invigorate the region over the next several years and be a standard by which progress could be measured. To accommodate a forging forward mis

Pennsylvania electricity prices drop for four consecutive months

By John Tough As various state media have recently reported, this summer was one of the coldest in Pennsylvania history. These lower temperatures have had many positive effects—trees started to change colors earlier, mowing the lawn hasn’t seemed like suc

Election 2014: In race for governor, where do Gov. Corbett and challenger Tom Wolf stand on health-care issues?

The editorial staff from Pennsylvania Physician magazine asked both candidates some health-care-related questions and both provided answers. Their answers are published in the fall edition of Pennsylvania Physician, a magazine produced by the Pennsylvania

 

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