General Assembly approves bill negating “nuisance ordinance’’provision

Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence (PCADV) executive director, Peg J. Dierkers on Oct. 16 congratulated the General Assembly for approving legislation that will ensure domestic violence victims are not evicted from their residences for calling emergency services multiple times. “We are grateful to the legislators and coalition partners, who stood up to protect Pennsylvania families,’’ said Lauren Peterson, MPA, executive director at Women’s Resources of Monroe County Inc. “Passage of this important legislation was only possible because of the grass-roots support. It is truly something to celebrate during Domestic Violence Awareness Month. All of us here at Women’s Resources of Monroe County want to thank state Sen. Jay Costa Jr. (D-Allegheny) and state Sen. Richard Kasunic (D-Fayette) for voting ‘yes’ on this very important legislation.” (read more)

  • General Assembly approves bill negating “nuisance ordinance’’provision
  • 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


 

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

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

 
Management/Human Resources

Adams Outdoor Northeast Pennsylvania grows digital network

Adams Outdoor Advertising of Northeast Pennsylvania continues to expand services as it completes a new digital bulletin on Rt. 940 in Mt. Pocono. The east and west-facing displays will add to a network of like digital billboards throughout Monroe, Pike, a

 

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