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Senator Mario Scavello

Around the 40th District

In this Edition:

  • Senator Scavello Attends Portland Community Day with Local Student
  • Scavello to Host Pathways to Pardons with Lt. Governor
  • Low-cost Shingles Vaccine Available to Senior Citizens
  • Upcoming Road Work around the 40th District
  • October Episode of Legislative Report
  • Special Edition of Legislative Report
  • County Office of Elections Seeking Poll Workers
  • Pocono Medical Center Announces New Story Storks Program
  • St. Luke’s University Hospital Grand Opening
  • 2nd Annual Senator for a Day Seminar for High School Students
  • 3rd Annual Mental Health and Substance Abuse Seminar
  • Celebrating Promise for Children Month
  • East Stroudsburg Community Girl Scouts Learn About Right to Vote
  • Thursdays on Pocono 96.7 – Gary in the Morning

Senator Scavello Attends Portland Community Day with Local Student

I was pleased to meet Sophia Rossetti this week, who served as a volunteer during Portland Borough’s recent Community Day. An active student, Sophia is a junior at Bangor Area High School and already serves as a leader in the community. She is the secretary of Bangor's Speech and Debate club and a participating member of SADD, the Junior Class Cabinet, the Student Government Association, Spanish Honor Society, and Leo Club. She is also on the soccer and track & field teams. Congratulations Sophia on your many successes and the many to come!

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Sen. Scavello to Host Pathways to Pardons with Lt. Governor

I will be hosting the seminar Pathways to Pardons on Tuesday, November 15 from 6-8 PM at the Monroe County Emergency Management office (100 Gypsum Road, Stroudsburg, PA 18360) in partnership with Lieutenant Governor Mike Stack. The event is free to the public and will inform constituents about the pardon process in Pennsylvania.

For some people, a single poor decision may have ruined his or her ability to obtain gainful employment or move toward becoming a productive member of society. In some cases, as long as an individual has committed no further offenses, applying for and obtaining a pardon may help them ‘push the restart button’ and put their past behind them.

Lieutenant Governor Mike Stack will discuss the Governor’s pardon process and there will be a Q&A session following the presentation. Individuals interested in learning about the application process are encouraged to attend.

While the event is free to the public, an RSVP is required. To reserve your spot at the Seminar, please contact Kristine Bush in my office at 570-620-4326 or kbush@pasen.gov.


Low-cost Shingles Vaccine Available to Senior Citizens

Senator Scavello

In partnership with the Pennsylvania Department of Health, the Shingles vaccine will be available at my office in Pen Argyl for under-insured and uninsured residents aged 50 and over. The shots will be available by appointment from 10AM to 12PM (Noon) on October 28. The cost is $5 and can be paid for by check or money order. Please call my office at (610) 863-1200 to schedule an appointment.

Upcoming Road Work around the 40th District

As construction crews continue road work throughout Pennsylvania, drivers in Monroe and Northampton Counties should consider subscribing to updates from PennDOT District 5. These updates include temporary road delays due to repaving, shoulder repair, crack sealing and much more. Upcoming PennDOT road work for this week in Northampton and Monroe Counties are available. Act 89 projects, such as planned bridge replacements and road reconstruction can be found on the PennDOT projects website.

In addition, PennDOT has announced that the Mill Creek Road Bridge over Broadhead Creek in Stroud Township, Monroe County is now open. Mill Creek Road between Stokes Mill Road to Creek Drive has been closed since March 2015 for a project to replace the old structurally deficient three span steel I-beam bridge with a new two span bulb T-beam bridge. For more information please visit here.


October Episode of Legislative Report

October 2016 - Pocono Bicentennial

In my October episode of Legislative Report, I interview Charlie Trapasso, Chair of the Pocono Bicentennial Committee, Linford and Jim Werkheiser of the Pocono Jackson Historical Society. The Pocono Township is celebrating its 200 year history.


Special Edition of Legislative Report

Special Edition - Bloom Creative Studio and Recovery Revolution

On this special edition of Legislative Report, I talk with Carol Andersen, Founder and Executive Director of Bloom Creative Studio and Jana Morris, Founder and Executive Director of Recovery Revolution about the important work they are doing for the community in Bangor, Northampton County.  There will two community events this month.


County Office of Elections Seeking Poll Workers

The Monroe County Office of Elections is looking to fill several paid positions for poll workers on Election Day, November 8th. These are non-partisan, paid positions. To apply, please contact Penny Robson at 570-517-3165 or via email at probson@monroecountypa.gov.


Pocono Medical Center Announces New Story Storks Program

I am pleased to announce that Pocono Medical Center will be the first hospital in Pennsylvania to begin a Story Storks program. My daughter Melissa Huber, D.Ed., is a reading specialist and professor at Rowan University and helped bring this program to our region. My wife, Mary Ann, and I are very proud to join in supporting our daughter’s efforts and those who founded the Story Storks program.

Story Storks is a grassroots literacy non-profit that was founded with the intention of reaching readers at birth. Knowing that more than half of the words a child will ever learn are acquired prior to the time they enter school, Story Storks identified a need for improved access to literacy.


St. Luke’s University Hospital Grand Opening

Congratulations to St. Luke's University Health Network on the grand opening of its new Bartonsville Campus in Monroe County. Thank you for your commitment to this area and supporting both the physical and economic health of the community.


2nd Annual Senator for a Day Seminar for High School Students

My 2nd Annual Senator for a Day was held at the Northampton Community College – Monroe Campus with over 175 students from 9 schools across the 40th Senate District. The students experienced what it's like to be a Senator, develop legislation, and debate ideas in support and against the proposals on the "floor" of the Senate. For the second year in a row, I was impressed how knowledgeable students were and the insightful debate that continued.

3rd Annual Mental Health and Substance Abuse Seminar

Saturday was my 3rd Annual Mental Health and Substance Abuse Seminar held at Northampton Community College. We had numerous exhibitors providing information on services and Jason Snyder, Communications Director for the Pennsylvania Department of Drug and Alcohol Program, was the Keynote Speaker and we had open dialogue forum with Tina Clymer; MHMR Acting Administrator, Carbon-Monroe-Pike Mental Health and Developmental Services and Jamie Drake; Administrator, Carbon-Monroe-Pike Drug & Alcohol Commission.


Celebrating Promise for Children Month

I visited the Forks YMCA Education Center and the Goddard School in Easton to celebrate Pennsylvania’s Promise for Children Month in October. Pennsylvania’s Promise for Children Month is an opportunity to celebrate the children in our lives and the families, teachers, and leaders that help them reach their promise through quality early education.


East Stroudsburg Community Girl Scouts Learn About Right to Vote

I attended the East Stroudsburg Community Girl Scouts’ Scout the Vote event at Northampton Community College. The purpose of Scout the Vote patch program is to engage and empower Girl Scouts to understand the voting process in a patriotic, not political manner, eagerly anticipating their right to vote and encourage and enable women to exercise their right to vote. We must encourage our youth to be active and I am proud to see young females learning the importance of voting.


Thursdays on Pocono 96.7 – Gary in the Morning

Please join me at 7 a.m. next Thursday on Pocono 96.7 - Gary in the Morning in the car, at work, or in your home. I will be discussing the latest from Harrisburg and answering your questions at 7 AM.

You can listen online at http://radio.securenetsystems.net/v5/WABT

Up Next

The Senate reconvenes Monday, October 17 at 1 p.m. You can watch session at PASenateGOP.com.


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