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Senator Mario Scavello

Dear Friends,

Below you’ll find some notes of interest for the 40th Senatorial District, as well as an alert on a recent email “phishing” scam.

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Senator Scavello accompanied students from Swiftwater Intermediate School of the Pocono Mountain School District on a tour of the Capitol. They saw where bills are debated on the Senate and House floors, where bills are signed by the Governor and made into law, and where laws are challenged before the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.


Northampton County Household Hazardous
Waste Drop-Off on May 30

The Northampton County Department of Community and Economic Development will hold a Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off event on Saturday, May 30 from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Items can be dropped off at Northampton Community College, Main Campus, 3835 Green Pond Road, in Bethlehem Township. (Entrance from Green Pond Road only.)

Waste items accepted at no costs include:
• Fire Extinguishers
• Aerosol Cans
• Household Cleaners
• Automotive Fluids
• Batteries (all types)
• Motor Oil/Filters
• Oil-based Paint & Stain
• Fluorescent Lights
• Pool Chemicals
• Flammable/Combustible Fluids

The next drop-off event is October 10. Please click on the flyer for full details.

Senator Scavello

Look Out for Email Scam Involving
“Fine for Traffic Violations”

The Pennsylvania Criminal Intelligence Center (PaCIC) received information regarding a fraudulent email (screen shot below) claiming to originate from the Pennsylvania Department of Motor Vehicles (PennDOT).

The subject line of the email indicates “Action Required – Fine for Traffic Violations.” The body of the email further states that a “vehicle registered to you was captured running a red light” along with a violation date, ticket number and a fine amount. There were also various links within the email that redirect users to other websites not affiliated with PennDOT.

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There are indications this is a phishing scam, including: poor spelling and grammar. “Violation” is spelled incorrectly, and there are two different violation dates. Note, citations and traffic tickets issued in Pennsylvania are not paid directly to PennDOT.


Please Remember to Steer Clear for
Construction and Emergencies

Increased transportation funding means more road construction crews along Pennsylvania roadways, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.

Motorists heading out for work or play are being asked to Remember to Steer Clear of road crews, emergency personnel, and law enforcement as they perform their jobs. Pennsylvania has witnessed 10,586 work zone crashes and suffered the loss of 128 lives in crashes occurring over the past five years. Move over at least one lane and slow down to avoid penalties under the Steer Clear Law. Violators face a $250 fine for failure to move over or slow down and a doubling of fines for traffic violations occurring in emergency response areas. A 90-day license suspension can also be imposed for a violation resulting in injury to workers.

When entering a posted work zone, turn on your vehicle’s headlights. Current law provides for a 15-day license suspension for exceeding, by 11 miles per hour, the posted speed limit in an active work zone. In addition, motorists convicted of homicide by vehicle in an active work zone face up to five years of additional jail time.

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The Youth Appreciation Day Luncheon sponsored by the Greater Pocono Chamber of Commerce Education Committee was held on Tuesday. These students were an inspiration with stories of amazing achievements while overcoming adversity and obstacles. (Bottom, Left to Right) Fantasia Dickerson, Brittney Strunk, James Garlick and Sarah Frankel. (Top, Left to Right) Gabrielle Hochfeld, Keziah Duncan, Jonathan DeMaio, and Shannon Guiffre.

Check Out Historical Markers in Our Region

The struggle for American freedom and independence is indelibly etched in more than 2,000 historical markers located across Pennsylvania, put in place by the PA Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC).

Monroe County has 23 historical markers and plaques, with Northampton County featuring another 72.

Blue and gold markers memorialize the known and unknown people and events, from all corners of the Commonwealth, contributing to the future of America. From insurrections to inventions, PA’s contributions shaped the culture and economy of our country.

You can select a county or subject then hit PA Trails of History to start your historical discoveries. Nominations for future markers may be submitted to the PA Historical Marker Program by individuals, private organizations, local or county governments, and public agencies.

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Senate Box 203040
Harrisburg, PA 17120-3040
Phone: (717) 787-6123

Monroe County Office
DePue Plaza
2989 Route 611, Suite 103
Tannersville, PA 18372
Phone (570) 620-4326
FAX (570) 620-4379
9 a.m.- 5 p.m.

Northampton County Office
2 North Robinson Avenue
Pen Argyl, PA 18072
Phone (610) 863-1200
FAX (610) 863-1214
9 a.m.- 5 p.m.

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