State Sen. Lisa M. Boscola, D-18th, has announced volunteer fire companies and volunteer ambulance services in Lehigh and Northampton counties were awarded $406,836.90 through the 2019-2020 Fire Company, Emergency Medical Services Company Grant Program, which is administered by the Office of the State Fire Commissioner.
In the midst of the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, Service Electric Cable TV & Communications is proud to join the “Keep Americans Connected” pledge to help ensure connectivity to our valued customers, as first proposed by the Federal Communications Commission.
As part of the “Keep Americans Connected” pledge, Service Electric pledges for the next 60 days to:
- Not terminate service to any residential or small business due to the inability to pay their bill
Department of Community and Economic Development Secretary Dennis Davin reminds Pennsylvania residents to be cognizant and aware of potential 2020 census scams and confusion.
The World Health Organization offers some answers to some common questions about COVID-19, the latest coronavirus.
Are hand dryers effective in killing the new coronavirus?
No. Hand dryers are not effective in killing the 2019-nCoV. To protect yourself against the new coronavirus, you should frequently clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand rub or wash them with soap and water. Once your hands are cleaned, you should dry them thoroughly by using paper towels or a warm air dryer.
Can an ultraviolet disinfection lamp kill the new coronavirus?
Milou Mackenzie, a longtime Lehigh Valley businesswoman and former schoolteacher has announced her candidacy for state representative in the 131st House District.
Mackenzie, a lifelong Republican, will seek the Republican nomination in the April Primary Election.
On Jan. 29, over 400 students competed in 54 hands-on skill and leadership competitions. This “Showcase of Skills” is a unique opportunity to observe some of the most talented career and technical education students in the area. District Gold Medal winners will advance to state and national competitions. This year, the SkillsUSA Council partnered with postsecondary educational institutions to award over $200,000 in scholarships to the medalists of 12 competitions.
Republican Vicki Lightcap has announced her candidacy for the 131st State House District.
“I look forward to delivering my message and discussing my qualifications with the voters of the 131st State House District,” Lightcap said. “With over 35 years’ experience as a businesswoman in finance and manufacturing, I have a unique perspective on what strengthens our economy and how jobs are created, and I can tell you, the best way for government to help business is to get out of the way.”
Kevin Branco is running for the Democratic nomination for the House of Representatives 131st District.
He was born and raised in Hellertown and has been a resident of Coopersburg for the last nine years. He is the direct product of a proud community built on American values.
State Rep. Justin Simmons, R-131st, announced he will not seek re-election to the Pennsylvania State House of Representatives in 2020.
“While this is a bittersweet moment as I have been honored to serve the people of our community, I can do so knowing that I contributed to making a difference not only for the residents of Lehigh, Montgomery and Northampton counties, but for all Pennsylvanians,” Simmons said.
State Sen. Lisa Boscola, D-18th, announced recently the awarding of $104,999 in competitive grants to local career and technical schools for the purchase of new equipment aligned to training students in high demand occupations.
“I am pleased that the Commonwealth is being proactive in assisting our career and technical schools across the state to aid them in preparing our students for high demand occupations,” Boscola said. “These grants will allow our local career and technical schools to purchase needed equipment that will train our students for jobs that employers are seeking.”