Tag: Restore Pennsylvania

Coudersport, PA – Today, Governor’s Office of Broadband Initiatives Acting Executive Director Sheri Collins was joined by members of the Tri-County Rural Electric Cooperative to visit business owners in Potter County. Collins discussed with the business owners how lack of broadband access negatively affects the region and how the Restore Pennsylvania proposal can expand access […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin announced a $1 million through the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program to improve sewer infrastructure in Decatur Township, Clearfield County. “Our communities deserve infrastructure that helps make residents’ day-to-day lives healthy and safe,” Secretary Davin said. “Right now, much of […]
New Castle, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Deputy Secretary for Community Affairs Rick Vilello and Governor’s Office of Broadband Initiatives Acting Executive Director Sheri Collins joined local government officials, and business and community leaders for a roundtable discussion about the region’s challenges in its fight against blight and the efforts […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf was joined by Office of Broadband Initiatives Acting Executive Director Sheri Collins and representatives from Pennsylvania’s business, education, and municipal sectors at a press conference at the Capitol. The participants discussed their individual challenges with broadband access and how the bipartisan Restore Pennsylvania proposal will help close the […]
Honesdale, PA – Today, Governor’s Office of Broadband Initiatives Acting Executive Director Sheri Collins and Department of Agriculture regional director Mark Critz joined Wayne County economic development leaders, business owners, and farmers to discuss the region’s challenges with broadband access and how the bipartisan Restore Pennsylvania proposal will help municipalities close the digital divide. “Every […]
York, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development Secretary Dennis Davin joined the York County Economic Alliance to discuss how the bipartisan Restore Pennsylvania proposal will benefit York County. Secretary Davin addressed a gathering of local business leaders and community organizations to outline how addressing blight, expanding broadband access, and strengthening flood protection […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin provided the following testimony about Restore Pennsylvania to the House and Senate Democratic Policy Committees. “Chairwoman Boscola, Chairman Sturla, and members of the House and Senate Democratic Policy Committees: thank you for having me here today to discuss what I feel […]
Klingerstown, PA – Today, Governor’s Office of Broadband Initiatives Acting Executive Director Sheri Collins and Department of Education Deputy Secretary for Commonwealth Libraries Glenn Miller visited Mahantongo Elementary School in the Tri-Valley School District. Collins and Miller discussed how lack of access to high-speed internet hurts students’ ability to learn, and how the bipartisan Restore […]
Canonsburg, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin joined state legislators Timothy O’Neal, Pam Snyder, and Camera Bartolotta, as well as local government officials and community leaders in Canonsburg for a roundtable discussion about Washington County’s fight against blight. Secretary Davin discussed how the bipartisan Restore Pennsylvania infrastructure proposal […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced a total of $2 million in Community Block Grant Development (CDBG) funding to improve water quality and sewer infrastructure in Somerset and Greene Counties. “One of the biggest challenges our local governments face is how they manage their aging and inadequate infrastructure,” Governor Wolf said. “This funding […]
Cresco, PA – Today, Governor’s Office of Broadband Initiatives Acting Executive Director Sheri Collins joined state Representative Maureen Madden and community members from Monroe County to highlight the need for broadband expansion statewide. They discussed the region’s lack of access to high-speed internet and expressed their support to Gov. Wolf’s Restore Pennsylvania infrastructure plan to […]
Berwick, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Deputy Secretary for Community Affairs and Development Rick Vilello joined local officials and community leaders on a tour of blighted properties in Berwick, Columbia County. The tour included a discussion about the region’s challenges in its fight against blight. They also discussed how the […]
New Berlin, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Deputy Secretary for Community Affairs and Development Rick Vilello joined local officials and community leaders on a tour of blighted properties in New Berlin, Union County. The tour included a discussion about the region’s challenges in its fight against blight. They also discussed […]
Clarion, PA – Today, Governor’s Office of Broadband Initiatives Acting Executive Director Sheri Collins and Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Executive Deputy Secretary Neil Weaver joined local officials for a tour of broadband infrastructure in Clarion County. Collins and Weaver highlighted how Restore Pennsylvania will aggressively address the commonwealth’s vital infrastructure needs and […]
Hershey, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf addressed thousands of local officials at the Pennsylvania State Association of Township Supervisors’ Annual Education Conference to outline how Restore Pennsylvania will benefit townships and overhaul Pennsylvania’s infrastructure. The massive rebuilding plan funded through a commonsense severance tax will address townships’ needs through funding vital, local infrastructural projects. […]
Allentown, PA – Governor Tom Wolf toured the Hiram Dodd Elementary School in Allentown today to see first-hand the progress in removing lead paint in classrooms which can cause health problems. The governor outlined how Restore Pennsylvania, the most aggressive infrastructure proposal in generations, would help schools to address lead and other contaminants. “Pennsylvania has […]
New Oxford, PA – Today, Governor’s Office of Broadband Initiatives Acting Executive Director Sheri Collins joined Department of Health Director of the Bureau of Emergency Medical Services Dylan Ferguson at Adams Regional Emergency Medical Service, Inc. (AREMS) in New Oxford. The officials discussed how lack of broadband access prevents AREMS from adopting the latest technology […]
Mill Creek, PA – Today, Governor’s Office of Broadband Initiatives Acting Executive Director Sheri Collins joined the Rural Broadband Cooperative and local officials for the raising of a new broadband tower on Stone Mountain in Mill Creek, Huntingdon County. Collins highlighted how Restore Pennsylvania will aggressively address the commonwealth’s vital infrastructure needs and bring high-speed […]
Bedford, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Deputy Secretary for Community Affairs Rick Vilello and Governor’s Office of Broadband Initiatives Acting Executive Director Sheri Collins joined local government officials, and business and community leaders for a roundtable discussion about the region’s challenges in its fight against blight and the efforts to […]
Connellsville, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Deputy Secretary Rick Vilello joined Connellsville Mayor Greg Lincoln and other Fayette County leaders for an open discussion about the region’s fight against blight and how the bipartisan Restore Pennsylvania proposal could help municipalities eradicate blight. “Discussions like this are important because the more […]
Pen Argyl, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Executive Deputy Secretary Neil Weaver joined Northampton County Executive Lamont McClure and other local leaders for a tour of several blighted properties in Pen Argyl and Bangor boroughs. The tour included a discussion about the region’s fight against blight and how the bipartisan […]
Danville, PA – Today, Governor’s Office of Broadband Initiatives Acting Executive Director Sheri Collins joined DRIVE executive director Jennifer Wakeman and other local leaders from around Montour County for a walking tour of areas of Danville affected by lack of high-speed internet access. During the tour, they discussed how the bipartisan Restore Pennsylvania proposal will […]
Laporte, PA – Today, Governor’s Office of Broadband Initiatives Acting Executive Director Sheri Collins joined teachers, local officials, community leaders and entrepreneurs from around Sullivan County for a roundtable discussion about the region’s lack of access to high-speed internet. Attendees also discussed how the bipartisan Restore Pennsylvania proposal could help municipalities close the digital divide. […]
Lewistown, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin joined local officials and community leaders to discuss how Restore Pennsylvania could help Mifflin County eradicate blight. “The blight issues that communities like Lewistown are facing must be fixed now,” Secretary Davin said. “And the only way to do that is […]
Norristown, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Deputy Secretary for Community Affairs and Development Rick Vilello joined local officials and community leaders on a tour of blighted properties in Norristown, Montgomery County. The tour included a discussion about the region’s challenges in its fight against blight. They also discussed how the […]
North East, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin joined local officials and community leaders to discuss Erie’s challenges in its fight against blight, and how the bipartisan Restore Pennsylvania infrastructure proposal could help the region eliminate blight. “Municipalities in Erie County have assets that could position the region […]
Schuylkill, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Deputy Secretary for Community Affairs and Development Rick Vilello joined local officials and community leaders on a tour of blighted properties in Schuylkill County. The tour included a discussion about the region’s challenges in its fight against blight. They also discussed how the Restore […]
Aliquippa, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin joined Aliquippa Mayor Dwan Walker, borough managers from Monaca and Ambridge, and other community leaders to discuss Beaver County’s challenges in its fight against blight and how the bipartisan Restore Pennsylvania proposal could help municipalities eradicate blight. “Aliquippa, Monaca, Ambridge, and […]
Somerset, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin provided keynote remarks at the Somerset County Chamber of Commerce’s “Eggs & Issues” breakfast. Secretary Davin discussed how proposed initiatives like Restore Pennsylvania and the Statewide Workforce, Education, and Accountability Program (SWEAP) can help the county in its efforts to expand […]
Chester, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin joined Mayor Thaddeus Kirkland and other community leaders to discuss the City of Chester’s challenges in its fight against blight, and how the bipartisan Restore Pennsylvania infrastructure proposal could help the city eliminate blight. “The City of Chester and the commonwealth […]