Contact Information 
District Office
Carriage House Square
2785 Route 115, Suite 103
Effort, PA 18330
Phone: (570) 620-4341
Fax: (570) 620-4349

Tobyhanna Township Building
105 Government Center Way
Pocono Pines, PA 18350
Phone: (570) 643-7683

Capitol Office

Room 423, Irvis Office Building
PO Box 202176
Harrisburg PA 17120-2176
Phone: (717) 787-7732
Thank You Veterans
11/9/2018
Thanking Our Veterans

 
Throughout the nation this weekend, communities will pay tribute to veterans with a variety of parades, ceremonies and dedications.

This year also marks the 100th anniversary of the armistice which ended World War I, on the 11th hour, of the 11th day of the 11th month. President Woodrow Wilson declared a national day to commemorate the armistice a year later in 1919. That has since become Veterans Day.

The sacrifices these men and women make – all to protect our freedoms and our way of life – can never truly be repaid. We are forever in their debt, and we continue to be grateful for all they do.

For more about the history of Veterans Day, click here.
 
 
New Business Opens in Tobyhanna Township


 

This week officials from across Monroe County welcomed American Tire Distributors to its new complex in Blakeslee. ATD’s new Pocono Mixing Warehouse, a one million square-foot facility that will ship nearly 3,500 trucks a year filled with tires, wheels, and other automotive supplies up and down the Eastern seaboard and across the United States. The warehouse will also bring approximately 70 full-time jobs to the local community.
 
 
New Laws to Benefit Military and Veterans


To help families of active-duty military members and veterans, two laws were recently enacted by the Pennsylvania General Assembly.

Act 119 of 2018 requires public school entities to provide support services and information to a student when a parent or guardian is deployed for active duty.

To help raise additional funds for veterans’ programs and services, Act 149 of 2018 allows applicants for a two-year vehicle registration to double their donation to the Veterans Trust Fund, when completed online.

These new laws are in addition to the Stolen Valor Law, Act 9 of 2017, which was also enacted this session. This law makes it a crime for someone to misrepresent military service or honors for the purpose of fraudulently attempting to obtain money, property or other benefits.
 
 
East Stroudsburg University Celebrates 125 Years Serving Students


 

Last week East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania held a celebration to commemorate its 125th anniversary. Sen. Mario Scavello, Rep. Rosemary Brown, Rep. Maureen Madden and I presented special citations from the state to the University and ESU President Marcia G. Welsh to celebrate the occasion. Longtime community leaders and philanthropists Pat and Joan Ross of Tannersville served as honorary chairs for the evening. All funds raised will be used for scholarships to benefit ESU students.
 
 
Registry Puts Veterans in Touch with Services

To help ensure veterans have access to the wide range of support services and programs available to them, the Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs has compiled an online registry to better connect veterans with available resources.

Registration – which includes submitting basic information such as name, age, home address, email, etc. – takes only a few minutes, and can be done here.

Driver and vehicle online services are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week and include driver’s license, photo ID and vehicle registration renewals; driver-history services; changes of address; driver license and vehicle registration restoration letters; ability to pay driver license or vehicle insurance restoration fee; driver license and photo ID duplicates; and driver exam scheduling. No additional fees are charged for using online services.
 
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