Sept. 25 Update: Flu shot clinics coming up; Plus, help fight COVID-19 with your phone

(10 hours ago)

Dear Neighbor, There are some helpful events coming up in Montgomery County, and I wanted to make sure you have the details. Read more

 

McCarter lauds $134,300 development grant for Cisco Park

(1 day ago)

“As a longtime advocate for the environment and having the ability to enjoy the outdoors, I am thrilled with this announcement from DCNR,” McCarter said. “The improvements and continued development at James A. Cisco Park only serve to make our community better and safer, and I look forward to enjoying more time at the park once the project is completed.” Read more

 

Sept. 18 update: Shanah Tovah! Plus, a victory for voters, fresh food grants and more

(Sep 18, 2020)

“This is a victory that will help ensure that every eligible voter will more easily be able to cast their ballot and have it counted fairly." Read more

 

McCarter announces $120K in fresh food grants for two local grocers

(Sep 17, 2020)

“Ensuring food security is always crucial, but it’s been of particular importance as we continue to work through the COVID-19 pandemic that has levied economic struggle against so many,” McCarter said. “These grants will help these local grocers keep their shelves stocked with healthy and affordable foods while also safeguarding customers and employees from the coronavirus.” Read more

 

Sept. 11 update: Remembering and reflecting on the lives lost 19 years ago today

(Sep 11, 2020)

Please, take a few moments today to remember those innocent lives lost and think how we can better move forward to prevent such a tragedy from ever occurring again. Read more

 

Sept. 4 update: Happy Labor Day Weekend!

(Sep 04, 2020)

It’s the start of the Labor Day holiday weekend, and I wanted to take the opportunity to salute the women and men of Organized Labor and the everyday sacrifices they make for their families and communities. Read more

 

Comitta and McCarter introduce legislation to reduce carbon pollution from PA electric power sector at least 90% by 2040

(Sep 03, 2020)

“Because the federal government has abdicated its responsibility on climate change, it's up to the rest of us to take the lead in enacting equitable policies to mitigate the growing impacts of climate change,” McCarter said. Read more

 

Flu vaccines and U.S census bureau reminders

(Sep 02, 2020)

Two things you don't want to forget this fall: getting your flu shot and filling out the U.S. Census. Read more

 

Aug. 28 update: Flu shots; police reform, LIHEAP benefits and more

(Aug 28, 2020)

Thank you to everyone who came to my Drive-Thru Influenza Inoculation event this week. I cannot stress enough the importance of a flu shot this year. Read more

 

Aug. 21 update: Moving in the right direction in terms of COVID-19 case counts

(Aug 21, 2020)

Let’s keep it up, remain diligent in our masking and physical distancing efforts, and, eventually, we will get through this. Read more

 

Summer 2020 Newsletter: We still have much to do!

(Aug 21, 2020)

My final newsletter provides updates on COVID-19, new legislation, police reform, and a thank-you to my staff. Read more

 

McCarter legislation aims to reduce financial burden on public school districts, taxpayers

(Aug 18, 2020)

“As our public schools plan to reopen in safe and orderly manners, we need to ensure that cost for cyber charter school tuition does not become overwhelming in the process,” McCarter continued. “Cyber charters do not face the same financial needs that public school districts face to commence in-person learning in an era of the novel coronavirus.” Read more

 

Aug. 14 update: Positive news on COVID-19; updates on UC fraud, Isaias recovery and more

(Aug 14, 2020)

Let’s lead this week’s email with some good news, shall we? In this ongoing pandemic, it’s certainly beneficial to seek reasons for hope! Read more

 

Aug. 7 update: Combatting the Virus, and Knowing Where Help is Available

(Aug 07, 2020)

It’s obvious this virus is not yet in our rearview, nor do we know when it will be. What we do know is there are steps we can be – and should be – taking to mitigate its spread. Read more

 

Be prepared for Tropical Storm Isaias and all severe storms

(Aug 03, 2020)

Severe weather resources are available through the Montgomery County Department of Public Safety. The department also provides checklists for before, during and after severe storms roll through our region. Read more

 

July 31 update: School Districts’ Difficult Decisions; A Request for Young People; Relief for Restaurants

(Jul 31, 2020)

In my 35 years as an educator, I regularly dealt with all types of challenges – many unforeseeable – that are all too familiar for teachers across the country. But I can say with certainty that I never encountered a challenge like our teachers, faculty, administrators and (especially) parents are facing now with formulating educational plans during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more

 

Summer 2020 Senior Newsletter: A salute to past Senior Fairs

(Jul 31, 2020)

This is the digital version of my Summer 2020 Senior Newsletter that looks back at last year's Senior Fair and offers information I hope our older residents find useful. Read more

 

Report Unsolicited, Mislabeled Seeds Received by Mail, Agriculture Department Warns

(Jul 29, 2020)

People nationwide (including our district) have received seeds in packages labeled as jewelry. These seeds may contain plant diseases, weeds or invasive plants that could harm Pennsylvania’s agriculture industry and ecosystem. Read more

 

Relief to restaurants, bars & clubs to help workers a top priority in House Democratic legislative package

(Jul 27, 2020)

HARRISBURG, July 27 -- Citing the distressing impacts COVID-19 is having on Pennsylvania’s restaurant industry and a recent Yelp survey showing more than half of restaurants could close permanently due to the virus’ impact, Democrats in Harrisburg have crafted a legislative package aimed at providing relief to community business owners and the workers that cook and serve our food. The package includes nine bills that would provide grants to local restaurants, bars and clubs, reduce and eliminate specific licensing fees, extend discounts to licensees and protect businesses by guaranteeing their insurance pays out in future emergencies. These efforts will provide direct relief to an industry of Pennsylvania businesses the virus has hit hard, House Democratic leaders said. Restrictions put in place have been necessary in the state’s response to COVID-19. The leaders said they recognize the hardship the virus has continued to place on the restaurant industry. Restaurants have served as the backdrop of many life occasions and special moments and they need support more now than ever. The House Democratic package includes: Earmarking CARES grant funding from the federal government to be directed to small, community restaurants instead of national chains to ensure those dollars are invested back into the region. ( Rep. Joe Ciresi, Montgomery County & Rep. Tina Davis, Bucks County ) Earmarking CARES grant Read more

 

July 24 update: Remembering John Lewis; Shapiro stands up to Trump Administration

(Jul 24, 2020)

Last week, John Lewis, U.S. Congressman and civil rights leader, died. He was 80 years old. Read more

 

Sept. 25 Update: Flu shot clinics coming up; Plus, help fight COVID-19 with your phone
10 hours ago

McCarter lauds $134,300 development grant for Cisco Park
1 day ago

Sept. 18 update: Shanah Tovah! Plus, a victory for voters, fresh food grants and more
Sep 18, 2020

McCarter announces $120K in fresh food grants for two local grocers
Sep 17, 2020

Sept. 11 update: Remembering and reflecting on the lives lost 19 years ago today
Sep 11, 2020

Sept. 4 update: Happy Labor Day Weekend!
Sep 04, 2020

Comitta and McCarter introduce legislation to reduce carbon pollution from PA electric power sector at least 90% by 2040
Sep 03, 2020

Flu vaccines and U.S census bureau reminders
Sep 02, 2020

Aug. 28 update: Flu shots; police reform, LIHEAP benefits and more
Aug 28, 2020

Aug. 21 update: Moving in the right direction in terms of COVID-19 case counts
Aug 21, 2020

Summer 2020 Newsletter: We still have much to do!
Aug 21, 2020

McCarter legislation aims to reduce financial burden on public school districts, taxpayers
Aug 18, 2020

Aug. 14 update: Positive news on COVID-19; updates on UC fraud, Isaias recovery and more
Aug 14, 2020

Aug. 7 update: Combatting the Virus, and Knowing Where Help is Available
Aug 07, 2020

Be prepared for Tropical Storm Isaias and all severe storms
Aug 03, 2020

July 31 update: School Districts’ Difficult Decisions; A Request for Young People; Relief for Restaurants
Jul 31, 2020

Summer 2020 Senior Newsletter: A salute to past Senior Fairs
Jul 31, 2020

Report Unsolicited, Mislabeled Seeds Received by Mail, Agriculture Department Warns
Jul 29, 2020

Relief to restaurants, bars & clubs to help workers a top priority in House Democratic legislative package
Jul 27, 2020

July 24 update: Remembering John Lewis; Shapiro stands up to Trump Administration
Jul 24, 2020