Heating help reminder, Pennie information and more!

(10 hours ago)

Now that colder temps have arrived, I wanted to remind you that if you or someone you know needs help with heating bills, the 2020-21 LIHEAP program is open and accepting applications. Read more

 

Snyder announces museum grant for Greene County

(14 hours ago)

CARMICHAELS, Dec. 3 – The Greene County Historical Society was awarded a $4,000 grant as part of the state’s efforts to support museums and historical societies during the current pandemic, state Rep. Pam Snyder announced. Snyder, D-Greene/Fayette/Washington, said the society was among 155 eligible entities that were awarded general operating support grants under the Cultural and Historical Support Grant Program administered by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission. “We know our museums and historical societies play a vital role in preserving and sharing our rich history and culture to residents and visitors alike, and the current pandemic has certainly had a severe impact on their operations,” said Snyder. “Thanks to the dedication and continued support of the historical society by its volunteers and board of directors, they’ve been able to keep the doors open, and this grant will certainly help their efforts in continuing to educate and connect people to our county’s heritage.” Snyder added the program’s goal is to strengthen the commonwealth’s museum community by supporting the operations of eligible museums and county historical societies that are not supported by other state agency funding programs. An eligible museum must have an annual operating budget exceeding $100,000 (excluding capital and in-kind services) and at least one full-time professional staff Read more

 

Snyder applauds passage of measure to help veterans’ service organizations

(Nov 23, 2020)

CARMICHAELS, Nov. 23 – State Rep. Pam Snyder said she’s pleased that veterans’ service organizations, including the American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars chapters, are closer to getting some relief, as many of these chapters have been financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Snyder, D-Greene/Fayette/Washington, said the unanimous passage of H.B. 777 , which she co-sponsored, would allow these organizations to use all revenue from Small Games of Chance temporarily to help keep them afloat. “The clubs that operate in my area and across our state are such an integral part of our communities,” said Snyder. “Not only do they provide a place for veterans to gather, but they also support several local causes and efforts, including blood drives, support for youth sports, and so much more. I know they’ve been hit extremely hard by this pandemic, and I was proud to support this measure, because it will truly be a life-saver for these clubs and help them survive.” Under current law, the clubs are required to give 60% of their Small Games of Chance revenue to charity and allows them to keep the remaining 40%. House Bill 777 would allow the clubs to tap into the remaining 60% of those funds and use it to pay employees, rent, utilities and other operational expenses. Back in September, Snyder supported an effort to create a one-time grant program to help the clubs stay Read more

 

Honoring our veterans, heating help and more!

(Nov 12, 2020)

This week included Veterans Day - a special day to honor the courage and commitment of our veterans, active members and their families. Their sacrifices and dedication to serve our nation should always be a reminder of what is great about our country. Read more

 

Happy Halloween and more!

(Oct 29, 2020)

Have a safe and happy Halloween - and remember it's time to 'fall back!' Read more

 

Continuing to work for you!

(Oct 22, 2020)

Community updates and more! Read more

 

Honoring a hero, help for our fire and EMS companies and more!

(Oct 15, 2020)

This week, we honored a Fayette County native and Vietnam War veteran who died in the line of duty. Read more

 

Interchange dedication ceremony held in honor of Fayette County hero

(Oct 14, 2020)

BROWNSVILLE, Oct. 14 – A Brownsville, Fayette County native and Vietnam War veteran who died in the line of duty was posthumously honored today at a special interchange dedication. State Rep. Pam Snyder, D-Greene/Fayette/Washington, was among several who took part in the ceremony for Army Cpl. Denny Ray Easter, which was held in the St. Nicholas Byzantine Catholic Church’s parking lot. The ceremony concluded with an unveiling of a special sign designating the interchange as the Corporal Denny Ray Easter Memorial Interchange. Easter joined the Army during the Vietnam War and served as an infantryman with B Company, 5 th Battalion, 198 th Light Infantry Brigade and later earned the rank of corporal. On Jan. 13, 1971 at the age of 20, he was killed in the line of duty in Quang Tin province in South Vietnam. “Corporal Easter was truly a hero, both to his community and to his country, and it was an honor to pay tribute to him and honor his memory through this special ceremony today,” said Snyder. “Each time we pass this way, we will be reminded of his service and sacrifice. I also want to thank PennDOT for their assistance in helping us honor Corporal Easter.” Snyder was joined by Easter’s cousin, Delores Randolph, and several local and county elected officials at today’s ceremony, including state Sen. Pat Stefano, Fayette County Commissioners Dave Lohr, Vincent Vicites and Scott Dunn, and Brownsville Read more

 

Reminder: Drive-thru Senior Fair and Flu Shots event this Friday

(Oct 13, 2020)

CARMICHAELS, Oct. 13 – State Rep. Pam Snyder wants to remind residents of her Drive-thru Senior Fair and Flu Shots event, which will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 16 at the Jefferson Fire Hall , 1483 Jefferson Road, Jefferson. This free event will include information on state services for seniors, and free flu shots will be provided by Cornerstone Care. Seniors will need to bring their Medicare card for the flu shot . “Even though we had to make some changes with this year’s Senior Event, it’s still a great opportunity for me to connect and touch base with our seniors,” said Snyder. “Our older residents will be able to safely receive a free flu shot and vital information and resources tailored to their needs.” For more information, residents may call Snyder’s Carmichaels office at 724-966-8953. Read more

 

Snyder: Nearly $600K in grants awarded to assist volunteer fire, emergency medical service companies

(Oct 08, 2020)

HARRISBURG, Oct. 8 – Approximately $598,924 in crisis grants have been awarded to several volunteer fire and emergency services organizations in Greene, Fayette and Washington counties, state Rep. Pam Snyder announced. Snyder, D-Greene/Fayette/Washington, said the grant program, which originated from a measure she introduced earlier this year and was included in the final bill that passed both chambers, created a one-time program to provide automatic crisis grants to the companies. “We know that these fire and EMS companies have been hurting across our state because they haven’t been able to do their normal fundraising activities,” Snyder said. “This truly was a bipartisan, bicameral effort that has resulted in these organizations getting the valuable funding they need to continue to answer the call in our communities.” The grant award list is as follows: Greene County: $277,320 Bobtown Dunkard Volunteer Fire Department/Ambulance : $22,877 Carmichaels and Cumberland Township Volunteer Fire Co. : $23,425. Center Township Volunteer Fire Co. : $22,877. Clarksville & Community Volunteer Fire Department : $22,603. Greensboro-Monongahela Township Volunteer Fire Co. : $23,836. Jefferson Volunteer Fire Co. : $22,740. Morris Township Volunteer Fire : $22,603. Morris Township Volunteer Fire Department : $22,877. Mt. Morris Community Volunteer Fire Co. : $23,014. Nemacolin Read more

 

Census update, Drive-thru Senior Fair and more!

(Oct 08, 2020)

New deadline to respond to the Census, details on our upcoming Drive-Thru Senior Fair and more! Read more

 

Honoring a hero, upcoming drive-thru senior fair and more!

(Oct 01, 2020)

This week, we held a special bridge dedication ceremony for Brian Tennant, which included an official unveiling of the bridge’s new name in his honor. Read more

 

Drive-thru Senior Fair and Flu Shots scheduled for Oct. 16

(Sep 30, 2020)

CARMICHAELS, Sept. 30 –State Rep. Pam Snyder will host a Drive-thru Senior Fair and Flu Shots event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 16 at the Jefferson Fire Hall , 1483 Jefferson Road, Jefferson. This free event includes information on state services for seniors, and free flu shots will be provided by Cornerstone Care. Seniors must bring their Medicare card for the flu shot . “While this year’s Senior Fair is going to be a bit different, I am looking forward to it, because it allows me to connect and hear from older residents in our community,” said Snyder, D-Greene/Fayette/Washington. “Seniors can receive valuable information and resources tailored to their needs, and I highly encourage all seniors to take part in this year’s drive-thru event.” More information is available by calling Snyder’s Carmichaels office at 724-966-8953. Read more

 

Snyder introduces measure to help veterans’ service organizations

(Sep 29, 2020)

CARMICHAELS, Sept. 29 – State Rep. Pam Snyder has introduced a bill to help veterans’ service organizations, including the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars chapters, which have been financially impacted by the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Snyder, D-Greene/Fayette/Washington, said her measure would create a one-time grant program to help these struggling clubs with expenses they’ve incurred during the public health crisis. “These clubs provide so much to our communities, from blood drives, to youth sports, and the support to our local veterans,” Snyder said. “They’ve been hit extremely hard by this pandemic, and this grant program would be a huge help to them. My measure would also include a provision to ensure those service organizations that hold liquor licenses are not prohibited from operating solely because they don’t serve food, provided they continue to follow all other licensee rules.” More information on her bill can be found by clicking here . Read more

 

Bridge dedication ceremony held in honor of former Greene County sheriff

(Sep 28, 2020)

WAYNESBURG, Sept. 28 – A former Greene County sheriff was honored posthumously at a special bridge dedication ceremony today in Waynesburg. State Rep. Pam Snyder, D-Greene/Fayette/Washington, said the ceremony included an official unveiling of the bridge’s new name in honor of Brian Tennant, who served as sheriff for two terms and saved several lives from a house fire 10 years ago. Tennant died last year at 35. “Brian exemplified what it means to be a hero and to go above and beyond the call of duty,” Snyder said. “He served his community with honor and dedication, and this is just one way we can pay tribute to him and honor his memory.” Snyder joined several family, friends and local officials at the bridge dedication ceremony, which took place near the intersection of South Porter and East Lincoln streets in Waynesburg near the newly dedicated bridge. A representative from state Senator Camera Bartolotta’s office also took part in the ceremony. Pastor Cristy Wise provided the invocation and the benediction was offered by the Rev. Dr. Lawrence Stratton from Waynesburg University. Read more

 

Supporting our school districts, voting reminders and more!

(Sep 25, 2020)

It’s certainly been a busy week in the district!I took part in a special unveiling of a new mural, boat docks and recreational area at the site of the former Fredericktown Ferry.This project was a true partnership with East Beth Township and its commissioners, Washington County and its LSA program, the Mon Rivertown Coalition and my office.I am very proud of the work and commitment to make Fredericktown a beautiful community! Read more

 

Snyder announces grant to develop Wisecarver Recreation Area in Greene County

(Sep 24, 2020)

CARMICHAELS, Sept. 24 – State Rep. Pam Snyder announced a $200,000 state grant has been awarded to develop the Wisecarver Recreation Area in Franklin Township, Greene County. Snyder, D-Greene/Fayette/Washington, said the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources grant will allow Greene County Parks and Recreation to construct an access drive, parking area, pedestrian walkway, softball field and stormwater management measures, along with other related site improvements. “I’m pleased that this grant will allow Greene County to develop the Wisecarver Reservoir into a beautiful recreational area for residents and visitors to enjoy,” said Snyder. “Combined with a previous state investment of $200,000 two years ago, these additional funds bring the total state investment into this project to $400,000, and I look forward to its completion.” The DCNR Recreation and Conservation grant program is funded with a variety of state and federal funding sources, including the Keystone Recreation, Park and Conservation Fund (Key 93), which includes Key-Community and Key-Land Trust; the Environmental Stewardship Fund; the federal Land and Water Conservation Fund; Pennsylvania Trails Fund; Pennsylvania Heritage Area Program; and the ATV Restricted Management Account Fund. More information can be found at the following link: Read more

 

Snyder statement on veto override attempt

(Sep 23, 2020)

CARMICHAELS, Sept. 23 – State Rep. Pam Snyder, D-Greene/Fayette/Washington, issued a statement following a vote in the PA House that sustained the governor’s veto of H.B. 2787 , a bill that would have given school districts the authority to decide what sports and activities are allowed, including practices, games and spectator rules: “Our school districts know best what works for them and their students regarding sports and other extracurricular activities. They are the experts where it concerns their facilities and their communities, not the governor. “I have complete confidence in each of the school districts in my communities to conduct these events in a safe manner. Time and time again, I have voted in favor of these and other bills to allow our communities to decide what is best for them. I strongly believe in the right of our school districts to have the final say regarding how sports and other extracurricular activities are allowed and managed. “While I am disappointed in today’s vote, I will continue to support our school districts’ decisions to act in the best interest of students, parents and the community.” Snyder voted to override the veto. Read more

 

Supporting our family farms, historic site preservation news and more!

(Sep 17, 2020)

Jackson Farms in Fayette County is one of many local farms in Pennsylvania, and I had them top of mind when I began working with my colleagues in crafting the PA Farm Bill. Our family farms are vital to our communities and they support our state’s great agriculture industry.Thanks to that bill, our local farms are getting the support they need to stay in business and continue to provide great PA-made and grown products! Read more

 

Snyder announces $73K state grant to restore historic foundry in Greene County

(Sep 11, 2020)

CARMICHAELS, Sept. 11 – A $73,000 state grant has been awarded to preserve a historic steel foundry in Rices Landing, Greene County, state Rep. Pam Snyder has announced. Snyder, D-Greene/Fayette/Washington, said the Rivers of Steel Heritage Corporation, which is overseeing the historic restoration of the W.A. Young and Sons Foundry and Machine Shop, will use the funds to complete ongoing work on the structure, which includes the replacement of windows and frames and clapboard siding. “This shop has a rich history, producing parts for everything from steamboats to railroads, coal mines and local businesses, and it’s also the site of the annual Hammer-In Festival, showcasing artwork and demonstrations of blacksmithing experts from around the region,” Snyder said. “It’s vital to support and invest in historic sites like this and preserve it for generations to come.” This grant is part of $2.6 million awarded by the PHMC to help historical and heritage organizations, museums and local governments in 24 counties. Keystone Historic Preservation grants receive funding from the Keystone Recreation, Park and Conservation Fund, which is supported annually from a portion of state realty transfer tax revenue. The grants support projects that identify, preserve, promote and protect historic resources in Pennsylvania. Funding also supports municipal planning that focuses on historic resources or may be used to meet building or Read more