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Snyder announces 2019 office hours, locations in effect Jan. 1

Help for our coal-impacted communities, winter clothing drive and more!

(12 hours ago)

As you know, I’ve been a long-time advocate for our coal workers and their families, and this news from the Appalachian Regional Commission will help our communities to create new jobs and economic opportunities, including expanding broadband access. Read more

 

Snyder launches annual winter clothing drive to benefit families in need

(1 day ago)

CARMICHAELS, Oct. 16 – State Rep. Pam Snyder today announced she is launching her annual winter clothing drive to help local families in need. “I’m urging residents to donate new or gently used winter clothing –including coats, jackets, gloves, mittens, scarves and hats of all sizes – to help our less fortunate neighbors,” said Snyder. “My district offices will be collecting these items now through November 15.” Coats may be dropped off from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday at the following district offices: 104 S. Market St., Suite 101, in Carmichaels. 93 E. High St., Room 215, in Waynesburg. Donations will also be accepted on Wednesdays and Thursdays at Snyder’s Brownsville office, located at 113 Thornton Road, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Snyder said she is again partnering with the Waynesburg Salvation Army, the Masontown Helping Hands Ministry and Crosskeys Human Services of Brownsville to distribute the coats locally. More information is available by calling Snyder’s Carmichaels office at 724-966-8953. Read more

 

Snyder announces $70,000 in grants to help coal-impacted communities

(Oct 10, 2019)

HARRISBURG, Oct. 10 – Greene and Fayette counties will receive a total of $70,000 in funds from the Appalachian Regional Commission to assist them in job creation and economic development, including broadband expansion, state Rep. Pam Snyder announced today. Snyder, D-Greene/Fayette/Washington, said $50,000 in grant funding was awarded to the Greene County Board of Commissioners for a rural broadband coverage and feasibility study, which will identify county-wide gaps in broadband access and determine the best technology to address them. The Fay-Penn Economic Development Council will receive $20,000 in funds to determine the feasibility of constructing multi-tenant speculative shell buildings at several locations in Fayette County to help attract and accommodate new business development. “While coal has – and remains – a vital part of my district, it’s no secret that we have been affected by the changes within the energy production sector,” said Snyder. “These grants will allow us to move forward and create new job and economic opportunities in our communities, including expanding broadband access, which will have a huge impact and allow us to better compete in today’s ever-changing economy.” The ARC is an economic development agency of the federal government and 13 state governments focusing on 420 counties across the Appalachian Region, which includes Pennsylvania. Through its POWER Initiative, the Read more

 

Another successful Senior Fair, upcoming Veterans Brunch and more!

(Oct 10, 2019)

Thank you for another great annual Senior Fair at the Greene County Fairgrounds last week – this is truly my favorite event of the year! Read more

 

Senior Fair reminder, upcoming outreach events and more!

(Oct 03, 2019)

Seniors and caregivers – you won’t want to miss my eighth annual Senior Fair, which will be held this Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Greene County Fairgrounds, located at 107 Fairgrounds Road in Waynesburg! Read more

 

Snyder invites residents to conceal carry seminar

(Oct 02, 2019)

CARMICHAELS, Oct. 2 – State Rep. Pam Snyder, D-Greene/Fayette/Washington, is hosting a free informational seminar on conceal carry permits on Wednesday, Oct. 9 at the Greene County Fairgrounds, located at 107 Fairgrounds Road in Waynesburg. The event, sponsored by Snyder and Greene County Commissioners Blair Zimmerman, Dave Coder and Archie Trader, includes an opportunity for residents to obtain a conceal carry permit (beginning at 6 p.m.), with the informational seminar scheduled for 7 p.m. “This seminar will provide information on conceal carry permits and explain state requirements and how to carry, and also allow attendees to ask questions,” Snyder said. “This is vital information that all responsible gun owners should know.” Greene County Sheriff Marcus Simms and shooting instructor Dave Bates will be speaking at the seminar. Residents who are interested in obtaining a conceal carry permit must bring a valid ID or driver’s license and the contact information of two references (non-family). The cost for the permit is $20. For more information, please call Snyder’s Waynesburg office at 724-627-8683. Read more

 

Eighth annual Greene County Senior Fair scheduled for Oct. 4

(Sep 30, 2019)

CARMICHAELS, Sept. 30 –State Rep. Pam Snyder has announced the eighth annual Greene County Senior Fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 4 at the Greene County Fairgrounds. “Each year, I look forward to our Senior Fair, an event that’s always fun and welcoming and allows me to hear from older residents in the community,” Snyder said. “Seniors can get valuable health screenings and information on a wide variety of programs and services tailored to them, and also enjoy great music, lunch, and a chance to win prizes.” Sponsored by Snyder, state Sen. Camera Bartolotta, Greene County Commissioners Blair Zimmerman, Dave Coder and Archie Trader, and the Southwestern Pennsylvania Area Agency on Aging, t he free Senior Fair features representatives from state, local and county agencies, and vendors who provide services to seniors. “The Greene County Senior Fair is an excellent opportunity for older adults to find out what programs are available to help them with their daily routines,” said Bartolotta, R-Beaver/Greene/Washington. “I would encourage everyone to stop by the fairgrounds and learn what programs are offered.” “This special event provides a great opportunity for area seniors to get a massive amount of information that can be truly beneficial for them,” Greene County Commissioner Blair Zimmerman said. “We encourage all of our seniors to come to Read more

 

One step closer to expanding broadband, upcoming Senior Fair and more!

(Sep 26, 2019)

This week, we received good news that is getting us one step closer to expanding broadband access in Pennsylvania! Read more

 

Snyder announces passage of broadband bill in Senate committee

(Sep 25, 2019)

HARRISBURG, Sept. 25 – A measure to direct the state Department of General Services to take inventory of communications assets – with the goal of providing reliable broadband access statewide – was unanimously reported out of the Senate State Government Committee, state Rep. Pam Snyder announced. Snyder, D-Greene/Fayette/Washington, said House Bill 305 would require DGS to conduct a thorough inventory of all state department, agency, commission or institution-owned communication towers, poles, bridges and facilities to leverage existing assets to provide access to areas without reliable broadband service. “As I keep saying, we can’t compete if we can’t connect, and I remain committed to bring reliable and affordable broadband service to all areas of our great state,” Snyder said. “It shouldn’t matter whether you live in an urban or rural area, this access is invaluable to economic growth, our farmers, our teachers, our health care workers and our students.” Snyder also thanked state Sen. Kristin Phillips-Hill, R-York, for her continued support for broadband expansion. Both Snyder and Phillips-Hill co-founded the legislative Broadband Caucus last year. The bill now heads to the full state Senate for further consideration. Read more

 

Good news for Fayette County, register to vote online and more!

(Sep 19, 2019)

I’m pleased to share that Masontown Borough received a $200,000 grant to provide needed upgrades and improvements to access the Monongahela River, including on-site parking, a safer point of entry for local first responders, and improved security lighting. Read more

 

Snyder: $200,000 in state funds awarded to Masontown Borough, Fayette County

(Sep 17, 2019)

HARRISBURG, Sept. 17 – Several river access improvements, including a concrete boat launch ramp and on-site parking, will soon be underway in Masontown Borough in Fayette County, thanks to a $200,000 grant awarded today by the Commonwealth Financing Authority, state Rep. Pam Snyder announced today. Snyder, D-Greene/Fayette/Washington, said the funds will be used to provide convenient, safe access to the Monongahela River to residents of Masontown Borough, and German and Nicholson townships, including a safe point of entry for local first responders who conduct river rescue operations. “I’m very pleased the Commonwealth Financing Authority approved this grant,” Snyder said. “This project will make it easier and much safer for our emergency responders, but it also includes several upgrades and improvements to make river and outdoor excursions more enjoyable for residents and the general public, including new boat docks, a kayak launch and improved security lighting.” The Commonwealth Financing Authority provides funding for a multitude of projects that help businesses succeed, including those focused on development, water quality, energy infrastructure and more. To learn more about the Commonwealth Financing Authority, visit its website . Read more

 

Snyder: $322,000 in grants awarded to support victims of crime, criminal justice efforts

(Sep 13, 2019)

HARRISBURG, Sept. 13 – A total of $322,307 in state grants have been awarded by the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency to entities in Greene and Fayette counties to help victims of crime and support one county’s drug court, state Rep. Pam Snyder announced today. The following victim service providers received Victims of Crime Act funding from PCCD at its recent quarterly commission meeting: Fayette County: Domestic Violence Services of Southwestern PA- $87,106. Fayette County: Southwestern Pennsylvania Legal Services - $55,451. Greene County: The C.A.R.E Center - $29,750. In addition, Greene County received $150,000 in federal funds from PCCD to support its adult drug court. Drug courts –one of several problem-solving courts in Pennsylvania – work via a partnership with prosecutors, public defenders and other criminal justice system personnel with offenders who have successfully completed drug treatment programs and abstained from the behaviors that had originally led them into the criminal justice system. “These funds will allow our local victim services organizations to continue their vital and life-sustaining services and support to help victims of crime heal,” Snyder said. “I’m also pleased to support Greene County’s efforts to reducing future crime through the use of its adult drug court. These courts have been effective in curbing recidivism by providing Read more

 

Continuing to push toward broadband expansion, Hunger Action Month and more!

(Sep 12, 2019)

Make no doubt about it: I am determined to make reliable affordable high-speed broadband access a reality for all Pennsylvanians, regardless of where you live. Read more

 

Rep. Pam Snyder on Tube City Online's podcast, "Two Rivers, 30 Minutes" on broadband expansion

(Sep 11, 2019)

Rep. Pam Snyder was featured on Tube City Online's recent show, "Two Rivers, 30 Minutes" podcast discussing broadband expansion efforts in Pennsylvania Read more

 

Electronics collections to be offered Sept. 25

(Sep 09, 2019)

HARRISBURG, Sept. 9 – For the second time this year, state Rep. Pam Snyder, D-Greene/Fayette/Washington, and Greene County Commissioners Blair Zimmerman, Dave Coder and Archie Trader will be offering an electronics collection event from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 25 at the Greene County Fairgrounds. “We’ve had successful electronics collection events over the past few years, collecting thousands of carloads of electronic devices from Greene County residents,” Snyder said. “These events really make a difference in our overall recycling efforts in the community and ensures that harmful chemicals don’t make their way into our environment through improper disposal.” Snyder said only one television per vehicle can be accepted, and some waste-handling fees will apply for items containing Freon and for fluorescent tubes. Electronic items that will be accepted include computers – including laptops, printers and monitors – stereos, cameras, video cassette recorders, telephones, electronic cables, games and calculators. Items that will not be accepted at the event include the following: sweepers. hair dryers. curling irons. sewing machines. compact discs. alkaline batteries. small kitchen appliances. smoke detectors. thermostats. manuals. paper. Styrofoam. Greene County residents with questions may call Snyder’s Carmichaels office at 724-966-8953. Read more

 

Supporting our unions, upcoming senior fair and more!

(Sep 05, 2019)

I was honored and proud to support my union brothers and sisters as I marched in the Pittsburgh Labor Day Parade on Monday! Read more

 

2019 Senior Fair

(Sep 04, 2019)

Don't miss my 2019 Senior Fair on Friday, October 4! Read more

 

Committed to broadband access, safe school reminders and more!

(Aug 29, 2019)

I remain undeterred in my efforts to bring reliable, affordable broadband access to all Pennsylvanians, regardless of where they live. Read more

 

Pennsylvania can't wait any longer on broadband expansion. Here's why.

(Aug 22, 2019)

For the past three years, I have been pushing for all Pennsylvanians – rural, urban and suburban – to have access to reliable, affordable broadband access, regardless of the county in which they reside Read more

 

Hepatitis A update, celebrating Women's Equality Day and more!

(Aug 22, 2019)

Pennsylvania is one of several states working to curb the spread of hepatitis A, a preventable liver infection that is spread person-to-person. Read more

 

Help for our coal-impacted communities, winter clothing drive and more!
12 hours ago

Snyder launches annual winter clothing drive to benefit families in need
1 day ago

Snyder announces $70,000 in grants to help coal-impacted communities
Oct 10, 2019

Another successful Senior Fair, upcoming Veterans Brunch and more!
Oct 10, 2019

Senior Fair reminder, upcoming outreach events and more!
Oct 03, 2019

Snyder invites residents to conceal carry seminar
Oct 02, 2019

Eighth annual Greene County Senior Fair scheduled for Oct. 4
Sep 30, 2019

One step closer to expanding broadband, upcoming Senior Fair and more!
Sep 26, 2019

Snyder announces passage of broadband bill in Senate committee
Sep 25, 2019

Good news for Fayette County, register to vote online and more!
Sep 19, 2019

Snyder: $200,000 in state funds awarded to Masontown Borough, Fayette County
Sep 17, 2019

Snyder: $322,000 in grants awarded to support victims of crime, criminal justice efforts
Sep 13, 2019

Continuing to push toward broadband expansion, Hunger Action Month and more!
Sep 12, 2019

Rep. Pam Snyder on Tube City Online's podcast, "Two Rivers, 30 Minutes" on broadband expansion
Sep 11, 2019

Electronics collections to be offered Sept. 25
Sep 09, 2019

Supporting our unions, upcoming senior fair and more!
Sep 05, 2019

2019 Senior Fair
Sep 04, 2019

Committed to broadband access, safe school reminders and more!
Aug 29, 2019

Pennsylvania can't wait any longer on broadband expansion. Here's why.
Aug 22, 2019

Hepatitis A update, celebrating Women's Equality Day and more!
Aug 22, 2019