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In this Update:

  • Big Crowds at the Luzerne County Senior Expo
  • How to Prepare for the Nov. 7 Election
  • PennDOT Survey Open Until Oct. 20
  • Community Gathers at Stand with Israel Rally
  • Enjoy PA’s Gorgeous Fall Foliage
  • Turn Around, Don’t Drown: What to Do When Roads Flood

Big Crowds at the Luzerne County Senior Expo

Big crowds turned out this week as I joined Reps. Mike Cabell, Aaron Kaufer, and Alec Ryncavage in hosting the Luzerne County Senior Expo at the Friedman Jewish Community Center in Kingston.  The event featured vendors from local, state, and federal agencies who answered questions and provided useful information about senior programs and services.  Participants also enjoyed free refreshments, giveaways, and health screenings.  Thank you to all who came out to speak to us and learn more about the benefits available to older Pennsylvanians.

How to Prepare for the Nov. 7 Election

Election Day on Nov. 7 is approaching. You’re able to participate as long as you’re registered to vote by Oct. 23. If you’ve moved, this is also a great time to double check that you’re registered to vote at your current address.

Anyone who wishes to vote by mail must apply by Oct. 31. You must be a registered voter to submit an application, which can be done here.

If you are looking for a way to help your community, learn more about becoming a poll worker here. Thousands of Pennsylvanians are needed to run elections, and poll workers are needed in all 67 counties.

PennDOT Survey Open Until Oct. 20

What do you think of PennDOT’s construction and maintenance services? Motorists have until Friday, Oct. 20, to provide feedback via an online survey.

The 24-question survey asks respondents how they receive PennDOT roadway information and how often PennDOT meets or exceeds expectations regarding construction and maintenance services. Respondents are also asked about experiences with reporting concerns to their department, and whether or how they use the state’s 511PA traveler information services.

Community Gathers at Stand with Israel Rally

More than 250 residents came together on Tuesday evening at the Stand with Israel rally at the Friedman Jewish Community Center. We gathered as people of different faiths and heritage to, in common cause, mourn the terrible plague of death and destruction in Israel and Gaza.

It is hard for us to understand the profound hatred behind these vicious premeditated attacks upon the communities and civilians of Israel.  The images of the slaughtered innocents of every age and desolated neighborhoods tear at our hearts and consciences.

Our common prayer must be for the souls of those lost, for the safety of the multi-national hostages, for the physical and emotional healing of the thousands of injured, for the cessation of hostilities, and for peace in the kingdom of the God we each choose to worship.

Enjoy PA’s Gorgeous Fall Foliage

Some of the world’s most beautiful fall colors are in Pennsylvania. Our state also has a longer and more varied fall foliage season than any other state in the nation.

Find prime locations for viewing fall foliage in the commonwealth, as well as information about scenic driving tours, here.

Of course, there are all sorts of fun things to do in Pennsylvania this fall beyond leaf peeping. Read about autumn tourism activities – including partaking in festivals, enjoying seasonal foods and exploring architectural marvels – here.

Turn Around, Don’t Drown: What to do When Roads Flood

Flooding is more common during hurricane season. Please listen for flood warnings, and don’t drive through flooded roads. After all, it takes just two feet of fast-moving water to float a car.

Anyone who drives around barriers intended to close a road can face increased penalties if emergency responders are called to rescue motorists who disregard traffic control signs.

Learn more about flooding and how to prepare for it here.


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