Bloomsburg Town Manager Response
Wednesday at this time... we told you about Bloomsburg Fire Chief Bob Rupp's concerns about the elimination of $185,000 taxpayer dollars squirreled away by the Department for things such as equipment repair. The money applied across the board to soften the property tax blow. Town Manager Lauren Martz said it's not the first time something like this has happened. Meantime, Council meets Monday night at 7 O'clock to approve the 2017 budget.
Bloomsburg Theater Ensemble
Only a couple of weeks remain to catch the Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble's latest production “Every Christmas Story Ever Told.” It's a 90 – minute play... so says BTE's Eric Wunsch. The production takes place through the 23rd at the Alvina Krause Theater on Center Street.
YMCA / New Years Eve
Having nothing to do New Years Eve.... how 'bout taking part in the Bloomsburg YMCA's 5K race. It's a fund raiser... so says the Y's executive Director Joe Renaud. Registration for the New Years Eve 5K is available on line... or by simply stopping in at the Y on 7th Street in Bloomsburg
There may be a lot of changes coming to one city in Luzerne County. Hazleton has been awarded millions of dollars to renovate its downtown area and improve its police department. The city hopes to get even more money. They've are applying for more than $1 million in state gaming money to try to renovate Alter Street, one of its business districts. It wants to redo the street, the sidewalks, and some of the storefront facades.
Former state senator Rob Teplitz lost his bid for re-election in November, but he won’t be leaving the Senate building. A Harrisburg TV station has confirmed that Teplitz will work in policy development for the Senate Democratic Caucus at an annual salary of $98,500. That's $12,000 more than he earned as a senator representing the 15th district in Perry County and part of Dauphin County. Teplitz will assist in the development of public policy agenda for the caucus.
Pennsylvania’s governor is cleaning up dozens of what he calls outdated and unneeded executive orders that he inherited from seven previous governors. Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf this week announced he was rescinding 46 of them, some that were established about three decades ago. Six were signed in the past decade. Wolf says many of them involve entities that no longer exist.