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U.S. Reps. Cartwright and Williams Reintroduce the Time Off to Vote Act

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U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) and U.S. Representative Nikema Williams (GA-05) have reintroduced the Time Off to Vote Act, which would require employers to provide their employees at least two hours of paid leave to vote in a federal election. During each election, many wage earners choose not to go to the polls because they simply cannot afford to take time off from work.…

Gentex receives federal funding to modernize Carbondale plant

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An Upvalley manufacturing firm tasked with producing protective gear for the military will use $5 million in federal funding to continue updating its nearly 130-year-old facility. Patrick Stallings, senior director of operations at Gentex Corp.’s headquarters, noted the money will allow the company to implement automation to improve its efficiency and increase capacity. Rep.…

NASA Astronaut, Crestwood alum Hines shares space stories with area students

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 Sal Aita and Alex Ross, both juniors at Wyoming Seminary, stood in the back of the Pittston Area High School auditorium on Tuesday, anxiously awaiting the arrival of the guest speaker for an event. That guest speaker — arranged by U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright — was NASA Astronaut Bob Hines, who is a graduate of Crestwood High School, who was selected by NASA to join the 2017 Astronaut…

Astronaut from NEPA lands home for events at Pittston Area, WVIA

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An astronaut landed in Luzerne County on Tuesday. Bob Hines, a 1993 graduate of Crestwood High School, visited Pittston Area High School and the WVIA studios following an invitation from U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright, D-8, of Moosic. “It’s a great opportunity to be back here,” Hines said Tuesday during a break between events at WVIA. “Growing up around here — the family, friends,…

NASA astronauts talk technology advancements at WVIA visit

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Bob Hines, a Crestwood High School graduate, was the pilot on SpaceX Crew-4 Mission. The roughly six-month mission, from April 27- October 14, 2022, was completed when the capsule splashed into the Atlantic Ocean. “What it feels like the sound should be is kerplunk,” Hines said. “Because you can actually feel the capsule just kind of bob down into the water and pop back up.” He,…

Cartwright to host NASA Administrator, Astronaut at Pittston Area

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U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright will welcome NASA Administrator Bill Nelson and Astronaut Bob Hines to NEPA on Tuesday, Sept. 5. Highlights include a visit to Pittston Area High School, an in-studio, live-streamed middle school program, and a small business roundtable. Hines graduated from Crestwood High School in 1993 and he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering from…

PennDOT plans to establish EV stations across Pa.; 3 in Luzerne County

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“Northeast Pennsylvania is leading the way by taking full advantage of the bipartisan infrastructure law and the resources it affords,” said U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright, D-Moosic. “With today’s announcement, we’re taking another big step forward in building out our electric vehicle charging network, modernizing our infrastructure, and creating good-paying jobs.”

University of Scranton to receive $16.6M in federal funding for new facility

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The University of Scranton will receive $16.6 million in federal funding for a new facility for workforce development, applied research and outreach in health, behavioral science and cybersecurity. University officials began planning for the facility more than a year ago, acquiring and razing buildings on the 300 block of Madison Avenue, directly across the street from Brennan…

Cartwright announces millions in funding for first responders

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Congressman Matt Cartwright announced Thursday millions of dollars will go to funding local police, prosecutors, and first responders in his district. The release stated $3.5 million will go to the Scranton Police Department as part of community project funding. The project is meant to purchase new body cameras, mobile video recorders, and Tasers. According to Cartwright, the new…

Cartwright Announces $6 Million Released to Scranton Police and Luzerne Emergency First Responders

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Today, Rep. Matt Cartwright (PA-08) announced the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Justice Programs (OJP) has authorized the release of $6 million in Community Project Funding dollars to support police and first responders in Scranton and Luzerne County. The projects, funded at the Congressman’s request, include: Law enforcement training program and technology upgrades, $3.5…