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Cartwright Co-Leads Bipartisan Legislation to Address National Educator Workforce Shortages

This week, U.S. Representatives Matt Cartwright (D-PA-08) and Zach Nunn (R-IA-03) and U.S. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL) introduced bicameral and bipartisan legislation to collect demographic data on public school teachers and principals to improve the accuracy of educator workforce data. The Strengthening Educator Workforce Data Act would establish a permanent, national…

Cartwright announces $8.7 million for Exeter sewer upgrades

A sewer project in Exeter is getting $8.7 million in federal funding. U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright, D-8, Moosic, and Bob Morgan, U.S. Department of Agriculture state director for rural development, made the announcement Wednesday morning at the Exeter Borough Building. “This funding from the USDA’s Rural Development Program will help Exeter create a 21st century storm and…

USDA Rural Development invests $8.7M in Exeter sewer project

“Making infrastructure investments like these not only provides for improved water distribution and treatment, but it also puts people to work now, and it lays the foundation for improved sustainable growth in the future,” Cartwright said. “And when the project is completed, all Exeter roadways affected by the work will be repaired and resurfaced.”

Wyoming Avenue Sewer Improvement Project announced

An old sanitary and stormwater sewer system in Luzerne County is getting a big upgrade. The multi-million dollar U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) project announced Wednesday should help thousands of local residents. A loan will be used for the old sanitary and stormwater sewer systems in Exeter Borough to get an upgrade. Making the borough of Exeter a better place to live for its…

Stop the backup: Exeter Borough got $8.7 million loan for new sewer system

For the last 40 years, Exeter residents dealt with sewage spilling into their basements and businesses. Borough officials got nearly nine million dollars for a new system. At a press conference on Jan. 3, officials announced they were approved for an $8,777,000 loan to update their deteriorating sewer system. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development Program financed…

Exeter secures $8.7M USDA loan for sewer system renovation, benefiting over 5,600 people

A major project is underway in the borough of Exeter after an $8.7 million loan was approved by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The investment will provide separation of the storm and sanitary sewer systems along Schooley and Wyoming Avenues in the Borough. The sewer system in Exeter, like many throughout Luzerne country, is outdated, some are between 70 and 100 years old, built at…

Funding flowing to Luzerne County for water treatment

Millions in federal funding is coming to a  Luzerne County borough to improve aging infrastructure. Officials with the Wyoming Valley Sanitary Authority say this project is much needed as the current lines are old and need a lot of work. On Wednesday morning, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright's office announced…

Celebration honors the past and future of rail service in NEPA

In the 1980s, members of what would become the Pennsylvania Northeast Regional Railroad Authority (PNRRA) started meeting with people in church basements, fire halls and garages. That was the early days of the grassroots movement to bring rail service back to Northeastern Pennsylvania. On Tuesday, hundreds of people, including many local elected officials, gathered at Kalahari Resort in…

A game-changing force’: Scranton-to-NYC rail line picks up steam

The long-dreamt-of Scranton passenger rail line moved closer to reality this week, when it was included in a program tasked with developing passenger lines throughout the country. On December 5, the Federal Railroad Administration included Northeastern Pennsylvania in its Corridor Identification and Development Program to reestablish direct passenger service between Scranton and New York…