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Scranton Police Detective Kyle Gilmartin will be Cartwright’s Guest at State of the Union

Today, U.S. Congressman Matt Cartwright (PA-08) announced that Scranton Police Detective Kyle Gilmartin will be his guest at the 2024 State of the Union Address on March 7 in Washington, D.C. Detective Gilmartin is currently recovering in a rehab facility near Philadelphia after being seriously injured when he and fellow officers were ambushed in a gang-related shooting in January.…

Casey, Fetterman, Cartwright, and Wild Press PennDOT and National Park Service to Reopen Route 611

Today, U.S. Senators Bob Casey (D-PA) and John Fetterman (D-PA), and U.S. Representatives Matt Cartwright (D-PA-8) and Susan Wild (D-PA-7) sent a letter to National Park Service Director Charles F. Sams III and Pennsylvania Secretary of Transportation Mike Carroll regarding the ongoing closure of Route 611 in Pennsylvania’s Northampton and Monroe Counties. In the letter, the members…

Amid New Damage Assessment, Casey, Fetterman, Cartwright Continue to Push President Biden to Help Northeastern Pennsylvania Recover from Severe Flooding

Today, U.S. Senators Bob Casey (D-PA) and John Fetterman (D-PA) and U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (D-PA-8) sent a letter to President Joe Biden pushing him to grant Governor Josh Shapiro’s appeal of a December 2023 decision by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to deny Lackawanna, Luzerne, and Wyoming Counties a major disaster declaration following serious flooding on…

Cartwright Spearheads Meeting to Address Prolonged Route 611 Closure and Releases Official Statement on Next Steps

Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) issued the following statement after calling together a special meeting between regional leaders and National Park Service and PennDOT officials to discuss reopening Route 611 in the Delaware Water Gap area that remains closed after a rockslide in December of 2022: “Reopening this three-mile stretch of Route 611 is a crucial issue that…

U.S. Rep. Cartwright Sets Meeting with National Park Service and PennDOT Re: Route 611 Delays

Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) sent a letter to National Park Service (NPS) and PennDOT officials, requesting their attendance at a special meeting on Jan. 17th to discuss a three-mile stretch of Route 611 in the Delaware Water Gap area that remains closed after a rockslide in December of 2022. “The year anniversary of the closure of Route 611 at the…

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…