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Senator Tom killion

Dear Friend,

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Tom Killion


Brandywine River Museum of Art Andrew Wyeth Exhibit

Last week, it was my pleasure to offer a resolution, honoring the life and achievements of “Andrew Wyeth”.  For more than seven decades he painted the regions of Chadds Ford, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, where he was born on July 12, 1917. Andrew Wyeth is recognized as one of the most important American artists of the twentieth century. 

To mark the 100th anniversary of Andrew Wyeth’s birth, the Brandywine River Museum of Art has organized an exhibition of over one hundred of his finest paintings and works on papers selected from major museums and private collections.

Co-curated by Audrey Lewis, who is Curator of the Museum, Andrew Wyeth: In Retrospect is the first career retrospective of the artist since his death in 2009.

The Brandywine River Museum of Art is a program of the Brandywine Conservancy & Museum of Art, founded in 1967 to help conserve and protect the land, water, natural and cultural resources of the historic Brandywine Valley.

I invite you to visit the Andrew Wyeth exhibit at the Museum in Chadds Ford, which opened June 24, 2017 and will remain through September 17, 2017. For more information on Andrew Wyeth programs and events offered at the Brandywine River Museum please visit http://www.brandywine.org/museum/exhibitions/andrew-wyeth-retrospect


Coebourn Elementary Green Ribbon School

Congratulations to Coebourn Elementary, located in Brookhaven Borough, for being recognized in Harrisburg last week at the statewide Green Ribbon Ceremony. The Green Ribbon program is offered through the U.S. Department of Education in order to inspire schools, districts and Institutions of Higher Education (IHEs) to strive for 21st century excellence, by highlighting promising practices and resources that all can employ.

The award recognizes schools that

  1. Reduce environmental impact and costs;
  2. Improve the health and wellness of schools, students, and staff; and
  3. Provide environmental education, which teaches many disciplines, and is especially good at effectively incorporating STEM, civic skills, and green career pathways.

Stolen Valor Act

A bill that would make it a crime to fraudulently present oneself as military veteran with the intention of obtaining money or other benefits is now state law. I am proud to have voted in favor of this legislation when considered on the Senate floor.

Under Act 9 of 2017, criminalized behavior would range from lying to receive veteran or health care benefits to fraudulently obtaining preference in a government contract or a job reserved for a veteran. This strikes a blow against stolen valor.


Route 322 Update

Daytime and nighttime lane closures are scheduled next week on U.S. 322 (Conchester Highway) from U.S. 1 (Baltimore Pike) to just east of Clayton Park Drive in Concord Township.

On Sunday, July 9, through Friday, July 14, from 7:00 PM to 5:00 AM, and Thursday, July 13, and Friday, July 14, from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM, flaggers will direct an alternating single lane of traffic on U.S. 322 (Conchester Highway) through various work areas along the 2.6-mile construction zone.

Motorists should expect delays on U.S. 322 (Conchester Highway) and on northbound U.S. 1 (Baltimore Pike) approaching U.S. 322 (Conchester Highway), allow extra time for travel through the work areas, or use an alternate route. All scheduled activities are weather dependent.

For more information and to sign up for email alerts about the project, go to us322conchester.com.

For more information on projects occurring or being bid this year, those made possible by or accelerated by Act 89, or those on the department’s Four and Twelve Year Plans, visit www.projects.penndot.gov.

A list of weekly road restrictions and PennDOT maintenance operations in the five-county Philadelphia region is available by visiting the District 6 Traffic Bulletin at www.penndot.gov/District6.

Motorists can check conditions on more than 40,000 roadway miles by visiting www.511PA.com. 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information and access to more than 825 traffic cameras.


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  • Unemployment compensation issues.

How to Contact Me

I have staffed offices in the district and Harrisburg to provide you with top-notch constituent service and provide answers to legislative inquiries.

The district offices are located at:

4110 Edgmont Ave, Brookhaven, PA 19015. The phone number is (610) 447-3163.

780 E. Market St, Ste140, West Chester, PA 19382. The phone number is (610) 436-3320.

Both offices are open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

My Harrisburg office can be reached by phone at (717) 787-4712 or by mail at Senate Box 203009, Harrisburg, PA 17120.

If you are having any problems with state agencies or need help with a problem relating to government, my staff and I will be happy to assist you.

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Harrisburg, PA 17120-3009
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Brookhaven, PA 19015
Phone: 610-447-3163
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Suite140
West Chester, PA 19382
Phone: 610-436-3320
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