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Senator Mario Scavello

In this Edition:

  • Guide Now Available for Medical Marijuana Applicants
  • Veterans Assistance Day on January 9
  • PA Farm Show Kicks Off Friday
  • PennDOT Releases Latest Winter Service Guide
  • January Ranks Second in Home Candle Fires

Guide Now Available for Medical Marijuana Applicants

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Pennsylvania now has a comprehensive medical marijuana guide that includes information for patients looking to apply for a medical marijuana card. The basic process is as follows:

  1. Visit the Patients and Caregivers Registry and create a patient profile in the Department of Health’s patient and caregiver registry.
  2. Obtain a physician’s certification that you suffer from one of the 17 serious medical conditions.
  3. Return to the Patient and Caregivers Registry and pay for a medical marijuana ID card.
  4. Obtain medical marijuana from an approved dispensary in Pennsylvania.

Please click here for more information.


Veterans Assistance Day on January 9

I will be hosting my next Veterans Assistance Day on January 9 at my Tannersville District Office (2989 Route 611, Suite 103 Tannersville). This service is offered on the second Tuesday of each month.

From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., a service officer with the American Legion Pennsylvania Department will be on site to assist veterans with issues including: compensation and pension claims, education benefits, enrollment in the VA health care system, burial and survivor benefits, state benefits, and obtaining military personnel and medical records.

Veterans do not need to be a member of the American Legion to receive these services. Please contact the Tannersville office to schedule an appointment at 570-620-4326.

COMING SOON! Veterans assistance hours will soon be offered in my Northampton County district office. Please stay tuned for further information as to dates and times for this valuable service. If you or someone you know is in need of assistance, please do not hesitate to call my Pen Argyl office at 610-863-1200.


PA Farm Show Kicks Off Friday

The 102nd Pennsylvania Farm Show debuts at noon on Friday with the PA Preferred Reception showcasing the state’s finest foods and beverages at the Farm Show Complex and Expo Center in Harrisburg. Beginning on Saturday, January 6, and each morning through January 13, the doors open at 8 a.m.

Mornings, afternoons, and evenings, the Farm Show will feature daily animal competitions, cow milking contests, cooking demonstrations, and numerous exhibitions, including wood carving, honey extraction, maple syrup production, square dancing, rabbit hopping demonstrations, bluebird nest box building and much more.

You can review the full schedule, look for your favorites, and make a plan to attend Pennsylvania’s premier annual agriculture show. Admission to the Farm Show is free and parking is $15 at official lots.


PennDOT Releases Latest Winter Service Guide

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation is releasing the latest Winter Service Guide to help you prepare for cold weather driving conditions.

Key elements of the Guide are broken into categories to assist you with your preparations:

  • Emergency Travel Kit (p.2)
  • Winter Driving Tips (p.3)
  • Winter Tools and Terms (p.4)
  • PennDOT Winter Storm Team (p.5-7)

Turn to pages 8-29 for the PennDOT District Tools offering details on the number of snow lane miles, average snowfall, number of municipal agreements, amounts of salt and brine required, as well as the budgeted and actual expenditures to properly maintain snow and ice-covered roadways in your PennDOT Maintenance District. Along with the contact information listed for each of the Commonwealth’s 12 Highway Maintenance Districts are the number of permanent and temporary operators and mechanics required in each district.


January Ranks Second in Home Candle Fires

January ranks second in the number of home candle fires prompting reminders from the Pennsylvania Office of State Fire Commissioner.

Nearly 40 percent of home candle fires historically begin in the bedroom. However, only 13 percent of candle users most often burn candles in the bedroom.

Candle burning precautions include maintaining a one-foot circle of safety to include bedding, blinds, curtains and decorations. It is essential that candles are extinguished upon exiting a room and when going to bed. Sleep was a factor in 11 percent of the fires and 21 percent of the candle fire deaths.

The National Fire Protection Association emphasizes the dangers of candles in some emergency situations. Strong emphasis is placed on the use of flashlights versus candles. Never use a candle around flammable liquids, especially when refueling kerosene or gas home heating equipment.


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Offices

Senate Box 203040
Harrisburg, PA 17120-3040
Phone: (717) 787-6123

Monroe County Office
DePue Plaza
2989 Route 611, Suite 103
Tannersville, PA 18372
Phone (570) 620-4326
FAX (570) 620-4379
8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.

Northampton County Office
2 North Robinson Avenue
Pen Argyl, PA 18072
Phone (610) 863-1200
FAX (610) 863-1214
8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.

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