Governor Wolf, Lt. Gov. Fetterman Visit Sharon, Greensburg to Highlight Potential Impacts of Restore Pennsylvania Funding

first_imgGovernor Wolf, Lt. Gov. Fetterman Visit Sharon, Greensburg to Highlight Potential Impacts of Restore Pennsylvania Funding SHARE Email Facebook Twitter June 06, 2019center_img Press Release,  Restore Pennsylvania Sharon, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf and Lt. Governor John Fetterman were joined by local leaders on a walking tour of Sharon to observe the city’s ongoing battle to address blight, and to discuss how Restore Pennsylvania could assist with revitalizing Pennsylvania’s communities.“My vision for Pennsylvania includes vibrant towns and cities with new development, opportunities in rural and disadvantaged areas, and a modern, interconnected commonwealth,” said Governor Wolf. “Restore Pennsylvania is the only way to properly invest in the people, and the future, of Pennsylvania.”“These local-level, meaningful improvements will help revitalize small communities and towns like Braddock, where projects like this would have been a boost during my time as mayor,” said Lt. Gov. John Fetterman. “Restore Pennsylvania will have a tangible impact, every day, on the people who live in these communities.”Restore Pennsylvania, funded by the monetization of a commonsense severance tax, will invest $4.5 billion over the next four years in significant high-impact projects throughout the commonwealth to help catapult Pennsylvania ahead of every state in the country in terms of technology, development, and infrastructure.The infrastructure plan will help communities address blight, expand broadband access, mitigate the effects of localized flooding, and expand green infrastructure.“In Sharon we have more than 1000 abandoned houses and blighted properties. Like many other municipalities, we are doing our best to address what we can with the resources that we have, but in order to truly make an impact, we would need something like Restore Pennsylvania,” said David Tomko, Code/Zoning/Public Works Director, City of Sharon.Encompassing new and expanded programs to address priority infrastructure areas including high speed internet access, storm preparedness and disaster recovery, downstream manufacturing, business development, and energy infrastructure, demolition, revitalization, and renewal, and transportation capital projects, Restore Pennsylvania projects will be driven by local input about community needs. Projects identified by local stakeholders will be evaluated through a competitive process to ensure that high priority, high impact projects are funded and needs across Pennsylvania are met.Later today the governor will visit Greensburg, Westmoreland County to learn more about the city’s need for additional funding to revive the downtown, including the Advance Furniture building which has sat vacant since 1980.Learn more about what critical infrastructure could be fixed in your community with Restore Pennsylvania at governor.pa.gov/restore-Pennsylvania.last_img read more

Syracuse defense misses out on 3 interceptions, allows 2 big plays in loss to Maryland

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on September 22, 2014 at 12:10 am Contact Phil: pmdabbra@syr.edu | @PhilDAbb The Syracuse secondary yielded two lengthy, game-changing plays — and couldn’t create any of its own.Potential momentum-changers presented themselves in the form of three errant passes, but the Orange couldn’t haul in any of them in its 34-20 loss to Maryland in the Carrier Dome on Saturday. SU held the Terrapins’ receivers to two receptions longer than 30 yards, but they were pivotal.“I never felt like we gave ourselves a push in momentum throughout the course of the game to get on track,” head coach Scott Shafer said.The Terrapins’ first score of the day came on a well-placed 25-yard pass to the back of the end zone by quarterback C.J. Brown to receiver Marcus Leak, who beat SU cornerback Julian Whigham on a straight go route.UMD’s second touchdown came on a bubble screen from its own 10-yard line. A hole formed for Brandon Ross to shoot past four SU defenders and he took it 90 yards to the house.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“I saw it developing,” safety Darius Kelly said. “The receivers did some blocking downfield, a good job of chopping us down and they got a play on us.”With Maryland ahead 14-13 early in the second quarter, Brown aired out a pass down the left sideline for Leak, who ran another go route with SU cornerback Brandon Reddish blanketing him.Reddish had his hands on the ball first, but Leak took a step infield before the pass came down and ripped it from Reddish’s grasp as the two tumbled to the turf at SU’s 17-yard line, a 46-yard pickup.The SU senior threw his hands around in frustration as Leak popped up pounding his chest.“It kind of haunts you for the rest of the game until the next time you get an opportunity,” Kelly said. “It makes us hungry to get the next one.”Kelly himself missed out on a pick, running downfield with his back to the line of scrimmage and an overthrown pass tipped his outstretched hands.Another chance for an interception eluded the Orange when, on Maryland’s next drive, SU nose tackle Eric Crume, running out toward the left flat, let a pass straight to him fall through his hands and incomplete.Said linebacker Cameron Lynch: “I just tell them they owe me one. They owe the team one and I think they’ll get them.” Commentslast_img read more