POLITICAL BRIEFS

First Posted: 4/6/2010

WILKES-BARRE TWP. – State Rep. , Democratic state Senate candidate in the 14th District, will open his new Wilkes-Barre Township campaign office, located at the corner of Route 309 and Coal Street, on Saturday. The office will open at 11 a.m., followed by a reception for supporters and volunteers.

The event is open to the public.
Yudichak has received endorsements from the Fraternal Order of Police Wyoming Valley Lodge No. 36 and the Northeastern Pennsylvania Building and Construction Trades Council.
TUNKHANNOCK – Rep. Karen Boback along with Rep. Sandra Major and Sen. Lisa Baker, announced the Wyoming County Conservation District will receive $125,000 in state funds for five area stream improvement projects.
The grant will be used to alleviate damage to stream channels caused by the Jan. 25 flood at the following locations:
Two sites on Hettsheimer Run in Noxen Township.
Leonard Creek in Monroe Township.
Roaring Run in Monroe Township.
Tributary to the Susquehanna River in Washington Township.
The projects will include improvements such as installation of stacked rock, installation of riprap and installation of multi-log vane deflectors.
KINGSTON TWP. – State Rep. Phyllis Mundy, D-Kingston, will host a public hearing by the House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee on Marcellus Shale drilling from 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday in the Kingston Township Municipal Building, 180 E. Center St., Shavertown.
Mundy will also testify at the hearing, which she requested amid growing concerns over the potential environmental impact of Marcellus Shale drilling. A chief concern is ground water contamination. Both the Huntsville and Ceasetown reservoirs are in close proximity to a drilling site in Lehman Township and provide drinking water to many of Mundy’s constituents.
The hearing will provide residents the opportunity to learn more about drilling and efforts to mitigate environmental risks, including the Land and Water Protection Act.