Don’t Miss Our Prescription Drug Take Back and Shredding Event
Prescription Drug Take Back and Shredding Event

We will be hosting a free prescription drug take back and shredding event on Wednesday, Aug. 8, from 4-6 p.m. at the McKnight Elementary/North Allegheny Intermediate School parking lots, Cumberland Road in McCandless.

The drug take back event will give you the opportunity to safely dispose of prescription drugs with the assistance of the Town of McCandless Police Department.

The shredding event will give you the chance to safeguard yourself against identity theft by having your personal documents securely destroyed.
Increased Pedestrian Safety in Pine Township

The construction of a new pedestrian path in Pine Township will give pedestrians and bicyclists a safe and enjoyable path between the Treesdale Residential Community and Pine Community Park. We were pleased to have worked with Pine Township officials to secure funding for this important community safety project through the Greenways, Trails and Recreation Program (GTRP).

The 1,500-foot bike and pedestrian path will run along Pearce Mill Road and include a 10-foot by 100-foot tunnel under Pearce Mill Road. The path would also include ADA-compliant crossings and restore landscaping disturbed by the construction of the path.

The addition of this bike and pedestrian path is part of a larger project to connect the Pine-Richland High School campus to the Pine Community Park.

The project is made possible by a $466,669 grant from the GTRP. The GTRP was created by Act 13 of 2012, which created the Marcellus Legacy Fund to direct money from natural gas impact fees to the Commonwealth Financing Authority for greenways, recreational trails, open space, parks and beautification projects.
Serving Our Veterans

When our nation’s military men and women return home after service, they not only deserve our gratitude, but often times need our help. My district office in McCandless will be hosting veterans’ outreach hours on Friday, Aug. 24.

Openings are available from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. by appointment only. Please call my office at 412-369-2230 to schedule an appointment.

During these special hours, a veteran’s outreach specialist will meet with local veterans and assist them with issues they may be having accessing benefits and services from the U.S. Veterans Administration.

It gives me great satisfaction to make programs available to our men and women who have served with such dignity. Veterans are a symbol of what makes our country great, and we must never forget all they have done to ensure our freedom.
For more information, contact my district office in McCandless at 125 Hillvue Lane, first floor, McCandless.
PennDOT Wants to Hear From You

To help reduce crashes and fatalities on Pennsylvania roadways, PennDOT is asking drivers to participate in the department’s 2018 Behavioral Survey.

The five-minute survey asks about seatbelt use, driving while impaired by alcohol or drugs, speeding and distracted behaviors.

The survey is open until Friday, Aug. 17, and all responses, including comments, are completely anonymous. Once data is compiled, the department will review the results for potential additions or adjustments to the department’s safety efforts.
For more information on PennDOT’s highway safety efforts, visit
Don’t Miss Out on Your Unclaimed Property

The Pennsylvania Treasury Department has notified my office of a list of residents and businesses that have unclaimed property. The Unclaimed Property Program, administered by the Treasury Department, is seeking owners of this unclaimed property.

Abandoned or forgotten, these items may include bank accounts, forgotten stocks, uncashed checks, unused gift cards, life insurance policies, proceeds from safe deposit boxes and much more.

You can check to see if you have unclaimed property for free at or contact my office. You need not pay a fee to a private entity to have property recovered.
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