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June 5 COVID-19 Update: Montgomery County moves to Yellow Phase

(Jun 05, 2020)

I’m happy to report that thanks to your sacrifices and efforts flattening the curve in Montgomery County, Gov. Tom Wolf and Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine signed amended yellow-phase orders placing Montco into the yellow phase. Read more

 

We deserve better than commissioner’s incendiary declaration

(Jun 03, 2020)

“We need leaders who understand that the murder of George Floyd is a cathartic moment in American history that should be acted upon immediately by leaders that envision a better world without division and hate. Commissioner Gale has sadly failed his most important test and should resign immediately.” Read more

 

Cheltenham establishes curfew 8 p.m., June 1 until 6 a.m., June 2; Montgomery County voters have until June 9 to return mail-in ballots

(Jun 01, 2020)

Cheltenham establishes curfew 8 p.m. tonight until 6 a.m. tomorrow, June 2; Mail-in ballot deadline extended to June 9 Read more

 

May 29 COVID-19 Update: Continuing to protect ourselves and our community

(May 29, 2020)

This week, we passed a grim milestone: The number of people in the United States who have died from COVID-19 surpassed 100,000. These people are not merely numbers — they are our family, our friends, our neighbors and our doctors and nurses. But the magnitude should serve as a reminder of the acute cost of this terrible virus — and of the continuing need to protect ourselves and our community. Read more

 

May 22 COVID-19 update: Sacrifices worth honoring

(May 22, 2020)

Although the calendar has seemed to move reluctantly these last two months, move it has. And this Monday is Memorial Day. It is a time to remember and to honor the people who died while serving in our armed forces — people who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country and for all of us who enjoy the freedoms afforded us here in “the home of the brave.” Read more

 

May 15 COVID-19 update: Promising signs as we fight through this crisis

(May 15, 2020)

There are all wonderfully promising signs, improvements that were hard-fought and that we as Pennsylvanians should celebrate. Yet we cannot lose sight of the fact that COVID-19 still remains a powerful presence in our lives and, especially, the lives of our doctors, nurses and healthcare providers. Read more

 

May 8 COVID-19 update: Opportunities to make improvements for our commonwealth

(May 08, 2020)

What can we do while we’re at home so that we emerge from our isolation to a better world than we had before the pandemic shuttered our public lives? This is the question I and my fellow Montgomery County legislators ask ourselves as we caucus by videoconference and phone. It is the driving force behind of my staff’s work during this time of so much struggle. Read more

 

MAY 1 COVID-19 update: Incremental reopening process will soon begin

(May 01, 2020)

Here in Montgomery County and the collar counties of Philadelphia, where hundreds of new positive cases of COVID-19 continue to be announced every day, we need to continue to do the only thing that scientists can say with absolute assurance works: Keep social distancing. Keep washing our hands. Keep wearing masks. Keep playing it safe. Read more

 

April 24COVID-19 update: Slow but steady wins the race

(Apr 24, 2020)

It’s been seven weeks since the first cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in Pennsylvania, and six weeks — or is it a lifetime? — since we in Montgomery County have been sheltering in place. During that time, we have all worked mightily to flatten the curve in Pennsylvania, and we have succeeded in stopping the virus’ most insistent spread. Read more

 

Earth Day’s 50th Anniversary

(Apr 22, 2020)

While much progress has been made over the past 50 years, we are still working to protect the same core principles the first Earth Day promoted: clean air, clean water and clean land. Read more

 

April 17 COVID-19 update: Voting against S.B. 613

(Apr 17, 2020)

Despite the chilly temperatures of late, we are getting warmer — warmer in the hide-and-seek sense. We’re closer to our goal: a return to a sense of normalcy. But we are not there yet. Read more

 

A chance to reset – and to leap forward for the environment

(Apr 16, 2020)

Recent improvements in air quality have come at a high cost, as communities grapple with widespread lockdowns and shelter-in-place orders as a result of the spread of COVID-19. The pandemic has been devastating physically, emotionally and economically, and will likely continue to be for some time. But these changes show us that we can make a difference. Read more

 

April 10 COVID-19 update: Thinking about our students and teachers

(Apr 10, 2020)

We are now five weeks into our communal response to a global pandemic. The number of positive cases in the commonwealth continues to climb, and we continue to self-isolate. But there is reason to believe that here in Montgomery County, we may be reaching the top of our curve. The next few weeks will tell that tale. Read more

 

Earth Day’s golden anniversary

(Apr 09, 2020)

COVID-19 is necessarily on the top of everyone’s minds, as it should be. But I believe climate change is and will ultimately be our greatest concern. It will affect our families, our communities and our world in large, overarching ways and in small, seemingly insignificant ways. Read more

 

Our local food cupboards need your help

(Apr 07, 2020)

If you are able, please help keep our local food cupboards stocked. There is a great need locally, and the food cupboards and so many of your neighbors could use your help. Read more

 

COVID-19 support for PA business

(Apr 03, 2020)

A collection of information and links to assist local businesses during this COVID-19 crisis. Read more

 

April 3 COVID-19 update: Gov. Wolf calls for universal masking

(Apr 03, 2020)

Hopefully, the links will provide you with information, answers and even a little peace of mind. Read more

 

The Best Laid Earth Day Plans…

(Apr 02, 2020)

Has anyone else been struck by the fact that there are parallels between humankind’s initial response to COVID-19 and our acceptance of climate change? Read more

 

Options for ordering your groceries online

(Mar 31, 2020)

For those interested in skipping the in-store experience, here are several options for ordering your groceries online. Read more

 

March 27 COVID-19 update: Latest links and resources

(Mar 27, 2020)

It has been 21 days — three weeks — since the first positive cases of COVID-19 were reported in Pennsylvania, and the number of positive cases of COVID-19 is still climbing here in Montgomery County, very likely as a result of increased testing. Read more