- Under a new law aimed at improving customer convenience, consumers
will be able to buy six-packs and refillable growlers at the state’s
beer distributorships starting this Saturday.
The law also allows retail licensees
to start selling on Sundays at 9 a.m. instead of 11 a.m.; permits a
person licensed by another state to apply for a “malt or brewed beverage
shipper license,” which allows the direct shipment of up to 192 fluid
ounces of beer to be delivered to a customer per month, though only 96
fluid ounces of a specific brand of beer may be shipped per year to an
adult resident; and allows liquor to be sold (in shatterproof
containers) before, during and after professional and amateur athletic
events in the same manner that is currently permitted for the sale of
malt or brewed beverages.
The new law is the latest in a
series of steps taken by lawmakers to make beer, wine and liquor sales
more convenient to consumers. Among the most changes was allowing the
sale of wine at approved grocery stores.
Investments In Our Communities
- The City of DuBois has received $700,000 in federal money to extend
the walkway and provide bus pull off areas along Beaver Drive in the
Industrial Park. The funds are derived from Moving Ahead for Progress in
the 21st Century (MAP-21), which was created to build on many of the
highway, transit, bike, and pedestrian programs and policies established
Help with Home Energy Bills
- Residents who are struggling with their home heating bills can apply
for assistance from the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program
(LIHEAP) this winter.
LIHEAP is a federally funded program
that helps individuals and families pay their heating bills through
home heating energy assistance grants. It also provides crisis grants to
help in the event of an emergency or if a resident is in danger of
losing his or her heat due to broken equipment, lack of fuel or
termination of utility service.
The income eligibility guidelines
for LIHEAP are set at 150 percent of the federal poverty level income.
For an individual, the income limit is $17,820; for a couple, the limit
is $24,030; and for a family of four, it is $36,450.
Residents may apply for LIHEAP
online or by contacting the County Assistance Office in their county of
residence. Click here for details.
- The Pennsylvania Game Commission is hosting a two-day hunter training
course on Monday, April 3, and Tuesday, April 11, at the Kane Fish and
Game Sportsman's Club, Dwight Road, Kane. The course is required by law
for all first-time hunters and trappers before they can purchase a
On Wednesday, I competed in the VIP
Dairy Showmanship Competition at the 101st Pennsylvania Farm Show. I
spent an enjoyable evening spent with Gabrielle, a three-year-old Junior
Brown Swiss from Hostetter Dairy in Somerset County.
While we didn’t win the competition, we had a great time getting to know each other.
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