News for Freeport PA - AmericanTowns.com AmericanTowns is a virtual "town square", connecting you to all the events and news happening in Freeport Pennsylvania. Whether it's town issues and community activism, or school calendars and sports schedules, AmericanTowns delivers the information faster and helps you use it better. en-us 30 https://www.americantowns.com/freeport-pa News for Freeport PA - AmericanTowns.com 144 69 https://www.americantowns.com/freeport-pa https://www.americantowns.com/images/atn_rss_logo.gif Wed, 01 Feb 2023 09:07:12 -0600 Pennsylvania State Board of Education Approves New Initiative Training Teachers to Indoctrinate Not only do these new guidelines promote critical race theory in school, but teachers are even being trained to welcome conversations with https://www.americantowns.com/news/pennsylvania-state-board-of-education-approves-new-initiative-training-teachers-to-indoctrinate-31527490-harrisburg-pa.html https://www.americantowns.com/news/pennsylvania-state-board-of-education-approves-new-initiative-training-teachers-to-indoctrinate-31527490-harrisburg-pa.html Government and Politics Wed, 01 Feb 2023 00:00:00 -0600 Governor Shapiro Signs Executive Order to Improve Commonwealth Licensing, Permitting, and Certification Processes by Establishing Standard Response Times and Money-Back Guarantee HARRISBURG, PA – Today, Governor Josh Shapiro signed an Executive Order to improve the Commonwealth’s licensing, permitting, and https://www.americantowns.com/news/governor-shapiro-signs-executive-order-to-improve-commonwealth-licensing-permitting-and-certification-processes-by-establishing-standard-response-times-and-moneyback-guarantee-31527875-pottstown-pa.html https://www.americantowns.com/news/governor-shapiro-signs-executive-order-to-improve-commonwealth-licensing-permitting-and-certification-processes-by-establishing-standard-response-times-and-moneyback-guarantee-31527875-pottstown-pa.html Government and Politics Wed, 01 Feb 2023 00:00:00 -0600 Governor Shapiro Lights Capitol Green in Celebration of Philadelphia Eagles Advancing to Super Bowl HARRISBURG, PA – This week, Governor Josh Shapiro helped to light the west side of the Capitol green along North 3rd Street to celebrate the https://www.americantowns.com/news/governor-shapiro-lights-capitol-green-in-celebration-of-philadelphia-eagles-advancing-to-super-bowl-31527876-meadville-pa.html https://www.americantowns.com/news/governor-shapiro-lights-capitol-green-in-celebration-of-philadelphia-eagles-advancing-to-super-bowl-31527876-meadville-pa.html Government and Politics Wed, 01 Feb 2023 00:00:00 -0600 Daniel Philip Meuser Weekly Update - January 29, 2023 Welcome to our Weekend Update. We were in Washington this week, and the GOP-led House is already delivering. I had the honor of presiding over the https://www.americantowns.com/news/daniel-philip-meuser-weekly-update-january-29-2023-31526834-pottsville-pa.html https://www.americantowns.com/news/daniel-philip-meuser-weekly-update-january-29-2023-31526834-pottsville-pa.html Government and Politics Wed, 01 Feb 2023 00:00:00 -0600 Fetterman Unveils Official Senate Portrait Last week, Sen. Fetterman announced his first slate of cosponsorships, which include the Better Care Better Jobs Act, the Assault Weapons Ban, the https://www.americantowns.com/news/fetterman-unveils-official-senate-portrait-31527169-bensalem-pa.html https://www.americantowns.com/news/fetterman-unveils-official-senate-portrait-31527169-bensalem-pa.html Government and Politics Wed, 01 Feb 2023 00:00:00 -0600 Pa Dems Statement In Response To The Murder Of Tyre Nichols PENNSYLVANIA – Today Pennsylvania Democratic Party Chairman Sharif Street issued the following statement in response to the murder of Tyre https://www.americantowns.com/news/pa-dems-statement-in-response-to-the-murder-of-tyre-nichols-31527229-ambler-pa.html https://www.americantowns.com/news/pa-dems-statement-in-response-to-the-murder-of-tyre-nichols-31527229-ambler-pa.html Government and Politics Wed, 01 Feb 2023 00:00:00 -0600 ICYMI: The New York Times’ Editorial Board Praises Governor Josh Shapiro's Executive Order Eliminating College Degree Requirements for State Government Jobs “This demonstrates both good policy and good leadership, representing a concrete change in hiring philosophy that stops reducing people to a https://www.americantowns.com/news/icymi-the-new-york-times-editorial-board-praises-governor-josh-shapiros-executive-order-eliminating-college-degree-requirements-for-state-government-jobs-31527332-ephrata-pa.html https://www.americantowns.com/news/icymi-the-new-york-times-editorial-board-praises-governor-josh-shapiros-executive-order-eliminating-college-degree-requirements-for-state-government-jobs-31527332-ephrata-pa.html Government and Politics Wed, 01 Feb 2023 00:00:00 -0600 Fetterman Co-Sponsors Four Bills In First Week In Senate WASHINGTON, D.C. – In his first week back in D.C. after being sworn in, Pennsylvania U.S. Senator John Fetterman co-sponsored four critical https://www.americantowns.com/news/fetterman-cosponsors-four-bills-in-first-week-in-senate-31525738-hawley-pa.html https://www.americantowns.com/news/fetterman-cosponsors-four-bills-in-first-week-in-senate-31525738-hawley-pa.html Government and Politics Wed, 01 Feb 2023 00:00:00 -0600 Governor Shapiro Holds First Full Cabinet Meeting, Bringing Together His Cabinet Nominees to Discuss the Most Important Issues Facing Pennsylvania HARRISBURG, PA – Today, Governor Josh Shapiro held his first full cabinet meeting, bringing together all members of his cabinet — a https://www.americantowns.com/news/governor-shapiro-holds-first-full-cabinet-meeting-bringing-together-his-cabinet-nominees-to-discuss-the-most-important-issues-facing-pennsylvania-31526064-altoona-pa.html https://www.americantowns.com/news/governor-shapiro-holds-first-full-cabinet-meeting-bringing-together-his-cabinet-nominees-to-discuss-the-most-important-issues-facing-pennsylvania-31526064-altoona-pa.html Government and Politics Wed, 01 Feb 2023 00:00:00 -0600 In His First Full Week, Governor Josh Shapiro Continued His Commitment to Reigniting Our Economy and Creating Real Opportunity HARRISBURG, PA – In his first ten days, Governor Josh Shapiro has already delivered on several promises, opening up the doors of opportunity to https://www.americantowns.com/news/in-his-first-full-week-governor-josh-shapiro-continued-his-commitment-to-reigniting-our-economy-and-creating-real-opportunity-31526065-wilkes-barre-pa.html https://www.americantowns.com/news/in-his-first-full-week-governor-josh-shapiro-continued-his-commitment-to-reigniting-our-economy-and-creating-real-opportunity-31526065-wilkes-barre-pa.html Government and Politics Wed, 01 Feb 2023 00:00:00 -0600 Smucker Announces Committee Assignments for 118th Congress Smucker Announces Committee Assignments for 118th Congress Washington, D.C. –Rep. Lloyd Smucker (PA-11) will serve on three committees https://www.americantowns.com/news/smucker-announces-committee-assignments-for-118th-congress-31526750-ralston-pa.html https://www.americantowns.com/news/smucker-announces-committee-assignments-for-118th-congress-31526750-ralston-pa.html Government and Politics Wed, 01 Feb 2023 00:00:00 -0600 Boyle Statement On Tyre Nichols Video WASHINGTON, DC - Congressman Brendan F. Boyle (PA-02) issued the following statement upon the release of graphic body cam video that is part of the https://www.americantowns.com/news/boyle-statement-on-tyre-nichols-video-31527438-philadelphia-pa.html https://www.americantowns.com/news/boyle-statement-on-tyre-nichols-video-31527438-philadelphia-pa.html Government and Politics Wed, 01 Feb 2023 00:00:00 -0600 Fetterman to Join Agriculture, Banking, Aging, and Environment And Public Works Committees WASHINGTON, DC – Pennsylvania U.S. Senator John Fetterman today announced that he will serve on the powerful U.S. Senate Committees on https://www.americantowns.com/news/fetterman-to-join-agriculture-banking-aging-and-environment-and-public-works-committees-31525213-stroudsburg-pa.html https://www.americantowns.com/news/fetterman-to-join-agriculture-banking-aging-and-environment-and-public-works-committees-31525213-stroudsburg-pa.html Government and Politics Wed, 01 Feb 2023 00:00:00 -0600 Casey, Dingell Introduce Bill to Provide Historic, Permanent Investment in Home Care for Seniors and People with Disabilities The Better Care Better Jobs Act would expand access to long-term care, enabling older adults, people with disabilities to receive quality care and https://www.americantowns.com/news/casey-dingell-introduce-bill-to-provide-historic-permanent-investment-in-home-care-for-seniors-and-people-with-disabilities-31525218-quakertown-pa.html https://www.americantowns.com/news/casey-dingell-introduce-bill-to-provide-historic-permanent-investment-in-home-care-for-seniors-and-people-with-disabilities-31525218-quakertown-pa.html Government and Politics Wed, 01 Feb 2023 00:00:00 -0600 ICYMI: Governor Josh Shapiro Joins Fox News to Discuss Public Safety, Creating Jobs and Economic Opportunity in Pennsylvania HARRISBURG, PA – Today, Governor Josh Shapiro joined Fox News to talk about his focus on making communities safer and his first executive order https://www.americantowns.com/news/icymi-governor-josh-shapiro-joins-fox-news-to-discuss-public-safety-creating-jobs-and-economic-opportunity-in-pennsylvania-31526063-allentown-pa.html https://www.americantowns.com/news/icymi-governor-josh-shapiro-joins-fox-news-to-discuss-public-safety-creating-jobs-and-economic-opportunity-in-pennsylvania-31526063-allentown-pa.html Government and Politics Wed, 01 Feb 2023 00:00:00 -0600