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Exciting Science Opportunity Available for High School Juniors

The Pennsylvania Governor’s School for the Sciences (PGSS) at Carnegie Mellon University is now accepting applications from talented high school juniors for its summer 2019 program.

PGSS is an intensive, five-week summer residential program, which emphasizes cooperative learning and hands-on laboratory research, for 56 talented high school juniors pursuing careers in science and mathematics.

Accepted applicants will receive a full scholarship to the program. Costs are underwritten through matching funds provided by PGSS Campaign Inc., the school’s alumni, Carnegie Mellon University, parents and corporations.

Scholarships will cover the costs of housing, meals and all instructional materials. Families are responsible for transportation to and from the university, personal items and spending money. Students must commit to living on campus at Carnegie Mellon University throughout the duration of the program.

For additional information about the program and to complete an application, click here. All applications must be completed no later than Jan. 31, 2019. Applications emailed after this date and time will be disqualified.
 
 
Andersontown Road Bridge Reopens


The new bridge carrying Andersontown Road over Yellow Breeches Creek in Fairview and Lower Allen townships, at the Cumberland-York county line, is now open. This bridge was replaced as part of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation's (PennDOT) Rapid Bridge Replacement Project.

With the new bridge open, motorists may notice a slight bump as they drive across the bridge until an overlay is applied. This is often the final step in completing box beam bridge projects and will occur in the spring.

This bridge is one of the 558 bridges being replaced under the Rapid Bridge Replacement Project, a public-private partnership between PennDOT and Plenary Walsh Keystone Partners (PWKP), under which PWKP finances, designs, replaces, and maintains the bridges for 25 years. This approach allows PennDOT to replace bridges more quickly while achieving significant savings and minimizing impact on motorists.
 
 
Unemployment Comp Call Center Update

Earlier this month, the Department of Labor and Industry’s Unemployment Compensation (UC) Service Centers transitioned to a new phone system.

As a result, claimants may no longer hear a busy signal when phone lines are full. Instead, claimants may hear a default message from the individual’s phone carrier. Please be aware that the UC Service Centers are able to take calls and the system is functioning. If you receive one of these messages, please try again.

UC call center hours are Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Fridays from 8 a.m. to noon.

Claimants are also encouraged to visit www.uc.pa.gov to create a new claim or check on the status of an existing claim.
 
 
TMI to Test Sirens


Next Thursday, Dec. 6, Exelon will test all 96 sirens for Three Mile Island located within the 10 mile-emergency planning zone. The test will occur at 12:15 p.m. During the test, every siren will sound for a full 3 minutes.
 
 
Prepare Now for Winter Weather

Winter weather has already hit much of Pennsylvania, but more is to come. PennDOT reminds motorists of the various travel tools they can use to help with navigating inclement weather this winter.

The website, which can be found by clicking here, has a complete winter guide with detailed information about winter services in each of PennDOT’s 11 engineering districts. The site also includes tips for motorists to prepare their vehicles for winter travel.

The public can also access travel information on nearly 40,000 roadway miles year-round at www.511PA.com, and during the winter they can find plow-truck locations and details of when state-maintained roadways were last plowed. The information is made possible by PennDOT’s Automated Vehicle Location (AVL) technology, which uses units in each of the more than 2,200 department-owned and rented plow trucks to send a cell signal showing where a truck is located.

The 40,000 miles for which PennDOT is responsible translates into 96,000 snow-lane miles -- enough miles to circle the globe nearly four times. The department maintains roughly the same number of miles maintained by the state in New York, New Jersey and all the New England states combined.
 
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