Shippensburg Students Help Bloomsburg
Neighbors helping neighbors...a well known concept, and one exercised well in our community after the devastating September flood. And we all know what tremendous efforts the Bloomsburg University Student community put out for flood relief...and now the community is receiving help from another school. AGAPE was delivered a check from the Shippensburg University Athlete Advisory Committee for $1,000. Ashley Grimm Acting Assistant Director of Athletics at Shippensburg says that when the football and swim teams visited Bloomsburg they couldn't believe what they saw, and they wanted to do something. The student athlete's raised money at their sporting events. The money was sent to AGAPE to help purchase needed items.
Taxes and Flood Losses
The end of January means the start of Tax Season. Kim Schooley of Schooley Tax and Accounting says that if you had substantial loss due to the flood you'll be able to claim that on your taxes, but it's a complicated process. Schooley added that if you've filled out FEMA paperwork..then you've already done half of the homework. A decrease in home value can also be claimed on taxes, if that decrease was caused due to the disaster. You can contact Schooley Tax and Accounting at 275-4038...we will have several segments on the WHLM Morning Buzz this Tax Season with more information.
Berwick Sewer Loan
The Berwick Area Joint Sewer Authority was approved for a loan of $5.3-million dollars through the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority. The loan will be used for a $5.8-million dollar project that will involved separation of storm water and sewer lines to eliminate sewage overflows in the Susquehanna river during periods of high water. Senator John Gordner assisted in a previous grant of $500,000 dollars for the project from the Commonwealth Financing Authority. The Berwick Joint Sewer Authority serves five municipalities.
Danville Flood Project
The Commonwealth Financing Authority has released $3.15 –million dollars for the completion of the Danville Flood Control Project. That money is the final component of the borough's flood protection system, and also a critical component of the decision making process related to the flooded Danville Middle School. The school was overtaken by flood waters in the September flood and school officials are now in the decision making process for reconstruction of the middle school. If the school remains in its current location completion of this flood control system is necessary. School district officials will continue to meet with state and federal emergency agencies to make that decision.
Redistricting Thrown Out
A divided state supreme court has invalidated the plan to redraw Pennsylvania's state legislative districts. The current district lines will remain until the commission comes up with another more acceptable plan that can pass legal muster.
The Bloomsburg University men's and women's baksetball teams played at East Stroudsburg last night. Both teams came away with wins. The women beat East Stroudsburg 76-64, and it was the BU men over East Stroudsburg 70-67. The Husky basketball teams take on Kutztown Saturday afternoon at the Nelson Field House starting with the women's game at 1:00 PM.