Archive - Apr 25, 2012
Mary A. Foley, 92, of Montmorenci Road, Ridgway, died Wednesday morning on April 25, 2012. Mary was born in Philadelphia on March 26, 1920, daughter of the late Joseph and Anna Loughery. On April 15, 1942 she married Vincent Foley, who preceded her in death on Jan. 3, 2005.
She was a member of St. Leo Catholic Church and had worked for North Central Regional Planning and Development Commission for over 30 years.
With the completion of the Letters From Home program, volunteers recollected their various experiences with the organization throughout its nine-year history.
On Sunday, Letters From Home held its final letter-stuffing, followed by a retirement ceremony inside the Sacred Heart Parish Center in St. Marys, where the organization has been headquartered since its founding.
The stateâ€™s recently enacted voter ID law did not adversely effect the voting process in Tuesdayâ€™s primary election in Elk County, according to the countyâ€™s elections office.
â€śWe didnâ€™t have any problems here in Elk County,â€ť said Kim Frey, the director of Elk Countyâ€™s Bureau of Elections and Voter Registration. â€śMy poll workers said everything went fine for them. It didnâ€™t seem to be a real big issue.â€ť
Officials at the North Central Pennsylvania Regional Planning and Development Commission [NCPRPDC] held a quarterly full board meeting Wednesday afternoon, with workforce development dominating the conversation.
Key North Central officials were joined by U.S. Congressman Glenn 'GT' Thompson (R-5) via teleconference as the legislator highlighted H.R. 4297, the Workforce Investment Improvement Act of 2012.
On Wednesday, April 18, the U.S. House of Representatives passed another 90-day extension of surface transportation programs. House leaders plan to use the extension legislation as a vehicle to begin a conference committee with the U.S. Senate, which has already approved a two-year, $109 billion reauthorization bill.
The House measure extends federal-aid highway, safety, transit, and other programs funded by the Highway Trust Fund at Fiscal Year 2011 levels in lieu of a new, multiyear reauthorization.