Aiming to promote broadband service in the 32-county region north of Interstate 80, a primarily rural area, the Northern Tier Middle Mile Broadband Project may vastly improve communication efforts across the state.
That was part of the message Wednesday during a meeting of the North Central Pennsylvania Regional Planning and Development Commission's board of directors as Frank Yoder, broadband services manager for the Pa. State Police, Statewide Radio Network Division, gave a 40-minute presentation on the intricacies of the project.
Officials on Wednesday acknowledged receipt of an organizational budget draft at the North Central Pennsylvania Regional Planning and Development Commission although no official adoption was approved.
In just over a week members of the community are once again encouraged to come together for events in honor of Michael Proudfit, former St. Marys Community Pool lifeguard who was killed in a car crash in February 2011. The inaugural Michael B. Proudfit Memorial 5K Walk/Run and Mike Proudfit Night were held last year with much success, and both events will return this year, on Aug. 4 and 5, respectively.