Senator Regan E-Newsletter

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In this Update:

  • Lane Restrictions on I-81 in Cumberland County This Weekend
  • Grants Available to Address Environmental Issues
  • Protect Yourself from Scams and Exploitation
  • Make Memories at a PA Fair
  • Planning Outdoor Adventures
  • Senate Returns to Session Next Week

Lane Restrictions on I-81 in Cumberland County This Weekend

Beginning at 8pm tonight through Monday at 6am, there will be right lane closures on both the north and southbound sides of I-81 between Exit 52 (Route 11) and Exit 57 (Route 114) in Cumberland County.

During this time a contractor will be performing concrete patching and asphalt paving, which is part of a 12.85-mile resurfacing project from Route 15/Enola to Route 581/Lambs Gap Road.

As always, be alert for slowed traffic and drive with caution through the work zone. For traffic updates, use

Grants Available to Address Environmental Issues

Counties, municipal authorities, watershed organizations, businesses and other eligible groups have until June 21 to apply for state grants to address a host of environmental issues.

The Department of Environmental Protection favors projects focused on watershed restoration and protection. It also prioritizes ones that expedite on-the-ground, best management practices implementation and develop agricultural erosion and sediment control or nutrient and manure management plans.

The Growing Greener Grant Program has helped to slash the backlog of farmland-preservation projects statewide, protect open space, eliminate the maintenance backlog in state parks, provide funds for recreational trails and local parks, and provide new and upgraded water and sewer systems.

Protect Yourself from Scams and Exploitation

Scammers are becoming more skilled and deceitful all the time, and it is important that we stay vigilant in our ever-evolving world of technology.

One such scam to be aware of are pop-ups and ads for a “free” scan of your computer, which then leads to costs for fixing problems that may not have even existed. Two tech firms, Reimage and Restoro have lied about finding security threats on computers and convinced people to pay tens of millions of dollars for software and services to repair made-up problems. Learn more.

Seniors especially are often victimized not only by strangers but even people they know, such as a family member or caregiver. To protect themselves, seniors – or anyone for that matter – should not accept calls from people they do not know or give personal information to strangers – regardless of who they claim to be. Review financial account statements at least monthly and contact the financial institution, credit card issuer or other provider immediately if there are unauthorized charges. Learn more.

Make Memories at a PA Fair

Pennsylvania has more than 100 agriculture fairs and events scheduled this summer and fall, including “America’s 1st Fair,” the York State Fair, which runs from July 19-28. Learn about the great history of the York Fair dating back to 1765 and start making plans to visit this and the many other fairs across the state.

You can enjoy the commonwealth’s vibrant heritage and support our local communities. Between the food, animals and exhibits, there’s something for everyone.

The 2024 Pennsylvania Fair Guide maps out the fairs across the state, broken down by region. Find dates and locations to plan your day at the fair. The guide also highlights 15 fairs that offer harness racing.

Planning Outdoor Adventures

As we celebrate Great Outdoors Month in June, it’s the perfect time to engage in recreational opportunities that allow us to enjoy the lakes, mountains, waterfalls, beaches and forests that Pennsylvania offers. Get a jumpstart planning your trip with information about lodging, dining, things to do, and, of course, outdoor adventures.

Great Outdoors Month first started as Great Outdoors Week in 1998.

Senate Returns to Session on Monday

The Senate returns to voting session next week, and the month of June will be busy as we work towards passing the state budget for Fiscal Year 2024-2025 by the constitutional deadline of June 30th.

You can watch committee meetings and Senate session here.


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