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Senator Mario Scavello

In this Edition:

  • Veterans Assistance Day – February 14
  • Please Register your Dogs!
  • Extreme Danger Posed by Carfentanil
  • AARP - FREE Tax Return Preparation
  • Around the 40th District

Veterans Assistance Day – February 14

On the second Tuesday of each month, the American Legion holds a Veterans Assistance Day at my Tannersville district office (2989 Route 611, Suite 103, Tannersville). The next Veterans Assistance Day is Tuesday, February 14th.

A service officer with the American Legion Pennsylvania Department will be on site from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to assist veterans with issues including: compensation and pension claims, education benefits, enrollment in the VA health care system, burial and survivor benefits, state benefits, and obtaining military personnel and medical records.

Veterans do not need to be a member of the American Legion to receive these services. Please contact the Tannersville office to schedule an appointment at 570-620-4326.

Please Register your Dogs!

If you have not yet registered your dog this year, please do so soon. All dogs three months of age or older must be licensed by January 1 of each year. Violators may be cited with a maximum fine of $300 per violation plus court costs.

Dog licenses are available from your local country treasurer and, in some cases, other licensing agents. Details on license costs and where to go to get licensed can be found on the PA Department of Agriculture website here.

Extreme Danger Posed by Carfentanil

The Pennsylvania Department of Health (PA DOH) has been made aware of the second known and confirmed death in the Commonwealth from the use of carfentanil, an extremely dangerous synthetic opioid drug.

Carfentanil was previously used exclusively for veterinary use with large animals and is not approved for use in humans, as it has been shown to be 100 times more potent than fentanyl in animal studies.

Carfentanil and other fentanyl analogues present a serious risk to public safety, first responders, medical professionals, and treatment and laboratory personnel. These substances can come in several forms, including powder, blotter paper, tablets, patch and spray. Carfentanil resembles powdered cocaine or heroin. Some forms can be absorbed through the skin or accidentally inhaled.

The PA DOH asks that individuals exercise extreme caution should they observe any activity related to carfentanil or any other drug. Only properly trained and outfitted law enforcement professionals should handle any substance suspected to contain fentanyl or a fentanyl-related compound. If encountered, contact law enforcement immediately.

Any questions or concerns regarding these recommendations should be directed to the PA DOH (1-877-PA-HEALTH) or your local health department.

Senator Scavello to Host Tdap Vaccine Clinic

On February 23 from 10 to 11:30 a.m., I will be hosting a Tdap Clinic in partnership with the PA Department of Health at my Pen Argyl District Office (2 N. Robinson Ave, Pen Argyl, PA).

Tdap is a combination booster vaccine that inoculates against tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis (whooping cough).

The vaccine will be administered at no cost if you are underinsured (your insurance does not cover the vaccine) or uninsured (you have no insurance).

If you have further questions or would like to make an appointment, please call the PA Department of Health at 610-250-1825.

AARP - FREE Tax Return Preparation

AARP is offering a number of locations throughout Monroe and Northampton Counties for seniors to receive free tax preparation services. Please see the following information to locate the center closest to you.


Tannersville Municipal Building
Rt. 611 Tannersville, PA
Mondays, 9 a.m. – Noon

Middle Smithfield Municipal Building
25 Municipal Drive, Marshalls Creek, PA
Tuesdays, 9 a.m. – Noon

Hughes Public Library
Route 611, Stroudsburg, PA
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 9 a.m. – Noon

Rep. Rader’s Pocono Pines Office/Tobyhanna Township
105 Government Center Way Pocono Pines, PA
Wednesdays, 9 a.m. – Noon

Smithfield Library
507 Seven Bridges Rd (Route 209), East Stroudsburg, PA
Saturdays, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.


Northampton Recreation Center
1 Lerchenmiller Drive, Northampton, PA 18067
Mondays starting Feb. 6th, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Christ UCC Church
109 S Chestnut St, Bath, PA 18014
Friday 9:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. by appointment
By appointment call 610-837-0345

Slate Belt Senior Center
707 American-Bangor Road, Bangor, PA 18013
Fridays starting February 10th, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
By appointment call 610-588-1224

Hellertown Area Library
409 Constitution Ave., Hellertown,
Mondays starting February 6th, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Nazareth Senior Center/Oliver Border House
15 S. Wood St., Nazareth,
Thursdays 9 a.m., 10 a.m., and 11 a.m.
By appointment call 610-759-8255

Memorial Library of Nazareth
295 E. Center St., Nazareth,
Saturdays starting February 1st, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

For more information or to locate the nearest AARP Tax-Aide site, call 1-888-227-7669.

Around the 40th District


This week I had the opportunity to visit with students of Carbon Lehigh Intermediate Unit #21 at Kernsville Elementary school. The I.U. provides extensive support services for students with severe disabilities to ensure they receive the best opportunities for a quality education. I want to offer a sincere thank you to the committed teachers and staff that make this programming possible.

Senator Scavello   Senator Scavello

I had the pleasure of attending the Marshalls Creek Fire Company’s Annual Banquet at Wolf Hollow to recognize the volunteers for their service. Rep. Rosemary Brown joined me in honoring William Uhrig and David Mahon for their many years of committed service with the Fire Company.

Senator Scavello   Senator Scavello

This past Monday, area leaders, students, and community members came together to recognize and honor the vision of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. I had the opportunity to attend ceremonies hosted by both East Stroudsburg University and the Full Gospel Holiness Church of God in Christ. They served as moments for sincere reflection and coming together as one community.

Follow Me on Facebook and Twitter!

To stay up-to-date on state issues and events affecting Monroe and Northampton counties, I invite you to follow me on my new Facebook and Twitter pages.

If you have a public event benefiting our community in Monroe or Northampton Counties, please feel free to contact my office at (570) 620-4326 or by email to include the event in my E-Newsletter at no charge. Requests should include details about the community event such as the time, location and the public purpose.



Senate Box 203040
Harrisburg, PA 17120-3040
Phone: (717) 787-6123

Monroe County Office
DePue Plaza
2989 Route 611, Suite 103
Tannersville, PA 18372
Phone (570) 620-4326
FAX (570) 620-4379
8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.

Northampton County Office
2 North Robinson Avenue
Pen Argyl, PA 18072
Phone (610) 863-1200120000
FAX (610) 863-1214
8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.

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