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Dinniman: Laurel Valley Soils is First in Nation to Receive OMRI Listing

KENNETT SQUARE (September 23) – Laurel Valley Soils, a division of mushroom substrate manufacturer Laurel Valley Farms, is the first US Composter of post-harvest mushroom substrate to receive OMRI Listing, and was recently recognized by state Senator Andy Dinniman on…
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Dinniman, Habitat for Humanity Mark Completion of 14 Homes in West Chester

WEST CHESTER (September 22) – State Senator Andy Dinniman recently joined local officials and volunteers from Habitat for Humanity of Chester County (HfHCC) in marking the completion of a project that brought 14 homes to the borough’s East End neighborhood.…
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Dinniman Announces Upcoming Reopening of Route 252, Knox Covered Bridge

WEST CHESTER (September 21) – Senator Dinniman announced today that Route 252 between the intersection of Route 23 and the Knox Covered Bridge is scheduled to reopen by early October. The route was closed due to a major infrastructure upgrade…
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Dinniman to Honor Our Veterans on Sept. 24th

WEST CHESTER (September 14) – State Senator Andy Dinniman will hold a special event to honor our veterans on Saturday, September 24 at 10 a.m. at the Medal of Honor Grove. “The period of 2015-17 marks the 100th Anniversary of…
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Dinniman to Lead Discussion on Domestic Violence & Animal Abuse Monday

WEST CHESTER (September 15) – State Senator Andy Dinniman will be joined by Rachel Haynes-Pinsker of the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence (PCADV) for a community discussion on the connection between domestic violence and violence against pets and animals on Monday,…
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Dinniman Announces October 1 Opening for FAFSA Applications

WEST CHESTER (September 14) – College-bound students and their families should know that the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) will now be available on October 1 – three months earlier than in previous years – state Senator Andy…
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State Senate Committee to Discuss Electronic / Digital Billboards at Downingtown Hearing

WEST CHESTER (September 6, 2016) - At the request of state Sen. Andy Dinniman, the Senate Democratic Policy Committee will hold a policy hearing on his legislation (Senate Bill 1301) that would toughen restrictions on digital and electronic billboards. The public hearing…
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Dinniman to Hold September 8th Telephone Town Hall Meeting

WEST CHESTER (September 6) – State Senator Andy Dinniman will hold a live telephone town hall meeting for constituents on Thursday, September 8 at 7 p.m. The meeting will focus on local and state issues, as well as legislation and the…
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Dinniman: 150 New Jobs Coming to Chester County

WEST CHESTER (August 31) –State Senator Andy Dinniman announced today that Envestnet, Inc., a provider of unified wealth management technology and service, has established a new location in Chester County, a move that will result in 153 new full-time jobs.…
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Dinniman Reminds Motorists of School Bus Stopping Law

WEST CHESTER (August 26) –With many local schools returning to school next week, state Senator Andy Dinniman reminded residents and motorists of Pennsylvania’s School Bus Stopping Law. “This is a basic common sense and a rule that most drivers know…
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Dinniman Calls for Public Support to Pass Strong Animal Cruelty Laws

WEST CHESTER (August 25) – State Senator Andy Dinniman recently discussed the connection between domestic violence and violence against pets and animals at the 13th Annual Animal Law Conference sponsored by the Pennsylvania Bar Association, Pennsylvania Bar Institute and the…
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Dinniman: Farm Conservation Tax Credit Program Now Open

WEST CHESTER (August 24) – State Senator Andy Dinniman reminded Chester County farmers that they can now apply for 2016-17 Resource Enhancement and Protection program (REAP) tax credits. “Pennsylvania farmers continue to make great strides in safeguarding our local streams…
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Dinniman: PennDOT to Begin Resurfacing Four State Highways in Chester County this Week

WEST CHESTER (August 23) – State Senator Andy Dinniman announced that work will begin tomorrow on a $2.2 million project to resurface and repair almost 10 miles of roadway on four state highways in Chester County. PennDOT’s contractor, Allan A.…
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Dinniman Warns Against Phone Scams

WEST CHESTER (August 18) – State Senator Andy Dinniman cautioned Chester County residents to be on the lookout for telephone scams disguised as formal notifications from government organizations like the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) or public utility companies like PECO.…
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Dinniman Recognized by Environmental Organization

WEST CHESTER (August 18) – State Senator Andy Dinniman was recognized by Penn Environment for his work and record on behalf of the environment this week. “I’m honored to be recognized by an independent, grassroots organization like Penn Environment,” Dinniman…
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Dinniman: Public Hearing on Sunoco Pipeline Wednesday

WEST CHESTER (August 9) – State Senator Andy Dinniman reminded residents that the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection will hold a public hearing on Sunoco Logistics’ Mariner East II (Pennsylvania Pipeline Project) pipeline project on Wednesday, August 10 from 6:30…
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Dinniman Announces Cerner Expansion, 250 New Jobs

WEST CHESTER (August 8) – State Senator Andy Dinniman today announced that Cerner Corporation, the world’s largest publicly traded health care information technology company, will increase operations in Malvern, a move that will create up to 250 new, high-wage jobs.…
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Dinniman Urges Small Businesses to Apply for Energy Efficient Grants

WEST CHESTER (August 5) – State Senator Andy Dinniman today announced that small-business owners can now apply for state grants for pollution prevention and energy efficiency projects. More than $1 million in total grant funding is available for eligible small…
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Dinniman to Hold August 9th Telephone Town Hall Meeting

WEST CHESTER (August 1) – State Senator Andy Dinniman will hold a live telephone town hall meeting for constituents on Tuesday, August 9th at 6:55 p.m. The meeting will focus on local and state issues, as well as legislation and the…
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Dinniman: Route 202 Widening to be Completed in August

WEST CHESTER (July 29) – State Senator Andy Dinniman announced today that work on widening Route 202 to three lanes in each direction from the Route 30/Exton bypass interchange all the way to King of Prussia is nearly completed. “This…
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Dinniman: New Law Allows for Use of Biosimilar Medications

West Chester (July 25) – State Senator Andy Dinniman today announced that Senate Bill 514, legislation to  allow for the use of biosimilars in prescription medicine, was recently signed into law as Act 95 of 2016. Dinniman, who has been…
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Dinniman Announces New Appointments to Lincoln University Board

HARRISBURG (July 12) – State Senator Andy Dinniman is pleased to announce that two areas residents, Sandra Simmons and James Sumner, have been appointed to the Board of Trustees of Lincoln University. “I look forward to working with Sandra Simmons…
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Dinniman Warns Residents to Prepare for Heat Wave

WEST CHESTER  (July 6) – With excessive heat in store for the Chester County region this week, state Senator Andy Dinniman advised residents to stay hydrated, avoid the outdoors during mid-day hours, and know the warning signs of heat-related illness.…
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Dinniman Announces Nearly $1.5 Million in Funding for Economic Development, Transportation, and Park Projects

WEST CHESTER (July 1) – State Senator Andy Dinniman announced that the Commonwealth Finance Authority today approved nearly $1.5 million in total state funding for seven projects throughout Chester County that will improve transportation, promote economic growth, and create jobs.…
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Dinniman: Lead Contamination Deserves a Closer Look in Pa., Chester County

WEST CHESTER (June 23) – State Senator Andy Dinniman and members of the Senate Public Health and Welfare Committee unanimously approved legislation on Tuesday to study the scope and impact of lead issues in Pennsylvania. In approving the bill, Dinniman…
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Dinniman: Henry’s Helping Paws Fund Receives $2,500 Grant

WEST CHESTER (June 22) – Henry’s Helping Paws Fund, the new initiative launched by state Senator Andy Dinniman, Meals on Wheels of Chester County, and the Pennsylvania Veterinary Foundation was recently awarded a $2,500 grant from Meals on Wheels America.…
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Dinniman to Hold June 15th Telephone Town Hall Meeting

WEST CHESTER (June 13) – State Senator Andy Dinniman will hold a live telephone town hall meeting for constituents on Wednesday, June 15 at 7 p.m. The meeting will focus on local and state issues, as well as legislation and the…
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Dinniman Introduces Electronic Billboard Legislation

HARRISBURG (May 10) –State Senator Andy Dinniman has introduced legislation calling for more thorough guidelines regarding the placement of large electronic and digital billboards alongside roadways and nearby local communities throughout Pennsylvania. Senate Bill 1301 calls for local municipalities to…
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Dinniman: Property Tax and Rent Rebate Deadline Extended to Dec. 31

WEST CHESTER (June 7) – State Senator Andy Dinniman reminded senior citizens and residents with disabilities that the deadline to apply for Pennsylvania’s Property Tax and Rent Rebate (PTRR) Program has been extended from June 30 to December 31, 2016.…
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Dinniman: Chester County Leads Pa. in Research and Development Tax Credits

HARRISBURG (June 7) – State Senator Andy Dinniman is proud to announce that his 19th Senatorial District, which encompasses most of Chester County, led the Commonwealth in the amount of Research and Development (R&D) Tax Credits awarded to life sciences…
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Dinniman: Paoli Train Station Open House Set for Wednesday

WEST CHESTER (June 6) – State Senator Andy Dinniman announced that a Public Open House on the upcoming Paoli Train Station project is set for this Wednesday, June 8 from 4 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the train station’s inbound…
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Dinniman Announces More than $80,000 in Pennsylvania Historical Grants

WEST CHESTER (June 3) – State Senator Andy Dinniman announced that eight cultural and historic organizations in Chester County were awarded a total of $81,232 in state funding today from the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC). “Our history is…
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Dinniman Receives Chester County EMS Council Robert Thompson Memorial Award

KENNETT SQUARE (May 21) – State Senator Andy Dinniman received the 2016 Chester County EMS Council Robert Thompson Memorial Award in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the EMS community in Chester County. Dinniman, who was recently appointed to the…
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Dinniman Announces Dates for Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events

WEST CHESTER (May 18) – State Senator Andy Dinniman encouraged residents to take advantage of the upcoming Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events scheduled throughout Chester County in the coming months. “With warmer weather on the horizon, I know that many…
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Dinniman Announces More than $600K for Rail Freight Improvements in Chester County

WEST CHESTER (May 13) – State Senator Andy Dinniman announced that $665,000 in state funding has been awarded for a major rail improvement project in Chester County that will create new jobs and retain existing ones. The funds will go…
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Dinniman Announces More than $1.2 Million for Traffic Signal and Safety Upgrades

WEST CHESTER (May 17) – State Senator Andy Dinniman recently announced that eight municipalities in Chester County will receive more than $1.2 million in total funding for traffic control system safety upgrades. The grants come through two PennDOT programs, the…
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Dinniman to Hold May 17th Telephone Town Hall Meeting

WEST CHESTER (May 17) – State Senator Andy Dinniman will hold a live telephone town hall meeting for constituents on Tuesday, May 17 at 7 p.m. The meeting will focus on local and state issues, as well as legislation and…
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Dinniman Recognizes Marsh Creek Students, Teachers on Innovative Art Project

HARRISBURG (May 12) – State Senator Andy Dinniman recognized art students and teachers at the Downingtown Area School District’s Marsh Creek Sixth Grade Center for completing an innovative project that was recently displayed in the Main Rotunda of the Pennsylvania…
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Dinniman Proposes Electronic Billboard Legislation

WEST CHESTER (May 2) – State Senator Andy Dinniman said that he is drafting legislation to establish guidelines for the placement of the large electronic and digital billboards that are appearing alongside roadways and near neighborhoods throughout Chester County. “I…
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Dinniman to Host Senior Enrollment Events for New SEPTA Key Program

WEST CHESTER (April 19) – State Senator Andy Dinniman has partnered with SEPTA to hold free senior citizen enrollment events throughout Chester County in preparation for the new SEPTA Key fare program. The next event is scheduled for Wednesday, April…
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Dinniman Named to Veterans Affairs & Emergency Preparedness Committee

WEST CHESTER (April 19) – State Senator Andy Dinniman of Chester County has been named to the Senate Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee. Dinniman has a long record of support for veterans and emergency first responders and requested the…
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Dinniman Gives Conestoga Students Behind-the-Scenes Tour of State Capitol

HARRISBURG (April 15) – Art students from Conestoga High School got a behind-the-scenes look at the historic and architectural treasures of the Pennsylvania State Capitol this week, thanks to state Senator Andy Dinniman. Dinniman offered the group of about 30…
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Dinniman: Coatesville Pastor Serves as Pa. Senate Chaplain

WEST CHESTER (April 13) – The Rev. Randall Harris, Pastor of Tabernacle Baptist Church in Coatesville, recently served as Pennsylvania Senate Chaplin for the day at the invitation of state Senator Andy Dinniman. Pictured (from left…
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Dinniman, Officials Mark Opening of West Chester Library Lift

WEST CHESTER (April 11) – State Senator Andy Dinniman was joined by local officials, as well as staff and board members of the West Chester Public Library in recently marking the official opening of the library’s new electronic lift for…
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Dinniman Announces $50K in Funding for Paoli Neurotechnology Company

WEST CHESTER (April 4) – State Senator Andy Dinniman today announced that Narbis, an early-stage neurotechnology company based in Paoli, will receive $50,000 in investment funding through the Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeastern  Pennsylvania. “Technological development continues to be…
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Dinniman: Applications Available for Pa. Farm Conservation Tax Credit Program

 WEST CHESTER (March 31) – State Senator Andy Dinniman encouraged farmers who want to implement best management practices (BMPs) or purchase on-farm conservation equipment to apply for the remaining 2015-16 Resource Enhancement and Protection program tax credits. REAP, a tax…
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Dinniman: Pa. Community Colleges, State System Universities Launch Reverse Transfer Program

WEST CHESTER (March 31) – Students who began their studies at Delaware County Community College and transferred to Cheyney University, West Chester University or another state system higher education university before earning an associate’s degree, may now be eligible for…
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Dinniman: PennDOT Begins Repaving Route 1 in Southern Chester County

WEST CHESTER (March 29) – Construction is underway on a PennDOT project to repair deteriorated pavement on two state highways in southern Chester County, state Senator Andy Dinniman said. Crews began work today to resurface nearly six miles of U.S.…
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Senate Education Committee Passes Anti-Hazing Law Expansion

WEST CHESTER (March 29) – Legislation to expand Pennsylvania’s Anti-Hazing Law to high schools is one step closer to enactment  after it was unanimously passed by the Senate Education Committee recently. “This legislation can help prevent and deter instances of…
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Dinniman: Report Potholes Directly to PennDOT

WEST CHESTER (March 24) – State Senator Andy Dinniman reminded motorists that they can report potholes and other state road maintenance issues in Chester County to PennDOT directly by dialing 484-340-3201. Potholes reported to that number will be forwarded directly to…
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Dinniman Meets with New Garden Residents to Discuss Ways to Combat Flies

NEW GARDEN (March 17) – State Senator Andy Dinniman met with residents and leaders of the Harrogate North community Thursday to discuss and coordinate efforts to address an infestation of phorid flies that has impacted dozens of homes in the…
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Dinniman Launches Mobile Pet Food, Veterinary Service Nonprofit

NOTE: This press release contains updated information as of March 22, 2016. WEST CHESTER (March 17) –A new initiative will provide pet food and veterinary medical care free of charge to senior citizens who lack the financial resources to care…
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Dinniman: PDE Clarifies Next Steps on Keystone Graduation Exams Delay

HARRISBURG (March 15) – Following the passage of legislation to delay the implementation of the Keystone Exams as graduation requirements, the Pennsylvania Department of Education recently clarified the current status of the exams and related requirements for school districts, state…
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Dinniman Recognizes Downingtown West Cross Country Champs

WEST CHESTER (March 14) – State Senator Andy Dinniman recently recognized members of the Downingtown West High School Boys Cross Country Team on winning the PIAA-Class AAA Championship, among other honors and accomplishments. “This truly is a historic team for…
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2016 Summer Internship Guides Available

WEST CHESTER (March 14) – State Senator Andy Dinniman encouraged high school and college students interested in obtaining an internship with a Pennsylvania State Agency to request a copy of the  2016 Guide to Summer Internship Programs. The publications, which…
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Dinniman Introduces Bill to Hold Land Agents Accountable

WEST CHESTER (March 14) – Local residents whose property rights have been threatened by pipeline companies recently spoke out in support of Senator Dinniman’s legislation to regulate land agents. Several residents talked about being harassed, misinformed and threatened with eminent…
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Dinniman: Expand Pa. Anti-Hazing Law to High Schools

WEST CHESTER (March 10) – In the wake of a hazing incident that resulted in assault charges against three Conestoga High School football players, state Senator Andy Dinniman is calling for expanding  Pennsylvania’s anti-hazing law. “Hazing is nothing more than…
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Dinniman to Hold March 10th Press Conference on Bill to Regulate Land Agents

WEST CHESTER (March 4) – Local residents whose property rights have been threatened by pipeline companies will speak in support of Senator Dinniman’s legislation to regulate land agents at a special press conference on Thursday, March 10 at 3 p.m.…
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Dinniman: Apply Now for State Alternative Fuels Grants

WEST CHESTER (February 29) – State Senator Andy Dinniman encouraged local municipalities, school districts, businesses and nonprofit organizations to take advantage of Pennsylvania’s Alternative Fuels Incentive Grant (AFIG) program. The program opened February 20 and an estimated $7 million in…
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Dinniman to Host Senior Enrollment Events for New SEPTA Key Program

WEST CHESTER (February 25) – State Senator Andy Dinniman has partnered with SEPTA to hold free senior citizen enrollment events throughout Chester County in preparation for the new SEPTA Key fare program. The first event is scheduled for Wednesday, March…
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Dinniman Recognizes Chief of Chester County Detectives on Retirement

WEST CHESTER (February 18) – State Senator Andy Dinniman recently recognized James Vito, Chief of the Chester County Detectives on his retirement. Having been hired in 1979, Vito was the longest serving member of the District Attorney’s Office. During his…
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Dinniman Introduces Budget Impasse Legislation

HARRISBURG (February 10) – State Senator Andy Dinniman has introduced legislation that calls for enacting real consequences on Pennsylvania lawmakers and the governor if a state budget is not passed on time. Under Senate Bill 1124, the legislature must remain…
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Dinniman: Artesian Withdraws PUC Application

HARRISBURG (February 9) –Artesian Water Company recently withdrew its application to the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) to expand service to an additional portion of New Garden Township, state Senator Andy Dinniman said today. Citing “the substantial opposition” to the…
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Delay in Keystone Exams as Graduation Requirements Signed into Law – February 3, 2016

HARRISBURG (February 3) –  Governor Wolf today signed into law legislation to put a two-year hold on the high school graduation requirement associated with the Keystone Exams in order to give the legislature and the Department of Education time to…
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Dinniman Announces $ 1.6 Million in Conservation Funding

WEST CHESTER (January 27) – State Senator Andy Dinniman announced today that five conservation and recreation projects in Chester County will receive more than $ 1.6 million in total grant funding  through the Community Conservation Partnerships Program. “The preservation of…
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Dinniman: Prepare for Coming Winter Weather

WEST CHESTER (January 20) – State Senator Andy Dinniman said his office has been in contact with PECO regarding previous concerns about how the energy company communicates with customers during power outages. In response, PECO officials said they have launched enhanced…
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Dinniman: To Fix Budget Impasse: Change Process, Culture of Harribsurg

By State Senator Andy Dinniman     NOTE: This guest column originally appeared in the Daily Local News under the title "It's time to hold Harrisburg accountable for budget" on January 21, 2016, in the Opinion Section, page A7.  *The…
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Dinniman, Senate Finalize Delay in Keystone Exams as Graduation Requirements

WEST CHESTER (January 20) – State Senator Andy Dinniman and his colleagues in the Pennsylvania Senate today concurred to Senate Bill 880, legislation to delay the graduation requirement associated with the Keystone Exams for two years. The bill will now…
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Dinniman Announces $ 400,000 in Grant Funding for After-School Education Programs in Avon Grove and Oxford

WEST CHESTER (January 8) – State Senator Andy Dinniman today announced that the Chester County Intermediate Unit (CCIU) will receive $ 400,000 in grant funding for after-school programs in southern Chester County. The three-year grant comes through the federal 21st…
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Dinniman to Hold January 14th Telephone Town Hall Meeting

WEST CHESTER (January 12) – State Senator Andy Dinniman announced that he will hold a live telephone town hall meeting for constituents on Thursday, January 14 at 7 p.m. The meeting will focus on local and state issues, as well as…
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Dinniman Recognizes Penn Township Eagle Scouts

WEST CHESTER (January 5) – State Senator Andy Dinniman recently recognized two Eagle Scouts from Penn Township for achieving the highest advancement rank in the Boy Scouts of America. Dinniman recognized Logan William Coyle and Michael Joseph Bagatta, both of…
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Dinniman Awarded West Chester University’s President’s Medal for Service

WEST CHESTER (December 18) – State Senator Andy Dinniman was awarded West Chester University’s President’s Medal for Service for his leadership and service to the university, its students, and educators. The award is presented to “a distinguished educator and public…
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Dinniman Announces $ 675,000 in Total Funds for Three Chester County Companies

WEST CHESTER (December 14) – State Senator Andy Dinniman today announced that three early-stage companies in Chester County will receive more than $675,000 in total investments through the Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeastern  Pennsylvania. “Investing in emerging Pennsylvania businesses…
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Dinniman: Rebates Available for Alternative Fuel Vehicles

WEST CHESTER (December 14) – State Senator Andy Dinniman announced today that state rebates are available to assist Pennsylvanians with the cost of purchasing an alternative fuel vehicle. “It is important that we continue to work to encourage energy conservation…
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Deadline to Apply for Pa. Property Tax and Rent Rebate is December 31

WEST CHESTER (December 14) – State Senator Andy Dinniman reminded senior citizens and residents with disabilities that they have just over two weeks left to apply for Pennsylvania’s Property Tax and Rent Rebate (PTRR) Program. The deadline to apply for…
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DRBC Approves Artesian Commercial Well with Additional Protections

WEST CHESTER (December 9) – The Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) today approved Artesian Water Company’s proposal to withdraw water from the Broad Run Aquifer for commercial sale. The approval included an expanded water monitoring program and other protections advocated…
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Dinniman Announces $ 45,000 for Crime Victims Center of Chester County

HARRISBURG (December 10) – State Senator Andy Dinniman today announced that the Crime Victims Center of Chester County will receive $ 45,000 in state grant funding to assist the victims of child sexual abuse. The funds, which were approved by the…
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Dinniman, PennDOT Announce Reopening of Rt. 41 Following Bridge Upgrades

WEST CHESTER (December 4) – State Senator Andy Dinniman and PennDOT this week announced the reopening of Route 41 (Gap Newport Pike) following the expedited replacement of two structurally deficient bridges in Atglen Borough and West Fallowfield and West Sadsbury townships.…
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Dinniman Honored for Work on Expanding Use, Availability of Naloxone

WEST CHESTER (December 2) – State Senator Andy Dinniman was recognized for his efforts to pass legislation and update state regulations to give police and emergency first responders access to the life-saving, anti-opioid drug Naloxone (Narcan) at a special ceremony at…
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Dinniman Holds Holiday Food and Coat Drive

WEST CHESTER (December 3) – State Senator Andy Dinniman encouraged residents, families and businesses to visit his West Chester District Office to donate canned goods or coats to benefit those in need this holiday season. “We continue to collect canned goods and nonperishable…
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Dinniman, Pa. Physician General Discuss Lyme Disease in New Garden

NEW GARDEN (November 18) – State Senator Andy Dinniman was recently joined by Pennsylvania Physician General Dr. Rachel Levine, local health officials and Lyme disease advocates for a panel discussion on the Pennsylvania Department of Health’s recently released Lyme Disease…
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Work Begins on Improvements to Exton Train Station – November 6, 2015

WEST CHESTER (November 6) – Construction is underway on the first phase of a project that will transform and significantly improve the Exton Train Station, state Senator Andy Dinniman said this week. “There is no doubt that the Exton Train…
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Dinniman: Progress, Need for More Protections in Latest Artesian Well Proposal

WEST CHESTER (November 6) – Recent changes to Artesian Water Company’s proposal to withdraw water from the Broad Run Aquifer show signs of real progress, but there is still more work to be done to protect local residents and natural…
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Dinniman to Hold Panel Discussion on Lyme Disease November 12th in New Garden

WEST CHESTER (November 2) – State Senator Andy Dinniman will be joined by Pennsylvania Physician General Dr. Rachel Levine, local health officials and Lyme disease advocates for a panel discussion on the Pennsylvania Department of Health’s recently released Lyme Disease…
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Dinniman Recognizes Land Conservancy for Southern Chester County on 20th Anniversary

WEST CHESTER (October 27) – State Senator Andy Dinniman recently recognized the Land Conservancy for Southern Chester County on its 20th Anniversary. Dinniman presented Gwen Lacy, Executive Director of the Land Conservancy for Southern Chester County, with a special Senate…
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Dinniman Announces Release of Pa. Lyme Disease Report

WEST CHESTER (October 14) – State Senator Andy Dinniman today joined fellow legislators and Pennsylvania Secretary of Health Karen Murphy in releasing a landmark report on Lyme disease in Pennsylvania designed to guide the Commonwealth’s strategy in addressing the growing…
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Dinniman Marks Domestic Violence Awareness Month in Capitol Rotunda Ceremony

HARRISBURG (October 13) – State Senator Andy Dinniman today joined the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence (PCADV) in marking October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month with a special ceremony honoring the victims of domestic violence and celebrating the lives of…
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Dinniman to Recognize Influential Coatesville Citizens Friday

WEST CHESTER (October 14) – As part of Coatesville’s Centennial Celebration, state Senator Andy Dinniman has memorialized eight individuals who made important and lasting contributions to the Coatesville community in a series of bookmarks that will be distributed to local…
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Dinniman: Apply Now for Environmental Education Grants

WEST CHESTER (October 9) – State Senator Andy Dinniman encouraged schools, colleges and universities, county conservation districts, nonprofit organizations, municipalities and businesses to apply for funding through the state’s Environmental Education Grant program. “These grants fund hands-on environmental education programs…
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Dinniman to Hold Oct. 21 Screening of Film on the Impact of Trauma on Education

WEST CHESTER (October 8) – State Senator Andy Dinniman will hold a screening of the documentary film “Paper Tigers,” which chronicles the positive results of trauma informed education at an alternative high school in Washington state, on Wednesday, October 21…
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Dinniman Announces Opening of Route 23 Bridge

WEST CHESTER (October 6) – State Senator Andy Dinniman today announced the opening of the Route 23 (Valley Forge Road) Bridge. “I am delighted that the bridge is open to traffic and the project was completed well ahead of schedule.…
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Dinniman: Cerner Donates Computers, Monitors to Divine Sent Food Cupboard

OXFORD (September 28) – When state Senator Andy Dinniman visited the Divine Sent Food Cupboard in Oxford following a burglary this summer, he pledged to work with local companies to help replace items, including a computer, that were stolen. This week,…
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Dinniman, Pa. DCED Secretary Visit Chester County Businesses, Economic Development Projects

DOWNINGTOWN (September 28) – Pennsylvania Secretary of Community and Economic Development Dennis Davin recently joined state Senator Andy Dinniman to tour economic development projects and businesses in Chester County. Dinniman and Davin met with Downingtown Mayor Josh Maxwell, Borough Council President…
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Dinniman Dedicates Robbie and Ryan Miller Memorial Bridge

DOWNINGTOWN (September 28) – More than 200 residents, fire fighters, emergency first responders, motorcyclists, and friends and family of the late Robbie and Ryan Miller came out on Sunday to see a bridge on Route 322 named in their honor. “Robbie…
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Shanahan Principal Honored by Dinniman, Students

DOWNINGTOWN (September 23 - As Catholic families throughout the region prepare for the arrival of Pope Francis, students, faculty and parents at Bishop Shanahan High School took time this week to honor their departing principal, Sister Maureen McDermott, IHM, Ph.D. Senator Dinniman…
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Dinniman: DRBC Delays Decision on Artesian Well Based on Citizens’ Concerns

WEST CHESTER (September 17) – The Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) yesterday voted to again delay its decision on Artesian Water Company’s application to withdraw water from the Broad Run Aquifer, based on the concerns of state Senator Andy Dinniman…
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More Amtrak Stops Coming to Coatesville Train Station – September 11, 2015

In anticipation of the new Coatesville Train Station, more trains will be coming to the steel city beginning this October. State Senator Andy Dinniman and PennDOT announced today that Amtrak will add two additional stops at the Coatesville Train Station…
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Dinniman Reminds Motorists of School Bus Stopping Law

WEST CHESTER (August 31) –With many local schools resuming classes this week, state Senator Andy Dinniman reminded residents and motorists of Pennsylvania’s School Bus Stopping Law. “This is a commonsense law and one that most drivers know and obey,” Dinniman…
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Dinniman: PennDOT to Repave Route 1, Route 10 in Southern Chester County

WEST CHESTER (August 25) – Construction is set to begin next week on a PennDOT project to repair deteriorated pavement on two state highways in southern Chester County, state Senator Andy Dinniman said today. Crews will begin working in September…
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Dinniman: Krapf Bus Co. Gets Local Vet to V-J Day Commemoration in D.C. Area

WEST CHESTER (August 17) – On the 70th Anniversary of V-J Day, state Senator Andy Dinniman’s office and Krapf Bus Company worked together to ensure that a local World War II veteran had transportation to an commemorative event in his…
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Dinniman: New Drivers Can Now Schedule DMV Road Tests 30 Weeks in Advance

WEST CHESTER (August 5) – State Senator Andy Dinniman announced that new drivers who have obtained a learner’s permit can now sign up for a driving skills road test up to 30 weeks in advance. “I have heard from numerous…
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Armory Theater Another Step Closer to Reality

WEST CHESTER (July 30) – Plans to turn the West Chester’s former Pennsylvania National Guard Armory into a theater for live entertainment took another step forward this week with borough council unanimously voting to approve new zoning for the site.…
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Dinniman Recognizes Downingtown Crossing Guard for 17 Years of Service

WEST CHESTER (July 27) – State Senator Andy Dinniman recently recognized Jim Duca of Downingtown for his service as a crossing guard at East Ward Elementary School for 17 years. “I want to thank Jim Duca for his service to…
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Dinniman to Hold July 29th Town Hall Meeting in Southern Chester County

WEST CHESTER (July 20) – State Senator Andy Dinniman will hold a Town Hall Meeting on Wednesday, July 29 at 7 p.m. at the Avon Grove Intermediate School. The meeting will primarily focus on issues affecting southern Chester County and…
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Dinniman: PennDOT Moves Up Work on Knox Covered Bridge

WEST CHESTER (July 8, 2015) – State Senator Andy Dinniman today said he appreciated PennDOT officials’ efforts to move up scheduled repairs to the Knox Covered Bridge in Valley Forge National Historic Park after it was severely damaged by a…
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Dinniman Named to Pennsylvania Pipeline Task Force – June 18, 2015

WEST CHESTER (June 18) - Governor Tom Wolf today named state Senator Andy Dinniman to the Pennsylvania Pipeline Infrastructure Task Force, a group of experts and stakeholders that will recommend policies, guidelines and best practices to guide the massive expansion…
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Dinniman Working with PECO, PUC to Address Power Outages, Response Times

*NOTE: This press release contains updated information as of July 6, 2015. WEST CHESTER (July 2) – State Senator Andy Dinniman is working with PECO and the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) to address issues related to power outages, reliability…
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Dinniman Recognizes Villa Nova Historic Schoolhouse in Oxford

WEST CHESTER (June 30) – State Senator Andy Dinniman recently recognized the Upper Oxford Historical Commission and Dr. Wanda M. Davis for their work in dedicating a historical marker recognizing the Villa Nova one-room schoolhouse. Dinniman presented officials from the…
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Dinniman, Committee Pass Bill to Revise Child Protection Law, Promote Volunteerism

WEST CHESTER (June 26) – State Senator Andy Dinniman and the Senate Public Health and Welfare Committee today unanimously passed House Bill 1276, legislation that addresses the concerns raised by volunteers who work with children regarding increased background checks under…
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Dinniman: PECO Must Improve Customer Communication

WEST CHESTER (June 25) – State Senator Andy Dinniman said today that PECO officials need to improve the way the energy company communicates with customers in light of the thousands of Chester County residents still left without power after Tuesday’s…
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Dinniman: Contact My Office with Storm-Related Issues

WEST CHESTER (June 24) – State Senator Andy Dinniman encouraged residents who continue to be impacted by last evening’s severe thunderstorms and have difficulty obtaining information to contact his West Chester District Office “I know how difficult it is to…
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Dinniman Bill to Allow Local Taxation of Natural Gas Pipelines – June 19, 2015

WEST CHESTER (June 19) – State Senator Andy Dinniman today introduced legislation to allow local municipalities and school districts to tax natural gas pipelines. “It’s only right that pipeline companies pay a real estate tax just like property owners,” Dinniman…
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Dinniman’s Work on Trauma in Education Reflected in Basic Education Funding Commission Report – June 19, 2015

WEST CHESTER (June 19) – State Senator Andy Dinniman praised the work completed by the Basic Education Funding Commission (BEFC) in paving the way for an education system that takes into account students’ emotional health and well-being. “We know that…
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Dinniman Issues Statement on Accelerated Completion Date of Route 23 Bridge – June 7, 2015

WEST CHESTER (June 17) – State Senator Andy Dinniman today issued the following statement on PennDOT’s agreement to advance the completion of the Route 23 (Valley Forge Road) Bridge replacement: “While I am pleased that we have made some progress…
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Dinniman: PHMC Approves $ 92,000 in State Grants for Chesco Organizations

WEST CHESTER (June 16) – State Senator Andy Dinniman today announced that the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC) recently approved $ 92,000 in total state grant funding to support the historic preservation efforts of three Chester County organizations. “This…
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Dinniman Calls on Residents to Share their Route 23 Bridge Traffic Nightmares

WEST CHESTER (June 16) – State Senator Andy Dinniman called on residents to contact him with their experiences regarding the closure of the Route 23 (Valley Forge Road) Bridge so that he can personally bring their stories directly to the…
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Dinniman Visits Alex’s Lemonade Stand in West Chester

WEST CHESTER (June 12) – State Senator Andy Dinniman today visited the Alex’s Lemonade Stand operated by Althea Hutchinson and Christopher Muth on the corner of Church and Gay Streets in West Chester. Hutchinson and Muth, both survivors of childhood…
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Dinniman to Mark Centennial Celebration of “Old Glory” Statue Thursday

WEST CHESTER (June 10) – State Senator Andy Dinniman will commemorate the centennial anniversary of the dedication of the “Old Glory” monument and statue at the Historic Chester County Courthouse (located at the corner of High and Market Streets) tomorrow.…
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Dinniman: Senate Votes to Delay Keystone Exams – June 16, 2015

NOTE: This press release contains updated information as of June 16, 2015. WEST CHESTER (June 16) – State Senator Andy Dinniman and his colleagues in the Pennsylvania Senate today unanimously approved legislation to delay the graduation requirement associated with the Keystone…
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Property Tax and Rent Rebate Deadline Extended to December 31st

WEST CHESTER (June 9) – State Senator Andy Dinniman reminded senior citizens and residents with disabilities that the deadline to apply for Pennsylvania’s Property Tax and Rent Rebate (PTRR) Program has been extended from June 30 to that December 31,…
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Dinniman Announces More than $ 65,000 in Alcohol Education Grants

WEST CHESTER (June 8) – State Senator Andy Dinniman announced that two Chester County organizations will receive more than $ 65,000 in state grant funding for programs designed to prevent underage drinking and substance abuse through increased parental involvement. “Underage…
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Henry’s Food Cupboard to Reach More Seniors – June 8, 2015

WEST CHESTER (June 8) – State Senator Andy Dinniman has joined with Meals on Wheels of Chester County, the Pennsylvania Veterinary Medical Association (PVMA) and local senior centers to launch a mobile dog food pantry to assist those in need…
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Pa. Senate Passes Four Bills to Better Protect Pets and Animals – June 3, 2015

HARRISBURG (June 3) – State Senator Andy Dinniman announced today that the Pennsylvania Senate overwhelmingly passed a package of four bipartisan bills to tighten animal cruelty laws and better protect pets and animals. “Senator Richard Alloway II and I have…
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Dinniman Announces More than $ 50,000 in Energy-Efficiency Grants for Small Businesses

WEST CHESTER (June 2) – State Senator Andy Dinniman today announced that seven Chester County companies have been awarded $ 50,340 in total state funding to invest in energy-efficiency projects. The grants, which come through the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental…
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Coatesville Train Station Open House Set for Wednesday

WEST CHESTER (June 1) – State Senator Andy Dinniman and PennDOT announced a public meeting and open house on plans for the new Coatesville Train Station is scheduled for Wednesday, June 3, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Olivet Methodist…
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PennDOT to Rehabilitate Three Covered Bridges in Chester County – May 29, 2015

WEST CHESTER (May 29) – State Senator Andy Dinniman announced today that PennDOT plans to begin work this summer to rehabilitate three covered bridges in Chester County to their historic standard. PennDOT recently awarded a $3.2 million contract to Eastern Highway…
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Dinniman Recognizes Edna Cramer on 106th Birthday

WEST CHESTER (May 18) – State Senator Andy Dinniman recently recognized Edna Cramer on her 106th birthday. “It is my pleasure to join Mrs. Cramer in marking 106 great years,” Dinniman said. “She is truly an inspiration and a role model…
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Dinniman Reissues Call for Expediting Completion of Route 23 Bridge

WEST CHESTER (May 15) – State Senator Andy Dinniman again requested that PennDOT consider expanding work hours to accelerate construction of the Route 23 (Valley Forge Road) Bridge Dinniman wrote to Christine Reilly, Acting PennDOT District 6-0 Executive, on May…
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Dinniman Honors Vietnam War Medal of Honor Recipient, Phoenixville Civil War Nurse on Saturday

WEST CHESTER (May 13) – State Senator Andy Dinniman  recognized the courage and sacrifice of two heroes from our region in honor of Armed Forces Day on Saturday, May 16. Senator Dinniman (left) with Joseph Crescenz (right),…
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Dinniman Recognizes Wm. Cohen & Sons on 65th Anniversary

WEST CHESTER (May 12) – State Senator Andy Dinniman recently recognized Wm. Cohen & Sons, Inc. on its 65th year in business selling and repairing trucks and truck parts. “Through hard work, innovation and a commitment to the highest standards…
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Dinniman: PennDOT Responds to Rt. 23 Bridge Closure Issues

WEST CHESTER (May 6) – State Senator Andy Dinniman said that PennDOT officials have responded to his request for assistance with the traffic congestion issues and significant costs associated with the closure of the Route 23 (Valley Forge Road) Bridge.…
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Dinniman to Hold May 13 Telephone Town Hall Meeting on Education and Property Taxes

WEST CHESTER (April 6) – State Senator Andy Dinniman announced that he will hold a live telephone town hall meeting for constituents on Wednesday, May 13 at 7 p.m. The meeting will focus on issues and legislation involving public education and…
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Dinniman: EMTs, Medical Responders Get Naloxone Months Early

WEST CHESTER (May 5) – Emergency medical responders and emergency medical technicians (EMTs) across Pennsylvania have access to the life-saving, anti-overdose drug Naloxone months early thanks to the work of state Senator Andy Dinniman and Good Fellowship Ambulance. Last fall, Dinniman…
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Dinniman Calls on PennDOT to Address Rt. 23 Bridge Closure Issues

WEST CHESTER (May 4) – State Senator Andy Dinniman has requested that PennDOT accelerate construction of the Route 23 (Valley Forge Road) Bridge and work with municipalities to alleviate the traffic congestion and significant costs caused by closure of this…
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Dinniman Announces More than $ 17,000 in Environmental Education Grants – May 1, 2015

WEST CHESTER (May 1) – State Senator Andy Dinniman announced today that four Chester County organizations will receive a total of $ 17,873 in state Environmental Education Grants. “These grants will be used to develop hands-on environmental education programs and…
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Dinniman: West Chester a Model in Fending Off Invasive, Tree-Killing Beetle

WEST CHESTER (April 30) – With an invasive beetle species threatening ash trees across the state and the nation, West Chester is taking the lead to ensure that it remains “Tree City, USA.” Thanks to a partnership between the Pennsylvania…
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Dinniman: PennDOT Gets More Help on Potholes

WEST CHESTER (April 23) – State Senator Andy Dinniman today announced that PennDOT is using general contractors to help repair state roads and patch potholes in Chester County. Under an emergency authorization, general contractors are being utilized to support state…
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Dinniman: PennDOT Secretary Coming to Coatesville Centennial

WEST CHESTER (April 23) – State Senator Andy Dinniman announced today that Acting Pennsylvania Secretary of Transportation Leslie Richards will attend the Coatesville Centennial Kickoff Celebration set for Monday at the Coatesville Train Station. “We want to welcome Acting Secretary…
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DEP to Expand Black Fly Suppression Program to Chester County

WEST CHESTER (April 23) – State Senator Andy Dinniman announced that the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will expand its Black Fly Suppression Program to Chester County and Montgomery counties this spring and summer. Both counties requested to join…
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Dinniman Remembers Holocaust Victims

WEST CHESTER (April 22) – State Senator Andy Dinniman joined Governor Tom Wolf, officials from the Pennsylvania Jewish Coalition and fellow state legislators this week in recognizing the victims and the survivors of the Holocaust. “It’s been 70 years since…
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Senators Dinniman, Alloway Unveil Animal Cruelty Prevention Bills – April 19, 2015

HARRISBURG (April 19) – Senators Andy Dinniman and Rich Alloway II announced a package of pet protection bills today to help prevent animal cruelty. The pet protection package includes seven bills and two resolutions designed to ensure fewer animals are subjected…
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Pet Rally, Events to Highlight Animal Protection Efforts

WEST CHESTER (April 14) – State Senators Andy Dinniman and Rich Alloway III will host a press conference and Be Kind to Pets rally on Sunday, April 19 beginning at 2 p.m. on the Capitol steps to announce a package…
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Dinniman to Speak at Film on Lyme Disease

WEST CHESTER (April 9) – State Senator Andy Diniman and the Pennsylvania Lyme Disease Awareness Committee will host a screening of “Emergence,” a new documentary about the challenges facing patients with Lyme disease and the doctors struggling to treat them.…
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Dinniman Named to Board of Lincoln University

WEST CHESTER (April 7) – Governor Tom Wolf recently appointed state Senator Andy Dinniman as his representative to the Board of Trustees of Lincoln University. Dinniman, who holds a doctorate in education and serves as minority chair of the Senate…
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Dinniman to Hold Telephone Town Hall on April 21

WEST CHESTER (April 2) – State Senator Andy Dinniman announced that he will hold a live telephone town hall meeting for constituents on Tuesday, April 21 at 7 p.m. At the time of the meeting, constituents will receive a phone call…
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Dinniman Announces Dates for Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events

WEST CHESTER (April 1) – State Senator Andy Dinniman encouraged residents to take advantage of the Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events scheduled throughout Chester County in 2015. “With warmer weather on the horizon, I know that many of us are…
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PUC Upholds Dinniman’s Standing in Artesian Case

WEST CHESTER (March 20) – State Senator Andy Dinniman said he was “very satisfied” by a recent court ruling affirming his legal right to stand up and fight for the residents of the New Garden Township area who are seeking…
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Report Potholes to PennDOT – March 18, 2015

WEST CHESTER (March 18) – State Senator Andy Dinniman reminded motorists that they can report potholes and other state road maintenance issues in Chester County to PennDOT directly by dialing 484-340-3201. Potholes reported to that number will be forwarded directly…
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Route 202 Widening Completion Nears – March 17, 2015

WEST CHESTER (March 17) – State Senator Andy Dinniman announced today that the completion date is finally in sight for the project to widen and improve Route 202 to three lanes in each direction in Chester County. Over the next…
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Work on Exton Train Station to Begin This Summer – March 16, 2015

  WEST CHESTER (March 16) – State Senator Andy Dinniman announced today that construction is set to begin this summer on a project that will transform and significantly improve the Exton Train Station. “Exton Station will be the first of…
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Dinniman: 2015 Trout Stocking Guides Available

WEST CHESTER (March 16) –  With spring just around the corner and trout season opening in a few weeks, state Senator Andy Dinniman announced that his office has free guides to 2015 Adult Trout Stocking schedules in Chester County. The…
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Dinniman to Hold Yellow Dot Enrollment Programs in West Chester, West Grove, Phoenixville

WEST CHESTER (March 10) – State Senator Andy Dinniman will hold three more special enrollment sessions for Pennsylvania’s Yellow Dot Program in the next two weeks in the West Chester, West Grove and Phoenixville areas. The sessions are scheduled as…
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PHMC approves 7 Grants for Chesco Arts Organizations at Dinniman’s First Meeting as Commissioner

WEST CHESTER (March 10) – In his first meeting as a Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission commissioner state Sen. Andy Dinniman joined his fellow commissioners in approving grants for seven Chester County cultural and arts organizations. Senator…
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Dinniman Recognizes Coatesville Seniors

WEST CHESTER (March 3) – Senator Andy Dinniman recently visited the Coatesville Area Senior Center to recognize residents who have reached 90 years or older with special Senate Certificates of Recognition. Pictured (from left to right)…
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Dinniman Announces Committee Assignments

WEST CHESTER (March 2) – State Senator Andy Dinniman announced today that he was reappointed to his leadership role as Minority Chair of the Senate Education Committee for the 2015-16 legislative session. “This is a watershed moment for all levels…
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Dinniman: 2015 Internship Guides Available

WEST CHESTER (February 25) – State Senator Andy Dinniman encouraged college students interested in obtaining an internship with a Pennsylvania State Agency to request a copy of the 2015 Guide to Summer Internship Programs. The publications, which are filled with…
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Property Tax and Rent Rebate Forms Now Available

WEST CHESTER (February 24) – State Sen. Andy Dinniman said his office has the forms that eligible Pennsylvanians need to receive a rebate of a portion of the property taxes or rent they paid in 2014. Pennsylvania’s Property Tax/Rent Rebate…
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Dinniman to Hold Yellow Dot Enrollment Program in Oxford

WEST CHESTER (February 19) – State Senator Andy Dinniman will hold a special enrollment session for Pennsylvania’s Yellow Dot Program at the Oxford Area Senior Center on Thursday, Feb. 26 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. The session is free…
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Dinniman to Host Feb. 25 Telephone Town Hall on Senior Issues

WEST CHESTER (February 25) – State Senator Andy Dinniman announced that he will hold a live telephone town hall meeting for constituents on Wednesday, February 25 at 7 p.m. The discussion will primarily focus on issues affecting the senior population,…
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Dinniman to Hold Yellow Dot Enrollment at Coatesville Senior Center

WEST CHESTER (February 12) – State Senator Andy Dinniman will hold a special enrollment session for Pennsylvania’s Yellow Dot Program at the Coatesville Area Senior Center on Wednesday, February 18 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. The session is free…
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Dinniman Supports Gov. Wolf’s Plan to Fund Public Education with Natural Gas Severance Tax

THORNDALE (February 11) – State Senator Andy Dinniman today issued the following statement in support of Gov. Tom Wolf’s plan to use revenue from a proposed natural gas severance tax to fund public education in Pennsylvania. “I fully support Gov.…
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Dinniman Announces Special Event to Help Students, Parents With their 2015-16 Federal Student Aid Forms

WEST CHESTER (February 6) – State Senator Andy Dinniman announced an upcoming special event to help graduating seniors and their parents fill out the recently released federal student aid forms. On Saturday, Feb. 21 at 9 a.m. at West Chester…
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Dinnimans, Chester County SPCA Announce Opening of Henry’s Cupboard

WEST CHESTER (February 5) – State Sen. Andy Dinniman, his family and the Chester County SPCA have announced the formation of Henry’s Cupboard, a pet-food pantry to assist area income-eligible pet-owners. It is named in honor of Henry, the Dinniman’s…
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Dinniman, Coalition Propose 13-Bill Package to Lower Financial Burden, Open Doors to Higher Education for More Pennsylvanians

HARRISBURG, Feb. 4, 2015 – To ensure a brighter future for more Pennsylvanians, a coalition of state senators today unveiled a 13-bill package that would make it more affordable for students to attend college and graduate with less debt. The…
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Dinniman Recognized by University of Valley Forge

WEST CHESTER (February 2) – State Senator Andy Dinniman on Thursday was recognized for his leadership in Harrisburg and Chester County by officials at the University of Valley Forge with the Community Leadership Award. Officials at the university (formerly Valley…
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Dinniman: Artesian Trying to Steamroll New Garden Residents, PUC Process

WEST CHESTER (January 23) – State Senator Andy Dinniman said today that it appears that Artesian Water and its attorneys are trying to subvert local residents’ rights to protest its application to expand service to an additional portion of New…
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Dinniman Launches Mobile App

WEST CHESTER (January 20) –State Senator Andy Dinniman has launched a free mobile app for smart phones and mobile devices and in so doing is the first state senator to use this technology to stay in touch with constituents. "As…
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Dinniman to Introduce Bill to Stop Standardized Tests as Graduation Requirements – January 16, 2015

WEST CHESTER (January 16) – State Senator Andy Dinniman said the lack of resources in Pennsylvania’s financially distressed public schools is so stark that the use of the Keystone Exams as graduate requirements must be stopped before they exacerbate an…
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Dinniman to Hold Telephone Town Hall on Wednesday, January 28

WEST CHESTER (January 16) – State Senator Andy Dinniman announced that he will hold a live telephone town hall meeting for constituents on Wednesday, January 28 at 7 p.m. At the time of the meeting, constituents will receive a phone call…
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Dinniman Recognizes Charlie Vogel

WEST CHESTER (January 13) – Senator Andy Dinniman recently recognized Charlie Vogel of East Goshen on his 99th birthday and for his continued service to the community through a number of civic organizations. “I have known Charlie for years and…
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Dinniman: New Prescription Assistance Program Guides Now Available

WEST CHESTER (December 29) – State Senator Andy Dinniman unveiled a new, up-to-date guide to help under- and uninsured residents access the many prescription assistance programs offered by pharmaceutical companies.. “Prescription drugs can be expensive and not everyone receives assistance…
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Dinniman Granted Official Status in Upcoming New Garden Water Case

WEST CHESTER (December 23) – State Senator Andy Dinniman announced today that, like many New Garden-area residents, he has signed up as an official party of record in Artesian Water’s application to expand service to an additional portion of New…
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Dinniman Announces More than $ 100,000 for Traffic Signal Upgrades

WEST CHESTER (December 22) – State Senator Andy Dinniman recently announced that three municipalities in Chester County will receive $ 100,328 in total state funding for traffic signal upgrades. The grants, which come through the first round of PennDOT’s new…
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Dinniman: Dog Licenses for 2015 Now Available

WEST CHESTER (December 17) – State Senator Andy Dinniman reminded dog owners that Dogs Licenses for 2015 are now available for purchase and that state law requires all dogs three months and older to be licensed by January 1 of…
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Career Training and Education Center Coming to Coatesville – December 11, 2014

WEST CHESTER (December 11) – State Senator Andy Dinniman announced today that he is working with the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) to build a career training and education center as part of the redevelopment of the new Coatesville Train…
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Deadline for Property Tax and Rent Rebate Applications is Dec. 31

WEST CHESTER (December 5) – State Senator Andy Dinniman reminded senior citizens and residents with disabilities that December 31 is the deadline to apply for Pennsylvania’s Property Tax and Rent Rebate (PTRR) Program. “Every year thousands of Pennsylvanians who qualify…
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Dinniman: “Give Back to Neighbors in Need This Season”

WEST CHESTER (December 3) – State Senator Andy Dinniman reminded residents to remember those in need this holiday season by donating canned goods or coats at his West Chester District Office. “We continue to collect canned goods and nonperishable food…
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PUC Grants Dinniman’s Request to Extend Public Comment Deadline on Artesian Water’s Plan to Expand Service in New Garden

WEST CHESTER (November 25) – State Senator Andy Dinniman announced today that the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) has agreed to his request to extend the deadline to December 22 for residents to submit public comment on Artesian Water’s application…
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Dinniman: Dec. 1 Deadline to Submit Public Comment on Artesian Water’s Plan to Expand Service in New Garden

WEST CHESTER (November 21) – State Senator Andy Dinniman reminded residents of New Garden Township and the surrounding area that they have until Monday, December 1 to submit public comment to the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) on Artesian Water’s…
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Dinniman Announces $ 50,000 in School Safety Grant Funding

WEST CHESTER (November 18) – State Senator Andy Dinniman has announced that the Oxford Area and Kennett Consolidated school districts were awarded grants in this the second year of Pennsylvania’s School Resource Officer/School Police Officer Competitive Grant program. Senator Dinniman…
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Dinniman Announces $ 1.1 million for Multi-Use Trail in Tredyffrin

WEST CHESTER (November 14 ) - State Senator Andy Dinniman today announced that Tredyffrin will receive $ 1.1 million in federal funds for construction of a multi-use trail along the south side of East Central Avenue. Township officials applied for…
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Dinniman Recognizes Hope Veterinary Specialists – November 10, 2014

WEST CHESTER (November 10) – State Senator Andy Dinniman recently recognized the veterinarians and staff members of Hope Veterinary Specialists in Malvern on the organization’s 10th Anniversary. “Our pet dogs, cats and other animals are not just companions, they are…
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Dinniman: Delay in Releasing State Test Results Hurts Students, Smells of Politics

WEST CHESTER (November 6) – State Senator Andy Dinniman today said the Corbett administration’s withholding of statewide standardized test results until the day after the election was another example of it putting politics before education and hurting students in the…
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Dinniman to Host Telephone Town Hall on November 12

WEST CHESTER (November 5) – State Senator Andy Dinniman announced that he will hold a live telephone town hall meeting for constituents on Wednesday, November 12 at 7 p.m. Sign up for Senator Dinniman's November 12 Telephone…
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League of Women Voters Seeks Bipartisan County Election Board

WEST CHESTER (October 30) – Last week the nonpartisan League of Women Voters formally asked Chester County Court of Common Pleas President Judge James P. MacElree II to appoint minority-party representation to the all-Republican county board of elections that he…
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Dinniman: Diwali Food Drive Collects More than 27,000 Pounds of Food

WEST CHESTER (October 29) – State Senator Andy Dinniman announced that the third annual Diwali food drive organized by residents of four Chester County Communities collected 27,039 pounds of food for the Chester County Food Bank over the weekend. Food…
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Dinniman Announces More than $ 2.6 Million in State Funding for Three Chester County Multimodal Transportation Projects

WEST CHESTER (October 29) – State Senator Andy Dinniman recently announced that three multimodal transportation projects in Chester County will receive $ 2,639,431 in total state grant funding. The grants are part of $84 million in Multimodal Transportation Fund Investments…
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Dinniman Announces More than $ 420,000 for Traffic Control and Safety Grants

WEST CHESTER (October 24) – State Senator Andy Dinniman recently announced that four municipalities in Chester County will receive $ 421,083 in total funding for traffic control system upgrades. The grants are part of $6.6 million in statewide funding for…
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Dinniman to Participate in Diwali Food Drive Saturday

WEST CHESTER (October 24) – State Senator Andy Dinniman will participate in the  third annual Diwali food drive organized by residents of the Byers Station community in Downingtown on Saturday. “The Chester County region is home to a large and…
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Dinniman: 2014 Brandywine Valley Water Garden Tour a Resounding Success

WEST CHESTER (October 22) – State Senator Andy Dinniman recently joined volunteers from the Brandywine Valley Water Garden Tour in presenting a check for $ 15,500 to the Chester County Food Bank. “It is great to see the Brandywine Valley…
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Dinniman Praised for Votes on Clean Water, Protection of Natural Resources

WEST CHESTER (October 20) – State Senator Andy Dinniman attained a perfect environmental voting record in the recently completed legislation session, according to the Environmental Scorecard recently released by the Conservation Voters of Pennsylvania, Clean Water Action and the Sierra…
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Oxford Historic District Certified by State Commission

WEST CHESTER (October 14) – State Senator Andy Dinniman announced today that the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC) officially certified the historical significance of the Oxford Borough Historic District. “This is another great step in preserving the historic places…
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Dinniman, Rafferty Propose Impact Fee for Pipeline Projects

WEST CHESTER (October 10) – State Senators Andy Dinniman and John C. Rafferty, Jr. have introduced legislation to help communities, including Chester and Montgomery counties, protect property values and natural resources in the face of  the ever-growing number of pipelines…
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Dinniman Announces $ 75,000 for Early Childhood Education Programs in Oxford

WEST CHESTER (October 7) – State Senator Andy Dinniman announced today that the Chester County Intermediate Unit was awarded $ 75,000 in funding to expand educational programs at Jordan Bank Elementary School in the Oxford Area School District. The funds…
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Dinniman Bill Would Close Loophole in State Law

WEST CHESTER (October 6) – Due to a loophole in state law, one political party can hold every seat on the county board that oversees local elections. Such is currently the case in Chester County, where the three members of…
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Dinniman Announces More than $ 64,000 for the Kennett Area Senior Center

WEST CHESTER (October 6) – State Senator Andy Dinniman today announced that the Kennett Area Senior Center will receive $ 64,013 in state grant funding. The funds will be used to establish a senior volunteerism campaign targeting a slightly younger…
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Dinniman to Honor the 97th Civil War Regiment

WEST CHESTER (October 3) – State Senator Andy Dinniman will hold a special event to honor the soldiers of the 97th Civil War Infantry on Sunday, October 5 from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Marshall Square Park in West Chester. …
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Legislators, Chester County District Attorney to Outline Provisions of PA’s New Strengthened Arson Law at August 6 News Conference

WEST CHESTER (August 1) – Pennsylvania’s new, strengthened arson law will be the focus of a news conference to be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, August 6, at the Thorndale Fire Company, located at 3611 East Lincoln Highway, Thorndale…
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Dinniman Applauds PUC Judges’ Decision for Residents, Against Sunoco

WEST CHESTER (July 30) – State Senator Andy Dinniman applauded the initial decision handed down by the PUC on Wednesday for West Goshen and its residents and against Sunoco Pipeline, L.P.. The company wants to add pump and valve stations…
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Pennsylvania Transfers 16 Acres to East Vincent for Park Use

WEST CHESTER (July 24) – State Sen. Andy Dinniman, state Sen. John Rafferty Jr. and state Rep. Tim Hennessey today announced that Pennsylvania has completed the transfer of 16 acres to East Vincent Township for use as a park. The…
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Dinniman, Crime Victims Center Hold Session on New Child Abuse Laws

WEST CHESTER (July 17) – State Senator Andy Dinniman and the Chester County Crime Victims Center joined on Thursday to host a informational seminar on Pennsylvania’s new, stronger laws protecting children from physical and sexual abuse. The laws include an…
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Dinniman Announces More than $ 3.3 Million for Chester County Airports

WEST CHESTER (July 16) – State Senator Andy Dinniman today announced that three airports in Chester County will receive more than $ 3.3 million in state and federal funding to improve safety and operations. The funding, which comes through PennDOT’s…
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Dinniman Announces 11th Annual Brandywine Valley Water Garden Tour

WEST CHESTER (July 15) – State Senator Andy Dinniman recently joined volunteers from the Brandywine Valley Water Garden Tour to announce that this year’s tour will take place on Saturday, July 26 and Sunday, July 27. …
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Dinniman: Budget of Wishful Thinking and Lost Chances

WEST CHESTER (July 1) – State Senator Andy Dinniman on Tuesday called the budget passed by lawmakers “a true disappointment.” “We had an opportunity to provide badly needed funds in education, to ease the pain of working individuals in poor health,…
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Dinniman: Pa. Will Soon Have New Anti-Human Trafficking Law

WEST CHESTER (July 1) – State Senator Andy Dinniman applauded passage of the anti-human trafficking bill that he and fellow lawmakers unanimously approved and sent to the governor’s desk on Monday.
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Dinniman: Committee Vote Good for Students, School Districts

WEST CHESTER (June 27) – State Senator Andy Dinniman announced that the Senate Education Committee voted 8-2 today to return control of high school graduation requirements to local school districts. “This is a victory for so many students, parents, teachers…
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Dinniman Recognizes George Fasic, Chester County 2020

WEST CHESTER (June 25) – State Senator Andy Dinniman recently recognized George Fasic on being honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award from Chester County 2020. “It is my honor to recognize George Fasic for his service to Chester County and…
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Route 202/Route 422 Interchange Resurfacing Begins This Week

WEST CHESTER (June 24) – State Senator Andy Dinniman announced that construction began this week on a $ 4.4 million project to repair and resurface the U.S. Route 202 and U.S. Route 422 interchange in Tredyffrin and Upper Merion townships.…
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Dinniman: Lyme Disease Bill Approved by the Legislature

WEST CHESTER (June 20) – State Senator Andy Dinniman announced today that Senate Bill 177, the Lyme and Related Tick-Borne Disease Surveillance, Education and Prevention and Treatment Act, has been approved by the Pennsylvania General Assembly and now awaits Gov.…
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Deadline Extended for Property Tax and Rent Rebate Program

WEST CHESTER (June 16) – State Senator Andy Dinniman has announced that the deadline to apply for the Property Tax or Rent Rebate Program for older adults and residents with disabilities has been extended from June 30 to Dec. 31.…
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Senator Dinniman’s Stolen Valor Legislation Signed into Law

WEST CHESTER (June 19) –Legislation by state Senator Andy Dinniman to protect the integrity of the Medal of Honor and other military decorations has been approved by Gov. Tom Corbett. On Wednesday, Corbett signed into law Act 59, which will…
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Dinniman Marks Hunger Awareness Month

COATESVILLE (June 10) – State Senator Andy Dinniman recently joined volunteers and officials from the Chester County Food Bank to recognize National Hunger Awareness Month at the Coatesville Community Gardens located next to Trinity Episcopal Church on East Lincoln Highway…
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Governor Signs Dinniman’s AED’s-in-Schools Bill

HARRISBURG (June 9) – Participants running in Saturday’s fourth annual 5K for Aidan J. at Kerr Park will have something very special to celebrate. Governor Tom Corbett today met with state Senator Andy Dinniman and the Silva family of East…
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Dinniman to Hold Telephone Town Hall Meeting on June 9

WEST CHESTER (June 2) – State Senator Andy Dinniman announced today that he will hold a live telephone town hall meeting for constituents on Monday, June 9 at 7 p.m. At the time of the meeting, constituents will receive a…
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Dinniman Announces Details of Major Transportation Projects Beginning this Summer

WEST CHESTER (June 2) – State Senator Andy Dinniman today announced more details on several major Chester County transportation projects that are slated to break ground this spring and summer. “In the coming weeks some of the Commonwealth’s most important transportation…
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Dinniman Announces More than $ 69,000 for the West Chester Area Senior Center

WEST CHESTER (May 28) – State Senator Andy Dinniman today announced that the West Chester Area Senior Center will receive $ 69,658 in state grant funding. The funding, which comes through the Pennsylvania Department of Aging’s Senior Community Center Grant…
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Dinniman/Rafferty Bill to Help Emergency Responders Save Overdose Victims

WEST CHESTER (May 27) -  State Senators Andy Dinniman and John Rafferty Jr. want to give emergency responders and others who may be in contact with opioid overdose victims the ability to administer Naloxone, which reverses the effects of such…
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Dinniman Commemorates the Late Mike Predmore of West Grove Fire Company

WEST GROVE (May 21) – State Senator Andy Dinniman recently visited West Grove Fire Company to honor the life and legacy of William “Mike” Predmore, a volunteer firefighter and community leader who passed away on March 6. Senator Dinniman (left) recognizes William and Jane Finnen for their decades of service to Penn Township. WEST CHESTER (February 18) – State Senator Andy Dinniman congratulated Penn’s William Finnen last week for a lifetime of service…
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Dinniman Wants to Give WCU, other State Schools, Freedom to Succeed

WEST CHESTER (February 20) – State Senator Andy Dinniman encouraged the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) to give universities the freedom to work more independently to meet financial challenges and enrollment needs at a hearing before the Senate…
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Dinniman to Referee ‘Food Fight’

WEST CHESTER (February 17) – State Senator Andy Dinniman will serve as referee of the first ever “food fight” between the Thorndale-Downingtown Rotary Club and the Coatesville Rotary Club. Pictured (from left to right): Jack Hines…
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Dinniman to Hold Coatesville Community Forum on February 27

COATESVILLE (February 14) – State Senator Andy Dinnniman announced that he has partnered with the City of Coatesville and community leaders to hold a public forum to address local needs and concerns on Thursday, February 27 at 7:15 p.m. at…
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Dinniman Announces More than $16,000 in Energy-Efficiency Grants for Small Businesses

WEST CHESTER (February 14) – State Senator Andy Dinniman today announced that two Chester County companies have been awarded $16,647 in total state funding to invest in energy-efficiency projects. The grants, which come through the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection’s…
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State Reports Progress of Distance-Learning Pilot Program

WEST CHESTER (February 11) – A pilot program to provide PHEAA grants to students taking most or all of their classes over the Internet has assisted more than 4,000 Pennsylvanians this school year. Launched in September as a way to…
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Dinniman Responds to Governor’s Budget Address

WEST CHESTER (February 4) – State Senator Andy Dinniman said Gov. Corbett’s budget remarks were welcome but late in coming, particularly regarding education funding. Watch the Senator Dinniman's response here. “It is fortunate that Governor Corbett has finally come around…
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Dinniman Warns Seniors of Misleading Property Tax and Rent Rebate Solicitation

WEST CHESTER (January 31) – State Senator Andy Dinniman is reminding residents and senior citizens to be on the lookout for companies that charge a fee for processing the state’s Property Tax and Rent Rebate (PTTR) applications. “Pennsylvanians do not…
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Dinniman Announces More than $1.2 Million in Traffic Control and Safety Grants

WEST CHESTER (January 29) – State Senator Andy Dinniman recently announced that four municipalities in Chester County will receive $1,246,818 in total funding for traffic control system upgrades. The grants are part of $8.8 million in statewide funding for projects…
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Dinniman Announces State’s Motor License Funds for County Municipalities

WEST CHESTER (January 28) – Pennsylvania will pay nearly $1 million more to Chester County municipalities in 2014 through its Motor License Fund, which helps townships, borough and cities maintain local roads. While that averages out to $158,000 for each…
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Dinniman Announces $179,000 in School Safety Grants

WEST CHESTER (January 27) – State Senator Andy Dinniman has announced that four Chester County school districts are among the 81 recipients of $3.9 million in state funding to assist in the placement of school resource and school police officers.…
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Dinniman Announces Nearly $1 Million in Growing Greener Grants

WEST CHESTER (January 23) – State Senator Andy Dinniman announced today that six watershed protection projects in Chester County will receive $980,828 in total state funding through the Growing Greener Program. “Protecting our streams and pristine waterways is fundamental to…
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Four Area Art Programs Receive Partners Grants

WEST CHESTER (January 17) – State Senator Andy Dinniman announced that four area organizations have received Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts grants. The Steel City Blues Society, the Harmony for Peace Foundation, the Oxford Area Senior Center’s artist-in-residence program and…
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Dinniman Calls for Passage of Human Trafficking Bill

WEST CHESTER (January 16) – State Senator Andy Dinniman was recently joined by residents, activists and members of the faith community in calling for the passage of Senate Bill 75, legislation that would help end human trafficking in Pennsylvania. “As…
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Dinniman to Hold Human Trafficking Event, Panel Discussion

WEST CHESTER (January 13) – State Senator Andy Dinniman announced that he will hold a special event to push for the passage of human trafficking legislation on Thursday, January 16 at 7 p.m. at the United Methodist Church of West…
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Dinniman Recognizes Senoras Mexican on 20th Anniversary

WEST CHESTER (January 10) – State Senator Andy Dinniman recently recognized Senoras Authentic Mexican Cuisine on the restaurant’s 20th Anniversary. Senator Dinniman congratulates the Lytle family on the 20th Anniversary of Senoras Authentic Mexican Cuisine. Pictured…
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Dinniman, Pileggi Join in Effort to Protect the Integrity of the Medal of Honor

WEST CHESTER (January 6) – State Senator Andy Dinniman and state Senator Dominic Pileggi recently called for the passage of legislation to protect the integrity of the Medal of Honor at a special press conference at the Butler-O'Connor-McCormick Veterans of…
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Dinniman Announces $5.25 Million in Economic Growth Initiative Funding

WEST CHESTER (December 23) – State Senator Andy Dinniman on Monday announced that four Chester County projects had received Pennsylvania Economic Growth Initiative funds, which are selected based on their potential to create jobs and positively impact the local economy.…
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Dinniman, Pileggi Join in Effort to Protect the Integrity of the Medal of Honor

WEST CHESTER (December 27) – State Senator Andy Dinniman and state Senator Dominic Pileggi will hold a special event to call for the passage of legislation to protect the integrity of the Medal of Honor on Thursday, January 2 at…
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Dinniman: Chester County Firms Win Record Number of State KIZ Tax Credits

WEST CHESTER (December 23) – State Senator Andy Dinniman announced today that a record 19 firms in Chester County have been awarded $1.45 million in total state Keystone Innovation Zone tax credits, given to companies with great growth and job-creation potential. Pennsylvania’s…
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Paoli and Tredyffrin Business Leaders Recognize Dinniman

WEST CHESTER (December 20) – State Senator Andy Dinniman was recently recognized by business leaders and township officials from Paoli and Tredyffrin for his legislative leadership in securing $14.5 million in state funding for the Paoli Transportation Center. Dinniman and…
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Dinniman Visits Schuylkill Valley Model Railroad Club

Senator Dinniman (left) presents Schuylkill Valley Model Railroad Club Founder Jerry Powell (center) and President Rob Super (right) with a special Senate citation in honor of the club’s 45th Anniversary during a visit to the club’s…
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Dinniman: Dog Licenses for 2014 Now Available

WEST CHESTER (December 13) – State Senator Andy Dinniman reminded dog owners that Dogs Licenses for 2014 are now available for purchase and that  state law requires all dogs three months and older  to be licensed by January 1 of…
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Dinniman: Environmental Education

Grant Deadline is January 6

WEST CHESTER (December 13) – State Senator Andy Dinniman encouraged schools, colleges and universities, county conservation districts, nonprofit organizations, municipalities and businesses to apply for funding through the state’s Environmental Education Grant program. “These grants fund hands-on environmental education programs…
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Dinniman: Senate Passes Anti-Trafficking Legislation

HARRISBURG (December 10) – State Senator Andy Dinniman announced that the Pennsylvania Senate today unanimously passed Senate Bill 75, a key piece of legislation in the fight against human trafficking. The vote came just hours after Dinniman joined dozens of…
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Dinniman: Deadline for Property Tax and Rent Rebate is Dec. 31

WEST CHESTER (December 6) – State Senator Andy Dinniman reminded senior citizens and residents with disabilities that December 31, 2013, is the deadline to apply for Pennsylvania’s Property Tax and Rent Rebate (PTRR) Program. “Every year thousands of Pennsylvanians who…
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Dinniman Announces $2.2 Million in Conservation Funding

WEST CHESTER (December 5) – State Senator Andy Dinniman today announced that five conservation and recreation projects in Chester County will receive $2.2 million in total grant funding through the Community Conservation Partnerships Program. “It is important that we continue…
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Dinniman Announces More than $196 Million in Funding for Transportation Projects in Southern Chester County

WEST CHESTER (December 4) – State Senator Andrew Dinniman announced that $196.1 million in total funding has been secured for 12 different transportation projects throughout southern Chester County. “These transportation improvement projects are not only a matter of public safety,…
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Dinniman Announces More than $196 Million in Funding for Transportation Projects in Southern Chester County

WEST CHESTER (December 4) – State Senator Andrew Dinniman announced that $196.1 million in total funding has been secured for 12 different transportation projects throughout southern Chester County. “These transportation improvement projects are not only a matter of public safety,…
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Dinniman Announces More Than $157,000 in Recycling Grants

WEST CHESTER (December 3) – State Senator Andy Dinniman announced today that three Chester County municipalities will receive a total of $62,387 in Recycling Performance and Coordinator Grants. The grants, which are based on the amount recycled and the municipality’s…
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Dinniman Announces $14.5 Million for Paoli Transportation Center Project

WEST CHESTER (November 25) – State Senator Andrew Dinniman today announced that $14.5 million in funding has been awarded toward the Paoli Transportation Project. “This announcement represents my determination to take one of the most significant steps forward in the 30-year…
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Dinniman: “Give Back to Neighbors in Need This Season”

Senator Dinniman marches in the 2012 West Chester Old-Fashioned Christmas Parade. WEST CHESTER (November 25) – State Senator Andy Dinniman reminded residents to remember those in need this holiday season by donating canned goods or coats…
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Sens. Stack, Dinniman to Discuss Common Core Standards, Next Steps in Philly

PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 22, 2013 — Sen. Mike Stack and Sen. Andy Dinniman will hold an informal roundtable discussion with educators, administrators and parents on Monday, Nov. 25, on Independence Mall about the state’s controversial, new Common Core standards. The Independent…
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West Pikeland, French and Pickering Creeks Trust to Receive More than $300,000 in State Funding for Parks Projects

WEST CHESTER (November 22) – State Senator Andy Dinniman announced today that the Commonwealth Finance Authority approved $303,000 in total grant funding for two parks projects in Chester County. The projects, financed under the Marcellus Legacy Fund, are as follows: West Pikeland…
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Alpha Kappa Alpha Honors Dinniman for Work to End Human Trafficking

WEST CHESTER (November 21) – State Senator Andy Dinniman was recently recognized by the Iota Tau Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. for his efforts to end human trafficking in Pennsylvania. “I am honored and humbled by this…
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Senate Passes Transportation Plan for Pennsylvania, Chester County

WEST CHESTER (November 21) – State Senator Andy Dinniman and fellow lawmakers  approved a  comprehensive transportation plan to fund long-delayed, critical repairs to local roads and bridges, to address road issues that cause traffic congestion, and improve public transit. Dinniman said…
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Senate Passes Dinniman’s AEDs-in-Schools Bill

WEST CHESTER (November 20) – The Pennsylvania Senate on Wednesday unanimously approved Aidan’s Law, the bill introduced by state Sen. Dinniman to help ensure all Pennsylvania schools have Automated External Defibrillators (AED’s) on hand in case of sudden cardiac arrest.…
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Dinniman Meets with Chinese Delegation

WEST CHESTER (November 7) – State Senator Andy Dinniman recently met with Chinese delegates as part of the first Sino-American Regional Business Delegation and Cultural Exchange Summit organized by a Chester County-based company and the Main Line Chinese Cultural Center.…
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Dinniman, Overwhelming Majority of Area School Superintendents Call for a No Vote on Keystone Graduation Exams

WEST CHESTER (November 13) – State Senator Andy Dinniman and nearly every school superintendent in southeastern Pennsylvania oppose the proposed Keystone Graduation Exams and have asked Pennsylvania’s IRRC (Independent Regulatory Review Commission) to vote against the exams on Nov. 21.…
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Commonwealth Says Yes to Dinniman’s Request to Halt Land Sale Between Chester County SPCA, Developers

WEST CHESTER (November 6) – State Senator Andy Dinniman said state officials will not allow the Chester County SPCA to sell its 20 acres in West Bradford to a developer – putting a halt to an agreement reached by former…
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Dinniman Honored by East Pikeland Township

WEST CHESTER (November 7) – State Senator Andy Dinniman was honored by East Pikeland Township officials on Tuesday for his service to local residents and his leadership in securing state support for cultural, recreational and economic development projects. Pictured (from left to right) Top…
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Chester County Residents Go to Harrisburg with Four-Legged Friends To Support Stronger Animal-Welfare Laws

WEST CHESTER (October 23) – A group of Chester County residents and their dogs made the trip to Harrisburg Tuesday to ask – and sometimes howl – for stronger animal-welfare laws. Individuals such as Keith Pension of Willistown gathered on…
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Dinniman Partners with Good Works to Repair Coatesville Home

WEST CHESTER (October 21) – State Senator Andy Dinniman and his staff recently worked with Good Works of Chester County to repair and improve the home of a low-income family in the City of Coatesville. “For 25 years, the volunteers…
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Dinniman: Military Stocking Drive in Progress

WEST CHESTER (October 9) – State Senator Andy Dinniman recently announced that this year’s Operation Military Stocking Drive is under way at his West Chester District Office with an approaching deadline of Thursday, October 24. The program is a partnership…
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Dinniman Leads Call for AEDs in Schools

HARRISBURG (October 4) – State Senator Andy Dinniman led the call to put an automated external defibrillator (AED) in every public school in Pennsylvania at a recent press conference in the Main Capitol Building Rotunda. “This is not a multi-billion…
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Dinniman, McErlane Announce Chesco SPCA’s New Board Members

WEST CHESTER (October 4) – State Senator Andy Dinniman and local attorney Jim McErlane have selected 16 individuals to serve on the board of the Chester County SPCA and to provide a new start for the 85-year-old organization. From a…
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Senators Dinniman, Alloway to Host Dog Rally, Press Conference October 22

HARRISBURG  (October 1) –In recognition of Adopt a Shelter Pet Week in Pennsylvania, Senators Andy Dinniman and Rich Alloway II will hold a press conference on Tuesday, October 22 to announce a package of bills to protect pets. The senators…
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Dinniman Announces Arts Grants

WEST CHESTER (September 30) – State Senator Andy Dinniman announced today that nine arts organizations and programs in Chester county will receive $71,555 in total state funding. “Our arts and cultural organizations are important to the education of our children,…
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Dinniman to Hold Press Conference on the Need for AEDs in Schools

HARRISBURG (September 25) – State Senator Andy Dinniman will hold a press conference on Tuesday, October 1, at 11:30 a.m. in the Main Capitol Building Rotunda to urge passage of  Senate Bill 606, his bill to  help ensure that every…
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Dinniman Urges Men to be Screened for Prostate Cancer

WEST CHESTER (September 25) – State Senator Andy Dinniman recently joined the Pennsylvania Prostate Cancer Coalition to kick off its “Don’t Fear the Finger” campaign to raise awareness about prostate cancer and educate men to recognize the indicators and risks…
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Dinniman Recognizes Hunger Awareness Month

WEST CHESTER (September 24) – State Senator Andy Dinniman recently visited Frazer Mennonite Church to recognize church members for their raised-bed garden program during Hunger Awareness Month. “While Congress votes to cut food stamps and other important social programs, here…
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Dinniman Reminds Fire, Ambulance Companies to Apply for State Grants

WEST CHESTER (September 18) – State Senator Andy Dinniman reminded fire companies and volunteer ambulance services to apply for the 2013-14 Pennsylvania Fire Company, Volunteer Ambulance Services Grant Program. Applications for the grants, which may be used for construction or…
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Dinniman Brokers Agreement to Revamp SPCA of Chester County

WEST CHESTER (September 17) – State Senator Andy Dinniman has brokered an agreement with the SPCA of Chester County that will install new members on the organization’s board who in turn will work to reshape and strengthen the organization. Last…
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Dinniman: Deadline Extended for Small Business Energy Efficiency Grants

WEST CHESTER (September 12) – State Senator Andy Dinniman today announced that the deadline has been extended for small businesses to apply for state grants for pollution prevention and energy efficiency programs. Small business owners now have until Tuesday, October…
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Dinniman Recognizes 250th Anniversary of Star Gazers’ Stone

NEWLIN (September 6) – State Senator Andy Dinniman recently recognized the upcoming 250th Anniversary of Star Gazers’ Stone, the point used to mark the establishment of the Mason-Dixon Line and the border between Pennsylvania and Maryland. “When you visit Star…
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Saving the Barclay – a West Chester Tradition

WEST CHESTER (September 5) - The following statement was issued by state Senator Andy Dinniman regarding the potential development of the Barclay estate grounds. "Saving the Barclay Grounds is worth every bit of energy and determination we can muster. The…
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Dinniman Announces More than $115,000 in Alcohol Education Grants

WEST CHESTER (August 30) – State Senator Andy Dinniman recently announced that the Borough of West Chester and two Chester County organizations will receive a total of  $115,811 in grant funding for alcohol education and substance abuse prevention programs. “Underage…
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Dinniman Recognized by YMCA for Efforts to Promote Summer Reading

WEST CHESTER (August 30) – State Senator Andy Dinniman was recently recognized by the Oscar Lasko Youth Program Center of the YMCA of the Brandywine Valley for his efforts to promote summer reading among children. During a visit to the…
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Dinniman Announces More than $28,000 in Recycling Grants

WEST CHESTER (August 30) – State Senator Andy Dinniman announced today that two municipalities in Chester County will receive a total of $28,378 in Pennsylvania Recycling Performance Grants. “These grants are given to communities who have proven their dedication to…
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Veterans Organization Donates $10,000 to the Friends of the Medal of Honor Grove

WEST CHESTER (August 28) – Members of the Military Order of the Purple Heart, Chapter 1777, recently presented a check for $10,000 to the Friends of the Medal of Honor Grove organization outside Senator Dinniman’s West Chester District Office. Buddy…
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Senate Education Committee to Hold Public Hearing on Keystone Exams

WEST CHESTER (August 22) - State Senator Andy Dinniman announced today that the Senate Education Committee will hold a public hearing on Monday, August 26 at 9:30 a.m. on the campus of Valley Forge Middle School. The hearing will focus…
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Dinniman Recognizes “Help Patrick Feed the Babies”

WEST CHESTER (August 21) – State Senator Andy Dinniman recently recognized Patrick Donovan, a local deaf and autistic man, who has helped hundreds of families throughout the region by collecting baby formula and infant products for those in need. Through…
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Dinniman Recognizes Local Man for Saving Drowning Girl

WEST CHESTER (August 19) – State Senator Andy Dinniman recently recognized Eric Snook on saving the life of 7-year-old Kiki George, who nearly drowned while swimming at Whitford Country Club. On June 28, George was swimming at the country club…
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Dinniman Visits Wharton Esherick Museum

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Dinniman Honors Summer Reading Program’s Record Turnout

WEST CHESTER (August 6) – On Monday State Senator Andy Dinniman congratulated some of the record number of participants in this summer’s Dig into Reading Summer Reading Program.
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Dinniman Announces Pre-K Counts Grants

WEST CHESTER (August 6) – State Senator Andy Dinniman has announced that five pre-kindergarten programs in Chester County will together receive more than $800,000 in state funding to continue preparing 3- and 4-year-olds for school. Pennsylvania’s Pre-K Counts program provides…
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Dinniman to Honor Summer Reading Program’s Record Turnout

WEST CHESTER (August 2) – On Monday State Senator Andy Dinniman will congratulate some of the record number of participants in this summer’s Dig into Reading Summer Reading Program.
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Dinniman Says Homeowners Can See Gaming Rebate in School Tax Bills

WEST CHESTER (June 29) –The school property tax bills that homeowners and farmowners receive in July or August should again note property-tax rebates or “exclusions” of several hundred dollars, according to state Sen. Andy Dinniman. For the sixth year since…
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Public Information Session and Hearing on Water and Wastewater Rate Changes Set for August 8th in East Fallowfield

WEST CHESTER (June 23) – State Senator Andy Dinniman announced today that a public hearing will be held regarding Pennsylvania American Water Company’s request to change water and wastewater rates for greater Coatesville area customers on Thursday, August 8 at…
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Dinniman Urges Small Businesses to Apply for Energy Efficient Grants

WEST CHESTER (July 16) – State Senator Andy Dinniman today said that small-business owners now have the opportunity to apply for state grants for pollution prevention and energy efficiency programs. Businesses can apply for 50 percent matching grants of up…
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Dinniman Announces More than $69,000 in Recycling Grants

WEST CHESTER (July 10) – State Senator Andy Dinniman announced today that two municipalities in Chester County will receive a total of $69,081 in Pennsylvania Recycling Performance Grants. “These grants are awarded to communities who have proven their dedication to…
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Chester County Historical Society Receives Patriotic Gift from Indian Artist

WEST CHESTER (July 8) – A four-foot by six-foot metal reproduction of the U.S. Constitution and the Declaration of Independence will soon be on permanent display at the Chester County Historical Society thanks to work of state Senator Andy Dinniman…
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Delay of Pipeline Project Offers Chance to Re-examine Method to be Used

WEST CHESTER (June 28) – State Senator Andy Dinniman said a company’s recent announcement to delay construction of a new gas pipeline across the east branch of the Brandywine Creek offers the opportunity to re-examine the crossing method it wants…
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Dinniman Announces 10th Annual Brandywine Valley Water Garden Tour

BERWYN (June 27) – State Senator Andy Dinniman recently joined volunteers from the Brandywine Valley Water Garden Tour to announce that this year’s tour will take place on Saturday, July 27 and Sunday, July 28. “Last year, the Brandywine Valley…
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Dinniman Marks Flag Day with Display, Celebration

WEST CHESTER (June 21) – State Senator Andy Dinnimam recently marked Flag Day with a display of American flags from throughout history outside his West Chester District Office. “This year marked the 236th anniversary of the adoption of the Flag…
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Dinniman to Introduce Bill Strengthening Megan’s Law

WEST CHESTER (June 20) – State Senator Andy Dinniman wants Pennsylvania to join the 30 other states with regulations on where convicted sexual offenders can live. Dinniman has introduced legislation that would place a residency restrictions on those convicted of…
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Dinniman to Mark Flag Day with Display, Celebration

WEST CHESTER (June 12) - State Senator Andy Dinnimam will mark Flag Day, Friday, June 14, with a display of American flags from throughout history outside his West Chester District Office on the corner of Church and Market streets. “This…
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Committee Approves Dinniman Bill to Put More AED’s in Schools

HARRISBURG (June 12) – The Senate Education Committee unanimously approved Senate Bill 606, state Sen. Andy Dinniman’s bill to put automated external defibrillators (AED’s) in public and private schools. Under Dinniman’s bill, also known as “Aidan’s Law,” the Commonwealth would…
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Dinniman: Local Companies Pitch in to Feed the Hungry

MALVERN (June 11) – Employees at companies throughout the region are growing and making major deposits in the bank – the Chester County Food Bank that is. Pictured (from left to right) Erin Dreyfuss and Mallory…
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Dinniman Announces More than $19,000 in Library Grants

WEST CHESTER (June 11) –  State Senator Andy Dinnimam recently announced that four Chester County libraries will receive more than $19,000 in total grant funding to enhance local services and improve access to materials. The grants, which are administered by…
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Dinniman Recognizes St. Agnes School’s 140th Anniversary

WEST CHESTER (June 11) – As the school year comes to a close, so too is the 140th Anniversary Celebration of St. Agnes School. State Senator Andy Dinniman recently took the opportunity to recognize the milestone anniversary during a visit…
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Transportation Bill Good News for County’s Roads, Bridges, Mass Transit

WEST CHESTER (June 7) – The Pennsylvania Senate recently passed legislation that will allow even more improvements to Chester County’s roads, bridges, and public transit. State Senator Andy Dinniman and an overwhelming bipartisan majority of fellow senators on Wednesday approved Senate Bill…
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Committee Announces First “West Chester Walk of Fame” Recipients

WEST CHESTER (May 28) – The Citizen Recognition Project announced the first West Chester Walk of Fame recipients on Tuesday after state Senator Andy Dinniman, Mayor Carolyn Comitta and fellow project officials thanked some of the students who helped research…
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Dinniman Honored by Disability Community

WEST CHESTER (May 22) –State Senator Andy Dinniman was recently honored by two organizations for his work on behalf of those with disabilities. Senator Dinniman (center) receives a plaque recognizing his service to and advocacy for…
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Dinniman: Common Core Costs Local School Districts

WEST CHESTER (May 14) – State Senator Andy Dinniman today said the West Chester Area School District and the Downingtown Area School District are spending a combined more than $1 million in funding to implement Common Core standards. “We’ve already…
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$300 Million Education Common Core Mandate Threatens Graduation

HARRISBURG (May 13) – A new unfunded education mandate now being quietly pursued by the Corbett administration will soon saddle school districts with a $300 million expense and threaten graduation for thousands of students across Pennsylvania, Senator Dinniman and fellow senators said at a Capitol…
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Dinniman Urges Strong Enforcement of Drinking Laws

WEST CHESTER (May 10) – State Senator Andy Dinniman on Thursday said he hopes local courts fully utilize the new state laws and larger maximum fines in place when dealing with drunken, illegal behavior as recently typified in the Borough…
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Dinniman Recognizes Local Seniors

WEST CHESTER (May 9) – Senator Andy Dinniman recently visited the Hickman to recognize residents who have reached 90 years or older with special Senate Certificates of Recognition. Pictured (from left to right) Front row: Norm…
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Dinniman Introduces Legislation to Protect Military Honors

WEST CHESTER (April 30) – On Loyalty Day, when we reaffirm our love of country and salute the veterans who fought for us, Senator Dinniman has announced the introduction of legislation to protect the integrity of military awards and honors.…
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Senate Committee Approves West Chester Armory Conveyance Bill

WEST CHESTER (April 30) – Senator Dinniman and fellow members of the Senate State Government Committee today unanimously approved legislation that would officially authorize the conveyance of the West Chester Armory to the Uptown! Entertainment Alliance. “This is an important…
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Dinniman Announces More than $299,000 in Recycling Grants

WEST CHESTER (April 26) – State Senator Andy Dinniman announced today that eight municipalities in Chester County and one in Montgomery County will receive a total of $299,298 in Pennsylvania Recycling Performance Grants.   "These communities have earned these grants…
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Dinniman Announces More than $28,000 in Environmental Education Grants

WEST CHESTER (April 26) – State Senator Andy Dinniman announced today that eight Chester County organizations will receive a total of $28,600 in state Environmental Education Grants. “These grants will be used to develop hands-on environmental education programs and community workshops,”…
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Dinniman Encourages Entrepreneurs to Attend Friday Event

WEST CHESTER (April 22) – State Senator Andy Dinniman reminded aspiring entrepreneurs and small business owners to take advantage of the Commerce and Business Showcase event set for Friday, April 26 at Penn State Great Valley's Conference Center.   “If…
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Dinniman Applauds 7 Chester County Nonprofits Recognized for Excellence

WEST CHESTER (April 15) – State Senator Andy Dinniman announced today that seven nonprofit organizations in Chester County have been certified under the Pennsylvania Association of Nonprofit Organizations’ (PANO) Standards forExcellence Program. The organizations are the following: The Arc of…
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Dinniman Wins Humane Senator of the Year Award

WEST CHESTER (April 9) – State Senator Andy Dinniman on Tuesday was named Humane Senator of the Year by the Pennsylvania Chapter of the Humane Society for his successful effort to ban animal gas chambers in Pennsylvania.   In 2012…
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Dinniman Announces More than $83,000 in Recycling Grants

WEST CHESTER (April 9) – State Senator Andy Dinniman announced today that two municipalities in Chester County will receive a total of $83,853 in Pennsylvania Recycling Performance Grants. “It’s good to see municipalities in our region taking on the challenge…
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Dinniman Announces More than $300,000 in Traffic Control and Safety Grants

WEST CHESTER (April 8) – State Senator Andy Dinniman recently announced that four municipalities in Chester County will receive $329,925 in total funding for traffic control system upgrades. The grants are part of $4.7 million in statewide funding for projects…
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Dinniman, Uptown! Entertainment Alliance Announce Plans to Acquire West Chester Armory for a Theater

WEST CHESTER (April 5) – State Senator Andy Dinniman and Uptown! Entertainment Alliance (UEA) President Linda Foster today announced plans for the alliance to acquire the historic Pennsylvania National Guard Armory located at 226 N. High St. in West Chester…
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Hundreds Attend “Call to Action” to End Human Trafficking

WEST CHESTER (April 4) – More than 300 residents recently came out to state Senator Andy Dinniman’s bipartisan Call to Action to push for new anti-human trafficking legislation at the Chester County Historical Society. Senators Greenleaf…
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Dinniman to Hold “Call to Action” to End Human Trafficking

WEST CHESTER (March 26) – State Senator Andy Dinniman announced today that he will hold a bipartisan Call to Action to push for new anti-human trafficking legislation on Wednesday, April 3 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Chester…
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Dinniman: Senate Education Committee to Hear from Local Students

WEST CHESTER (March 19) – State Senator Andy Dinniman announced today that the Senate Education Committee will hold a hearing this week in Downingtown to hear from local students about their experiences in public and nonpublic schools and their views…
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Dinniman Seeks Tax on Smokeless Tobacco

WEST CHESTER (March 19) – State Senator Andy Dinniman on Monday said it is time for Pennsylvania to join every single other state in taxing smokeless tobacco. He said a primary benefit of such change would be to reduce its…
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Dinniman, Mary E. Walker House Recognize Women in the Military

WEST CHESTER (March 15) – State Senator Andy Dinniman recently recognized the vast and ongoing contributions of women in the U.S. military at a special ceremony at the Mary E. Walker House, a transitional residential program for homeless women veterans…
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Dinniman: College Financial Aid Applications Due May 1

WEST CHESTER (March 12) – State Senator Andy Dinniman reminded high school seniors, other prospective college students and their families that the deadline for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the Pennsylvania State Grant Program is May…
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Dinniman: License Plate Honoring Veterans Now Available

WEST CHESTER (February 28) – State Senator Andy Dinniman recently announced that Pennsylvania vehicle owners can now show their support of veterans through a new decorative license plate. The plate, authorized by Act 194 of 2012, features an image of…
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Dinniman to Introduce Bills to Clarify Dog Law; Allow Civil Awards

WEST CHESTER (February 26) – State Senator Andy Dinniman will soon introduce two bills to address and help deter pet-shooting incidents like that which occurred on Feb. 12 in West Vincent where a family’s two dogs were killed by another…
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Dinniman Honors Local Company Recognized by Fortune

WEST CHESTER (February 21) – State Senator Andy Dinniman recently recognized Mars Drinks on being named one of the top 100 Best Companies to Work For by Fortune Magazine. : Pictured (from left to right) Brian…
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Dinniman to Introduce Bill to Place AED’s in All Public Schools

WEST CHESTER (February 15) – State Senator Andy Dinniman will soon introduce a bill to place AED’s (automated external defibrillators) in all public school buildings in Pennsylvania.   Dinniman said his aim is to reduce the number of young lives…
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Dinniman Introduces 3 Bills to Protect Neighborhoods, Natural Resources Against Harm from Pipeline Projects

WEST CHESTER (February 14) – State Senator Andy Dinniman on Wednesday introduced three bills to protect residents’ properties and the public’s natural resources against harm from the growing number of natural gas pipeline projects coming through the region.   Dinniman’s…
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Dinniman Named State Public Official of the Year by Pennsylvania Bio

WEST CHESTER (February 12) – State Senator Andy Dinniman was recently named State Public Official of the Year by Pennsylvania Bio, the only statewide trade association representing Pennsylvania’s entire bioscience industry.   Dinniman, who has been a leader in supporting…
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Dinniman: Additional Funds Now Available for Solar Rebate Program

WEST CHESTER (February 7) – State Senator Andy Dinniman recently announced that additional funding is now available through the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection’s (DEP) Sunshine Solar Rebate Program.   “This additional funding is enough to restart the program, but…
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Dinniman Reacts to Governor’s 2013-14 Budget Proposal

HARRISBURG (February 5) – State Senator Andy Dinniman today issued the following statement in response to Governor Tom Corbett’s 2013-14 budget proposal: “As Minority Chair of the Senate Education Committee, I am deeply concerned by another budget proposal that continues…
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Dinniman to Introduce Bill to Reform Penn State Leadership Structure

WEST CHESTER (February 1) – State Senator Andy Dinniman said Penn State’s leadership structure must be more responsive and accountable and has introduced a bill that would decrease the size of its Board of Trustees from 32 members to 21.…
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Dinniman: State Opens Application Period for Conservation and Recreation Grants

WEST CHESTER (February 1) – State Senator Andy Dinniman recently encouraged municipalities, pre-qualified land trusts, non-profit organizations and other eligible agencies to apply for state recreation and conservation grants through the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) Community Conservation…
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Dinniman Announces Upcoming Route 100 Widening Project

  WEST CHESTER (January 28) – State Senator Andy Dinniman today announced that PennDOT plans to widen Route 100 to three travel lanes in each direction in Uwchlan and West Whiteland townships.   The project will consist of widening the roadway…
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Dinniman: Lionville Middle School Students Raise $6,000 for Downingtown VFW

WEST CHESTER (January 25) – State Senator Andy Dinniman announced that students from Lionville Middle School recently presented a check for $6,000 to the Ladies Auxiliary of Downingtown VFW Post 845.   Students, staff members and members of the National…
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Dinniman Launches Initiative to Fight Human Trafficking

  WEST CHESTER (January 18) – State Senator Andy Dinniman recently launched a initiative to combat human trafficking in Pennsylvania and is appealing to interested residents and volunteers to get involved in the movement to tighten the Commonwealth’s human trafficking…
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Dinniman Marks Martin Luther King Day

BERWYN (January 18) – State Senator Andy Dinniman on Thursday marked Martin Luther King Jr. Day by visiting Conestoga High School to talk with students about King’s legacy and the importance of communication across cultures. Dinniman spoke at an assembly…
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Dinniman Discusses Pennsylvania’s Fight Against Human Trafficking

WEST CHESTER (January 15) – State Senator Andy Dinniman was a special guest speaker Wednesday evening at “Facing the Monster: Slavery Then and Now” at event supporting Nation Human Trafficking Awareness Month at the Chester County Historical Society.   Dinniman discussed new…
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Tax Credit Program Brings Together Local Tech Companies, Students

WEST CHESTER (January 11) – State Senator Andy Dinniman announced that the Chester County Economic Development Foundation recently received a $2,500 grant from Pennsylvania American Water through the company’s participation in the Commonwealth’s Educational Improvement Tax Credit Program. Pictured (from left to right) Jim McErlane, Vietnam veteran and counsel for the Friends of the Medal of Honor Grove; Len Gillespie of Downingtown VFW Post 845; Miguel Hernandez, Commander of Downingtown VFW Post 845; Medal…
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Dinniman: “Give Back to Neighbors in Need This Season”

WEST CHESTER (November 20) – State Senator Andy Dinniman reminded residents to remember those in need this holiday season.   “My West Chester District Office continues to collect canned goods and gift cards to local supermarkets for families in need,”…
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Dinniman Meets with Cub Scouts

UPPER UWCHLAN (November 16) – State Senator Andy Dinniman recently met with the Webelos of Pack 32, Den 5 to discuss the history of the Commonwealth and answer questions about Pennsylvania government. “I always enjoy meeting with young people in…
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Dinniman: Route 29 Slip Ramp to Open December 11th

WEST CHESTER (November 8) – State Senator Andy Dinniman today announced that the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission will officially open the Route 29 slip ramp, a new all-electronic interchange linking Route 29 and the array of corporate parks in the area…
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Dinniman Issues Report on Keeping BioPharma Firms, Jobs, in Chester County

WEST CHESTER (November 5) – Senator Dinniman has released a report that highlights the different steps that must be taken in this new economy to retain current and attract new life science and BioPharma companies to Chester County.   Entitled…
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2012 Brandywine Valley Water Garden Tour a Major Success

WEST CHESTER (November 1) - State Senator Andy Dinniman recently joined volunteers from the Brandywine Valley WaterGarden Tour in presenting a check for $14,000 to the Chester County Food Bank. Brandywine Water Garden Tour officials present…
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Dinniman to Discuss “Entrepreneurship in the Global Economy” at Chester County Bar Association Luncheon

WEST CHESTER (October 22) – State Senator Andy Dinniman will discuss “Entrepreneurship in the Global Economy” at the Chester County Bar Association’s luncheon at noon on Wednesday, October 24.   Dinniman, a former professor of international relations at West Chester…
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Lawmakers Approve Bill Backed by Senator Dinniman To Curb Alcohol-Related Problems

HARRISBURG (October 19) –A bill to deter alcohol-related problems in West Chester and other communities is on the governor’s desk and ready to become law in Pennsylvania.   State representatives and senators on Wednesday approved Senate Bill 941, authored by…
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Lawmakers Approve Dinniman’s Initiative to End the Gassing of Dogs and Cats

HARRISBURG (October 18) – State Senator Andy Dinniman announced that lawmakers on Wednesday agreed to ban the carbon-monoxide gassing of animals and to decommission the gas chambers still used to euthanize pet animals in parts of Pennsylvania.   The General…
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Dinniman Dedicates Sam and Eleanor Morris Bridge

  State Rep. Tim Hennessey and state Senator Andy Dinniman unveil the sign for the new Rep. Sam and Eleanor Morris Bridge. WEST CHESTER (October 11) – State Senator Andy Dinniman was recently joined by state…
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Dinniman Recognized by ACT in Faith of Greater West Chester

WEST CHESTER (October 15) – State Senator Andy Dinniman was recently recognized by ACT in Faith of Greater West Chester for his efforts in support of the new interfaith nonprofit organization.   Lark Worth, President of ACT in Faith’s Board…
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Dinniman Announces More than $56,000 in Recycling Grants

WEST CHESTER (October 12) – State Senator Andy Dinniman announced today that two municipalities in Chester County and one in Montgomery County will receive a total of $56,851 in Pennsylvania Recycling Performance Grants.   “It’s good to see municipalities in…
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Dinniman: Support Operation Military Christmas Stocking

WEST CHESTER (October 10) – State Senator Andy Dinniman recently encouraged residents to support Operation Military Christmas Stocking, a partnership between Hibernia United Methodist Church and local townships and volunteer organizations to collect items and necessities to be sent to…
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Dinniman Dedicates Robert J. Thompson Highway

  The unveiling of the Senator Bob Thompson Highway. Pictured (from left to right) state Rep. Duane Milne, former West Goshen Supervisor Ed Meakim, Nancy Thompson, state Senator Andy Dinniman, state Rep. Dan Truitt, West Chester…
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PASBO/PASA Survey Results Show Importance of Adequate Education Funding

HARRISBURG (October 3, 2012) – State Senator Andy Dinniman, Minority Chair of the Senate Education Committee, said today that the recently announced results of the Pennsylvania Association of School Business Officials (PASBO) and the Pennsylvania Association of School Administrators (PASA) school…
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Dinniman Announces Arts Grants

WEST CHESTER (September 27) – State Senator Andy Dinniman announced today that eight arts organizations and programs in Chester and Montgomery counties will receive $96,127 in total state funding.   “Our arts and cultural organizations are important to the education…
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Dinniman Announces More than $50,000 in Recycling Grants

WEST CHESTER (September 25) – State Senator Andy Dinniman announced today that four municipalities in Chester County will receive a total of $55,793 in Pennsylvania Recycling Performance Grants.   “It’s good to see Chester County and its municipalities taking on…
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Dinniman: Act Now to Enroll in PA 529 GSP College Savings Plan for Free

WEST CHESTER (September 14) — Families that  are looking to save for their child’s higher education through Pennsylvania’s 529 Guaranteed Savings Plan will have the $50 enrollment fee waived if they apply online, state Senator Andy Dinniman said today.  …
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Dinniman to Mark 11th Anniversary of 9/11 Attacks

WEST CHESTER (September 10) – State Senator Andy Dinniman will mark the 11th Anniversary of the September 11th attacks at several events in Chester County this week.   “For our nation and for each of us, there is no forgetting…
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Committee Issues Report on How to Combat Rising Cost of College Textbooks

WEST CHESTER (August 29) – As college students return to campuses across the Commonwealth,  a study ordered by state Sen. Andy Dinniman’s College Textbook Affordability Act of 2010 has just recommended a number of steps the Commonwealth and others can…
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Dinniman Bill to Assist Firefighter Relief Associations Now the Law

WEST CHESTER (August 16) – State Senator Andy Dinniman announced today that his legislative language providing permanent tax-exempt status to firefighter relief associations is now Pennsylvania law.   Dinniman’s legislation, part of the budget approved by Governor Corbett last month,…
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Dinniman, Environmental Leaders Prepare for DEP Hearing on Pipeline

WEST CHESTER (August 10) – State Sen. Andy Dinniman, John Johnson of the West Chester Fish, Game and Wildlife Association and Denis Newbold of the Stroud Water Research Center are among those scheduled to speak at Tuesday’s Department of Environmental…
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Dinniman Visits New Life in Christ Fellowship’s Education Center

WEST CHESTER (August 6) – State Senator Andy Dinniman recently visited the New Life In Christ Fellowship’s Education Center in Coatesville as part of “Splash into Summer Reading 2012,” a new and innovative summer reading program that he put together.…
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Dinniman Bill Protecting Local School Taxpayers Now the Law in Pa.

WEST CHESTER (August 3) – State Senator Andy Dinniman’s legislation to protect school district taxpayers has been signed into law by the governor.   Dinniman’s legislation, part of the omnibus school code bill approved by Gov. Corbett on June 30,…
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Dinniman to Visit New Life in Christ Fellowship’s Education Center

WEST CHESTER (August 1) – State Senator Andy Dinniman will visit the New Life In Christ Fellowship’s Education Center in Coatesville on Friday as part of “Splash into Summer Reading 2012,” a new and innovative summer reading program that he put…
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Dinniman, Governor, Dedicate Expansion of Southeastern Veterans Home

WEST CHESTER (July 31) – State Senator Andy Dinniman was joined by Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett and other top officials at Tuesday’s ribbon-cutting for the new 120-bed Community Living Center at the Southeastern Veteran’s Center in Spring City.   “It…
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Dinniman: Reports Show More County Businesses ‘Going Global’

WEST CHESTER (July 30) – Despite the economic downtown and perhaps even because of it, more and more Chester County businesses are selling their goods and services around the world, to the benefit of both the businesses and the local…
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Dinniman Marks Opening of Innovation Center at Eagleview

WEST CHESTER (July 19) – State Senator Andy Dinniman today recognized the opening of the Innovation Center at Eagleview, Chester County’s first incubator for startup companies in the life sciences industry. [/custom_frame_right] “When we recycle materials that can be reused, we protect the environment, conserve energy and reduce…
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Dinniman: Workshop to Examine the Impact of Trauma on Public Education

WEST CHESTER (April 5) – State Senator Andy Dinniman announced today that the Chester County Coalition for Public Education will hold an interactive workshop on how trauma impacts student learning on the morning of Saturday, April 14 at Franklin Commons…
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Dinniman Announces Dates for Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events

WEST CHESTER (April 4) – State Senator Andy Dinniman encouraged residents to take advantage of the Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events scheduled throughout Chester County in 2012.   “With the warmer weather, I know that many of us are taking…
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Dinniman Honored by French and Pickering Creeks Conservation Trust

WEST CHESTER (April 2) – State Senator Andy Dinniman was honored by the French and Pickering Creeks Conservation Trust with the 2012 Sam and Eleanor Morris Conservation Award.  

Dinniman meets with volunteers from Operation Military Christmas Stocking. Pictured (from left to right) are the Rev. Joan Trout, Pastor of the Hibernia United Methodist Church, Allison McCool, Diane Miller, Dinniman and Cindy Britton.

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Dinniman Announces Upcoming Charrette for new Downingtown Train Station

 WEST CHESTER (October 6) – State Senator Andy Dinniman said PennDOT will hold a public charrette from Monday, October 24, to Thursday, October 27,  to help design a new Downingtown train station, part of its $26 million plan to update…
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Dinniman Announces More Than $140,000 in Recycling Grants

WEST CHESTER (October 5) – State Senator Andy Dinniman announced today that two municipalities in Chester and Montgomery counties will receive a total of $146,816 in Recycling Performance Grants. “Recycling is a simple and efficient way to protect the environment,…
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Dinniman Meets with Cub Scouts

WEST CHESTER (October 4) – State Senator Andy Dinniman recently met with the Cub Scouts of Pack 21, Den 9 to discuss the history of the Commonwealth and answer questions about Pennsylvania government.

Senator Dinniman presents a flag to Sean Carter (left) of VFW Post 106 and Catherine Harmer (right), a nurse at Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital who organized a book drive for soldiers overseas.

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Dinniman, Brubaker to Host Prostate Cancer Awareness Event Tuesday

WEST CHESTER (September 26) – State Senators Andy Dinniman and Mike Brubaker will hold a Prostate Cancer Awareness event on Tuesday, September 27 at noon in the Capitol East Wing Rotunda in Harrisburg. Dinniman and Brubaker, both prostate cancer survivors,…
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Dinniman: Fall Cleanup Dates Set for Medal of Honor Grove

WEST CHESTER (September 21) – State Senator Andy Dinniman encouraged volunteers to come out to help clean up the Medal of Honor Grove on Saturday, September 24 and Saturday, October 1. “Last fall, more than 1,000 volunteers from throughout the…
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Dinniman: 2011 Brandywine Valley Water Garden Tour an Overwhelming Success

WEST CHESTER (September 15) – State Senator Andy Dinniman recently joined volunteers from the Brandywine Valley Water Garden Tour in presenting a check for $10,500 to the Chester County Gleaning Program and Food Bank. “The 2011 Brandywine Valley Water Garden…
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Dinniman Launches New Website

WEST CHESTER (September 14) – State Senator Andy Dinniman recently announced the launch of his new and updated website at www.senatordinniman.com. “The website has the same address, but it now includes some new and helpful features such as detailed information…
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Dinniman Marks 10th Anniversary of 9/11 Attacks

WEST CHESTER (September 12) – State Senator Andy Dinniman marked the 10th Anniversary of the September 11th attacks at several events in Chester County. “9/11 touched us in ways that for many are still difficult to describe. And, as a…
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Dinniman Joins Senators in Reform of Philadelphia School Leadership

WEST CHESTER (August 30) – State Senator Andy Dinniman today joined fellow senators Mike Stack, LeAnna Washington and Larry Farnese in calling for legislation to eliminate the Philadelphia School Reform Commission (SRC) and replace it with an unpaid, elected and…
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Dinniman: Pa 529 College Savings Program Helps Families with Tuition Costs

WEST CHESTER (August 22) – State Senator Andy Dinniman reminded families that are looking to save for their child’s higher education to enroll now in the Pennsylvania 529 College Guaranteed Savings Program.
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Dinniman: Still Time for Small Businesses to Apply for Energy Efficiency Grants

WEST CHESTER (August 19) – State Senator Andy Dinniman reminded small business owners that there is still time to apply for state grants for pollution prevention and energy efficiency projects. Businesses can apply for 50 percent matching grants of up…
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Dinniman Announces Arts Grants

WEST CHESTER (August 17) – State Senator Andy Dinniman announced today that nine arts organizations and programs in Chester and Montgomery counties will receive $117,716 in total state funding.
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Dinniman: “Keep Kids Reading This Summer”

WEST CHESTER (August 11) – State Senator Andy Dinniman encouraged children to keep reading this summer during a recent visit to Warwick Childcare’s Lionville Center. “Research has shown that students’ skills and knowledge often wane during the summer months. It…
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Still Time for First-Time Community College Students to Apply for State Grant

WEST CHESTER (July 28) – State Senator Andy Dinniman reminded first-time community college students that they have until Monday, August 1st to apply for a state grant through the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA).
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Dinniman: Gleaning Program Passes 1 Million LB Mark

WEST CHESTER (July 27) – State Senator Andy Dinniman announced on Wednesday that the Chester County Gleaning Program recently passed the 1 million pound mark in the amount of fresh fruit and produce distributed to those in need since it…
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Dinniman Reacts to Marcellus Shale Advisory Commission Report

WEST CHESTER (July 26) – State Senator Andy Dinniman on Tuesday made the following statement upon release of the Governor’s Marcellus Shale Advisory Commission’s report. “Now that his commission’s report is out, I hope Governor Corbett joins the rest of…
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Dinniman to Report on Gleaning Program’s 15th Season

WEST CHESTER (July 25) - State Senator Andy Dinniman will report on the progress of the Chester County Gleaning Program’s 15th growing season during a visit to Pete’s Produce Farm in Westtown on Wednesday, July 27 at 10 a.m.
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Corbett Signs Dinniman Bill Protecting Agricultural Easements

WEST CHESTER (July 20) – The governor has signed into law state Senator Andy Dinniman’s legislation to strengthen Pennsylvania’s Agricultural Conservation Easement Purchase Program. Act 44 of 2011 deletes from the original Act 43 of 1981 several paragraphs misunderstood by…
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Senate Unanimously Approves Dinniman’s “Words Do Matter” Bill

WEST CHESTER (July 14) – The Pennsylvania Senate has unanimously approved Senator Dinniman’s “Words Do Matter” bill, which seeks to strike the “R Word” from state statutes and state use.
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Governor Signs Dinniman Legislation for Schuylkill River Trail

WEST CHESTER (July 7) – State Senator Andy Dinniman announced the governor has signed his legislation designed to help Chester County complete a portion of the Schuylkill River Trail, the walking and biking path that will eventually stretch the 130…
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Dinniman Unveils Proposed State Funding for School Districts

WEST CHESTER (June 27) – State Senator Andy Dinniman, minority chair of the Senate Education Committee, today released figures showing how Chester County area school districts would fare under the Commonwealth Budget to be voted on this week.
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Route 202 Work in West Chester Area Remains on Schedule

WEST CHESTER (June 24) – State Senator Andy Dinniman announced today that the ongoing work to resurface and upgrade Route 202 in and around West Chester is proceeding on schedule and should be completed by May 2012.
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“Words Do Matter” Bill Unanimously Passes Senate

WEST CHESTER (June 23) – State Senator Andy Dinniman announced today that his “Words Do Matter” bill, legislation that calls for striking the phrase “mental retardation” from state statutes and state use, was unanimously approved by the Pennsylvania Senate.
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Dinniman: Marcellus Shale Impact Fee must Address Environmental, Public Safety Issues in Southeast Pa.

WEST CHESTER (June 23) – State Senator Andy Dinniman on Wednesday said any division of Marcellus Shale impact fees must recognize the environmental and public safety impacts that the growing network of natural-gas pipelines are having on Chester County and…
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Senate Approves Dinniman Highway Bill

WEST CHESTER (June 17) – State Senator Andy Dinniman announced today that his legislation to designate a section of Route 23 as the Medal of Honor Grove Highway has been unanimously approved by the Senate.
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Committee Chairmen Applaud Panel’s Endorsement of Senate Bill 1087

Harrisburg (June 15) – The Senate Education Committee approved today legislation sponsored by Senators Andrew Dinniman and Jeffrey Piccola, Minority and Majority Chairmen, that would utilize student performance as a key indicator in evaluating and determining the effectiveness of how…
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Dinniman Honored for Efforts to Save Medal of Honor Grove

WEST CHESTER (June 14) – State Senator Andy Dinniman was recently recognized for his work to restore and repair the Medal of Honor Grove by two Medal of Honor Recipients, retired Marine Corps Major General James E. Livingston and retired…
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Dinniman Announces Agreement to Ensure Maintenance of Medal of Honor Grove

New Non-profit “Friends of the Grove” to Assume Upkeep of Historic Memorial Site WEST CHESTER (June 7) – State Senator Andy Dinniman announced today that his efforts to restore and save the Medal of Honor Grove have resulted in the…
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Deadline Extended for Property Tax and Rebate Program

WEST CHESTER (June 6) – State Senator Andy Dinniman announced today that the deadline to apply for the Property Tax and Rent Rebate Program for older adults and residents with disabilities has been extended from June 30 to Dec. 31.
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Dinniman to Kick Off Veterans Memorial Bridge Flag Project

WEST CHESTER (June 2) – State Senator Andy Dinniman will kick off the Veterans Memorial Gay Street Bridge Flag Project during Phoenixville’s First Friday Celebration on Friday, June 3.
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State Senator Recognizes Center on Achieving Keystone STAR 4 Certification

SPRING CITY (June 2) – Senator Dinniman recently visited Grace Assembly of God Day Care to recognize the center on achieving the highest certification under the state’s Keystone STARS quality initiative program.
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Dinniman Honors Pennsylvania Fair Queen

WEST CHESTER (May 26) – State Senator Andy Dinniman recently honored Claire Werkiser, a senior at Unionville High School, on being crowned the 2011 Pennsylvania Fair Queen.
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Dinniman Announces Property Tax Relief Totals

HARRISBURG (May 10) – State Senator Andy Dinniman announced today that Chester and Montgomery County homeowners in his legislative district would receive more than $23 million in total tax relief from gaming proceeds this year.
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Equal Share Drilling Rally a Major Success

WEST CHESTER (May 9) – State Senator Andy Dinniman’s recent Equal Share Drilling Tax Rally was a major success in raising support for a severance tax on natural gas extracted from Pennsylvania’s Marcellus Shale formation.
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Dinniman Announces Water and Sewer Treatment Grants

WEST CHESTER (May 9) – State Senator Andy Dinniman recently announced that the East Vincent Municipal Authority and the Downingtown Municipal Water Authority will receive $882,330 in total state funding for improvements to water and sewer treatment plants.
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Dinniman to Hold Drilling-Tax Rally on May 7

WEST CHESTER (May 5) – State Senator Andy Dinniman will hold a rally in support of a natural gas drilling tax on Saturday, May 7, at 10 a.m. at the Valley Forge National Historical Park. The event will take place…
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Dinniman to Host Free Screening of “The Battle of Crooked Billet”

WEST CHESTER (May 3) – State Senator Andy Dinniman will host a free screening of the new documentary, “The Battle of Crooked Billet,” on Thursday, May 12, at 5:30 p.m. at the Chester County Historical Society.
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Dinniman Announces Traffic Control and Safety Grants

WEST CHESTER (May 3) – State Senator Andy Dinniman recently announced that Charlestown Township and East Whiteland Township will receive $192,906 in total funding for traffic control system upgrades.
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Rally for Education an Overwhelming Success

WEST CHESTER (April 28) – State Senator Andy Dinniman said that yesterday’s Rally for Education was an overwhelming success and thanked the 1,000 residents who came to speak out against Governor Corbett’s proposed cuts to education.
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Dinniman Visits Valley Forge Christian College for Community Service Day

PHOENIXVILLE (April 21) – State Senator Andy Dinniman recently donned a pair of work gloves and joined students from Valley Forge Christian College (VFCC) for their 9th Annual Community Service Day.
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Dinniman to Host Free Screening of “The Battled of Crooked Billet”

WEST CHESTER (April 18) - State Senator Andy Dinniman will host a free screening of the documentary, “The Battled of Crooked Billet,” on Thursday, May 12, at 5:30 p.m. at the Chester County Historical Society.
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Dinniman Visits Lionville Cleanup

WEST CHESTER (April 14) – State Senator Andy Dinniman today joined students from the Lionville Middle School and Downingtown East High School for their annual cleanup of Lionville Park.
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Dinniman Secures Key Funds for Marshallton Village Streetscape Project

WEST CHESTER (April 13) – State Senator Andy Dinniman recently worked with PennDOT officials to secure $236,000 in additional state funds needed for West Bradford Township’s Village of Marshallton Streetscape project.
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Dinniman: Still Time to Apply for Property Tax and Rent Rebate

WEST CHESTER (April 12) – State Senator Andy Dinniman reminded senior citizens and residents with disabilities that June 30, 2011, is the deadline to apply for Pennsylvania’s Property Tax and Rent Rebate (PTRR) Program.
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Dinniman To Hold Rally for Education on April 27th

WEST CHESTER (April 11) – State Senator Andy Dinniman announced today that he will hold a rally for residents opposed to Governor Corbett’s proposed budget cuts to education on Wednesday, April 27 at 7 p.m. on the steps of the…
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Dinniman Meets with Descendants of Frick’s Lock Founders

WEST CHESTER (April 8) – State Senator Andy Dinniman recently met with Paul and Larry Frick to discuss the future of Frick’s Lock, the historic East Coventry village founded by their ancestors.
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Dinniman Announces Grants For Free Health Clinics

WEST CHESTER (April 4) – State Senator Andy Dinniman on Monday announced state grants of $56,050 for Community Volunteers in Medicine (CVIM) in West Chester and $30,000 for Phoenixville’s The Clinic.
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Dinniman: Cuts to Higher Education Must Be Stopped

WEST CHESTER (April 1) – State Senator Andy Dinniman today joined West Chester University students, professors and fellow state lawmakers in voicing opposition to Governor Corbett’s proposed budget cuts to higher education.
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Dinniman: More Time to Apply for Heating Assistance

HARRISBURG (March 31) – State Senator Andy Dinniman announced today that the deadline to apply for Pennsylvania’s Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) has been extended to April 15.
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Charter School Reform Bill Unveiled by Education Committee Chairmen

HARRISBURG (March 29) – In an effort to continue providing additional educational opportunities for families while maintaining a level of necessary accountability, Senators Andy Dinniman and Jeffrey Piccola recently introduced legislation to overhaul Pennsylvania’s current laws governing charter and cyber…
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Dinniman Kicks Off Route 29 Slip Ramp Construction

EAST WHITELAND (March 24) – State Senator Andy Dinniman today joined local business leaders and Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission officials in kicking off the construction of the Route 29 slip ramp, a new All-Electronic Interchange linking Route 29 to the Pennsylvania…
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Deadline Coming to Apply for College Financial Aid

WEST CHESTER (March 23) – State Senator Andy Dinniman reminded high school seniors, other prospective college students and their families that the deadline for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the Pennsylvania State Grant Program is May…
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Dinniman Announces the Start of Two Major Chester County Transportation Projects

WEST CHESTER (March 22) – State Senator Andy Dinniman today announced that both PennDOT and the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission are set to begin two major transportation projects in Chester County in the coming days.
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Education Chairs Unveil Bipartisan Mandate Relief Package

WEST CHESTER (March 22) – Recognizing the budgetary constraints and challenges facing Pennsylvania’s school districts, Senators Andy Dinniman and Jeff Piccola, the chairs of the Senate Education Committee, unveiled today a comprehensive legislative package intended to relieve schools of costly…
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Dinniman Recognizes Researchers of Duffy’s Cut Project

WEST CHESTER (March 17) – State Senator Andy Dinniman recently honored members of Immaculata University’s Duffy’s Cut project for their ongoing archival and archaeological investigation into the lives of the men who constructed one of the most difficult and dangerous…
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Dinniman Urges Entrepreneurs to Tap Knowledge on Chester County’s Business Veterans

WEST CHESTER (March 16) – State Senator Andy Dinniman said the current economic climate certainly offer challenges but also opportunities for aspiring entrepreneurs and small business owners and urged them to take advantage of free business counseling services.
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Dinniman Announces More than $180,000 in Recycling Grants

WEST CHESTER (March 11) – State Senator Andy Dinniman announced today that three municipalities in his district will receive a total of $184,956 in Recycling Performance Grants.
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Dinniman: Corbett Budget Passes Burden onto Local Taxpayers

HARRISBURG (March 8) – State Senator Andy Dinniman said a close look at the budget figures proposed by Governor Tom Corbett on Tuesday shows that they apply tremendous pressure to raise local school and county property taxes.
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Dinniman: Committee Approves Medal of Honor Grove Highway Bill

HARRISBURG (March 8) – State Senator Andy Dinniman announced today that his legislation to designate a section of Route 23 as the Medal of Honor Grove Highway was approved by the Senate Transportation Committee.
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Dinniman Introduces Bill Aimed at Distracted Driving

HARRISBURG (March 7) – State Senator Andy Dinniman has introduced legislation aimed at two main causes of distracted driving.
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Dinniman Honored with Chapel of Four Chaplains Award

WEST CHESTER (March 3) – State Senator Andy Dinniman was recently honored with the Chapel of the Four Chaplains award for his service to the community and work on behalf of veterans.
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Dinniman: Initiative to Strike the “R Word” Gathering Steam

HARRISBURG (March 2) – State Senator Andy Dinniman said his initiative to strike the phrase “mental retardation” from state statutes and state use is gathering steam throughout the Commonwealth after a Wednesday press conference that recounted all the new and…
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Dinniman Calls for Changes to Senate Bill 1

HARRISBURG (March 1) – State Senator Andy Dinniman said today that Pennsylvania’s school voucher plan must be reasonably priced, fiscally and academically accountable and more inclusive for students throughout Pennsylvania.
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Dinniman Recognizes Samuel Barber Foundation

WEST CHESTER (February 28) – State Senator Andy Dinniman recently recognized the Samuel Barber Foundation and nine other local organizations upon the celebration of the late composer’s centennial birthday.
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Dinniman to Speak at Film on Lyme Disease

WEST CHESTER (February 25) – State Senator Andy Dinniman and the Pennsylvania Lyme Disease Awareness Committee will host a screening of “Under Our Skin”, an award-winning documentary about the challenges facing patients with Lyme disease and the doctors struggling to…
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Dinniman to Hold Panel on adultBasic

WEST CHESTER (February 23) – State Senator Andy Dinniman will hold a panel discussion on efforts to save Pennsylvania’s adultBasic program on Friday, February 25, at 1 p.m. at West Chester University’s Sykes Student Union Theater.
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Dinniman Announces Household Hazardous Waste Collection Grant

WEST CHESTER (February 18) – State Senator Andy Dinniman announced today that the Chester County Solid Waste Authority was recently awarded a grant of $74,939 to support its household hazardous waste collection events.
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Dinniman Supports Senate Bill 1 With Amendments

HARRISBURG (February 16) – State Senator Andy Dinniman today said he strongly supports a school-voucher system for students in the Commonwealth’s worst-performing schools because these students are fully deserving of “the most important civil right in society, the right to…
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Dinniman Announces Partnership to Preserve Frick’s Lock

WEST CHESTER (February 15) – State Senator Andy Dinniman announced today that Exelon and East Coventry Township have partnered to preserve and protect some of the oldest buildings in Chester County.
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Dinniman Announces Bridge Repair Projects

WEST CHESTER (February 15) – State Senator Andy Dinniman announced today that seven bridges in Chester County are scheduled for repair and rehabilitation this spring.
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Dinniman Introduces “Words Do Matter” Bill

WEST CHESTER (February 8) – State Senator Andy Dinniman announced today that he has reintroduced his “Words Do Matter” bill, legislation that calls for striking the phrase “mental retardation” from state statutes and state use.
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Senator Dinniman Honors Pastor Dan K. Williams

WEST CHESTER (February 7) – State Senator Andy Dinniman recently recognized Pastor Dan K. Williams of New Life in Christ Fellowship for his work on behalf of local communities and families.
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Dinniman to Reintroduce Firefighter Relief Association Bill

WEST CHESTER (February 3) – State Senator Andy Dinniman announced today that he will reintroduce legislation that calls for providing permanent tax-exempt status to firefighter relief associations.
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Dinniman to Discuss Education Issues on PCN Television Show

WEST CHESTER (January 28) – State Senator Andy Dinniman will discuss education issues on a live, call-in television show with Senator Jeffrey Piccola on Monday, January 31 at 7 p.m. on the Pennsylvania Cable Network (PCN).
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Dinniman Urges Consumers to Compare Electric Suppliers

WEST CHESTER (January 21) – State Senator Andy Dinniman reminded residents that they have the option to choose their electric supplier.
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Dinniman Gets New Committee Assignments

WEST CHESTER (January 19) – State Senator Andy Dinniman will retain his leadership role as Minority Chair of the Senate Education Committee for the 2011-2012 legislative session, in addition to receiving a number of other important committee assignments.
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Dinniman Meets with College Textbook Advisory Committee

PHILADELPHIA (January 13) – State Senator Andy Dinniman met with members of Pennsylvania’s new College Textbook Policies Advisory Committee on Thursday to begin looking at ways to cut down the rising costs of college textbooks and instructional materials.
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Dinniman Announces more than $210,000 in Recycling Grants

WEST CHESTER (December 23) – State Senator Andy Dinniman announced today that six Chester County municipalities and two county agencies will receive a total of $216,887 in Recycling Performance Grants.
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Dinniman Recognized Paoli Library’s 100th Anniversary

WEST CHESTER (December 15) – Senator Dinniman recently visited Paoli Library to recognize its Centennial Anniversary and thank volunteers, past and present, for all their hard work over the years.
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Dinniman Announces Tax Credits

WEST CHESTER (December 15) – State Senator Andy Dinniman said seven cutting-edge Chester County life science firms have been awarded a total of nearly $600,000 in tax credits from the state program that assists companies with great growth and job-creation…
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Dinniman Asks for Residents’ Help After Freezer Malfunction Spoils Holiday Meals

WEST CHESTER (December 9) – State Senator Andy Dinniman called on residents to support the Salvation Army of West Chester after a freezer malfunction resulted in the loss of a significant amount of food that was slated to feed those…
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PennDOT Opens Bids for Route 202 Widening

WEST CHESTER (December 9) – State Senator Andy Dinniman announced that PennDOT received an apparent low bid of $105 million for the reconstruction and widening of four miles of Route 202 between East Whiteland and Tredyffrin Townships. Construction is scheduled…
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Dinniman: Still Time to Apply for Property Tax and Rent Rebate

WEST CHESTER (December 8) – State Senator Andy Dinniman reminded senior citizens and residents with disabilities that Dec. 31, 2010, is the deadline to apply for Pennsylvania’s Property Tax and Rent Rebate (PTRR) Program.
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Dinniman’s Textbook Affordability Act Becomes Law

WEST CHESTER (November 29) – State Senator Andy Dinniman said the recent passage of his bill to make college textbooks more affordable provides solutions for the long-standing problem of exorbitant college textbook prices.
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Dinniman Commends Fellow Senators for Approving School Bill Code

Senate Overrides Governor’s Veto in 42-7 Vote WEST CHESTER (November 17) – State Senator Andy Dinniman said he and fellow senators earlier today overwhelmingly agreed to approve a comprehensive school code bill and override the Governor’s veto because the bill…
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Dinniman: County Firm Awarded Funding to Demonstrate Plug-In Car Technology

WEST CHESTER (November 17) – State Senator Andy Dinniman on Tuesday announced that Momentum Dynamics of Malvern has received a state grant of $587,000 that will create 18 jobs and help the firm demonstrate its ability to recharge electric vehicles…
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Dinniman: Chester County Receives More than $2 Million in DCNR Grants for 11 Projects

HARRISBURG (October 15) – State Sen. Andy Dinniman on Thursday announced that six municipalities and four land conservancies in Chester County will receive a total of $2,126,000 in state grants for 11 different open space, land conservation and passive recreation…
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Dinniman to Salute Local Veterans

WEST CHESTER (November 10) – State Senator Andy Dinniman will honor local veterans tomorrow at a number of events throughout Chester County in recognition of Veterans Day.
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Dinniman: Help Available for Home Heating Bills

WEST CHESTER (November 9) – State Senator Andy Dinniman reminds those in need that assistance is available for Pennsylvanians who face difficulty paying their home heating bills this winter.
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Dinniman Announces $100,000 in KIZ Grant Funding

WEST CHESTER (November 8) – State Senator Andy Dinniman has announced that the Chester County and Delaware County Keystone Innovation Zones have together been awarded $100,000 in state matching funds to help promising young life-science and technology companies get off…
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Medal of Honor Grove Cleanup a Resounding Success

WEST CHESTER (October 14) – State Senator Andy Dinniman today thanked the more than 1,000 volunteers who came out to clean up the Medal of Honor Grove and worked to ensure that the historic veterans memorial site be maintained in…
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Dinniman Meets with Local Robotics Team

WEST CHESTER (October 5) – State Senator Andy Dinniman recently welcomed a robotics demonstration by the Minds In Gear Robotics Team to his West Chester District Office.
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Dinniman Says All is Set for Upcoming Cleanup of Freedoms Foundation Grove

WEST CHESTER (October 4) – State Senator Andy Dinniman today thanked the tremendous number of volunteers who have joined the “Army for Heroes” to clean up the Medal of Honor Grove on October 8, 10 and 11.
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Education Chairmen Praise Senate’s Approval of School Code Bill

HARRISBURG (September 29) – The Senate unanimously endorsed today an omnibus amendment to Pennsylvania’s School Code which includes significant and long overdue improvements to the Commonwealth’s education system, according to Senator Andrew Dinniman, Minority Chairman of the Education Committee, and…
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Dinniman Announces Arts Grants

WEST CHESTER (September 23) – State Senator Andy Dinniman announced today that arts organizations and programs in Chester and Montgomery counties will receive $274,299 in total state funding.
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Dinniman Announces More Than $110,000 in Recycling Grants

WEST CHESTER (September 16) – State Senator Andy Dinniman announced today that four Chester County municipalities will receive a total of $115,677 in Recycling Performance Grants.
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Dinniman Announces Pennsylvania International Week 2010

WEST CHESTER (September 15) – State Senator Andy Dinniman announced today that Pennsylvania International Week, an annual event focused on connecting regional business leaders with international representatives, will be held the last week of September in Philadelphia.
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Dinniman Announces Alcohol Education Grant

WEST CHESTER (September 13) – State Senator Andy Dinniman announced today that the COAD Group was awarded a $15,000 Alcohol Education Grant from the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (PLCB).
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Dinniman: Tecniplast Moves U.S. Headquarters to East Goshen

WEST CHESTER (September 9) – State Sen. Andy Dinniman on Wednesday announced that an Italian maker of life science equipment has moved its North American headquarters to East Goshen and is building a new manufacturing facility there that will create…
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Dinniman Announces $554,500 Energy Conservation Grant for Phoenixville Area School District

PHOENIXVILLE (September 1) – State Senator Andy Dinniman on Wednesday announced that the Phoenixville Area School District will receive a $554,500 grant from the Pennsylvania Energy Development Authority that will be used for conserving energy in three schools, directly saving…
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Remains of Chester County Soldier Identified After 60 Years

WEST CHESTER (August 27) – State Senator Andy Dinniman said that the federal government has identified the remains of a U.S. soldier from Chester County who went missing in action during the Korean War.
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Medal of Honor Grove Cleanup Set for October 8th, 10th and 11th

WEST CHESTER (August 19) - State Senator Andy Dinniman encouraged volunteer organizations and individuals to participate in a large-scale cleanup of the Freedoms Foundation’s Medal of Honor Grove scheduled for Friday, Oct. 8, Sunday, Oct. 10 and Monday, Oct. 11.
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Home Heating Equipment Rebates Increased

WEST CHESTER (August 12) - State Senator Andy Dinniman announced that Pennsylvania residents are now eligible for increased incentives to upgrade their heating systems in order to conserve energy and save money.
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Dinniman, PA Turnpike Commission Announce Resumption of Route 29 Slip Ramp Project

EAST WHITELAND (August 4) - State Senator Andy Dinniman announced on Wednesday that the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission has lifted its suspension of the Route 29 slip ramp plan and that ground should be broken on the economy-building project early next…
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Dinniman Announces PA Fair Care

WEST CHESTER (August 3) - State Senator Dinniman announced that the Pennsylvania Department of Insurance will launch PA Fair Care, Pennsylvania’s health plan for uninsured adults with pre-existing conditions, on Wednesday, August 4.
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Dinniman Leads Charge to Clean Up Veterans Memorial Site

SCHUYLKILL (July 30) - State Senator Andy Dinniman recently visited the Freedoms Foundation’s Medal of Honor Grove to bring attention to the poor condition of the site, raise concerns about its future and call on volunteers to help clean it…
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Dinniman: Alternative Fuel Grants Available

WEST CHESTER (July 27) - State Senator Andy Dinniman encouraged local municipalities, school districts, businesses and nonprofit organizations to take advantage of Pennsylvania’s Alternative Fuels Incentive Grant (AFIG) program.
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Dinnuman Expedites Route 202 Ramp Reconstruction

WEST CHESTER (July 23) - State Senator Andy Dinniman recently worked with PennDOT officials to expedite work on the Route 202 South off-ramp onto High Street in West Goshen.
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Dinniman Announces His “Words do Matter” Bill

State Senator Andy Dinniman recently introduced his “Words Do Matter” bill, which would strike the phrase “mental retardation” from state statutes and state use.
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Dinniman: Commonwealth Approves Four Area Solar Projects

State Sen. Andy Dinniman on Wednesday announced that four solar projects have been selected to receive funding from Pennsylvania’s historic Alternative Energy Investment Fund approved in 2008.
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Dinniman, Senate Approve Budget

WEST CHESTER (June 30) - State Senator Andy Dinniman on Wednesday joined Senate colleagues in approving a state budget that protects families and businesses by holding the line on taxes.
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Dinniman Announces 2010 Brandywine Valley Pond Tour

CHESTER SPRINGS (June 29) - State Senator Andy Dinniman recently joined organizers to announce that the 2010 Brandywine Valley Water Garden Tour will be held on Saturday, July 31 and Sunday, August 1.
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Dinniman Visits Opening of Eagleview Garden

WEST CHESTER (June 24) – Senator Andy Dinniman recently visited the opening of a new organic garden at the Eagleview Senior Apartments at the Potter Building in Uwchlan.
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Senate Passes Dinniman Bill to Decrease College Book Prices

WEST CHESTER (June 23) - State Senator Andy Dinniman’s legislation to help make college more affordable for Pennsylvania students was approved by the Pennsylvania Senate on Wednesday.
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It’s Time to End Lawmakers’ Per Diems

WEST CHESTER (June 16) – State Senator Andy Dinniman wants to end the practice of letting state lawmakers automatically collect a $163 per diem for each day they are in session in Harrisburg – money that is in addition to…
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Property Tax and Rent Rebate Application Deadline Extended

WEST CHESTER (June 4) - State Senator Andy Dinniman announced today that the deadline to apply for the Property Tax and Rent Rebate Program for older adults and residents with disabilities has been extended from June 30 to December 31.
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Dinniman, Houghton Oppose Proposed Sewer Rate Increase

WEST CHESTER (May 21) - State Senator Andy Dinniman and state Representative Tom Houghton announced that they are strongly opposed to Pennsylvania American Water’s request to raise sewer rates by 229 percent for customers of its Coatesville wastewater system.
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Dinniman Helps Save Full-Day Kindergarten Program, Local Tax Dollars

WEST CHESTER (May 12) - Senator Dinniman reported on Wednesday that the Downingtown Area School District has reached an agreement with the state that will let it expand its full-day kindergarten program next year while preserving local tax dollars.
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Dinniman Kicks Off Gleaning Program’s 2010 Growing Season

WEST WHITELAND (May 10) - State Senator Andy Dinniman recently kicked off the Chester County Gleaning Program’s 2010 growing season with a visit to the Uhlman family’s home garden in West Whiteland.
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Senate Education Committee Acts on Charter School Oversight Bill

WEST CHESTER (May 4) – The Senate Education Committee approved a comprehensive overhaul of the state’s charter school law at its meeting today.
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Dinniman Presents $350,000 Grant to the Hickman

WEST CHESTER (April 30) - State Senator Andy Dinniman recently presented a $350,000 Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP) grant to The Hickman Senior Living Community for the construction of its new wing, the Mary Taylor House.
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Commonwealth Expands Chester County’s KIZ

WEST CHESTER (April 22) - Senator Dinniman announced on Thursday that the Commonwealth has expanded Chester County’s Keystone Innovation Zone (KIZ) to include West Chester University, Cheyney University, the Franklin Commons education and enterprise facility in Phoenixville and Tredyffrin’s Evolve…
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Dinniman Announces Recycling Grants

WEST CHESTER (April 20) - Senator Andy Dinniman announced today that two municipalities in Chester County are slated to receive a total of $131,860 in Recycling Performance Grants.
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GlaxoSmithKline Awarded $500,000 for Rooftop Solar Power System

WEST CHESTER (April 14) - Senator Dinniman today announced a $500,000 grant to GlaxoSmithKline to help pay for a 406 kW rooftop solar power system the company will install on its new data center in Upper Providence.
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Home Heating Rebate Program Opens April 21

WEST CHESTER (April 9) - State Senator Andy Dinniman announced that a new rebate program designed to help consumers save money and energy by making it more affordable to upgrade a home heating system will open April 21.
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Time Running Out to Apply for College Financial Aid

WEST CHESTER (April 6) - State Senator Andy Dinniman reminded high school seniors, other prospective college students and their families that the deadline for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is May 1, 2010.
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Dinniman Announces Growing Greener Grants

WEST CHESTER (March 24) - State Senator Andy Dinniman announced today that five environmental conservation and watershed protection projects in Chester and Montgomery counties will receive $591,208 in total state funding through the Growing Greener Program.
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Dinniman: Dispose of Household Hazardous Waste Properly

WEST CHESTER (March 22) - State Senator Andy Dinniman encouraged residents to take advantage of a series of Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events scheduled throughout Chester County in 2010.
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Senators Object to Waivers of the 180-Day Rule for School Instructional Time

HARRISBURG (March 19)—In a joint letter to the state’s Secretary of Education Gerald Zahorchak, the Majority and Minority Chairmen of the Senate Education Committee objected to the department’s willingness to allow school districts to waive the 180-day requirement because of…
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Dinniman: Census Jobs Available

WEST CHESTER (March 10) - State Senator Andy Dinniman reminded residents that plenty of jobs are still available with the U.S. Census Bureau.
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Property Tax Reform is Right Beneath our Feet

WEST CHESTER (March 2) - State Senator Andy Dinniman wants to reduce homeowers’ local property taxes by hundreds of dollars a year with revenues from Pennsylvania’s Marcellus Shale natural gas.
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Dinniman Announces Autism Grants

WEST CHESTER (February 25) - State Senator Andy Dinniman announced that state grants are now available to support children and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and their families.
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Dinniman to Visit Downingtown VFW on Saturday

WEST CHESTER (February 25) - State Senator Andy Dinniman will visit Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 845 of Downingtown on Saturday, February 27 to present post officers with a $5,000 check for their support of families of local Army…
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Dinniman Announces $1.25 Million in Recycling Grants

WEST CHESTER (February 18) - State Senator Andy Dinniman announced today that two Chester County municipalities and the county recycling authority will receive $1,255,039 in total state funding for curbside recycling and yard waste programs.
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Dinniman: West Chester Awarded Solar Energy Grant

WEST CHESTER (February 17) - State Senator Andy Dinniman announced today that the Borough of West Chester was awarded a $123,941 state grant for the construction of a solar photovoltaic energy system on the roof of a new parking garage.
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Tax Return Forms Now Available

WEST CHESTER (February 16) - State and federal personal income tax return forms are now available at state Senator Andy Dinniman’s West Chester District Office.
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Phoenixville’s Gay Street Bridge Named for Veterans

HARRISBURG (February 12) - The Pennsylvania Senate recently passed legislation that officially renames Phoenixville’s Gay Street Bridge, Veterans Memorial Gay Street Bridge.
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Dinniman Reacts to Governor’s Budget Address

HARRISBURG (February 9) - Senator Dinniman made the following statement following Governor Rendell’s budget address:
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Dinniman Announces Recycling Grants

WEST CHESTER (February 2) - Senator Andy Dinniman announced today that three municipalities in Chester County are slated to receive a total of $860,242 in Recycling Performance Grants.
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Time to Apply for College Financial Aid

WEST CHESTER (January 27) – State Senator Andy Dinniman announced the beginning of the financial aid application season for the 2010-11 academic year.
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IFHO Donates to Dinniman’s Food Drive

WEST CHESTER (January 26) - State Senator Andy Dinniman recently thanked the International Food and Health Organization (IFHO) for its generous donation of foodstuffs and canned goods to local food banks.
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Dinniman to Hold Public Meeting on Keystone Exams

West Chester (January 26) – State Senator Andy Dinniman will hold a public meeting on Pennsylvania’s end-of-course Keystone Exams on Monday, February 1, 2010, from 7:30 to 9:00 p.m. at New Eagle Elementary School in the multi-purpose room.
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Bridge Restoration Will Preserve Historic Structure

WEST CHESTER (January 25) - State Senator Andy Dinniman announced that repair work on the 141-year-old Hares Hill Road Bridge, which crosses the French Creek in East Pikeland Township, will preserve the bridge’s structure without undermining its historical integrity.
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Dinniman Secures More than $900,000 for Open Space

WEST CHESTER (January 20) - Senator Andy Dinniman recently helped secure $906,035 in total state funding for the expansion of the Schuylkill River Trail through the northern portion of Chester County and for the preservation of 44 acres of woodlands…
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Dinniman Visits Phoenixville High School

WEST CHESTER (January 15) - State Senator Andy Dinniman recently visited Phoenixville Area High School to commend student members of Teens Against Tobacco Use for their efforts against teen smoking.
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Dinniman Secures Funding for Libraries and Senior Centers

WEST CHESTER (January 13) - State Senator Andy Dinniman recently announced that he has secured $20,000 in state funding for local libraries and $65,000 in funding for local senior centers and senior care services.
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Dinniman Announces Identity Theft Prevention Event

WEST CHESTER (January 8) - State Senator Andy Dinniman invited residents and senior citizens to attend a special Identity Theft Prevention Event set for Wednesday, January 13 from 12:45 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Phoenixville Senior Center.
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Dinniman Secures $100,000 for Devereux

WEST WHITELAND (December 30) - State Senator Andy Dinniman recently secured $100,000 in funding for improvements and renovations to the Devereux Foundation’s Leo Kanner Center.
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Happy Holidays and Happy New Year

WEST CHESTER (December 23) - State Senator Andy Dinniman wishes residents a safe and happy holiday season.
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Committee Unanimously Approves Dinniman School Board Election Reform Bill

HARRISBURG (December 16) - The Senate Education Committee today unanimously approved Senator Andy Dinniman’s Senate Bill 1086, legislation that would end partisan school board elections for the betterment of communities and school districts throughout the Commonwealth.
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Charter School Reform Package Introduced by Senate Education Committee Chairmen

HARRISBURG (December 8) - Pennsylvania’s 12-year old Charter School Law would undergo major revisions under legislation introduced today by the Senate Education Committee Chairmen, Senator Jeffrey Piccola (R-15/Majority Chair) and Senator Andrew Dinniman (D-19/Minority Chair).
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Dinniman Announces Recycling Grants

WEST CHESTER (December 4) - Senator Andy Dinniman announced today that four municipalities in Chester County and the county Solid Waste Authority are slated to receive a total of $102,359 in Recycling Performance Grants.
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Dinniman: Collegeville Air No Longer High in TCE

WEST CHESTER (November 30) - State Senator Andy Dinniman recently announced that the levels of airborne trichloroethylene (TCE) in the Collegeville area are now comparable to those across Pennsylvania, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection’s latest findings.
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Dinniman Launches Food Drive

WEST CHESTER (November 24) –State Senator Andy Dinniman recently launched a food drive at his West Chester District Office.
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Dinniman Announces Energy Conservation Grants

WEST CHESTER (November 20) – State Senator Andy Dinniman announced that two municipalities and two nonprofit organizations in Chester County will receive $709,042 in total PA Conservation Works! grant funding for renewable energy efficiency projects.
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Dinniman Announces Arts Grants

WEST CHESTER (November 19) - State Senator Andy Dinniman announced today that 10 arts organizations and programs in Chester and Montgomery counties will receive $143,485 in total state funding.
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Dinniman Announces Alternative Energy Projects

WEST CHESTER (November 18) - State Senator Andy Dinniman announced that a municipality, a nonprofit organization and two small businesses in Chester County will receive thousands of dollars in state support for alternative energy projects.
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Dinniman Honored by Great Valley H.S. Students

WEST CHESTER (November 18) - Great Valley High School’s Animal Protection Club recently named state Senator Andy Dinniman “Humane Legislator of the Year” for his work to tighten Pennsylvania’s animal protection laws and put an end to puppy mills.
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Pennhurst Property to be a New Park

WEST CHESTER (November 17) – State Senator Andy Dinniman recently joined with state Rep. Tim Hennessey and local officials to mark the conveyance of 96 acres of the former Pennhurst State Hospital property from the Commonwealth to East Vincent Township.
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Dinniman Announces Recycling Grants

WEST CHESTER (October 29) - Senator Andy Dinniman announced today that three municipalities in Chester County are slated to receive a total of $78,749 in Recycling Performance Grants.
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Apply Now for PA Alternative Fuels Grants

WEST CHESTER – State Senator Andy Dinniman encouraged local municipalities, school districts, businesses and nonprofit organizations to take advantage of Pennsylvania’s Alternative Fuels Incentive Grant (AFIG) program.
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Sharing the Harvest a Major Success

PHOENIXVILLE (October 20) - Hundreds of residents representing a broad range of faith-based organizations and nonprofit social service agencies recently joined state Senator Andy Dinniman for Sharing the Harvest at Valley Forge Christian College.
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Dinniman: Apply Now For Environmental Education Grants

HARRISBURG (October 19) - State Senator Andy Dinniman encouraged schools, universities, county conservation districts, nonprofit organizations and businesses to apply for Pennsylvania’s 2010 Environmental Education Grants.
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Pfizer/Wyeth Merger News Looks Good for Local Employees

WEST CHESTER - State Sen. Andy Dinniman said the announcement that Wyeth’s Collegeville site will remain open after it merges with Pfizer is great news for thousands of current area Wyeth employees and could even potentially mean the creation of…
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Dinniman to Hold Sharing the Harvest

WEST CHESTER (October 7) - State Senator Andy Dinniman will hold Sharing the Harvest, a gathering of people of faith and local nonprofit organizations, on Sunday, October 18, from 1 to 4 p.m. in the Chapel of Valley Forge Christian…
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Dinniman to Speak at Interfaith Environmental Symposium

WEST CHESTER (October 2) - State Senator Andy Dinniman will be the keynote speaker at the first Main Line Interfaith Environmental Symposium and Workshops set for Wednesday, October 7 from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Wayne United Methodist Church.
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Dinniman, Rafferty Honor Green Valleys Association

WEST CHESTER (September 30) – State Senators Andy Dinniman and John Rafferty recently recognized the Green Valleys Association on 45 years of protecting and preserving Chester County’s natural resources.
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Dinniman to Hold Town Hall Meeting in Spring City

WEST CHESTER - State Senator Andy Dinniman will hold a Town Hall meeting on Saturday, October 3, at 10 a.m. at the Grace Assembly of God in Spring City to discuss budget, education, transportation and other state issues with residents.
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Dinniman: Preparation Can Prevent Swine Flu

State Senator Andy Dinniman advised Chester and Montgomery County residents to prepare for the coming flu season, and educate themselves about the H1N1 virus, commonly called “the swine flu.”
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Dinniman Calls for Fellow Legislators to Pass the Budget

HARRISBURG – State Senator Andy Dinniman recently challenged his fellow Senators to stay in session until they could agree on a complete budget proposal.
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Dinniman Announces Recycling Grants

WEST CHESTER - Senator Andy Dinniman announced on Friday that three municipalities in Chester County and one in Montgomery County are slated to receive a total of $242,444 in Recycling Performance Grants.
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Dinniman, PennDOT Reduce Paperwork for Volunteer Fire Companies

WEST CHESTER - State Senator Andy Dinniman and Pennsylvania Department of Motor Vehicles officials have agreed to procedural changes that will make it easier for volunteer fire officials to annually register emergency vehicles.
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Dinniman Visits Interfaith Gleaning Garden

DOWNINGTOWN - State Senator Andy Dinniman recently visited the Chester County Interfaith Gleaning Project’s first garden to recognize the volunteers who have made it a success.
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Transco Agrees to Creek-Friendly Crossing Plan

State Sen. Andy Dinniman announced that the Transcontinental Gas Pipeline Company has agreed to transport its natural gas across local rivers in a way that better protects local residents and the environment compared to previously proposed plans.
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Senator Dinniman Presents Flags to Chester County Sheriff

State Senator Andy Dinniman presented new Pennsylvania and American flags to Chester County Sheriff Carolyn “Bunny” Welsh and members of the Sheriff’s Honor Guard.
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Dinniman Thanks Employees at Southeast Veterans Center

EAST VINCENT (July 31) – State Senator Andy Dinniman visited the Southeast Veterans Center today to thank state employees for continuing to serve veterans over the past month despite not getting paid due to the state budget impasse.
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Dinniman, Senate Vote to Extend Unemployment Benefits

State Senator Andy Dinniman voted for and helped pass a bill that will provide an extra seven weeks of stimulus-funded unemployment benefits to those whose unemployment benefits are expiring.
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Dinniman Announces Underage Drinking Prevention Grants

State Senator Andy Dinniman announced that Immaculata University, the West Chester Area School District and the West Chester Borough Police Department will receive state grants to support initiatives aimed at preventing underage and dangerous alcohol use.
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General Assembly Approves Dinniman’s Conveyance Bill

Bill Granting 96 Acres To East Vincent Awaits Gov. Rendell’s Signature State Senator Andy Dinniman’s bill granting 96 acres of Pennhurst State Hospital property to East Vincent has passed its final hurdle in the General Assembly and now awaits the…
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Dinniman Announces Water Improvement Project Funding

State Sen. Andrew Dinniman announced today that four water improvement projects in Chester County received significant state funding. “Improving and upgrading our water systems is essential to keeping communities safe and maintaining proper water treatment for our citizens,” Dinniman said.…
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Dinniman Introduces Bill in Response to OJR Schools’ Superintendent Flap

State Senator Andy Dinniman has introduced a bill to limit the power of school boards in certain situations in response to Owen J. Roberts School Board’s recent termination of District Superintendent Myra Forrest.
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Dinniman: New Law Protects Homeowners from Fraud

State Senator Andy Dinniman reminded homeowners and contractors that the new Home Improvement Consumer Protection Act (HICPA) takes effect on July 1.
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Dinniman Announces Rebate Extension

State Senator Andy Dinniman announced that the filing deadline for eligible Pennsylvanians to apply for the Property Tax and Rent Rebate program has been extended from June 30 to Dec. 31, 2009.
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Parental Notification can Reduce Underage Drinking at College

State Senator Andy Dinniman announced that a new state-commissioned study he requested has found a decrease in alcohol-related misbehavior at universities that notify students’ parents when their underage son or daughter violates drug or alcohol rules.
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Dinniman: College Affordability Key to Economic Growth

State Senator Andy Dinniman said that making higher education more affordable is crucial to rebuilding the Commonwealth’s economy and ensuring a brighter future for the next generation of Pennsylvanians.
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Dinniman: Education Committee Coming to West Chester

State Senator Andy Dinniman announced today that the Senate Education Committee will hold a hearing on the affordability of higher education in Pennsylvania at West Chester University on Thursday, June 4.
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Dinniman: New Property Tax Rebate Web Site Available

State Senator Andy Dinniman recently announced that residents who have applied for property tax or rent rebates can now check the status of their claims online thanks to a new state Web site.
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Dinniman to Introduce Seclusion Rooms Legislation

State Senator Andy Dinniman announced today that he will propose legislation to ban the use of seclusion rooms in schools throughout Pennsylvania.
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Dinniman: Solar Rebate Program Now Open

State Senator Andy Dinniman announced that homeowners and small businesses can now take advantage of a new state solar panel rebate program.
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Dinniman Presents $100,000 Check for Chester County Hospital Expansion

State Senator Andrew Dinniman recently presented Chester County Hospital officials with a check for $100,000 for the hospital’s expansion project. The funds will go towards the West Pavilion Project, a new L-shaped wing that will house a CardioVascular Center and…
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Dinniman Secures $450,000 for Spring City Library

State Senator Andy Dinniman presented a check for $450,000 to local officials for the Spring City Library expansion project at the Spring City Lions Club meeting on Tuesday evening at the Spring Hollow Golf Club.
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Dinniman: WCU to Host Emergency Response Exercise

West Chester — State Senator Andy Dinniman reminded residents that West Chester University (WCU) and the surrounding municipalities will implement a full-scale emergency response exercise on Wednesday, May 6, 2009, between the hours of 8 a.m. and 1 p.m.
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Dinniman Visits Warwich Childcare

State Senator Andy Dinniman recently joined Chester County Sheriff Carolyn Welsh in visiting Warwick Childcare’s Lionville Center to highlight the importance of quality early childhood education programs.
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Senators Dinniman, Pileggi Host Meeting on Route 29 Slip Ramp, Turnpike Widening Projects

WEST CHESTER - Senator Andrew Dinniman (D-19) and Senate Majority Leader Dominic Pileggi (R-9) today hosted a meeting with officials from the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission, along with various local and regional officials, to discuss two important improvement projects on the…
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Dinniman: Solar Rebates Coming Soon

State Senator Andy Dinniman announced that a new state program will soon be in place to help homeowners and small businesses afford solar power systems. The Commonwealth Finance Authority board recently voted unanimously to borrow $30 million to get the…
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Dinniman to Speak at “Stomp Out Stigma” Event

State Senator Andy Dinniman is set to speak at the 2nd Annual “Stomp Out Stigma” event set for the morning of Sunday, April 19, at Immaculata University.
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Dinniman to Receive Penn State Alumni Award

State Senator Andy Dinniman is set to receive the 2009 Leadership and Service Award from the Alumni Society of Penn State University’s College of Education.
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Dinniman: Volunteer for Earth Day Events

State Senator Andy Dinniman encouraged residents to sign up to participate in this spring’s Earth Day events to keep our neighborhoods, parks and roadways clean. Dinniman plans to participate in the Lionville Youth Association’s annual cleanup of Lionville Park, along…
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Senate Unanimously Approves Senator Dinniman’s Bill Granting 96 Acres to East Vincent

The Pennsylvania Senate has unanimously approved State Senator Andy Dinniman’s legislation conveying 96 acres of former Pennhurst State Hospital property to East Vincent Township.
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Dinniman Obtains $20,000 For Domestic Violence Center

WEST CHESTER (March 30) – State Senator Andy Dinniman recently obtained $20,000 in state funding to provide playground equipment for children at the Domestic Violence Center of Chester County (DVCCC) and its Early Care and Education Center.
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Dinniman Announces $55 Million in Funding for Chester County Roads and Bridges

WEST CHESTER - State Senator Andy Dinniman announced that the state will spend more than $55 million for 22 road and bridge improvement projects throughout Chester County this year.
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Dinniman Honors Honey Brook Ambulance Heroes

When Harvey Rottman suffered a sudden heart attack one early January morning, his wife, Pauline, a former Honey Brook Ambulance EMT, immediately knew what to do: call 9-1-1.
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Dinniman: Federal Loans Available for Coatesville Arson Victims

Coatesville residents who lost their homes in a devastating January fire may be eligible for disaster assistance, according to Senator Andrew Dinniman and Senator John Rafferty. The Small Business Administration is presently accepting applications for disaster loans at a temporary…
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Dinniman Speaks at Philadelphia Go Green Expo

State Senator Andy Dinniman participated in a panel discussion on sustainable transportation at the Philadelphia Go Green Expo on Saturday, March 14 at the Philadelphia Convention Center.
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Dinniman Disappointed by Williams Transco’s Legal Moves

State Sen. Andy Dinniman said he has been informed that Williams Transco will file condemnation actions today against those who own property in the path of its Chester County pipeline-expansion project.
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Dinniman: New Program Helps Homeowners Improve Energy Efficiency

State Senator Andy Dinniman said a new state program can help homeowners lower heating and cooling costs. The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection is now accepting applications for its new Keystone HELP Energy Efficiency Loan and Rebate Program, which gives…
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Dinniman Holds Hearing on Citizen Accountability Corps Act

Senator Andy Dinniman recently introduced the Citizen Accountability Corps Act, ground breaking legislation that calls for the establishment of a citizens’ oversight board and corps to monitor Pennsylvania’s federal stimulus infrastructure funds.
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Dinniman Celebrates Black History Month

WEST CHESTER (February 23) – State Senator Andy Dinniman recently visited Sankofa Academy, an Afrocentric charter school located in West Chester, in honor of Black History Month.
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Dinniman to Hold Committee Hearing on Recession’s Local Impact

WEST CHESTER (February 23) – Senator Andy Dinniman and Senate colleagues will convene a meeting in Chester County on Thursday to hear from local white-collar professionals who are unemployed due to the poor economy.
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Dinniman: Apply Now for Homestead Exclusion

WEST CHESTER (Feb. 19) – State Senator Andy Dinniman today reminded new homeowners in Chester and Montgomery counties to file for a homestead exclusion if they have not done so already.
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Dinniman Hosts Lincoln Bicentennial Celebration

WEST CHESTER (February 12) – State Senator Andy Dinniman hosted a celebration of Abraham Lincoln’s 200th Birthday at the Lincoln Building in West Chester today.
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Dinniman: Budget Must Hold Line on Taxes, Invest in Education

State Senator Andy Dinniman said Wednesday that the upcoming budget must hold the line on taxes, while maintaining investments in education and providing important tuition relief to thousands of Pennsylvania college students.
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Dinniman Visits Local Cub Scouts

State Senator Andy Dinniman recently visited East Fallowfield Cub Scout Pack 219 as the group prepared for a trip to the Pennsylvania Capitol in Harrisburg. Dinniman talked with the Cub Scouts about how the Pennsylvania Legislature works and presented them…
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Dinniman Announces Clean Energy, Biofuels Grants

WEST CHESTER (January 30) – State Senator Andy Dinniman announced today that West Chester University and three Chester County school districts will receive $387,185 in total state funding for renewable energy and biofuels projects.
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State Responds to Senators’ Call for Help

WEST CHESTER (January 29) – In response to a letter from two state Senators urging Gov. Ed Rendell to use state resources to assist the city of Coatesville during its state of emergency, more help is on the way.
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Dinniman Presents Check for Planned Downingtown Library, Senior Center

DOWNINGTOWN (January 26) – State Senator Andy Dinniman recently presented a check for $500,000 to local library and senior center officials to assist in the construction of a new combined Downingtown Library and Downingtown Area Senior Center.
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Senators Urge State Action in Ending Coatesville Arsons

HARRISBURG (January 26) – Following another arson fire which destroyed 15 homes in the city of Coatesville, Chester County, two state Senators are calling upon Gov. Ed Rendell to use all the Commonwealth’s resources to assist the city as it…
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Dinniman Unveils Guide to Pharmaceutical Prescription Assistance Programs

WEST CHESTER (January 20) – State Senator Andy Dinniman on Tuesday unveiled a new guide to help under- and uninsured residents access the many prescription assistance programs that pharmaceutical companies have to offer.
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Dinniman Unveils Guide to Pharmaceutical Prescription Assistance Programs

WEST CHESTER (January 20) – State Senator Andy Dinniman on Tuesday unveiled a new guide to help under- and uninsured residents access the many prescription assistance programs that pharmaceutical companies have to offer.
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Dinniman: Tax Credit Applications Now Available for Volunteer Firefighters and First Responders

WEST CHESTER (January 15) – State Senator Andy Dinniman announced today that volunteer firefighters and emergency first responders can now obtain applications for a $100 tax credit on their state income taxes.
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Dinniman: Small Business Energy Efficiency Grants Now Available

WEST CHESTER (January 14) – State Senator Andy Dinniman announced today that local small businesses can now apply for the Small Business Energy Efficiency Grant Program, which helps pay for projects that improve energy efficiency.
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Dinniman: Small Business Energy Efficiency Grants Now Available

WEST CHESTER (January 14) – State Senator Andy Dinniman announced today that local small businesses can now apply for the Small Business Energy Efficiency Grant Program, which helps pay for projects that improve energy efficiency.
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Dinniman Joins Education Commission of the States

WEST CHESTER (January 13) - State Senator Andy Dinniman has been appointed to the Education Commission of the States, an interstate compact that helps states develop effective public education policies and practices.
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Dinniman Secures State Funding For Modena Park

WEST CHESTER (January 9) – State Senator Andy Dinniman recently secured $10,000 in state funding to improve and maintain Ray Culbertson Park in Modena.
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Dinniman Sworn In To Second Term

WEST CHESTER (January 6) – State Senator Andy Dinniman was sworn into office Tuesday to serve his first four-year term representing Pennsylvania’s 19th Senatorial District.
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Dinniman Gets New Committee Assignments

WEST CHESTER (January 2) – State Senator Andy Dinniman announced Friday that his committee assignments for the 2008-2009 legislative session have been finalized and now include a seat as minority chair of the Senate Education Committee.
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Dinniman Rings Bell For Salvation Army

WEST CHESTER – State Senator Andy Dinniman rang the bell and solicited donations for the Salvation Army of West Chester Thursday afternoon. Dinniman rang the bill at the corner of Church and Market Streets to encourage passers-by to reach out…
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Dinniman: PA to Honor Best 50 Women in Business

WEST CHESTER – Pennsylvania is looking to recognize top businesswomen from across the state, state Senator Andy Dinniman announced today.
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Dinniman Wishes Residents a Happy Thanksgiving

WEST CHESTER (November 26) – State Senator Andy Dinniman wishes residents a Happy Thanksgiving and encourages travelers to take extra time and care on our roadways this holiday season.
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Dinniman Remembers Lt. Governor Knoll

WEST CHESTER (November 13) – State Senator Andy Dinniman on Thursday remembered Lt. Gov. Catherine Baker Knoll as a trailblazer and friend who devoted her entire life to public service.
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Dinniman Announces Start of West Pikeland Bridge Project

WEST CHESTER (November 13) – State Senator Andrew Dinniman on Thursday announced that the $1.1 million project to replace the Clover Mill Road Bridge in West Pikeland is scheduled to begin on Tuesday, Nov. 18.
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Dinniman Announces $1.5 Million for New Library, Senior Center Facilities

WEST CHESTER (Nov. 6) – State Senator Andrew Dinniman announced $500,000 in state funding to help Downingtown build a library/senior center and $500,000 each to Phoenixville and Spring City to help with their library construction plans.
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Dinniman: Web Site Answers Autism Insurance Questions

WEST CHESTER (Oct. 31) –State Senator Andy Dinniman announced Friday that a new state Web site can answer many questions regarding insurance coverage of autism spectrum disorder.
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Dinniman Announces Recycling Grants

WEST CHESTER (October 24) – Senator Andy Dinniman announced Friday that three municipalities in Chester County are slated to receive a total of $102,280 in Recycling Performance Grants.
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Dinniman Honors Dog Training Club of Chester County

WEST CHESTER – State Senator Andy Dinniman recently recognized the Dog Training Club of Chester County on being named an “Outstanding Dog Club” for the third straight year by the Pennsylvania Federation of Dog Clubs.
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Dinniman Presents $500,000 for County Public Safety Center

WEST CHESTER – State Senator Andy Dinniman on Thursday presented $500,000 to area emergency response officials for the planned Chester County Public Safety Training Center.
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Dinniman Calls for Stronger Protections on Pipeline Projects

WEST WHITELAND – State Senator Andy Dinniman on Wednesday called on federal representatives to support stronger protections for those affected by natural gas pipeline projects.
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Dinniman Honored for His Support of Small Business

HARRISBURG – State Senator Andy Dinniman was honored by the National Federation of Independent Business on Monday for his perfect record of support for small businesses in Chester and Montgomery counties and throughout Pennsylvania.
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American Flags Lowered for Fallen Firefighters

WEST CHESTER – State Sen. Andy Dinniman said federal buildings lowered American flags at half-staff on Sunday to memorialize fallen firefighters.
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American Flags to be Lowered for Fallen Firefighters

Tribute in Observance of Sunday’s National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service October 2, 2008 CONTACT: MARTIN INDARS                 PHONE: 610-692-2112      mindars@pasenate.com   WEST CHESTER – State Sen. Andy Dinniman said federal buildings will fly their American flags at half-staff on Sunday to memorialize…
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No Swimming Pool-Related Outbreaks this Summer says Dinniman

Health officials, pool operators stepped up efforts to promote safe and healthy swimming October 1, 2008 CONTACT: MARTIN INDARS                 PHONE: 610-692-2112      mindars@pasenate.com   WEST CHESTER – State Senator Andy Dinniman on Wednesday announced that there were no reported cases of public…
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Senate Approves Dinniman’s Pipeline Resolution

Resolution Seeks Expanded Rights for Property Owners, Local Governments September 24, 2008 CONTACT: MARTIN INDARS                 PHONE: 610-692-2112      mindars@pasenate.com   HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania Senate today unanimously approved State Senator Andy Dinniman’s resolution urging stronger protections for those affected by natural gas…
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Senate Committee Approves Dinniman’s Pipeline Resolution

S.R.  375 Now Goes to Senate Floor for Final Vote September 23, 2008 CONTACT: MARTIN INDARS                 PHONE: 610-692-2112      mindars@pasenate.com   HARRISBURG – A Senate committee on Tuesday unanimously approved state Senator Andy Dinniman’s resolution to help local governments and property owners…
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Senator Dinniman Introduces Legislation on Natural Gas Pipelines

Says Sunday Gas Line Explosion in Va. Highlights Need For Change in Law HARRISBURG – State Senator Andy Dinniman on Wednesday introduced legislation to help local governments and property owners facing natural gas pipeline projects like those currently planned for…
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Dinniman Salutes Lions Club’s Flag Project

WEST CHESTER – State Senator Andy Dinniman recently participated in the West Chester Lions Club’s Fly the Flag Project. “I think this is a great way to show our patriotism and support the West Chester Lions, who have served the…
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Dinniman Honors Chester County Sheriff, Deputies

WEST CHESTER – State Senator Andy Dinniman recognized Chester County Sheriff Carolyn “Bunny” Welsh and her deputies Thursday for receiving the 2008 Crime Prevention Office of the Sheriff Award from the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency. Dinniman presented Sheriff…
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Dinniman Delivers $5,000 to Meals on Wheels

TRAPPE – State Senator Andy Dinniman recently visited Meals on Wheels of Montgomery County Family Services and presented the organization with $5,000 in state funding. “Meals on Wheels provides an invaluable service to the elderly, disabled and homebound residents of…
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Dinniman Announces Environmental Education Grants

August 21, 2008 CONTACT: MARTIN INDARS PHONE: 610-692-2112 mindars@pasenate.com WEST CHESTER – State Senator Andy Dinniman announced today that two grants have been awarded to support local environmental education projects. The grants, which come through the Department of Environmental Protection’s…
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Dinniman: Feds Approval of Gasline Project ‘Unacceptable’

Senator Calls Meeting for Monday to Discuss Local Response August 15, 2008 CONTACT: MARTIN INDARS PHONE: 610-692-2112 mindars@pasenate.com WEST CHESTER (Aug. 15) – State Sen. Andy Dinniman called “unacceptable” the federal government’s approval of a pipeline project in his district…
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Senator Dinniman Visits Chester County Art Association

 Pa. Council on the Arts to give funding to 15 Chester County organizations August 14, 2008 CONTACT: MARTIN INDARS PHONE: 610-692-2112 mindars@pasenate.com WEST CHESTER (Aug. 14) – State Senator Andy Dinniman visited the Chester County Art Association Thursday to sit…
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Dinniman gets Answers from Utility regarding Gas Blast

August 11, 2008 CONTACT: MARTIN INDARS PHONE: 610-692-2112 mindars@pasenate.com WEST CHESTER (Aug. 11) – In the wake of the July 25 gas explosion in West Chester, Aqua America has told State Senator Andy Dinniman that it will re-emphasize with its…
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Dinniman Visits Angel Food Ministries

August 1, 2008 CONTACT: ADAM CIRUCCI PHONE: 610-692-2112 acirucci@pasenate.com WEST CHESTER - State Senator Andy Dinniman praised Angel Food Ministries after a recent visit to its distribution center at Grace Assembly of God in Spring City. “Angel Food Ministries offers…
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Dinniman: Residents Deserve Answers for Gas Blast

July 28, 2008 CONTACT: ADAM CIRUCCI PHONE: 610-692-2112 acirucci@pasenate.com WEST CHESTER - State Senator Andy Dinniman sent a letter to Nicholas DeBenedictis, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Aqua America, expressing concern about the July 25 gas explosion, which according…
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Local Hero Joins Senator Dinniman in State Capitol

June 30, 2008 CONTACT: MARTIN INDARS PHONE: 610-692-2112 mindars@pasenate.com                                                                 In the Main Rotunda of the state Capitol, state Sen. Andrew E. Dinniman and other legislators welcomed Lara Phillips, a young woman battling cancer while serving in the PA National Guard. …
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Senators Pileggi, Dinniman Seek Faster Track For Route 202 Project

Sec. Biehler: Widening may begin in 2010 instead of 2011 June 20, 2008 CONTACT: MARTIN INDARS PHONE: 610-692-2112 mindars@pasenate.com                                                                 HARRISBURG – Senate Majority Leader Dominic Pileggi and State Senator Andy Dinniman are working to expedite the widening of U.S Route…
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Dinniman Backs Four Bills for Fire and EMS Volunteers

Bipartisan Legislative Package Provides Tax Credits for Emergency Volunteers June 9, 2008 CONTACT: ADAM CIRUCCI PHONE: 610-692-2112 acirucci@pasenate.com HARRISBURG – Senator Andy Dinniman was joined by Senate colleagues Monday in supporting a package of four bills that would provide tax…
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Dinniman Backs Four Bills for Fire and EMS Volunteers

Bipartisan Legislative Package Provides Tax Credits for Emergency Volunteers June 9, 2008 CONTACT: ADAM CIRUCCI PHONE: 610-692-2112 acirucci@pasenate.com HARRISBURG – Senator Andy Dinniman was joined by Senate colleagues Monday in supporting a package of four bills that would provide tax…
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Dinniman: “We Can Stop Hunger in Chester County”

State Senator Partners with the Cares Food Network in Potato Growing Project June 6, 2008 CONTACT: ADAM CIRUCCI PHONE: 610-692-2112 acirucci@pasenate.com                                                                 WEST CHESTER - State Senator Andy Dinniman recently partnered with the Cares Food Network (formerly the Chester County Cares…
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Dinniman Gives $25,000 to Chester County SPCA

June 4, 2008 CONTACT: MARTIN INDARS                 PHONE: 610-692-2112      mindars@pasenate.com                                                                    WEST CHESTER - State Senator Andy Dinniman recently announced that he has secured $25,000 in state funding for the Chester County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA). The…
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Dinniman Dedicates Downingtown Veterans Memorial

Senator Secured $15,000 in Funding for New Portion of Veterans Monument May 29, 2008 CONTACT: MARTIN INDARS                 PHONE: 610-692-2112      mindars@pasenate.com       WEST CHESTER – State Senator Andy Dinniman joined local veterans and residents to dedicate the Downingtown Veterans Memorial in Kerr…
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Dinniman Applauds Local Health Officials for New Steps Against Recreational Water Illnesses

Chester, Montgomery Counties Take New Measures to Educate Public, Pool Operators May 23, 2008 CONTACT: MARTIN INDARS                 PHONE: 610-692-2112      mindars@pasenate.com       WEST CHESTER – State Senator Andy Dinniman on Thursday applauded local county health officials and public-pool operators for taking new…
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Dinniman: Watch Out For E-mail Scam

Identity Theft Scheme Uses Bogus IRS E-mails, Talk of Rebates to Lure Victims May 14, 2008 CONTACT: ADAM CIRUCCI PHONE: 610-692-2112 acirucci@pasenate.com WEST CHESTER - State Senator Andy Dinniman cautioned Chester and Montgomery County taxpayers to be on the lookout…
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Dinniman, Fellow County Senators Give $1 Million to Public Safety Training Center

May 8, 2008 CONTACT: MARTIN INDARS                 PHONE: 610-692-2112      mindars@pasenate.com                                                                    WEST CHESTER - Chester County’s state senators presented a $1 million check for the Chester County Public Safety Training Center on Wednesday, May 7, at the Chester County Economic Development Council…
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Dinniman Announces Property Tax Relief Totals

May 1, 2008 CONTACT: MARTIN INDARS PHONE: 610-692-2112 mindars@pasenate.com             WEST CHESTER – State Senator Andy Dinniman announced today that Chester and Montgomery County homeowners in his legislative district would receive more than $22 million in tax relief from gaming…
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Dinniman Visits Lionville Earth Day

State Senator Andy Dinniman joined volunteers at the annual Lionville Youth Association Earth Day cleanup held recently at Lionville Park. Dinniman helped students from Lionville Middle School's "Phoenix Team" clean up the park and plant flowers in preparation for the…
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Dinniman Launches Cultural Reference Guide

Web site, Publication Highlight Nonprofit Cultural Organizations in the 19th District April 21, 2008 CONTACT: ADAM CIRUCCI PHONE: 610-692-2112 acirucci@pasenate.com WEST CHESTER - Senator Andy Dinniman recently unveiled the first Reference Guide to Nonprofit Cultural Organizations in Pennsylvania’s 19th District.…
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Dinniman to Launch Cultural Rerferenc Guide

Web site, Publication Highlight Nonprofit Cultural Organizations in the 19th District April 14, 2008 CONTACT: ADAM CIRUCCI PHONE: 610-692-2112 acirucci@pasenate.com WEST CHESTER - Senator Andy Dinniman is set to unveil the first Reference Guide to Nonprofit Cultural Organizations in Pennsylvania’s…
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Dinniman Visits Local Veterans’ Breakfast

April 2, 2008 CONTACT: ADAM CIRUCCI PHONE: 610-692-2112 acirucci@pasenate.com UWCHLAN - State Senator Andy Dinniman and Pennsylvania’s Deputy Adjutant General for Veterans Affairs, Scott Wagner, visited 200 local veterans at their monthly breakfast at the Exton Diner on Tuesday. “This…
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Dinniman Honors Local Volunteers

April 2, 2008 CONTACT: ADAM CIRUCCI PHONE: 610-692-2112 acirucci@pasenate.com WEST CHESTER - April 2, 2008 - Senator Andy Dinniman recently honored local volunteers at the Retired & Senior Volunteer Program’s (RSVP) Annual Volunteer Recognition Luncheon at the Radley Run Country…
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Safe Harbor to Present Second Annual “Senator Andrew Dinniman Award”

Serving the 19th Senatorial District March 28, 2008 CONTACT: ADAM CIRUCCI PHONE: 610-692-2112 acirucci@pasenate.com WEST CHESTER - Safe Harbor of Greater West Chester will announce the winner of its second annual Senator Andrew Dinniman Award at its fundraising dinner set…
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Dinniman: Digital Converter Box Applications Available

March 6, 2008 CONTACT: JON EWALD PHONE: 610-692-2112 jewald@pasenate.com WEST CHESTER - State Senator Andy Dinniman announced today that applications are available to receive coupons for a free television converter box, as the national transition to an all-digital television format…
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Dinniman Honors Reunited Bellingham WWII Veterans

Gordon Whiting and Manuel Ardao Both Served in 323rd Engineering Battalion in Japan February 22, 2008 CONTACT: ADAM CIRUCCI PHONE: 610-692-2112 acirucci@pasenate.com WEST CHESTER - State Senator Andy Dinniman on Thursday recognized two World War II veterans who, after 64…
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PCBL Names Dinniman ‘Elected State Official of the Year’

State Senator Honored for Work on Behalf of Public Libraries February 14, 2008 CONTACT: ADAM CIRUCCI PHONE: 610-692-2112 acirucci@pasenate.com WEST CHESTER - State Senator Andy Dinniman was recently named Elected State Official of the Year by the statewide organization, Pennsylvania…
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Dinniman: Bill Protects Prepaid Heating Oil Customers

January 30, 2008 CONTACT: MARTIN INDARS                 PHONE: 610-692-2112      mindars@pasenate.com                                                                    WEST CHESTER - State Senator Andy Dinniman has co-sponsored legislation that will help protect consumers who enter prepaid contracts for home heating oil, kerosene, or liquefied petroleum gas. “This winter, thousands…
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Dinniman: Apply Now for 2007 Property Tax and Rent Rebate

WEST CHESTER (Januray 23) - State Senator Andy Dinniman announced today that eligible Chester and Montgomery county residents can apply for the 2007 Property Tax and Rent Rebate Program. “Every year thousands of Pennsylvanians who qualify for assistance through this…
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Dinniman Introduces Alcohol Accountability Act

Legislation gives funding, enforcement authority to municipalities CONTACT: MARTIN INDARS                 PHONE: 610-692-2112      mindars@pasenate.com                                                                    WEST CHESTER - State Senator Andy Dinniman on Tuesday presented legislation designed to help Pennsylvania municipalities, particularly college towns, tackle alcohol-related issues and crime. Senator Dinniman formally…
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Dinniman: Time to Apply for College Financial Aid

CONTACT: DIANE SHEPPARD PHONE: 610-692-2112 dsheppard@pasenate.com WEST CHESTER - State Senator Andy Dinniman announced the beginning of the financial aid application season for the 2008-2009 academic year. “I invite high school seniors and their families to contact my office to…
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Senate Approves Sen. Dinniman’s Hybrid-Car Rebate Plan

CONTACT: MARTIN INDARS PHONE: 610-692-2112 mindars@pasenate.com HARRISBURG (Dec. 13) - The Pennsylvania Senate has overwhelmingly approved Senator Andy Dinniman’s plan to expand Pennsylvania’s hybrid-car rebate program, which is one part of the Alternative Energy Investment Act. The entire bill will…
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Dinniman Announces $1.2 Million in Conservation Grants

CONTACT: MARTIN INDARS PHONE: 610-692-2112 mindars@pasenate.com December 5, 2007 WEST CHESTER - State Senator Andy Dinniman announced Wednesday that $1,225,400 has been awarded to local municipalities and land trusts for the development of park and conservation projects. “The funding will…
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Dinniman Makes PennFuture’s Holiday “Nice List”

November 30, 2007 CONTACT: Martin Indars 1-610-692-2112 WEST CHESTER - State Senator Andy Dinniman said on Friday that he was pleased that PennFuture selected him as one of six lawmakers on “Santa’s Nice List” for his stance on alternative energy…
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Dinniman Gives $20,000 Check to Code Blue Program

Nov. 28, 2007 WEST CHESTER - Senator Andy Dinniman on Thursday presented a $20,000 check to the Salvation Army of West Chester for its Code Blue program. Senator Dinniman secured the state funding after learning that the Salvation Army did…
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More Than 500 Attend Dinniman’s “Sharing the Harvest”

CONTACT: Martin Indars 1-610-692-2112 November 20, 2007 WEST CHESTER - More than 500 residents attended Senator Andy Dinniman’s “Sharing the Harvest: People of Faith Respond,” a gathering focused on understanding the plight of those in need on Monday evening at…
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Dinniman Holds “Sharing the Harvest”

November 14, 2007 CONTACT: MARTIN INDARS PHONE: 610-692-2112 mindars@pasenate.com WEST CHESTER - State Senator Andy Dinniman announced that he will hold “Sharing the Harvest: People of Faith Respond,” a gathering focused on understanding the plight of those in need on…
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Dinniman Wants More Rebates for Hybrid Vehicles

CONTACT: MARTIN INDARS PHONE: 610-692-2112 mindars@pasenate.com WEST CHESTER, Nov. 1 - State Senator Andy Dinniman wants to expand Pennsylvania’s hybrid-car rebate program so that thousands more Pennsylvanians can afford to purchase these cleaner-running, gas-saving vehicles. Dinniman will soon introduce legislation…
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Dinniman: Help Available for Home Heating Bills

CONTACT: AMANDA AXSOM PHONE: 610-692-2112 aaxsom@pasenate.com WEST CHESTER - State Senator Andy Dinniman reminds those in need that assistance is available for Pennsylvanians who face difficulty paying their home heating bills this winter. “As temperatures drop, residents on low or…
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Dinniman Recognizes 106-Year-Old

CONTACT: MARTIN INDARS PHONE: 717-787-5709 mindars@pasenate.com WEST CHESTER - State Senator Andy Dinniman recently visited Lydia Hollingsworth Thomas in celebration of her upcoming 106th Birthday. “It is my pleasure to join Mrs. Thomas in marking 106 great years,” Dinniman said.…
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Dinniman Announces Recycling Grants

SENATOR ANDREW E. DINNIMAN CONTACT: MARTIN INDARS PHONE: 610-692-2112 PHONE: 610-692-2112 www.senatordinniman.com mindars@pasenate.com WEST CHESTER - Senator Dinniman announced that five municipalities in Chester County are slated to receive a total of $349,074 in Recycling Performance Grants. “These townships have…
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Dinniman Urges Residents to Get Flu Shots

SENATOR ANDREW E. DINNIMAN CONTACT: ADAM CIRUCCI PHONE: 610-692-2112 PHONE: 610-692-2112 www.senatordinniman.com acirucci@pasenate.com WEST CHESTER - With record supplies of the influenza vaccine available this season, state Sen. Andy Dinniman on Wednesday urged all Pennsylvanians to protect themselves by getting…
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Dinniman, Williams hold Hearing on PA Open Records Law

CONTACT: MARTIN INDARS PHONE: 610-692-2112 PHONE: 610-692-2112 www.senatordinniman.com mindars@pasenate.com HAVERFORD, OCT. 12, 2007 - State Sens. Andy Dinniman and Connie Williams today discussed Pennsylvania’s Open Records Law and how it can be improved at a public hearing at the Haverford…
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State Senator to be Honored for Work on Human Relations, Libraries

CONTACT: MARTIN INDARS PHONE: 610-692-2112 PHONE: 610-692-2112 www.senatordinniman.com mindars@pasenate.com WEST CHESTER - State Senator Andy Dinniman will receive not one but two awards this weekend for his work to strengthen community relations and improve public libraries. The Human Relations Council…
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Dinniman: Senate Sessions Now Available on the Internet

CONTACT: MARTIN INDARS PHONE: 610-692-2112 PHONE: 717-787-5709 www.senatordinniman.com mindars@pasenate.com WEST CHESTER, OCT. 2, 2007 - State Sen. Andy Dinniman announced that beginning today the Senate of Pennsylvania is broadcasting all session floor activity live on the Internet. To access the…
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Dinniman Announces ‘Classrooms for the Future’ Funding

WEST CHESTER, SEPT. 28, 2007 - State Sen. Andy Dinniman announced that this year’s expansion of the Classrooms for the Future program will bring millions in technology funding to four local school districts. The West Chester Area School District received…
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Dinniman district office is collecting used cell phones for Domestic Violence Center

WEST CHESTER- (Sept. 5)- State Senator Andy Dinniman asks residents to bring their old cell phones to his district office at 1 North Church Street in West Chester so that they can be donated to the Domestic Violence Center of…
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Dinniman to Hold Seminar on Pennsylvania’s Energy Future

CONTACT: MARTIN INDARS PHONE: 610-692-2112 PHONE: 610-692-2112 www.senatordinniman.com mindars@pasenate.com WEST CHESTER - Senator Andy Dinniman announced today that he will hold a special seminar to discuss the Governor’s Energy Independence Strategy and talk about the upcoming special legislative session on…
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DINNIMAN: MIA RELATIVE’S DNA LOCATED

WEST CHESTER - State Sen. Andy Dinniman announced today that a DNA sample has been obtained from a relative of Master Sgt. John Gerhard Linkowski, a Chester County resident who went Missing in Action (MIA) in 1950 while serving in…
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Time to Renew DO-NOT- CALL Registration

WEST CHESTER, AUG. 3, 2007 - State Sen. Andy Dinniman today urged consumers who signed up for the state’s Do Not Call list in 2002 to renew their registration. “This law is just as popular and important today as it…
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Dinniman: Free Transit Rides Expanded for Seniors

WEST CHESTER, Aug. 2, 2007 - State Sen. Andy Dinniman announced today that senior citizens can now enjoy free rides on public transportation at all times. “For many older Pennsylvanians public transportation is a lifeline. They rely on it to…
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Dinniman Seeks Relatives of Man Lost in Korean War

Federal, Private Effort Attempts to Link MIAs with Unidentified Remains WEST CHESTER, July 25, 2007 - State Sen. Andy Dinniman is asking the public’s help in tracking down relatives of Master Sgt. John Gerhard Linkowski, a Chester County resident who…
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Dinniman: Drinking Takes Toll on College Communities

WEST CHESTER, May 2 – State Senator Andy Dinniman will host a hearing of the Senate Democratic Policy Committee to examine how excessive drinking affects university-area communities on Wednesday, May 2. The hearing will address the law-enforcement and nuisance-crime issues…
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Dinniman Introduces Bill That Gets Tough on TCE

HARRISBURG, April 30 –  State Senator Andy Dinniman has introduced a bill that sets tougher TCE-emission standards on two Collegeville-area companies releasing high levels of the hazardous pollutant into the air. On Monday, Dinniman introduced legislation that would require local…
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Senators Rafferty Dinniman, Representative Vereb Dismayed by EPA, Congress

CONTACT: Martin Indars 1-610-692-2112 April 24, 2007 COLLEGEVILLE - Senators John Rafferty (R-Montgomery, Chester, Berks) and Andy Dinniman (D-Chester, Montgomery) along with Representative Mike Vereb (R-Montgomery) are dismayed to learn that new regulations by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regarding…
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Dinniman to Hold Alcohol Hearing on May 2

April 20, 2007 WEST CHESTER – State Senator Andy Dinniman will hold a hearing on Wednesday, May 2, to discuss how excessive drinking affects communities such as State College, Bloomsburg and West Chester. The Senate Democratic Policy Committee will meet…
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Dinniman Reminds Students of Upcoming Financial Aid Deadline

April 18, 2007 WEST CHESTER – State Sen. Andy Dinniman reminds Pennsylvania families that the deadline for most college-bound students to apply for the Pennsylvania State Grant aid for the upcoming school year is May 1. “Many Pennsylvania students rely…
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Dinniman Launches New Web Site

WEST CHESTER – State Senator Andy Dinniman recently announced the launch of his new Web site at a new Internet address, www.senatordinniman.com. "The Web site has a new address, but it will continue to be the of vital information and…
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Dinniman Announces Video Contest Winners

CONTACT: Diane Sheppard 1-610-692-2112 WEST CHESTER – State Senator Andy Dinniman announced Wednesday that West Chester East Sophomore Joe Amodei is one of three finalists in the Operation Safe Surf Video Contest. “Education is key in keeping our children safe…
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Dinniman Named to Technology Development Authority Board

CONTACT: MARTIN INDARS 1-717-787-5709 or 1-484-883-1628 State Sen. Andy Dinniman announced Friday that he has been selected for a two-year term on the Ben Franklin Technology Development Authority’s (BFTDA) board of directors. “Technological development is the driving force of Pennsylvania’s…
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Dinniman Joins Autism Caucus

CONTACT: MARTIN INDARS 1-717-787-5709 or 1-484-883-1628 State Senator Andy Dinniman announced Thursday that he has signed on as a member of the Joint House and Senate Autism Caucus. “Autism affects families of all backgrounds and incomes, so it’s important that…
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Dinniman to Introduce Alternative Fuel Bill

CONTACT: MARTIN INDARS 1-717-787-5709 or 1-484-883-1628 WEST CHESTER, March 16 - State Senator Andrew Dinniman announced on Friday that he will soon introduce the PennSecurity Fuels Initiative Act, a key piece of Gov. Rendell’s Energy Independence Strategy. The PennSecurity Fuels…
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All Uninsured Kids Covered Under Expanded CHIP Program

CONTACT: MARTIN INDARS 1-717-787-5709 or 1-484-883-1628 WEST CHESTER, March 16 - State Sen. Andy Dinniman announced today that, “Cover All Kids,” Pennsylvania’s expanded Children’s Health Insurance Program has received the final piece of federal approval. “Thanks to the new guidelines…
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Dinniman’s ChesCo Land Law Nears Approval

CONTACT: MARTIN INDARS 1-717-787-5709 or 1-484-883-1628 HARRISBURG, March 15 - State Senator Andy Dinniman announced today that legislation paving the way for the creation of a more than 1,000-acre open-space preserve in Chester County is expected to receive final Senate…
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Dinniman: Deadline Extended for Home Heating Aid Applications

WEST CHESTER, MARCH 12, 2007 - State Sen. Andy Dinniman announced that families in need of heating assistance will benefit from larger crisis grants and an extended application deadline for the Low Income Energy Assistance (LIHEAP) program. “Many Pennsylvania families…
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Dinniman Remarks on Death of Barbaro

CONTACT: MARTIN INDARS 1-717-787-5709 or 1-484-883-1628 State Senator Andy Dinniman expressed sadness upon learning that Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro was euthanized on Monday by veterinarians at the New Bolton Center in Kennett Square. “Just as we mourn the loss of…
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Dinniman to Host Kenyan Ambassador

CONTACT: ADAM CIRUCCI State Senator Andy Dinniman will host Peter N.R.O. Ogego, Kenyan Ambassador to the United States, on an official visit to the state capitol in Harrisburg on Tuesday, January 30. “This will be the Ambassador’s first visit to…
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Dinniman Visits Great Valley High School Food Project

CONTACT: MARTIN INDARS 1-717-787-5709 or 1-484-883-1628 During a recent visit to Great Valley High School, State Senator Andy Dinniman participated in the Cooking for Friends program, which involves students preparing food for the hungry and those in need. “I was…
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Dinniman Wants Hearings on West Chester Borough’s Drinking-Related Problems

CONTACT: MARTIN INDARS 1-717-787-5709 or 1-484-883-1628 State Senator Andy Dinniman has called for a Senate committee hearing to look at West Chester’s alcohol-related problems and consider possible solutions. Dinniman said that after a recent meeting with borough officials he asked…
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Dinniman Named to Lincoln Bicentennial Commission

CONTACT: MARTIN INDARS 1-717-787-5709 or 1-484-883-1628 State Senator Andy Dinniman has announced his appointment to the Pennsylvania Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission, a body assembled by Gov. Ed Rendell to honor one of our most revered presidents. Dinniman on Tuesday said…
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