Subscribe to E-Newsletter November 15, 2019

Dear Friend,

With an end to daylight saving time and an influx of cold weather, it’s clear that fall is slowly coming to a close and winter is on the way.

Here are some news highlights from a very active week in Chester County.

Senator Dinniman Floor remarks on Pipeline Safety :: November 15, 2017

FBI Opens Investigation in Mariner East – Reports that the FBI is investigating how construction permits were issued for the controversial and problem-plagued Mariner East pipeline made national news. I have been raising serious questions about the permitting of this pipeline project from the start and many times along the way. I hope the FBI investigation sheds a bright light on those questions and more. Watch my comments on the Senate Floor from November 2017 (two years ago) on this very issue.

State Senator Andy Dinniman announces the expansion of Henry’s Helping Paws with clients, volunteers, and staff of the West Chester Area Senior Center. Pictured (from left to right) Dr. Tom Garg of Hope Veterinary Specialists in Malvern; Dr. Jim Orsini, co-chair of the Pennsylvania Veterinary Foundation; Virginia Falini; Senator Dinniman; Barb Gauff; Judith Steininger; and Bonnie O’Toole.

Henry’s Helping Paws Expands – The program we started in memory of my late poodle, Henry, this week expanded to a third location, the West Chester Area Senior Center. Henry’s Helping Paws aims to keep senior citizens and their pets together in their homes by providing free dog, cat, and pet food to homebound seniors and those struggling to afford the costs of feeding their pet animals. The program also operates at the Phoenixville and Coatesville Senior Centers and through Meals on Wheels of Chester County. More.


Grant Announcements – A LOT of state funding is coming into our region for conservation, education, and transportation. $400,000+ was awarded for park improvements and conservation projects in East Coventry, East Whiteland, Parkesburg, and more. $2.5 million was allotted for transportation updates in Schuylkill, Oxford, West Bradford, and East Fallowfield. And Delaware County Community College (DCCC) will receive $250,000 in state funding to better prepare students for careers in early childhood education.

State Senator Andy Dinniman recognized Conestoga student Mihir Dhamankar on his team being named first runner-up in the Eastern Region’s Youth Division of Draw the Lines PA.

Students Take on Gerrymandering – I recently met with students from Conestoga High School who created an award-winning Pennsylvania election map as part of the Draw the Lines statewide competition. They were recognized for their level of public engagement and outreach, as well as district compactness and continuity. I was most impressed with their dedication to openness and transparency to encourage voters to regain trust in the redistricting process. Harrisburg can learn something from these teenagers. More.

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Andy Dinniman
State Senator - 19th District


Offices of State Senator Andy Dinniman


District Office
One North Church Street
West Chester, PA 19380
Phone: 610.692.2112
Fax: 610.436.1721
Monday-Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Harrisburg Office
Senate Box 203019
182 Capitol Building
Harrisburg, PA 17120-3019
Phone: 717.787.5709
Fax: 717.787.4384

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