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Take a half-hour tour of Penn State Berks in this month’s Argall Report program.
Penn State Berks’ Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Paul Esqueda, Ph.D. recently provided me a personal tour of the beautiful campus in Spring Township.
The tour included the Information Commons at the Thun Library, Gaige Technology & Business Innovation Building, and the athletic fields.
Penn State Berks offers students state-of-the-art facilities on a sprawling campus. It is no surprise that the campus continues to grow.
Penn State Berks features 30 buildings on over 250 acres serving 2,800 full- and part-time students. More information about Penn State Berks can be found at www.bk.psu.edu.Learn more about the Argall Report program here.
With the end of tax season quickly approaching, local residents should be on high-alert for scam artists.
A resident of Berks County recently informed me of a troubling situation involving a scammer calling his home posing as the IRS. The individual on the phone falsely claimed the Berks resident owed thousands of dollars in back taxes to the IRS. The scam artist even threatened to seize the local resident’s wages, access his bank accounts and credit card information.
Fortunately, he knew this was a scam through quick research online and did not lose any assets. However, many individuals fall victim to phone fraud scam artists, especially during tax season. The United States Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration published this news release, which contains helpful tips and what to look for when receiving suspicious phone calls.
Notice of road closures, crashes, and fires helps motorists steer clear of problem areas, allowing first responders to work unencumbered. Word of utility interruption allows individuals to plan for their safety and that of their most vulnerable family members. In the event of a natural or manmade disaster, AlertPA can assist you with locating and traveling designated evacuation routes while safely guiding you to shelter.
The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission released the 2015 adult trout stocking schedules earlier this year.
They are now available at my local offices, which are listed on the left-hand side of this email, as well as on my website.
You can also access the trout stocking schedules online by visiting the Adult Trout Stocking webpage and select your favorite trout fishing spot.
At my office, you may encounter Maggie and Wolfgang, my two Kerry Blue Terriers! Here they were sitting at my desk in Mahanoy City earlier this month.
PennDOT is now offering all motorcycle riders a chance to take advantage of valuable safety training before hitting the road for the riding season.
Registration is now open for all PAMSP courses, which are free to Pennsylvania residents who have a motorcycle learner’s permit or motorcycle license. All training courses are conducted on a riding range, under the supervision of certified instructors.
For more information or to enroll in a course, visit www.pamsp.com or call 1-800-845-9533. Potential riders who want a convenient way to study for their knowledge test can download the PA Motorcycle Practice Test app by visiting www.pa.gov and searching the mobile apps for the Pennsylvania Motorcycle License Practice Test.
Riders are also encouraged to visit www.LiveFreeRideAlive.com, an interactive website designed specifically for motorcyclists. The website challenges riders to take personal responsibility for their own safety and offers an open forum for riders to share experiences. They can also promise to be safe riders by taking the Be One Less pledge.