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Argall TV program to focus on fighting blight

The January edition of the local TV program hosted by state Sen. David G. Argall (R-Schuylkill/Berks) focuses on the Senator’s bipartisan work in addressing blight and revitalizing communities across Pennsylvania.

“In some towns, the ongoing revitalization looks like a miracle, given the terrible conditions these communities faced years ago,” Argall said. “Blight seems to have done what many consider to be impossible in our current political climate — it’s able to bring Democrats and Republicans and independents, House and Senate members together along with the governor’s office to find real solutions.”

The first Argall Report of the new year focuses on a recent presentation the senator gave to the American Folklore Society. He explains how Jim Thorpe changed from a distressed community in the 1960s and ’70s to a top tourist destination that has created a large number of new jobs for local residents.

Argall also highlights a recent roundtable hosted by the Housing Alliance of Pennsylvania where he and Representative Mike Sturla (D-Lancaster) were invited to give remarks. Argall notes that while he and Sturla don’t see eye to eye on many issues, they agree that political affiliations shouldn’t matter when it comes to fighting blight.

“We have seen a real bipartisan push to tear down dilapidated structures all across Pennsylvania, both urban and rural areas, in order to improve our communities and breathe new life into our old towns,” Argall continued. “I look forward to further progress in communities like Pottsville, Shenandoah, Hamburg, Tamaqua, Reading, and Hazleton.”

This edition of the Argall Report will air on Blue Ridge Communications (Channel 13) every Monday at 10 a.m. and every Wednesday at 10:30 p.m.; Berks Community Television (Comcast – Channel 15 and Service Electric – Channel 19) on Thursday at 8 p.m. and Friday at 6 p.m.; Service Electric Cablevision:  Hazleton, Mahanoy City; Shenandoah – on Hazleton’s WYLN TV 35 Channel 507 and MetroCast Communications Channel 10.  Please check local listings for air times.

The show is also available online at

Source: Berkshire mont

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