Headline Harrisburg - October 27, 2011
Improving Teen Driver Safety - Gov. Tom Corbett signed into law House Bill 9, which limits the number of passengers under age 18 who can ride in a vehicle driven by a junior driver (under age 18). This creates primary enforcement of the seat belt law for drivers and passengers under age 18 and increases the number of hours of practical driving experience required before a minor who holds a learner’s permit can apply for a junior driver’s license. 

Disposing of prescription or over-the-counter drugs
– Do you have unused or expired prescription drugs or over-the-counter medications in need of disposal? Click here for a list of sites taking part this Saturday, Oct. 29, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., in the National Take Back Initiative.

If you cannot take part Saturday, Bauses’s Drug Store, 44 E. Philadelphia Ave., Boyertown, accepts used and expired drugs every day.

Home Heating Assistance
– The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program, also known as LIHEAP, helps low-income families pay their heating bills. Beginning Tuesday, Nov. 1, individuals needing assistance may apply by clicking here to go to my website and download an application, which must then be submitted to:

Berks County Assistance Office
Reading State Office Building
625 Cherry St., Reading. PA, 19602-1188
(610) 736-4211

The applications also can be picked up at my Boyertown and Douglassville offices. My staff can assist you with completing the application.
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