August Argall Report: Pottsville’s Ongoing Revitalization

POTTSVILLE – The August edition of the local TV program hosted by Senator David G. Argall (R-Berks/Schuylkill) focuses on the ongoing bipartisan revitalization of the city of Pottsville. 

“With over 13,000 residents, Pottsville is Schuylkill County’s largest community, but we can’t forget that the city had a peak population of over 24,000 residents in the 1940’s,” said Senator Argall. “There are a variety of reasons why people leave an area, but Pottsville is earning national recognition for our ongoing revitalization efforts to attract both residents and visitors to the city. Local volunteers are in partnership with local leaders, state and federal officials in order to breathe new life into this city.”

This edition of the Argall Report highlights three recent events which showcase the ongoing progress being made in the city.

The first segment showcases a recent press conference where the Schuylkill County Council of the Arts was awarded a $150,000 state grant to support ongoing efforts to renovate the historic Yuengling Mansion in Pottsville. The money will be used to make repairs to the mansion, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and preserve it for future generations to visit.

The second portion of the show highlights Alvernia University’s announcement that it is making downtown Pottsville the home for a new campus which will serve as a business incubator for students and budding entrepreneurs. 

The third segment is the recent opening of a new parking garage on Mahantongo Street in downtown Pottsville.  This new parking will support both local residents and an increasing number of visitors and would not have been possible without the support of Dick Yuengling and city, state, and federal officials working together in a bipartisan partnership, including Congressman Meuser and State Representatives Twardzik and Kerwin.

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.

Senator Argall’s show is also available online at https://www.senatorargall.com/argallreport/.

 

Contact: Jim Brugger    717.787.2637