March Argall Report: Pottsville CollegeTowne Will Boost Downtown Revitalization

POTTSVILLE – The March edition of the local TV program hosted by Senator David G. Argall (R-Schuylkill/Berks) focuses on Alvernia University’s newest CollegeTowne campus in downtown Pottsville.

“If you want to see what community revitalization looks like, just look at Pottsville,” Senator Argall said. “This city is enjoying several new restaurants and businesses, including two new microbreweries and a new parking garage. We have seen the progress that Alvernia College’s new campus has had in breathing life into downtown Reading – now we have the same model for Pottsville.” 

This edition of the Argall Report features a recent press conference where university, local, state, and federal officials celebrated a $3 million state grant to turn a vacant building in downtown Pottsville into Alvernia University’s newest CollegeTowne. Once completed, the new campus will feature high tech classrooms for 13 bachelor and 5 graduate degree programs. An anatomy science lab will also be constructed in order to support the university’s health care and nursing programs.

Speakers during the press conference include officials from Alvernia University, Congressman Dan Meuser (R-9), State Representative Joe Kerwin (R-125), Pottsville Mayor Dave Clews, and Schuylkill County Commissioner Barron “Boots” Hetherington.

“Many communities across Pennsylvania applied for this highly competitive funding,” Senator Argall continued. “We would not have received this investment from the state without bipartisan cooperation between city, county, state, and federal officials and community leaders.”

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


Contact: Jim Brugger


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