Community Matters Has Moved — Do Not Post Comments Here

There have been 3 comments that will not be posted to this site . . . Please go to Community Matters at for new posts and to leave your comments.  Community Matters has been transferred to its new home at .

Update: This is the last Community Matters post on

This is the last Community Matters post on .  Although this website will remain up for another week, there will be no new posts and I will not upload comments to this site. 

You are now directed to visit Community Matters at Basically, the Community Matters wordpress blog has been duplicated and will be independently hosted going forward.  There is now a save/share button which will allow Community Matters to have a wider audience.  There are a few quirks that we are still working on — one sticking point is the ‘Sign-Up to Follow Community Matters’.  I will not be able to transfer those of you who follow Community Matters with automatic notices via email.  I can not take your email sign-ups and simply transfer them.  Unfortunately, you will have to re-enter your email addresses on the new site.  We are working to add the ‘Sign-Up’ capability as quickly as possible but as of now, it has not been activated.  I would suggest that you visit Community Matters daily at and look for the link . . . it will be located in the upper right corner once configured.  Sorry for the inconvenience but there does not seem anyway around it — we hope to have the subscriber link up and running in the next day or so.

Thanks for your patience and understanding as we complete the transition.

Pennsylvania Voter Registration Deadline Approaching

The deadline to register to vote in Pennsylvania’s upcoming primary election is a month away. Individuals must register with the state by April 19 to be allowed to vote in the election, which will be held on May 18. In order to vote in a primary election in Pennsylvania, voters must be registered with a political party, and can only vote in the primary for that party. All registered electors are allowed to vote on ballot questions and on special elections held simultaneously with the primaries. For information and forms to register to vote or to change your party affiliation, click here.