Townships Today is a quarterly newsletter designed to help PSATS members reach out to their residents and educate them about townships and issues affecting their community.
PSATS staff creates the newsletter and mails copies to townships statewide, which are encouraged to share the publication with their residents.
Read on for how you can download recent issues, as well as supplemental articles, for use in your own township.
Townships Today Downloads
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The following formats are available for the Winter 2013 Issue: Drivers Can — and Should — Prepare for the Worst with Pennsylvania’s New Yellow Dot Program
- Townships Today Newsletter (printer-quality PDF)
- Townships Today Newsletter (low-resolution PDF)
- Yellow Dot Graphic Winter 2013 (color version)
- Yellow Dot Graphic Winter 2013 (black-and-white version)
- Text of Townships Today Article (Preparing for the Worst...)
- Text of Townships Today Article (Are You Ready?...)
Townships Today Newsletter Archive
Additional articles are available below for use in your township newsletter or on your website. Click on the desired link to open the PDF file, then choose the "Select" button, highlight the text, and copy and paste into your newsletter or onto the designated page on your website.
- Storing Water Properly for Emergencies (Posted March 2013)
- Homeowners Can Take Action to Protect Their Property from Wildfire (Posted October 2012)
- New Year Will Bring New Rules for Disposing of Electronic Devices (Posted September 2012)
- Honoring Old Glory: U.S. Flag Code Provides Guidelines for Displaying, Respecting the Flag (Posted June 2012)
- When the Bulb Breaks: Federal Agency Updates Advice on Cleaning Up Broken CFLs (Posted March 2011)
- State Issues New Rules for Outdoor Furnaces (Posted January 2011)
- Mercury Dangers: Recycling Programs Will Divert Thermostats, Fluorescent Bulbs from Landfills (Posted October 2009)
- Please Don't Feed the Bears (Posted September 2009)
- Open Burning: To Burn or Not to Burn? Townships Have the Final Say...to Some Extent (Posted November 2007)
- The Life and Times of Smokey Bear (Posted June 2007)
- Preventing Wildfires (Posted June 2007)
- ‘Just Say No’: To Comply with State Laws, Township Supervisors Sometimes Have to Make Unpopular Decisions
- Pennsylvania Municipalities: In a Class by Themselves (Posted March 2007)
- Pennsylvania Township Names Reflect the Heritage and Hopes of Their Settlers (Posted April 2007)
Tell Us What You Think!
We value our members' opinions and want to know what you think about Townships Today. Please take a minute, look at the following questions, and send your thoughts to Assistant Director of Communications Jill Ercolino, firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (717) 763-0930.
- What do you think of the Townships Today newsletter?
- Do you use it? If so, how do you use it? As is? In your own newsletter? On your website?
- Do you have suggestions for articles you would like to see in it?
- Do you have questions about reproducing the newsletter and getting it to your residents?
- Do you have suggestions for improving the newsletter?