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May 18, 2020
I hope everyone is doing well and is coping the best that you can during this difficult time. The good thing is that I feel things are getting a little better. The governor is slowly easing some restrictions on working. Even with this now is not the time to stop social distancing, wearing a mask and staying at home unless to get essentials. We need to continue this until we know for sure that it is safe for everyone. It will take awhile, but I know that time will come.
Unfortunately, a number of events in Lansdowne have been cancelled due to the pandemic. The Memorial Day Parade, Flag Day Ceremony and the 4th of July Parade celebrations all have been cancelled. This is disappointing as these events are all Lansdowne traditions that are enjoyed by all of our residents. Although we cannot get together to celebrate, we can still show our appreciation and patriotism. I am asking all residents to display their flags starting Memorial Day weekend though to July 4th. We will be honoring our fallen heroes, our flag and our Independence all at once. Let’s make Lansdowne a total red, white and blue town. Thank you.
There are a couple of events coming up that are not cancelled. On Saturday, May 23rd from 9:00 to 1:00 Lansdowne’s awesome Farmers Market will begin their season. Farmers Markets have been deemed as an essential and life-sustaining business by the state. The LEDC has put together a well thought out plan to ensure that everyone is protected. There will be changes from previous farmers markets. I feel that an event like this, that is enjoyed by many in Lansdowne, can help people feel some sense of normalcy. I hope you will enjoy it.
As you may know, the primary election was moved to Tuesday, June 2, 2020. The county is combining several polling places together to minimize exposure. The 2nd, 3rd and 4th Precinct are being moved to the Penn Wood High School gym. The 10th Precinct is being moved to the 20th Century Club. I know this may be difficult for some but it is something that needs to be done. The county is urging everyone to take advantage of voting by mail at home. You need to register on line to do this at votesPA.com/applymailballot. The deadline to apply is Tuesday, May 26th. I urge you to take advantage of this as it will help to make election day go as smoothly as possible. Voting is important and is our right and therefore has not been cancelled. Please remember to fill out the 2020 Census as well. You can do this on line at my2020census.gov. This is also important for Lansdowne’s future.
Congratulations to all our 2020 graduates. Even though your year didn’t end the way you envisioned, you still should feel good about what you have accomplished. All of Lansdowne supports you and is proud of you. Good luck with the next chapter of your life.
I want to thank our Police, Fire and Borough employees for continuing to keep Lansdowne moving forward and safe. Also, I want to thank all of our residents for all of their support and for working together and helping each other.
I feel very fortunate to live in such a great town especially during this difficult time. We will get through this together. Stay strong, stay positive and stay safe.
See you around town.