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Upcoming Events in Barrett:


13 Nov 2018
07:00PM - 08:00PM
Pocono Mountain Regional Police - Commission Meeting (Open to Public)

14 Nov 2018
09:00AM - 01:00PM
Barrett Senior Center - Regular Meeting

14 Nov 2018
05:30PM -
Supervisor Meeting (PM) (Open to Public)

14 Nov 2018
06:15PM - 07:15PM
Rotary Club Meeting

14 Nov 2018
07:30PM - 08:30PM
Pocono Lodge Meeting

15 Nov 2018
05:00PM - 06:00PM
Barrett Architectural Review Committee (Open to Public)

16 Nov 2018
07:00PM - 08:00PM
Barrett Township Historical Society Meeting

21 Nov 2018
08:00AM -
Supervisor Workshop (Open to Public)

21 Nov 2018
09:00AM - 01:00PM
Barrett Senior Center - Regular Meeting

21 Nov 2018
06:15PM - 07:15PM
Rotary Club Meeting

 

By Kevin Conroy

In the mid-1970’s, the Cresco Railroad Station may have been the loneliest spot in the Poconos. The place gave no hint of its past, a roiling past that included as many as a thousand passengers a day, the parking lot jammed with horses and buggies and automobiles that would turn today’s heads. There were fortunes made in trade. Among the thousands of pieces of freight delivered there? Five barrels of pork delivered to Cresco in 1896 from Armour & Co, in 1900 a one hundred twenty-five pound barrel of soap, freight charge 25¢.

Hi Nate,

I for one do NOT support the continued increase in PMSD administrators' budget when we can't adequately support the bus drivers and other front line workers in the district. If I gave myself pay increases in this economy I would go out of business. Not to mention, they claim to be "saving" money by outsourcing things like transportation which will put the locals out of work. How is it that the community has no say in these matters?

I went to one of the meetings where Robinson's increase was debated, the consensus from most was we can't afford it yet the school board, with the exception of one person voted to approve. I guess we can just keep passing the buck to the taxpayers until the entire district is full of "for sale" signs and foreclosed properties. The only people who will be able to afford the school taxes will be the school administrators. They brag about the minuscule millage decrease but they close down several schools which in my opinion should have DRAMATICALLY decreased our millage. Instead they pass the money on the the admins, give us a few crumbs, and pat themselves on the back.

Did you know that there used to be a YMCA in Mountainhome?  How about Solar-Way, a Solar Design and Installation Service?  Lots of gems in this old publication.  The old library, Cresco station... a handful of organizations are still open for business in town!  

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