Last week, the U.S. House of Representatives quietly passed a bill requiring the Inspector General of the Department of Defense (DoD) to conduct a review into whether the Pentagon experimented with ticks and other blood-sucking insects for use as biological weapons between 1950 and 1975.
If the Inspector General finds that such experiments occurred, then, according to the bill, they must provide the House and Senate Armed Services committees with a report on the scope of the research and "whether any ticks or insects used in such experiments were released outside of any laboratory by accident or experiment design," potentially leading to the spread of diseases such as Lyme.
Ajit Pai is continuing his multi-year battle against local broadband regulation with a plan that would stop cities and towns from using their authority over cable TV networks to regulate Internet access.
Chairman Pai's proposal, scheduled for a vote at the Federal Communications Commission's August 1 meeting, would also limit the fees that municipalities can charge cable companies. Cable industry lobbyists have urged the FCC to stop cities and towns from assessing fees on the revenue cable companies make from broadband.
Pennsylvania lawmakers left Harrisburg on June 28 for their annual summer recess.
And what a recess it will be. If only we all had such recesses.
Members of the state House of Representatives won't be back in session for almost three months, returning on Monday, Sept. 17. The state Senate will reconvene a week later.
Neither chamber will be back for long. Over the last four months of 2019, the House will be in session for 24 days and the Senate for 15.
And it's not like their schedule was all that grueling in the first six months of the year. The House was in session for 51 days while the Senate was in session for 38 days.
Pennsylvania appears to have some work to do if it wants to be known as a state that's friendly for business.
The commonwealth this week was ranked near the bottom in WalletHub’s “2019 Best and Worst States to Start a Business” and was ranked third from the bottom for “business environment,” which included the work week, growth in the number of small business and the five-year survival rate for businesses.
The state ranked 22nd for its “access to resources” which included the human capital and the availability of financing. Pennsylvania ranked 37th in “business costs” which included the cost of office space, labor costs, and the cost of living.
PUBLIC NOTICE STERN & EISENBERG, PC 1581 MAIN ST., STE 200 THE SHOPS AT VALLEY SQUARE WARRINGTON, PA 18976 (215) 572-8111 FACSIMILE: (215) 572-5025 (COUNSEL FOR PLAINTIFF) IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS OF MONROE COUNTY CIVIL ACTION - LAW Civil Action Number: 607 CV 2019 DEUTSCHE BANK TRUST COMPANY AMERICAS, AS TRUSTEE FOR RESIDENTIAL ACCREDIT LOANS, INC., MORTGAGE ASSET-BACKED PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-QS17 v. Eva H. Dekalb John W. Dekalb Defendant(s) TO: Eva H. Dekalb and John W. Dekalb You have been sued in mortgage foreclosure on premises: 4693 Route 447 f/k/a RR1 Route 447, Canadensis a/k/a Barrett Township, PA 18325, based on defaults since May 01, 2018. You owe $226,577.10 plus interest. NOTICE If you wish to defend, you must enter a written appearance personally or by attorney and file your defenses or objections in writing with the court. You are warned that if you fail to do so the case may proceed without you and a judgment may be entered against you without further notice for the relief requested by the plaintiff. You may lose money or property or other rights important to you. YOU SHOULD TAKE THIS PAPER TO A LAWYER AT ONCE. IF YOU DO NOT HAVE A LAWYER, OR CANNOT AFFORD ONE, GO TO OR TELEPHONE THE OFFICE SET FORTH BELOW TO FIND OUT WHERE YOU CAN GET LEGAL HELP. Monroe County Bar Association Find a Lawyer Program 913 Main Street Stroudsburg, PA 18360 (570) 424-7288 PR - July 5
Pocono Mountain School District Board of Education has extended a new contract agreement for professional staff by three years. The contract provides for an annual salary increase of 3%, the cost of which will be significantly offset by the greater professional staff employee cost sharing on health insurance.
“The board continues to strive for fiscal responsibility, while trying to hold the line on taxes for our property owners,” said Rusty Johnson, Board President. The budget proposal for the District’s 2019-2020 fiscal year holds the line on taxes with no increase in millage or property taxes for district property owners for the 8th consecutive year.
PennDOT Bridge Inspection Forces will conduct inspections on PA 191 between PA 390 and Sand Spring Road on Tuesday, with northbound lane restrictions from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
PUBLIC NOTICE RESCHEDULED MEETING TAKE NOTICE that the regular meeting of the Barrett Township Planning Commission originally scheduled Wednesday, July 3, 2019 at 5:30 p.m., has been rescheduled to Wednesday, July 17, 2019 at 5:30 p.m., at the Barrett Township Municipal Building, 993 Route 390, Cresco, Pennsylvania 18326. All those who are interested are invited to attend. If you are a person with a disability and wish to attend this meeting and require auxiliary aid, service, or other accommodation to participate in the proceedings, please contact the Township at (570) 595-2602 to discuss how your needs may be accommodated. WEITZMANN, WEITZMANN & HUFFMAN, LLC By: Deborah L. Huffman, Esq. 700 Monroe Street Stroudsburg, PA 18360 Barrett Township Planning Commission Solicitor P - June 25
PUBLIC NOTICE SHERIFF'S SALE OF VALUABLE REAL ESTATE By virtue of a certain Writ of Execution (Mortgage Foreclosure) issued out of the Court of Common Pleas of Monroe County, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to 5362 CIVIL 2018, I, Todd A. Martin, Sheriff of Monroe County, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania will expose the following described real estate to public sale in the Monroe County Courthouse, Stroudsburg, Monroe County, Pennsylvania on Thursday, July 25, 2019 AT 10:00 A.M. PURCHASERS MUST IMMEDIATELY PAY 10% OF PURCHASE PRICE OR SHERIFF'S COST...WHICHEVER IS HIGHER BY CASHIERS CHECK ALL THOSE CERTAIN lots or pieces of ground situate in the Township of Barrett, Monroe County, Pennsylvania: Being Known As: 2378 Lake Road n/k/a 179 Lake Road Canadensis (Barrett Township), PA 18325
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