This survey was conducted August 2016. Sorry for the delay in releasing the results. Based on the information here, I have adjusted the automatic email newsletters to start going out every week (only if there are any new posts) rather than every month. I felt some of the posts are time sensitive and not suitable for a monthly newsletter schedule.
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November 6, 2018
Precinct: Barrett One
Address: Barrett Township Municipal Building 993 Route 390 Cresco, PA 18326
Handicapped Accessible: Yes
Precinct: Barrett Two
Address: Mountainhome United Methodist Church Annex 6680 Route 191 Mountainhome PA 18342
Handicapped Accessible: Yes
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) has modernized its online Customer Care Center – customercare.penndot.gov – to make it easier to report concerns on state-maintained roadways with new mapping capabilities, optional photo uploads and a mobile-friendly interface.
Public reports help PennDOT with roadway maintenance and safety responsibilities. This modernization will ensure PennDOT receives better information from our customers who drive the roadways every day.
BARRETT TOWNSHIP — After being closed for nearly a decade, the vines and plants that were once only roadside growth have started to claim the bridge on Old Canadensis Hill Road as their own.
That may not be the case for long, however, as Barrett Township recently received $689k from the state to rebuild the bridge, which has been closed since 2008.
“We need it, we need it in the worst way,” said John Seese, township supervisor and roadmaster. “At least we can have one access to get in and out with heavy equipment, wide loads, all that stuff. That one bridge is going to take care of everything.”
Over the last month or so, with all of this rain, we noticed a bit of mold starting in our basement. We've always had our dehumidifier running so I didn't think to check it at first, but it turns out that our dehumidifer was running but not working. The compressor was kicking on but it wasn't actually pulling moisture out of the air. After buying a new one, I realized that the new one actually got cold, too. So to do a quick check on your own dehumidifier, you can put your hand in front of the grill and see if you can feel cool/cold coming off it. (Dehumidifiers are built like air conditioners and refrigerators - they use a compressor and freon gas.) A better test would be to actually confirm that water is actually accumulating in the tank or coming out of the hose!
And, if you hook your dehumidifier into some sort of plumbing, you don't have to empty the tank on a regular basis.
BARRETT TOWNSHIP, Pa. — A man is in custody after allegedly trying to abduct an 11-year-old girl from her home in the Poconos.
Police were called to a home on Naomi Lane near Cresco around 3 a.m. Monday.
Investigators say the suspect, Dudley Robinson, lives in basement of the home.
The child’s mother says she was awakened by her daughter’s cries. She found Robinson dragging the child toward the front door and into a van.
The mother and father fought to free the girl, even getting dragged by the vehicle.
Robinson crashed the van into a tree. He then went to the porch of the home with a gun and threatened suicide.
Police were able to take him into custody safely. He is charged with attempted kidnapping and other charges.
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I have written previously about the quality of the public water available in Mountainhome from AQUA. They add small amounts of chlorine to the water, which I have been filtering out of my drinking water for years. I just came across this article that discusses the implications of showering in chlorinated water and wated to share:
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It makes intuitive sense that drinking chlorinated water can create imbalances in your intestinal flora. We know that chlorine will kill many of the good bacteria and microbes that live symbiotically with us in our gut. These good bacteria help us digest our food, keeping us serene and healthy. But most of us fail to take this thought to it’s logical end. I know I did.
You see, I thought that if I just drank filtered water, I’d have my bases covered. It never even occurred to me that the chlorine in my shower and bath water could be just as damaging, if not more so. That’s because your skin is your largest organ, and it’s naturally gifted with the ability to absorb both nutrients and toxins.