The deadline to apply for the state’s 2016 Property Tax/Rent Rebate program is being extended from June 30 to Dec. 31. Eligible participants can receive a rebate of up to $650 based on their rent or property taxes paid in 2016. The program benefits eligible Pennsylvanians who are 65 years or older, widows and widowers 50 years or older, and those 18 years or older with disabilities. Complete eligibility information is available here.
Residents are reminded that they need not pay a private entity for assistance in filing the forms. Copies of the forms, as well as assistance with filing them, are available at my office at no cost. Checks will begin to be mailed on July 3. Claimants who already applied for their rebates may check the status of claims online at revenue.pa.gov or by calling, toll-free, 1-888-PATAXES.
Tick season is upon us, prompting fresh warnings about bites that can transmit Lyme disease. But in a report published Friday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a group of doctors isn’t warning about the disease—instead, the group is warning about possible treatments.
Alternative medical treatments for so-called “chronic Lyme disease” are all unproven and potentially harmful—some even deadly—the group warns. That group includes doctors from across the country, including the University of Colorado, the CDC, Yale University, Stanford, and the University of California, San Francisco. In the CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, the doctors reveal chilling accounts of five patients who pursued such bogus treatments. What followed was years of heart-wrenching suffering, avoidable life-threatening infections, and death.
“Patients and their health care providers need to be aware of the risks associated with treatments for chronic Lyme disease,” the doctors declare. The case reports certainly offer a heart-wrenching PSA.
A Food & Beverage Tasting Event
Date: Friday, June 16th, 2017
Time: 6:30 - 8:30pm.
CRESCO — It’s one of the first places you see while driving into Cresco in Monroe County — The Theo B. Price General Store.
The place has everything from hardware supplies to knick-knacks to collectibles.
The business has been run by the same family for more than 109 years, but now, owner Mickey Miller is saying goodbye to his second home.
“Oh, some days I feel real good but today I am not in the best of mood because it’s kind of nostalgic because we are moving out all these things that are around here and things my wife had collected and she is no longer with us so it’s been hard,” said Warren “Mickey” Miller, Theo B. Price owner.
Brown Announces There Ought to be a Law Student Contest Winner
The flaw in Rosemary Brown's thinking is creating more laws, more regulations, will help things. Bicycles are already federally required to be sold with reflectors. Adding an overlapping law will not keep cyclists safe. It would only ensure that the politicians and attorneys remain in business.
Recently, Donald made a splash by addressing this issue head-on:
Trump wants to scrap two regulations for each new one adopted
Questions - To Rosemary Brown:
Where do we draw the line with bicycle safety?
Should we force cyclists to obtain a permit or license?
Should we require them to have insurance?
Annual bicycle safety inspections?
Editor's Note: Milk Delivery is currently available to Mountainhome and "easily accessible" areas of Barrett Township.
Please call 570.234.2617 for details and current service area.
A green economy is not an end in itself. Rather, […] it is a means towards a shared and lasting prosperity. But what exactly does prosperity mean? We propose a definition of prosperity in terms of the capabilities that people have to flourish on a finite planet. It is clear that a part of our prosperity depends on material goods and services. Living well clearly means achieving basic levels of material security. But prosperity also has important social and psychological components. Our ability to participate in the life of society is vital. Meaningful employment, satisfying leisure, and a healthy environment also matter. […] Thriving communities are the basis of shared prosperity. — Tim Jackson and Peter A. Victor (2013: 6)
In 2009, Professor Tim Jackson catalysed a step-change in the conversation about the ‘growth imperative’ that is structurally built into our economic system. In a report for the UK Sustainable Development Commission, Jackson dared to name the elephant in the room by asking whether “prosperity without growth” was a possibility, stating clearly why ‘business as usual’ was no longer an option (Jackson, 2009a).
Since the Eric Frein news has now been spanning almost 3 years, we wanted to provide a quick recap of recent findings.
In 2015, the PSP released a "redacted" After Action Report." (see attachments below) The report mentions by name the woman dispatch worker who was present the night of the shootings at the barracks in Blooming Grove. The image included with this article is a "thumbnail view" of the PSP After Action report. Note how many pages have been redacted!
Fast-forward to March 2017, and this same girl was allegedly RAPED by the officers that work at the barracks. They attempted to silence her by having her committed to a psychiatric hospital.
Were she and Eric dating? Is there a love triangle involved? Did Eric know about the alleged rape prior to the shooting in September 2014?
Anything we can do, collectively, to prevent storm water from rushing downhill into the creek is going to help with erosion. Instead of pushing water downhill, straight past your property, consider adding a berm to run the water laterally, across the slope. That way, the water stays in the ground and supports our water table, instead of drying out the hillside so that we can buy water in bottles!
Any person would say the Monroe County Conservation District’s plan to combat stream pollution is pretty novel. Just don’t ask any beavers — they might think its a little contrived.
A few months after publicly discussing a shift of district focus from builder regulation to waterway cleanup, MCCD chairperson Joe Hanyon and board member David Moyer are outlining plans to implement man-made beaver dams to restore stream banks and reduce pollution.
You will still be able to travel from the intersection of Route 447 & 191 north on Route 447 into Barrett.
You will NOT be able to take Route 191 North towards Henryville.
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation will close the stone bridge tunnel on routes 191/447 in Pocono Township for a rebuild and repair, creating traffic havoc for over a year.
The roadway is a major thoroughfare connecting Stroud Township with Paradise and Barrett townships.
The project, still in the design phase, will begin sometime in June or July of 2018 and take about 14 months to complete, according to George Gumas of HNTB Corporation, the designer and manager of the project.
PennDOT will close the roadway at that time, and vehicles will be forced to take a seven-mile detour around the construction. It is similar to the detour that was used when another bridge north of the current one was rebuilt a few years ago.