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BARRETT TOWNSHIP -- State officials say the owners of a building being demolished in Monroe County need to explain themselves.

Crews are knocking down a former elementary school in the Mountainhome area, but the Department of Environmental Protection says the notice of demolition expired.

The DEP said the owners, who are from Dillsburg, Pennsylvania, filed a notice of demolition and asbestos abatement over the summer. The paperwork expired at the end of September and was never renewed.

DEP surveyed the site when crews started demolition in November and gave the OK to continue. Crews are under orders to stop working if they find any asbestos.

A spokesperson with DEP said the owners will get a notice of violation for not properly renewing the paperwork and could face a fine.

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Tuesday, 15 November 2016 19:00

Route 940 Bridge in Paradise Township Now Open

Editor's Note: Compared to how nicely the other bridges in our area have turned out, it's a shame how big of a "bump" there is when driving over this new bridge!  They recently shaved it down and add another seam, which makes it a little better, but it's still pretty rough.


PARADISE TOWNSHIP -- The "closed bridge" and "detour" signs have been moved and the bridge on Route 940 in Paradise Township is back open for business, bringing relief for many including businesses that were affected.

"We are so excited and I couldn't even imagine how excited I was for this bridge to open," said Suzie Eckhart, Kasa's Pizza and Taco Bell manager.

Monday, 14 November 2016 19:00

Demolition of Buck Hill Inn

Source: Pocono Record

Major demolition work at the old Inn at Buck Hill Falls is scheduled to begin next month.

However, just like obtaining any details surrounding the ultimate fate of the former landmark, getting specific information about the scheduled work has proved nearly impossible.

“What I know is that the Buck Hill Falls Company is knocking down property there,” said Barrett Township Supervisor and Roadmaster John Seese, who noted that the township doesn’t have anything to do with the demolition work.

Several messages left for Buck Hill Falls Company President Michael O’Shea went unreturned.

Sunday, 16 October 2016 20:00

Scenic Drive: Pocono Foliage Tour

Pocono Mountains: 
This drive starts in Milford and proceeds southwest on Route 209 South along the Delaware River. Continue south on Route 209 to Jim Thorpe, a great little town with hills all around.

Distance: 70 miles
Type: Non-Loop
Highlights: Mountains, River views

For more information, including an interactive map, click here.

Wednesday, 12 October 2016 20:00

AWSOM Furball & Pawsitive People Awards Dinner

Friday, November 11 at 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM in EST
Ridgecrest @ Stroudsmoor Country Inn
Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania 18360

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Sunday, 09 October 2016 20:00

Free Workshop: Home Food Preservation

Home Food Preservation: Canning Basics
Registration Deadline: Friday, October 14, 2016

Food preservation is experiencing a rejuvenation; many people are interested in growing and/or buying local foods and want to preserve them for use throughout the year. Home Food Preservation: Canning Basics is an introductory workshop providing USDA's current recommendations on how to safely can seasonal garden produce and specialty items.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Sunday, 09 October 2016 20:00

Live Webcam: Skytop, PA

Click here to see the live broadcast from Skytop, PA:
http://www.skytop.com/live-web-cam/

(works best using Chrome web browser)

Tuesday, 09 August 2016 20:00

What to do about abandoned properties

We understand that there is concern about a lack of action due to abandoned, dilapidated properties.  If you live near an eyesore property, the first thing you should do is call the township and complain.  (570) 595-2602  If a phone call doesn't get things done sufficiently, pdfthere is a "complaint" form (PDF) that you can file to officially record your complaint with the supervisors.  Once your complaint is on file, a zoning officer will review the property in question and determine with the supervisors whether further action is warranted. 

There are local zoning ordinances that say that you don't need to be staring at piles of trash in your neighbor's driveway.

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(570) 994-2992

Tuesday, 12 July 2016 20:00

Open Letter re: Light Pollution

To Whom It May Concern,

My name is Matthew Herbik. I have lived in the Pocono Mountains for the last 15 years. One of the reasons I chose to live in this area is one of the natural resources: the beautiful, dark, starry night sky. I’m an amateur astrophotographer. Over the past 15 years, there has been a lot of construction in the area of all kinds: residential, commercial, and industrial. During this time the light pollution has increased dramatically as can be seen on this link:

http://www.lightpollutionmap.info/