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The Barrett Paradise Friendly Library presents its 8th Annual Books & Bubbly 

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.

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Background:
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?

[Update 4/12/18]
At the Supervisor's Meeting on Wednesday, April 11, 2018, it was announced that the appeal was decided in favor of the supervisors.  Stay tuned for further updates.  

[Update 9/13/17]
At the Supervisor's Meeting on Wednesday, September 13, 2017, it was announced that the supervisors have appealed the zoning board's decision.  Stay tuned for further updates.  

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.

More Information:
www.homemilkdelivery.com/

Prayers for any victims... no major injuries reported.  There were 4 cars impacted, 2 parked...

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).

Monday, 01 May 2017 20:00

Vote Patricia O'Keefe

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!

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? 

Editor's Note:
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.

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