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.
I am passing along a note from our neighbors at Monroe County Habitat for Humanity, which is currently looking for clients who may need home restoration projects completed by July 1. This year, the organization hopes to complete 30 home preservation projects in Monroe County, which will help struggling homeowners make necessary repairs.
To qualify, a single person must earn less than $38,600 and a family of two must earn less than $44,100 per year, and be up to date on mortgage, property taxes and have homeowner’s insurance. For more information, call 570-216-4390 or visit habitatmc.org
Some residents (especially in the northern area) have voiced concern about the quality of cell-phone reception. We have been told by Verizon that it is in the process of upgrading the number of towers as well as the system to 5G. If you have interest in improving the quality of reception, we have been advised by Verizon that it would be helpful if residents called Verizon customer service at 800-922-0204 to register their views. If enough people call in, Verizon creates a work ticket to review service quality and might then increase the speed of Barrett's upgrade. Verizon does offer rental compensation for the location of their tower on your property; however, esthetic and other concerns of our neighbors and the township are very important and would be best first discussed with Township Supervisors.
Sidewalks do not "bring business" into town. Businesses do. Then, those businesses add sidewalks.
Sidewalks are a liability. Sidewalks require maintenance. Tree roots push sidewalks up and crack them, creating more "trip and fall" hazards.
Then, when it snows, they fine you for not shoveling:
The Department of Environmental Protection issued a notice of violation to the Weiler Corporation for polluting a pond on its property.
Weiler is in the process of remediating the spill.
The pond sits to the left of a land bridge at the company’s entrance and creates a smaller pond through a culvert to the right of the roadway.
Weiler Corp. first noticed a sheen on the pond in front of the facility and tried to determine what the source of the substance was, according to Weiler President and CEO Chris Weiler. They learned of the source on Feb. 3.
“It was likely some underground storage tanks that are used to heat and cool the building,” he said.