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Sunday, 12 March 2017 20:00

DEP issues pollution violation to Weiler

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.

 

Full Article:
http://www.poconorecord.com/news/20170311/dep-issues-pollution-violation-to-weiler

Thursday, 23 February 2017 19:00

Mountainhome Cultural Arts Center

FINAL collage web

Saturday, 18 February 2017 19:00

Another Choice for Pizza Delivery

We noticed that Vocelli Pizza delivers to our area, and wanted to share.  They are located in Mount Pocono, connected to Bailey's Steakhouse.  570-839-7437

Sunday, 05 February 2017 19:00

S.T.E.A.M. Creation & Discovery Center

The Barrett Paradise Friendly Library is excited to announce the Grand Opening of our new S.T.E.A.M. Creation & Discovery Center. Stop by the library any Mon, Wed, or Thursday between 3:30pm-6:30pm to free play with the new materials. We will be hosting a Grand Opening Celebration on Saturday, February 18th from 11am-1pm where all of the new materials will be showcased. Also, Lynn Vorhees, creator of Imaginality Augmented Reality software, will also be on-hand to show us how her exciting software works!

For more information about this program, or any of our other children's programs, visit www.BarrettLibrary.org or call the library! 570-595-7171

Fellow Barrett Resident,

In July 2015, the Barrett Township Police Department merged with Pocono Regional.  Since then, have been numerous “unofficial” (unreported) break-ins, vandalism, and thefts.  There have also been two bank robberies:

  • In November 2015, the ESSA bank on Route 390 was robbed. (link)
  • In January 2017, the NBT Bank on Route 390 was robbed. (link)

 I wanted to share some thoughts and ideas, suggestions and pointers, so that the next time one of our (three!) banks is held up, the citizens know what they can do:

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.

Original Article

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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