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Notice is hereby given that the following blasting schedule shall apply for the Bill Barry Excavating Incorporated Quarry (also known as the Cresco Quarry) on Quarry Lane in Barrett Township, Monroe County, PA. Blasting will be conducted during daylight hours between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m., at which time guards will be posted to limit access. Horn warning signals for blasting will be as follows: Pre-blast warning: At least one minute but no more than two minutes prior to detonation a warning signal of three blasts, each lasting about five seconds, will be given. Post blasts: After the blaster-in-charge has determined the blast area is safe, the blaster-in-charge will sound an "all clear" signal, consisting of one long blast, lasting approximately 10 seconds. All horn warnings should be of sufficient power to be heard from a distance of 1,000 feet from the blast site. Certain conditions may cause a blast to be conducted outside the scheduled hours, such as rain, lightning and other atmospheric conditions, operator safety or public safety. Bill Barry Excavating Inc. 174 Quarry Lane Cresco, PA 18326 P - Sept. 30

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Over the last month or so, with all of this rain, we noticed a bit of mold starting in our basement.  We've always had our dehumidifier running so I didn't think to check it at first, but it turns out that our dehumidifer was running but not working.  The compressor was kicking on but it wasn't actually pulling moisture out of the air.  After buying a new one, I realized that the new one actually got cold, too.  So to do a quick check on your own dehumidifier, you can put your hand in front of the grill and see if you can feel cool/cold coming off it.  (Dehumidifiers are built like air conditioners and refrigerators - they use a compressor and freon gas.)  A better test would be to actually confirm that water is actually accumulating in the tank or coming out of the hose!  

And, if you hook your dehumidifier into some sort of plumbing, you don't have to empty the tank on a regular basis.  

PUBLIC NOTICE ESTATE NOTICE Estate of DORIS M. URICE, late of Barrett Township, Monroe County, Pennsylvania, deceased. Letters Testamentary in the above-named Estate having been granted to the undersigned, all persons indebted to the Estate are requested to make immediate payment, and those having claims are directed to present the same, without delay, to the undersigned, or to their attorney, within four months from the date hereof, and to file with the Clerk of the Court of Common Pleas, Monroe County, Orphans' Court Division, a particular statement of claim duly verified by affidavit, setting forth an address where notice may be given to claimant. Daniel Meinweiser, Executor 809 Lake Road Canadensis PA 18325 Margaret Cleveland, Executor 413 Laurel Pine Road Cresco PA 18326 Gretchen Marsh Weitzmann, Esq. WEITZMANN, WEITZMANN & HUFFMAN, LLC 700 Monroe Street Stroudsburg PA 18360 PR - Sept. 28, Oct. 5, Oct. 12

PUBLIC NOTICE SHERIFF'S SALE OF VALUABLE REAL ESTATE By virtue of a certain Writ of Execution (Mortgage Foreclosure) issued out of the Court of Common Pleas of Monroe County, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to 664 CIVIL 2018, I, Todd A. Martin, Sheriff of Monroe County, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania will expose the following described real estate to public sale in the Monroe County Courthouse, Stroudsburg, Monroe County, Pennsylvania on Thursday, October 25, 2018 AT 10:00 A.M. PURCHASERS MUST IMMEDIATELY PAY 10% OF PURCHASE PRICE OR SHERIFF'S COST...WHICHEVER IS HIGHER BY CASHIERS CHECK OR CASH ALL THAT CERTAIN messuage, lot or piece of land situate in the Township of Barrett, County of Monroe and State of Pennsylvania, bounded and described as follows, to wit: BEGINNING at a post in the public road leading from Low's Mill to Canadensis, in line of land of Joseph C. Brentini, from which a four-inch maple bearings South forty-five degrees East sixteen and one-half feet; thence by said road by land of John M. Wagner, of which this was formerly a part, South forty-nine and one-half degrees West two hundred eighty-two feet to a point in said road; thence by land of said John M. Wagner, North forty-nine and one-half degrees West two hundred ninety-two feet to stones; thence still by same North forty-eight and three-fourths degrees East one hundred fifty-six feet to stones in line of land of said Joseph C. Brentini; thence by said Brentini's land South seventy-one and three-fourths degrees East three hundred thirty-five feet to the place of BEGINNING. CONTAINING One Acre and Seventy Perches. (Bearing from Magnetic Meridian of 1907.) Title to said Premises vested in Wayne A. Chasteen and Debra L. Chasteen by Deed from Sharon I. Bonser and Edward E. Bonser dated July 23, 1999 and recorded on August 2, 1999 in the Monroe County Recorder of Deeds in Book 2067, Page 2359 as Instrument No. 199928011. Being known as: 2503 Route 390, Canadensis, PA 18325 Tax Parcel Number: 01/23/1/7 Tax Pin Number: 01638802854748 SEIZED AND TAKEN IN EXECUTION AS THE PROPERTY OF: WAYNE A CHASTEEN DEBRA L CHASTEEN TO ALL PARTIES IN INTEREST AND CLAIMANTS: "All Property Owners' Associations (POA) who wish to collect the most recent six months unpaid dues in accordance with their statutory lien under the Uniform Planned Community Act of 68 PA. C.S.A. 5315(b)(2)(ii) must provide the Sheriff's Office at least two weeks before the Sheriff's Sale with written notification of the amount of the lien and state that "such amount is for the past six months prior to the Sheriff's Sale only." Any sale which does not receive such notification from a POA will not be collected at the time of Sheriff's Sale." A schedule of proposed distribution for the proceeds received from the above captioned sale will be on file in the Office of the Sheriff within thirty (30) days from the date of the sale. Distribution in accordance therewith will be made within ten (10) days thereafter unless exceptions are filed within said time. Todd A. Martin Sheriff of Monroe County Pennsylvania ROGER FAY, ESQUIRE Sheriff's Office Stroudsburg, PA Barry J. Cohen, Sheriff's Solicitor PR - Sept 21, 28; Oct 5

BARRETT TOWNSHIP, Pa. — A man is in custody after allegedly trying to abduct an 11-year-old girl from her home in the Poconos.

Police were called to a home on Naomi Lane near Cresco around 3 a.m. Monday.

Investigators say the suspect, Dudley Robinson, lives in basement of the home. 

The child’s mother says she was awakened by her daughter’s cries. She found Robinson dragging the child toward the front door and into a van.

The mother and father fought to free the girl, even getting dragged by the vehicle.

Robinson crashed the van into a tree. He then went to the porch of the home with a gun and threatened suicide.

Police were able to take him into custody safely. He is charged with attempted kidnapping and other charges.

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Editor's Note:
I have written previously about the quality of the public water available in Mountainhome from AQUA.  They add small amounts of chlorine to the water, which I have been filtering out of my drinking water for years.  I just came across this article that discusses the implications of showering in chlorinated water and wated to share:

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It makes intuitive sense that drinking chlorinated water can create imbalances in your intestinal flora. We know that chlorine will kill many of the good bacteria and microbes that live symbiotically with us in our gut. These good bacteria help us digest our food, keeping us serene and healthy. But most of us fail to take this thought to it’s logical end. I know I did.

You see, I thought that if I just drank filtered water, I’d have my bases covered. It never even occurred to me that the chlorine in my shower and bath water could be just as damaging, if not more so. That’s because your skin is your largest organ, and it’s naturally gifted with the ability to absorb both nutrients and toxins.

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I received this letter from County Waste regarding an additional $5 monthly fee for recycling pickup service. 

See also, related article: China Throws Recycling Scam in the Trash.  

Actual text from the letter as follows:

June 2018

Dear Valued Customer,

As many of you are aware, recycling programs in the United States have come under fire over the last year. Our costs to provide the service since 1988 were largely provided by the sale of the products we recycled. Unfortunately, the payment received has turned into a bill to accept. This situation has forced us to reconsider or rework the mechanics of the program.

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