October 13, 2022
Attention Residents of Barrett Township and Surrounding Communities,
The Barrett Township Board of Supervisors is pleased to announce we are under contract to purchase the Former Barrett Elementary Center. The acquisition of this building and property is the first step in the long term goal outlined in our Strategic Plan (Feb 2019) to “develop a mixed-use community center, which could include recreation, arts, culture, and retail space“.
In Barrett, our local USPS drivers are not traditional USPS employees, they are subcontractors who actually "own" their route. When the current mail person retires or moves, the route gets sold to the next driver, etc. We've had plenty of issues with our local post office so I figured the following artice was appropriate to share -
U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) and U.S. Representatives Dwight Evans (D-PA) and Matt Cartwright (D-PA) have sent a letter urging United States Postal Service (USPS) Postmaster General Louis DeJoy to address the ongoing mail service issues for Pennsylvanians. The letter comes on the heels of a Congressional oversight hearing on USPS service issues in the Commonwealth that took place in Philadelphia last month. Casey, Evans and Cartwright demanded that the Postal Service develop and share a plan to improve mail service throughout Pennsylvania.
MONROE COUNTY (WOLF) — When you call 911 you expect there to be a dispatcher on the phone within seconds - while that may be the case - there's a struggle right now to fill those positions in our area
Gary Hoffman, Director of communications at Monroe County Control Center , has worked as a dispatcher and a volunteer firefighter. He tells me that these workers are the first call when an emergency takes place and they are truly saving lives. However, there are just not enough people filling the positions
This article from TownAndTourist.com features two resorts from Barrett Township!
PITTSTON — WVIA will broadcast the 8th Congressional District debate live from the WVIA Studios on Thursday, Oct. 20 at 7 p.m.
The debate will simulcast live on WVIA-TV and WVIA Radio and will livestream on WVIA’s Facebook and Youtube channels as well as at wvia.org.
The live debate for the 8th Congressional District will feature incumbent U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright, D-Moosic, and Republican challenger Jim Bognet of Butler Township.
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection is taking comments on permit applications for a proposed natural gas expansion project that would add about 36 miles of pipeline in Luzerne and Monroe counties.
Late of Barrett Township, Monroe County
Letters of Administration 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 her attorney within four months from the date hereof and to file with the Clerk of the Court of Common Pleas of the Forty-Third Judicial District, Orphans Court Division, a particular statement of claim, duly verified by an Affidavit setting forth an address with the County where notice may be given to Claimant.
Timothy B. Fisher II, Esq.
FISHER & FISHER
P.O. Box 396
Gouldsboro, PA 18424
P - Sept. 30, Oct. 7, Oct. 14
On September 26, the PennDOT Maintenance Forces will conduct a Bridge Repair on PA 191 between PA 390 and County Line in Barrett Township. Restrictions will be in effect from 09:00 AM to 03:00 PM. Due to lane restrictions, drivers should expect delays. PennDOT urges drivers to use caution while driving through the work zone. The Maintenance Forces expect to complete work on September 30 but could be delayed in the event of rain.
On September 26, the PennDOT Maintenance Forces will conduct Drainage work on PA 447 between PA 390 and PA 191 in Barrett Township. Restrictions will be in effect from 09:00 AM to 03:00 PM. Due to lane restrictions, drivers should expect delays. PennDOT urges drivers to use caution while driving through the work zone. The Maintenance Forces expect to complete work on September 30 but could be delayed in the event of rain.
On September 26, the PennDOT Maintenance Forces will conduct Crack Sealing on PA 390 between PA 940 and PA 191 in Barrett Township. Restrictions will be in effect from 09:00 AM to 03:00 PM. Due to lane restrictions, drivers should expect delays. PennDOT urges drivers to use caution while driving through the work zone. The Maintenance Forces expect to complete work on September 28 but could be delayed in the event of rain.
Published September 17. 2022 08:44AM
Linda Besecker inherited land from her former teacher Ruth Henry.
Henry, Besecker’s third grade teacher, inspired Besecker to become a teacher too.
They taught together at the former Barrett Elementary School.
As Henry aged, Besecker took care of her and when Henry passed away she willed her land to Besecker.
Five years ago the land became Paradise Lavender farm in Cresco.
CRESCO, MONROE CO, (WOLF) — Weiler Abrasives, headquartered in Cresco, Pennsylvania, announced the expansion of its manufacturing operations into Juarez, Mexico with a new, 40,000-square-foot facility, scheduled to open in December 2022.
Monroe County - If we are to trust that the results of any given election are honest, fair, and truly represent the choices made by all qualified voters, then protecting the integrity of elections in our county is necessary. That’s why the legislature has enacted penalty provisions into the voting laws which seek to hold those violating the law accountable. The further a vote is removed from the in-person casting of ballots at a duly constituted polling place on election day, the nearer is the potential of fraud or irregularity. That’s why during the coming general election I have ordered that law enforcement throughout the county keep a vigilant eye on any potential voter fraud. Strict enforcement of our voting laws will occur if we are presented with evidence of fraud. Hopefully, our efforts will deter any who seek to violate our voting laws.