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PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF INTENT TO REMEDIATE Pursuant to the Land Recycling and Environmental Remediation Standards Act, the act of May 19, 1995,P.L. 4, No. 1995-2., notice is hereby given that Vincent Keegan of Initram, LLC has submitted to the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection a Notice of Intent to Remediate a site located at 114 Rock Oak Lane, Buck Hill Falls, Barrett Township, Monroe County, PA. This Notice of Intent to Remediate states that the site was a former garage and maintenance area for Buck Hill. The site has been found to be contaminated with various historic regulated substances utilized thereon, including: leaded and unleaded gasoline; diesel fuel; and fuel oils #2, #4, and #6 which has residually contaminated shallow soils and shallow groundwater on the site. Initram, LLC has indicated that the proposed remediation measures will be natural attenuation given the residual impact is generally limited immediately within and immediately adjacent to the former tank field area. The proposed future use of the property will be residential housing with the former garage and maintenance area (approximately 2-3 acres) to be used as open space through the application and implementation of an environmental covenant for that 2 to 3 acre area.Initram, LLC plans to use the site specific standard at the site. The Act provides for a 30-day comment period for site-specific standard remediations. The 30-day comment period is initiated with the publication of this notice. Until, December 22, 2019, interested parties in Buck Hill Falls, Barrett Township, and Monroe County may submit a request to Initram, LLC to be involved in the development of the remediation and the re-use plans for the site. Buck Hill Falls, Barrett Township, and Monroe County interested parties may also submit a request to Initram, LLC during this 30-day comment period to develop and implement a public involvement plan. Copies of these requests and any comments should also be submitted to the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection Regional office, 2 Public Square, Wilkes Barre, PA 18711-0790; attention Ms. Sherry Carlo, P.G. P - Nov. 22

(edit 12/2/19: Added PDF attachment - letter from DCNR)

Barrett Township received $40,000 to further develop the Barrett Township Community Park. Work will include construction of a pavilion, comfort station and stormwater management measures, ADA access, landscaping, project sign, and other related site improvements.

In addition, the Nature Conservancy received a combined total of $872,140 which would go toward the acquisition of two parcels of land totaling approximately 700 acres in Barrett Township, Monroe County, for an addition to the Delaware State Forest.


Classic Properties is collecting monetary donations this holiday season for our local food bank. C.A.M.E. cannot exist without the help it receives from the community, through financial contributions and donations of food. Classic Properties will be accepting checks (or cash) at our Mountainhome location at 1124 Route 390 during the business hours of 9am to 4pm and will accept donations until January 10, 2020.

Make checks payable to C.A.M.E.

C.A.M.E. is located at High Acres Park off of Route 447 North, Canadensis, PA.

Let's help those in need!

Thursday, 14 November 2019 14:23

P.M.R.P.D. 2019 Holiday Writing Contest (K-12)

This holiday season, Pocono Mountain Regional Police Foundation gives Elementary, Middle & High School students a reason to write about “How the Holidays Mean More Than Gifts”


Grades: k-6, 7-8 & 9-12

Tuesday, 12 November 2019 13:23

Buck Hill Rocking Chairs

My name is David Nauman, and I'm a furniture maker located in Marshalls Creek. I was recently commissioned to build a pair of reproductions of the rocking chairs that were on the North Porch of the old Buck Hill Inn. My customer had fond memories of visiting the Inn as a child and thought it would be nice to have a pair of the chairs for his home. I thought you might be interested in seeing how they came out.

On Friday, Nov. 15th at 1:00 PM, I will be hosting a REAL ID presentation at the Friendly Community Center, 6683 State Route 191, Mountainhome, PA 18342, in Barrett Township. The discussion will provide background information, the process of obtaining your Real ID and a Q&A session. While the REAL ID is optional for Pennsylvania residents, if you do not get a REAL ID, you must have an alternate form of federally-acceptable identification to board domestic commercial flights and enter certain federal facilities after October 1, 2020. Please feel free to join me if you would like to learn more.

ORINDA, Calif. (AP) — Airbnb’s CEO said the company was taking actions against unauthorized parties in the wake of a deadly shooting at a Halloween party held at an Airbnb rental home in California.

In a series of tweets, Brian Chesky said Saturday the San Francisco-based company is expanding manual screening of “high risk” reservations and will remove guests who fail to comply with policies banning parties at Airbnb rental homes.

He also said the company is forming a “rapid response team” when complaints of unauthorized parties come in.

PUBLIC NOTICE ESTATE NOTICE Estate of HELEN M. MORGAN, deceased, late of Barrett Township, Monroe County, Pennsylvania. Letters of Testamentary have been granted to the undersigned, who requests all persons having claims or demands against the Estate of the Decedent to make known the same, and all persons indebted to the Decedent to make payments without delay to: Sharon M. Bianculli, Executrix or to her attorney: Richard D. James, Esquire 221 Skyline Drive, Ste. 208/310 East Stroudsburg, PA 18301 (570) 421-0860 PR - Nov. 1, Nov. 8, Nov. 15

Friday, 25 October 2019 18:01

Former PMRP corporal faces rape charges

A former Pocono Mountain Regional Police corporal is facing felony sexual assault charges related to a traffic stop conducted last week.

On Wednesday afternoon, District Attorney E. David Christine Jr. and Pocono Mountain Regional Police Chief Chris Wagner held a press conference to announce that former Corporal Steven Mertz, 53, will face first-degree felony charges of rape by threat of forcible compulsion and involuntary deviate sexual intercourse by threat of forcible compulsion.

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