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A Canadensis man was sentenced to 12 years’ imprisonment for charges stemming from an illegal crystal methamphetamine operation.

The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced on Wednesday, August 21 that James Counterman, 56, was charged for the distribution and possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of crystal methamphetamine, in addition to money laundering.

Update from August 28, 2019 Meeting Minutes:
One bid was received from Flat Rock Equipment LLC for 1997 John Deere Athey 7-12D Belt Loader in the amount of $ 22,500.00. William Pipolo, Jr. made a motion to accept the bid. The motion was seconded by John Seese and carried. All Supervisors voted aye.


PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE TO BIDDERS Sealed bids will be publicly opened and read by the Barrett Township Board of Supervisors at its regular meeting scheduled to be held at 8 a.m. Wednesday, August 28, 2019, at the Barrett Township Municipal Building, 993 Route 390, Cresco, Pennsylvania 18326 for the purchase of the following belt loader or its equal: John Deere Athey 7-12D Diesel Engine Hydrostatic Transmission Straight Conveyor Year: 1995-2000 Under 3000 hours Good to excellent condition The Township Secretary shall receive all bids by 4 p.m. Wednesday, August 27, 2019. All bids shall be submitted in a sealed envelope clearly marked "2019 Belt Loader." Clear title shall be transferred to the Township by bill of sale and the equipment shall be delivered by September 27, 2019. Each bid must be accompanied by a proposal security in the amount of ten (10%) percent of the amount bid in the form of a certified check, bank cashier's check, or satisfactory bid bond naming as payee "Barrett Township." A contract may be awarded during the meeting on August 28, 2019 or at a subsequent public meeting the date and time of which will be announced after bids are opened. The Barrett Township Board of Supervisors reserves the right to reject any or all bids or parts thereof, and to waive any defects or irregularities in the proposals. The Board further reserves the right to reject any proposal deemed not to be in the best interest of the Township. By: Barrett Township Board of Supervisors P - Aug. 14, Aug. 19

PUBLIC NOTICE PUBLIC HEARING The Zoning Hearing Board of Barrett Township has scheduled a public hearing in the Barrett Township Municipal Building in Cresco, Pennsylvania on August 27, 2019, at 6 p.m., for consideration of an Appeal Application from a Decision of the Zoning Officer involving a zoning permit denial and variance requests. The Applicants, Nadya K. Shmavonian and Robert H. Woodward, seek Board determinations and/or variances under the Barrett Township Zoning Ordinance sections 702.C.5 (setbacks) and 1402.D (enlargement of nonconforming use). They intend to build an addition to the rear of their existing residence; the residence is nonconforming because it encroaches into the 50' front setback. The addition as proposed would not increase the nonconformance of the existing building. The Applicants' property is located at 118 Falls Drive, Buck Hill Falls, PA 18323; contains 12,748 sq. ft.; has tax parcel identification number 01-6388-03-32-7198; and has parcel # 01/20/1/73. It is located in a Commercial - Resort/Hotel (CRH) zoning district and is improved with a single-family residence. Notice of this public hearing is given in accordance with the Barrett Township Zoning Ordinance and the Pennsylvania Municipalities Planning Code, as amended. Richard L. Price, Jr., Chairman Ralph Fish, Jr., Member Jill Shoesmith, Member BARRETT TOWNSHIP ZONING HEARING BOARD ALAN PRICE YOUNG, ESQUIRE Barrett Township Zoning Hearing Board Solicitor Young & Haros, LLC 802 Main Street Stroudsburg, PA 18360-1602 PR - Aug. 16, Aug. 23

Monday, 12 August 2019 12:52

PennDOT roadwork, week of August 12, 2019

PA 390 between PA 447 and Pike County Line for base repair.
Daytime lane 8/15/19 to 8/16/19 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Since I have received numerous communications on road and bridge funding in relation to state police funding, I hope you will find the following information helpful. There is a tremendous amount of road work that needs to be accomplished in Monroe and Pike counties; however, we are moving forward. Please remember that Pennsylvania has the fourth largest roadway system in the country. With 40,000 miles of state roadways and 25,000 state-owned bridges – the third largest number of bridges in the country – the maintenance is constant, expensive and fierce. Due to the extreme weather conditions and flooding across the state this past year, several projects also lost funding due to flooding remediation. We are working diligently with PennDOT on prioritizing road work to the best of the financial capabilities.

I am writing to let you know about two exciting but quite needed resources that Pocono Mountains United Way is offering in Monroe County. One is a series of free legal information seminars and the other is Getting Ahead. 

I have attached two flyers with details regarding both programs for your attention. 

Notice is hereby given that a Final Report has been submitted to the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, Northeast Regional Office, in Wilkes-Barre, PA to demonstrate attainment of the Site Specific Standards for soil and groundwater at the property located at 108 Golf Drive in Barrett Township, Monroe County, PA. The responsible party has indicated that the remediation measures conducted for soil and groundwater have attained compliance with the selected standards for soil and groundwater established under the Land Recycling and Environmental Remediation Standards Act. P - July 25

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Last week, the U.S. House of Representatives quietly passed a bill requiring the Inspector General of the Department of Defense (DoD) to conduct a review into whether the Pentagon experimented with ticks and other blood-sucking insects for use as biological weapons between 1950 and 1975.

If the Inspector General finds that such experiments occurred, then, according to the bill, they must provide the House and Senate Armed Services committees with a report on the scope of the research and "whether any ticks or insects used in such experiments were released outside of any laboratory by accident or experiment design," potentially leading to the spread of diseases such as Lyme.

Ajit Pai is continuing his multi-year battle against local broadband regulation with a plan that would stop cities and towns from using their authority over cable TV networks to regulate Internet access.

Chairman Pai's proposal, scheduled for a vote at the Federal Communications Commission's August 1 meeting, would also limit the fees that municipalities can charge cable companies. Cable industry lobbyists have urged the FCC to stop cities and towns from assessing fees on the revenue cable companies make from broadband.

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