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The School Board unanimously approved an addendum to Policy #707, Use of Facilities, that outlines the guidelines for public use of the all-weather tracks on the Swiftwater and Sullivan Trail campuses at the Pocono Mountain School District Board of Education meeting on May 17.

With the new guidelines in place, the tracks will reopen for public use beginning on May 23.

The addendum that will be incorporated into the policy is as follows:

Whereas the District recognizes an all‐weather track provides a resource for the entire community, the following guidelines are in place to provide appropriate and responsible access to such District owned property: 

The deadline to apply for the state’s 2016 Property Tax/Rent Rebate program is being extended from June 30 to Dec. 31. Eligible participants can receive a rebate of up to $650 based on their rent or property taxes paid in 2016. The program benefits eligible Pennsylvanians who are 65 years or older, widows and widowers 50 years or older, and those 18 years or older with disabilities. Complete eligibility information is available here

Residents are reminded that they need not pay a private entity for assistance in filing the forms. Copies of the forms, as well as assistance with filing them, are available at my office at no cost. Checks will begin to be mailed on July 3. Claimants who already applied for their rebates may check the status of claims online at revenue.pa.gov or by calling, toll-free, 1-888-PATAXES.

Coffee enemas, $13K “photon” therapy, endless antibiotics—all unproven, dangerous. 

Tick season is upon us, prompting fresh warnings about bites that can transmit Lyme disease. But in a report published Friday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a group of doctors isn’t warning about the disease—instead, the group is warning about possible treatments.

Alternative medical treatments for so-called “chronic Lyme disease” are all unproven and potentially harmful—some even deadly—the group warns. That group includes doctors from across the country, including the University of Colorado, the CDC, Yale University, Stanford, and the University of California, San Francisco. In the CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, the doctors reveal chilling accounts of five patients who pursued such bogus treatments. What followed was years of heart-wrenching suffering, avoidable life-threatening infections, and death.

“Patients and their health care providers need to be aware of the risks associated with treatments for chronic Lyme disease,” the doctors declare. The case reports certainly offer a heart-wrenching PSA.

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The Barrett Paradise Friendly Library presents its 8th Annual Books & Bubbly 

A Food & Beverage Tasting Event
Date: Friday, June 16th, 2017
Time: 6:30 - 8:30pm.

POCONO MOUNTAINS THEATER COMPANY, Dale Snow Theater at East Stroudsburg University, Barely Standing... My Life In Trouble - written and performed by Laura Spaeth, June 15, 7PM; June 16, 8PM; June 17, 5PM; June 17, 8PM (VIP performance with all attendees invited to a post-show reception).  

CRESCO — It’s one of the first places you see while driving into Cresco in Monroe County — The Theo B. Price General Store.

The place has everything from hardware supplies to knick-knacks to collectibles.

The business has been run by the same family for more than 109 years, but now, owner Mickey Miller is saying goodbye to his second home.

“Oh, some days I feel real good but today I am not in the best of mood because it’s kind of nostalgic because we are moving out all these things that are around here and things my wife had collected and she is no longer with us so it’s been hard,” said Warren “Mickey” Miller, Theo B. Price owner.

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Background:
Brown Announces There Ought to be a Law Student Contest Winner

The flaw in Rosemary Brown's thinking is creating more laws, more regulations, will help things. Bicycles are already federally required to be sold with reflectors. Adding an overlapping law will not keep cyclists safe. It would only ensure that the politicians and attorneys remain in business.

Recently, Donald made a splash by addressing this issue head-on:
Trump wants to scrap two regulations for each new one adopted

Questions - To Rosemary Brown:

Where do we draw the line with bicycle safety?
Should we force cyclists to obtain a permit or license?
Should we require them to have insurance?
Annual bicycle safety inspections?

Letter to the Editor:

The High Acres Park Committee would like to extend our thanks and acknowledgement to all those that participated in or supported the Memorial Day Ceremony 2017 held at the High Acres Park Memorial Garden and lead by Rollin J. Ronemus, Commander of American Legion Evans-Blitz Post #922.  

Township supervisors provided posters and programs designed by Pam Gardsy. The Village View was so generous with a front page announcement of the event in their May issue. The various online and social media sites in Barrett that posted an announcement played an important part as did the Pocono Record.

The wreath and stand were donated by The Flower Shop at Village Crafts, Cresco, PA. Our volunteer fire company provided folding chairs. Girl Scouts greeted guests and handed out programs while Boy Scouts helped with setting up chairs.

[Update 4/12/18]
At the Supervisor's Meeting on Wednesday, April 11, 2018, it was announced that the appeal was decided in favor of the supervisors.  Stay tuned for further updates.  

[Update 9/13/17]
At the Supervisor's Meeting on Wednesday, September 13, 2017, it was announced that the supervisors have appealed the zoning board's decision.  Stay tuned for further updates.  

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