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Some thoughts regarding the snow storm that wiped out the power throughout much of the Pocono region back in early March, 2018: 

The Starner’s Exxon gas station was one of the only working gas stations around.  On Sunday 3/4/18, the underground, 10-thousand-gallon tanks were filled up.  On Wednesday 3/7/18, the tanker truck was back in town, and we were down to around 25% capacity.  That means that as a town, we would have run out of gas in less than 7 days!  

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Fellow Barrett Resident,

In July 2015, the Barrett Township Police Department merged with Pocono Regional.  Since then, have been numerous “unofficial” (unreported) break-ins, vandalism, and thefts.  There have also been two bank robberies:

  • In November 2015, the ESSA bank on Route 390 was robbed. (link)
  • In January 2017, the NBT Bank on Route 390 was robbed. (link)

 I wanted to share some thoughts and ideas, suggestions and pointers, so that the next time one of our (three!) banks is held up, the citizens know what they can do:

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Monday, 18 July 2016 20:00

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Well, that didn’t take long.  Only a few months after getting rid of the Barrett Township Police Department, the ESSA Bank on Route 390 in Mountainhome was robbed.  

This article may be “too little, too late,” but we can still ask questions about the way our Township Supervisors are conducting business.

1.  Why did we go with Regional over State?
Looking only at the distance between Barrett Township and the corresponding police headquarters:
- State Police Barracks in Swiftwater: 11.1 miles (19 minutes according to Google)
- Mount Pocono Regional Police: 14.9 miles (26 minutes according to Google)

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