Category Archives: Pike

Bluebird boxes can attract songbirds

The Pennsylvania Game Commission starts its annual sale of bluebird nesting boxes Monday. The boxes cost $9.54 which includes sales tax. Shipping is extra. Customers may choose assembled boxes or kits that can be assembled as a wood-working project. “Bluebirds are early nesters, so now is the time to put up new nest boxes, as [...]

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9/11 steel arrives in Pike County

Chunks of metal from the World Trade Center have been parceled out to every state in the country to be placed in a variety of memorials. A piece of the revered steel is already on display in Pike County, in the private community of Hemlock Farms. This week a 100 pound piece was delivered to [...]

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Jobs: not in our back yard this time

That Wisconsin paper company bringing some 40 jobs to Stroud Township? It could have been in Pike County. When Northwoods Paper Converting of Beaver Dam, Wis. wanted to expand to the eastern part of the country, company, officials looked first in Pike County. It was where they wanted to be, Pike County Economic Development Authority [...]

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Impact of voting in Pike elections

      Traditionally low voter turnout at local elections means that just a few engage voters decide who runs the show. Sometimes you hear the sentiment, “It doesn’t matter, it’s just a local election.” Sure, the election was in November, but this was on my mind Tuesday at the Pike County Court house where [...]

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Enduring friendships veteran style

With one hand on a cane and another squeezing a chum’s elbow for comedic emphasis, two heads threw back in laughter. Must have been a good joke. As veterans gathered in the minutes before the Pike County Pearl Harbor remembrance ceremony in Milford this week, groups of men formed circles, looked into each other’s eyes [...]

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Accused bank robber gets county funded private eye

With plenty of time on his hands, accused Matamoras bank robber James Edward Heller has been busy filing motions in the Pike County Court of Common Pleas. Heller has been declared indi­gent, and because he faces a long prison term if found guilty, Pike County residents are paying for his defense. Although he is representing [...]

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Losing the election with class

The day after losing her elected seat of 18 years, Delaware Township Supervisor Ileana Hernandez was in front of a crowd of some 40 residents who attended the regular Wednesday night supervisors meeting. She could have said nothing, but Hernandez decided to address the elephant in the room as the meeting’s first order of business. [...]

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Beware election surprises

Smarter journalists are wary of salacious press releases that come in at 5 p.m. on a Friday because there is little time to check facts or get an opposing view before the close of regular business hours. Likewise, voters should be watching for that time tattered campaign strategy, the October surprise, or with a later [...]

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Attention tourists: Pike has no fracking

You don’t hear a lot of talk about brochures most places, but the paper pick-me-ups are often mentioned at Pike County Commissioner meetings. That is because sometimes county money or a county agency is in charge of planning or writing them. The newest county brochure in the works was requested by area hoteliers. The message? [...]

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Pike Commissioner candidates use facebook differently

If Facebook “likes” were votes and the election were held today, here is how the Pike County commissioners’ race would shake out: 155 likes: Pam Lutfy for Pike County Commissioner 83 likes: The Committee to elect Caridi and Osterberg for Pike County Commissioners 54 likes: Karl Wagner for Pike County Commissioner Together, 292 people have [...]

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