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Pike small businesses and non-profits may be eligible for federal aid

U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) announced  last week that the U.S. Small Business Administration has made federal disaster loans available to small businesses in Pike, Susquehanna and Luzerne County following storms that began on May 1. “These federal loans will help small businesses in the region rebuild following this storm,” Senator Casey said. “Getting these [...]

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Domestic violence victims are not alone

Eastern Pike Regional Police Chief Chad Stewart has released a message directly for victims of domestic violence. At every domestic call, local police officers provide a victims notification booklet which provides phone numbers for services ready to help. Unfortunately few victims take advantage of these services or any help Stewart said. Many believe the incident [...]

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Pike seniors invited to beat the heat at social cooling centers

Seniors can stay cool as temperatures stay steamy this week, by accepting an invitation from the Pike County Area Agency on Aging. All senior centers in Pike County are open and air conditioned. In this heat emergency, check on elderly neighbor and take them to one of the senior centers to get cooled off. Keep [...]

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PennDOT Star of Excellence Award goes to Pike manager

PennDOT Secretary Barry J. Schoch recognized 30 PennDOT employees for outstanding performance recently, with the Star of Excellence Award, PennDOT’s highest recognition. Two employees from PennDOT’s district 4, which represents Lackawanna, Luzerne, Pike, Susquehanna, Wayne, and Wyoming counties were among the honorees. Jeff Longo acting Pike County manager, and Joseph Antosh, district 4 information technology coordinator, were [...]

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get involved in the Great Backyard Bird Count

Pennsylvania Game Commission officials are encouraging bird and nature enthusiasts to join the 2013 Great Backyard Bird Count. The count, Feb. 15-18, is a joint project of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and the National Audubon Society. It is an opportunity to make an important contribution to natural conservation. Bird counters across the nation contribute [...]

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Sheriff Phil Bueki seeks another term

The president has not been inaugurated yet but already, the new political season is underway. Candidates start by collecting signatures to get placed on the ballot. Soon you may see Sheriff Phil Bueki, with clipboard in hand, seeking a minimum of 100 signatures of support. Bueki has decided to run for a fourth four-year term [...]

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Pike Bar Association donates $20,000 to food pantries

Members of the Pike County Bar Association recently presented a check for $20,000 to the United Way of Pike County to replenish Pike County food banks.  Local food pantries are running out of supplies to help families in need Catherine Capasso, Executive Director of the United Way said in a press release. The bar association [...]

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Value of surviving Mayan doomsday

If you are reading this the Mayan calendar was wrong.  We survived. It’s not the first time. In 1999, I lived in a small Midwest farming community where a man I knew spent New Year’s Eve standing the roof of his dairy barn clutching a shotgun, ready for Y2K to wonk out world computer systems [...]

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Pike independents will decide election locally

Deep in the basement of the Pike County Administration building, two women in a tiny office handle all the details of the coming election for the, so far, 41,840 registered Pike County voters. “We’re up to our necks in election preparation,” Nadeen Manzonio, Pike election technician said with a smile, about to answer the constantly [...]

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Freakishly large oak leaf in Dingmans Ferry

Thousands of brilliant leaves are now fluttering to the ground, but, Park Ranger Kathleen Sandt zeroed in on one special leaf during a recent press conference where she told the media the target date for opening Route 209 is Nov. 1. Press was invited to visit the work site in Dingmans Ferry which has caused the road [...]

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