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At 6 p.m., March 6, fire companies from Montrose, Harford and Nicholson responded to a call from the Hop Bottom Fire Company. The home of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Littman had a fire that fully engaged this structure at the corner of Pratt Road and Quick Hill at Cozy Lake. Muddy roads from the melting snow made it tricky for the fire equipment to reach the fire at this normally quiet intersection of the Lake. Later on, testimony to the muddy roads, the Brooklyn - Kingsley Road had to be closed and traffic was diverted to hard top roads in the area by PENNDOT. This forced Brooklyn Township officials to apply to secondary roads more of the precious road cinders that were draining the economies of many of the local townships in Susquehanna County in late winter.
The Littman Home at Cozy Lake is a silent testimony to the fires that raged on the evening of March 6, 2003.
Suzanne Schwalm believes she serves a tasty piece of pizza in her deli on Route 92 in Gibson Township. She also thinks a cold glass of draft beer would be the ideal drink to wash it down.
The problem is that Gibson is a dry township. Dry as in sales of alcoholic beverages are not allowed. Suzanne Schwalm thinks it may be time to throw out the antiquated law and open up the township to the controlled sale of booze or, if not whisky, at least malt and brewed beverages affectionately known as beer and ale.
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