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One Million Pounds And Counting

The Susquehanna County Recycling Center has reached a momentous mile mark in its recycling history. For the first time ever the center has processed over One Million Pounds of recyclables. That equates to 500 Tons!

To help visualize what a million pounds of baled recyclables looks like; imagine a solid cube 50 foot square and towering over 80 feet high (the height of a 7 story building)!

We want to thank all of the people in Susquehanna County that use our recycling center and congratulate them in their effort of “Making a Difference”. The recyclables that you have helped collect not only have gone to make new things, but you have also saved over 200,000 cubic feet of landfill capacity.


Susquehanna County Recycling Center

We’ll Miss His Advice

We will miss Montrose District Justice Watson Dayton. A man of integrity, always approachable and ready to offer sage advice.


Susan and James Jennings

Brooklyn Township

You’re Invited!

You are all cordially invited to the Great Bend-Hallstead Volunteer Ambulance, Inc. Open House, Sunday, May 15, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. We will be kicking off National EMS Week, at our ambulance station, 200 Carroll St., Great Bend, PA, behind the Kime Apartment Building.

Come meet and support the new board of directors, and members of the ambulance. Come learn what the public needs to know about ambulance facts, recruitment, see new equipment, games and fun activities for all ages.

There will be free blood pressure screening, free cholesterol screening for the first 50 people, free blood sugar screening, and free refreshments.

As always, thank you in advance for all your continued support! We hope to see you there.


Tony Conarton, President

This Is “My Promise”

How sad that an individual denouncing slander would choose to respond to dissatisfaction with his organization's "politics" with name calling in the manner of a petulant child, rather than in a coherent and informed manner. I am specifically referring to the issue of "selective and/or criminal harassment" that Mr. Record's self-promotional response does not address at all. It is with some reluctance that I choose to dignify his sanctimonious tangent with a rebuttal. However his fervent diatribe only validates the assertions that I have set forth and confirms the personal attack upon myself is unwarranted.

I did not write a letter advocating the unwarranted harassment of Mr. Record's preferred alliances and/or places of businesses. I simply stated that the treatment from the local police should be the same for all of us. If Mr. Record is going to invoke the "Sacred Constitution," then perhaps he should familiarize himself with it. Discrimination is simply not an option, particularly for a purported advocate of the law.

I am reading, Mr. Record, that you are providing transportation for selected individuals, while meting out "an outstanding record of DUI arrests" as evidenced by your "award." What is the selection criteria for those whom you wish to provide transportation as opposed to those you choose to prosecute to the fullest extent of your abilities? Also, are we the taxpayers footing the bill for your largess in aiding those that you perceive are worthy of such treatment? (baby-sitting services and transportation).

As for your references to smaller matters, does terrorizing young girls while their parents attempt to earn a living fall into this category? Is this also true of following selected targets relentlessly? Your targets again, Mr. Record, appear to be decent kids whose main interests are sports, movies, and socializing with their friends in a town where very little is provided in the realm of positive activities for youth. This would appear to be your major "dereliction of duty", i.e., ignoring real crime with your self-proclaimed limited hours, to harass and intimidate people just minding their own business and trying to live their lives. Perhaps a full-time job in another area would be more fulfilling to you, but this would probably entail your having to adhere to a modicum of respect for the fundamental rights of others, and demand your compliance with proper police procedure. Your stated oath at the end of your letter has not an iota of sincerity to it as "serve and protect" does not appear to be a concept you are capable of comprehending. You call it "your promise."

I stand by my assertion that the Susquehanna Police Department blatantly practices "selective and/or criminal harassment." Your egomaniacal delusions may have distorted your perception of your power. There are avenues an ordinary citizen can pursue, as I am actively doing, to have your actions "investigated" (as you would say), in the name of protecting my family's and my rights and the sanctity of our home.

This, Mr. Record, is my promise.


Amy D. Plutino

Susquehanna, PA

Your Support Is Crucial

The annual Ambulance Fund Drive of the Susquehanna Fire Dept. Ambulance coverage area is underway. Every household in the coverage area should receive a donation request. The fund drive is very important to the operation of the Ambulance Service, as we do not receive any tax dollars to support the Ambulance Service.

We rely on the fund drive donations and what money we receive from some insurance companies that are billed for ambulance service to finance the ambulance operations.

As a reminder the fund drive has replaced the old Ambulance Club Membership. When you contribute to the fund drive you receive the same benefits as provided in the old membership club. It is more important this year than ever before that the community support the ambulance fund drive, given the unprecedented cost increases in operating the ambulance.

If you have not received a fund drive request please contact the Susquehanna Fire Dept. Ambulance, P.O. Box 175, Susquehanna, Pa. 18847 or call 853-3861.


The Susquehanna Fire Dept. Ambulance

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