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West Main St. Chicken

Hello everyone who drives through Susquehanna, PA.

I've noticed that more people are having a difficult time coming through West Main Street. I've been driving this bit of road for 16 years, every day. I've noticed perhaps more new drivers that have just gotten their license, or those that have joined our area and maybe just moved here.

The way to not get in an accident (or killed) is this:

1. When you’re leaving town towards Brushville, you stay in your lane all the way. You can stop and let people out before you start down the one-lane run of parked cars.

2. When entering Susquehanna on West Main Street going towards downtown, it is your unfortunate job to dodge between parked cars in your legal lane on this state road. You have to pull up roads, park quickly between cars, or pull up driveways. Pass only when safe. If you cross the solid yellow line and cause a head-on, you are legally at fault. You can get a ticket, your insurance goes up. Be diligent.

The town and the State Police have never really been able to agree on who should enforce the law here. I know when I give people directions, and explain the rules of West Main Street Chicken, they can't believe it in this day and age. I tell them we are a bit behind here. We live in a Susquehanna time warp, and that it won't be addressed until a real tragedy happens. Let’s work together to see one doesn't. Please, also watch for the people who walk at night with dark clothes, and the children and people that walk out from these parked cars without looking, while you’re doing the Chicken Run.

Good Luck!


Donna Coleman

New Milford, PA

Here Comes The Judge

This letter is addressed to President Judge Kenneth W. Seamans. Dear Mr. President, on a lot of your criminal cases I think that the judgment needs to be looked at a little closer, in regards to community service for each person breaking the law.

I have seen where some road work could be (assigned) to these people, and trees and brush trimmed back so drivers can see oncoming traffic. I would also like to have these clients involved in taking care of the cemeteries, mowing the lawn and taking care of the tombstones, trimming around them and finding cornerstones to each plot and taking care of them also. We have one cemetery in Lanesboro that could use better care than what it receives now.

If the crimes they (commit) fall in the winter time, hold the community service over until spring time so that this can all be done then.

My understanding is if they have time to do the crime and know what they are doing, then they should know how to do community service.


Alexander Welsch

Susquehanna, PA

An Hour Of Peace

Matthew 11: 28 tells us, "Come to me, all you that labor and are burdened, and I will refresh you." Another bible tells us the translation is, "Come to me, all you that labor and are heavily burdened, and I will give you peace." The original text probably meant both.

St. Martin of Tours, Jackson, PA is holding a holy hour each Thursday night, from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and prayers to the Divine Mercy of God, including the Chaplet of Mercy and the Divine Praises are a part of this beautiful hour of peace. Whether you have a heavy burden which needs the peace of Christ, are fearful for our country, our children and grandchildren, or simply seek the face of Christ, come join us. Our country, our children and our church need our prayers.

Also, a plenary indulgence is available to those who take part in this hour of adoration. Requirement to obtain the indulgence is simply the performance of the indulgenced work (the holy hour) and fulfillment of three conditions: sacramental confession, Eucharistic communion for the intentions of obtaining the indulgence, and prayer for the pope's intentions.

The communion and confession do not have to take place the same day as the holy hour, and Fr. Seegar leads those present in the prayers for the Pope.


Annette Corrigan

Jackson, PA

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