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National Fire Prevention Week

With all the attention received by major disasters, four out five Americans don’t realize the most common disaster threat is not hurricanes or floods – it’s home fires. In fact, locally, the Susquehanna County Chapter responded to 11 single family fires and three multi family fires, helping 15 families get started on the road to recovery. The lack of awareness of the threat posed by home fires revealed in a May, 2006 Red Cross poll helps explain why only 26 percent of families have developed and practiced a home fire escape plan.

October 7-13 is National Fire Prevention Week, a great time for every household in Susquehanna County to develop a plan to help ensure every person will know how to escape quickly and safely if a fire occurs. The Susquehanna County Chapter has all the information you need. Contact us at 278-1427, stop in at 6 Public Ave. Montrose or visit us at www.redcross.org/homefires.


Becky Naylor

Executive Director

I Was Mis-Quoted

In reference to the article in the October 3 issue of your paper, written by Carole N. Canfield titled “Rail Authority, Quarry Discussion” covering the commissioners meeting that morning, I was mis-quoted regarding the amount of payments for H & K.

There were discussions regarding the 400+ acre gravel pit in New Milford Township, and the public was asking for the commissioners to write a letter to DEP stating the concerns of the citizens of New Milford Borough and New Milford Township.

Commissioner Kelly stated that H & K were good neighbors, as they did major cleanup for New Milford Borough after the flood of 2006.

I stated that I disagreed with Commissioner Kelly, as I understand that H & K billed New Milford Borough in excess of $600,000 for the work they did after the flood. Evidently FEMA felt this amount was extremely excessive and only paid a little over $200,000 for the work done. To me, this excessive billing does not represent a good neighbor.


John Hoffman

New Milford Township

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