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Three Tones For New Milford Township
By Melinda Darrow

At the April New Milford Township meeting, the supervisors had assured a visitor speaking on behalf of the South New Milford Baptist church that they would look into the church’s request for Harford to be established as first response for medical emergencies on its site. The supervisors had done as they said they would, and Columbia Hose Company chief Dwayne Conklin attended the May 20th meeting to explain how dispatching functioned. He and another person present sought to assure the public that coverage is sufficient. When a call is made, a tone is sounded three times at three minute intervals. If no one hears from New Milford when the third tone is sounded, the next nearest company is automatically contacted. In addition to this, oftentimes the Montrose Minutemen are dispatched at the same time as New Milford. The supervisors choose which company covers which area, and the township supervisors decided to leave the system as is. In fire situations, it was further explained, a box alarm system is utilized, which means that multiple companies are generally contacted at once.

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Sentencing Report

Following is the Susquehanna County sentencing report for May, 2009 as submitted by the county District Attorney’s office.

Randy Lee Felton, 22, of Windsor, NY 1 month to 18 months in Susquehanna County Correctional Facility, supervision may be transferred to Broome County, NY, pay restitution to the victim, pay $200 fine, pay cost of prosecution, pay $50 Criminal Justice Enhancement Act fee, pay $250 DNA testing fee and submit sample, perform 25 hours community service, not to have contact with the victim in this case, not to have contact with anyone on supervision for Criminal Trespass in Great Bend on December 13, 2008.

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