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Sewer Authority Awarded Grants
Focus On Roads In Harford
Zefran Questions School Board
Blue Ridge Talks Books
Courthouse Report
New Milford Township Road Battle
Adult School Presents Progress At MASD
Gibson Barracks Report


Sewer Authority Awarded Grants

Hallstead Boro Council was addressed by Mark Kotar of the Hallstead-Great Bend Joint Sewer Authority at their July 16 meeting. The authority has just learned that they will be awarded a H20PA grant in the amount of $4,816,000 for wastewater treatment upgrades. They have also been awarded a $300,000 grant from the Appalachian Regional Commission for the projects. However, the authority needed the municipalities it serves to enact ordinances approving loans the authority is applying for, for interim financing and a long-term bond necessary to fund the projects. A meeting had been held on Monday of that week with representatives of the municipalities to explain the project and to discuss what steps are necessary to complete it. After a short discussion, a motion carried to approve the two ordinances. Mr. Kotar promised to periodically attend council meetings to provide updates on the project.

In other business, council will look into a problem with the water bill for the park; usage is in the range of 100-200 gallons per month during peak season. However, the most recent bill was for 5,700 gallons.

A motion carried to install curbing at the intersection of Pine St. and Fourth Ave. to redirect storm water away from homes. The curbing should also deter drivers who have been cutting the curve too short and causing damage to the sidewalks and lawns.

Discussion continued on the old foundry property. In May of 2008, old fuel tanks were dug up, and the pits where they were as well as the equipment used to dig them up are still there. The boro has pursued violations of their nuisance ordinance in the past, with unsatisfactory results. DEP has been involved, and has sent council copies of correspondence sent to the property owners. After discussion, it was agreed to send copies of that correspondence to the boro solicitor to see what further steps the boro can take to get the situation resolved.

Complaints discussed included a section of sidewalk near the post office that is covered in mud; maintenance of the walks is the responsibility of the property owner.

And, there was some discussion about what could be done about the monkey bars the boro had installed at the Chase Ave. park; the bars are too high for children to reach. Modifying the equipment could result in a liability issue if it is changed from its original state. It was decided that the best remedy would be to put more mulch under it.

The next meeting will be on Thursday, August 20, 7 p.m. in the boro building.

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Focus On Roads In Harford
By Ted Brewster

Not surprisingly this time of year, the efforts of the Harford Township Supervisors and employees are focused on road maintenance. And so it was when the Supervisors met on Bastille Day: roads that just won’t give up their potholes; choking dust that turns white to brown; and, “When can you get to my road?”

Roadmaster Terry VanGorden said that he and his crew are now working in Section 3, which covers most of North Harford. Once work on the main roads are completed, they will go back to work on the side roads. He said that he hopes to complete all of the primary road work in another month. The crew always leaves Sherwood Hill Road for the week before the Harford Fair.

There was some confusion about the type of oil being spread where roads pass houses. The oil is called AE-P oil (for Asphalt Emulsion - Prime) and is approved for dust control on dirt roads in Pennsylvania. The oil needs a few hours to “set” in the road surface, so drivers are requested to avoid areas where the township is actively working. Properly applied and allowed to set, the oil can offer a dust-free surface that lasts for many weeks. Supervisor Garry Foltz said he would like to have the oil applied to major intersections and some hills as well.

At one location on Grinnell Road a decrepit barn threatens to collapse into the roadway, and the Supervisors have requested that the owner remove the structure before it becomes a safety hazard. Supervisor and Township Secretary Sue Furney said that she received a call from someone in Thompson who had been contacted about the barn. She said she was told that the barn would be most easily removed by burning it, but she wasn’t sure if the person she talked to would be actually doing the work.

The township sewer system is now nearly 14 years old and in need of some upgrades. Last month the Supervisors met with the system’s engineer, David Klepadlo, who promised to get some of the less costly repairs under way, and to provide some estimates to the township. Supervisor Garry Foltz expressed some anger that most of this work is still pending a month later. He has expressed some frustration with the company that is paid $1,800 per month to manage the system and the plant. “I don’t feel [Klepadlo] is providing fair and adequate service,” he said, and vowed that if he doesn’t see more progress by next month, he will not vote to approve paying the bill, and will request that the township seek another outfit to manage the system.

The township sewer authority - which is actually the same thing as the township supervisors - sent out notices with the latest bill reiterating the responsibilities of sewer users. In one case, a pump had to be replaced because a large quantity of foreign material was allowed to get into it. The owners of the residence in question were billed for the new pump, but are refusing to pay it. Mr. Foltz said that they should be sent another letter demanding payment and threatening collection processing within 30 days if the bill is not honored.

At Mr. Foltz’s request, the Supervisors reviewed the budget at mid-year. It appears that tax receipts are up slightly so far, and that, overall, the township is “on target.” Through an oversight, the Supervisors budgeted too little for unemployment insurance, but most other accounts are within range. Mr. Foltz warned that liquid fuel income from the state could be lower next year due to decreases in fuel tax revenue to the state because of the economic recession. According to the Treasurer’s report, the township has just about $400,000 in the bank (not including “infrastructure” funds from an interest-free loan from the state to help with a couple of major projects) with half a year to go.

The next meeting of the Harford Township Supervisors is scheduled for July 28, beginning at 7:00 p.m. at the township building.

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Zefran Questions School Board
By Stephanie Everett

In response to a June 28 “Sunday Times” article that presented Forest City Regional School in an “unfavorable light,” Dr. James Zefran questioned board members about standardized test scores. Forest City Regional Superintendent Dr. Robert Vadella pointed out that traditionally, economically disadvantaged and special needs students have impacted scores within the district. However, Vadella remarked that FCR’s latest scores show improvement.

Zefran questioned whether testing could be altered for special needs students. Vadella responded that testing must be conducted in accordance with state requirements.

Zefran also questioned the progress of honors classes since the last board meeting. “There are bright kids in this district,” he stated, adding that he feels they are not sufficiently challenged at school. In response to challenging students, Vadella responded, “I don’t know that we’ll ever be happy,” but he stated that some programs are slated for the 2009-2010 year, including an accelerated program for seventh graders.

Zefran suggested a trial program in which higher level high school students could take advanced classes during lunch break or before school. He stated that such a program could be a “highlight for [FCR] students” and added that funding could probably be obtained through educational foundations. Rita Lowry stated, “We should poll the students.” “We’ll look at it,” Dr. Henry Nebzydoski promised. He added that scheduling such a program could prove difficult, since Forest City has three lunch periods. Scheduling a program before school, Nebzydoski pointed out, would be a disadvantage to students with a long commute or with no transportation. “We have to be fair to all kids,” Mary Emmett asserted.

Concerning the high school principal position, the board stated that the job has been advertised state-wide.

The board approved Kathleen Kaczka as acting board secretary for the 2009-2010 school year.

Several comments concerned the retirement of Marilyn Hackman, art teacher. “We’re gonna miss her,” Mary Emmett stated, and Donna Potis commented that with the help of Hackman, Forest City Regional students made some “absolutely unique artwork.” “It’s hard to replace someone like that,” Nebzydoski added.

Vadella thanked Franceski Lumber for loaning FCR a truck with which to haul school supplies donated by Staples. Items obtained included locker organizers, paperclips and surge protectors.

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Blue Ridge Talks Books
By Ted Brewster

Compared to recent sessions, the Blue Ridge School Board agenda for its meeting on July 13 was short. Being the only meeting of the month, and with a 20-minute executive session to discuss the teachers’ contract with an attorney, it could have been another marathon. There didn’t seem to be an appetite for that; only for the delicious strawberry and chocolate cream-cheese pies offered for refreshment, presumably paid for from the food service surplus.

The Board approved spending nearly $40,000 on professional development for the faculty. Teachers will get 25 sessions of 7 hours each provided by Louise Cleveland, a literacy and learning specialist, for $37,500. They will also participate in a webcast presented by the Solution Tree at a cost of $2,000. According to Superintendent Chris Dyer, the money will come not from the district’s budget, but from Title I ARRA stimulus funds. Board member Joel Whitehead voted against the Cleveland measure, reserving the right to keep his reasons to himself.

The District hired two new teachers, who were both present to accept the Board’s welcome. Margot Parsons will take the new position of emotional support teacher in the Elementary School. The appointment of Janice Johnson as a learning support teacher in the Middle School was added to the agenda following the executive session.

The Board also renewed its agreement with the B/S/S/T Foster Grandparent program that partners volunteers with children with special needs in the Elementary School. Principal Matthew Button said that the same 3 volunteers will return next year. He said that “all three did a great job” this past year.

Each of the principals provided a long list of all of the books that will be used in the schools during the next school year. Assigned books have recently become an issue for the Board for a couple of reasons. The Board is concerned about the cost of replacing large numbers of expensive textbooks, and has asked for an inventory that shows the age of each book in use, the number of copies, and other information that will help members better decide on replacement strategies. Mr. Dyer said that the schools are “aligning” their curricula - and the texts used in the schools - to prescribed state standards.

In addition, some books that have been assigned in some English classes have come under criticism by parents who are concerned about content their children may be exposed to. The Board recently developed a policy that allows parents to choose alternate materials. High School Principal Scott Jeffrey handed out a list of the literature titles that will be used next year; the same list was sent to parents. He also said that the school’s web site describes in detail which classes are expected to assign which books, and lists the alternate choices available.

They don’t always have strawberry and chocolate pie, but the Blue Ridge School Board will next meet in blueberry season, on August 10. The Facilities and Grounds committee will meet that evening beginning at 6:30 p.m. The Board’s business meeting will begin at 7:30 p.m. All meetings are held in the cafeteria in the Elementary School.

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Courthouse Report
Compiled By Lauren P. Ficarro


Aleck and Mary Novack to Debra Suzanne and Alexander James, Jr. Novack, in Silver Lake Township for one dollar.

Thomas J. and Carol Nunes Stepnosky (NBM) Carol Nunes to Gregory and Kimberly A. Congdon, in Clifford Township for $10,000.00.

Kevin F., Sr. and Pamela S. Hunt to Primacy Closing Corporation, in Forest City for $78,500.00.

Primacy Closing Corporation to Andrew Wagner, in Forest City for $75,500.00.

Floyd J., Jr. and Marcia A. Stout and Albert E. and Sheila Noble to Floyd J., Jr., Marcia A. and Brian J. Stout, in Oakland Borough and Oakland Township for $47,500.00.

Thomas R. and Kathryn Connor to Gerald and Robert Connor, in Forest City for one dollar.

Laurence M. Borelli, Louis P. Korchak and Jerry Lee Bracken to Douglas M. Rice, in Bridgewater Township for $10.00.

Todd M. and Carla White to National Residential Nominee Services, Inc., in Bridgewater Township for $195,000.00.

National Residential Nominee Services, Inc. to William R., III and Linda Norton, in Bridgewater Township for $195,000.00.

John D. Quigley and Karen L. Rozen (AKA) Karen L. Rosenthal to James and Ruth Malenda, in Silver Lake Township for $38,000.00.

John D. Quigley and Karen L. Rozen (AKA) Karen L. Rosenthal to James and Ruth Malenda, in Silver Lake Township for $38,000.00.

John D. Quigley to Gail B. Quigley-Smith and Scott D. Quigley, in Silver Lake Township for one dollar.

Michael M., Sr. and Andrea L. Ely to James T. Davenport, in Dimock Township for $20,000.00.

Mary Ann Tomazic to Gloria Myers, in Forest City for one dollar.

Andrew Kahl to Andrew Kahl and Andreas Greulich, in Thompson Township for one dollar.

Deutsche Bank National Trust Co. to Jonathan M. and Sarah E. Allen, in Montrose for $80,000.00.

John J. and Madeline (By POA) Morris to Skip M. Tracy, in New Milford Township for one dollar.

Skip Michael Tracy to Tracy Bennett, in Dimock Township for one dollar.

Joseph Keevill to Lillie M. Johnson and John Sykes, in Susquehanna for one dollar.

Lillie M. Johnson and John Sykes to Trehab, in Susquehanna for $4,500.00.

Carol Cicon to Norris W. and Laurie A. Cobb, in Brooklyn Township for $16,000.00.

Stephen S. and Lisa M. Fell to Dawn M. Sweeney, in Harford Township for $178,500.00.

Sarah P. Correia-Eck to Lake Choconut Association LP, in Choconut Township for $117,000.00.

Edward R. Snyder, Sr. (Est), Kathryn Dropp (Est), Patrick McLaughlin, Leonard A., Jr. and Janet Dellilo to Leonard A., Jr. and Janet Dellilo, in Susquehanna for one dollar.

Douglas J. and Patricia L. Weber to Douglas J. Weber, in Bridgewater Township for one dollar.

Teresa K. Shea, Joseph (AKA) Joseph J. (By POA) and Helen (By POA) Lashinski to James R. and Mary M. Klock, in Great Bend Township for $162,000.00.

Judith M. Ventresca to Liberty Park Associates LLC, in Liberty Township for $250,000.00.

Vinson Carter and Naomi Crabtree to Dennis A. Feece, in Montrose for $59,000.00.

Thomas J. and Jennie P. Sheilds to Thomas J. Sheilds (Trust), in Liberty Township for one dollar.

Thomas J. and Jennie P. Sheilds to Thomas J. Sheilds (Trust), in Liberty Township for one dollar.

Thomas J. and Jennie P. Sheilds to Thomas J. Sheilds (Trust), in Liberty Township for one dollar.

William W. Wilson to Donald M. Wilson, in Gibson Township for one dollar.

Milton C. (AKA) Milton Charles Mock, Sr. (Est) to Wendy M. Carey, in Apolacon Township for one dollar.

Jason R. and Laura A. Stout to Francis J. and Mary Ellen Thorpe, in Herrick Township for $75,000.00.


Christopher Michael Boyle and Emily Phoebe Luff, both of Port Crane, NY.

Carl C. Mosier of Scranton and Melissa Januszko of Montrose.

Lionel O. Bradley, Jr. and Valerie G. Stone, both of Hallstead.

James R. Canfield and Kristen Dawn Eckman, both of South Gibson.

Shawn Patrick Hollister and Shannon Louise Krukowski, both of Montrose.

Brian Thomas Delaney and April Sue Tanner, both of Susquehanna.

George William Miller and Angelica M. Holmes, both of Montrose.

Edward P. Kelsey, II and Lisa A. Smith, both of Binghamton.

Diego E. Olavarria Guzman and Jane Ann Silverii, both of Newburgh, NY.

Van. V. Empet and Brenda L. Sloat, both of Kingsley.

Robert Jay Ralston and Laura A. Tripp, both of Hallstead.


Lisa Ball vs. Warren A. Ball, both of Montrose, married 1987.

Melvin R. Traver of Tunkhannock vs. Joanna Traver of Laceyville, married 2005.

Susan Elaine Birchard of Rushville vs. Gregg Alan Birchard of Montrose, married 1999.


The Susquehanna County Domestic Relations Section has bench warrants for the following individuals as of July 17, 2009 at 9:45 a.m.

Michael A. Argust, David P. Atherholt, Jr., Erika L. Back, John W. Barber, Sr., David Shawn Blaisure, Joseph Bonavita, Michael P. Bradley, Jr., Devin S. Brewer, Howard Burns, Robert B. Carrier, Beverly A. Carvin, Tony R. Clark, Mark T. Conklin, Mary Dallasta, Edward J. Dickson, Jr., Jeremy M. Dixon, James W. Donahue, III, Paul H. Donovan, Deborah L. Drish, David J. Fischer, Thomas Fisher, Nesbitt W. Fitch, Jr., Ryan M. Forder, Kelly Fox, Dominick M. Franklin, Deborah E. Gould, Tiffany M. Groover, David Haines, Jr., Suzanne R. Hansen, William N. Hendrickson, Ann Hightower, Steven L. Jones, Kenneth M. Kintner, Kevin D. Klein, Eric C. Kohlhepp, Erik E. Krisovitch, Charlie J. Legere, Carlos L. Leiser, Christopher Locke, Joseph Malloy, Jr., Tanika Marazzani, Patricia J. Marrero, Jason Marshall, Zada A. McDonald, Nancy McGillis, Rollin E. Miller, Jr., Joseph C. Moore, Anthony Neri, Benjamin Newell, Tanya M. Novak, Todd M. O'Hara, Donald Palmer, Gary Perico, Amy S. Pompey, James E. Purse, Timothy W. Rogers, Troy Rohmann, David J. Shiner, Garrett M. Thomas, Keith W. Vroman, Steven G. Warner, Joseph Watkins, Jamie L. Williams, Kenneth L. Wilmot, Jr.

Please contact the Domestic Relations Section at 570-278-4600 ext. 170 with any information on the location of these individuals.

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New Milford Township Road Battle
By Melinda Darrow

The township road crew, it was stated at the July 15 New Milford Township meeting, is performing their road work as fast as possible. Mr. Hunter said that a road complaint had been received, and wished it to be known to the public that the township does plan on getting to all of the roads, but has been hampered by mother nature and the frequent rains. This has made grading the roads difficult.

Clarification was sought and received on the locations and situations of four quarry permits which were granted recently by DEP. This included two permits to B.S. Quarries Inc., one to Donald Richardson, and one to Edward Cox.

Two men approached the supervisors to request a water discharge permit, in order to rinse out refrigeration trucks. When it was suggested that this was a DEP matter instead of a township one, the company representatives stated they were told it would be easier to get the permit from the township, similar to the permit a carwash would use. It was decided that Mindy, the township secretary, would be given the information of the person telling them this and the matter would be further investigated.

The big potholes at the Flying J were discussed briefly, with one man requesting that some extra asphalt or gravel might fall off a truck to help fill them. No clear solution was broached at the time.

Plans for the bicentennial continue to progress, Mr. Bondurant reported. Entertainment is scheduled for the entire weekend, and plans for the parade are proceeding. A wooden engraved disc is being set into the stone outside of town, having been made for the bicentennial the previous year. Bids were approved for the port-a-johns and dumpster for the Bicentennial celebration. Montrose Septic was awarded the bathroom bid, and Joe's Disposal the dumpster bid.

One visitor asked about the Oneida campground, having heard that that when it was investigated before, the owners had agreed to comply with the township's requests. It was queried as to whether or not they had permits. The supervisors simply stated that the attorneys for each side were talking.

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Adult School Presents Progress At MASD
By Melinda Darrow

The July 13 Montrose school board meeting had no work session, and was shorter than customary. It has been the district's habit to hold an abbreviated meeting in July. Nevertheless, a few things were discussed worth noting.

Representatives from the Montrose Area Adult School presented to the board an annual report (a visit which, it appears, is becoming an annual tradition). Mary Lee Fitzgerald told the board members that, while not required to make an annual report to the district, she felt some fiduciary responsibility the board as the district was the adult school's original partner. The adult school, she said, is an organization that costs little money but has a very large impact. It began with virtually nothing aside from the idea to provide learning opportunities for adults at a very cheap price. After having completed two years, the school has grown exponentially, with 50 courses (as opposed to its original 30) and a faculty of 56 instructors. This past spring Thursday and Saturday classes were added, as was a website. Spring registration, it was stated, saw the highest numbers so far. An administrative assistant was hired to help with the office work, and the mailing list has grown.

The CPA responsible for the program's banking and payroll reported that it is still solvent, despite losing some money during the past year specifically. The loss was attributed to a fund-raising cut back. The program's administrators deliberately made a decision not to aggressively solicit funds due to the current economic situation and the needs of other community organizations. Only one fund-raiser was held, a festival of Christmas trees.

Those making the report expressed their appreciation to the district for the support which it has offered all along. The board and administration, in turn, acknowledged the work the school does for the community. Mr. Ognosky commended those present on their flexibility, and willingness to pursue suggested courses and instructors. The example of a Montrose junior, Chris Stevens, who instructs computer classes with great success was used to demonstrate this flexibility

Some challenges to continued success were highlighted during the presentation, however. It is currently run by a small group of people, post retirement, who will one day likely want to retire from this as well. It was stated that as the program has grown, the administrators have resisted some ideas, such as a summer term and family programming, but realistically those overseeing it are not getting any younger. If there is a desire to see the adult school continue into perpetuity, Ms. Fitzgerald said, a succession plan should be considered. Things must be planned ahead, and it is a lot of work. The current overseers are not complaining, she commented, just looking into the future.

Mr. Wilcox reported on a PSBA conference in Gettysburg which he attended. One thing which he wished to broach at the meeting, and which was focused upon at the conference, was what will be needed by way of graduation requirements as time progresses. In the Math and Science fields, some think in order to feel comfortable at college, students may need almost four years of math and additional science at the secondary level. It was arranged that he would give Mr. Ognosky information he had brought back, and then the two men would meet to discuss the matter.

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Gibson Barracks Report
Compiled By Melinda Darrow


On July 12 at approximately 12:20 p.m., Debbie Alberti of Depew, NY was stopped for not having a valid inspection on a PA state registered vehicle. A record check was performed on Alberti, which revealed that she was wanted out of Alleghany County for prostitution. A search of the vehicle was conducted after the accused voluntarily related that there was marijuana within it. Permission was asked and granted for the search, which yielded the suspected physical evidence. Alberti was detained on the warrant from Alleghany County at the Susquehanna County prison and arraigned at District Court 34-3-02 on the drug charges. She plead, through her public defender, guilty to drug paraphernalia, and the other charge of small amount of marijuana was withdrawn by the Susquehanna County district attorney. On the same date a bail hearing was held on the warrant charges of prostitution from Alleghany County. Bail was set at $10,000, which the accused was unable to post. She was taken back to the Susquehanna County prison until bail was posted or Alleghany County picked her up.


On July 17 Elaine Barrett of Meshoppen was traveling west on State Route 3006 in Springville Township when she failed to negotiate a left hand curve and left the roadway, hitting a ditch before becoming hung up on an embankment and coming to a final rest.


Between the 7th and 8th of July, one or more unknown person(s) put a small piece of wood into the mailbox lock belonging to Christine Grier, of the Oakland Trailer Park. The box would then not open.


Sometime between the 4th and 11th of July, one or more unknown person(s) broke a screen and window at the house of Dan Henrichesen of Lititz. The building wasn't entered, and nothing was taken.


Between July 9th and 11th one or more person(s) broke the screen and padlock a shed belonging to Gene Martini of Rosemont. The incident occurred in Herrick Twp. Five fishing poles and an Evenrude 9.5 outboard motor were stolen.


Troopers Glen Whitney and Eric Burns, on duty members of the PA State Police, were conducting law enforcement activities at the Knapp residence in Lenox Twp. When Tracey Cunningham of Hopbottom resisted arrest and spit in Trooper Whitney's face. Cunningham was arrested and remanded to Susquehanna County Jail.


On July 7 at approximately 1:10 p.m., Katie Carrol of Susquehanna lost control of her vehicle while traveling on route 1010 in Great Bend. The vehicle exited the edge of the roadway, traveled up an embankment, and rolled over.


On July 9, at approximately 11:00 p.m., a miller lite bottle was thrown at a vehicle belonging to Anette Pettyjohn. The vehicle was parked in the driveway of a residence in Montrose at the time. The projectile did damage to the right front side window and the right side mirror.


On May 26 a Hallstead woman purchased a 2008 Ford Edge from Juozas of Bladikis, who was apparently selling it for $14,800 on e-bay. The woman wired the money, but never received the vehicle from the Florida resident. The report was pending further investigation at the time of report.


On June 28, an unknown drier apparently traveled off of state highway 492 in Jackson and struck a telephone pole.


A mailbox was damaged between the 2nd and 3rd of July, belonging to the Hidden Creek Winery in Auburn Township.


On July 4 at approximately 7:25 p.m., Grant Malone of Fairport, NY was traveling north on I81 in New Milford Twp. when a bear ran out of the median and struck his vehicle. The automobile continued approximately one tenth of a mile before stopping on the right shoulder as the engine failed. It was towed due to damage to the driver's side front quarter panel and bumper area. A piece of fiberglass was also missing from the driver's side. Neither Malone nor his three passengers sustained injury.


On July 4, at approximately 6:19 p.m., an unnamed juvenile from Hatborrow, PA was traveling west on the Highlands Road when he/she was thrown from his 2004 Sportsman 400 ATV for unknown reasons. The driver was wearing a helmet, and sustained scrapes and bruises on his or her legs and elbow. He/she was taken to Barnes Kasson for further evaluation. The juvenile involved in the accident was, as of the time of report, cited for operating on streets and highways at District Court 34-3002.


On July 24 at approximately 7:00, a man stated that he was the target of an act of disorderly conduct on Main Street in New Milford borough. Anyone having information regarding this incident is asked to please contact PSP Gibson at (570) 465-3154.


Between the 30th of June and the 1st of July three go-carts were removed from the go-cart racetrack area at Camp Chen-a-wanna in Ararat Township.


It was reported that between the 30th of June and the 1st of July approximately $800 was stolen from a bank deposit bag belonging to the Endless Mountain ice cream shop in Great Bend, Jerry Neary proprietor.


On July 6 at approximately 9:10 a.m., an unnamed driver was traveling eastbound on SR 848 when a bear entered the roadway from the left side. The bear entered the travel path of the Chevy Blazer and was struck. It ran off; the car stopped.


On June 24 between 9:00 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., one or more perpetrator(s) entered the residence of Daniel and Bonnie Spencer in Nicholson while the two were away. Money, Jewelry, a 1600 g tracphone, and a green i-pod nano were stolen from the premises.


Between the 23rd and 24th of June an incident occurred in which the accused, Richard Feduchak of Hop Bottom, went to the residence of Scott Sutton in Nicholson and took possession of a 2008 Yamaha Zuma scooter. Feduchak later returned the vehicle. As of the time of report, charges were to be filed at District Court 34-3-03.


Sometime between October 1st and June 22nd, it was reported, the theft of farm equipment occurred at Lopatofsky farm, owned by John Lopatofsky of Meshoppen. A milk tank compressor, silo doors, electric wire, and metal stanchions were taken.


On July 5, at approximately 6:10 p.m., an unknown driver fueled his vehicle with gas from the Ho-Mart in New Milford, and failed to pay for it prior to departure.


On July 1 at approximately 6:00 p.m., Dave Burman lost control of his motorcycle when a deer entered the road. Burman, who was traveling on state highway 2046 at the time, struck the deer, and sustained moderate injuries. He was wearing a helmet at the time.

If you have information regarding any of these incidents please contact PSP Gibson at (570) 465-3154.

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