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Issue 52 — Thursday, July 30, 2015


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More Than
Forty Years

MILFORD — Although it has been publishing much, much longer, the Pike County Dispatch has been the newspaper of record for the County of Pike for more than 40 years. That means the Dispatch is the place to go to find out about public meetings, estate notices, bids, public hearings, real estate sales and transactions, and Sheriff sales.

The Pike County Commissioners listed the Dispatch as an official newspaper for legal notices during their opening meeting of 2014, and once again, during their annual reorganization meetings on the first business day of the New Year, most of the other municipalities in Pike County followed suit. So far, Milford and Matamoras Boroughs, and Westfall, Dingman, Delaware, Shohola, Blooming Grove. Milford and Lehman Townships have made it their business to have the Dispatch as an official newspaper.

So make it your business to keep up with all the news in Pike to print, including official business and legal notices from your town.

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The Voice Of Pike County
Since 1826

The Pike County Dispatch is not only Pike County's largest circulation weekly newspaper, it is also the oldest.

Founded as the Eagle of the North, it has been in continuous operation reporting news and covering local events since 1826. It is, and always has been, the mainstay in keeping the local citizenry informed. Today, subscribers are as far afield as California and Florida

The Dispatch has covered the historic events that have shaped Pike County for almost as long as that history has been in the making.

Over the years, hometown news has shared pages with national and world events, and world events were sometimes right here in Pike County, Pennsylvania.

Its pages carry news of joy and sorrow, homespun advice, births, deaths, marriages, spats, feuds, political controversy, scandals, murders, heists, social affairs, dedications--in short, all the news in Pike to print.

Look for the Pike County Dispatch at local news dealers, and read all about it!

DEP Plan Would Notify
Residents If NYC Dam Breaks

WESTFALL — Unexpected outcomes resulting from a series of soil-boring tests conducted on July 7 that are related to a proposed hydroelectric plan at Cannonsville Dam, near Deposit, New York, showed potential compromises to the dam, according to New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Bureau of Water Supply Deputy Commissioner Paul V. Rush.

The dam, that releases water into the West Branch of the Delaware River, is part of New York City’s fresh-water drinking supply system.

The initial indications of potential instability appear to be minor, but DEP alerted the public and local government officials and their emergency management personnel to the potential of a worst-case scenario. DEP adopted a corrective action plan to address any dangers... for complete story, get this week's issue.

Construction For DV Continues
As More Is Being Considered

WESTFALL — Most residents of the county are well aware that that there is a new elementary school currently being erected on unused land in Airport Park in Matamoras. Concurrently, the existing elementary school on the large DV capmus on Rts 209/6 housing the elementary school, middle and high schools will be demolished to make room for improved athletic facilities. Both these projects and one further one only in the exploratory stage were discussed at the monthly meeting of the Delaware Valley School Board Meeting held on July 23.

The building of the new elementary school created quite some concern among the community originally as school taxes and their seeming continual rising has been an issue in nearly all communities in the area.

In Pike County, school taxes take up the bulk of most of residents’ property taxes. This issue concluded in being settled, however, with no school tax increase for the residents. This came at no small cost to the school board who eventually arranged appropriate financing for both projects, which are being handled by Quandel Construction Group... for complete story, get this week's issue.

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