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Issue 38 — Thursday, April 24, 2014
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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 2011, 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.

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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.

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County Plans To Submit ‘Softened’ Court Annex Design

MILFORD — The County intends to move forward with its current courthouse expansion plans with additional tweaking to soften the architectural design of the new addition.

“We are moving forward with our proposal because the court and the community need a modern-day secure facility,” said Chairman Richard Caridi at last Wednesday’s commissioners meeting.

Pike County Commissioners announced that they would submit their Courthouse expansion plans to the Milford Borough Planning Commission and the Architectural Review Board.

Caridi said the Pike County Commissioners have taken some criticism from opponents of the expansion design, but it is not justified since the county has been very receptive to alternate plans, noting how they have still yet to receive a proposal that was supposed to save the county $1.6 million... for complete story, get this week's issue.

Senior Citizen Fends Off ‘IRS’ Scammer

DINGMANS FERRY — The day after the April 15 tax-filing deadline, a Wild Acres senior citizen wisely fended off a phone scammer just as the IRS was issuing warnings to guard against last-minute fake calls targeting taxpayers.

Gloria Kamprath, 87, said that on Tuesday, April 16, she got a call from a man with a foreign accent who told her that she owed the IRS $2,000. When she told him she didn’t know what he was talking about, he began screaming, “The police are on the way to arrest you.”

“I’m a senior citizen. I don’t earn enough to pay taxes,” said Kamprath, who lives with her daughter in the private community in Delaware Township.

“I got so upset I went and locked the door when he said he sent the police,” Kamprath said during a phone interview last week.

But cooler thinking prevailed. Kamprath kept the number of the caller, and when he called back and left a message saying that they decided to “initiate a legal process and place a lien on her bank account,” she called her bank and they reassured her that her money was still there. Kamprath said she also informed the state attorney general’s office and the phone company about the scammer. In a press release, the IRS said that the aggressive scams are continuing even past the tax-filing deadline... for complete story, get this week's issue.

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