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Issue 30 — Thursday, February 23, 2017

The St. Mary's All You Can Eat Breakfast had the wrong date and time. Below is the correct press release:

PORT JERVIS — There will be an All You Can Eat Breakfast on February 26 starting at 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. located at St. Mary's Church Hall, 50 Ball Street, Port Jervis, New York 12771. There is a seperate admission fee for adults and children under 12 years old. Children under 5 years old is free. Contact Helen Eckes at 856-5762.


Neufeld Running For
Delaware Supervisor

DINGMANS FERRY — Jane Neufeld announces that she will be seeking the Republican nomination for Delaware Township Supervisor in the May 16 local Primary election.

Jane has lived in Dingmans Ferry for over 25 years, and has regularly attended Delaware Township Supervisor meetings, township budget workshops, and special local public meetings since 2007-2008. She was elected to be one of three Delaware Township Auditors in 2013.

"I believe our township government should have a Board of Supervisors that serves all residents and taxpayers equally, fairly, honestly, and transparently," Neufeld says.

"I think there should be a greater exchange of ideas between our elected Supervisors and the people they serve. Our township's spending of taxpayer dollars should be done with as much care and planning as is done by any family looking after their hard-earned dollars. Our township should have only the monies it needs to provide for basic services, for emergencies and for "rainy day" savings. We certainly never needed and should never need to burden our residents with an Earned Income Tax.

"The heart of my campaign and my promise is to make the best interests of all residents and ordinary taxpayers of Delaware Township be the central part of every discussion and decision I make. " Jane stated.

"I look forward to the opportunity to meet, talk with, and most importantly listen to Delaware Township residents... for complete story, get this week's issue.

Newfoundland Woman Charged With
Bankruptcy Fraud

SCRANTON — The United States Attorney's Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced today that Linda Ferris, age 55, of Newfoundland, Pennsylvania, was charged in a criminal information filed in U.S. District Court in Scranton charging her with knowingly making a false statement during her bankruptcy case.

According to United States Attorney Bruce D. Brandler, Ferris filed for bankruptcy in July 2013 and did not disclose all of her assets. The information alleges that at a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy hearing in Wilkes-Barre in September 2013, Ferris testified falsely under oath that her bankruptcy schedules were accurate and that she had disclosed all of her assets when, in fact, she knew that she received approximately $194,000, which was not listed on her bankruptcy schedules.

The charges stem from an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the United States Trustee's Office. Assistant United States Attorney Evan Gotlob is prosecuting the case.

The government also filed a plea agreement signed by the defendant which is subject to the approval of the court... for complete story, get this week's issue.

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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.

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Bridge Price Tag Could Be Cut By 25 Percent

MILFORD — Construction costs to rebuild the Mott Street Bridge in Milford Borough may be reduced by at least 25 percent. That was the assessment given by Pike County Board of Commissioners Chairman Matt Osterberg after last week's meeting. Because of the ongoing design modifications by engineers, Osterberg could not specify when contract bids would be accepted. Construction is expected to begin sometime in the spring.

Cost estimates have risen to as much as $1.8 million and the commissioners have expressed concern about what would be the ceiling for the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation project that would be paid for by Federal Highway Transportation Authority funds. The county is paying engineering fees, which Osterberg said have held steady. Commissioners last fall had estimated the project would cost $1.4 million, but Osterberg cited the higher figure last week. However, Osterberg said that costs "could be $1.4 million or even less" based on recent weekly meetings held between engineers from PennDOT and county engineer Mike Lamoreaux of McGoey, Hauser & Edsall Consulting Engineers. County Commissioner Steve Guccini attended one of those meetings in late January on behalf of the board.

"It looks like some of it will not cost as much as thought," Osterberg said.

The Pennsylvania Historic & Museum Commission must approve the work because the 113-year-old bridge over Sawkill Creek is on the National Register Of Historic Places. Osterberg said that some elements of the project, such as floorboards, have less stringent guidelines and therefore could cost less than expected... for complete story, get this week's issue.

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