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The School Board unanimously approved an addendum to Policy #707, Use of Facilities, that outlines the guidelines for public use of the all-weather tracks on the Swiftwater and Sullivan Trail campuses at the Pocono Mountain School District Board of Education meeting on May 17.
With the new guidelines in place, the tracks will reopen for public use beginning on May 23.
The addendum that will be incorporated into the policy is as follows:
Whereas the District recognizes an all‐weather track provides a resource for the entire community, the following guidelines are in place to provide appropriate and responsible access to such District owned property:
The deadline to apply for the state’s 2016 Property Tax/Rent Rebate program is being extended from June 30 to Dec. 31. Eligible participants can receive a rebate of up to $650 based on their rent or property taxes paid in 2016. The program benefits eligible Pennsylvanians who are 65 years or older, widows and widowers 50 years or older, and those 18 years or older with disabilities. Complete eligibility information is available here.
Residents are reminded that they need not pay a private entity for assistance in filing the forms. Copies of the forms, as well as assistance with filing them, are available at my office at no cost. Checks will begin to be mailed on July 3. Claimants who already applied for their rebates may check the status of claims online at revenue.pa.gov or by calling, toll-free, 1-888-PATAXES.
Tick season is upon us, prompting fresh warnings about bites that can transmit Lyme disease. But in a report published Friday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a group of doctors isn’t warning about the disease—instead, the group is warning about possible treatments.
Alternative medical treatments for so-called “chronic Lyme disease” are all unproven and potentially harmful—some even deadly—the group warns. That group includes doctors from across the country, including the University of Colorado, the CDC, Yale University, Stanford, and the University of California, San Francisco. In the CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, the doctors reveal chilling accounts of five patients who pursued such bogus treatments. What followed was years of heart-wrenching suffering, avoidable life-threatening infections, and death.
“Patients and their health care providers need to be aware of the risks associated with treatments for chronic Lyme disease,” the doctors declare. The case reports certainly offer a heart-wrenching PSA.
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