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I am writing to let you know about two exciting but quite needed resources that Pocono Mountains United Way is offering in Monroe County. One is a series of free legal information seminars and the other is Getting Ahead. 

I have attached two flyers with details regarding both programs for your attention. 

PUBLIC NOTICE SHERIFF'S SALE OF VALUABLE REAL ESTATE By virtue of a certain Writ of Execution (Mortgage Foreclosure) issued out of the Court of Common Pleas of Monroe County, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to 2291 CIVIL 2018, I, Todd A. Martin, Sheriff of Monroe County, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania will expose the following described real estate to public sale in the Monroe County Courthouse, Stroudsburg, Monroe County, Pennsylvania on Thursday, August 29, 2019 AT 10:00 A.M. PURCHASERS MUST IMMEDIATELY PAY 10% OF PURCHASE PRICE OR SHERIFF'S COST...WHICHEVER IS HIGHER BY CASHIERS CHECK ALL THAT CERTAIN messuage and lot or piece of land situate in the Township of Barrett, County of Monroe and Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, known as Ayrshire, bounded and described as follows, to wit: BEGINNING at an iron pin driven in the ground in the East margin of the public road leading from Mountainhome to Buck Hill Falls, from which the center of a white oak tree marked with an old mark bears South 67° East distant 5-8/10 feet, and being also corner of lands now or formerly of William Evans; thence running along said Evans land South 76 1/2° East, 218 feet to an iron pin; thence by other lands now or formerly of William Evans, of which this lot was a part, North 2 1/2° East, 200 feet to an iron pin and stones; thence still by other lands now or formerly of William Evans North 76 1/2° West, 218 feet to an iron pin on the Easterly margin of the aforesaid public road; thence along the Easterly margin of said public road South 2 1/2° West, 200 feet to the place of BEGINNING. UNDER AND SUBJECT to the reservations, covenants and conditions as contained in the deed dated June 2, 1947, from Buck Hill Falls Co., to John F. Hulbert and Jean F. Hulbert, and recorded in Deed Book Vol. 160, Page 398. UNDER AND SUBJECT to the agreement and restrictions in Deed Book 1186, Page 183; and Under and Subject to the agreement in Deed Book 1770, Page 1057 and the General Declaration and Supporting Declaration in Vol. 1501, Page 678 and Vol. 1501, Page 714. BEING THE SAME PREMISES WHICH Jonathan S. Kleinman and Barbara Wolfson Kleinman, by Deed dated 7/1/1997 and recorded 7/3/1997 in the Office of the Recording of Deeds, in and for Monroe County, in Record Book Volume 2037, Page 6828, granted and conveyed unto Max H. Feldman and Kellee A. Monahan-Feldman. Improvements: Residential property Tax Code No. 01/17/1/102 Pin #01-6388-03-20-8348 SEIZED AND TAKEN IN EXECUTION AS THE PROPERTY OF: MAX H. FELDMAN KELLEE A. FELDMAN TO ALL PARTIES IN INTEREST AND CLAIMANTS: "All Property Owners' Associations (POA) who wish to collect the most recent six months unpaid dues in accordance with their statutory lien under the Uniform Planned Community Act of 68 PA. C.S.A. 5315(b)(2)(ii) must provide the Sheriff's Office at least two weeks before the Sheriff's Sale with written notification of the amount of the lien and state that "such amount is for the past six months prior to the Sheriff's Sale only." Any sale which does not receive such notification from a POA will not be collected at the time of Sheriff's Sale." A schedule of proposed distribution for the proceeds received from the above captioned sale will be on file in the Office of the Sheriff within thirty (30) days from the date of the sale. Distribution in accordance therewith will be made within ten (10) days thereafter unless exceptions are filed within said time. Todd A. Martin Sheriff of Monroe County Pennsylvania GREGORY JAVARDIAN, ESQUIRE Sheriff's Office Stroudsburg, PA Barry J. Cohen, Sheriff's Solicitor PR - July 26; Aug 2, 9

Notice is hereby given that a Final Report has been submitted to the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, Northeast Regional Office, in Wilkes-Barre, PA to demonstrate attainment of the Site Specific Standards for soil and groundwater at the property located at 108 Golf Drive in Barrett Township, Monroe County, PA. The responsible party has indicated that the remediation measures conducted for soil and groundwater have attained compliance with the selected standards for soil and groundwater established under the Land Recycling and Environmental Remediation Standards Act. P - July 25

Last week, the U.S. House of Representatives quietly passed a bill requiring the Inspector General of the Department of Defense (DoD) to conduct a review into whether the Pentagon experimented with ticks and other blood-sucking insects for use as biological weapons between 1950 and 1975.

If the Inspector General finds that such experiments occurred, then, according to the bill, they must provide the House and Senate Armed Services committees with a report on the scope of the research and "whether any ticks or insects used in such experiments were released outside of any laboratory by accident or experiment design," potentially leading to the spread of diseases such as Lyme.

Ajit Pai is continuing his multi-year battle against local broadband regulation with a plan that would stop cities and towns from using their authority over cable TV networks to regulate Internet access.

Chairman Pai's proposal, scheduled for a vote at the Federal Communications Commission's August 1 meeting, would also limit the fees that municipalities can charge cable companies. Cable industry lobbyists have urged the FCC to stop cities and towns from assessing fees on the revenue cable companies make from broadband.

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Pennsylvania lawmakers left Harrisburg on June 28 for their annual summer recess.

And what a recess it will be. If only we all had such recesses.

Members of the state House of Representatives won't be back in session for almost three months, returning on Monday, Sept. 17. The state Senate will reconvene a week later.

Neither chamber will be back for long. Over the last four months of 2019, the House will be in session for 24 days and the Senate for 15.

And it's not like their schedule was all that grueling in the first six months of the year. The House was in session for 51 days while the Senate was in session for 38 days.

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Pennsylvania appears to have some work to do if it wants to be known as a state that's friendly for business.

The commonwealth this week was ranked near the bottom in WalletHub’s “2019 Best and Worst States to Start a Business” and was ranked third from the bottom for “business environment,” which included the work week, growth in the number of small business and the five-year survival rate for businesses.

The state ranked 22nd for its “access to resources” which included the human capital and the availability of financing. Pennsylvania ranked 37th in “business costs” which included the cost of office space, labor costs, and the cost of living.

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PUBLIC NOTICE STERN & EISENBERG, PC 1581 MAIN ST., STE 200 THE SHOPS AT VALLEY SQUARE WARRINGTON, PA 18976 (215) 572-8111 FACSIMILE: (215) 572-5025 (COUNSEL FOR PLAINTIFF) IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS OF MONROE COUNTY CIVIL ACTION - LAW Civil Action Number: 607 CV 2019 DEUTSCHE BANK TRUST COMPANY AMERICAS, AS TRUSTEE FOR RESIDENTIAL ACCREDIT LOANS, INC., MORTGAGE ASSET-BACKED PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-QS17 v. Eva H. Dekalb John W. Dekalb Defendant(s) TO: Eva H. Dekalb and John W. Dekalb You have been sued in mortgage foreclosure on premises: 4693 Route 447 f/k/a RR1 Route 447, Canadensis a/k/a Barrett Township, PA 18325, based on defaults since May 01, 2018. You owe $226,577.10 plus interest. NOTICE If you wish to defend, you must enter a written appearance personally or by attorney and file your defenses or objections in writing with the court. You are warned that if you fail to do so the case may proceed without you and a judgment may be entered against you without further notice for the relief requested by the plaintiff. You may lose money or property or other rights important to you. YOU SHOULD TAKE THIS PAPER TO A LAWYER AT ONCE. IF YOU DO NOT HAVE A LAWYER, OR CANNOT AFFORD ONE, GO TO OR TELEPHONE THE OFFICE SET FORTH BELOW TO FIND OUT WHERE YOU CAN GET LEGAL HELP. Monroe County Bar Association Find a Lawyer Program 913 Main Street Stroudsburg, PA 18360 (570) 424-7288 PR - July 5

Pocono Mountain School District Board of Education has extended a new contract agreement for professional staff by three years. The contract provides for an annual salary increase of 3%, the cost of which will be significantly offset by the greater professional staff employee cost sharing on health insurance.

“The board continues to strive for fiscal responsibility, while trying to hold the line on taxes for our property owners,” said Rusty Johnson, Board President. The budget proposal for the District’s 2019-2020 fiscal year holds the line on taxes with no increase in millage or property taxes for district property owners for the 8th consecutive year.

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