EARLY SCHOOL DISMISSAL TODAY (Tues 1/15)

Swiftwater Elementary Center and Swiftwater Intermediate School will be dismissing students at 9:10 a.m., today, Tuesday, January 15, 2019, due to a power outage on the Swiftwater Campus. The PM East Junior HS and PM East HS will dismiss students at 11 a.m. District officials have been unable to get a confirmation from PPL that power will be restored to the Swiftwater Campus before 11 a.m.

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Race Fans Buy Your Tickets Here to Support the PMRPD K-9 FUNDRAISING PROGRAM

Celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Pocono Mountain Regional Police Department (PMRPD) and help support their K-9 Unit for an entire year! Pocono Raceway is offering a special fundraising ticket program where 15% of each ticket sold will benefit the PMRPD’s Foundation and their support of the K-9 Unit. The fundraising goal has been set at $4,900. This would provides training and supplies for the K-9 Unit for one full year. The PMRPD K-9 Unit consists Corporal Matt Nero, Officer Joe Lutkowski, Creed (a two-year old Belgian Malinois) and Helo (a two-and-a-half-year old German Shepherd.) This unit has seized astounding . . . .

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We’re Looking for a Few Good People!

Mount Pocono has a number of openings on our Authorities, Boards, Commissions, & Committees [the “Borough ABCs”]. Appointment is made by the Borough Council. Residents of the Borough 18 or older are eligible for all positions. In addition, taxpayers, owners of real estate, and owners of businesses located in the Borough, are eligible to serve on the Municipal Authority. Eligible citizens wishing to be considered may fill out and submit this simple form on our webpage: Citizen Application for Appointment Please apply today as the Council will start filling positions in January.

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Get Involved in Your Borough Government!

The basis of any democratic government is its citizens. In the United States, the essence of democracy is embodied in the Constitution, which begins, “We the People. . . .” This wording establishes democracy as not only a right, but also a responsibility, and establishes the foundation for citizen involvement in governance. The right and responsibility of citizenship unfolds in many ways: citizen involvement in governance encompasses not only citizen participation (through mechanisms such as public hearings) but also citizen decision-making, information sharing, and voting. Citizen involvement is important for local governments worldwide because it increases legitimacy, efficiency, and accountability, . . . .

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