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Cleveland, OH

#21 Nov 26, 2010
lwmhp wrote:
I have to high five jersey girl on this subject ! Not only is shohola lame, so is the whole county..The small towns that are corrupt and lame include" Dingmans ferry","milford "," Greeley" and Lackawaxen.Known by many as "Lack-of-action".
These small towns survive on having their corrupt law enforcement agencies harrass residents by handing out speeding tickets to people who are going to work in the wee hours of the morning so that they can commute, because theres no good paying jobs here.They have turned it into a business. Not that I support drinking and driving but Ive done my own study in Pike county and I have found that there are more accidents "fatal" and " non-fatal" on Pike county roads..for example (rt.6,rt 739,01,209,)I could name the winter months from the lack of proper road maintenence,or the proper knowledge of how to take care of winter roads, Than drinking and driving all year long ! This is a FACT! Pike county needs to take lessons from N.J,They should use some of the money from handing out tickets all year to salt,sand,and plow roads.But they dont. They always claim that they are running out of funds for salt,sand...and adding trucks to plow with.Hmmmm, do you think that maybe...just maybe if they stopped tearing up roads and highways in the spring and summer months and repaving them "when the roads are perfectly fine to drive on",that they might have the funds to do the proper road maintenence in the winter. Oh I almost forgot ,thats how they double their ticket money ,by making "work zones "! Enough of the road talk...and corruption " Im getting sick ", Lets start talking about the drug problem and rising crime rate in the county...Could that be due to having nothing at all for the kids to do? They can go bike riding, fishing,hunting,hiking,...ok.. ok. NOT all kids are into that stuff ! How about opening a under 21 club somewhere in pike county for the kids to hang out in "suppervised "of course. Nope ! The towns wont allow it! They make too much money by turning the kids into juviniles,....the court in Pike county is full of juviniles. Enough for now...HAVE a SUPER DAY !
Police Dept has nothing to do with road maintenance. That is PADOT's job. Geez, you have alot of blame to go around. Here's a about taking personal responsibility for one's actions and not blaming everything around you for all your problems. It is not he town's responsibility to raise productive, drug free children. It is the parent's responsibility.

Cleveland, OH

#22 Nov 26, 2010
jersey girl wrote:
And one more thing, here's an article about the cost of heat here. It cost me $4500. to heat my small house last winter. That will triple this year!
From the Pike County Dispatch, Aug 1, 2008:
Fuel oil customers brace for winter - Major price increases revealed in new budget purchase plans
By Nick Troiano
Mary Ann Jagger of Dingmans Ferry flips through some old fuel oil bills, recalling with some fondness the days when she heated her home for 75 percent less than she will this winter. For her and most other Pike residents, the cost of home heating will be higher than ever before.
MILFORD For many residents in Pike County, summer cant last long enough. Fuel oil customers now entering into new contracts are already feeling the pain of having to adjust the thermostat upon the arrival of the winter season, with new energy rates coming close to doubling those of last year.
Mary Ann Jagger of Dingmans Ferry, a 66 year-old woman living on a single income through her part-time job, is dreading that inevitability. Jagger was on a budget plan that capped her fuel oil price at $2.899/gallon since last July. Since then, she had five fill-ups for a total of 869 gallons, just about the average for a homeowner.
The $2,500 she spent heating her home last year will now be something she remembers with fondness. Starting this season, fuel oil prices will increase some 76 percent, leaving Jagger paying $5.099/gallon at the current cap offered by Bottini Fuel. As a result, her projected costs will increase by over $1,900.
Through necessity, she said, oil bills are put on a credit card and finanCost of heating is a national problem, noced over twelve months. The same is the case with her other main expense: three inhalers purchased every three months.
So if you leave the area these problems go away? I don't think so. The high cost of heating during winter is a national problem, not a Pike County problem. A little close minded I would say...

New York, NY

#25 Nov 30, 2010
Lee wrote:
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Like things are any better in NJ? You're car insurance and housing coosts will go through the roof in NJ. As someone who has lived in both, take my advice, you are better off in PA. Twin Lakes is a nice area and you are not far from all the services you need. You sound like you need a better attitude and a better mechanic!
Can I ask you this?

What would make you happy in Shohola?
What is the main thing that you miss?
Whats your age range?

Honesdale, PA

#27 Nov 26, 2011
I grew up in Shohola since I was born. I would not trade my experience here for anything in the world. Yes, we may not have a mall or movie theater five minutes away but the being a kid being able to run around outside and explore nature is priceless. I complained a lot as a teen but this is way better than living in a lot of other places. Gas was the other annoying thing since you have to drive most places, although biking works too if you're up for it. It takes less than 45 minutes to bike up to shohola from Milford and is a good workout.

And as for your kid - the school system is amazing. I got a fantastic education and got into an amazing college. The majority of the teachers really care about the kids and put a lot of effort into ensuring they get a good education.

There are some down sides but that's with any place. Road can suck in the winter (Never a serious problem for me) and if you heat your house with wood and oil and keep your thermostat at a reasonable level it's not too expensive. My family managed to get by on 1200 a month for almost three years now. As long as you have a decent job and are smart with your money you'll be able to live comfortably.

To sum it up - I would highly recommend Shohola to anyone out there.

Emmaus, PA

#28 Nov 27, 2011
If you like Shohola for what it is, go for it. But if you're Jersey or NYC scum stay put where you are. Too many people move to a great place and then try to make it like the shithole they moved from.

Honesdale, PA

#30 Jun 30, 2012
Facts are facts. Shohola is beautiful, but there's nothing to do if you don't care for the outdoors. The cost of living index is 113, so it is more expensive to live here than other parts of the country/state. The roads are horrible. There's no arguing that point. It doesn't matter who is responsible for the roads--they aren't doing a good job with upkeep. I live on a major route and the snow is not cleared in good time and not very well at all. There is corruption here---major corruption--the township supervisors, police chief, and fire department are ALL members of the good old boy network. Just check the papers for the latest scandal.

But, yes, it's a beautiful place to live if you're idea of fun is watching paint dry.
loose stool

Baltimore, MD

#31 Jul 2, 2012
If you like giving head to duckpins at Rohmans it's a great place.

Emmaus, PA

#32 Jun 18, 2013
DON'T DO IT!!!!!!!!!! This town is rife with corruption. I can't say this enough...DON'T MOVE HERE!!! Unless you like living in 1950s America where the norm was racism, small town corruption, and the like.

The township is run by local business owners and they use their position to push people around they don't like. If you are a bully, then by all means move here.

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