Lansford to get former middle school

Lansford to get former middle school

There are 21 comments on the The Morning Call story from Oct 1, 2008, titled Lansford to get former middle school. In it, The Morning Call reports that:

After trying in vain to sell the building, Panther Valley School Board has voted to give its former middle school to Lansford, which says it should have gotten it all along.

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Opinion

East Stroudsburg, PA

#1 Oct 1, 2008
The building has been appraised at $95,000 and will cost Lansford taxpayers, who are mostly, welfare,retired, and just plain broke, tons of money to make it useable. What an intelligently wonderful economic decision! Didn't Lehighton go through this same thing with their white elephant of a former school? I guess not everyone can learn from the experience of others.

But then, perhaps a HUD-palace can be made out of this shell. Sell it to the right developer with government links, move in the city-dwellers, and collect those checks! Either way, Lansford, as usual, loses.
Watching you fail

Catawissa, PA

#2 Oct 1, 2008
OK, Ronnie, you got your building, lets all watch it fall to the ground or in to a sinkhole. The borough can't even affaord crossing guards, but it's going to have $75,000 to a $150,000 to heat this place. You should knock it down and move your great skateboard park out of Coaldale. If you keep it, you should name it after your new sergeant and his mother, who did so much for town and made it what is is today.
I BOOTLEG DVDS

Luzerne, PA

#3 Oct 1, 2008
unfortunately, there isn't any good solution for such a building, but for more housing or, as in lehighton, child care/babysitting, and govt offices.

NO USE COMPLAINING; sell it cheap to someone and they'll still do the same---or let it rot, vacant, and still have to be bought by lansford, to be torn down.
I BOOTLEG DVDS

Luzerne, PA

#5 Oct 1, 2008
Harry da Hat wrote:
it would make a lovely House of Ill Repute. The local drunks would love it.
today's social security day; none of the local drunks are on the computer to answer you; they all in the bars spending their disability check.
jwilly

Highland Lakes, NJ

#6 Oct 1, 2008
Tell me all of you counsil and school board bashers....what would you do with the building? it's a tough question...damed if you do and damed if you don't. with the little bit of info i have on the subject, i think it should be retained by the district and used as a back up building for overflow...idon't understand the argument concrening the extra costs associated with using this building. as i see it the only added cost would be to clean and maintain the building which could be handled if we had a building and grounds supervisor with the ability to direct and delagate. the heat, teachers and other costs are revelant to the cost of the outside buildings being used now. i know there would have to be a tax increase to upgrade the building but that is also relevent. it's better than leaving the building go to the rats and other stray animals.
jwilly

Highland Lakes, NJ

#7 Oct 1, 2008
Hey Bootleg...let's not get social security and disability confused with WELFARE. kutos to those who made it to social security...those on disability deserve it also
long gone

San Jose, CA

#8 Oct 1, 2008
OVERFLOW????

Why do you think there was a need to combine parishes in the Lansford, Nesquehoning, Summit Hill, and Coaldale areas? If you think it's because people are not attending church anymore you should get a better understanding of the subject and what is going on in these areas and those throughout Pennsylvania counties. Their childern have left and are still leaving for more and better opportunities in other states. Trust me, Panther Valley will never have an overflow issue. That building is the least of Lansfords' problems right now! And as far as everything being "relevent" to money/cost, there in lies the problem. Lets add up everything that was pointed out; CLEAN, MAINTAIN, BUILDING/GROUNDS SUPERVISOR, SUBORDINATES, HVAC, TEACHERS, UP-GRADES TO BUIDING, ECT... Do you really believe that's all the building needs? Now, by no means am I bashing here, but we all need to be realistic and closely take a look around and see what is happening to our communities. If our boroughs and townships and counties are struggling for financial resources, what is to say about their citizens? They don't have it anymore. Raise taxes for a building? On who? Look at all the names in the paper who owe on back taxes. Lets wise up and get on those whom have the ability to make Pennsylvania an appealing place for businesses and corporations to set up shop and create employment! Then we may be able to attend to our communities.
jwilly

Highland Lakes, NJ

#9 Oct 1, 2008
we are not talking about the churches....it's the school...we now have elementary kids in trailers in nesquhoning.i know the building needs more than i mentioned, however, even a new building will need those items. we have a good building... renovate it and put your overflow elementary kids there....if you let lansford have it you know it will turn into a dump...not because it's in lansford but because we can't afford it. as for bringing in business, well, that will not happen unless the railroad comes back to life.
OSHA

East Stroudsburg, PA

#10 Oct 1, 2008
OSHA will be notified the moment they try to occupy that building. It is falling down and no business can set up there without some serious safety concerns. I'll personally notify OSHA of the problems and would be glad to see them fine the owners for willful violations. Say hello to another round of lawsuits Lansford.
Opinion

East Stroudsburg, PA

#11 Oct 1, 2008
Let's find the funding to tear down the former PV Middle School, the former McNamara Funeral Home, the former Richards' apartments, the antiquated Freudenberger Borough Hall, half the former Rodgers Auto building, the former Silver Furniture building, the Silver Screen building(formerly the A & P), the former Elks building, the former St. Ann's Church, the former St. Ann's School, the former St. Ann's Freudenberger Convent ... and that's just one square in the "former" town. Every town needs more green space.
Guess again

Catawissa, PA

#12 Oct 1, 2008
OSHA wrote:
OSHA will be notified the moment they try to occupy that building. It is falling down and no business can set up there without some serious safety concerns. I'll personally notify OSHA of the problems and would be glad to see them fine the owners for willful violations. Say hello to another round of lawsuits Lansford.
Another I don't know what I'm talking about chiming in. You could call OSHA all you want, the best you'd get is a laugh from them, since public occupancy of a building isn't their concern. Dwight wanted it, now he can have it, along with all its problems. Thank goodness only the Lansewer residents will be paying to tear it down, instead of the whole district. They should have held tonight's bon fire there. Let see new heating system, conservative estimate $500k, New roof conservative estimate $300K, remove asbestos conservative estimate $175K, Replace the electrical service conservative estimate $250K, Install sprinklers conservative estimate $140K, Install fire alarm, that meets current code conservative estimate $90K, replace the windows with something more efficient so you can afford to heat it.$400K. Replace all the entrance door, so they don't heave and hang up in the winter conservative estimate $80K,. Without even starting to remodel the interior, you'll invest over 2 million dollars, in to the infrastructure of that building. Dwight where do you think the money will come from? If the borough would have sold the land to Rite-Aid, they'd have had a good start. A nice business at the end of town and some money to start fixing this place up, but I guess the proper wheel never got greased to start that project. The best deal would be to give it to Rite-Aid for $1 and reap the taxes every year. The way Lansewer is going down hill, you could always open a meth clinic in there, they'll need one in the area soon enough.
Guess again

Catawissa, PA

#13 Oct 1, 2008
Opinion wrote:
Let's find the funding to tear down the former PV Middle School, the former McNamara Funeral Home, the former Richards' apartments, the antiquated Freudenberger Borough Hall, half the former Rodgers Auto building, the former Silver Furniture building, the Silver Screen building(formerly the A & P), the former Elks building, the former St. Ann's Church, the former St. Ann's School, the former St. Ann's Freudenberger Convent ... and that's just one square in the "former" town. Every town needs more green space.
Go for it. You could have a nice park, just like Wiessport and they could deal their drugs from one central location. You might get some competition amongst the dealers and maybe, the dopers would have some money left to feed and cloth their kids
Opinion

East Stroudsburg, PA

#14 Oct 1, 2008
Guess again wrote:
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Go for it. You could have a nice park, just like Wiessport and they could deal their drugs from one central location. You might get some competition amongst the dealers and maybe, the dopers would have some money left to feed and cloth their kids
That's as close to job creation as we'll ever get. Ah, something positive in Lansford.
long gone

Fairfax Station, VA

#15 Oct 1, 2008
OSHA wrote:
OSHA will be notified the moment they try to occupy that building. It is falling down and no business can set up there without some serious safety concerns. I'll personally notify OSHA of the problems and would be glad to see them fine the owners for willful violations. Say hello to another round of lawsuits Lansford.
The railroad is more than back to life, it is thriving, just not in PA. WHY? Why would it. PA has nothing to offer in terms of industry. Yeah, you may be able to mention a few industries still in existance, struggling to make payrolls, threatening layoffs, and hanging on by bare bones, but none worthy of railcars. Stop living in the past. These boroughs and the people living in them need to catch up with the times if they intend to survive. The closest most come is by way of their representatives. Annd give me a good example for which your state or U.S. house representative has done to improve the quality of life for their constituents? And I'm not talking about a grant for planting trees in your community or to build an animal shelter. Wake the hell up and stop thinking just because your Rep. got you or someone you know a $9.00/hour job, that he or she is your choice for service. Most think that as long as they have enough to pay the bills, go to the Friday night local high school football game, and have enough left over to sit around the local watering hole, getting tuned up and solving the areas problems on Saturday night is a great life. Hell, I'm probably sitting next to them,, but the fact is, it doesn't work that way. We need to stop ignoring the problem, stop complaining about the problem, and start doing something about the problem and it starts with your REP!!! Your not going to bring railroad back, but your REP. can.
outraged

United States

#16 Oct 13, 2008
long gone wrote:
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The railroad is more than back to life, it is thriving, just not in PA. WHY? Why would it. PA has nothing to offer in terms of industry. Yeah, you may be able to mention a few industries still in existance, struggling to make payrolls, threatening layoffs, and hanging on by bare bones, but none worthy of railcars. Stop living in the past. These boroughs and the people living in them need to catch up with the times if they intend to survive. The closest most come is by way of their representatives. Annd give me a good example for which your state or U.S. house representative has done to improve the quality of life for their constituents? And I'm not talking about a grant for planting trees in your community or to build an animal shelter. Wake the hell up and stop thinking just because your Rep. got you or someone you know a $9.00/hour job, that he or she is your choice for service. Most think that as long as they have enough to pay the bills, go to the Friday night local high school football game, and have enough left over to sit around the local watering hole, getting tuned up and solving the areas problems on Saturday night is a great life. Hell, I'm probably sitting next to them,, but the fact is, it doesn't work that way. We need to stop ignoring the problem, stop complaining about the problem, and start doing something about the problem and it starts with your REP!!! Your not going to bring railroad back, but your REP. can.
Long Gone your still an ass.
Are you for real

Catawissa, PA

#17 Oct 13, 2008
outraged wrote:
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Long Gone your still an ****.
12 days and that's the best response you could come up with. Time for you to go to bed your sister is calling.

“Her name is "La Reine Blanche"”

Since: May 08

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#18 Oct 14, 2008
long gone wrote:
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The railroad is more than back to life, it is thriving, just not in PA. WHY? Why would it. PA has nothing to offer in terms of industry. Yeah, you may be able to mention a few industries still in existance, struggling to make payrolls, threatening layoffs, and hanging on by bare bones, but none worthy of railcars. Stop living in the past. These boroughs and the people living in them need to catch up with the times if they intend to survive. The closest most come is by way of their representatives. Annd give me a good example for which your state or U.S. house representative has done to improve the quality of life for their constituents? And I'm not talking about a grant for planting trees in your community or to build an animal shelter. Wake the hell up and stop thinking just because your Rep. got you or someone you know a $9.00/hour job, that he or she is your choice for service. Most think that as long as they have enough to pay the bills, go to the Friday night local high school football game, and have enough left over to sit around the local watering hole, getting tuned up and solving the areas problems on Saturday night is a great life. Hell, I'm probably sitting next to them,, but the fact is, it doesn't work that way. We need to stop ignoring the problem, stop complaining about the problem, and start doing something about the problem and it starts with your REP!!! Your not going to bring railroad back, but your REP. can.
why didn't you stay around and make a difference instead turning tail and running? because you're another piece of shit that thinks you're better than everybody from here. stay long gone and don't come back for any reason. you're part of the problem.
Gino Giantesano

Fairfax Station, VA

#19 Oct 15, 2008
damn there is alot of hostility on this page with no one showing their name. I agree with alot of what everyone is saying, including some of what this long gone is saying, who is someone that is located near where we live, because I saw that his server was coming from district heights md, which is a shity suburb of washington dc. We were home last weekend and I was talking about this very issue and someone said that the school district wanted it because 1, they had put alot of money into it in the first place and 2, there was a posibility of gaining money from a sale with rite aid that fell through. now that the sale fell through they want to give it back to lansford who needs to make a decision which will effect the taxpayers either way. Its a pretty big building with some parking, I hope they come up with a plan that will benifit the community and not tear it down.
long gone

San Jose, CA

#20 Oct 16, 2008
Gino Giantesano wrote:
damn there is alot of hostility on this page with no one showing their name. I agree with alot of what everyone is saying, including some of what this long gone is saying, who is someone that is located near where we live, because I saw that his server was coming from district heights md, which is a shity suburb of washington dc. We were home last weekend and I was talking about this very issue and someone said that the school district wanted it because 1, they had put alot of money into it in the first place and 2, there was a posibility of gaining money from a sale with rite aid that fell through. now that the sale fell through they want to give it back to lansford who needs to make a decision which will effect the taxpayers either way. Its a pretty big building with some parking, I hope they come up with a plan that will benifit the community and not tear it down.
ahh finally someone with the ability to understand. Don't know who you are but, Im sure you moved from the PV area for a better life. I'm done with these blogs. My best to you and the PV area.

“Her name is "La Reine Blanche"”

Since: May 08

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#21 Oct 17, 2008
long gone wrote:
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ahh finally someone with the ability to understand. Don't know who you are but, Im sure you moved from the PV area for a better life. I'm done with these blogs. My best to you and the PV area.
don't let the door hit you on the ass on the way out.

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