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  1. Just recently I had another shopper at Hometown(Mike's) check on me. I've been suffering from neck and back problems for past couple months, and happened to need a breather, leaning against an aisle with tears coming out of my eyes from the pain. She asked if I needed 911, which I declined and told her the situation. I personally would rather my "neighbors" see if I'm okay than not. It could have been a different situation that day.
  2. I dont wont any neighbors at all. ...no humans within 1 mile. The ability to pee off the front porch is a feature I look for in a house.
  3. A primary election isn't to vote someone into office, it is to decide which candidate from that party is to run for office in the general election. It would be asinine to have Dems voting for which Rep that will run against their Dem candidate, or vice versa. The only cure for the political party system is to eliminate all political parties, under penalty of death and only death.. You could taper the election to only a general election, of keep it to narrow down the number of candidates to a handful for the general election.
  4. Paramount is subscription. You'll need a smart tv, or watch it on your computer/tablet/etc.
  5. On the Clarion River, southwest of Clarion. There used to be a park there, but the owners of the dam closed it many years ago. Now access is limited to utility/business reasons. On google maps it is here: 41.19197658037432, -79.43367750988365 Turn on Satellite view.
  6. Had to go to the Piney Dam again today for a followup meeting to get fiber to a customer that will be interjecting 5MW into Penelec's grid. Took these two pics of the dam, looks like they are working on the top of it. And they built a new control building on the south side of river.
  7. Is that just phone(with whatever addons like caller ID, etc) and long distance? Or does that include DSL(internet)? My 1Gbps fiber internet with Windstream comes in under $100 with all the taxes and equipment rental. ....no phone service though.
  8. How on earth is a basic landline $100? ....even with many of the options like caller ID, voicemail, etc?
  9. VOIP requires broadband(fast internet). It is also sensitive to lag time. With your new Starlink, and with their satellites being in rather "low Earth orbit", it might work for you. You and whomever you're talking to may have to get into the habit of giving a second between sentences. We had used a VOIP(Vonage) in the past with a 3Mbps DSL here in Brookville(many years ago) - it worked. A geosynchronous satellite(23000 miles up) would have major delays between the time you said something and the time they here it. VOIP services should work through satellite, cell tower, DSL(telco provided already), and cable tv internets. Provided you have the bandwidth to spare and low latency(that delay I mention above).
  10. To keep your landline, you'll have to keep Verizon. You can have their DSL service turned off. It is illegal for (2) phone companies to serve the same area. The only chance you'll have at keeping that phone number with a different company is if you get your local cable company service for phone, and IF that phone number is allowed to be ported over to Comcast.
  11. Sandy Twp, TLPOA, and ZitoMedia itself are who to complain to. Zito needs to fix the problem if it is directly related to them. If a tree fell on their lines, then blame the property owner that the tree fell from. No other company will overbuild another cable company to service the same area. It just wont happen, ever, anywhere. Cable companies only gets about 50% of homes-past versus dish. Then split that 50% with another cable company - it is a recipe for both companies going out of business. Then, whatever over-building company would have millions of dollars to pay just to make room on the poles by having to replace almost every one of them. Then factor in the $25000 to $50000 per mile of plant they would have to build. ...basically start adding up all the footages of EVERY road. Also to either build a new headend($500K) or new OTM site if bringing in fiber to feed the COAX system. ....Then the cost to bring that fiber into TL.
  12. I just drove by that Seward DG on Thurs of last week. It is in a more finished state than the Falls Creek location.
  13. I know Clem McAlee's nephew Eric. He's broken up about the loss of family.
  14. I'm pretty sure the phone service order for that location was under 1000ft, so I didn't get it. It'd go straight to operations for tech install. If they order a circuit requiring fiber, I'll get it. I had to review our records about a year ago for the developer on what of Verizon's facilities is where for services and impacts(so they don't dig into our lines). There used to be a service station where they were going to build.
  15. From Google, this is the phone# of the Sykesville Ag & Youth Fair. 814-894-7871 They might know.
  16. It has been "No Dogs" for many many years. Yet some folks bring them anyways. I'm guessing it is the vacationers and travelers that do it.
  17. There is a way to fix that without building a roundabout, which would require disturbing wetlands and taking land from property owners of the four corners.
  18. Roundabouts are also used to SLOW traffic down. I had PennDOT engineers say so, and the one the built in Geistown(Johnstown area) was placed there specifically to slow traffic down.
  19. Practically all business still have landlines, although some are Voice Over IP via internet connections for voice. Fire and security alarms tend to be through telco landlines. ....because they aren't reliant on home/business power for a modem, unlike a cable modem requires. And, because some of those types of monitoring can only function at a "full time off hook". Phone thru a cable modem is basically VOIP. Yes, I do know that those cable modems have battery backups, but they only last so long, and you have to change them every couple of years because they degrade over time. Which practically no-one does. Some fax machines also dont operate properly on VOIP services. There are certain other types of circuits that wont operate over VOIP as well. Some being monitoring circuits for wells, pumps, flood, etc. Also radio and TV broadcasting circuits. And bigger businesses(bigger than a mom & pop or local chain store/business) tend to use telco provided commercial internet circuits rather than residential grade internet. One reason being a guaranteed uptime and through-put. These circuits range from several hundred dollars a month to tens of thousands of dollars per month. Using commercial grade electronics from Cisco, Adtran, Fujitzu, etc that allow local and remote management.
  20. Those DG's certainly go up in a hurry. I've had a couple built in the areas that I work faster than I was able to figure out how to get them phone service.
  21. I'm not sure if they are done laying the new water line down Main St. They are certainly close to getting it all done though, if it isn't completed. Paving downtown Main St will probably take a 3-5 days depending on weather. Mill/grind old surface, fix any inlet(drain) boxes, then pave & repaint lines.
  22. I doubt it. The Democrats could put a "D" sticker on a glass of water and they would vote for it. And there are more registered D's than R's in this country, and that is before you count the dead voters.
  23. Just going to play Devil's Advocate here... At least AOC can formulate a complete sentence most of the time. Sure, it may be some stupid stuff, but they do tend to be articulated sentences. --------- Now, do not take that as an endorsement. I'm pretty sure the left-over pea-gravel at the end of my driveway that PennDOT had spread last winter scores a higher IQ.
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