LOCAL RESIDENTS TURN OUT TO BLOCK MMT FACILITY
Local residents turned out to vigorously support a zoning rule designed to preclude facilities that would provide methadone maintenance treatment. The current ordinance requires that "the distance from another developer has to be 1000 feet, and the distance from a playground, school, licensed bar, nursing home, is a half mile." An attorney for the corporation that wishes to open a clinic in the Keystone Industrial Park noted, "There is not a single location in Dunmore that would meet those requirements.”
It would seem a tossup which perceived threat is more ridiculous – that to playgrounds, or to schools, or to bars or to nursing homes.
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