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Old 04-02-2014, 09:27 PM
 
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Plymouth is ugly, but it's perfectly fine. I don't know why so few residents there actually spend money to renovate their homes and make them appear more presentable, though.
Really? You have to ask that question or wonder? What the hell? Do you expect the elderly on a fixed income or the slumlords on the east side to improve their properties?
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Old 04-03-2014, 06:07 AM
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Plymouth is ugly, but it's perfectly fine. I don't know why so few residents there actually spend money to renovate their homes and make them appear more presentable, though.

I think parts of Main Street, particularly in the east end section, are very sloppy looking. But as I said the further south you travel on Route 11 the nicer the town gets.
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Old 04-03-2014, 06:10 AM
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You're right; I didn't. What I meant was if a business owner won't live in a town where he works, that there is something amiss. The current owner lives in Wilkes-Barre, previous owner in Bear Creek. I have no idea where pops lived.

*response to Magritte's post
While I understand the sentiment and perhaps it is the reason your friend doesn't live in the town, there could be many reasons one doesn't live in the same town in which they own a business. I'm not being purposely argumentative, just pointing out that people have varied reasons for the situation you described.
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Old 07-23-2015, 09:41 AM
 
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it is 7/2015 .. I live in Plymouth. In my humble opinion it is better than Wilkes Barre thus far. That can very well change quickly. I see a few run down homes but I also see some REALLY nice homes. I've come across trailer homes as well. What do you think of the area now? What do you think of the middle school? I'm looking to move again in a few years. Forty Fort? Dallas? what say you?
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Old 05-22-2017, 12:56 PM
 
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I am sad to see what has become of Main St. Plymouth.
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Old 05-25-2017, 11:17 AM
 
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My husband's childhood friend, Bob Sapak, worked his way into Plymouth Poultry management when he married Donna. Her dad was looking for someone to take care of the family business. It worked out.
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Old 11-15-2017, 01:29 PM
 
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Plymouth and the Wilkes Barre/Scranton metro region has suffered the same demographic and economic decline all the metro regions in the country have:
1st...Population decline with aging people and replacement with immature/illiterate alcohol / drug and sex addicted population.
2nd...White euro flight with darker third world replacement population.
3rd... Deteriorating housing and decaying infrastructure. Failing schools inadequate police / fire protection.
4th....Population both old and young relying on government transfer payments

Shall I go on...

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Old 11-18-2017, 12:01 PM
 
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Plymouth and the Wilkes Barre/Scranton metro region has suffered the same demographic and economic decline all the metro regions in the country have:
1st...Population decline with aging people and replacement with immature/illiterate alcohol / drug and sex addicted population.
2nd...White euro flight with darker third world replacement population.
3rd... Deteriorating housing and decaying infrastructure. Failing schools inadequate police / fire protection.
4th....Population both old and young relying on government transfer payments

Shall I go on...
i agree with numbers one,three,and four but not the second----most of the replacement persons are described in number one but are caucasian young and living off the goverment and illegal drug business
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Old 11-18-2017, 11:24 PM
 
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i agree with numbers one,three,and four but not the second----most of the replacement persons are described in number one but are caucasian young and living off the goverment and illegal drug business
Maybe not in you neighborhood.
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Old 11-20-2017, 11:52 AM
 
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Maybe not in you neighborhood.

i drive through plymouth frequently and the number of non caucasians is EXTREMELY low---most of the problems in this area stem from the extremely young,dysfunctional ,often drug addicted residents coming from the exotic towns of shickshinny,nannycoke,etc
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