Monroe County Filing Proposal for Emergency Solutions Grant Funds from the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development.
The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania through the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) has received funding for the ESG program and is making these funds available to units of local governments for eligible homeless activities. The Homeless Emergency Assistance and Rapid Transition to Housing Act of 2009 (HEARTH) enacted into law on May 20, 2009, authorized the Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) Program
Friday, 11 June 2021 14:29


To the Editor:

I’m looking for local residents interested in playing Pickleball. I play in Florida and would like to meet local individuals interested in the sport to play.  


"Notable projects that are expected to begin this year include ... Replacement of Route 447 Bridge over Goose Pond Run in Barrett Township, Monroe County, $1.2 million"

Over 30 projects were highlighted today as the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced work that will take place across District 5’s six-county region during the 2021 construction season.

Tuesday, 25 May 2021 07:57

Vandalism in Mountainhome 5/25/21

Vandalism. Just a heads up to people living near Spruce Cabin Rd, Henry Price, Cherry Lane, and other roads that are close. This evening 5/25 around midnight, I'm assuming, kids were throwing rocks at our windows. My husband turned the light on and they fled on foot. They also threw rocks at the car causing damage. I heard noises earlier in the evening but thought it was coming from inside the house. I'm assuming they were around the house checking it out not realizing someone was home. Police were called so reports could be filed.

Monday, 24 May 2021 11:18

Fish for Free on May 30!

If you’ve been thinking about trying fishing or want to introduce your child or a friend to this great outdoor activity, you’ll have a great chance to do so next weekend!

The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission will host the first of its two annual Fish for Free Days next Sunday, May 30.

Monday, 24 May 2021 08:41

Memorial Day Ceremony 5/31/21

Location: High Acres Park
Date: 5/31/21
Time: 2:30pm

See attached flyer for details.

FYI: Bridge Replacement Construction
Route 447 & Upper Seese Hill Road (near Stonewall Garden Center)
Starting May 5, 2021

Barrett Township - There will be a public auction on Friday, May 21st, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. at “Auto-In-Motion” located at 1142 Route 390 in Mountainhome PA for the purpose of selling county owned vehicles, most of which were seized by the Monroe County Office of the District Attorney through Drug Task Force activities. 

Monroe County, Pennsylvania – April 22, 2021

Michael Mancuso First Assistant District Attorney has approved new charges on three individuals previously arrested in connection with the March 19 death of a two-month-old female child.

Lamont Bacchus, 31, the child’s father, of New Castle, Delaware, now faces charges of criminal homicide, endangering the welfare of a child, assault, and drug charges.   Amanda Green, 29, the child’s mother, of Marshall’s Creek, now faces charges of involuntary manslaughter, endangering the welfare of a child, and delivery of drugs. The third defendant, Tony Kristiansen, 29, of Barrett Township, originally charged with several counts of the felony 3 child endangering charge, is now facing felony 1 and felony 2 endangering charges.  He also faces drug delivery charges


May 18th is Primary Day in Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania is a “Closed Primary” state, which means that only registered republicans and democrats may vote for candidates in their respective parties.  Because of this rule, many registered voters falsely believe that they are unable to vote on this day.  However, Primary Day is often when special elections and referendums are voted on.

This May 18th all registered voters in PA, regardless of party affiliation, can vote on the referendums to limit the Governor's emergency powers to 21 days, unless extended by legislative vote.

The death of a 2-month-old baby in a Poconos, PA apartment has been ruled a homicide, authorities said.

The infant girl, Ryann Bacchus, was found with trauma to her head resulting in multiple skull fractures in a Barrett Township apartment on March 19, the Monroe County District Attorney's Office said.

County Coroner Thomas Yanac Jr. ruled the baby's death a homicide.

As of last Friday, three people were charged with child endangerment in relation to the child’s death, while homicide charges had not yet been filed, officials said.

Brian Myszkowski
Pocono Record

The death of a two-month-old girl in Barrett Township has been ruled a homicide, the Monroe County Office of the District Attorney announced Friday.