(Featured in Letters to the Editor, Pocono Record)

This is responding to the Letter to the Editor from a New Jersey resident warning of the dangers of legalizing marijuana in PA. All of the dangers he listed: use of which can cause slower reactions, coordination, reduced brain functions like attention, memory and learning, affects driving while use (DUI) are all true!

NBC’s Michelle Park took a trip to the Pocono Mountains to get a “Skytop” view and celebrate during wintertime.



Some of the notable projects completed in 2022 include:

  • Replacement of the Route 447 bridge over Goose Pond Run in Barrett Township, Monroe County, $1.2 million;

A Cresco man has been charged with attempted homicide following a shooting in Price Township on Friday evening.

Pennsylvania State Police confirmed troopers from their Stroudsburg station responded to reports of a shooting at Clarks Road near the intersection of Creek Road in Price Township, Monroe County at approximately 5:18 p.m. on Dec. 2. According to one victim from Staten Island, his vehicle was shot at multiple times by an unknown actor.

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Tuesday, 22 November 2022 09:22

Bring your letters to Santa

The Rotary Club Christmas celebration, now in its fifth year, will feature a tree lighting, carol singing, and a special visit from the North Pole's most famous resident, who will arrive on the back of one of Barrett Township Volunteer Fire Company's firetrucks.

Each child will receive a bag of holiday treats and Santa will be available for safely distanced photos.

Don’t forget bring your letters to Santa (volunteers say they will make sure they get delivered directly to Saint Nick and be sure to include your return address in case he writes back!).

When: 6 p.m. Dec. 2.

Info: Mountainhome Methodist Church, Route 390, Mountainhome, rotaryclubofthepoconomountains.com


Fr. Gregory Loughney pleaded no contest to attempted indecent assault and attempted corruption of minors back in July.

STROUDSBURG, Pa. — A former pastor charged with child sex crimes in Monroe County will spend the next five years on probation.

Update 2/17/23:
Deed for school property now available

Watch the video here:
Newswatch 16's Amanda Eustice shows us the plans for the building in Monroe County.

Author: Amanda Eustice (WNEP)

Published: 4:01 PM EST November 17, 2022
Updated: 4:01 PM EST November 17, 2022

MOUNTAINHOME, Pa. — While it doesn't look like it now, the former Barrett Elementary Center near Mountainhome will soon be the center hub for the community.

Barrett Township officials closed on the property a few days ago. The goal is to turn it into the Barrett Administrative and Recreation Complex.

Magnolia's Free Thanksgiving meal
Magnolia Streamside Resorts owners, staff, and chef are volunteering to serve warm holiday meal this holiday to the community neighbors in need. Call to reserve your holiday dinner.

  • Seatings take place at 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 24.
  • Reservations must by made by Nov. 22. RSVP to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Info: 2518 Route 309, Canadensis.


5/8 The Buck Hill Falls Inn

This private resort was a venture built in 1901 by a group of friends. Originally functioning as a Quaker retreat, the Buck Hill Falls Inn soon transformed into a 400-room inn, complete with a 27-hole golf course, an amphitheater, tunnels, and tons of stone walls. The abandoned resort and its property were set to be redeveloped in 2017. Today, the hotel is nothing more than a grassy field and is a simple memorial to the historic hotel.

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Update 11/3/22 - Related Article:

PLEASE!!! We need your help identifying these individuals. They broke into the Barrett Elementary Center just after midnight Sat night. These photos have been forwarded to PMRPD but if you have any information, please contact the police at 570-895-2400. We are currently under contract to purchase the building and any additional vandalism will just add more time and cost to the clean up and progress in developing what will be an asset to the community.