Wednesday, 30 August 2023 15:18

Notice of Change in Polling Place: Barrett


To the Electors of Barrett 1

Effective August, 2023

Notice is hereby given by the County Board of Elections of Monroe County that the polling place in said District has been changed:

From: Barrett Township Municipal Bldg.,
993 Route 390- Cresco, PA

1200 ROUTE 390, Cresco, PA

Monroe County Board of Elections

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BARRETT TOWNSHIP, MONROE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — Officers are investigating two people’s deaths after the pair were found with gunshot wounds on the deck of their home.

According to the Pocono Mountain Regional Police Department, on Monday around 8:40 p.m., officers were called to the 160 block of Diane Lane in Barrett Township.

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Pig Roast @ Legion (September 9, 2023)

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Fall Festival (2023)

Saturday September 30, 2023
1 to 6pm

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NYC Holiday Bus Trip 12/7/23

Wednesday, 23 August 2023 11:44

Jazz & Cocktails FUNdraiser (September 2023)

Join us for our 2nd Annual Jazz & Cocktails FUNdraiser on September 30th , featuring live music by La Cucina Jazz Band, Cash Bar hosted by Frogtown Chophouse and delectable appetizers and desserts! See our website to purchase tickets by clicking the Events tab.

Responding departments included West End Fire Co., Barrett Township Fire Co., Blue Ridge Hook and Ladder Co., Tunkhannock Township Volunteer Fire Co., Jackson Township Fire Department, Coolbaugh Township Volunteer Fire Co., Stroudsburg Fire Department, Gouldsboro Volunteer Fire Co. and Covington Independent Fire Co.

"Jackson Township in Monroe County leads with eight camps. Barrett Township comes in second with three camps."
Tri-County Independent
Peter Becker, Tri-County Independent
·7 min read

Summer camp — a place evoking many a memory for former kids who were able to get there, a time away in the country, full of activities, making friends and learning new things and lessons for life.

The summer camp industry is big in the Poconos, especially Wayne County with almost 30 in operation, some dating back over a century. A new study shows they also have a huge, and growing, impact on the local economy.

Dealership in Monroe County sued for selling faulty cars
A car dealership in the Poconos is getting sued after allegedly selling vehicles with major issues.

Published: 4:49 PM EDT August 9, 2023

Update 8/16/23
A local private family has donated $1 million to the township supervisors to cover the acquisition cost of the building.  We are going to release another article in 6-9 months that showcases the building as it comes together.  Stay tuned!

On July 17, 2023, I filed a right to know request asking for:

  • Copies of all expenses related to the Barrett Administrative & Recreational Complex to date (Formerly the Barrett Elementary Center)
  • Copies of any leases with area organizations (like the Friendly Community Center) -- DENIED
  • Any architectural drawings and schematics regarding planned work to BARC

Here are the numbers:

Category Amount
Acquisition Cost $833,604.63
Construction $265,730.65
Garbage $1,497.00
Electricity $2,463.65
Propane $1,044.25
Water $199.67
Total $1,104,539.85

Sprawled across 5,500 acres, this historic mountain resort has been luring guests high into the Poconos since 1928. Book a room in the grand stone lodge or at the inn that opens right onto the championship golf course. As for all-inclusive plans, Skytop Lodge offers a Modified American Plan for the whole family, which includes breakfast and dinner at the lodge's eateries.

By Jeff Gorra July 27th

You check in, head up to your room, and put the wallet away for your stay. There’s a heightened level of relaxation when the trip you’re on has everything already included. Travel and Leisure published a report on the best all-inclusive destinations in America for 2023, and a resort in Pennsylvania made the list.

Often travelers think of island paradise locations when considering all-inclusive trips to take. While there certainly are amazing options in places like the Caribbean, there are now some under-the-radar escapes within the country. All-you-can-eat and drink options are included in your vacation booking. There’s no need for a passport. And driving a few hours might be a more attractive option than spending a day in an airport and in a plane.

As Travel and Leisure points out, booking an all-inclusive resort is very helpful in properly budgeting costs. “While private sessions like spa treatments are rarely included, it’s easier to factor in extras because you know exactly how much you’re spending upfront,” they explain.

So, what is this Pennsylvania destination that was named one of the best all-inclusive resorts in America? Let’s hop in the car and find out.

Skytop Lodge – Skytop, PA in the Pocono Mountains

Described as your 5,500-acre playground, Skytop Lodge has been a memory-making vacation spot since 1928. Accommodation types include staying in the main lodge, the newly renovated private Inn, or at a cottage on the grounds.

Regardless of where you pick to stay, chances are you won’t be in the room much due to the wide range of activities at your disposal. Of course, there is skiing close by in the winter and golf, swimming, and boating on the ground for the warmer months. However, activities like the Treetop Adventure course or Falconry (an interactive experience with a Raptor) really set Skytop apart.

As part of this Pennsylvania all-inclusive resort experience, guests can choose between two meal plan options. The American Modified meal plan includes breakfast and dinner at the main dining location. Or the flexible plan enables you to go to any of the restaurants at the resort.

Source: WMMR