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Friday, 09 September 2022 15:18

Public Notice: ESTATE of William C. Warner

ESTATE of William C. Warner, late of Barrett Township, Monroe County, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, deceased

Friday, 09 September 2022 15:06


Monroe County - If we are to trust that the results of any given election are honest, fair, and truly represent the choices made by all qualified voters, then protecting the integrity of elections in our county is necessary. That’s why the legislature has enacted penalty provisions into the voting laws which seek to hold those violating the law accountable. The further a vote is removed from the in-person casting of ballots at a duly constituted polling place on election day, the nearer is the potential of fraud or irregularity.  That’s why during the coming general election I have ordered that law enforcement throughout the county keep a vigilant eye on any potential voter fraud. Strict enforcement of our voting laws will occur if we are presented with evidence of fraud. Hopefully, our efforts will deter any who seek to violate our voting laws.

Tuesday, 06 September 2022 12:13

2 Unsolved Murders in One Family

To Whom It May Concern:

Would it be possible for you to put this poster/flyer into the Barrett Community newsletter as both our Parents, John (murdered at age 52 at Buck Hill Falls Inn) and Madeleine Leonard (murdered at age 49 on Route 940 in Mt. Pocono), were residents of the Cresco, PA community and maybe someone will remember something to help solve our parents murders since we are approaching 52 years for these murders to be unsolved.

Published: Sep. 03, 2022, 9:00 a.m.

Express-Times opinion staff

Friday, 02 September 2022 15:28

Public Notice: Estate of Teri L. Lutz


Estate of Teri L. Lutz, late of Cresco, Barrett Township, Monroe County, Pennsylvania.

Tuesday, 30 August 2022 14:20

John Freach Obituary

John Freach, 93, of Cresco, died Saturday, August 27, 2022, at Lehigh Valley Hospital - Cedar Crest in Allentown. He was the husband of Barbara (Iffert) Freach with whom he shared 33 years of marriage.

Wednesday, 24 August 2022 15:04

H. John Davis Jr. (Obituary)

WWII Veteran - Sergeant - U.S. Army Air Corps
Local Businessman - Community Leader
Family Man
Born June 16th, 1919 - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania - to H. John Davis, Sr., and Izetta, Jack was the oldest of four brothers. Raised in the Carnegie Section of Pittsburgh - Jack had a fascination with mechanics and airplanes - graduating in 1941 from the Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics earning the coveted Airframe and Powerplant License.

Wednesday, 17 August 2022 16:22

Jeffrey S. Landi (Obituary)

Jeffrey S. Landi, 56, of Cresco, passed away on Monday, August 15, 2022 at St. Luke's Hospital Burtonsville. Born in East Stroudsburg, he was the son of Patricia (Vernoy) Landi and the late Ronald Landi. Jeffrey worked in maintenance at P.C.P and was a former member of the Barrett Township Fire Company.

Outdoor reading adventure on trail in the Poconos

Author: Amanda Eustice (WNEP)
Published: 5:07 PM EDT August 15, 2022
Updated: 7:14 PM EDT August 15, 2022

CRESCO, Pa. — If you decide to hike the trail at Barrett Township Community Park at Ice Lake, a story now comes with your visit.

The Barrett Paradise Friendly Library launched Its new "Tale on the Trail" program.

"During the pandemic, we had to shut down, and a lot of our programming was either virtual or outside, so this was something that was come up by, I think a librarian up in Vermont originally did this. We kind of just jumped on board and said, 'Hey, we have to be outside. May as well be outside reading and having fun together,'" Chelsea Corso, a children's librarian at Barrett Paradise Friendly Library, said.

Corso pushed for the outdoor reading adventure.

Right now, the featured book is "Around the Pond: Who's Been Here" by local author Lindsey Barrett George.

"It's about a 12th a 10th of a mile there to the end of the trail and back. It's rocky, but it's definitely OK for a stroller. Young children might need a little help walking, but it's pretty flat," Corso said.

Librarians tested out the idea during the COVID-19 pandemic. It worked so well that they decided to make it a permanent feature in the park.

"It can teach the kids a lot of things, but to appreciate what's going on right around them and to kind of live in the moment and enjoy the trial while they're on the trail, that's our main goal," Corso said. "Just have everybody slow down, take the time to read a book, and walk together.

A family from Staten Island was on vacation, taking a walk around the park.

"They'll know what is in the wildlife they're walking in right at that moment. Like, they'll know, let's just say tadpoles are in the pond that they're looking at right there, and it'll be like educational," Harrison Franzen said.

"They might like learn about the environment, and it can help them with maybe becoming a scientist of something," Emerson Franzen said.

The library hopes to regularly update and feature new books on the trail at Ice Lake.



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PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that a proposed Code Adoption Ordinance was introduced by the Barrett Township Board of Supervisors at a regular meeting of the Board held on the 13th day of July, 2022. A copy of the Code Adoption Ordinance is on file in the Township offices at 993 Route 390, Cresco, PA 18326 where it is available for inspection during regular office hours. A copy of the proposed ordinance has been supplied to the Pocono Record and to the Monroe County Law Library.