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

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.



Related: WNEP Article


Stroudsburg - On Monday, August 1, 2022, Amanda M. Green, one of several persons charged in connection with the death of two month old infant R.B. who was killed on March 19, 2021, in Canadensis,, entered a plea of guilty to several charges in connection with the death. 

Tuesday, 19 July 2022 23:04

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Monday, 18 July 2022 20:29

Pocono Mountains Music Festival (2022)

"Now celebrating its 13th season, the festival kicks off Thursday, July 21 at Tennis Tea (108 Tennis Drive Buck Hill Falls) with a variety bit by actress Susie Mosher, host of the Line Up at Bird Land Jazz Club in Manhattan’s theater district."

Learn More: PoconoFest.org

Tuesday, 05 July 2022 17:16

Searchable History Project

Interested in local history? Our Searchable History Project is in the process of digitizing materials in three local history collections, beginning with items from the Buck Hill Falls community. The items that have been digitized are now available online, so you can view and explore the collection. So far, there are over 200 images from the early 1900s (many of the Cottages) and Buck Hill Breeze issues from the 1920s, ‘30s, and ‘40s. The archives web site and the project are a work in progress; come back often to see what's been added.

You can go directly to the site at https://barrettlibrary.catalogaccess.com, or look for the Searchable History link on the Library’s main web site: www.barrettlibrary.org.


TAKE NOTICE that the Board of Supervisors of Barrett Township will hold a special meeting on Thursday, June 23, 2022 at 9:30 a.m., at 2542 Ridge Avenue, Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey, 08234.

The purpose of the meeting is to inspect work by a potential township contractor. The Board will not be making any decisions at the special meeting.

Note: This story is part of PennLive’s “vault” of True Crime PA stories, looking back on unsolved and notorious crimes across Pennsylvania.

Lt. Christopher Paris, commander-in-chief of the Blooming Grove Pennsylvania State Police barracks in the Pocono Mountains, had not been asleep long when his wife heard his phone vibrating on the nightstand shortly after 11. p.m. on Friday, Sept. 12, 2014.

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Skytop Lodge
1 Skytop Lodge Road, Skytop
Details: Level 2 charging. Four ports. J1772 connectors
Note: For customer use only, according to the AFDC

Frank Amendolare was fishing on his boat when he jumped in and tried to save 23-year-old Christopher Schofield who got swept up in the river's current.

Author: Amanda Eustice (WNEP)
Published: 8:48 PM EDT June 24, 2022
Updated: 8:48 PM EDT June 24, 2022

MONROE COUNTY, Pa. — Frank Amendolare of Barrett Township, looks at the Delaware River, remembering the moment he realized something was wrong while fishing the river with his son.

June 15, 2022 – 

On June 14, 2022 members of the Monroe County Drug Task Force executed drug raids at the Roadway Motel on Broad Street in Delaware Water Gap. After receiving information from multiple sources, detectives learned that AMANDA PETRIZZO, 36, of Cresco, BOBBY YOUNG, 39, of Kunkletown, ROBERT BENJAMIN, 39, of Henrvyille, and SHANNON WHEATON, 77 of Delaware Water Gap, were selling drugs, specifically heroin, methamphetamine and crack cocaine out of the hotel.