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Philip Paul Dente, II, 79 Canadensis, passed away on Friday, January 20, 2023.

Born February 5, 1943, in Exeter he was the son of the late Philip “Fritz” and Josephine (Pepe) Dente. Philip was the husband of the late Patricia (Phillips) Dente.

He was the owner and operator of The Village View and was a former supervisor of Barrett Township. Phil was an avid Eagles fan (Go Birds!), a devoted father and grandfather, and cartoonist who loved golfing, card games, spending time with his family, and spoiling his grandkids and great-grandkids, not necessarily in that order.

Monday, 23 January 2023 14:47

Maggie Hartmann for PMSD

For Pocono Mountain Region 1
School Board


Wednesday, 18 January 2023 14:36

2023 Auditor’s Meeting Comments

Editor's Note:
Below are the comments that I read during the public Auditor's meeting on January 4, 2023.  They are also included in the meeting minutes themselves. 

See also, the latest CPA firm Auditor's Report (FY 2021)


1. In Support of the Rainy Day Fund

Last year we acquired the Barrett Elementary School property. How much is it going to cost to renovate? In 2021, the Community Park at Ice Lake opened. Between 2012 and 2019: The dog park, Wismer, Gravel, Skywood, Ice Lake, Seven Pines, Gunderson, Chestnut Mountain and Weinstein properties. How much does it cost to maintain all these properties?

Friday, 13 January 2023 15:23


During 2023, the Barrett Township Board of Supervisors will convene public meetings at the Barrett Township Municipal Building, 993 Route 390, Cresco, Pennsylvania 18326, according to the following schedule:

Thursday, 12 January 2023 16:24

Kerry Abrams - Obituary

Kerry "Burrhead" "Abe" "Abraham" Arthur Abrams, 56 of Canadensis, suddenly passed away on Monday, January 9, 2023. Born in Honesdale, he was the son of Dewitt and Barbara (Finan) Abrams. Kerry was the husband of Nicole (Stotsenburg) Abrams. He worked as a welder and heavy equipment operator for the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation for over 34 years. Kerry was a member of the Barrett Township Volunteer Fire Department and the Oak Springs Sportsman Club. Kerry enjoyed 4 wheeling, fishing and hunting. Above all, he loved his Jeeps as well as, reminiscing and sharing old time stories with his loved ones.

Update 1/12/23:

Today, Thursday 1/12/2023 shortly after 9:00 AM, Anthony VALERA of Pocono Summit, turned himself in to Detectives with the Monroe County Office of the District Attorney at the Honorable Colleen Mancuso’s Magisterial District Court in Brodheadsville to face the charges levied against him related to the alleged theft of $154,400.00 from five (5) different customers/families who signed contracts with him for construction/home improvement projects. A Preliminary Arraignment was held by Judge Mancuso and Anthony Valera’s bail was set at $30,000.00, secured.

(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!

Estate of Cheryl A. Benasutti, deceased
Late of Barrett Township, Monroe County

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



PUBLIC NOTICE PUBLIC MEETING - TAKE NOTICE that the Board of Auditors of Barrett Township will hold a public meeting at the Barrett Township Municipal Building, 993 Route 390, Cresco, Pennsylvania 18326, on Wednesday, January 4, 2023, at 7 p.m.