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Life-Sized Gingerbread House

BARRETT TOWNSHIP — The smell of gingerbread in the air can only mean one thing at Skytop Lodge near Canadensis: the holiday season is here. The real life-size gingerbread house is a big attraction that many come back each year to see. “It’s wonderful, and every year it gets better. It’s a little different. I think the theme this year is fudge. Last year, it was baking. They do a different theme every year, and it gets more beautiful every […]

Hardware Store Changing Owners After More Than a Century

CRESCO — It’s one of the first places you see while driving into Cresco in Monroe County — The Theo B. Price General Store. The place has everything from hardware supplies to knick-knacks to collectibles. The business has been run by the same family for more than 109 years, but now, owner Mickey Miller is saying goodbye to his second home. “Oh, some days I feel real good but today I am not in the best of mood because it’s […]

Monroe County Reassessment in Data Collection Phase

BARRETT TOWNSHIP — If you live in Barrett Township near Mountainhome, you may have received a knock on your door by someone in a bright green vest. These crews are collecting data as part of an ongoing reassessment project in Monroe County. Ken Mansley lives in the area.  He’s waiting for his home to get measured. He hopes the reassessment means he’ll pay less. “I think the taxes we are paying now are a little bit high for the area […]

Community Reaction to Eric Frein Guilty Verdict

BARRETT TOWNSHIP — People at the Pourhouse Bar and Grille in Barrett Township watched the news late Wednesday afternoon. That’s when they learned Eric Frein was guilty of all charges, including first-degree murder and attempted murder. “He was guilty. There’s lots of stories floating around, none that I would repeat, but I think everyone is happy it’s coming to an end,” said Chris Aillet of East Stroudsburg, who works at The Pourhouse. After the attack on the Blooming Grove state […]

Residents in Monroe County Area Impacted by Frein Manhunt React to Start of His Jury Selection

BARRETT TOWNSHIP — Two and a half years after he allegedly opened fire on a state police barracks in Pike County, accused cop killer Eric Frein’s death penalty trial is now getting underway. Jury selection will start Thursday, March 9, in Chester County near Philadelphia. “It’s another step in the process and hopefully it will come out the way it should come out,” said Glen Reilly from Greentown. “He is entitled to his fair trial but he did what he […]

Buck Hill Inn Demolition Underway

BARRETT TOWNSHIP — A historic inn in the Poconos is getting torn down. The Buck Hill Inn near Mountainhome has been closed for more than 20 years and the place has become an eyesore for residents. This iconic piece of architecture in the Poconos is now fenced in and surrounded by demolition crews. Justine Knipe owns Mountainhome Candle and has fond memories of the place in its heyday. “I went to, I think it was my junior prom that was […]

Reward for Information on Wildfire Increases

DELAWARE STATE FOREST — More reward money is being offered for information leading to the arrest of whoever set devastating wildfires in the Poconos. The state and a private landowner who was affected by the fires have upped the reward amount to $20,000, up from $15,000. Investigators believe someone set the two fires in the […]

Brush Fire Battle Continues in the Poconos

BARRETT TOWNSHIP — A massive brush fire that investigators say was intentionally set continues to burn in the Poconos, near the Pike and Monroe County line. Sunday night, a colony of cabins outside Dingmans Ferry was evacuated when winds caused the fire to shift. Part of the Delaware State Forest was closed. That fire now […]

Old Buck Hill Inn Up For Online Auction Again

BARRETT TOWNSHIP — The old Buck Hill Inn in Monroe County will once again be up for an online auction. The online sale for the Buck Hill Inn near Mount Pocono is scheduled to begin on March 8. The starting bid is $350,000. The inn sold for $750,000 in October, but the buyer failed to follow […]

Fire Destroys Jewish Summer Camp Cabins

BARRETT TOWNSHIP — Flames wrecked four cabins at a Jewish summer camp Sunday afternoon in Monroe County. The fire broke out at Camp Ohr Menachem on Glenmere Road near Canadensis. Officials tell us the four small cabins will all have to be torn down. No one was hurt in the fire, but investigators are trying to […]