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Pocono Township man enters race for Pa. House seat in 115th district

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POCONO TWP., Pa. — A Pocono Township resident has secured his status on the ballot for a state House seat in Pennsylvania's 115th district.

Matt Long seeks election to Harrisburg from Monroe County this year. Long graduated from East Stroudsburg's Notre Dame High School.

Though he's running as a Republican because of his views of immigration and crime issues, Long says he will work with anyone to deliver "common sense" solutions for Monroe County residents

MEDIA RELEASE UPDATE: Madeleine G. Leonard, February 22, 1973 UNSOLVED MURDER

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Recently a witness came forward with a detailed account and description that verified Madeleine Leonard was told what happened to her husband, John Leonard, Sr. and why he was murdered. Madeleine said she was going to the Police after finding out what happened to John Leonard. Because of this, she was lured out and killed in Mt. Pocono.

The witness also said, "everyone in the Barrett Township Community knew the facts behind both murders but no one ever came forward to talk about it because they feared for their lives from these people involved".

Monroe Co. Republican Party calling for Judge Mancuso to step down who has "no plans" to resign

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CHESTNUTHILL TWP., Pa. - The Monroe County Republican Party is calling for a District Court Judge to resign, citing a conflict of interest.

Monroe County Magistral District Judge Colleen Mancuso is married to newly-elected District Attorney Michael Mancuso. Both are Democrats.

The Monroe County Republican Committee is calling Judge Mancuso to step down.

"She's going to serve her own interests instead of the peoples' interests and continue to accept a full-time salary." said Tom Whitehead, former Chairman of the Monroe County Republican Committee.

VFW Post 509 Soup Night

VFW Post 509 is hosting a Mardi Gras themed Soup Night, Friday, February 2, 2024 at the VFW Post located at 1917 Goodwin Street, Tobyhanna, PA. The soups for the evening are: Italian Wedding, Cream of Mushroom, Potato-Kale-Kielbasa, Seafood Gumbo, Stuffed Pepper, Vegetable and more...Donation of $4.00 a container to go, $8.00 all you can eat in house, and $10.00 a quart to go. Please call ahead for to go orders- 570.894.0381. Soups are available from 3:30pm-6:30pm or until they are sold out. Come out and show your support for a great organization.

3-phase I-80 reconstruction plans unveiled; first phase starts this year

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A three-phase I-80 construction project is set to start by end of year, overhauling the highway, bridges, ramps and exits and putting up sound barrier walls. It will start west of Exit 303 in Stroud Township and continue east of exit 307 and the Brodhead Creek bridge in East Stroudsburg.

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation is moving forward with the final design of the Interstate 80 Reconstruction Project in eastern Monroe County in cooperation with the Federal Highway Administration.

Warning: Speed Trap around exit 308 Rt80. (ticket by mail)

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Warning Speed Trap around exit 308 Rt80. I just received a ticket by mail for doing 51 mph in the 40 mph, I was in the slow lane following the flow of traffic. Technically the ticket is a warning as the amount is 0 and says next time it will be a ticket. The cut-off point is 11 miles over 40 as mentioned in the ticket.


Kunkletown Volunteer Fire Company - Breakfast

Breakfast is back!! and we are doing it a little different this time. We are pleased to announce that we will be serving a breakfast buffet at the firehouse.

Menu items include:

Scrambled Eggs
Chip Beef
French Toast
Home fries
Assorted Beverages

Please come out and support this great fundraiser so we can continue to keep it going in our community. Spread the word and tell you family and friends. See you at breakfast February 4th.