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  • Business Boom in East Stroudsburg

    EAST STROUDSBURG, Pa. – Downtown East Stroudsburg is experiencing a season of revitalization. A new smoothie shop called Fruit a Bowl opened this week. A new gastropub called Derailed Tap House is expected to open by the end of the month. “(It’s) somewhere where you can come with your family and have a nice cocktail in a great atmosphere,” said co-owner Marc Jackett. People who live in the area say they love seeing Crystal Street come to life. Amaya Caraballo […]

  • A Wild Ride to Work to Celebrate a Career in Education

    COOLBAUGH TOWNSHIP, Pa. – A principal in the Poconos had quite an unusual ride to work Friday. It was part of a celebration to mark Regina Schank’s retirement after more than 30 years working with students.

  • Arrest Made in Poconos Homicide

    HAMILTON TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Police now say a woman found dead along a stream over the weekend is a victim of a homicide. Investigators say the killer led them on a chase before they could catch him in New York. Officers charged Gerald Neal, 43, of Bushkill with murdering his girlfriend. Officers caught Neal in Flushing, New York on Thursday. Investigators say Neal shot Jeanette Sancho in the head and dumped her body along Lower Lakeview Road in Middle Smithfield […]

  • Fitting Tribute in Carbon County to Those Who Lost Their Lives

    SUMMIT HILL, Pa. — Thousands gathered for a ceremony in Summit Hill, not to celebrate, but to commemorate. “The land of the free is because of the brave, and to give the ultimate sacrifice is overwhelming to me. It’s so inspiring,” said Kevin McCullian. Kevin McCullian’s father, Tom, fought in World War II. They come from outside Philadelphia to attend the Summit Hill Memorial Day service every year. “There’s no place in the world I’d rather be than here,” said Tom […]

  • Clock Tower Chiming Away Again in Weatherly

    WEATHERLY, Pa. —  It was more than 25 years since the bell inside Weatherly’s Charles Schwab School clock tower rang. With just 25 minutes to go until it rang again, you could feel the anticipation among this crowd. “I am so excited. I just want to hear it again. It’s gonna bring back a lot of memories,” said Paula Thomas, restoration board member. Skycam 16 gives us a bird’s eye view of the building that has meant so much to […]

  • Getting Ready for Trout Fishing Fun in Carbon County

    HICKORY RUN STATE PARK — Statewide trout fishing season opens Saturday and anglers are already busy preparing. Dozens of volunteers gathered to help stock Hickory Run State Park in Carbon County with trout Thursday. “We couldn’t do it without them,” said Tim Schaeffer, Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission. Ron Gouger has been helping stock fish every year for the past 64 years since he was 1years old. He smiled, “Everybody enjoys it. You get the exercise.” […]

  • Community Center in Middle Smithfield Closer to Reality

    MIDDLE SMITHFIELD TOWNSHIP, Pa. — A township in the Poconos could soon get a new community center thanks to a large grant that came from Pennsylvania gambling revenue. A field at Echo Lake Park in Middle Smithfield Township could soon be home to a community center. If all goes as planned, the new building there will be a community gathering place. It will have a museum, a library, and a Red Cross shelter. “A sense of place is very important. […]

  • ‘Jack Attack’ Fundraiser for Baby with Leukemia

    PARADISE TOWNSHIP, Pa. — A school community in the Poconos is rallying to help a teacher’s son who is battling leukemia. Students lined up to support the “Jack Attack” Bracelet Fundraiser at Swiftwater Elementary Center (SEC). One-year-old Jack Callahan was recently diagnosed with Leukemia. SEC second grader Adrian Rivera reacted, “I felt really sad, and in art, I made a little card for him, and it said get well soon.” Jack’s mother Molly is an SEC art teacher. Her colleague […]

  • Dealing with Tax Changes as Deadline Looms

    EAST STROUDSBURG, Pa. — Tax Day is less than a week away, and with so many changes to the tax code this year, many people aren’t sure how to handle the impending deadline. Accountant John Georgiou spent much of this tax season explaining new tax laws to his clients. “They overhauled the whole system,” Georgiou said. “The tax forms look different. There are new tax forms. They changed all the tax rates.” Many people were confused because their tax refunds […]

  • As Spring Weather Returns, Thinking About Winter

    COOLBAUGH TOWNSHIP, Pa. — While the weather is just warming up, some people are already thinking about the deep freezes to come next winter. A firehouse in the Poconos is getting some upgrades to make sure it can keep people warm during emergencies. The Coolbaugh Township fire hall is a place where people can come to get warm when major storms knock out power, but this past winter, things didn’t work out as planned. “Our heating system was not working […]

  • Drive-In Screen: Gone with the Wind

    MAHONING TOWNSHIP — With just about two weeks until drive-in movie season starts, the Mahoning Drive-In has a big problem. “It’s going to be about $24,000 to fix it.” Theater owner Jeff Mattox told us last summer he knew the screen would probably need a little work. “We were going to do it in the fall after we closed, but it got too cold out too quick,” said Mattox. First came the cold, then the wind. An employee called Mattox […]

  • Reminder: Most Baby Animals in Nature Aren’t Abandoned

    SUMMIT HILL, Pa. — Spring is here, and that means baby animals are arriving. Staff members at one local wildlife rescue center tell us they’ll see a huge influx of newborn creatures coming through the doors, but often, those animals would have been just fine if humans had left them alone. If you see a newborn animal alone, you might assume it’s an orphan and try to help by taking it to a wildlife center, but experts say that’s not […]

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