December 3, 2000 |
Last summer, Joyce Wilkins moved from a cramped apartment in the Bronx to a large, lakeview home on a cul-de-sac in Pennsylvania's Pocono Mountains. She and her husband and two children are settling into their new community and discovering nearby attractions such as The Crossings, a sprawling outlet mall; Delaware Water Gap National Park; and upscale stores and restaurants on Main Street in Stroudsburg, the Monroe County seat. Wilkins paid a bargain price for her parcel of Pocono paradise, but there was an additional cost - one measured in time, not dollars.
March 11, 2001 |
More than an hour before dawn, a shimmering river of headlights flowed beneath the overpass, heading east on Interstate 80. Daniel Ferrara was already in line at the nearby Park-n-Ride station, waiting to board the 5:55 a.m. Mertz Lines bus for his own two-hour commute to lower Manhattan. "It gets to me sometimes - in the winter you don't see the sun at all," said Ferrara, 37, a communications technician for the City of New York who moved from Brooklyn to the Poconos two years ago. "But it's worth it. " Emigres such as Ferrara, fleeing the city and northern New Jersey for cheaper housing, helped to boost Monroe County's population by 45 percent in the last decade, making it the second-fastest-growing county in Pennsylvania, according to data from the 2000 Census released on Friday.
October 26, 2011
EASTON, Pa. - An expired car registration has landed a man back in prison after 25 years on the lam, police said. Alfred Libiano, 64, of Easton, who walked away from work release at the Northampton County Prison on May 9, 1986, was arrested by Pennsylvania State Police during a traffic stop in Monroe County. - AP
June 28, 1996 |
This stretch of beach in Wildwood was the Mount Olympus of marbles for the last week, and yesterday was the crowning moment. Boys and girls aged 8 to 14 had competed locally to attend the 73d annual national tournament. The winners were Nathan Thompson of Monroe County, Ky., and Molly Reecer of Clay County, Tenn., with Jeff Stays and Megan Pilarcik, both of Frederick County, Md., being runners-up.
July 1, 1990 |
Camp Together for Families and Children in the Poconos offers adopted and foster children and their parents a chance to have fun and to discuss mutual problems and concerns. Recently, 36 families, with 132 foster, adopted and birth children, took part in the four-day program at Camp Canadensis in Monroe County. Many of the adopted children had been in foster care at one time and were considered "special needs adoptions. "
July 7, 1999 |
Thomas J. Hudson Jr., 60, a former Inquirer stereotyper who spent more than 20 years helping people with alcoholic, drug, marital and other personal problems, died Sunday of injuries in an auto accident in Chestnut Hill Township near his home in Jackson Township, Monroe County. He formerly lived in Northeast Philadelphia. Mr. Hudson was a recovering alcoholic who was instrumental in establishing programs at The Inquirer and, later, at private treatment centers. "He had 21 years of sobriety," said his wife of 38 years, Carole Pettit Hudson, who was injured in the auto accident.
December 18, 2010 |
The question emerges eerily on the MySpace page of the woman who may be the latest victim of the Kensington Strangler, between "Ever shoplifted?" and "What do you want to be when you grow up?" Casey Mahoney, 27, a pretty, young blonde who had recently lost 100 pounds and doted on her toddler son, responded in a way that today, seems downright tragic. "Quickly, with no pain," Mahoney wrote. One day after police found a dead woman they fear may be the Kensington Strangler's third victim, authorities identified her as Mahoney, an East Stroudsburg mother who dreamed of resuming her interrupted college education.
July 17, 1988 |
A former assistant scoutmaster, who pleaded no contest to a charge of sexually molesting a 14-year-old boy in Delaware County, has been acquitted in Monroe County of a similar charge involving the same boy. The jury deliberated eight hours Wednesday before acquitting John Joseph Smedley Jr., 25, of the 100 block of Bonsall Avenue, Aston, of charges of involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, according to Jane Roach, Monroe County's assistant...
June 17, 1999 |
No charges will be filed against Indiana University basketball coach Bob Knight for a restaurant confrontation - and yet he still had harsh words for the prosecutor. The Indiana basketball coach was accused of making a racist remark and choking a customer in a parking lot last week, but Monroe County prosecutor Carl Salzmann said Knight appeared to have been provoked. Knight criticized Salzmann for letting the case drag on nine days. "I told the prosecutor if the Monroe County prosecutor's office investigated Charles Manson, it still would be undecided," Knight said.
November 4, 2014 |
Eric Frein will get a legal team with decades of murder trial experience, including a lawyer who has both prosecuted and defended death penalty cases. The Pike County Public Defender's Office on Monday confirmed that a judge had appointed Robert Bernathy and Michael Weinstein to represent Frein, the alleged killer of a state trooper, who was captured Thursday after a 48-day manhunt in the Poconos. Weinstein confirmed that he was appointed at a rate of $178 an hour and that he met Monday with Frein in prison.