# Monroe county
Deadline To Apply For 2022-2023 Homeless Assistance Fund Approaches
Monroe County Commissioners are currently accepting applications for the Homeless Assistance Program (HAP) and Human Services Development Fund (HSDF) for the 2022-2023 fiscal year. All applications must be filled out in the proper format and returned to the Monroe County Fiscal Affairs Office by May 16, 2022.
Brushfires Rage On In Monroe County
According to the Department Of Environmental Protection(DEP), we have been under this warning intermittently for the past three weeks. How did we get here? According to a DNCR Bureau of Forestry report, residents intentionally set fires leaving an accumulated 16-mile stretch of trees destroyed in its wake. Even though the DNCR is in charge of protecting the forest and its wildlife, it is imperative to do our part to prevent fires.
AG Shapiro Sues USPS, Arguing That USPS's Vehicle Acquisition Plan Is In Violation Of The Environment Policy Act
In a press release, AG Shapiro announced that his office filed a lawsuit on Thursday against the U.S Postal Service. The lawsuit alleges that the Postal Service’s plans to replace 90% of its fleet with fossil fuel vehicles fail to comply with even the most basic requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act and should be vacated.
Accused Monroe County Walmart Arsonist Lost Everything In A 2019 House Fire
Mugshot of Jasmine Miley, Suspected in Monroe County Walmart arson and aggravated assaultSource/Monroe County Sheriff's Office. According to reports, on Wednesday evening, April 27, 2022, at just about 6:00 PM, A young woman, now identified as Jasmine Miley, a resident of the area, is suspected and was charged with deliberately starting a fire inside the Forsyth Walmart--the same location where a teen was shot and killed back in January.
DEP Announces Environmental Education Grants In Total $632,897 | Monroe County Is Awarded $10,589
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announced yesterday that it has awarded a total of $632,897 in environmental grants to 63 projects, 50 of which involve youth and adults living or working in the field of environmental justice. Schools, institutions, protected areas, and community and environmental organizations received funding.
NYC Bound Amtrak Coming To Monroe County? Not Quite Yet. Here’s What Needs To Happen First.
Amtrak is proposing a passenger rail service with new stations in East Stroudsburg, Mount Pocono, and Tobyhanna. These proposed stations will connect the Amtrak Station in Scranton to Penn Station in New York City. If approved, we can be looking at a construction period that will take roughly five years to complete.
Downed Trees Atop Utility Lines Cause For Alarm In Stroudsburg
A fallen tree is resting on power lines in Stroudsburg - Photo by Jared Acosta. Some area residents have expressed concerns about fallen trees currently hung up on utility lines. The trees, located diagonally and just east of Thai Thani restaurant on Foxhill Rd (or Rt 611 between Stroudsburg and Delaware Water Gap), initially fell due to high winds during a storm several months back. At least two trees completely blocked both northbound and southbound lanes when they first collapsed. While much of the debris has been removed from the roadway, significant remnants still hang upon wires and drag them dangerously close to the ground. Measuring several feet in diameter and just a few feet in the air, at least two trees are held up solely by utility lines. The lines appear to be under tremendous stress and look like they could give way at any moment.
Taxes Are Very Taxing This Year
Tax time is one of the most daunting times for many people. You can spend hours plugging in your information one cell at a time and hope that tax software can take it from there and figure it out. Or, you can find a volunteer tax service (for those in the Poconos, AARP has had generous volunteers offering to do taxes for those that need it, especially seniors). Or, you can set some money aside and find a trust accountant to take care of it for you. But it all can bring a sense of unease; most people probably don’t know how to do their own taxes, and even those that do are likely pretty nervous about it. Of course, there's always that fear… the fear of missing the tax filing deadline, of being late.