New Law May Be Coming For Pennsylvanians Thanks To Sixth Grader
Tuesday June 6th 2017
A sixth grader at Stroudsburg Middle School and a local legislator are teaming up to write a new law for Pennsylvanians. Student Carson Craig recently won the contest "There Ought To Be A Law" sponsored by State Representative Rosemary Brown of the 189th District. He would like to require all Pennsylvanians when biking or walking past sundown to have visible reflectors on their equipment and clothing. He'd also like to require all bikes to be sold with reflectors already on them and for stores to have reflective clothing available and on sale. That's because the father of one of his friend's actually was severally injured due to being hit by a vehicle in Monroe County while biking at night. Craig competed against fourth through sixth graders from all schools in Brown's district. He received a plaque and will be coming to Harrisburg for a tour and to be recognized on the house floor. But that's not it, Brown will actually be working with Craig to make his law a reality. He'll get to be involved in the whole process.
Someone Steals From Veterans In Monroe County
Monday June 5th 2017
Officials are wondering who could steal from veterans in Monroe County. American Legion Post 903's poppy donation jar went missing about two weeks ago at a Wendy's in Mount Pocono. Poppies are made by disabled veterans in an effort to raise money for veterans in need. The idea is you take a poppy out of the jar and replace it with money. The jar is clearly marked that it's for those who serve our country. Officials are hoping whoever took it will return it, and they say they won't press charges. In the meantime, the employees at Wendy's are trying to replace the funds stolen out of their own pockets. And you can help. If you can't make it to the Wendy's in Mount Pocono, you can always send a check to American Legion Post 903 at P.O. Box 580 Mount Pocono, PA 18344. The Legion is also trying to raise money for a World War One memorial in Tannersville.
College Students Team Up With State Police For Great Cause
Friday June 2nd 2017
Students at East Stroudsburg University are once again remembering the victims of the fatal ambush at the Blooming Grove State Police Barracks. Planning is underway for the third annual Corporal Bryon Dickson Memorial 5K Run and Walk on Saturday, September 30th at 9AM around the campus. But this is the first year the state police are teaming up with the students to make it an even bigger event. Last year they only had over 30 runners line up at the track inside the ESU football stadium. Their goal is to double that number so they raise even more money for the Bryon Dickson Memorial Fund. They want to make the race day more of an event for everyone to hang out and enjoy together. They're working on having food and entertainment plus vendors. You can register online at cpldiscksonmemorial.wix.com/mainpage