A popular restaurant in downtown Easton has closed after more than a decade. Maxim's 22, a French bistro at 322 Northampton St. closed Sunday for the final time, according to owner Josh Palmer said. The restaurant opened in 2012 on the ground floor of the historic Pomeroy building. Palmer said he is looking to spend more time with family, including his two preteens.
Heads up to overnight drivers in Carbon County. The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission is planning ramp closures on the Northeast Extension and Route 903 for tolling equipment maintenance. From 10 p.m. tonight through 6 a.m. Sunday, the entry ramp from Route 903 onto the northbound tornpike will be closed.
The Pennsylvania State Police and Gov. Josh Shapiro will honor the sacrifice of the department's fallen troopers during a memorial ceremony today at the Academy in Hershey. Trooper Monty Mitchell will be added to the Memorial Wall. He is the 103rd PSP member added to the wall. The service, which begins at 9:30, will include a moment of silence, a rifle salute and a reading of the names of all members who died in the line of duty. The event also marks the 118th anniversary of the Pennsylvania State Police.
New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy is applauding what officials think is a huge drop in single use plastic bags. It was a year ago the single use plastic bag ban went into effect in the Garden State. The New Jersey Food Council estimates that five and a half billion single-use plastic bags and 110-million single-use paper bags were eliminated from entering the waste stream from May of last year until December. However, numerous folks complained of reusable bags piling up in their homes and some having to buy plastic bags for dog waste and dirty diapers.