It is time once again for the Annual Poetry Contest. Each year in honor of Poetry Month in April we hold a contest to find the finest poets in the land, and this year it might be you. We will have winners in every age category, and poems can be submitted anytime between April 1st to April 30th. It all leads to Poetry Night in May when the winners are announced and they get a chance to read their poems. Drop your poem by the library, or just email them to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please include your name, address, phone number and age category; students should include their teacher’s name. Call or stop by the library for more details.

 

 

Jury selection starts today in the hush money criminal trial of former President Donald Trump in New York. Trump is facing 34 felony charges of accusations of falsifying business records in order to cover payments made to an adult film star just prior to the 2016 election. There are reports that six thousand New Yorkers have been summoned as potential jurors.        Donald Trump could face jail time if he's convicted in his New York hush money trial. Each of the 34 charges against the former president is a Class E felony, which carries a maximum prison sentence of four years upon conviction. If Trump is found guilty on all or some of the criminal counts, it will be up to the jury to decide how he'll be punished.       Most members of the United Nations Security Council are condemning Iran's weekend attack on Israel. The council met Sunday hours after Iran launched more than 300 drones and missiles towards Israel, retaliation for an Israeli strike on an Iranian diplomatic post in Syria.        Today is tax day and the IRS says most taxpayers should be seeing their refund about three weeks after filing. If you didn't opt for direct deposit, and instead filed on paper or are waiting for a check, it could a take a bit longer. The IRS "Where's My Refund" tool allows taxpayers to check the status of their refund.        The executor of O.J. Simpson's estate says the late football star will be cremated and his brain will not be provided for a C-T-E study. Malcolm LaVergne, who had served as Simpson's lawyer, said he has received at least one request to study the effects of possible head injuries to his brain. LaVergne said Sunday there are "tentative plans" for a private "celebration of life" gathering for family and close friends.       The world's oldest conjoined twins have passed away. Lori and George Schappell died at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania on April 7th at the age of 62. George, who had identified as male for the past 17 years, and his sister were joined at their foreheads.