In Other News

Kutztown University students run through campus in Boxer Trot; KU fraternity raises $1,250 for charity

By Emily Leayman For Berks-Mont Newspapers |

Berks County appeals to state legislators for 911 funding

The Berks County commissioners moved their meeting off-site for the first time Thursday, April 9, to draw the attention of state legislators to an issue that they have been emphasizing for several years — a better way to fund the 911 system.

By Kaitlyn Foti @kaitlynfoti on Twitter |


  • Entertainment

    New location unveiled for Art for Arf’s Sake Auction benefiting Humane Society of Berks County

    Humane Society of Berks County (HSBC) has a brand-new location for its 1969 rock festival inspired Art for Arf’s Sake Auction. In its 14th year, the auction will be held at Reading Public Museum, 500 Museum Road, on May 9 at 5:30 p.m., where guests will be granted exclusive access to the museum’s classic Rolling Stone photography exhibit.

    Humane Society of Berks County |

  • News

    Tri-county support group formed for families dealing with drug addiction

    Carly Umstead’s war against heroin has been a hard eight-year fight that started when she was just 12 years old.

    By Eric Devlin @Eric_Devlin on Twitter |

  • Announcements

    United Way Of Boyertown Area adds ‘Happy 2 Be Home’ as 17th member

    The United Way of Boyertown Area Board of Directors is pleased to announce the addition of “Happy 2 be Home” as their 17th member agency plus a special distribution of $2,000 to further their 2015 efforts in the Boyertown area. This is in addition to the $235,000 already committed during 2015 to the 16 other member agencies serving Boyertown Area residents.

    From the United Way of Boyertown |

  • News

    Boyertown Schools get $3,000 in tax issue settlement

    The Boyertown Area School District will get $3,000 as the result of an agreement with Gravel Pike 50, LLC.

    By Kaitlyn Foti kfoti@21st- @kaitlynfoti on Twitter |

  • News

    Colebrookdale’s ‘Mudball’ rail ride means wildflowers for mom

    Kids love mud, and moms love flowers.

    By Evan Brandt ebrandt@21st- @PottstownNews on Twitter |

  • News

    Boone board president blasts rumor mill

    In an attempt to move forward with the Daniel Boone School Board’s continuing budget and curriculum agendas, board President Richard Martino read at Monday night’s meeting a prepared statement to dispel the “erroneous comments made either at the podium or on social media.”

    By Denise Larive For Berks-Mont News |

  • Events

    Albright College to host author of ‘Inside the Hotel Rwanda’

    Kerry Zukus, co-author of Inside the Hotel Rwanda: The Surprising True Story…and Why It Matters Today, will speak at Albright College on Thursday, April 23, at 7 p.m., about the 1994 Rwandan genocide and the accuracy of the 2004 film “Hotel Rwanda.”

    From Albright College |

  • Crime

    Two taken into custody for armed robbery in Hamburg

    The Hamburg Borough Police Department is investigation an armed robbery that occurred on Monday, April 13, at approximately 11:40 p.m.

    From the Hamburg Borough Police Department |

  • Accidents

    SUV crashes into farm tractor in Amity

    Alcohol may have been the cause of a collision between an SUV and a tractor Monday night, April 13, in Amity Township.

    By Kaitlyn Foti kfoti@21st- @kaitlynfoti on Twitter |

  • Events

    From gloom to bloom: Community readies for Beautify Birdsboro Day

    The 2nd Annual Beautify Birdsboro Day is scheduled for Saturday, April 25.

    By Berks-Mont News staff |

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