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Kutztown Community Library Board increase Youth Librarian hours to better serve community

By Lisa Mitchell|

Kutztown 8th grader wins 2nd in kennel club story telling contest

Kutztown Middle School 8th grader Zoe Weidman won second place in the Lehigh Valley Kennel Club’s first annual Story Telling Contest. ...

By Tom Nardone Lehigh Valley Kennel Club |


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    Pottstown churches remember legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.

    POTTSTOWN >> The Rev. James Allen can still remember the first time he ever met the Rev. Dr Martin Luther King Jr. He was still in the seminary in Atlanta, Ga. at the time and was so poor he needed to stretch the $0.50 in his pocket from Sunday until the following Friday when he would be paid again.

    By Eric Devlin @Eric_Devlin on Twitter|

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    Pottsgrove pursues earlier outreach to pre-Kindergarten families

    WEST POTTSGROVE >> In an effort to close an “achievement gap” experienced by students in the district’s low-income households, educators want to reach out and get familiar with those households before they’re even in school.

    By Evan Brandt @PottstownNews on Twitter|

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    CMERT dissolves to form Montgomery County SWAT

    The Chesmont Emergency Response Team was officially dissolved last week to make way for a new regional police tactical team.

    By Marian Dennis @MarianDennis1 on Twitter|

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    Pottstown moves forward with land bank

    POTTSTOWN >> Although borough council wasted no time in voting Monday night to move ahead with creating a land bank to try to reduce the number of blighted properties in town, it will be awhile before it’s up and running.

    By Evan Brandt @PottstownNews on Twitter|

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    Relay for Life invited to Pottsgrove board meeting to address concerns

    Although back in August the Pottsgrove School Board approved the use of its football stadium by the Pottstown Relay for Life, some concerns were raised about how the beneficiary of the Relay — the American Cancer Society — uses the hundreds of thousands of dollars raised there.

    By Evan Brandt @PottstownNews on Twitter|

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    Assessment settlements cost Pottsgrove School District $200K in tax revenue

    The Pottsgrove School District will have to pay out more than $200,000 in refunds for three year’s worth of taxes on three properties as the result of settlements approved by the school board Tuesday night.

    By Evan Brandt @PottstownNews on Twitter|

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    Democrats endorse Ken Lawrence for Montgomery County board of commissioners

    NORRISTOWN >> Ken Lawrence, Temple University’s vice president for alumni relations and a resident of Plymouth Meeting, has been nominated by Montgomery County Democrats to fill the upcoming vacancy on the Board of Commissioners.

    By Katie Kohler For Digital First Media|

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    Josh Shapiro looks back at time as Montgomery County commissioner

    NORRISTOWN >> Josh Shapiro, discussing the diversity of Montgomery County, couldn’t stay put in his seat.

    By Kaitlyn Foti @kaitlynfoti on Twitter|

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    Art Gallery of Hamburg exhibits high school artwork for January

    Hamburg High School student artwork fills the windows of the Art Gallery of Hamburg for the month of January. An artists reception will be held from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Jan. 19 at the gallery at 335 State St., Hamburg.

    Lisa Mitchell

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    Multiple uses presented for Birdsboro Elementary Center when it closes

    AMITY >> Public feelings were mixed at the Jan. 9 Daniel Boone Area School Board meeting about the multiple future uses presented for the Birdsboro Elementary Center.

    By Denise Larive For Digital First Media|

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