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Kutztown Borough Planning Commission remains at standstill on overlay district proposal; puts Silk Mill proposal at standstill

By Joe Brown For 21st Century Media |

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  • General news

    Montco Sheriff’s Department K-9s get their badges

    NORRISTOWN — Three dogs that work for the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department barked and wagged their tails Monday, Aug. 11, in anticipation of finally getting the badges that show they are official members of the department.

    By Dan Clark dclark@21st-CenturyMedia.com |

  • General news

    Bechtelsville biker hit by fire truck in ‘critical’ condition

    WASHINGTON — A motorcyclist was flown to Lehigh Valley Hospital to be treated for “major injuries” after being struck on Old Route 100 just north of Bechtelsville by a fire truck returning from a garage fire early Friday morning.

    By Evan Brandt ebrandt@21st-centurymedia.com |

  • Education

    Q-and-A with Brian Rohn, new principal of New Hanover Upper Frederick Elementary School

    Brian Rohn, formerly the assistant principal of Boyertown’s Junior High West, is now serving as the principal of New Hanover Upper Frederick Elementary School. A Q-and-A with Rohn follows.

    Rebecca Blanchard
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  • Education

    Q-and-A with Kelly Mason, new assistant principal at Boyertown Area Senior High School

    Kelly Mason, the former principal at New Hanover Upper Frederick Elementary School, will be serving as the new assistant principal of the Boyertown Area Senior High School for the 2014-2015 school year. Brian Rohn, the former assistant principal of Boyertown’s Junior High West, will serve as the principal of New Hanover Upper Frederick Elementary School. A Q-and-A with Kelly Mason follows.

    Rebecca Blanchard
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  • General news

    Birdsboro and Exeter bridges open to traffic

    The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced today two new PA 345 bridges, one over the Schuylkill River and one over Norfolk Southern Rail Road, in Birdsboro Borough and Exeter Township, Berks County are open. Traffic was shifted from the old structurally deficient PA 345 Bridge over the Schuylkill River and Norfolk Southern Rail Road to the two new bridges earlier today.

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  • General news

    Temporary closure of I-78 in Bethel to occur Friday night into Saturday morning

    The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced today, Aug. 14, a portion of Interstate 78 in Berks County will be closed and detoured this weekend. The closure is necessary to allow workers to remove part of the Airport Road Bridge over I-78 in Bethel Township, Berks County.

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  • General news

    Hay Creek Festival will be held Sept. 5 - 7

    Hay Creek Festival Schedule Demonstrations/ Interpretations are on-going all day but the listed times assure you that a full demonstration will be starting.

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  • Child pornography

    Reading man charged with possession of child pornography

    On Aug. 14, 2014 at approximately 9:30 a.m., detectives from the District Attorney’s Child Abuse Unit, a Lower Heidelberg Detective (cross-designated as a Berks County Detective) and members of the Berks County Sheriff’s Warrant Squad arrested Sean M. Fager at his residence in the 1300 block of Perkiomen Ave., Reading, Berks Co., PA. The arrest warrant was issued by Magisterial District Judge Michael J. Leonardziak.

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  • General news

    Fashionable Farmers at Penn Street Market; Robert Hassler Performs Aug. 15

    Gayatri Wellness brings fashionable farming and good food to the Penn Street Market every Friday from June through October between 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. New to the outdoor farmers market located in the 800 block of Penn Street in Reading, Gayatri Wellness is a newly-founded community organization in Berks County.

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  • General news

    Albright students demonstrate sustainability on campus

    As part of their college internship, four Albright College students are combining efforts to perfect their green thumb by growing fresh food directly on campus.

    Emily Thiel
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