U.S. Rep. Joe Pitts looks back on 44 years in office

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    TriCounty Area Chamber unveils ‘Shop TriCounty’ discount card program

    Lower Pottsgrove >> Responding to area business owners’ needs to encourage customers to shop locally, the TriCounty Area Chamber of Commerce outlined a new program Wednesday at its annual Economic Development Luncheon.

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    Boyertown Community Library announces plans to move

    The Boyertown Community Library is in the process of changing locations with plans to move into the former National Penn Bank office building at 24 North Reading Avenue.

    By Harrison Otto hotto@berksmontnews.com|

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    Exeter Police receive grant for ballistic vests

    EXETER >> The Exeter Police Department is one step closer to purchasing new bulletproof vests.

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    LIVE: Teachers, students, organizations react Thursday to APSCUF strike

    WEST CHESTER >> For the first time ever, professors across Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) went on strike Wednesday at 5 a.m., following 15 months of failed negotiations between their union and the state system. Read full story


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    Kutztown University President addresses students about strike

    Kutztown University President Dr. Kenneth Hawkinson hosted an open forum today, Oct. 19, in an effort to ease staff and student’s concerns regarding the APSCUF faculty union strike.

    By Darius Pleasant For Digital First Media|

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    Kutztown University APSCUF faculty on strike

    Kutztown University faculty held “APSCUF on Strike” signs on the edge of KU’s campus on Oct. 19, while passing drivers honked car horns and people cheered from open car windows.

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    Chestnut Knoll makes strides to end Alzheimer’s through annual walk

    Chestnut Knoll Personal Care and Memory Care recently helped the Alzheimer’s Association by participating in the 2016 Walk to End Alzheimer’s, as well as holding their annual Beef and Beer Fundraiser, all on Saturday, Oct. 8. As a team, they so far have raised over $10,000 for this year’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s and there are still a few fundraisers left in the year to help them reach their goal of $18,000.

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  • Announcements

    Oley Valley native takes the stage in ‘Kiss Me Kate’ at Lebanon Valley College

    Jacob Kanavins of Oley will participate in the upcoming production of the musical “Kiss Me Kate,” by Lebanon Valley College’s Wig and Buckle Theater Company. The event will open Friday, Oct. 28. Kanavins is a graduate of Oley Valley High School and is pursuing a bachelor of arts in English. Kanavins’s role in “Kiss Me Kate” is Bill Calhoun.

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  • Education

    More sleep for Philly area students? Facts to know about later school start times

    Several schools in the region have been discussing later start times. This has spurred a lot of discussion about the sleep schedules and logistics about a later start times for middle and high school students. Regionally, Owen J. Roberts and Phoenixville school districts have been in talks about how a later start day would work.


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    UPDATE: State university faculty go on strike

    WEST CHESTER >> According to an announcement on their Twitter feed, the faculty across the state system of higher education are on strike.

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