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2nd annual March to the Polls: Kutztown University students, Senate candidate Sestak marched 5 miles to Maxatawny Twp. building poll

By Emily Leayman For Berks-Mont News |

Bealer wins close contest in Upper Pottsgrove race

UPPER POTTSGROVE >> Former township commissioner John Bealer won two years on the board Tuesday night, beating a Democrat by just 27 votes. ...

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

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    Police investigate Tilden Township fire; several propane tanks exploded

    State Police Reading are investigating a Jan. 29 fire at 41 Elm Ave., The Village at Pleasant Hills in Tilden Township.

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    Hamburg students create water purification system for Governor’s PA STEM Competition

    Hamburg Area High School sent five students to compete in the regional STEM Competition at the Berks County Intermediate Unit in Reading on Feb. 1.

    By Naomi Singer Hamburg H.S. Student Reporter |

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    Tigers, Tigers! with StoryRider Miss Barb at Hamburg Public Library

    Parents and children make tiger masks during Tigers, Tigers! StoryRiders Preschool Storytime with Miss Barb at Hamburg Public Library on Feb. 5. The next StoryRiders Preschool Storytime will be Feb. 12 with the theme It’s in the Mail and Feb. 26 with Wibble Wobble Penguins.

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    Berks County man sentenced for crash that killed North Coventry resident

    NORRISTOWN >> During an emotional hearing, a Berks County man learned he faces up to seven years in prison after admitting to driving recklessly and under the influence of a prescription painkiller at the time of a fiery, two-vehicle crash along Route 100 that killed a North Coventry motorcyclist.

    By Carl Hessler Jr. chessler@21st-centurymedia.com @MontcoCourtNews on Twitter |

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    First-of-its-kind renewable natural gas option launches locally

    On Jan. 26, The Energy Co-op announced the launch of a new Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) product, which provides consumers in Eastern Pennsylvania with a first-of-its-kind, renewable alternative to pipeline natural gas derived from fracking. The new RNG product relies on a patent-pending Renewable Natural Gas Credit (RNGC), which incentivizes landfill operators to distribute landfill gas to local businesses as a sustainable alternative to fracked natural gas. The Energy Co-op, the only local,...

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    Tompkins VIST Bank, Children’s Home launch motorcycle fundraiser

    Scott Gruber, CEO of Tompkins VIST Bank, and Dr. Vincent LaSorsa, CEO of The Children’s Home of Reading, visited the bank’s Wyomissing branch recently to help launch the tour of a motorcycle called “Penny,” which was rebuilt by residents of the Children’s Home. The bike, a 2007 Harley-Davidson Fat Boy, will be on display at the bank’s branches through Feb. 26 (see schedule below). The public is invited to view and purchase tickets to win the bike at...

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    Berks County Parks & Recreation new volunteer meeting set in March

    The Berks County Parks and Recreation Department will welcome new volunteers on Thursday, March 3 at 9 a.m. at the Berks County Heritage Center, 1102 Red Bridge Road, Bern Township, for the first in a series of informational training sessions. Snow date for the session is Thursday, March 10.

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    Pennsylvania AG Kathleen Kane has August trial date for alleged perjury charge

    NORRISTOWN >> Embattled Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane’s trial on perjury-related charges will get under way with jury selection on Aug. 8, a judge ruled on Friday.

    By Carl Hessler Jr. chessler@21st-centurymedia.com @MontcoCourtNews on Twitter |

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    Senator Schwank announces re-election bid

    State Senator Judy Schwank announced on Feb. 2 that she will seek re-election to her second full term in the Pennsylvania State Senate, representing the Berks County-based 11th Senatorial District.

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    2 new prosecutors installed in Montgomery County DA’s Office

    NORRISTOWN >> During a brief ceremony attended by colleagues, friends and family, two new law enforcement officials took their oaths of office on Friday to join the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office.

    By Carl Hessler Jr. chessler@21st-centurymedia.com @MontcoCourtNews on Twitter |

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