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Reader-submitted photos; Winter weather brings frustrations, closings

By Marian Dennis and Kaitlyn Foti @MarianDennis1 on Twitter |


  • Columns

    A Look Back in History: Colonial Trade with the Port of Philadelphia

    Before the 1862 Oley Valley Turnpike was opened from Pikeville to Black Bear Tavern, facilitating later trade with the town of Reading, many Colonial styled Conestoga wagons, like the surviving 1803 Sternbergh wagon, hauled wheat grain to the Port of Philadelphia from the Oley Valley during harvest grain rushes. Feeding the starving world with Oley Valley wheat via the port of Philadelphia was very real, since immigrant settlers tilling our soil were themselves fortunate to leave the...

    By Richard L.T. Orth Columnist |

  • Opinion

    From Arthur’s Policy Desk: The Moynihan Report, 50 Years of Policy Debate

    This month is the 50th Anniversary of The Negro Family: The Case for National Action, otherwise known as the Moynihan Report. This report, then and now, is a controversial policy paper on the status of the black family and the impact of that status on the American society as a whole.

    By Dr. Arthur H. Garrison Columnist |

  • News

    A Winter Wonderland

    Snow covered the region in 4 to 6 inches of snow on March 5. The following day, the sun shone brightly.

    Lisa Mitchell

  • News

    Fleetwood Brownie Troop celebrates World Thinking Day, learn about Mexico

    Girl Scout World Thinking Day is a day when Girl Scout celebrate Girl Scouting and learn about Girl Scouts in other countries around the world. Fleetwood Girl Scout Brownie Troop 1793 celebrated World Thinking Day by choosing a country and learning about it, they chose Mexico!

    By Linda Yuengel Fleetwood Girl Scout Service Unit Manager |

  • Sports

    Twin Valley’s Ament, Schlegels capture district AA championships

    Twin Valley High School’s girls swimmers, coached by Brian Emerich, enjoyed a huge showing in Class AA during the District 3 M & T Bank Championships at Cumberland Valley High School Feb. 27-28. The Raiders placed fifth overall as a team.

    By Barry Sankey @BarryBSankey1 on Twitter |

  • Education

    Governor Tom Wolf visits Hamburg during ‘Schools that Teach Tour’

    One day after his first proposed budget, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf continued his “Schools that Teach Tour” by visiting Hamburg Area High School to tour the school’s STEM program and to speak about how the reduction of property tax is an investment in Pennsylvania schools on Wednesday, March 4.

    Shea Singley

  • News

    Amity Supervisors approve borrowing $1.25 million

    The Amity Township Board of Supervisors unanimously approved on March 4 to proceed with a $1.25 million general obligation note for sewer construction and repairs.

    By Denise Larive For Berks-Mont News |

  • News

    Governor Mifflin Food Show offers students chance to give feedback

    Governor Mifflin School District held their fifth annual Food Show on Monday, March 2, at the Intermediate School in Shillington.

    By Ellen Strassner For Berks-Mont News |

  • News

    Area schools districts, community colleges announce closures Friday due to road conditions

    The following school districts will be opening on a two hour delay or closed due to inclement weather conditions:


  • Accidents and disasters

    Tractor trailer truck jack knifed on 78 in Greenwich Township 11 a.m. March 5

    A tractor trailer truck lost control on the snow covered highway in Greenwich Township March 5, and jack knifed, with a portion of the truck hanging off the roadway over an embankment.

    Lisa Mitchell

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