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Long-time Boyertown astronomy teacher plans for retirement

By Harrison Otto|

Schwank: Kutztown, Topton, Leesport awarded state grants for water, sewer projects

Four Berks County municipalities will receive a total of $450,000 in new state investments for their ongoing efforts to improve water and sewer services. ...

Sen. Schwank’s Office|


  • Announcements

    Geigertown Fire Company to host recruitment open house on April 8

    People freeze up when they hear volunteer fire companies are looking for new recruits. They think that, if they volunteer, they’ll be on the front lines fighting fires.

    By Gil Cohen For Digital First Media|

  • Announcements

    Rep. Marcy Toepel to host Mobile Job Lab in Gilbertsville

    For the benefit of residents who are looking for jobs, Rep. Marcy Toepel (R- Montgomery) will host a mobile job lab on Thursday, April 13, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at her district office, 1885 Swamp Pike, Suite 107, Gilbertsville.

    Representative Marcy Toepel|

  • News

    Montgomery County Community College students can live on Gwynedd Mercy University campus

    LOWER GWYNEDD >> Montgomery County Community College students will have an opportunity to live in dorms at Gwynedd Mercy University under an agreement signed by the two educational institutions in December.

    By Linda Finarelli @lkfinarelli on Twitter|

  • Events

    Boyertown ‘Coming out of Hibernation’ set for April 15

    Building a Better Boyertown is inviting the community to Coming Out of Hibernation for a day of family activities right on E. Philadelphia Avenue. The event will be held from 11-2 p.m. on Saturday, April 15.

    Submitted to Digital First Media|

  • News

    Boyertown Area School Board rejects transgender lawsuit demands

    BOYERTOWN >> By a 6-3 vote, the Boyertown Area School Board has decided to reject the terms of the demand letter in the lawsuit by a student who objects to the district’s transgender policy.

    Rebecca Blanchard

  • News

    Fleetwood Brownie Scouts become little potters

    Fleetwood Girl Scout Brownie Troop 1956 visited Busy Bees Pottery to earn their Brownie Pottery Badge.

    By Linda Yuengel Fleetwood Girl Scout Service Unit Manager|

  • News

    Girl Scout juniors celebrate World Thinking Day learning about Jamaica

    Fleetwood Girl Scout Junior Troop 1793 celebrated World Thinking Day with a celebration of the country of their choice. The girls decided to learn about Jamaica! Each girl had to research 3 facts about the country and 3 facts about Girl Guides in Jamaica. The girls discovered many similarities and some unique differences, as well. Each girl and their parent brought a covered dish food item and the girls had a fun time tasting the many Jamaican foods available.

    By Linda Yuengel Fleetwood Girl Scout Service Unit Manager|

  • News

    Topton Borough awarded $121,566 grant for sewer upgrades

    The Commonwealth Financing Authority on March 29 approved $121,566 in funding under the Pennsylvania Small Water and Sewer Fund for Topton Borough to make several sewer system upgrades, announced Rep. Ryan Mackenzie (R-Lehigh/Berks).

    Rep. Ryan Mackenzie’s Office|

  • News

    Committee advances Argall measure to review future of State System of Higher Education

    The Senate Education Committee unanimously approved a resolution sponsored by Senator David G. Argall (R-Schuylkill/Berks) that calls for an independent review of the future of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE).

    Office of State Senator David G. Argall |

  • News

    Kutztown students bring home 1st, 2nd, 3rd at History Day regionals

    Kutztown middle and high school National History Day competitors brought home first, second and third place winnings at the National History Day Regional Competition held at Manheim Central High Scool on March 18.

    Lisa Mitchell

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