In Other News

Amity Police consider electronic speed signs

By Denise Larive For Digital First Media|

Garey Road issues ‘on hold’ in Union Township

UNION TWP. >> No new traffic control devices have been added on north Gary Road, and Union Township Supervisors said March 20 that there is currently no solution for the road’s vehicular speeding issue. ...

By Denise Larive For Digital First Media|


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    Behind the scenes of ‘The Music Man’ performed by Hamburg Drama Hawks

    Hamburg Area Drama Hawks performed “The Music Man” on March 17, 18, and 19.

    By Alyssa Marzili Hamburg junior |

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    Fire crews put out truck fire on 78

    Fire crews from Kutztown, Virginville and Kempton Fire Companies put out a tractor trailer fire on Interstate 78 eastbound in Greenwich Township at noon on March 23. There were no injuries. The driver had pulled over after seeing smoke under the hood.

    By David Reimer Sr. Leesport photographer|

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    Car rolls on 501 Bethel Township, driver ejected and killed

    A Womelsdorf man was killed after his vehicle rolled numerous times on Route 501 in Bethel Township at 1:15 a.m. on March 24.

    Lisa Mitchell

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    Bowers pianist, 18, performs in All-Eastern Honors Band

    More than 800 of the most musically talented high school students in the Eastern region of the United States have been selected to perform in the 2017 NAfME All‑Eastern Honors Ensembles.

    Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Arts|

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    Fleetwood sends 18 students to Berks Jr. High County Band

    Fleetwood Middle and High School are proud to send 18 students to the Berks Jr. High County Band festival, held on April 1 at Kutztown High School.

    By Kristian Nygard Fleetwood School District|

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    Fleetwood FBLA community service project makes positive impact on residents at Keystone Villa

    Fleetwood High School’s chapter of the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) is conducting its own community service project, run by FBLA members Alicia Stitzel, Chris Logar, and Maija Kotsch. The main focus of their project is to connect the community with the local retirement home in Blandon known as the Keystone Villa at Fleetwood, and to bring joy and a smile to the faces of the senior citizens who reside there, some of which do not have relatives that visit.

    Fleetwood FBLA|

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    MedExpert tells Senate state could lower medical costs with new technology

    An experienced health care management firm told members of the Senate Majority Policy Committee on March 21 that the state could see an 8 to 15 percent reduction in all medical costs through the use of new technology and evidence-based medicine.

    Sen. Argall’s Office|

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    PASSHE Op-Ed: State System strategic review key to Kutztown University’s future

    As a member of Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education, Kutztown University of Pennsylvania is part of the strategic review being undertaken by the State System—a top-to-bottom examination of the operations of all 14 System universities and the Office of the Chancellor.

    By Cynthia D. Shapira, Board of Governors Chair and Frank T. Brogan, Chancellor PASSHE|

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    Salem EC, Lenhartsville, hosts annual Sportsmen’s Banquet April 29

    Trappers and archers and fishermen, oh my! All will find fun at the 5th Annual Sportsmen’s Banquet at Salem EC Church, Lenhartsville, on Saturday, April 29. The evening will feature trapper Brian Mohn, who will share furs and stories gathered from adventures starting in Berks County and spreading to Canada.

    By Kolleen Long Salem EC|

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    Hawk Mountain, Kempton, hosts author of ‘Vulture: The Private Life of an Unloved Bird’

    Hawk Mountain Sanctuary will host author Katie Fallon on Saturday, April 8 at 2 p.m. as she presents a look into her newest book, ‘Vulture: The Private Life of an Unloved Bird.”

    Hawk Mountain Sanctuary|

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