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Perry Twp. home fire originated in shed

By Lisa Mitchell|

Vehicle struck pole and porch, closing Route 222 in Maxatawny

State Police Reading are investigating a crash at 15590 Kutztown Road on Route 222 in Maxatawny Twp., Berks County on March 8. The crash was a one vehicle crash reported at 7:01 a.m. One person was flown to Lehigh Valley Hospital. The crash involved...

State Police|



    Welcome to my world : The Berks County Association of Graveyard Preservation

    Growing up on our farm in Berks County, one of the things I loved to do was walk the dirt road, with my siblings, David and Gladys, to the Siegfried’s Family Cemetery. Once there, we’d help each other up onto the stone wall, that was covered by a red tin roof, and run and run on top of it.

    By Carole Christman Koch|

  • Opinion

    REFLECTIONS: Lent is doing hard time

    We’re now in the Lenten season and loving every minute of it, right?

    By Mike Zielinski Columnist|

  • Opinion

    a look back in history: Wm. Penn’s Quakers influence on our Pennsylvania Dutch history in a nutshell

    Our PA Dutch people who had immigrated to the American frontier were on the cutting edge of discovering New World goods and opportunities to create new Americana ways of life; not just simply copying their Old World ways, but creating exciting hybrid ones like our barns, hex signs, and rural folk art. Successful farmers with iron forges and iron furnace manufacturing, they hauled their farm and iron products to the nation’s capital daily in participating with the Republic’s...

    By Richard L.T. Orth|

  • Food

    THE YANKEE CHEF: Add this one-skillet turkey dinner to your weekday repertoire

    A lighter version of the classic Normandy dish, this recipe can be geared toward children’s palate’s by leaving out the alcohol. I also don’t muddle the taste with mushrooms because, let’s face it, most kids will turn their nose up this fungus. And what parents will like about this recipe is the 1 skillet method and the cost factor.

    By Jim Bailey|

  • News

    Bally Hotel to host annual Irish Wake

    The greatest show on earth lives on through The Bally Hotel’s Irish Wake- bringing its 43rd year of great food, entertainment, and service. This year’s Irish Wake will not only stimulate the mind and body, but also the soul.

    Bally Lions Club|

  • News

    Daniel Boone School District proceeds with hearing to close Birdsboro Elementary Center

    Daniel Boone School Board members have postponed a vote to implement phase 2 of the elementary school reconfiguration, but the board has decided to hold a hearing April 6 on closing a Birdsboro school.

    By Denise Larive For Digital First Media|

  • News

    Community support for water polo coaches brought to Exeter School Board meeting

    EXETER >> With the support of the district’s water polo team, Rob Scoboria approached the Exeter Township School Board on Tuesday, Feb. 21, to ask that the coaches be placed at a Category 5 level per collective bargaining agreement guidelines.

    By Samantha Dix For Digital First Media|

  • Events

    Charcoal colliers’ lives explored during Hopewell program

    UNION twp. >> Who were the Colliers? What did they do? Where and how did they live?

    Digital First Media|

  • News

    Experts debate New Hanover quarry’s impact on groundwater pollution

    NEW HANOVER >> The monthly zoning hearings on the 18 acres that Gibraltar Rock would like to open as a second quarry site continued Thursday night with an expert paid by the quarry company rebutting testimony from an expert paid by the township who had disputed testimony from the company expert.

    By Evan Brandt @PottstownNews on Twitter|

  • News

    Argall presses economic development department on plan to save struggling communities

    A small fraction of the state budget that could help struggling communities was the theme at a hearing in Harrisburg regarding the state budget on March 6.

    Sen. Argall’s Office|

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