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Kutztown Borough Council remembers former president Mac Eidle

By Laura E. Quain For Digital First Media|

Hamburg native Richard Etchberger appointed Utah State University vice provost

Utah State University Interim Provost Laurens H. Smith announced the appointment to a key position within the university’s academic administration. ...

By Eric Warren Utah State Today,|


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    Chestnut Knoll takes on a ‘Positive Approach’ to caring for seniors

    “We are always striving to be the best of the best, to look for ways to improve upon ourselves and our delivery of service to our residents, so that, ultimately, they can have the best quality of life at Chestnut Knoll,” said Shawn Barndt, executive director.

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    Boyertown woman shares why she’s taking part in the Women’s March

    Boyertown and Pottstown area women will be joining thousands expected to take part in the Women’s March on Washington on Jan. 21, the day after Inauguration Day.

    Rebecca Blanchard

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    NUTRITION: Turmeric should take root in our diets

    Every year a new superfood emerges as the next must-have ingredient for good health. Such nutritional powerhouses as kale, quinoa and acai build in popularity until it seems like these once exotic ingredients become household names, found in many mainstream restaurant menus.

    By LeeAnn Weintraub Special to Digital First Media|

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    Tax increase projected in Boone preliminary budget

    AMITY >> Daniel Boone School Board members agreed at their Jan. 9 meeting to increase the 2017-18 millage from 29.7 mills to the maximum allowed of 31.09 mills.

    By Denise Larive For Digital First Media|

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    Pottstown churches remember legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.

    POTTSTOWN >> The Rev. James Allen can still remember the first time he ever met the Rev. Dr Martin Luther King Jr. He was still in the seminary in Atlanta, Ga. at the time and was so poor he needed to stretch the $0.50 in his pocket from Sunday until the following Friday when he would be paid again.

    By Eric Devlin @Eric_Devlin on Twitter|

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    Pottsgrove pursues earlier outreach to pre-Kindergarten families

    WEST POTTSGROVE >> In an effort to close an “achievement gap” experienced by students in the district’s low-income households, educators want to reach out and get familiar with those households before they’re even in school.

    By Evan Brandt @PottstownNews on Twitter|

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    CMERT dissolves to form Montgomery County SWAT

    The Chesmont Emergency Response Team was officially dissolved last week to make way for a new regional police tactical team.

    By Marian Dennis @MarianDennis1 on Twitter|

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    Pottstown moves forward with land bank

    POTTSTOWN >> Although borough council wasted no time in voting Monday night to move ahead with creating a land bank to try to reduce the number of blighted properties in town, it will be awhile before it’s up and running.

    By Evan Brandt @PottstownNews on Twitter|

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    Relay for Life invited to Pottsgrove board meeting to address concerns

    Although back in August the Pottsgrove School Board approved the use of its football stadium by the Pottstown Relay for Life, some concerns were raised about how the beneficiary of the Relay — the American Cancer Society — uses the hundreds of thousands of dollars raised there.

    By Evan Brandt @PottstownNews on Twitter|

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    Assessment settlements cost Pottsgrove School District $200K in tax revenue

    The Pottsgrove School District will have to pay out more than $200,000 in refunds for three year’s worth of taxes on three properties as the result of settlements approved by the school board Tuesday night.

    By Evan Brandt @PottstownNews on Twitter|

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