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Update: 78 now open after freezing rain, 11 accidents close highway in Berks

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  • News

    Schools closed Monday as snow clean up continues

    The first snow storm of the season dumped record amounts of snow on the Berks County region over this past weekend.

    Lisa Mitchell
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  • News

    Chestnut Knoll once again earns Top Honor for Walk to End Alzheimer’s

    For the third year in a row, Chestnut Knoll Personal Care and Memory Care earned a trophy for being the Top Earning Memory Walk Team at the 2015 Walk to End Alzheimer’s. Chestnut Knoll participated in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s at Kutztown University on Saturday, Oct. 11, 2015 and ended the year with a grand total of $19,186.

    Chestnut Knoll |

  • News

    Montgomery County officials, staff work to return county to full force

    NORRISTOWN >> Two days after the blizzard, Montgomery County officials were slowly returning to a normal schedule on Monday.

    By Kaitlyn Foti kfoti@21st-centurymedia.com @kaitlynfti on Twitter |

  • News

    Heavy snow collapse overhang at Douglass (Mont.) Giant supermarket

    A 50-foot section of the facade and overhang of the Giant Food and Drug Store on Route 100 at Holly Drive in Douglass (Mont.) partially collapsed under the weight of heavy snow Sunday evening. Officials from the township and Gilbertsville Fire Company checked the scene for structural damage and blocked off one of two entrances to the market while crews removed debris and cleared snow from the roof. The store remained open during the clean up effort.

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  • News

    Frecon Farms to host Winter Warmer Open House this Saturday

    Frecon Farms is getting ready to roll out a new winter menu and everyone is invited to a taste.

    Rebecca Blanchard
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  • Columns

    Coming out of the shadows: Substance abuse, mental illness and treatment

    Substance abuse and risky behaviors have been a growing concern for the Kutztown Area and surrounding community. This leaves parents, teachers and community members with many questions: What can be done? How can we prevent this from happening? Where can we go for children and teens that need help now? Families struggling with substance abuse often feel left out in the cold, and due to the stigma attached to substance abuse and mental illness are anxious to ask for help.

    By Vinay Desai, BA Member of Kutztown Stong, Clinical Support Staff at CONCERN Counseling Services |

  • News

    Berks pet supplier under investigation

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture is investigating the treatment of animals at a Berks County pet supplier.

    By Marian Dennis mdennis@21st-centurymedia.com @MarianDennis1 on Twitter |

  • News

    Special holiday events at Shaynah Kinner

    Over the past few weeks, Shaynah Kinner has had lots of adventures.

    Shaynah Kinner |

  • Lifestyle

    Patriot Community Calendar Jan. 28

    Send events to lmitchell@berksmontnews.com by Friday noon week prior to publication.

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  • TRI COUNTY LOCAL

    Snow storm is one for the record books

    The first snow storm of the season dumped record amounts of snow on the Berks County region over this past weekend.

    Lisa Mitchell
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