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Fleetwood man accused of assault, terroristic threats

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Schera representing his Berks roots amid rapid rise in horse racing world

Matt Schera’s circuitous journey from aspiring weatherman to one of the most successful thoroughbred owners in the nation is the stuff that dreams – and scripts – are made of. ...

By Darryl Grumling For Digital First Media |



    Hamburg Item Community Calendar Aug. 24

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    Reading Symphony Orchestra opens season with A Grand Night of Music on Sept. 24

    The Reading Symphony Orchestra, led by Music Director Andrew Constantine, kicks off its 2016-17 season on Saturday, September 24 at 7:30 p.m. at the Santander Performing Arts Center, with A Grand Night of Music, a concert of beloved works by Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff, and Holst.

    Reading Symphony Orchestra |


    A Look Back in History: Kutztown’s storied Pennsylvania Dutch heritage still widely celebrated

    With another successful Kutztown Folk Festival come and gone last month boasting attendances totaling over 120,000, Dr. Alfred Shoemaker its founder, in 1950 and the years leading up to its inception, vowed to himself to celebrate the humanitarian Folklife society of our ethnic Rhineland immigrants who fled to America to avoid inhumane ethnic cleansing, as he witnessed as an American soldier in World War II, fighting Adolf Hitler. In this 56th year of celebration, the hundreds of thousands...

    By Richard L.T. Orth Columnist |


    Welcome to my World: Breakfast in my Sister’s Bed

    Growing up on a farm with nine older siblings, I don’t recall having slept with my sister, Dorothy. She slept with Mary Alice, who was closer in age, while I slept with Gladys, who was closer to my age.

    By Carole Christman Koch Columnist |

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    Castor questions whether key witness in Kane trial could face prosecution

    NORRISTOWN >> The immunity of a key witness against Kathleen Kane could be under scrutiny, according to her successor, Bruce L. Castor Jr.

    By Kaitlyn Foti @kaitlynfoti on Twitter |

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    AG Kathleen Kane faces October sentencing for perjury

    NORRISTOWN >> One day after a jury labeled her a convicted felon, Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Granahan Kane learned her fate will be sealed come October.

    By Carl Hessler Jr. @MontcoCourtNews on Twitter |

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    Person to Person - Impact: Taking the aging test

    I was sitting at the end of the couch watching television when a series of commercials was aired so I looked to my left and saw Barb splitting her time at the other end of the couch reading a book on her Kindle and occasionally glancing up to see the television. The commercials over, I whipped my head back to see the ragtime piano player, Big Tiny Little, performing on the Lawrence Welk Show. This started me thinking: am I aging too much? With our forty-ninth wedding anniversary rapidly...

    By Jeff Hall Columnist |


    Burglary at Dawn’s Deli, Lenhartsville

    Dawn’s Deli in Lenhartsville was the victim of a burglary sometime between 6 p.m. Aug. 15 and 6:30 a.m. Aug. 16.

    Lisa Mitchell

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    Montgomery County judge urges state court to ‘quash’ Cosby appeal

    NORRISTOWN >> A Montgomery County judge has urged a state court to quash entertainer Bill Cosby’s appeal of the judge’s refusal to dismiss the sex assault charges lodged against Cosby in connection with an alleged encounter he had with a woman at his Cheltenham home.

    By Carl Hessler Jr. @MontcoCourtNews on Twitter |

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    Brandywine welcomes new principal

    We are excited to start a new school year at the Brandywine Heights Area School District. There have been some exciting new additions and opportunities that will greet our students when they start back to school on Tuesday, Aug. 23.

    By Andrew Potteiger Superintendent |

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