RSS Feed from The Berks-Mont News: http://www.berksmontnews.com The latest news from The Berks-Mont News: http://www.berksmontnews.com website: all stories http://www.berksmontnews.com The Berks-Mont News Sun, 24 May 2015 07:25:38 -0400 60 <![CDATA[2 Boyertown students to be disciplined over racist remarks at track meet]]> BOYERTOWN >> Two students at Boyertown Junior High West will receive the maximum punishment allowed as the result of the school district's investigation of racial comments being made during a track meet with Pottstown Middle School.

Schools Superintendent Richard Faidley told The Mercury that he met with 30 to 60 students and 10 to 15 adults who were at the May 5 meet as part of his investigation.

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<![CDATA[Rededication of Carl A. Spaatz Pavilion]]> On Saturday, May 30, the Boyertown Alumni Band will be playing at the Boyertown Community Park at 7 p.m. The concert is an annual event during Fun Days, but this year, it will feature something special.

The band pavilion in the park was dedicated to General Carl A. Spaatz in 1980, and this year there will be a rededication of the pavilion, and an unveiling of the new Carl A.

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<![CDATA[Reading grad serves aboard USS North Carolina]]> A 1994 Reading High School graduate and Reading native is part of a select crew, protecting and defending America aboard the U.S. Navy's nuclear-powered attack submarine USS North Carolina.

Chief Petty Officer Garth Gordon is an electronics technician nuclear aboard North Carolina, one of the Virginia-class submarines based at the Navy base in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.

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<![CDATA[Wolf chief of staff says governor 'more than flexible' on sales tax expansion plan]]> Gov. Tom Wolf's chief of staff, Katie McGinty, said the governor is willing to compromise over his proposal to subject nursing homes, child care, flags, and many other goods and services to the state sales and use tax.

"Numbers are numbers. If there's another way to pay the bill, and to work with the sales tax, so that you're not expanding that base, …(the) governor's all ears," McGinty said during a York Daily Record/Sunday News editorial board session on Thursday.

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<![CDATA[Kutztown School Board passes resolution to allow auction and sale of Albany Elementary property]]> Kutztown School Board passed a resolution to allow the auction and sale of the Albany Elementary School property in Kempton.

There were concerns from the board regarding the wording of the resolution, which authorizes the sale to the highest bidder but does not set a minimum bid.

"I'm a little bit reluctant to authorize a sale where we don't have a purchase price or a better idea of what the purchase price is going to be," said Board Vice President Randy Burch.

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<![CDATA[Teams 'cruise for a cure' at Relay for Life of Central Berks]]> Lynne Ruffner, the Event Head for the American Cancer Society Relay for Life of Central Berks, held at the Schuylkill Valley School District stadium, opened the event on Friday, May 15 on an emotional note by thanking "team captains and participants for creating a world with more birthdays."

Ruffner confirmed that 30 teams were involved in the Relay for Life and that the Relay was celebrating its 30 anniversary this year.

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<![CDATA[Northeast Berks Chamber honors students for overcoming challenges]]> The Northeast Berks Chamber of Commerce honored local students at a recent breakfast meeting.

"I'm really proud of our students," said Kutztown Superintendent Kathy Metrick. "The students we are honoring today are students who have had extra challenges. Our kids today, they come to school with so many things that we never even conceive of that they need to work with.

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<![CDATA[Brandywine Heights hosts drug abuse panel discussion June 9]]> On June 9 at 6:30 p.m. in the Brandywine Heights Area School District Middle School, there will be a panel discussion to discuss the topic of drug abuse. There will be panelists representing counseling and support services, medical personnel and law enforcement.

We are going to start the night out with some opening remarks by myself and lead into our three short educational pieces.

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<![CDATA[Daniel Boone cafeteria workers in limbo]]> Despite an April 30 bid deadline three weeks ago, the Daniel Boone School District is still without a new cafeteria contract as well as a new food services manager.

The district's 30 cafeteria workers may not know before June 9 if they will have jobs when the new school year starts in September.

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<![CDATA[Incumbents survive crowded Boyertown School Board race]]> All of the incumbent Boyertown Area School Board incumbents will head onto the general election this fall. Only one challenger is moving forward.

All candidates for the school board cross-filed in both the Republican and Democratic primaries.

In Region 1, incumbent Christine Neiman will likely keep her seat, besting challenger Wendy Moyer Drabick in both the Democratic and Republican races.

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<![CDATA[Father and son rescued from banks of Schuylkill in Douglass (Berks) Township]]> A father and son who went kayaking in the Schuylkill River Sunday night, May 17, were rescued by firemen after grappling with a strong current.

Amity Fire Chief Mike Zomolsky explained that the men were stranded along the river bank and because of a swift current they couldn't make it back upstream.

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<![CDATA[Reiffton students collect donations to support Child Life Services Program at CHOP]]> Local students are 'changing the world with kindness.'

This year Exeter's Reiffton School students wanted to focus on supporting the Child Life Services Program at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. They decided to show this support by doing a 'Pay it Forward' Initiative in the form of a donation drive to collect items needed for the program.

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<![CDATA[Amity chief calls string of robberies an 'anomaly']]> Amity >> Three armed robberies in Amity in as many weeks are an "anomaly," said Police Chief Kent Shuebrook, who added the crimes are not necessarily connected.

Police believe the most recent of the three -- at The Cottages motel on May 11 -- is not connected to armed robberies May 3 and April 30.

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<![CDATA[TRACK AND FIELD: Exeter's Cassandra Whitmoyer to run for Edinboro University]]> For Exeter Township High School senior Cassandra Whitmoyer, running is important. So when she went shopping for a college to attend next fall, she wanted a college where running was important. In the end, that college was Edinboro University. She recently signed her letter-of-intent to run cross country and track for the Fighting Scots.

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<![CDATA[BASEBALL: Governor Mifflin defeats Daniel Boone for Berks League championship]]> When the Berks County League baseball season began, the Governor Mifflin Mustangs were the odds on favorites to win the championship. With that kind of pressure on their backs, the Mustangs only went 7-3 in the regular season and finished in second place behind Exeter in Division 1. But they got hot when it mattered, winning all three playoff games, including a 3-1 victory over Daniel Boone in the championship game on May 13 at First Energy Stadium in Reading, to capture the program's first league title since 2011.

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