In Other News

Berks Emergency Response Team in standoff outside apartments


Boone tables full-day kindergarten vote until next year

Despite emotional pleas from Daniel Boone School District residents about the merits of full day kindergarten, the board did not vote on March 9 to restore the full-day program. ...

By Denise Larive For Berks-Mont News |


  • Philadelphia Eagles

    Eagles legend Chuck Bednarik has died at 89

    Chuck Bednarik, considered the greatest Eagles player ever, died this morning.

    By Bob Grotz @BobGrotz on Twitter |

  • Mass transit systems

    New SEPTA budget spares riders a fare hike

    PHILADELPHIA >> A budget proposal for SEPTA’s upcoming fiscal year projects an increase in spending by the regional transit authority, but no fare hike on any of its bus, train or trolley routes.

    By Vince Sullivan @vincesullivan on Twitter |

  • Education

    Kutztown University offers first doctoral program; Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education approves Doctor of Social Work Program

    The Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Board of Governors today approved Kutztown University’s request for its first doctoral program. KU will offer a Doctor of Social Work degree in collaboration with Millersville University. It is one of only two Doctor of Social Work programs offered in Pennsylvania.

    Kutztown University |

  • News

    Schwank named to panel for equal justice, fairness

    Underscoring her leadership and reputation as someone who fights for families, women and the less fortunate, Sen. Judy Schwank has been appointed to serve on a commission that’s charged with making sure fairness and equal justice are applied in Pennsylvania’s court system.

    From Sen. Schwank’s Office |

  • Lifestyle

    Berks Youth Chorus auditions open to youth

    Berks Youth Chorus remains committed to providing life-changing music opportunities to youth from all ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds and seeks singers to become members of an organization dedicated to the advancement of youth through excellence in music.

    Berks Youth Chorus |

  • News

    Fleetwood Blues Fest moves to Kutztown

    The Fleetwood Blues Festival is coming to Kutztown.

    By Joe Brown For Berks-Mont Newspapers |

  • Business

    Ribbon Cutting celebrates new The Peppermint Stick Candy Store in Boyertown

    On Friday, March 13,a ribbon cutting celebration was held in honor of the grand opening of The Peppermint Stick Candy Store in downtown Boyertown.

    From Building a Better Boyertown |

  • Opinion

    Staying healthy with milk’s magic nine

    Snow is melting, birds are chirping, and bulbs are magically sprouting from the ground. These are all signs Spring is moving in and it is a great time to use milk’s magic nine to boost your immune system.

    By Ashley Mohn Berks County and PA State Dairy Princess |

  • Entertainment

    Scheduling conflict forces Reading-Berks Guild of Craftsmen to cancel 13th Annual Spring Juried Fine Arts and Crafts Show March 28 and 29

    The Reading-Berks Guild of Craftsmen ( has announced that—due to an unanticipated scheduling conflict—it will have to cancel its 13th Annual Spring Juried Fine Arts and Crafts Festival at Kutztown University on March 28 and 29, 2015.

    Reading-Berks Guild of Craftsmen |


    A Look Back in History: Jingle Bell folkways of the PA Germans

    Among the Americanisms of the PA Dutch people in southeastern Pennsylvania is the old adage saying that if you are excited to meet with someone, you will say that you will arrive at their house with “Bells on.” This Colonial Americanism is traced back to the days when PA Dutch Teamsters drove their Conestoga wagon to the city of Philadelphia - a major cargo trip haul by six horse bell teams to export tons of grain crops.

    By Richard H. Shaner Columnist |

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