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EDITORIAL: A tribute and thank you to Albert Boscov


KCP honors Kutztown Strong, volunteers of year Unger and Brown

Reno Unger and Sarah Brown were cited as Kutztown Community Partnership’s volunteers of the year and Kutztown Strong was recognized as organization of the year at KCP’s annual meeting in Trinity Lutheran Church, Kutztown, on Feb. 16. ...

By Jessica Lopresti KCP|


  • News

    Photos of kids outdoors with pets can win prizes

    This past weekend was a welcome break from the cold with warm temperatures and sunny skies. These conditions are perfect for getting the kids outside to shake off the cobwebs of winter. It’s not only kids who get cabin fever, our four-legged pet friends could probably use from fresh air as well, so enter YOUR CHILD in the FREE Fit Kids Contest and his or her photo could be in the newspaper.

    By Diane Hoffman @diane5hoffman on Twitter|

  • News

    Boyertown area students earn scholarships to Alvernia University

    Hard work in high school has paid off for college-bound seniors. The following local students have earned Merit Scholarships to attend Alvernia University this fall.

    Alvernia University|

  • Letters

    Letter to the editor: Guatemala, Jan 7-14

    I have said for years that it is a shame that everyone could not have been exposed to the farming community. I think that adds something special to our character. Similarly, others have suggested that serving in our military would add to their character. I just returned from a service trip to Guatemala and would suggest that serving in one of these expeditions would also be of value in our appreciation for life. There is a multitude of avenues to serve those who are not as fortunate as...


  • News

    Boyertown borough council amends parking ordinance

    At their Feb. 6 meeting, Boyertown borough council approved a motion to amend the parking ordinance in relation to residential parking permits. Several streets have been added to the list.

    Rebecca Blanchard

  • News

    Public hearing scheduled to permanently close Birdsboro Elementary Center

    AMITY >> The Daniel Boone Area School Board is taking the next step to permanently close the Birdsboro Elementary Center in 2018.

    By Denise Larive For Digital First Media|

  • Movies & TV

    FILM TALK: New doc follows Eagles of Death Metal in the aftermath of the Bataclan attack

    Producer Heather Parry will never be accused of taking the easy way out.

    By Amy Longsdorf For Digital First Media|

  • Entertainment

    NEW TO STREAMING: Fresh and funny, ‘The Edge of Seventeen’ is a mini-masterpiece

    Produced by the great James L. Brooks (“Broadcast News”), “The Edge of Seventeen” is a breath of fresh comic air.

    By Amy Longsdorf For Digital First Media|

  • News

    Ford Explorer rolls after collision with truck on I-78

    A Ford Explorer failed to yield to traffic while entering Interstate 78 in Tilden Township and struck a tractor trailer truck. The impact sent the Ford Explorer rolling over the guard rail and down an embankment early on Feb. 17.

    Lisa Mitchell

  • News

    Kempton Fair Committee seeks sponsors, vendors, volunteers for 2017 Fair

    The Kempton Fair – the one you remember from years ago, starting in 1957 – is alive and well and living in beautiful Kempton, Berks County. The Kempton Fair Committee seeks sponsors, vendors and volunteers for the 2017 Kempton Fair.

    Kempton Fair Committee|

  • News

    Tilden creates Adopt A Road to clean up litter

    Residents of Tilden Township and surrounding areas are offering their services in keeping the roadsides litter free.

    By Laura E. Quain For Digital First Media|

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