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Fatal crash on I-78

By Lisa Mitchell|

Car flips over, struck by truck on I-78, Greenwich Township

A car struck an embankment, flipped over onto its roof and was then struck by a tractor trailer on Interstate 78 in Greenwich Township on Dec. 6. ...

By Lisa Mitchell|


  • Berks

    Review: ‘The Happy Elf’ brings joy to Bluesville and Reading this weekend

    Thursday’s rehearsal gave me a chance to see what’s in store for this weekend’s audiences, and this show will be a treat for all ages. The story centers around Eubie, the happiest elf at the North Pole, who wants to be a part of Santa’s sleigh team. But thanks to his not-so-nice lady boss, he’s assigned to checking the naughty-or-nice lists. While doing that, he notices that the whole town of Bluesville is on the naughty list. Eubie sets off to get them...

    By Cheryl Thornburg Reading Civic Theatre has a wonderful present for theater lovers this holiday season, particularly t|

  • News

    No changes for 2017 Hamburg School Board; President, VP reelected at reorganization meeting

    On Dec. 5, Hamburg Area school directors held their yearly reorganization meeting with little reorganization taking place.

    By Arch Kurtz For Digital First Media|

  • News

    Northeast Berks Chamber of Commerce hosts annual Economic Forecast Breakfast Jan. 20

    For another consecutive year, Fleetwood Bank is sponsoring the annual Economic Forecast Breakfast of the Northeast Berks Chamber of Commerce. Ryotaro Tashiro of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia will give a presentation to members.

    Northeast Berks Chamber of Commerce|

  • News

    Schwank named to Democratic vice-chair of Senate Appropriations

    Senator Judy Schwank was named the Democratic vice-chair of the Senate Appropriations committee by Senate Democratic leader Jay Costa (D-Allegheny). The com“The appropriations committee has the primary responsibility to ensure the budget is balanced and state services are properly funded,” she said. “I look forward to working with Senator Hughes and the rest of the leadership team and will continue to advocate for the issues that are important to Berks County.”

    Sen. Schwank’s Office|

  • News

    Heritage of Green Hills invites public to see vintage model railroad room

    On Saturday, Dec. 17, the Heritage of Green Hills living community in Shillington will offer tours of the vintage model railroad, visits with Santa, holiday music and refreshments.

    Heritage of Green Hills|

  • Lifestyle

    Seniors stitch holiday stockings for deployed soldiers

    While many of us have been getting ready for the holiday season, for the past month seniors at the TriCounty Active Adult Center (formerly the Pottstown Area Seniors’ Center) have been busy stitching nearly 1,000 holiday stockings to be sent to deployed service members through Operation Christmas.

    TriCounty Active Adult Center|

  • Announcements

    Berks County historian George Meiser finishes final volume of ‘Passing Scene’ series

    Eighty-year-old historian George Meiser of Exeter Township plans to put an end to his career as an author following the publication of his 24th and final volume of “The Passing Scene” — his continuing book series that shows Berks County history through old and rare photographs.

    By Harrison Otto|

  • Columns

    A Look Back in History — To Allemangel and Westward: Travels by a PA Dutch Conestoga Wagon …

    By the mid-1700’s, when immigrant Colonial wagon trains passed through the beautiful Oley Valley and East Penn region from Philadelphia en route to frontier lands northeast of Kempton (upper part of county), the Germans called this new territory “Allemangel,” meaning all wants, for its lack of fertility and farmable land. A rugged terrain, that was eventually tamed, the land did not match the rich Oley Valley bottomlands or its rate of productivity. The Pennsylvania...

    By Richard L.T. Orth|

  • News

    Hamburg tree lighting kicks off Christmas season

    Hamburg Borough community gathered for the annual Hamburg Christmas Tree Lighting on Dec. 3.

    By Neven Dries For Digital First Media|

  • News

    Odor investigated at Boyertown high school

    This morning, several students and one adult raised concern about an odor they detected in a renovated section of Boyertown Area Senior High.

    Rebecca Blanchard

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