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Mayors, execs face off in baker challenge; Benefit Auction raises $38,182 for Friend

By Lisa Mitchell|

1st Street Players bring an area ‘first’ to Birdsboro — ‘Murder Ballad’

BIRDSBORO >> The 1st Street Players present the area premiere of the hit new musical “Murder Ballad” for two weekends only. ...

By Cheryl Thornburg For Digital First Media |


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    Motorcyclist dies from crash injuries in Upper Pottsgrove

    UPPER POTTSGROVE >> The motorcyclist involved in a Tuesday crash on Farmington Avenue near Route 100 has died from his injuries, authorities said Wednesday.

    By Marian Dennis @MarianDennis1 on Twitter |

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    Familiar names apply for Pottsgrove School Board vacancy

    Two former school board members, one former commissioner candidate and one Upper Pottsgrove resident have applied to fill the vacancy on the Pottsgrove School Board created by the resignation of John Rossi two weeks ago.

    By Evan Brandt @PottstownNews on Twitter |

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    Zero tax hike budget in sight for Pottsgrove after state funding boost

    LOWER POTTSGROVE >> Charged with exploring ways to craft a 2016-17 budget that doesn’t raise taxes, it’s looking like the Pottsgrove Schools Administration will be getting a lot of help from the state.

    By Evan Brandt @PottstownNews on Twitter |

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    Blue Hazel wins gold at Sly Fox Bock Fest and Goat Race in Pottstown

    Pottstown >> It appears the luck of a lucky penny can rub off. After last year’s Sly Fox Brewery Bock Fest and Goat Race saw Penny, the Nubian goat from Blythe Township, Schuylkill County, take home the gold, many were wondering if she could defend her title again this year. While that didn’t happen, the heart of a champion apparently runs in the family.

    By Eric Devlin @Eric_Devlin on Twitter |

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    Montgomery County prosecutors call AG Kane’s claim of vindictive prosecution ‘frivolous’

    NORRISTOWN >> Montgomery County prosecutors maintain embattled Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane’s claim that she is the victim of “selective and vindictive prosecution” is frivolous and not a basis on which to dismiss the alleged perjury charges she’s facing.

    By Carl Hessler Jr. @MontcoCourtNews on Twitter |

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    Pottstown School Board opposes Cluster expansion

    POTTSTOWN >> The Pottstown Cluster of Religious Communities had no more luck garnering support for its expansion on North Franklin Street from the school board Monday night than it did from borough council two weeks ago.

    By Evan Brandt @PottstownNews on Twitter |

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    First Trust Bank approves mortgage for Bethel Community Church in Pottstown on first anniversary

    Pottstown >> Bethel Community Church received the perfect first anniversary present on Sunday.

    By Eric Devlin @Eric_Devlin on Twitter |

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    Kutztown man, 54, found with suspected child porn

    A Kutztown man was one of four men found with suspected child pornography after investigations by Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane’s Child Predator Section.

    Lisa Mitchell

  • Entertainment

    Playcrafters to present Rent

    Attention: MTV generation. Playcrafters’ debut performance this season is the award-winning rock musical (Pulitzer Prize for Drama and a Tony for Best Musical) that set Broadway on fire 20 years ago. Dubbed “Hair of the 90s,” Rent is set to rock Playcrafters’ stage with the same bounding energy of its cast whose quest to survive is rivaled by the realities of life.

    By Mary Cantell For Playcrafters |

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    NBCC announces spring programs to include new Roundtable Series

    The Northeast Berks Chamber of Commerce has announced spring programs, one of which is a new Roundtable Series facilitated by Robin Costenbader-Jacobson, RC-J Consulting Associates, LLC, to begin on May 26 at the Chamber Office, 110 W. Main Street, Kutztown.

    Northeast Berks Chamber of Commerce |

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