In Other News

Living history at Kutztown Easter on the Farm: Demos, activities, egg hunts, food and music offer historical experience at Pa. German Cultural Heritage Center

By Amber Soto For Berks-Mont Newspapers |

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 |


  • News

    Regional planners resolve Route 422 tolling debate

    POTTSTOWN >> Tolls on Route 422 — the conversation that just won’t die — rose from the grave again Wednesday, March 25, as planners for eight municipalities wrestled with comprehensive plan language to make their opposition to the idea clear.

    By Evan Brandt ebrandt@21st- @PottstownNews on Twitter |

  • Automotive accidents

    Report: Coroner called to I-78 crash

    Greenwich Twp. >> The coroner has been called to the scene of a multi-vehicle crash that has backed up I-78 West Tuesday morning, WFMZ reported.


  • Events

    On Tap

    Send your event listings to content manager Matt D’Ippolito at to have them listed in On Tap! Deadline for submissions is noon Tuesday.


  • News

    Kutztown Easter Bunny Train nearly sold out; passengers enjoy visit with the Bunny on train to Topton

    “Toot, toot!” and “Ding, Ding!” as the train arrived at the Kutztown Train Station on Sunday, for the second day of the Easter Bunny Train.

    Lisa Mitchell

  • News

    Police officers meet in Hamburg for Below 100 Program

    Forty-nine police officers from 22 police departments representing both Schuylkill and Berks County met at Hamburg Area High School on Tuesday, March 24, to participate in the Below 100 Program that aims to reduce the line-of-duty deaths of police officers to less than 100 per year.

    Shea Singley

  • Pets

    Montgomery County S.P.C.A. Pets of the Week

    This is Roxy. She is a beagle and labrador retriever mix. This adorable girl is approximately 9 years old but still enjoys long walks and being active. Roxy is a wonderful mix of both breeds. Stop in and meet her and many other shelter friends at the Perkiomenville S.P.C.A. ID#A253101


  • News

    Cadets graduate from MCCC Municipal Police Academy, raise $3K for Angel Trust Fund

    Montgomery County Community College’s Municipal Police Academy Class 1404 graduated 31 cadets on March 25 during a ceremony held at the College’s Science Center Theater, 340 DeKalb Pike, Blue Bell.

    Courtesy of Montgomery County Community College |

  • News

    Northern Berks Community Garden members ready for second year

    Pastor Bruce Osterhout is not new to ministry, having served in Reading city churches for over thirty years, but his position at Zion’s Lutheran Church, getting to know Northern Berks County, and having a large community garden as part of his ministry is all relatively new. September 1, 2014, marked the start of Pastor Bruce’s journey in Shoemakersville, Perry Township.

    By Karen Chandler For Berks-Mont Newspapers |

  • Easter

    Children take part in second annual Eggstravaganza at Schuylkill Valley Community Library

    Schuylkill Valley Community Library held their second annual “Eggstravaganza” on Saturday, March 28. The event began at 10:30 a.m. with projects for the early birds, including coloring, word searches, and foam chicks to decorate.

    By Karen Chandler For Berks-Mont Newspapers |

  • Sports

    Schuylkill Valley youth wrestler competes at State Championship

    Kyle Vernon, of Mohrsville, recently returned from the Pennsylvania Junior Wrestling State Championship tournament in Erie, where he placed 17th out of approximately 1,500 wrestlers. This was the first time in more than 10 years that a youth wrestler from Schuylkill Valley has made it to the state championship.

    Shea Singley

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