RSS Feed from The Berks-Mont News: The latest news from The Berks-Mont News: website: all stories The Berks-Mont News Tue, 28 Apr 2015 14:03:25 -0400 60 <![CDATA[State Senate Hearing in Reading focuses on struggles of ex-offenders seeking work]]> At the request of state Sen. Judy Schwank (D-Berks), the Senate Democratic Policy Committee on Tuesday, April 28, held a roundtable discussion on employment challenges facing people with criminal records.

"While acknowledging that reasonable restrictions and prohibitions are appropriate in some cases, we must do all we can to remove needless barriers that prevent non-violent ex-offenders from accessing the job market," said Sen.

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<![CDATA[College campuses closer to being safer as Schwank's bill advances]]> A legislative proposal by Sen. Judy Schwank dealing with sexual assault on college campuses in Pennsylvania took a positive step forward on April 14.

Schwank's "PA Safe Campuses Act" received unanimous approval from the Senate Judiciary Committee.

"Events like the recent one involving Kappa Delta Rho fraternity at Penn State and similar reports from across the county prove again and again how necessary it is for schools to be more proactive in addressing sexual crimes," Sen.

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<![CDATA[Exeter's Reiffton School to hold 12th all-school show]]> Reiffton School will hold its 12th all-school show on Thursday, May 7, from 6 to 8:30 p.m.

Nearly 1300 works of art, created by Reiffton's fifth and sixth-grade students, will be on display. The lobby will feature a paper sculpture tropical paradise. Elliana Godinez, a Reiffton sixth-grade student and balloon artist will be featured with her tropical balloon creations.

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<![CDATA[Daniel Boone Middle School students compete in PA Technology Student Association Conference]]> Daniel Boone Middle School had another great showing at the Pennsylvania State Technology Student Association (PA-TSA) conference. It was from Wednesday, April 15-Saturday, April 18. TSA is a club that fosters personal growth, leadership, and opportunities in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM); members apply and integrate these concepts through co-curricular activities, competitions, and related programs.

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<![CDATA[Transportation Center and food services raise questions at Exeter board meeting; board recognizes student loss]]> It was apparent at the April 21 Exeter School Board meeting that the construction of a transportation center continues to stir questions. Michael Jupina, Jr., vice president, expressed to the board his concerns over environmental issues that were brought to his attention at a previous meeting.

"The one thing I really was surprised at was the concern about the environment and the degradation of the property.

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<![CDATA[Sen. Schwank, Reps. Caltagirone, Rozzi declare $84.6M State Investment to help Reading Better Protect Environment, create jobs]]> The City of Reading will get a much needed boost in its ongoing efforts to upgrade its wastewater treatment plant, meet the terms of a federal order, and protect the quality of the Schuylkill River with the approval today of an $84.6 million investment by a state agency that's dedicated to improving the quality of drinking water and local environments throughout Pennsylvania.

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<![CDATA[Twin Valley High School students educate students about saving lives through organ tissue donation]]> Twin Valley High School's Organ and Tissue Donation Awareness Team sponsored various activities throughout the day on Friday, April 17 educating students about Organ Tissue Donation.

The student led classroom organ and tissue donation education was for National Donate Life Blue & Green Day to raise awareness about organ and tissue donation.

Tue, 28 Apr 2015 12:47:52 -0400 2015-04-28T12:47:52-04:00 2015-04-28T12:47:52-04:00
<![CDATA[Caernarvon Township volunteers clean up Morgantown at first Community Clean Up April 25]]> The Caernarvon Township Parks and Recreation board hosted its first Morgantown Community Clean Up on Saturday. April 25.

Clad in matching orange vests, 22 people helped pick up trash. The attendees included local residents of all ages, state representatives and community leaders. This clean-up was focused in the center of Caernarvon Township and encompassed Route 23, North Street, South Street, and intersecting streets.

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<![CDATA[Leidy-Rhoads Fund gives scholarships, assists students in Boyertown]]> A 74-year-old scholarship program in Boyertown is going strong and paying out to students who live in the borough.

The Leidy-Rhoads Fund, established in 1941, has duel purposes. Part of the fund goes to supplying school children with items they might not be able to afford.

"The intent of the fund is to provide assistance to students to enable them to remain in school," said Arlene McCaffrey, who helps run the fund.

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<![CDATA[Earthfest, Comcast Cares Day takes over Boyertown Community Park]]> On Saturday, April 25, Boyertown Community Park hosted two events geared toward celebrating the Earth and taking care of what we have.

The second annual Earthfest in conjunction with the YMCA Healthy Kids Day promoted healthy choices for the environment and how you can do your part to support the Earth.

Tue, 28 Apr 2015 12:39:43 -0400 2015-04-28T12:39:43-04:00 2015-04-28T12:39:43-04:00
<![CDATA[Hamburg Area School District directors select new Superintendent of Schools]]> Dr. Richard J. Mextorf has been selected as the new Superintendent of Schools for the Hamburg Area School District, effective July 1, 2015. The HASD Board of Directors mad the appointment official at the board meeting on Monday, April 27. Dr. Mextorf succeeds Mr. Steven Keifer, who is officially retiring from HASD.

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<![CDATA[Cat Angel Network: Meet Dale]]> My name is Dale, and everyone says I'm a very charming and handsome fellow. I recently lost my loving home due to the death of my special person so now I'm looking for a new home and family.

I'm laid back and gentle and would thrive in a quiet home with a caring family. I never make a nuisance of myself, and I'm not pushy or excitable.

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<![CDATA[Montgomery County S.P.C.A. Pets of the Week]]> Strudel is a sweet and loving 8-month-old Staffordshire mix. She is very eager to please and willing to learn. She is rather calm for a puppy and has a great deal of potential. The sky is truly the limit with Strudel. Release Number A253718

If you are looking for a friendly, vocal lap-cat, then Tigress might be for you.

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<![CDATA[BACA celebrates 25th anniversary with free spring concert]]> The Boyertown Area Choral Association will celebrate the start of its 25th Anniversary season with a free spring concert on Sunday, May 3, at 3 p.m. The concert will be held at The Good Shepherd United Church of Christ, located at 35 W. Philadelphia Avenue in Boyertown.

As always, the chorus will present a variety of musical selections to appeal to a wide audience, from well-known songs like "Bridge Over Troubled Water" to toe-tappin' favorites like "It Don't Mean a Thing If It Ain't Got That Swing" and the Broadway hit "Ease on Down the Road.

Mon, 27 Apr 2015 11:03:52 -0400 2015-04-27T11:03:52-04:00 2015-04-27T11:03:52-04:00
<![CDATA[Hamburg Area School District to induct five into Alumni Academic Hall of Fame]]> Hamburg Area School District will be inducting five members into the Alumni Academic Hall of Fame on May 6 at 6:30 p.m. at the high school. The school district is recognizing alumni for their career and life achievements which were developed through their academic preparation while a student in Hamburg Area schools.

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