RSS Feed from The Berks-Mont News: http://www.berksmontnews.com The latest news from The Berks-Mont News: http://www.berksmontnews.com website: all stories http://www.berksmontnews.com The Berks-Mont News Wed, 04 Mar 2015 13:27:12 -0500 60 <![CDATA[Letter to the Editor: Thank you, volunteers, for your shoveling help]]> This winter we have had more snow and ice than in an average year. As senior citizens living on West Main Street of Kutztown, my husband and I appreciate the opportunity to have younger volunteers from Operation Snowflake help us to clear the sidewalk in front of our home and yard.

When we checked our walkways early Sunday morning on February 22nd, we saw the four plus inches of snow and realized we will need to shovel again before we could try to go to our church in the Oley Valley.

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Fri, 27 Feb 2015 12:40:04 -0500 2015-02-27T12:40:04-05:00 2015-02-27T12:40:04-05:00
<![CDATA[Letter to the Editor: PennDOT does not feel a bypass is viable solution to safety and capacity issues on US 222 corridor]]> Regarding efforts by local advocates on behalf of an expressway option for the Route 222 corridor north of Reading, I wanted to explain some factors.

PennDOT does not feel a bypass is a viable solution to the safety and capacity issues on the US 222 corridor. The devastating environmental impacts, long-term time frame, and astronomical cost are all concerns that we feel preclude a bypass as an answer to US 222.

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Fri, 20 Feb 2015 15:40:16 -0500 2015-02-20T15:40:16-05:00 2015-02-20T15:40:16-05:00
<![CDATA[Letter to the Editor: Thank you for helping our pet live a happy and healthy life]]> Thank you. Thank you. Thank you, to Dr. Lauren Jones and all the techs and staff at Country Companion Animal Hospital in Morgantown who helped our pet live a happy and healthy life through nine months of treatment for heart disease.

The inevitable occurred on Feb. 1, 2015, as Rufus, our boxer, could no longer tolerate the almost biweekly abdominal fluid tappings.

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Wed, 18 Feb 2015 10:13:52 -0500 2015-02-18T10:13:52-05:00 2015-02-18T10:13:52-05:00
<![CDATA[Letter to the Editor: Honey Brook Borough Police chief thanks toy drive donors]]> Again I would like to THANK all of the donors to the Police Department's toy drive this year.

The Department was once again overwhelmed with the amount of giving and caring that the community came forward with. I know that the residents are full of the Christmas spirit and provided an abundance of toys for children that will not forget how they felt when they woke up Christmas morning and saw all of the gifts under their tree.

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Tue, 20 Jan 2015 13:11:50 -0500 2015-01-20T13:11:50-05:00 2015-01-20T13:11:50-05:00
<![CDATA[Letter to the Editor: Chester County has opportunities for 2015]]> The citizens of Chester County have a myriad of opportunities as we begin 2015 and close out a successful 2014.

As the newly elected chair of the Chester County Commissioners, I'm looking forward to making sure we meet the goals we've set in our strategic plan that will enhance our already excellent quality of life in the county.

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Tue, 20 Jan 2015 11:54:57 -0500 2015-01-20T11:54:57-05:00 2015-01-20T11:54:57-05:00
<![CDATA[Letter from Fraternal Order of Police: Take time to support men & women in blue]]> Dear Editor:

January 9 is National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day, and the Fraternal Order of Police, Pennsylvania State Lodge, is asking every Pennsylvanian to take time to support our men and women in blue. While this day has been set aside, we appreciate your support any time.

Now more than ever, we need to rally around our brave men and women in uniform.

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Wed, 07 Jan 2015 14:35:52 -0500 2015-01-07T14:35:52-05:00 2015-01-07T14:35:54-05:00