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  • Berks County road work

    PennDOT has scheduled the following road work: ________________________________________ County: Berks Municipality: Brecknock ROAD NAME: Alleghenyville Road at Maple Grove Road Type of Work: Drainage Work being Done By: PENNDOT Maintenance Forces...
  • Saucon Valley board's contract position justified

    "The district already has ample funds to pay for it. They can afford it. They're just choosing not to," states Andrew Muir, the Saucon Valley School District teachers union lawyer, regarding the unresolved contract. It's unsettling to accept his position...
  • U.S. morally obligated to reduce global warming

    The authors of the Your View, "U.S. has investors, innovators to combat climate change effects," made a strong case for action on global warming. It is an established fact that carbon dioxide acts like a warming blanket around the earth, that the...
  • Mountain bike national championships return to Bear Creek this weekend

    Mountain bike national championships return to Bear Creek this weekend
    The slopes at Bear Creek Mountain Resort are usually deserted this time of year. Not so this weekend. For the second straight year the ski area outside of Macungie in Longswamp Township will host the USA Cycling Cross-Country Mountain Bike National...
  • Photograph reminder to enjoy beauty around us

    Turning to the Life: Family section on Monday just took my breath away. The charming photo by Emily Schreiner, which headlines the feature article, "Fun with art masterpieces," is an art masterpiece itself. It serves as a reminder to enjoy the beauty...
  • Noble effort among mountain biking heroics at Bear Creek

    Noble effort among mountain biking heroics at Bear Creek
    Ellen Noble frequents the Mekhong Thai restaurant in Kennebunkport, Maine for two reasons. First, the 18 year old loves the food. Second, she runs into former President George H. W. Bush. "You never know whom you might see," she said. Sunday at...
  • Company takes stress out of events planning

    Company takes stress out of events planning
    Summer is officially here and with it comes an abundance of events — weddings, engagements parties, graduation parties, family reunions, pool parties, picnics and so on. Stevie Blatz Entertainment, offering "more than 60 services for any event and...
  • Bear Creek highlights lobster and Italian fare

    Bear Creek highlights lobster and Italian fare
    Two dining venues at Bear Creek Mountain Resort in Longswamp Township are dishing up diverse specials this summer. Gather a group, large or small, to enjoy Family Style Italian Night in the poolside ambience of Trail’s End Cafe and Bar 5-9:30 p.m....
  • Sharon Luma Memorial Ride

     
    The second annual Sharon Luma Memorial Ride next month will both support our nation's first responders and recognize an area woman who died much too young. Tim and Sharon Luma of Quakertown were thrown from their motorcycle two years when......
  • Can FedEx deliver a down payment for six lanes on Route 22?

    Can FedEx deliver a down payment for six lanes on Route 22?
    Q: The proposed addition of a FedEx Ground package-sorting center and two nearby warehouses in Allen Township will add 14,000 cars and trucks to the roads each day. However, the plans filed by FedEx with the Lehigh Valley Planning Commission only...
  • Sexual orientation discrimination is target of Browne bill

    Sexual orientation discrimination is target of Browne bill
    Freedom of religion, in some minds, means the freedom to impose one's religious beliefs, dogma and rules on others. That approach has been the source of much of the world's misery, from the Crusades, to the Inquisition, to Puritan oppression in America,...
  • "A picture is worth a thousand words"

     
    And in fact, no words can describe this positioning of road signs at Mine Street and Old Topton Road in Longswamp Township, Berks County, about two miles northeast of Topton. I can only imagine that the sign on the left should be about 300 feet back,...