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Viewpoint: Thorough investigation needed into retirement fund losses
Thu, 05 Feb 2015 02:20:40 -0800

The Pennsylvania pension problem started to develop in 1995 and escalated through 2008, when the worldwide financial markets crashed. Pennsylvania's pensions were solvent up until 2007, even with the commonwealth not making its matching contributions.

Bulletin Board: Berks History Center sponsoring trip to Winterhur Museum
Mon, 16 Feb 2015 21:46:28 -0800

The Berks History Center is sponsoring a bus trip to "A Colorful Folk: Pennsylvania Germans & The Art of Everyday Living" on March 3 at Winterthur Museum in Delaware.

Campus notes: Feb. 15
Sat, 14 Feb 2015 21:18:15 -0800

Master of business administration: Lisa M. Bednarski, Longswamp Township; Jaclyn S. Feather, Pottstown; Edward M. Matyas, Exeter Township; Victorino A. Sandoval and Jeffrey R. Zellner, Breinigsville.

DA prepares code officials for court with seminar
Thu, 26 Feb 2015 01:15:58 -0800

More than 55 code officials from the region Wednesday came out to hear Schuylkill County District Attorney Christine A. Holman offer tips to help them fight the war on blight. The tips included using resources like local police, concerned citizens and “a good camera” to build cases against the owners of blighted properties, Holman said to the crowd at her inaugural Code Enforcement Symposium ...

About 100 gather to talk about the city of Reading
Mon, 02 Feb 2015 19:51:09 -0800

Alfonso Herrera moved to Reading from the Dominican Republic six months ago, but already he's involved in attempting to make his new home a better place.

Harris County Constables Purchase 265 TASER X26P Smart Weapons
Thu, 19 Feb 2015 04:30:00 -0800

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Feb. 19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --  TASER (NASDAQ: TASR) today announced multiple orders of its TASER ® brand next generation Smart Weapons and Conducted Electrical Weapons (CEWs). These ...

Area dogs right at home at Westminster
Mon, 16 Feb 2015 15:58:57 -0800

Berks County was well-represented at the Second Annual Masters Agility Championship at Westminster. Four Berks dogs were among 330 running the course of jumps, tunnels, weave poles and other obstacles at Pier 94 in New York City on Saturday.

Here are the top regional winners from the 2015 Pennsylvania Farm Show
Tue, 03 Feb 2015 23:17:45 -0800

Contestants from the Berks County region, including parts of Chester, Lancaster, Lebanon and Montogmery counties, more than 1,200 top awards at the 2015 Pennsylvania Farm Show. Listed below by department are the top three winners.