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Scholarships awarded to Berks-area students
Sat, 11 Oct 2014 21:22:08 -0700

Berks County Community Foundation recently distributed $48,600 in scholarships to Gov. Mifflin High School graduates. Funds and recipients were: Berks County Scholastic Athletic Trainer Association Scholarship ($500): Samantha Dotterer, Shillington, Lock Haven University.

Two Met-Ed Employees in Reading Celebrate 50 Years of Service
Wed, 29 Oct 2014 07:30:00 -0700

READING, Pa., Oct. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Fifty years ago, the Beatles made their American debut on "The Ed Sullivan Show," and Ford introduced the first Mustang.  The year 1964 also was when Michael P. Kirkhoff and Nina L. Beverly first began working for Metropolitan Edison (Met-Ed), a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp. (FE). Kirkhoff began his career with Met-Ed in April 1964 as a student ...

Investment managers, lawmakers at fault in pension crisis, Caltagirone says
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 20:40:39 -0700

According to state Rep. Thomas R. Caltagirone, Pennsylvania's public pension problem is simple, and ugly.

Five narrow victories show why every vote counts
Mon, 27 Oct 2014 21:34:41 -0700

Every vote counts.

'PSP Strong' T-shirt sale set for Berks
Thu, 16 Oct 2014 06:15:59 -0700

Wives of area state troopers are showing their support of the ongoing manhunt for alleged cop killer Eric Frein with another sale of T-shirts. The PSP Strong Initiative will be selling PSP Strong shirts on Sunday, October 19, from 1-4 p.m. at the Kenhorst Fire Station, 411. S. Kenhorst Blvd. in Shillington, Berks County. All of the proceeds from the shirt sales and an online fund will benefit ...

KU Greek Life Council to hold hot dog eating competition on Saturday
Tue, 28 Oct 2014 21:39:01 -0700

A hot dog eating competition Saturday in Kutztown will benefit the Animal Rescue League of Berks County. Kutztown University's Greek Life Council and Potts' U, a hot dog restaurant, are partnering for contest at 2 p.m. at Potts' U, 100 N. Constitution Blvd.

Letter: Election offers a poor choice
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 22:18:47 -0700

On Election Day Pennsylvania voters face a grim choice between Democratic fools and Republican fakers.

David Updike offer insights, shares images about his famous literary father, other family members
Thu, 02 Oct 2014 19:55:13 -0700

Name: David Updike, 57, of Cambridge, Mass., oldest son of author John Updike. Occupation: English professor at Roxbury Community College, Boston. Designated: John Updike Scholar in Residence at Alvernia University.

In Berks County, those who earn less are giving a bigger portion of income to charity
Mon, 06 Oct 2014 21:21:59 -0700

In Berks County and across the country, those who earn less are giving a greater share of their earnings to charity than the wealthiest Americans, according to a study by The Chronicle of Philanthropy.