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    Teacher quits over reading of homoerotic poem

    Nearly a half-century after publication, an Allen Ginsberg poem about a homosexual encounter has divided a small Connecticut town and led to the resignation of an award-winning English teacher.

    In "Please Master," published in 1968, the iconic Beat G...

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INSIDE YOUR TOWN

'I didn't do anything wrong,' testifies Fitzgerald

Allentown Police Chief s son in court today
ALLENTOWN, Pa.

Testifying in his own defense Friday morning, Christopher Fitzgerald said he absolutely did not point his pistol at anyone when arrested in August.

Goats gobble up invasive plants clogging stormwater basin

SALISBURY TWP., Pa.

Three goats named Winky, Blinky and Nodd soon will be feasting on Japanese knotweed that has taken over a stormwater basin next to the Salisbury Township municipal building, which is along Pike Avenue just south of Allentown.

Tamaqua man charged with defrauding elderly couple

Alfonso Picone
RUSH TWP., Pa.

Police charged a Tamaqua man with swindling an elderly couple out of over $315,000.

Quakertown Community SB to ask districts to join them in PSERS fight

Quakertown School Board
QUAKERTOWN, Pa.

The Quakertown Community School District School Board has decided to formally disseminate to all school districts across the state its intention to create a pension crisis.

Former US House Speaker Hastert indicted

Dennis Hastert

Susan Walsh/AP

Former U.S. Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert has been indicted on federal bank-related charges, The Associated Press and the Chicago Tribune reported Thursday.

Members of Congress to flock to Taylor Swift concert

Taylor Swift, 2014 Grammys

CNN

There's plenty of bad blood between Republicans and Democrats in Congress, but on July 13, one woman will bring them together: Berks County native Taylor Swift.

Gov. Christie calls for end to Common Core in New Jersey

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is calling for an end to the Common Core standards in New Jersey, saying that the system isn't working for students in the state.

Sale of Rest Haven proceeds in Schuylkill County

Rest Haven to be sold to a new buyer

Schuylkill County commissioners unanimously approved the sale of the county's Rest Haven nursing home for $10.9 million Thursday.