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Pen Argyl school board projects 2.7% tax increase

Pen Argyl School District
PEN ARGYL, Pa.

At Tuesday’s school board meeting, Pen Argyl officials projected a 2.7 percent tax increase for the 2014-15 school year.

For Centre Square in Easton, change is in the air

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City of Easton

EASTON, Pa.

Centre Square in downtown Easton will soon be sprouting a new look, as the city experiments with new LED street lights and new pedestrian street crossing signals.

61-yr district employee honored for service

SOUTH WHITEHALL TWP., Pa.

Joanne F. Hartranft, who is retiring after 61 years with Parkland School District, was honored by the school board Tuesday night.

Saucon Valley School Board tweaks graduation requirements

Saucon Valley school district board meeting
HELLERTOWN, Pa.

Saucon Valley High School students, beginning with the current freshman class, will need to pass Keystone examinations in three subjects in order to earn diplomas.

Local Politics

Public school advocates call for funding changes in Pa.

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Advocates for Pennsylvania public schools are demanding more money and a fairer funding formula.

Candidates for Congress hold second debate in Bucks

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Democratic primary candidates Kevin Strouse and Shaughnessy Naughton faced off for their second debate Tuesday afternoon as they continue to vie for their party’s nomination this May.

Corbett signs 4 more child-abuse prevention bills

Corbett signs child protection bills

Four more bills spurred by the Jerry Sandusky and Roman Catholic clergy child sexual abuse scandals are now law in Pennsylvania.

Pa. lawmakers take questions at chamber breakfast

Berks legislative breakfast

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Pennsylvania lawmakers who represent parts of Berks County faced off with members of the Greater Reading Chamber of Commerce on Friday.

Sen. Boscola asked to leave bar after 'animated discussion'

State Senator Boscola

A Lehigh Valley lawmaker admits that she was asked to leave a Harrisburg bar after what she called an "animated discussion."

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