Local Politics

Toomey wants faster road, bridge repairs after disasters

U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) wants disaster-damaged roads and bridges repaired faster --  by exempting those repair projects from now mandated environmental reviews.

Town meeting sets up tough crowd for Rep. Paul Clymer

Pa. State Sen. Paul Clymer town meeting in Quakertown.

State Rep. Paul Clymer faced a small but cantankerous audience Thursday night when he held a town meeting in Quakertown’s public library.

Lawmakers examine local housing of minors entering US illegally

Lawmakers news conference at Bethany

Chad Blimline/69 News

Three members of Berks County's delegation to the House of Representatives gathered Tuesday in an effort to learn more about the local housing of Central American children who entered the United States illegally.

Probe of Reading mayor's campaign finances ongoing, AG says

69 News

The investigation of alleged finance violations by Vaughn Spencer's 2011 campaign for Reading mayor is ongoing, a spokeswoman for Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane said Tuesday.

Charter presented for new Berks County community

Antietam Valley meeting

Mount Penn and Lower Alsace Township officials presented a home rule charter for the proposed municipality of Antietam Valley during a meeting Monday night.

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Road closure in Whitehall Township

Generic Route 145 sign
WHITEHALL TWP., Pa.

Whitehall Township announces that effective Wednesday, July 30, 2014 until further notice, Center Street a Township owned street will be closed from S. R. 145/MacArthur Road to Ruch Street for road reconstruction.

Congressman Dent introduces bill for permanent authorization of National Heritage Areas

WASHINGTON

Congressman, Charlie Dent (PA-15), and Democratic Congressman, Paul Tonko (NY-20) have introduced a bill-H.R. 445, that would permanently authorize the current 49 National Heritage Areas (NHA), and require new Heritage Areas to have a viable management plan in place before any designation by Congress.

DA’s call for no driver’s licenses for “illegal aliens” gets little attention in Palmer

Palmer Township supervisors
PALMER TWP., Pa.

Township officials heard a plea Tuesday night not to endorse the idea of giving driver’s licenses or any kind of ID cards to “illegal aliens” from Northampton County District Attorney John Morganelli, but township supervisors took no action and quickly moved onto other business.

Easton's Strong Foundations charter school rejected for second time

Easton Area School Board meeting
EASTON, Pa.

For the second time in four months, the Easton Area School Board has said no to the idea of a charter school opening within the school district.

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