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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RAWA authorizes execution of new lease, requests small changes

City Council RAWA come to an agreement

Reading Area Water Authority (RAWA) moved to authorize a lease agreement with the City of Reading on Thursday, but not without leaving room for small changes.

Iraq hero to be honored with bridge name

Generic military - soldier

When the $28 million bridge is completed in Lehighton, it will be named in honor of a soldier who gave his life to protect our freedom.

Public input sought on new LV regional housing plan

Lehigh Valley Planning Commis

Beginning Friday, you can read -- and offer your comments on -- a new regional housing plan for the Lehigh Valley.

Allentown teacher dies in motorcycle accident

Motorcycle accident scene

A 47-year-old Allentown School District teacher died in a motorcycle accident early Wednesday evening in Lower Macungie Township.

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