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Superintendent J. Michael Schilder

East Penn still having problems with new school bus company


East Penn School District superintendent J. Michael Schilder again has publicly expressed dissatisfaction with STA of Pennsylvania, which is transporting students in the district for the first time this school year.

Bangor head cooks address Bangor School Board

Food service company in hot water in Bangor


Smaller lunch portions are served to Bangor Area School District students by the international food service the district hired to manage the cafeteria, head cooks told the school board Monday at a meeting that sparked outrage by two council members and dismay by Superintendent Frank DeFelice.

Quakertown Council worksession

Quakertown resident wants sidewalks at future site of Mattess Warehouse


A Quakertown Borough resident would like to see sidewalks included in the design plans when construction on Mattress Warehouse begins.

Upper Saucon Township board of supervisors meeting

Upper Saucon supervisors review appeal for new usage of Peppercorn club site


The Upper Saucon Township Board of Supervisors Monday evening reviewed and forwarded to the township's zoning hearing board an appeal for a special exception use from the new owner of the former Peppercorn Pub on Route 309 in Coopersburg.

Fire tears through first story of home

Fire rips through first story of home


A fire caused heavy damage to a home in Lehigh County.

ASD minority concerns

BASD directors remove one of their own from delegate post


The Bethlehem Area School Board removed Director Basilio Bonilla Jr. as the district's voting delegate to the Pennsylvania School Boards Association Delegate Assembly meeting on Monday night.

City Council approves new Reading Fire Chief

City Council approves new Reading Fire Chief


The Reading Fire Department officially has a new leader.

Woman remembers classmate Frein as she sends kids back

Woman remembers classmate Frein as she sends kids back

Students will head back to classes in the Pocono Mountain School District on Tuesday, which is a decision that left some parents nervous, but relieved.

Police ARL seek tips after dog found abandoned

Police, ARL seek tips after dog found abandoned


Reading police are searching for leads after a small dog was found abandoned, sealed in a plastic bag and left for dead.

Reading City Council meeting

Mayor refuses to sign water lease, Council to litigate


The Reading City Council voted unanimously tonight to authorize the initiation of litigation to require Mayor Vaughn Spencer to execute the Water Lease Agreement with the Reading Area Water Authority.

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