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PASSHE Chancellor Frank Brogan announces retirement

From Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education|

Hamburg Board hires Christopher Beissel as HS assistant principal

On July 17, the Hamburg Area School Board hired an assistant principal for the high school and put the wheels in motion to create a policy dealing with nepotism. ...

By Arch Kurtz For Digital First Media|


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    Roller Derby Rockstars will host kickoff of blood drive series tour in Lower Pottsgrove

    LOWER POTTSGROVE >> Roller derby players have been sustaining bloody injuries for as long as the contact sport has been around, but now, it’s the public’s turn to shed some blood in a lot less painful way and for a good cause. The Roller Derby Rockstars will be holding a blood drive next week to kickoff the “Make ’Em Bleed” roller derby blood drive series in partnership with the

    By Michael Sneff|

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    Amity Police investigate thefts from mailboxes

    AMITY >> Amity Police are conducting an investigation after a mail theft was reported on July 4.

    By Marian Dennis @MarianDennis1 on Twitter|

  • Entertainment

    WEEKEND FUN GRAB BAG: WWE Battle Royal, Beer for a Cause, Moth Maddness and more

    Check out our top picks for fun things to do this week in the Philadephia region.

    By Brian Bingaman @brianbingaman on Twitter|

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    OPINION: Pipeline editorial raises valid concerns

    You correctly noted many of the valid concerns of residents along the proposed route of the Mariner East II pipeline in your recent editorial. In particular, you mentioned a school that is a “stone’s throw” away from the pipeline. In fact, that private school is only seven feet away from the pipeline and is one of 40 public and private schools along the route within the blast radius.


  • Events

    Turn back the hands of time at ‘Step Back in Time Day’ July 30

    Everything from old-time sports to vintage music will have you travelling back in time at the annual Step Back in Time Day set for Sunday, July 30, from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Located at the Berks County Heritage Center, this special event offers educational fun for everyone.

    The Berks County Heritage Center|

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    WELCOME TO MY WORLD: Autograph books, then and now

    If you were a teenager in the ’50s, you probably had an autograph book. It was a 4-by-6-inch leather booklet, the cover reading “Autographs” printed in gold, with blank pages inside. In this booklet, which girls mainly kept, we’d ask our friends and family to sign. Some added a silly verse, such as, “Some write for pleasure, Some write for fame, But all I can do, Is write my name.” Others might write a personal note, like, “To my best friend,...

    By Carole Christman Koch Columnist|

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    Two Allstate agency owners earn $2,000 in grants for Tulpehocken Baseball Club

    Two Allstate agency owners Michael Greene, West Lawn, and Toni Van Horn, Bernville, recently came together to secure $2,000 from The Allstate Foundation Helping Hands in the Community grant program. The grants will support the Tulpehocken Baseball Club’s mission to provide baseball and softball learning opportunities for the youth of Tulpehocken.

    The Allstate Foundation|

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    Hamburg Item Community Calendar July 27

    Submit to Calendar: E-mail event listings to Note Hamburg-Item Calendar in e-mail subject.


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    Tri Valley YMCA hosts 70th Anniversary Celebration, YMCA Advocacy Day

    The Tri Valley Branch of the YMCA of Reading & Berks County, located at 607 Crisscross Road in Fleetwood, will host its 70th Anniversary Celebration, along with YMCA Advocacy Day from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Aug. 12. This day will be focused on displaying the variety of programs the YMCA has to offer.

    Tri Valley YMCA|

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    Tilden Township Police investigate fatal July 8 crash

    Tilden Township Police are investigating a fatal motor vehicle crash that occurred sometime overnight and was discovered by a passerby at about 7:14 a.m. on July 8.

    Lisa Mitchell

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