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Posts published in “Day: May 23, 2018”

NFL policy: Players on field shall stand for anthem

The NFL has adopted a new policy that calls for all team and league personnel on the field to “stand and show respect for the flag and the Anthem.” In response, the National Football League Players Association says it was not consulted.
Source: Channel 6 ABC Affiliate PA

Montgomery County mom and baby in Texas coming home after premature birth

A Montgomery County family will soon be back together, following a long and unexpected separation.
Source: Channel 6 ABC Affiliate PA

Big Apple Circus in Northeast Philadelphia until June 24

The Big Apple Circus and its famous big top are in town at the Philadelphia Mills Mall in Northeast Philadelphia.
Source: Channel 6 ABC Affiliate PA

AccuWeather: Beautiful next two days

Meteorologist Adam Joseph says after a a couple of really nice days, the weekend turns unsettled and very humid.
Source: Channel 6 ABC Affiliate PA

Mysterious explosion-like sounds reported in Upper Bucks County

People who live in a normally quiet area of Upper Bucks County have been reporting hearing loud booms and feeling the ground shift early in the overnight hours.
Source: Channel 6 ABC Affiliate PA

300 students across the region recognized by the Anti Defamation League.

They pledged to promote respect in their community by taking part in the No Place for Hate program.
Source: Channel 6 ABC Affiliate PA

Crash slows traffic on Atlantic City Expressway in Winslow Twp., N.J.

First responders are on the scene of a crash on the Atlantic City Expressway in Winslow Township.
Source: Channel 6 ABC Affiliate PA

Single-lane roundabout opens at 222 & 662, Richmond Township

A new single-lane roundabout opened overnight May 21 at the intersection of US 222/Kutztown Road and PA 662/Moselem Springs Road in Richmond Township.

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation noted that the new traffic patterns were originally scheduled for May 17, but were postponed until May 21 due to inclement weather.

Source: Berkscounty

8 students awarded Fools' Run scholarships to attend Kutztown University

Eight students promising and deserving students from high schools in northeast Berks County received scholarships from the Kutztown Area Optimist Club to attend Kutztown University in the fall. The scholarships are generated through proceeds from the Kutztown Fools’ Run. The event features a 10-mile and 5K run and a two-mile walk, and has generated more than $250,000 in scholarships since its inception in 1989.

Source: Berkscounty

Fleetwood May Students of the Month

Daniel Jablonski

Daniel is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Jablonski of Blandon. Daniel will be attending Penn State University to acquire a degree in electrical engineering and start a career in the engineering field. Daniel has been involved in the following clubs/activities at Fleetwood Area High School: Soccer, Youth Leadership Conference, Marching Band, Jazz Band, Pit Orchestra, and Concert Band.

Source: Berkscounty

Clay on Main announces 'Around the Ancient World' Summer Camp

This summer, kids between the ages 6 to 12 can spend five days learning, playing and creating in Clay on Main’s ceramics studio. The camp runs from July 30 to August 3, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. “We have this great facility that we want to share with the community. A summer camp gives us a chance to spend some focused time with a group of young people and really explore through art.

Source: Berkscounty

Senate approves legislation addressing standardized tests, technical education

The Senate approved two measures this week sponsored by Senator Ryan Aument (R-36) that would study the effectiveness of standardized testing in schools and improve certification requirements for vocational teachers.

Senate Resolution 322 would direct the Legislative Budget & Finance Committee (LBFC) to study the effectiveness of standardized testing, including the Keystone Exams and SATs, and their use as indicators of student academic achievement.

Source: Berkscounty

Caltagirone: PUC order directing consumer utility credits is welcome

House Consumer Affairs Committee Democratic Chairman Tom Caltagirone said today that the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission’s order directing utility suppliers to pass along industry tax reductions to their customers is welcome news for families and seniors across the state.

The order requires a “negative surcharge” or monthly credit on customer bills for 17 major electric, natural gas, water and wastewater utilities, totaling more than $320 million per year.

Source: Berkscounty