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PennDOT Highlights Progress on Public-Private Bridge Partnership

Harrisburg, PA – There are 390 bridges complete and open to traffic with 50 under construction in the state’s public-private partnership (P3) for bridges, the Rapid Bridge Replacement project, Pennsyl
Source: bctv

Consumer Reports: How Facebook tracks your activity across the web

In the wake of the data scandal, Facebook users are wondering just how much the social media network really knows about them. And the answer? A lot.
Source: Channel 6 ABC Affiliate PA

Local runner from Narvon wins Garden Spot Village Half Marathon

Jeremy Dovin, 14, of Narvon, finished first in the Garden Spot Village Half Marathon on Saturday, April 14, with a time of 1:20:18. This was Jeremy’s second win at Garden Spot Village. He won 3rd place in 2017 with a time of 1:23:11. He returned this year, determined to beat his previous time and take first place.


Source: Berkscounty

Community Homeschool Players, Morgantown performs 'Cinderella' May 4 and 5

Community Homeschool Players will perform “Cinderella” on May 4 and 5 at Conestoga Mennonite Church in Morgantown.

A group of home-schooled theater enthusiasts from the Community Homeschoolers’ Learning Group in Morgantown, has been in existence since 2003 with many productions.

“This year proves to be hilarious with Cinderella written by Sally Netzel published by Dramatic Publishing Co.


Source: Berkscounty

Chester County farm planting project for the hungry – volunteers needed

The Knights of Columbus and St. Elizabeth’s parish are hosting a farm project to help feed the hungry of Chester County on Saturday, April 28, from 9 a.m. to noon. The Knights are looking for volunteers to plant potatoes. Last year families, friends and many members of the community helped to harvest 1,800 pounds of potatoes in the fall, but it all starts with the spring planting.


Source: Berkscounty

Police commissioner apologizes to men arrested in Philadelphia Starbucks

The commissioner of the Philadelphia Police Department has apologized to the two men arrested in a Center City Starbucks last week, and said he “failed miserably” in his messaging after the incident.
Source: Channel 6 ABC Affiliate PA

Chester County resident honored with Lifetime Conservation Leadership Award

The Pennsylvania Land Trust Association (PALTA) recently honored D. Andrew “Andy” Pitz with the Lifetime Conservation Leadership Award. Pitz received the award at the annual Pennsylvania Land Conservation Conference, held this year at The Desmond in Chester County.

A key leader and thinker within the conservation community, Pitz has spent his entire professional career working to permanently protect Pennsylvania’s natural resources.


Source: Berkscounty

Tri County Community Calendar April 24

Submit events about 10 days in advance of publication date to lmitchell@berksmontnews.com. Note Tri County Record Calendar.

April 26

Eastern Berks GOP: 7:30 p.m. at the Oley Ambulance building, 2 Lynx Dr. Oley. Guest speaker is Rep. Mark Gillen. Everyone invited.

April 26

New Holland Area Woman’s Club Fashion Show: Shady Maple, 129 Toddy Drive, East Earl.


Source: Berkscounty

FDA advisors OK marijuana-based drug for childhood seizures

FDA advisors today voted unanimously to approve a marijuana-based drug for childhood seizures, moving a step closer to first legal marijuana-based medicine
Source: Channel 6 ABC Affiliate PA

2 men arrested at Philadelphia Starbucks speak out

The two black men who were arrested at a Center City Philadelphia Starbucks last week and accused of trespassing say they were there for a business meeting that they hoped would change their lives.
Source: Channel 6 ABC Affiliate PA