Map of Berks County, Pennsylvania, United States with township and municipal boundaries (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
A residential development proposed for Washington Township has hit a snag because of recent changes to the water and sewer plans.
Developer Richard Mingey wants to build a 772-unit community on 225 acres just outside of Bally on the southeast side of the Route 100 and Kutztown Road intersection, extending to the west side of Schwenkfelder Road.
The problem arose at a planned residential development hearing before the township supervisors Tuesday. Attorney Amy Good objected that the plans before the board do not reflect the sewer and water service change: from municipal to on-site.
Map of Berks County, Pennsylvania, United States Public School Districts (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Board closes 5 schools, lays off 231 employees, raises taxes for first time in nearly a decade!
By the slimmest of margins, the Reading SchoolBoard passed a 2012-13 budget Wednesday night that includes more than 200 layoffs, the closing of five schools and the district’s first tax increase in nearly a decade.The $220.5 million spending plan, as well as a 2.8 percent property tax increase, passed by a vote of 5-4.
The vote brought to an end an extremely difficult budget process, which saw the board and administrators try to close a more than $40 million gap in the budget. In the end, the gap was closed to just over $14 million, which will be filled with a large portion of the district’s reserve funds.
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POTTSTOWN, PA — Pottstown police released details of Tuesday night’s stabbing on Queen Street that left a Pottstown woman hospitalized, including confirmation that the woman was found lying in the street where she apparently collapsed after being stabbed, police said.
Lissette Lopez, 42, was inside her residence at 685 Queen St., watching television in her bedroom when she was assaulted shortly before 11 p.m., according to investigators.
Pottstown Detective Cpl. Barry Grimm said a police officer was in the area at the time the stabbing was reported to police and was able to make it to the scene very soon after the call came in. The incident was initially dispatched as a “possible domestic,” and responding officers found Lopez in the street having suffered from stab wounds. Grimm said Lopez’s juvenile daughter and a third party, her daughter’s friend, were outside with her.
Grimm said the woman was conscious at the scene and transported by Goodwill Ambulance to Reading Hospital and Medical Center.