Map of Berks County, Pennsylvania, United States with township and municipal boundaries (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
The closing date for Titus Station, the coal-powered electrical plant in Cumru Township, has been moved up to Sept. 1, David Gaier, spokesman for the East Region of NRG Energy Inc., Princeton, N.J., said Wednesday.
The plant’s previous owner, GenOn Energy Inc., announced in March 2012 that it would shutter the plant in 2015.
NRG Energy took over Titus Dec. 14 when it merged with GenOn Energy.
Gaier said the plant was initially going to be closed because of the millions of dollars it would cost to make the coal-powered plant comply with recent federal Environmental Protection Agency regulations.
United States Postal Service mail processing facilities in Altoona, Erie, Greensburg, Lancaster, New Castle, Reading, Scranton, Washington and Williamsport, as well as the Southeastern operation are slated to close.
People have forgotten about the devastation caused by September’s flooding in various parts of Pennsylvania. Here is a good example of the where things are five months later!
Redner’s Warehouse Market will not reopen in the Mark Plaza, Edwardsville, Pa., a spokesman said Tuesday.
The store was under water in September when the Susquehanna River crested at 42.66 feet and has been closed since the flooding.
“Due to it being in a known flood zone, it was cost prohibitive for us to reopen the store,” said Redner’s spokesman Eric White. “The lease has been terminated for that location and we will not be rebuilding or relocating our store in the Mark Plaza.”
The store had been in the Mark Plaza for more than 10 years. Mr. White said Redner’s has not chosen a new location, but customers who have suggestions can send them through its website at http://www.Rednersmarkets.com
Our good friends over at Save Pottstown!! have brought a recent epidemic to light that we feel is important information for the taxpayers and law-abiding citizens of Pottstown to be made aware of. The problem is an over-zealous 6th Ward resident(s) has plastered Save Rupert flyers on any stationary object they can find.
Save Pottstown’s research found that posting these flyers is illegal in the Borough of Pottstown. Secondly, these flyers also include Franklin School on them. However, as Save Pottstown discovered, these flyers are thankfully NOT in the North End. I live near Franklin School and have not seen any and please don’t pollute our neighborhood with them.
The hysteria and inability to make a rational decision about keeping 5 old school buildings is beyond comprehension. People are not moving to Pottstown in droves because of neighborhood schools. Instead, they move to other school districts all around Pottstown with more modern facilities. Mr. Hylton’s own “figures” show that PSD enrollment is down and staff is up so why is he so hell-bent on keeping all these old buildings? The mother of all $64,000 questions!
To read Save Pottstown’s excellent analysis, click here: