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  • Lower Macungie's open space borrowing could have complications

    Lower Macungie's open space borrowing could have complications
    Lower Macungie commissioners, looking to borrow money to preserve land and pay for other township projects, are finding that taking out a bond could be more complicated than they expected. Commissioners, who have been discussing the possibility of...
  • East Penn School Board defends budget that calls for 3.8 percent tax hike

    East Penn School Board defends budget that calls for 3.8 percent tax hike
    Before voting Monday for a proposed final 2015-16 budget with a 3.78 percent tax increase, several East Penn school directors defended the budget process against criticism that the district should have worked harder to practice austerity. School Director...
  • Fee-only financial advisers are different from fee-based

    After a recent column on questions to ask a new financial adviser, I heard from several readers. Some had questions about where to find a fee-based adviser of their own. And one was a fee-based adviser herself, who gave me a little free advice: Draw...
  • Farmer's Fridge expanding healthy-food vending business

     Farmer's Fridge expanding healthy-food vending business
    Where better than a hospital complex to test demand for healthier fare? Farmer's Fridge is bringing three of its salad-filled vending machines to Northwestern Memorial Hospital. It is the Chicago company's latest effort to reach local diners looking...
  • City school board considers new charters

    City school board considers new charters
    The Baltimore city school board is considering applications to open or expand charter schools, even as questions are debated about funding levels for the ones it currently has. Five programs, including three new schools, were reviewed by the school board...
  • Gloucester boards wait for answers for decision on local funding

    Superintendent of Schools Walter Clemons gave the Gloucester County School Board a tentative date Tuesday night to officially adopt a final version of the division's fiscal year 2016 spending plan next week. By that time, the division is hoping to have an...
  • Regents Chief Says Budget Cuts Hurt Public Higher Education

    Regents Chief Says Budget Cuts Hurt Public Higher Education
    HARTFORD — Leaders of the state colleges and universities system worry about the academic integrity of their institutions if budget cuts proposed for the next fiscal year take effect, according to Gregory W. Gray, president of the state Board of...
  • Creation of minimum security facility considered

    Creation of minimum security facility considered
    The creation of a minimum security facility has been discussed as a possible solution to the steadily increasing inmate population at the Carroll County Detention Center. Sheriff Jim DeWees and Warden George Hardinger said the commissioners need to...
  • Pension ruling also undercuts Rauner budget, raises pressure for tax hike

    Pension ruling also undercuts Rauner budget, raises pressure for tax hike
    The Illinois Supreme Court's decision to strike down a landmark pension law also blew up Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner's budget plan and put pressure on him and the Democratic-led legislature to swiftly increase taxes to resolve state government's...
  • Stocks whipsawed by rising bond yields

    Stocks whipsawed by rising bond yields
    Most people don't attend dress rehearsals so they can figure out how a play might be enacted later. But in these unusual times, the sharp volatility of the stock market lately may be helpful to observe if you want to make sense of the wild swings that...
  • Denied State Funding, Vernon Shelter May Close

    Denied State Funding, Vernon Shelter May Close
    VERNON — A second homeless shelter may have to close after the state denied funding for the next fiscal year, but state and local officials offered differing reasons. Leaders of the Tri-Town Shelter in Vernon are doing all they can to maintain the...