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Berks County

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  • A honey of a brew: Pair opens Allentown's first meadery

    It's one of the oldest fermented beverages in the world, but until recently many people had never even heard of mead. Now the ancient drink, which was mentioned in "Beowulf" and found in Egyptian tombs, has come to Allentown. In January, Greg Heller-...
  • Here are the latest doctors, nurses, barbers, real estate agents and other professionals sanctioned by state boards

    These disciplinary and licensing actions were announced recently (July 7) by Pennsylvania's licensing boards against professionals who live and work in the Lehigh Valley area. The information is taken verbatim from the PA Department of State's website,...
  • Sandhill crane spotted in Trexlertown

    Trexlertown doesn't just draw cyclists from all over the world. The home to the world-renowned Valley Preferred Cycling Center is also making some area news for birders. For the second straight year, a sandhill crane has been a verified visitor to the...
  • Goats helping Hawk Mountain take bite out of weeds

    Hawk Mountain Sanctuary hired some new workers last month and, like a lot of summer help, they are getting low wages — $1 per day. In an attempt to rid Hawk Mountain of a noxious weed called Japanese stiltgrass, the sanctuary has been leasing goats...
  • Police use of radar keeps motorists safe

    This is a response to Paul Carpenter's column, "Police radar proposal is about money, not traffic safety." I have been a cop for more than 37 years, 32 with a large suburban New Jersey police department. Radar is used by municipal police in every state...
  • Lawmakers scramble on child immigration

    — Questions continue to swirl around the young immigrants flooding across the border, forcing congressmen to scramble for scarce details, including information on the children's whereabouts. On Tuesday, Lehigh Valley Congressman Charlie Dent is...
  • Green PennDOT service trucks still towing strong

    Q: Driving Route 22 every day from Bethlehem to west Allentown, I have noticed that the PennDOT Highway Service Patrol vehicles have been a welcome addition to aid motorists. However, nowhere on the trucks is a phone number. On numerous occasions I have...
  • Signals planned at Schantz Road and Routes 222 and 863

    Q: According to a recent Morning Call article, temporary traffic lights will be installed on Route 222 where it meets Schantz Road, and where it meets Route 863 just to the east. Why would the lights be temporary? There is no doubt that a safety upgrade...
  • Obama administration acts to ease immigration legal crunch at border

    Obama administration acts to ease immigration legal crunch at border
    Facing pressure to address a widening crisis on the Southwest border, the Obama administration announced new measures Friday to detain, process and ultimately deport the growing numbers of Central American children and families who already are...
  • Lehigh nail salon among businesses, professionals sanctioned by state licensing boards

     
    These disciplinary and licensing actions were announced recently (June 3) by Pennsylvania's licensing boards against businesses and professionals in the Lehigh Valley area. The information is taken verbatim from the PA Department of State's website, where...
  • Bethlehem real estate agent, Emmaus social worker among professionals sanctioned by state

     
    These disciplinary and licensing actions were announced recently (May 9) by Pennsylvania's licensing boards against professionals who live and work in the Lehigh Valley area. The information is taken verbatim from the PA Department of State's website,...