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  • Oil-and-chip: More tar-and-feathering from readers

     
    According to my entirely unscientific poll, virtually nobody likes the oil-and-chip treatment applied to streets for longevity, despite the universal belief (as far as I know) among highway engineers and public-works directors that it truly is cost-...
  • Monday Morning Coffee: The Day After Irene.

     
    Good Monday Morning, Fellow Seekers. If you're one of the lucky Pennsylvanians who have electricity this Monday morning and you're reading this entry, then welcome, glad you made it through the storm all right. And if you don't have electricity......
  • Bally Sportsmen to host junior pheasant hunt

     
    Pennsylvania Game Commission Executive Director Carl G. Roe announced a Berks County sportsmen’s clubs has signed up to host junior pheasant hunt. Clubs throughout the state will share in about 1,800 pheasants the agency is providing for junior...
  • Is your doctor on this list of sanctioned professionals?

     
    The Pennsylvania Department of State recently released its monthly list of professionals who were sanctioned by their licensing boards. Here are the professionals who were disciplined from the Lehigh Valley and surrounding counties. Don't miss Thursday'...
  • Auctioneer George Jacob III surrenders license amid state probe

     
    I introduced you to Barto (Berks County) auctioneer George Jacob III earlier this year in a Watchdog column. One of his customers, Marian Strybuc of Pennsburg, called to tell me she hadn't been able to get her auction proceeds from......
  • #HBGFlooding Updates -- Full List of Closed Wastewater Treatment Plants.

     
    Good Friday Morning, Fellow Seekers. If you're a Capitol Ideas reader within the flood zones of Harrisburg and Wilkes-Barre, we hope you made it out of town with time to spare. As of 6 a.m., here's the latest information we......
  • Kate Gosselin caught speeding again

     
    Berks County mom Kate Gosselin got a ticket for speeding Sept. 9 when Pennsylvania State Police police said she was going 88 mph in a 65 mph zone. The ticket for the lead-footed mother of eight cosy $174. Kate who......
  • Is Kate Gosselin in danger of losing her license?

     
    On the heels of the news that Berks County mom Kate Gosselin got a ticket for speeding Sept. 9 when Pennsylvania State Police clocked her going 88 mph in a 65 mph zone, more traffic citations have turned up for......
  • Kids can enter PennDOT's Aviation Art contest

     
    Young artists are invited to draw a picture showing how aviation is important in their community in the 2011 Aviation Art contest held by Pennsyvania Department of Transportation's Bureau of Aviation. Through Oct. 14, children in first through fifth...
  • Would temporary traffic signals solve problem of Route 309 bridges?

     
    A number of people wrote in response to today's column on motorists ignoring the northbound-only traffic restriction on Route 309 in Heidelberg and North Whitehall townships, suggesting that temporary traffic signals at each bridge would safely accomodate...
  • Late Blight found in Greater Lehigh Valley

     
    Yesteday, we received a sample of tomato plants from Eastern Berks County that have late blight. Growers who have tomatoes in high tunnels may want to protect their crop with fungicides. The tomatoes in home gardens are pretty much finished......