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Palmerton’s Walters medals at states

Nataly Walters has been making waves all season. The Palmerton freshman made another big splash on Friday. Walters continued her tremendous spring with a seventh-place finish in the Class 2A long jump at the PIAA Track and Field Championships. “I really amazed myself,” said Walters. “I’m really happy about what...

Order Stoke Sticks at Stoke Coal Fire Pizza

Call them fries, call them edible Jenga—the house-made Stoke Sticks (polenta fries) at Stoke Coal Fire Pizza are a must-order. “Polenta is synonymous with Italy,” says Executive Chef Abe Lopez. “We always try to innovate, so this is our play on soft, cheesy polenta.”. Lopez explains...

Perkiomen Valley’s Washington, Boyertown’s Miller earn podium finishes in shot put at PIAA Championships

SHIPPENSBURG >> Two senior shot put standouts from the Pioneer Athletic Conference took home medals at the PIAA Track and Field Championships Friday at Shippensburg after spending the majority of their high school careers growing together as throwers. Perkiomen Valley’s Ronde Washington followed up on his gold medal-winning performance at...
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PECO: No gas service at Pottstown explosion site

POTTSTOWN — The question which hangs over the tragic explosion at two homes on Hale Street Thursday continues to be top of mind: “What caused it?”. Social media posts have been relentless at speculating about the cause. We have at least been able to disprove the theory that it was caused by a plane crashing into the home, which got some early traction as facts were still being gathered.

Kayaker dies following Delaware River rescue

A kayaker has died after being rescued Sunday from the Delaware River in New Hope. New Hope Police Chief Michael Cummings said Jonathan Gentile died Tuesday evening. He had been taken to St. Mary Medical Center, where his father, James, is employed as a nurse. Father and son were kayaking together on Sunday when Jonathan’s kayak overturned after the pair went over the rapids, Cummings said.
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West Point grad was killed in Afghanistan

Attorney Joseph “Jay” Jones remembered taking his son, Jason B. Jones, to view the wreckage of the World Trade Center in March 2002. The site was still smoldering, emergency personnel were still working, and families continued to remember their lost loved ones by leaving photos, notes and flowers.

Palmer emergency responders put their lives on the line, and we thank them for it | Turkeys & Trophies

Nobody likes paying taxes. But if you want good schools, reliable roads, police coverage and other essential services, you have to pay your share. Not only did Monroe County veterinarian Karin Breitlauch and her sister, Linda Breitlauch, fail to pay taxes – they withheld four years’ worth of payroll taxes for their employees, but never sent the funds to the government. When the employees went to collect Social Security, there was no record of their contributions. The veterinarian and her comptroller sister were sent to federal prison for a year and ordered to pay $2.5 million in restitution. It’s a shame the law-abiding employees suffered at the hands of this scheme. Hopefully others considering a similar plan will think twice before risking prison time and their employees’ financial futures.

After The Explosion: 5 Dead, 2 Injured, Investigation Continues

POTTSTOWN PA – Law enforcement and emergency investigators are unlikely to announce until sometime next week the cause of a devastating Thursday (May 26, 2022) night explosion at 453 Hale St. in the borough. It killed five people and seriously injured two others, according a Pottstown Police Department statement.
Lancaster Farming

Busy Young Man Is Winging Toward an Ag Career

QUAKERTOWN, Pa. — When he graduated from Quakertown High School in June of last year, Nathan Kooker had no question about what he wanted to do next. Quakertown has no agriculture program and no FFA chapter. Kooker never joined 4-H, nor did he grow up on a farm, but nonetheless, Kooker headed to Delaware Valley University as an animal science major. He’s on a track that he expects will lead to veterinary school, where he plans to focus on avian species.
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Openings & Closings: Business happenings in our area

Bethlehem's Back Door Bakeshop will reopen as a wholesale operation at 7 E. Church St. in the city's historic district. The business was open for nine years as a retail outlet at Broad and Center streets, before announcing in March that it would close the storefront April 3 and "go back to its origins as a wholesale business."

Memorial Day events in Northampton County

The Veterans Affairs office encourages our residents throughout Northampton County to remember the importance of Memorial Day. Memorial Day is a time for remembering and honoring those who have died in our nation’s wars. It serves as a reminder to honor, respect and remember the men and women who have valiantly fought for and served this incredible country and made the ultimate sacrifice.

Motorcyclist hurt after going ‘over 100 mph,’ crashing

MUSKEGON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — A motorcyclist is hurt after they drove away from a traffic stop going “over 100 miles per hour” and crashed in Holland Township Saturday morning. Around 9 a.m., an officer with the Muskegon Township Police Department pulled over a motorcycle for an...

Whitemarsh Memorial Park Hosts 62nd Annual Memorial Day Service

The public is invited to Whitemarsh Memorial Park (1169 Limekiln Pike,. Amber) to recognize the service of our nation’s veterans and remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice at the park’s 62nd annual Memorial Day, which will be held without restrictions this year. Whitemarsh Memorial Park will have...
Norristown Times Herald

‘Like an ocean of house … filled the street’: Neighbors describe Pottstown home explosion

POTTSTOWN — Residents living near the site of a house that exploded Thursday night on Hale Street were coming to terms Friday with what had happened. “I woke up this morning … you know how some people say they forget until it hits them. It wasn’t like that at all. I opened my eyes and I was just like ‘oh my god. This is my reality,’” said Pottstown resident Rebecca Scott.