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Past articles by Mike:

Food stamp cuts coming at a tough time for thousands of families in Berks

“There are low-income working parents who were barely getting by before (on SNAP benefits), and now will need our help,” he said. → Read More

Pilgrimage at Alvernia shows off university’s campus and history

The sisters spoke about how they continue to serve people at schools, orphanages, hospitals, and retreat houses through the U.S. → Read More

Historic Reading building will soon have wheelchair accessibility

An architectural gem in Reading is about to become much more accessible to the entire community. → Read More

Kurt Geishauser seeking election as judge in Berks

The Exeter Township attorney will cross-file in the May primary. → Read More

Shillington man sentenced to state prison for strangling his mother

Ezra Weitzel had been convicted of strangulation, simple assault and making terroristic threats. → Read More

Berks farmer is among the Pennsylvania veterans turning to agriculture

Charles Lafferty splits his days between the National Guard and farming. → Read More

Red Creek Wildlife Center reopens after fire and has big plans for this year

Schuylkill County nonprofit is again accepting wildlife in need. → Read More

Reading man sentenced to 15 to 30 years in state prison for shooting another man

The victim was driving his car when he was shot, investigators say. → Read More

Alvernia University and Fulton Bank expand partnership to help students

The bank pledges a total of $300,000 over five years for support and mentors for the O’Pake Institute for Economic Development and Entrepreneurship. → Read More

Wyomissing attorney named interim treasurer for Berks

Socrates J. Georgeadis will serve in the role until a new treasurer takes office in 2024. → Read More

Black History Month program will focus on how to improve communities

Black History Month program will focus on how to improve communities → Read More

New Berks County commissioner chosen [Update]

Her term will begin after she is sworn in during a ceremony next Tuesday afternoon. → Read More

Sen. Schwank opens new office in western Berks

The Ruscombmanor Township Democrat seeks to better serve new western Berks constituents in her reconfigured district. → Read More

Justin Bodor seeking election as judge in Berks

“I understand the important role judges play in our legal system because I am in the courtroom almost everyday,” the candidate for judge says. → Read More

Opportunity House hires officer for newly created position

The new role will be important as the nonprofit evolves, officials said. → Read More

As Super Bowl nears, one Eagles loyalist from Berks sees fandom from all sides

Passion for your team can have pros and cons, a Wyomissing psychologist says. → Read More

Berks veteran laid to rest in national cemetery with help from nonprofit

A Vietnam veteran receives military honors during Indiantown Gap Cemetery service. → Read More

A few hardy souls get some sun and camaraderie during a chilly Winter Wellness Walk in Berks

“You just have to bundle up and walk fast,” she said. → Read More

Berks man found guilty of assaulting police officer in Caernarvon Township

The Caernarvon Township officer was knocked unconscious during the attack. → Read More

Jill Scheidt seeking election as judge in Berks

“Protecting children from harm and providing them with an opportunity to grow and thrive are efforts about which I am very passionate,” Scheidt said. → Read More