Beth Brelje, The Reading Eagle

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The Reading Eagle

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Past articles by Beth:

Taking stock of housing in Berks: low supply, high demand

Planners are trying to figure out how to change that; one builder says lower property taxes and costs associated with improvements → Read More

Study suggests 9 ways to improve Pennsylvania's milk market

Legislation sponsored by Berks lawmaker directed the Legislative Budget and Finance Committee to conduct the study. → Read More

Reading considers future of Egelman and Bernhart dams

Both are considered a high risk by the Department of Environmental Protection. → Read More

Toxins linger in Hereford Township from long-ago environmental sins

1,200 barrels of poison; $70 million clean up; 50-years seeping into groundwater; it's not over yet → Read More

Special election set to replace state Sen. Mike Folmer

Folmer recently resigned over child pornography charges. → Read More

Bernville couple named Farmer of the Year by Berks County Conservation District

Bite of Berks scholarship event offers accolades for protecting the environment. → Read More

16th and Haak Elementary gets makeover during the Wells Fargo Day of Caring

Inside, outside, up and down with more 150 volunteers pitching in from the bank and the community → Read More

Reading apartments offer a free meal and groceries to the needy

Life Impact Mobile Food Pantry partners with Jamestown Village Apartments to offer the service, which will take place Saturdays at noon. Diners do not have to live in the apartments to access the service. → Read More

West Reading Fall Festival: 'There's a lot of energy out there'

Thousands of attendees line Penn Avenue for food, art and services → Read More

DEP wants Reading to drain, not remove, Bernhart Dam, city official says

City Council will decide what to do with the dam after it's drained. → Read More

State Sen. David G. Argall pays a visit to Spring Township

A tour of a business, food bank and a chat with township officials make for an illuminating visit for the Schuylkill County Republican. → Read More

Conestoga Landfill trial against Berks County has substantial financial implications

The 2016 suit claims the landfill's owner should be excused from paying Berks fees under a contract the company considers void, and that Berks should reimburse the company millions. → Read More

Berks Nature plans to make Angelica Creek Park more accessible

A trail suited for wheelchair users will link to an existing boardwalk at the Reading facility. → Read More

United Way of Berks County sets fundraising goal at $10.9 million

The annual campaign kicks off with a day of volunteer work. → Read More

Sunoco Mariner East 2 Pipeline gets criticism, support during forum at Twin Valley Middle School

Pipeline opponents on panel hear from union pipeline workers. → Read More

55 dogs seized from unlicensed breeding operation near Berks

The animals were found near Bowmansville in unsanitary conditions, many with untreated medical conditions, the Pa. Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals says. → Read More

Nolde Forest needs nearly $1 million, supporters of the Berks park say during tour

Maintenance and improvement projects will cost about $900,000, part of $100 million statewide sought by a foundation in support of Gov. Tom Wolf's Restore Pennsylvania plan. → Read More

Power play: Blue Marsh Dam again eyed for electric production

Hydroelectric developers want to study facility's potential for producing power. → Read More

Truck traffic is already a point of contention in Boyertown. A potential landfill expansion would make it worse

Modifying Rolling Hills Landfill would nearly double traffic, but the matter still hangs in the balance. → Read More

Sunoco fined $313,000 for Mariner East 2 Pipeline construction violations

More than 80 violations and $13 million in penalties have been leveled during the entire project. → Read More