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Past articles by Jim:

5 years into the spotted lanternfly invasion

The insect fluttered around her garden, a strange, pretty bug with mottled red, tan and gray wings, and Piper Sherburne admired its beauty. → Read More

The spotted lanternfly may be on the wane in Berks

Approaching the fifth anniversary of the Asian invader's arrival in the county, sightings are rapidly dwindling. → Read More

A slimy invader: Berks and the state try to stop snakehead, aka frankenfish

Muhlenberg Township teen plans to mount the one he caught with a bow and arrow. → Read More

State requires haulers to get permits in fight against spotted lanternfly

It's meant to hinder the spread of the sap-sucking insect while researchers seek ways to eradicate it → Read More

Veterans star in WWII Weekend show

Crowd seeks autographs, listen to stories of those who fought in the conflict. → Read More

Schuylkill River Sojourn stops in Reading to honor one of its scouts

Paddlers, friends remember late kayak veteran who once guided them past a rough spot now named → Read More

For Reading's Noe Cabello, hard work pays off

The first Latino valedictorian at Reading High School, now a third-year med student, will be studying at Reading Hospital for a year. → Read More

Reading Hospital welcomes Drexel med students

Ten are among the first class of Drexel students who will will spend an entire year at the hospital, which recently became a teaching affiliate of Drexel's medical school. → Read More

Dan Meuser tours Berks dairy farm in fact-finding visit

Freshman congressman talks to farmers at three stops during daylong agriculture swing through two counties. → Read More

In Robesonia, fallen soldiers are honored at pre-Memorial Day ceremony

They grew up in Robesonia, and around Memorial Day each year Vernon Bright, 88, an Army veteran, and his wife Patsy, 87, go to a small park in their → Read More

Casey says he'll 'closely' watch MediaNews Group's purchase of Reading Eagle Company assets

He was one of 21 U.S. senators who signed a scathing letter urging the hedge fund to drop hostile takeover of Gannett → Read More

For Conrad Weiser students, the polls offered a peek at their future

Six seniors assist with voting machines during Tuesday's primary, eager to cast ballots themselves → Read More

In Wyomissing, postcards put their stamp on the past

You can't touch Pat Shelton's postcards of Coney Island. They're not for sale, a valuable part of her private collection. Not valuable, as in rare; t → Read More

Memorial garden planted for Berks couple killed in crash

The Mifflin Branch of the YMCA unveils honor for volunteers Joyce and Dennis Keffer. → Read More

Not forgotten: A lifetime passion for music

Helen E. Murdock passed away on May 2, 2019. → Read More

Reading hotel employees rescue baby opossums after their mother was hit by a train

Nine babies were taken to the Red Creek Wildlife Center near Schuylkill Haven for treatment. → Read More

On Mother's Day, residents at Berks Heim celebrate the joy of motherhood

Her mother always liked geraniums. Red and fragrant, they filled a flower bed at her Muhlenberg Township home. It gave Deb White, her daughter, an id → Read More

Tree of heaven, a spotted lanternfly favorite, is named Pennsylvania's newest noxious weed

The Asian tree, Ailanthus altissima, has earned its new designation in part because of its meal appeal to the sap-sucking pest that recently started to hatch in Berks. → Read More

Hope grows in lanternfly-killing fungi found near Berks fruit farm

A batch of dead lanternfiles on trees of heaven near the Angora Fruit Farm in Lower Alsace excites researchers. → Read More

Pottstown residents talk about crime with police chief

The community needs to forge connections with youths, several residents urge. → Read More