Latest Reading Eagle Stories

2008-07-25 15:00:00

By Don Spatz, Reading Eagle, Pa. Jul. 25--Greater Reading not only is at the crossroads of a rich variety of natural resources, it has local leadership that is collaborating to promote and protect those resources, the state's environmental czar said Thursday.

2008-07-23 12:01:06

By Rebecca Vandermeulen, Reading Eagle, Pa. Jul. 23--An Amity Township mother and educator hopes to open Berks County's first charter school, possibly in the former Monocacy Kindergarten Center along Route 724. Kimberly I.

2008-07-22 09:00:00

By Erin Negley, Reading Eagle, Pa. Jul. 22--The doctors whom Elaine M. Pratt sees and the breast cancer treatments she needs are only eight miles from her Temple home. But that's a long distance for a woman who is too ill to drive to appointments and has no family in Berks County.

2008-07-20 12:00:37

By Reading Eagle, Pa. Jul. 20--Electric customers who buy wind energy from a green supplier such as suburban Philadelphia's Community Energy learn they're not actually buying electricity from windmills, but renewable-energy credits.

2008-07-20 12:00:33

By Reading Eagle, Pa. Jul. 20--Editor's note: Honors graduates are signified as follows: ***with highest distinction; **with high distinction; *with distinction.

2008-07-20 12:00:23

By Reading Eagle, Pa. Jul. 20--Intel Corp. has rolled out a new batch of chips for laptops that promises longer battery life and better graphics-rendering abilities.

2008-07-20 09:00:35

By Reading Eagle, Pa. Jul. 20--Met-Ed already produces about 200 megawatts of its electric supply from two Pennsylvania wind farms, said company spokesman Steve Surgeoner. That is almost 10 percent of Met-Ed's total load.

2008-07-18 12:01:08

By Darrin Youker, Reading Eagle, Pa. Jul. 18--It's the middle of a blazing hot July, but John T. Bailey is already thinking about winter. Unlike many people fretting over the rising cost of home heating oil, Bailey is well insulated from the price of a barrel of crude.

2008-07-14 09:00:56

By David Mekeel, Reading Eagle, Pa. Jul. 14--You might remember what year the French and Indian War began, but chances are you don't know why it started. Beginning in the upcoming school year, students in the Gov. Mifflin School District will be expected to know both.

2008-07-12 09:00:00

By Rebecca Vandermeulen, Reading Eagle, Pa. Jul. 12--Although he's been an administrator for nearly two decades, Dr. Gary L. Otto hasn't fallen out of touch with what it's like to be a teacher. He believes that will help him in his new role as Daniel Boone School District superintendent.

Word of the Day
  • The parings of haberdine; also, any kind of fragments.
The word 'gubbings' is a variant of the word 'gobbon', meaning 'a portion, gobbet.'