RSS Feed from The Phoenix Reporter and Item: http://www.phoenixvillenews.com The latest news from The Phoenix Reporter and Item: http://www.phoenixvillenews.com website: all stories http://www.phoenixvillenews.com The Phoenix Reporter and Item Tue, 16 Sep 2014 21:32:18 -0400 60 <![CDATA[An open letter to Rep. Milne: Expedite Rapps Dam Road bridge repair]]> Dear Mr. Milne,

In light of your recent touting of the transportation bill and what it has done for our region, I would like to call your attention to an urgent local matter that has impacted much of your constituency but has not gotten much attention from Harrisburg.

Regarding the repair of the Rapps Dam Road covered bridge in East Pikeland Township - your office staff advised me that the project to repair the damaged bridge will not be completed until December of this year.

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Tue, 02 Sep 2014 14:17:27 -0400 2014-09-02T14:17:27-04:00 2014-09-02T14:17:29-04:00
<![CDATA[Investing in Pre-K will help reduce crime]]> To the editor:

The passage of the 2014-15 state budget included an important funding increase for future crime prevention - a $10 million increase for PA Pre-K Counts.

What does Pre-K have to do with crime prevention?

Considering that approximately 70 percent of our nation's state prison population failed to receive a high school diploma, education is a pivotal factor between incarceration and productive citizenship.

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Thu, 31 Jul 2014 23:48:56 -0400 2014-07-31T23:48:56-04:00 2014-07-31T23:49:00-04:00
<![CDATA[Searching for a long-lost friend from Denmark]]> To the editor:

I am writing to you from Denmark on behalf of my 82-year-old mother, Kirsten Laigaard.

My mother lives in a nursing home close to Copenhagen. She has lived there since 2007, when a stroke put an end to an active senior life. The days pass by watching television, sitting outside on her terrace when the weather allows, and getting visits from her children, family and friends.

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Tue, 22 Jul 2014 11:44:56 -0400 2014-07-22T11:44:56-04:00 2014-07-22T11:45:01-04:00