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J>>State Funding To Support 12 Water, Sewer Projects In Berks County 

(Reading, PA) -- The state is giving nearly two million dollars in grants to 12 water and sewer projects in Berks County.The largest grant is 350-grand to restore the Egelman's Park Dam in Reading.The dam was drained two years ago because it was in disrepair and the grant money will allow the city to fix it.Reading is also getting funding for upgrades to the Fritz Island sewage plant.Some of the other towns getting grants are West Reading, Kutztown, and Laureldale. 

>>Some Students Are Back On Campus At Millersville 

(Millersville, PA) -- Some students are back on campus at Millersville University.Around 750 students are set to live on campus this school year, which is down from the typical 23 hundred.Each student has their own room and are expected to wear masks.University officials say 80-percent of classes will also be online. 

>>Pandemic Causing Furniture Shortage 

(Reading, PA) -- The pandemic is leading to more people working from home, and that's causing a national furniture shortage.The owner of J-M-I Furniture Store in Reading says his furniture is moving quickly, adding that the bigger companies that supply the furniture are behind on sales.He says furniture stores basically only have what's in their showrooms, and it's not just home-office furniture that's selling.He says people are buying couches and beds as well. 

>>Exeter Township Suspends Fall Sports Practices For The Week 

(Exeter Twp., PA) -- Exeter Township School District is postponing all fall sports practices for the week after two student athletes tested positive for COVID-19.Superintendent Kimberly Minor says as of right now, football will reopen on the 31st, and that they are hoping for the best.They are also awaiting Friday’s expected announcement from the P-I-Double-A about the fall season. 

>>Muhlenberg Township Approves Memorandum Of Understanding To Extend Police Contract 

(Muhlenberg Twp., PA) -- The Muhlenberg Township commissioners are approving a memorandum of understanding with the Muhlenberg Township Police Labor Organization to extend the current police contract for an additional year.The move last night includes a three percent salary increase.Commissioner John Imhoff said that a resident recently contacted him about defunding the police, to which he added that the township supports their police officers. 

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