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>>Reading Residents Protest City’s Switch To Single Trash Hauler

(Reading, PA) -- Protesters gathered in front of Reading's city hall to show their opposition to the city's decision to switch to a single trash hauler. About 80% of residents in Reading use the city's provider. Last month, city council voted in favor of the single hauler system, but several private companies say this will cause them to lose almost half of their business. Some customers say they want a choice in the matter. Mayor Eddie Moran says he believes a single trash hauler will make Reading a cleaner city.

>>School Is In Session For Several Lancaster County School Districts

(Lancaster, PA) -- School is back in session for several Lancaster County school districts. Tuesday was the first day back in the classroom since March for Cocalico, Donegal, Hempfield, Manheim Township, and Pequea [PECK-way] Valley school districts. Each of the districts offered an all online education tract for families concerned about the spread of COVID-19.

>>Reading To Move Forward With Plan To Renovate Schlegel Park Pool

(Reading, PA) -- Reading city officials are moving forward with a plan to renovate the Schlegel Park Pool. City council approved a one-point-three-million-dollar contract for the project. The managing director said the pool needs significant repairs, and that work could be finished in time for Memorial Day 2021.

>>Shocktoberfest A Go In Spring Township

(Spring Twp., PA) -- A yearly Halloween celebration will go on in Spring Township. Supervisors approved a public-gathering permit for Shocktoberfest. The haunted scream park at Willow Glen Park will operate from September 11th through November 7th. Organizers said they will limit the number of guests to meet state guidelines while screening actors and workers every day.  They also have a plan in place to notify guests of any potential exposure to COVID-19.

>>Reading Man To Prison For Deadly 2017 Shooting

(Reading, PA) -- A Reading man may spend over two decades behind bars for his role in the deadly shooting of another man nearly three years ago. Roy Shah pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter, persons not to possess firearms, and delivery of heroin Tuesday and was ordered to serve up to 25 years in state prison. Prosecutors say Shah shot Elmer Maldonado on the 16-hundred-block of Perkiomen Avenue in December 2017 while the two were playing with a firearm.

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