TOP HEADLINES FOR BERKS AND LANCASTER 08/03


>Reading Gets $400,000 For Courtyard Project

(Reading, PA) -- The project by Reading to improve the Penn Street South Courtyard is getting a 400-thousand-dollar boost from the state. The Keystone Communities Program has given the city the grant to pay for improvements like lighting, landscaping, drainage, and seating. The program is also awarding 50-thousand-dollars to Berks Alliance and 25-grant to West Reading Community Revitalization Foundation. Those grants will help pay for façade improvements in Reading and West Reading.

>>Cumberland Valley Schools Leave Masks Optional for School Year

(Mechanicsburg, PA) -- School districts across Pennsylvania are scrambling to decide what COVID-19 policy to follow in the wake of evolving federal guidelines. Monday night, the Cumberland Valley School District voted to let vaccinations and masks be optional for students and teachers. Both the CDC and the American Academy of Pediatrics recommend masks be worn in classrooms this fall. District officials say the policies will change with state guidelines.  

>>State Police Searching for Missing Woman Last Seen in Red Lion

(Red Lion, PA) -- Pennsylvania State Police are seeking the public's help in their search for a woman who was last seen in Red Lion. Police say the missing woman is identified as 28-year-old Ashley Adams. She was last seen in the area of West Broadway in the Red Lion Borough of York County yesterday afternoon. Police say she may be at special risk of harm or injury. Anyone with information on Adams's whereabouts is asked to contact Pennsylvania State Police or call 9-1-1.

>>Wolf Administration to Host Vaccination Clinic in Harrisburg Tomorrow

(Harrisburg, PA) -- Tomorrow, the Wolf Administration will host a vaccination clinic for commonwealth employees, their families and the general public. The clinic will be held from ten o-clock tomorrow morning until four in the afternoon at the Commonwealth Keystone Building. There's no registration required. The Johnson and Johnson vaccine will be administered for anyone 8 years old and older, with the Pfizer vaccine available for children 12 years old and older.


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