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State aid sought for proposed research center at Reading Regional Airport

From the Reading Eagle:

HARRISBURG - An industrial research park is critical to Berks County's economic future, but it needs $3.75 million from the state by the end of the year to keep the project moving, community leaders from Berks told legislators Tuesday in a meeting here.

Representatives from county government, economic development organizations and business agree the project is the county's top priority, said Thomas C. McKeon, executive director of the county industrial development authority.

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Berks County waiting on several towns for police study to be complete

From the Pottstown Mercury:

READING; The long-awaited Police Executive Research Forum study to assess the possible regionalization of Berks County's police forces is nearing completion. 


Commissioner Kevin S. Barnhardt told fellow Commissioners Mark C. Scott and Christian Y. Leinbach at a recent workshop meeting that holdouts Laureldale and Mohnton will now comply with the study.


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