After 28 events since October 2010, the Positively Pottstown Happy Hour is taking a break! These mostly-monthly gatherings showcased local businesses, arts organizations, bakers, restaurants, and caterers and brought people together for networking. I have a feeling it won't be too long before we're all getting together again... in the meantime, be well and buy local!
Richmond, Va. >> Altria, the parent company of John Middleton, a cigar and pipe tobacco plant in Limerick, announced Thursday it will be closing the plant and relocating operations by early 2018.Company officials began notifying the facility's 280 employees about the plans on Thursday morning.
HARRISBURG >> The Pennsylvania House of Representatives planned to reconvene to deal with some unfinished business Thursday, a day after the General Assembly worked late into the night on a wide range of legislation but didn't act on a proposal to overhaul public pension benefits for future hires.
By Mark Scolforo and Marc Levy The Associated Press
PHILADELPHIA >> Amtrak will pay $265 million to settle claims related to a 2015 wreck that killed eight people and injured more than 200 others when a speeding train derailed on a curve at night.Lawyers who announced the settlement Thursday said those filing claims will have their awards in hand by June instead of going through years of legal wrangling […]