Saturday, July 28, 2007

John Fielding joins blogging community

I'd like to welcome a new member to the blogosphere. And he happens to be a fellow conservative from Berks County.

John Fielding, a Mount Penn attorney and school board member, has launched a new blog called Berks Conservative at

Fielding will use the site to offer "Musings from the conservative side of Berks County politics."

Fielding is well known in Republican circles in Berks County, having run previously for county office. He is currently a candidate for Berks County Recorder of Deeds. Fielding has set up a separate site to chronicle his campaign for Recorder of Deeds. You can find John Fielding for Recorder of Deeds at

This guy just won't stop. Fielding has also launched the Parents And Taxpayers United blog "dedicated to electing taxpayer-friendly candidates in Antietam School District" at

Fielding is a longtime proponent of property tax reform and has repeatedly voted against property tax hikes and unreasonable spending while serving on the Antietam School Board.

Finally, Fielding has launched a blog called Antietam Tax Watch at The site is dedicated to "Fighting for the Taxpayers of Antietam"

Welcome John to the wonderful world of blogging, and thank you for linking to my site from your new Berks Conservative blog.

Friday, July 20, 2007

Mount Penn supports 'Stop Dumping In Berks' campaign

The Mount Penn Borough Council recently voted 5-0 to officially endorse the "Stop Dumping In Berks" initiative sponsored by Crime Alert Berks County.

Under the program, Berks County residents are asked to help report illegal dumping of trash anywhere in the county. Cash rewards of up to $5,000 are being offered by Crime Alert Berks County for information that leads to the conviction of persons who are dumping on public land or private property.

To help stop illegal dumping in Mount Penn or elsewhere in Berks County, call 1-877-373-9913 or 1-888-NEXT TIP and report anyone seen or known to dump trash illegally.

The call is toll free and the callers name will be kept confidential. A code number is assigned to each tip call so the person can collect the reward.

For more information, go to the Crime Alert Berks County Web site at

Thursday, July 5, 2007

Mount Penn, Lower Alsace residents invited to join National Night Out on Aug. 7

The Central Berks Regional Police Department invites residents of Mount Penn and Lower Alsace to participate in the 24th Annual National Night Out event on Tuesday, August 7, 2007.

Activities run from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the A Field.

If you can't make the event, at least turn on your outside lights to help mark the annnual crime/drug prevention event.

Last year's National Night Out campaign involved citizens, law enforcement agencies, civic groups, businesses, neighborhood organizations and local officials from more than 10,000 communities from all 50 states, U.S. territories, Canadian cities and military bases worldwide.

In all, over 34 million people participated in NNO 2006.

NATIONAL NIGHT OUT is designed to:
Heighten crime and drug prevention awareness;
Generate support for, and participation in, local anticrime programs;
Strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships; and
Send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.

Click here to find out more about the history ofNATW and National Night Out.

Along with the traditional display of outdoor lights and front porch vigils, cities, towns and neighborhoods 'celebrate' NNO with a variety of events and activities such as:
block parties,
visits from local police and sheriff departments
parades, exhibits,
flashlight walks,
contests, and
youth programs.