Gadgets, gizmos and gewgaws: How to make sure your kids still open a book from time to time (who ever heard of a dog-eared IPad?).
Each week in Moms Talk, our Moms Council takes your questions, gives advice and shares solutions. Our conversation starts today with a topic that is growing ever more pertinent as new technologies continue to develop: Between video games, smart phones and TV, it almost seems like actually reading a book is becoming an outmoded pastime. How much emphasis do you put on reading for your kids, and how do regulate the aforementioned activities to ensure kids don't neglect more "intellectually nourishing" activities? Erin Calvo-Bacci My favorite memories of the girls as babies is the time spent sitting and reading to them. A lot of our “outings” were spent at libraries and bookstores which offered story time. The happy memories and feelings …
RMLD Board of Commissioners member Mary Ellen O'Neill explains the decision to retire Reading's Renewable Energy Certificates.
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Dear Editor, Last week at the joint meeting of the Reading Municipal Light Department (RMLD) Board of Commissioners and the Citizens’ Advisory Board (CAB), I joined two other commissioners in voting to retire the Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) associated with the two renewable energy power supply contracts approved by the Board in early 2011. This vote followed a 4-1 vote by the CAB to recommend to the Board that these RECs be retired. Please let me take a few minutes of your time to tell you why I voted as I did and to clear up some of the misleading information that has been put forth prior to and subsequent to that vote. Three years ago the RMLD adopted its strategic plan. Since that time one of its goals has been to diversify…