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Stahley sentenced to life in prison for killing girlfriend

By Carl Hessler Jr. @MontcoCourtNews on Twitter |

Pennsylvania House, low income housing for Phoenixville, closed for code violations

PHOENIXVILLE >> The Pennsylvania House Hotel on Phoenixville’s North side, a boarding house for low income members of the community, was suddenly closed down last week after being deemed uninhabitable. Around 20 residents were instantly l...

By Virginia Lindak For Digital First Media |


  • Letters

    With Pennsylvania House shut down, housing for the needy is desperately needed

    The Pennsylvania House could be a proud Phoenixville landmark. Located on High Street in what is referred to as “the North Side,” it has slowly morphed from a boarding house offering inexpensive rooms to those in need, to the kind of place that is barely inhabitable.


  • General news

    Christmas spirit runs high during Linfield’s Rudolph Run

    LINFIELD >> Participants dressed up in all sorts of holiday attire Saturday morning to begin the Rudolph Run in Linfield. The run began at 10 a.m. at Bengal Paper and ran along the Schuylkill River to Main Street. Prizes were awarded for the best overall costume, most creative, best Rudolph and most holiday spirit.

    By Digital First Staff |

  • General news

    Upper Providence OKs $14.1M budget for 2015

    UPPER PROVIDENCE >> By a 2-0 vote, the township supervisors adopted the 2015 budget of $14.1 million with no tax changes at their Dec. 15 meeting.

    By Leslie Lighton-Humphreys For Digital First Media |

  • Crime

    10 charged in PennDOT overbilling, kickback scheme

    BRIDGEPORT >> Corruption charges were filed against two PennDOT administrators and eight former inspectors accused of bilking Pennsylvania taxpayers out of more than $1 million by defrauding the department’s Highway Occupancy Program), which oversees permits and inspections for roadwork on the commonwealth’s interstates, U.S. routes and state highways.

    By Oscar Gamble ogamble@21st-century @OGamble_TH on Twitter |

  • General news

    Montgomery County commissioners pass 2015 budget with no tax-hike

    NORRISTOWN >> The Montgomery County commissioners unanimously passed a $371.1 million budget for 2015 Thursday that does not increase county taxes.

    By Dan Clark @Danclark08 on Twitter |

  • General news

    Crash in Limerick leaves 12-year-old girl trapped in back of SUV

    LIMERICK >> Police responded to a crash Saturday morning on Limerick Center Road that left a young girl trapped inside an SUV.

    By Marian Dennis mdennis@21st-century @MarianDennis1 on Twitter |

  • General news

    Tour of Duty

    Phoenixville Mayor Michael Speck, Lt. Thomas Sjostrom and Sgt. Brian Marshall gave Congressman-elect Ryan Costello a tour of the Phoenixville Police Station during a visit earlier this month.


  • General news

    Black Rock VFC purchases new TAC truck, hopes for faster response times

    UPPER PROVIDENCE >> What’s small, quick, and comes in handy when there’s a fire emergency in Upper Providence Township?

    By Gil Cohen For Digital First Media |

  • Opinion

    We can’t let our leaders ignore climate change

    In mid-November, President Obama struck an historic deal with Chinese leader Xi Jinping in which both countries pledged to substantially reduce their greenhouse emissions over the next decade.

    By Jack Rodgers Guest Columnist |

  • Opinion

    Paid Family Leave: An employee benefit that benefits employers as well

    The holiday season can be a time of great joy. But for many working parents, the holidays are also a stark reminder of how tenuous their employment and benefits are.

    By Amy Hall Courtesy of the American Forum |

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