In Other News

Collegeville woman spurs effort to crowdsource help for those in need

By Frank Otto |

Cops: Thief steals soda, cheese from Phoenixville home

PHOENIXVILLE — Borough police are investigating a reported theft on the north side of town in which the suspect’s haul was six cans of Pepsi and a block of cheese. ...

By Frank Otto |


  • General news

    Exelon to meet with NRC over security finding at Limerick nuke plant

    LIMERICK — Exelon Nuclear will meet with Nuclear Regulatory Commission personnel next month, presumably to contest the NRC’s identification of a potential security problem at the plant.

    By Evan Brandt |

  • Gubernatorial elections

    Collegeville man launches write-in campaign for Pa. governor

    NORRISTOWN — A new contender has thrown his hat into the ring with Tom Corbett and Tom Wolf in the 2014 race for governor of Pennsylvania. Dave Naples, a Montgomery County resident, has begun a write-in campaign that relies solely on social media and word of mouth and, in open contradiction to his competitors, no campaign contributions.

    By Brendan Wills |

  • Food and drink

    ABC to XYZ in Foods: Onions and Cooking Oils

    ONIONS – Have a strong and pungent odor, which becomes sweet when cooked. Cooking the onion gives it a crisp texture.

    By Bette Banjack For 21st Century Media |

  • General news

    Local sports notices for Aug. 31

    SOCCER The Valley Forge Christian College will have a free soccer clinic on Saturday, Aug. 30, from 9-10:30 a.m. at the VFCC Back Field, located at 1401 Charlestown, Rd., Phoenixville, Pa. 19460.


  • Opinion

    What the CIA is trying to hide

    Beginning in the 1990s, and accelerating after Sept. 11, the CIA flew terrorism suspects to secret police custody in Syria, Jordan, Egypt,

    By Katherine Hawkins Courtesy of the American Forum |

  • Columns

    Think About It: The sneeze that caused an uproar

    “Thanks to words, we have been able to rise above the brutes; thanks to words, we have often sunk to the level of demons.”

    By Don Meyer, Ph.D. Columnist |

  • General news

    New changes likely for Phoenixville community budget committee

    PHOENIXVILLE — Further changes are likely coming for Phoenixville Area School District’s Community Budget Advisory Committee.

    By Frank Otto |

  • General news

    Woman hospitalized after bite from pet forest cobra

    SKIPPACK — A woman bitten by her family’s cobra was rushed to Pottstown Memorial Medical Center Sunday morning.

    By Frank Otto |

  • General news

    Phoenixville superintendent gets new contract, raise

    PHOENIXVILLE — Alan Fegley will continue as Phoenixville Area School District’s superintendent until at least 2020.

    By Frank Otto |

  • Crime

    East Pikeland man charged in marijuana growing operation

    EAST PIKELAND — More than 50 live marijuana plants were seized last week during a raid at a townhome on Stirling Court in the Kimberton Knoll development, according to township police.

    By Michael N. Price |

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