RSS Feed from The Phoenix Reporter and Item: The latest news from The Phoenix Reporter and Item: website: all stories The Phoenix Reporter and Item Wed, 15 Apr 2015 19:55:19 -0400 60 <![CDATA[Phoenixville School Board prepares for property agreement]]> PHOENIXVILLE >> Negotiations for the four properties at the Route 29 and Pothouse Road intersection continue for the Phoenixville School District, as it prepares for the incoming Early Learning Center and Elementary School.

In a 5-0 decision, the school board agreed to receive the deed for the Shanno property at 33 Pothouse Road in lieu of condemnation Thursday.

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<![CDATA[Wolf's budget draws fire, support]]> WEST CHESTER >> Members of Chester County's delegation to the state House of Representatives, along with county elected officials, gathered Friday to decry Gov. Tom Wolf's proposed budget, even as their party's leadership in Harrisburg readied a fiscal plan that features many of the same aspects of the Democrat's budget.

Mon, 13 Apr 2015 10:35:06 -0400 2015-04-13T10:35:06-04:00 2015-04-13T10:35:06-04:00
<![CDATA[Report: Pennsylvania one of many states where prison population has declined]]> Pennsylvania is one of 34 states that have seen a decline in their prison population in recent years, due mainly to changes in drug, parole and other policies, according to statistics released this week by The Sentencing Project, a Washington, D.C.-based organization that advocates for prison and sentencing reform.

Mon, 13 Apr 2015 10:31:51 -0400 2015-04-13T10:31:51-04:00 2015-04-13T10:31:51-04:00
<![CDATA[Panel of three Montgomery County judges to determine if Pa. AG Kathleen Kane violated court order]]> NORRISTOWN >> A panel of three Montgomery County judges will hold a hearing later this month to determine if embattled Attorney General Kathleen Kane violated a signed court order by firing a chief deputy prosecutor in her office Wednesday.

Judges Richard Haaz and William Carpenter and Senior Judge William Nicholas will hear arguments April 27 at 9:30 a.

Mon, 13 Apr 2015 10:28:32 -0400 2015-04-13T10:28:32-04:00 2015-04-13T10:28:32-04:00
<![CDATA[Spring-Ford Education Foundation prepares for 2nd 5K fundraiser]]> ROYERSFORD >> The Spring-Ford Area School District is hosting a fun event that will also raise money for a great cause.

The second 5K Run/Walk and Kids Fun Run will help raise money to benefit the Spring-Ford Area High School Senior Impact Awards.

According to Erin G. Crew, school and community engagement consultant, Dr.

Fri, 10 Apr 2015 14:01:28 -0400 2015-04-10T14:01:28-04:00 2015-04-10T14:01:28-04:00
<![CDATA[Extensive upgrades finally coming to Limerick Fire Co.]]> LIMERICK >> An extensive building renovation program, budgeted at $2.5 million, is expected to be undertaken by Limerick Fire Co. sometime before the end of 2015.

The planned renovations are part of a capital purchase program initialized in 2013 for Limerick FC and Linfield Fire Co.

Fri, 10 Apr 2015 13:59:50 -0400 2015-04-10T13:59:50-04:00 2015-04-10T13:59:50-04:00
<![CDATA[Valley Forge Road Bridge construction, closure to begin April 20]]> SCHUYLKILL TWP. >> PennDOT officials announced recently that construction on the Valley Forge Road Bridge over Pickering Creek is set to begin later this month. The structurally-deficient bridge will be closed and detoured between Moorehall Drive and McAvoy Lane starting April 20. Construction is expected to finish later this year.

Fri, 10 Apr 2015 12:58:09 -0400 2015-04-10T12:58:09-04:00 2015-04-10T12:58:09-04:00
<![CDATA[Comic Con! convention in Oaks draws sci-fi and fantasy fans]]> UPPER PROVIDENCE >> An estimated 10,000 to 12,000 fanboys and fangirls got their geek on at The Great Philadelphia Comic Con! convention at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks last weekend.

The event, which paid special tribute to "Star Trek" and "The Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers" was replete with brightly colored costumed rangers and more than enough Starfleet officers to man a mission to boldly go where no man has gone before.

Fri, 10 Apr 2015 12:47:45 -0400 2015-04-10T12:47:45-04:00 2015-04-10T12:47:45-04:00 MEDIACENTER TOUT
<![CDATA[Guest Column: Say thanks to your township supervisors]]> You may read about them in the newspaper or see them along local roads, plowing snow in the winter or patching potholes in the spring.

They're your township supervisors and staff, and while you may not know them personally, these public servants show up each and every day with one goal in mind: to build a better community for you, your family and your neighbors.

Fri, 10 Apr 2015 11:34:34 -0400 2015-04-10T11:34:34-04:00 2015-04-10T11:34:34-04:00
<![CDATA[Wal-Mart's small wage increase not enough for employees, taxpayers]]> You don't need a Wal-Mart front-door greeter to find the flaw in the company's recently announced boost in worker wages: it's not enough. Not enough to pull its lowest-paid workers out of poverty, and therefore not enough to get American taxpayers off the hook for subsidizing the giant retailer's low-wage payroll.

Fri, 10 Apr 2015 11:23:07 -0400 2015-04-10T11:23:07-04:00 2015-04-10T11:23:07-04:00
<![CDATA[Pughtown Agway renovates, expands showroom, keeps its focus local]]> PUGHTOWN >> Pughtown Agway is celebrating some recent upgrades with hopes of expanding their business. A favorite stop for locals, the long-running animal feed store and garden center has been a staple in the community for decades.

The historic building, which originally was a functioning mill close to 100 years ago, switched to supplying animal feed in the early part of last century and served as a farm bureau, an early kind of farming food co-op.

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<![CDATA[Phoenixville boy named muscular dystrophy ambassador for Bucks County Harley dealer]]> PHOENIXVILLE >> A 10-year-old boy is helping a Bucks County motorcycle dealership in its efforts to raise funds for the fight against muscular dystrophy.

Lorden Joshua "LJ" Kidon, a fifth grader at Barkley Elementary School, is the 2015 Muscular Dystrophy Association ambassador for Brian's Harley-Davidson in Middletown Township, near Langhorne.

Fri, 10 Apr 2015 09:18:01 -0400 2015-04-10T09:18:01-04:00 2015-04-10T09:18:01-04:00
<![CDATA[ABC to XYZ in Foods: Passover Seder and more spring traditions]]> When I was a kid, there was a small building set back off Main Street in Phoenixville, between Walnut and Hall streets near the Rialto movie theatre. It was surrounded with mystery as religious services were held on Friday night and Saturday morning and not on Sundays as my family and friends observed.

Thu, 09 Apr 2015 16:42:34 -0400 2015-04-09T16:42:34-04:00 2015-04-09T16:42:34-04:00
<![CDATA[Calendar of Events]]> Ongoing

Summer Afield Program: Calling all fourth to sixth graders! Do you like to investigate your world? Explore streams? Make observations and discoveries? Work on experiments? Make new friends? Have Fun? Then you'll want to join Summer Afield and make this a summer to remember! Summer Afield is a week-long, half-day program for students who have finished fourth through sixth grade.

Thu, 09 Apr 2015 14:22:50 -0400 2015-04-09T14:22:50-04:00 2015-04-09T14:22:50-04:00
<![CDATA[Chester Springs couple gets prison time for tax refund scam]]> PHILADELPHIA >> A Chester County couple has been sentenced to substantial prison time for their role in tax fraud and identity theft scheme that involved the stolen identities of patients at Crozer-Chester Medical Center and Chester Community Hospital.

Rafael Henriquez Polanco, 32, of Chester Springs, and his wife, Yanira Lopez, 29, sought more than $1.

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