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Limerick resident frustrated over dirty job site |Sep 4, 2015

Limerick >> William Grater said he believes a man’s home is his castle.

Limerick officials move to install traffic signal |Sep 4, 2015

Limerick >> Township officials are hoping actions they take will help make traffic safer for motorists at two intersections.

Phoenixville board OKs $40.5M for school construction |Sep 4, 2015

Phoenixville >> Two of the biggest question marks about the building of the new Early Learning Center and Elementary School were finally answered Thursday night.

Rafferty, Schwank forgo pay until Pa. budget is done |Sep 4, 2015

As Pennsylvania enters its third month without a budget, a recent statewide poll suggests that the majority of the state’s residents think those who can’t do their jobs should not get paid.

Longtime firefighter laid to rest |Sep 3, 2015

PHOENIXVILLE >> Hundreds of friends, family and emergency services personnel from all over Chester County gathered Wednesday to mourn the sudden passing of emergency services veteran Brian Gallagher.

Spring-Ford School Board to study bus route safety |Sep 2, 2015

Royersford >> Facing mounting pressure from parents, the Spring-Ford Area School Board has agreed to take a closer look at its transportation policy.

Spring-Ford Area School Board updates volunteer policy |Sep 2, 2015

Royersford >> Volunteers in the Spring-Ford Area School District may find it easier to help out at events, thanks to a change to district policy.

Phoenixville Fire Department says good-bye to Deputy Chief Brian Gallagher |Sep 2, 2015

Members of the Phoenixville Fire Department, Station 65, along with members of the surrounding fire companies said their final good-byes today to Deputy Chief Brian M. Gallagher, who died suddenly Aug.

North Coventry man guilty in child sex abuse case |Sep 2, 2015

WEST CHESTER >> A Chester County Court jury has found a North Coventry man guilty on charges that he sexually assaulted a young girl over a period of years at homes in the township as well as in Norristown.

Phoenix Community Calendar Sept. 6 |Sep 2, 2015

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The Spinal Column: Can you save a spine with a back pack? |Sep 2, 2015

Ahhh... School is just about here. In my office I am hearing all sorts of emotional reactions. Me? How am I feeling? I am feeling determined. I am determined that this year we will help families become aware of the fact that back packs can cause damage to your child’s spine.

Forge Theatre announces opening of “Rehearsal for Murder”; auditions for “Opus” also upcoming |Sep 2, 2015

Forge Theatre, located at 241 First Avenue in Phoenixville, has announced the opening of their play “Rehearsal for Murder” for Sept. 11. The play will be performed on Sept. 11-12, 18-19, 20 and 25-27.

THE TABLE: Fabulous Foods of Finland |Sep 2, 2015

Other than my general interest of all kinds of foods, I never gave much thought to the foods of Finland. But, things changed a little after I had DNA testing by Ancestry.com. It did not come as a surprise that my ethnicity was 85 percent Eastern European, as my background (I thought) was only Hungarian and Slovak.

Think About It: An evening with dear friends |Sep 1, 2015

“A friendship that can end never really began.” - Publius Syrus

THE TABLE: An All-American Labor Day brunch, plus an iced coffee hack that packs an extra caffeine punch |Sep 1, 2015

Welcome to THE TABLE. Each week we will take a look at foods and backgrounds of different cultures, heritages, states and regions and what they have to offer.

Spay and Save: Adoptable pets of the week |Sep 1, 2015

Scooter (dog) Scooter is a two-year-old pit bull/boxer mix. He is a very sweet, energetic boy who thinks he is a lap dog. Scooter is good with all sizes of dogs and loves to play ball. He can’t wait to join his forever home.

Art & Antiques: Dumpster or No Dumpster, Back to School Edition |Sep 1, 2015

Dumpster or No Dumpster™ is now a familiar game that many play during my TV appearances, at my antiques appraisal events and via social media on www.Facebook.com/DoctorLori. After developing the game, I play it with folks as a fun way to help guide them through the process of figuring out what to trash and what’s worth cash!

Aftermath: Photographs by Joel Meyerowitz to be displayed at Berman Museum; exhibition commemorates heroic 9/11 recovery efforts |Sep 1, 2015

On display at the Philip and Muriel Berman Museum of Art at Ursinus College from Friday, Sept. 11 through Wednesday, Dec. 23, Aftermath: Photographs by Joel Meyerowitz takes viewers back to the traumatic days, weeks and months that followed the harrowing events of September 11, 2001.

LGBTea Dances, Phoenixville YMCA to host inaugural LGBTQA Health Fair |Sep 1, 2015

“Fall” into health on Oct. 18 when LGBTea Dances is sponsoring its First Annual Phoenixville YMCA LGBTQA Health Fair. The event will take place from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Phoenixville YMCA, located at 400 East Pothouse Road, Phoenixville.

Historical Society of the Phoenixville Area presents ‘Barn and Vine: The Lost Path to Rural Phoenixville’ |Aug 28, 2015

PHOENIXVILLE >> The Historical Society of the Phoenixville Area presents its next special exhibit, titled “Barn and Vine: The Lost Path to Rural Phoenixville.”

Montgomery County teens beat international competitors with auto ‘wrap’ design |Aug 28, 2015

COLLEGEVILLE >> When two Montgomery County teenagers entered a worldwide Instagram competition a week late, they never expected to win. Nick Szlavik, 14, of Harleysville, and Anthony DiGiovanni 18, of Collegeville, submitted a design for a Lamborghini wrap ― a covering that sticks onto a car to protect its paint ― to Team Salamone, which participates in luxury car rallies that raise money for charities.

Phoenixville mayor dissolves meeting after tie vote |Aug 27, 2015

Phoenixville >> Faith in old ways versus new ways led to a tie-breaking vote in Phoenixville. The old ways won.

Spring-Ford School Board to lead Sept. 21 march on Harrisburg |Aug 27, 2015

Royersford >> With support coming from across the state, the Spring-Ford Area School Board will lead a march on Harrisburg next month.

Spring-Ford School Board may kill per-capita tax |Aug 26, 2015

Royersford >> Upper Providence Township Tax Collector Julie Mullin wasted no time Monday night informing the Spring-Ford Area School Board that it has a tax collection problem.

Phoenixville residents voice concerns over proposed school |Aug 24, 2015

Phoenixville >> Residents in the Phoenixville Area School District came out to voice their concerns over proposed additional projects to the incoming Early Learning Center and Elementary School.

Chesco seeks to recover 9-1-1 fees |Aug 24, 2015

WEST CHESTER>> The Chester County commissioners are poised to take a step that could eventually see the recovery of millions of dollars that would have been used to support the county’s 9-1-1 emergency calling system.

Prison time mounts for man involved in multi-county theft spree |Aug 21, 2015

NORRISTOWN >> A Delaware man who was captured during a high-speed pursuit in Chester County in January saw his state prison time mount in connection with a multi-county, retail theft crime spree that targeted drug stores.

Phoenixville neighbors clash with church over property |Aug 21, 2015

Phoenixville >> All religions have their mysteries, but recent actions taken by Holy Trinity Church have left neighbors scratching their heads.

Royersford bank robber headed to state prison |Aug 20, 2015

NORRISTOWN >> A 59-year-old Royersford man with no prior criminal history is headed to state prison for robbing a borough bank, conduct a judge found “confounding.”

Phoenixville man arrested after heroin sale ends in overdose death |Aug 20, 2015

PHOENIXVILLE >> Police have arrested a Phoenixville man after he allegedly sold heroin to a man who died of an overdose hours later.

Spring-Ford Area School Board member calls for march on Harrisburg over budget |Aug 19, 2015

Royersford >> Fed up over the lack of a state budget, Spring-Ford Area School Board members have decided to voice their displeasure with Harrisburg.

New elementary school in Phoenixville could cost $62.4 M |Aug 18, 2015

Phoenixville >> Officials in the Phoenixville Area School District say the budget for the newest school building could be much less than first thought, but it will still cost more than $60 million.

Phoenixville Borough Council Council limits parking, extends loading zone |Aug 17, 2015

Phoenixville >> Parking in the borough may be a little tougher to find during the week, thanks to a new ordinance adopted.

Phoenixville Borough Council OKs home day care operation |Aug 17, 2015

Phoenixville >> Borough officials just helped a local woman get one step closer toward achieving her dream.

Woman walks 20 miles, raises $1,200 for St. Peter’s Episcopal Church food pantry |Aug 16, 2015

Phoenixville >> Blistered feet and a sore body couldn’t stop one woman’s fight to walk away hunger.

G Lodge Restaurant suffers from Route 23 bridge closure |Aug 12, 2015

Schuylkill Twp. >> Like most people around the Phoenixville area, Dennis Dreibelbis says he can’t wait for the Route 23 bridge to reopen.

Chester County to spray for mosquitos in Tredyffrin, Easttown |Aug 12, 2015

Weather permitting, the Chester County Health Department will conduct a mosquito control treatment in portions of Tredyffrin and Easttown Townships. The areas to be sprayed include Wilson Farm Park, Strafford Park and a small area of Easttown Township.

Phoenixville Borough obtains property through eminent domain |Aug 12, 2015

This story was updated Aug. 13 with new information.

Man arrested after break-in at Phoenixville apartment |Aug 11, 2015

PHOENIXVILLE >> Police arrested a 24-year-old man Monday after he allegedly broke into a home on Bridge Street.

Hitchhiking robot destroyed in Philadelphia may get second lease on life |Aug 7, 2015

The murdered hitchhiking robot hitchBOT may find new life from Chester County resident John Fisher, if the hitchBOT team decides to rebuild the robot.

Lower Providence supervisors approve plan for 139 town houses |Aug 7, 2015

LOWER PROVIDENCE >> The board of supervisors Thursday approved the written, conditional use for 139 town houses at the intersection of River Road and Germantown Pike.

National Night Out celebrated in Pottstown, Royersford and Phoenixville |Aug 5, 2015

“This is what its all about,” said Reggie Brooks.

Whole Foods to take over Exton Kmart spot |Aug 5, 2015

WEST WHITELAND >> The owner of the Exton Square Mall confirmed a Whole Foods Market will open on the property at routes 100 and 30.

Communities make plans for National Night Out on Aug. 4 |Aug 4, 2015

POTTSTOWN >> National Night Out is just around the corner and lots of local organizations are prepping.

Perkiomen Valley School District robot set to help teach autistic students |Aug 4, 2015

Collegeville >> One little robot is set to change the game in special education.

|Aug 3, 2015

I have a few questions after attending the Phoenixville Borough Council committee meetings on Tuesday, July 28. First, I have to ask, whose idea was it to do away with regular committee meetings? This new format is terrible.

New mural launches revitalized Phoenixville initiative |Aug 3, 2015

Phoenixville >> For the past two weeks, Teresa Haag has been transforming the blank exterior wall of Marly’s BYO into a three story welcome message.

Pictorial book depicts history of Pennhurst State School and Hospital |Aug 2, 2015

The Pennhurst Memorial and Preservation Alliance is proud to announce the release of a pictorial history of Pennhurst State School and Hospital. It is part of Arcadia Publishing’s “Images of America” series.

Spay and Save: Adoptable pets of the week |Aug 2, 2015

Scooter (dog) Scooter is a 2-year-old pit/boxer mix. He is a very sweet energetic boy who thinks he is a lap dog. Scooter is good with all size dogs and can’t wait to join his forever home.

A savory slice to make foodies flock |Aug 2, 2015

SHEPHERD’S PIE >> started out being called Cottage Pie. It was considered a poor man’s dish made from scraps of meat, lots of potatoes and a sprinkling of vegetables. It originated in the United Kingdom and Ireland; today, the dish is popular worldwide.