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‘Venture Chesco’ officially launches, seeks tech companies to locate and grow in county |Apr 19, 2018

Wayne >> Chester County wants to encourage the development of start-up companies in the county. To help make it happen, the Chester County Retirement Board and Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeastern Pennsylvania have officially kicked-off the Venture Chesco Fund.

Cleanups, 50K relay planned for SRT Spree this weekend |Apr 18, 2018

Mont Clare >> On Saturday, the SRT Spree will return to Phoenixville for another year of competition, cleanups, fun and, of course, beer.

spay and save; If you believe then it must be Karma |Apr 15, 2018

Karma is a tabbico tuxedo 12-month old female. This pretty girl likes it when her foster mom picks her up. Karma purrs, she loves to play, comes right up to you and rubs on legs. She’s happy to be indoors.

Phoenixville Police seek help locating wanted man |Apr 11, 2018

PHOENIXVILLE >> Phoenixville Police are looking to locate a man accused of access device fraud and other crimes.

Colonial Theatre expansion is recognized by Preservation Alliance of Greater Philadelphia |Apr 11, 2018

Phoenixville >> The Colonial Theatre’s recent expansion is being recognized by the Preservation Alliance of Greater Philadelphia. The historic theater, 227 Bridge St., is being honored with a 2018 Preservation Achievement Grand Jury Award, which recognizes historic building projects that have been restored or renovated in an “exemplary way.

Bill Cosby lawyers seek removal of a juror in last minute court filing |Apr 6, 2018

NORRISTOWN >> A day after Bill Cosby’s jury was seated for his sexual assault retrial, his lawyers are trying to get one male juror removed, claiming he “may hold a fixed opinion” about the case, according to court papers.

Area brewers, distillers share impact of liquor law changes at meeting in Phoenixville |Apr 5, 2018

Phoenixville >> Pennsylvania has been making changes to its liquor control laws over the last couple of years. How those laws are affecting the craft brewing and distilling industry was the topic of discussion in Phoenixville Wednesday.

VILLANOVA PARADE: ‘Nova’s true blue faithful throw another party in Philly |Apr 5, 2018

PHILADELPHIA >> This is getting to be old hat for Villanova fans.

Distracted driving citations grow significantly over 5 years in Pa. |Apr 4, 2018

Distracted driving has become a more serious concern for Pennsylvania law enforcement over the past several years as the number of citations related to the problem continues to climb.

Delaware bomber DiVincenzo boosts Villanova to another national title |Apr 3, 2018

SAN ANTONIO >> Villanova is going to need a bigger trophy case in the Davis Center.

Spay and Save: Jazzy has purrsonality plus |Apr 1, 2018

Jazzy is white with grey markings, female spayed and approximately 3-years-old. She is absolutely wonderful with people and would love to be the only pet in your life. Can you make the long term commitment to give her a forever home?

Chester County seniors offered free wellness exams for pets |Mar 30, 2018

phoenixville >> The Pennsylvania Veterinary Foundation will be hosting a Share the Love event on Saturday, April 28, at the Phoenixville Area Senior Center, 153 Church St.

Phoenixville Police respond to 176 incidents over 10 days |Mar 30, 2018

PHOENIXVILLE >> Phoenixville Police responded to 176 calls for service, including 11 traffic accidents, between March 19 and March 29. The following is a list of notable incidents as reported by Phoenixville Police:

Sly Fox Brewing to open new Berks County location |Mar 29, 2018

Pottstown >> Sly Fox Brewing Co. is expanding again — this time into Berks County.

Vehicle strikes Rapps Dam Road Bridge in East Pikeland |Mar 29, 2018

EAST PIKELAND >> The Rapps Dam Road Bridge has been closed after it was damaged in an accident Thursday morning.

Phoenixville Area School District educator receives teaching award |Mar 29, 2018

PHOENIXVILLE >> A Phoenixville Area School District teacher has been given the Citadel Heart of Learning Award after being nominated by his peers and students.

Cosby judge rejects demand to step aside over wife’s work |Mar 29, 2018

NORRISTOWN >> A Montgomery County judge said he can be impartial and will continue to preside over the sexual assault retrial of actor Bill Cosby, turning down a defense request that he recuse himself because his wife works as an advocate for sexual assault victims.

Wawa looks to add 5,000 jobs this spring, open 25 stores in 2018 |Mar 27, 2018

Wawa >> Wawa Inc. is looking to hire 5,000 new employees over the next three months as part of a seasonal hiring campaign that has just launched.

Prosecutor: Ex-DA Castor’s opinion on Bill Cosby evidence ‘irrelevant’ |Mar 27, 2018

NORRISTOWN >> Montgomery County prosecutors want to keep the jury weighing Bill Cosby’s fate on sexual assault charges from hearing a former district attorney’s explanation for declining to prosecute the actor in 2005.

Historical Society of the Phoenixville Area adds first Saturday hours |Mar 23, 2018

PHOENIXVILLE >> The Historical Society of the Phoenixville Area has announced it will be open the first Saturday of each month.

Phoenixville Police respond to 90 calls in a week |Mar 22, 2018

Phoenixville >> Phoenixville Police responded to 90 calls for service, including eight traffic accidents, between March 12 and March 18. The following is a list of notable incidents as reported by police:

spay and save: A homeless cat replaced by a puppy |Mar 22, 2018

“MIMI”(aka “Monster Mash”) is a grey/white female spayed, approximately 1-1/2 years, put out on the streets of North Philly with bowls and litter box when her owners acquired a puppy.

Spring-Ford approves bids for $11 million high school expansion |Mar 21, 2018

LIMERICK >> Years of debate, study, analysis and meetings — so many meetings — all came to an anti-climactic end Monday night when the school board voted 7-1 to accept the bids for the $11 million expansion of Spring-Ford Area High School.

Kimberton Whole Foods’ largest store set to open on Wednesday |Mar 20, 2018

COLLEGEVILLE >>It may have taken years to happen, but Collegeville Shopping Center once again has a booming anchor store.

Event in Phoenixville encourages girls to explore STEM |Mar 15, 2018

PHOENIXVILLE >> This weekend, girls from around the region will get to dive into science, technology, engineering and math with local mentors.

Public invited to hear sleep researcher speak as part of Phoenixville’s consideration of later school start times |Mar 10, 2018

PHOENIXVILLE >> As part of the Phoenixville School District’s investigation of teen sleep and consideration of later school start times, the public is invited to hear sleep expert Wendy Troxel speak on the subject this Tuesday.

UPDATE: D.A. investigates officer-involved fatal shooting in Pottstown |Mar 9, 2018

POTTSTOWN >> The Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office has launched an investigation into an officer-involved shooting in Pottstown late Thursday night that left a man dead.

Chester County Hospital receives national ranking |Mar 9, 2018

West Chester >> Chester County Hospital has been named one of the 100 Best Hospitals in the U.S. by Healthgrades, an online resource for information about physicians and hospitals.

Spay and Save: “T.L.”, a lonesome cat who needs a lap to sit on |Mar 8, 2018

“T.L.” (Tiger Lilly) is a true calico (white/orange/black) spayed female. Even though I’m 6 to 7-years-old, I am homeless because my daddy got very sick and was found unconscious.

Suspect in Phoenixville bank robbery arraigned |Mar 7, 2018

PHOENIXVILLE>> Police have publicly identified a suspect arrested in a bank robbery last week.

Phoenixville Police respond to 154 calls in one week |Mar 7, 2018

PHOENIXVILLE >>Phoenixville Police responded to 154 calls for service between Feb. 26 and March 4. The following is a summary of notable incidents as reported by Phoenixville Police:

Philadelphia man sentenced to 32 years in prison for Lower Merion, Phoenixville bank robbery |Mar 7, 2018

PHILADELPHIA >> A fourth man has been sentenced to over 32 years in federal prison in connection with two bank robberies that took place in Lower Merion and Phoenixville in November 2013.

Pope John Paul II kicks off its Sunday shoes with ‘Footloose’ |Mar 7, 2018

upper providence >> More than 300 students from Pope John Paul II High School Studio 38, the largest extracurricular activity on campus, take the spotlight March 9-11 and March 16-17 with “Footloose.

Lawyer: Bill Cosby retrial could last one month |Mar 6, 2018

NORRISTOWN >> Bill Cosby’s retrial on sexual assault charges could last one month, much longer than the actor’s first trial last June, according to his lawyers.

Utilities have ‘reason and a method’ for restoring outages |Mar 6, 2018

As the region braced Tuesday for the arrival of a second nor’easter, electric utility crews from PECO and Met-Ed continued their restoration effort from last Friday’s storm.

Fundraiser set for all-ability playground in Reeves Park |Mar 6, 2018

Phoenixville >> The Kiwanis Club of Phoenixville and the Phoenixville Jaycees are partnering with the Borough of Phoenixville to build an all-ability playground in Reeves Park. Because the nearest such park is located in Downingtown, the Kiwanis believe this is a great need in our community.

Bill Cosby charges remain; Montgomery County DA seeks testimony of other accusers |Mar 5, 2018

NORRISTOWN >> Entertainer Bill Cosby lost his latest bid to have sexual assault charges dismissed against him and a judge began considering whether 19 other alleged accusers can testify at the actor’s upcoming retrial.

Fundraiser to support planned all-ability playground in Phoenixville |Mar 2, 2018

PHOENIXVILLE >> The Kiwanis Club of Phoenixville and the Phoenixville Jaycees are partnering with the Borough of Phoenixville to build an all-ability playground in Reeves Park.

Phoenixville Police arrest suspect in armed bank robbery |Mar 2, 2018

PHOENIXVILLE >> Police have made an arrest after a bank robbery on Thursday.

spay and save: Page needs a committed home |Mar 1, 2018

Page is a Russian blue type petite female spayed. She would prefer to be the only cat in the household but would adjust given the proper time and introduction. About 1 to 2-years-old, she is loving and precious.

Initiative aims at paying unpaid school lunch bills |Mar 1, 2018

PHOENIXVILLE >> Phoenixville Area School District has announced a new initiative that will allow interested individuals to help the district’s neediest families by contributing to a fund to pay off outstanding school lunch balances.

Phoenixville Police respond to 48 calls in three days |Feb 28, 2018

Phoenixville Police responded to 48 calls for service between Feb. 23 and Feb. 25. The following are notable incidents listed by the department:

Spay and Save: Little Dipper is out of this world |Feb 25, 2018

“Little Dipper” is a sweet “cat-olescent” 3 to 4-month-old, brown tabby female spayed. Found in King of Prussia colony, she is loving and sweet given time for introduction.

Spring-Ford High School to present ‘How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying’ |Feb 23, 2018

ROYERSFORD >> The theater program at Spring-Ford Area High School will present “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying” on March 8 and March 9 at the school.

PLCB accepting bids for expired liquor licenses |Feb 21, 2018

Harrisburg >> The fifth round of bidding is underway for expired restaurant liquor licenses in Pennsylvania. The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board Tuesday issued an invitation to bid in the latest auction for the expired licenses.

Phoenixville woman charged with stabbing husband |Feb 20, 2018

PHOENIXVILLE >> A Phoenixville woman has been charged with assault after she allegedly stabbed her husband in their home.

Spring-Ford eyes policy change ignoring complaints made on social media |Feb 19, 2018

ROYERSFORD >> Tuesday evening, the Spring-Ford Area School Board will begin to consider a policy change by which it will specifically disregard anonymous complaints or those made on social media or websites not operated by the district.

Rep. Kampf backs independent panel law to draw redistricting maps |Feb 19, 2018

State Rep. Warren Kampf, R-157th Dist., announced Monday he is signing on with the effort to take redistricting out of the hands of the courts, the governor and the General Assembly and put it into the hands of an independent citizens commission.

Summer 2018 driving season may be most expensive since 2014 |Feb 15, 2018

PHILADELPHIA >> Like the stock market in recent weeks, gasoline prices across the region have been up and down over the last several months. And while prices may have dipped a bit in the last few days, AAA is forecasting a rise in prices — just in time for the summer driving season.

$94M preliminary budget would raise Phoenixville school taxes by 4% |Feb 13, 2018

PHOENIXVILLE >> The school board has unanimously approved a preliminary $94 million budget for the 2018-19 school year that would raise property taxes by 4 percent.