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Gale opposes raising vehicle registration fee in Montco |Aug 30, 2016

NORRISTOWN >> A plan to raise more money to fix structurally deficient bridges is showing some cracks in the structure of the Montgomery County Board of Commissioners.

PHOTOS: Area districts welcome back students for start of new school year |Aug 30, 2016

PSGV professor wins engineering recognition |Aug 30, 2016

EAST WHITELAND >> An associate professor of engineering design and mechanical engineering at Penn State Great Valley is the recipient of the 2016 Ruth and Joel Spira Outstanding Design Educator Award from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.

Fire truck housing in Kennett Square |Aug 30, 2016

KENNETT SQUARE >> Members of the Kennett Fire Company and their supporters pulled out all the stops on Saturday to celebrate the housing of their new truck.

Rep. Quigley to host telephone town hall meeting on Aug. 31 |Aug 30, 2016

Rep. Tom Quigley, R-146th Dist., is hosting a telephone town hall meeting for residents of the 146th Legislative District on Wednesday beginning at approximately 6:45 p.m.

Limerick nuke plant holds open house Wednesday |Aug 30, 2016

LIMERICK >> Exelon Nuclear’s Limerick Generating Station will host its annual Community Information Night from 4 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday.

Students, schools battle sleep issues for beneficial school year |Aug 29, 2016

It’s that time of year again. Students of all ages, shapes, sizes and backgrounds are gathering their bookbags, textbooks and electronic devices – because using pen and paper to take notes in class are of a bygone era – and brace themselves for another year of academics.

Facility for special-needs children in Pocopson prospers after being rescued by community |Aug 29, 2016

POCOPSON >> Two years ago, the Barn at Spring Brook Farm, a facility that provides animal-assisted activities for children with disabilities, was all set to close. Codes officers found violations at the facility that would cost upward of $100,000 after a neighbor complained of noise.

New program helps families to help themselves out of poverty |Aug 29, 2016

KENNETT SQUARE >> A new initiative that helps people to cut the chains of poverty — something that has worked in other parts of the country — is coming to southern Chester County this fall.

Phoenixville psychic fair coming to town |Aug 29, 2016

PHOENIXVILLE >> A new type of fair is coming to town to promote the mind-body- spirit lifestyle and all the benefits that go along with it.

Festival of People returns to Upper Merion Township Park |Aug 29, 2016

UPPER MERION>>They were advised to leave behind all unpleasantness for a while on a sunny Sunday afternoon and to celebrate the small things that bring joy.

Royersford water main project to end in two weeks |Aug 29, 2016

ROYERSFORD >> Road work along borough streets may finally be coming to end.

Spring-Ford School District launches STEM-based class |Aug 29, 2016

ROYERSFORD >> In addition to the traditional music, art and physical education classes, students in Spring-Ford elementary schools will take a new class this year designed to help integrate science, technology, engineering and math skills.

Limerick Bowl to hold Special Olympics opening ceremony |Aug 26, 2016

LIMERICK >> The Olympic torch may have already been extinguished in Rio but the spirit of the games will live on in our area every weekend this fall.

Norristown police first recipient of new Montgomery County emergency radios |Aug 26, 2016

NORRISTOWN >> Norristown police officers are done using rubber bands to hold their radios together.

National Park Service to celebrate its centennial at Valley Forge |Aug 26, 2016

UPPER MERION >> Often called “America’s Best Idea,” thanks to the Ken Burns film of the same name, the words “national park” evoke images of the great western expanses of Yellowstone, Grand Canyon and Yosemite.

Spring-Ford honored for charity fundraisers |Aug 25, 2016

ROYERSFORD >> Helping to promote a heart-healthy lifestyle has definitely paid off. To the community members in Spring-Ford who have participated in any fundraisers benefitting the American Heart Association over the last decade, the organization would like to give a great big thank-you.

Accident on Route 422 at Collegeville injures three |Aug 25, 2016

UPPER PROVIDENCE >> A serious crash left a vehicle mangled and three people injured Tuesday night.

Spring-Ford community addresses bus stop law breakers |Aug 25, 2016

ROYERSFORD >> Next week students in the Spring-Ford Area School District, like millions of others across the country, will say goodbye to summer vacation as they step onto the bus to start the first day of school.

Area seniors recognized as Montgomery County ‘trailblazers’ |Aug 25, 2016

SCHWENKSVILLE >> A few area seniors are receiving some recognition for walking some of Montgomery County’s best trails.

Phoenixville foundation seeks nominations for community service award |Aug 25, 2016

PHOENIXVILLE >> Every neighborhood has someone who goes above and beyond the call of duty in the service of others. Now one local organization is looking to recognize those individuals for their work and thank them for a job well done.

GOP vice presidential nominee Mike Pence speaks at Tech Tube in King of Prussia |Aug 24, 2016

UPPER MERION >> Nearly 250 Donald Trump supporters attended a campaign speech by Republican vice presidential nominee Mike Pence at custom fabricated parts manufacturer Tech Tube Inc in King of Prussia Tuesday afternoon.

Montgomery County Suicide Prevention Taskforce urges residents to know warning signs |Aug 24, 2016

NORRISTOWN >> For Montgomery County Commissioner Joe Gale, the issue of suicide prevention hits a personal note.

Bail lowered in WCU rape case; man remains in jail |Aug 24, 2016

WEST CHESTER >> A former West Chester University student remains in Chester County Prison today after a Common Pleas Court judge lowered his bail on rape charges, but not sufficiently to allow his family to post a bond.

Official: Phoenixville paving project underway |Aug 24, 2016

PHOENIXVILLE >> State Sen. Andy Dinniman, D-19th Dist., announced that work will begin Wednesday on a $2.2 million project to resurface and repair almost 10 miles of roadway on four state highways in Chester County including in Phoenixville.

Juvenile robbed at gunpoint in West Chester |Aug 24, 2016

WEST CHESTER >> A male teenager has reportedly told police he was robbed at gunpoint near the Subway on West Strasburg Road in broad daylight Tuesday, police said.

Local school supply lists now available online TeacherLists.com |Aug 24, 2016

Parents from local schools have a new tool in their back-to-school bag of tricks this year, as all of their schools supply lists are now posted on TeacherLists.

Democratic gun-control advocates throw support to Toomey |Aug 23, 2016

U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa. won the backing from a gun violence prevention organization — vocal proponents for changes in gun laws and policies that keep deadly weapons from the hands of dangerous people.

Fatal car crash in Tredyffrin leaves one dead |Aug 23, 2016

TREDYFFRIN >> A two-car crash left one person dead early Sunday morning on Route 202 northbound, according to police.

Montgomery County NAACP branches call for collaboration with police |Aug 23, 2016

NORRISTOWN >> In the face of what many see as a growing division between minorities and law enforcement, representatives of the NAACP and police departments in Montgomery County stood side by side Monday morning on the steps of the courthouse.

Pottstown schools OKs 3-year teacher contract |Aug 23, 2016

POTTSTOWN >> Just in time for the start of school, the school board voted 7-1 Monday night to approve a three-year contract with the teachers union that will cost taxpayers more than $1.3 million by the end of the third year.

New Ursinus scholarship to cap tuition at $30K |Aug 23, 2016

COLLEGEVILLE >> A new scholarship announced by Ursinus College offers next year’s freshman class a greater opportunity to cap the cost of tuition at $30,000 a year.

GCGC Greek Yogurt of Phoenixville donates a cup for every cup sold |Aug 22, 2016

PHOENIXVILLE >> Adding to the unique flavor of Phoenixville’s downtown business district is GCGC Greek Yogurt, a new stop for a tasty treat. Featuring a wide array of both sweet and savory organic options, GCGC focuses on healthy dishes while simultaneously supporting local non-profit organizations.

On election chess board, Southeastern Pennsylvania counties are crucial |Aug 22, 2016

Whether you know it or not, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are fighting over you — that is, if you are a voter living in the suburbs around Philadelphia.

Blessed Teresa Calcutta Parish to host eighth annual community festival |Aug 22, 2016

LIMERICK >> Blessed Teresa Calcutta Parish will host its eighth annual community festival Aug. 24-27 from 6-11 p.m. at its Swamp Pike and Neiffer Road campus. The festival features amusement rides, live music, games, pony rides, balloon art, bingo, bake table, cash and prize raffles, a beer and wine garden and a business expo.

$30k awarded to Chesco municipalities for green initiatives (Podcast) |Aug 22, 2016

WEST CHESTER >> PECO Green Region, one of PECO’s grant programs, announced they gave a total of $30,000 in grant money to three Chester County municipalities in an effort to support environmental programs Thursday.

Educators learn the ABCs of school wellness at Pottstown institute |Aug 22, 2016

Right before students are due to return for the fall session, tri-county area educators learned how to incorporate play into the school day during a wellness seminar at the Pottstown Middle School.

Collegeville Police, Chester County Detectives investigate rape |Aug 22, 2016

COLLEGEVILLE >> Collegeville Police and Chester County Detectives are currently investigating a six-month-old rape that was reported to them in June.

Phoenixville school board approves new elementary school campus names |Aug 22, 2016

PHOENIXVILLE >> School officials in the Phoenixville Area School District have selected the names for the incoming Early Learning Center and elementary school and the roadway leading up to the campus.

Pa Prep Live 2016 High School Football Preview now live |Aug 22, 2016

At Pa Prep Live, we embarked on a mission to gather quality content on all 93 teams in District 1 and the Catholic League.

Limerick explores sale of sewage facilities to fund $22M in capital projects |Aug 19, 2016

LIMERICK >> In an effort to keep taxes where they are but pay for more than $22 million in capital projects, officials are exploring the sale of the township’s sewage treatment facilities.

Montgomery County outlines plan in event of local Zika outbreak |Aug 19, 2016

NORRISTOWN >> Montgomery County officials have outlined a plan in the event of a Zika outbreak locally.

Philadelphia man accused of operating human trafficking organization throughout southeastern Pennsylvania |Aug 19, 2016

NORRISTOWN >> A Philadelphia man was arrested by Montgomery County authorities on allegations that he was operating a far-reaching human trafficking ring throughout Montgomery and surrounding counties.

Laurel House gives up legal fight for rectory, seek new central Montgomery County location |Aug 19, 2016

NORRISTOWN >> Laurel House officials have given up their legal fight to move to an East Norriton Township church rectory and are now actively searching for a new Montgomery County location for the women’s abuse shelter.

Sullivan’s Bridge opens in Valley Forge National Historical Park |Aug 19, 2016

WEST NORRITON >> The ribbon cutting for the pedestrian Sullivan’s Bridge over the Schuylkill River in Valley Forge National Historical Park Friday marked the first trail connection between the Schuylkill River Trail and the Chester Valley Trail.

Supermarkets, stores in Chester County get green light for Pa. wine sales |Aug 18, 2016

The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board has approved 84 wine expanded permits, including three each in Chester and Delaware counties and six in Montgomery County.

Group pushes PECO to produce solar energy |Aug 18, 2016

UPPER DARBY >> On a sultry summer afternoon in Upper Darby last week, activists dedicated to the clean renewable energy gathered at a local PECO substation to demand the utility take greater strides in providing solar energy for customers.

Pottstown YWCA meets with Pa. Rep. Costello for first Advocacy Day |Aug 18, 2016

POTTSTOWN >> Wednesday marked the first-ever U.S. Advocacy Day for YWCA organizations across the country and women from the Pottstown YWCA were doing their share in bolstering the effort to aid community families.

New Pennsylvania AG Castor was prosecutor who didn’t charge Cosby |Aug 18, 2016

HARRISBURG >> The former county prosecutor taking over for Pennsylvania’s convicted attorney general is a central figure in the Bill Cosby case, having chosen a decade ago not to charge the entertainer with sex assault and then saying the decision was binding when called to the witness stand this year by Cosby’s lawyers.

Pottstown to host Veterans Community Day in Memorial Park Saturday |Aug 18, 2016

POTTSTOWN >> The Pottstown Parks and Recreation Department will host a Community Day in Memorial Park on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.