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Chesco commissioners present grant to Phoenixville for flood wall upgrade |Oct 22, 2014

PHOENIXVILLE >> The borough moved one step closer to improving the Schuylkill River flood retaining wall at the water treatment plant Wednesday morning.

Tri-County AMBUCS donate AmTryke to 5-year-old girl |Oct 20, 2014

Limerick >> A five-year-old girl received a special donation Thursday night at the Penn Liberty Bank in Limerick. Karly McKerns, of Birdsboro, was the happy recipient of an AmTryke, donated to her by the Tri County AMBUCS.

Phoenixville area auto dealers distribute coats to children in need |Oct 20, 2014

This month, the Auto Dealers CARing for Kids Foundation will distribute more than 37,000 brand-new winter coats to underprivileged children living in the five-county region of Philadelphia via its 2014 Driving Away the Cold program.

Revamped Spring-Ford Memorial Arboretum to be rededicated over homecoming weekend |Oct 10, 2014

The Spring-Ford Area School District will be hosting a rededication of the Spring-Ford Memorial Arboretum on Oct. 18 at 10 a.m. This special event will be part of the Spring-Ford School District Annual Homecoming weekend events.

Fall events in the Ches-Mont Area |Oct 10, 2014

It’s October and that means it’s time for haunts, hayrides and pumpkins galore.

Montco detectives charge 2 for multi-state burglary ring |Oct 10, 2014

Norristown — Two Philadelphia men have been charged following an investigation of a multi-state burglary ring that extended into Montgomery County. Two other men are being investigated for their parts in the alleged crime spree.

Proposed bill would require minority party representation on county elections boards |Oct 7, 2014

State Sen. Andrew Dinniman has introduced a bill to make it illegal for a county elections board to be comprised of members who are all from the same political party — as is currently the case in Chester County.

Hiker rescued from slope in Lower Perkiomen Valley Park |Oct 7, 2014

Lower Providence — A man was rescued by first responders after being caught in a precarious position on an incline in Lower Perkiomen Valley Park near Egypt Road and Casselberry Drive Monday afternoon.

Former East Vincent man jailed for Megan’s Law violation |Oct 7, 2014

WEST CHESTER — A former East Vincent man who was convicted eight years ago of possession of child pornography is expected to report to prison to begin serving a 2- to 4-year sentence later this month for switching his address without informing police.

World’s Greatest Farmer Showdown returns to Collegeville area for fourth year |Oct 6, 2014

The public is invited to join Greener Partners and Kimberton Whole Foods Oct. 19 for the fourth annual World’s Greatest Farmer Showdown from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Phoenixville man faces assault charges for alleged Pottstown strangling |Oct 6, 2014

Pottstown — A Phoenixville man faces charges following an alleged strangling incident.

Mont Clare man charged with assault after argument over umbrella |Oct 6, 2014

UPPER PROVIDENCE — A Mont Clare man has been charged with assault following an argument with a neighbor.

Democrats howl over Phoenixville ward change |Oct 6, 2014

PHOENIXVILLE — Democrats in the Phoenixville area are crying foul over recent changes to the voting map for the 157th Legislative District, which this fall is featuring a highly competitive race for the seat in Harrisburg.

Royersford man charged after resisting arrest |Oct 6, 2014

Royersford — A borough man has been charged following a reported domestic disturbance on North 6th Avenue.

Castor calls for 911 funding reform |Oct 6, 2014

NORRISTOWN — Montgomery County Commissioner Bruce L. Castor is calling for reform of the fee-based system that funds 911 operations, saying the current system imposes a burden on the county’s taxpayers.

Royersford man arrested for threatening police |Oct 6, 2014

Royersford — A 25-year-old borough man was arrested for threatening police among other offenses when they responded to the call of a domestic disturbance at his home.

Phoenixville to host homecoming for resident on 3,000 mile walk to fight cancer |Oct 3, 2014

Phoenixville resident Norman Horn is making a stop in Phoenixville this weekend as part of his cross country walk in an effort to raise money for the fight against pediatric cancer.

Area fire companies host events to educate public |Oct 3, 2014

In recognition of Fire Prevention Week, local fire companies are hosting a number of events and making visits to promote awareness across area.

Groundbreaking held for Limerick public water hook-ups |Oct 3, 2014

LIMERICK — A ground-breaking ceremony was held Tuesday afternoon for a new, public water line which will hook up residents with contaminated groundwater.

Spring-Ford tables vote on per-capita tax until after November election |Oct 3, 2014

Limerick — The Spring-Ford Area School Board decided in a split vote last week to table a motion to eliminate the per capita tax until after November’s general election.

Proposed anti-discrimination ordinance shelved in Spring City |Oct 3, 2014

Spring City — An anti-discrimination ordinance proposed to Spring City Borough Council’s finance and ordinance committee did not receive a vote because it referenced religion.

Business owner stays true to roots of Skippack Days |Oct 3, 2014

SKIPPACK — When it comes to Skippack Days, Butch Kaelin is a purist.

Black Rock Volunteer Fire company holds fire prevention week programs |Oct 3, 2014

Working smoke alarms can make a life-saving difference in a fire. That’s the message behind this year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign, “Working Smoke Alarms Save Lives: Test Yours Every Month!”

Spring-Ford Area Senior High School recognized by Newsweek |Oct 3, 2014

Limerick — Spring-Ford Area Senior High School recently made Newsweek’s list of top high schools in the country.

Phoenixville to test environmental concerns at Meadow Brook |Oct 2, 2014

PHOENIXVILLE — The Phoenixville Area School Board will likely vote on one of two candidates to assess environmental issues at the Meadow Brook site for its new early learning center/elementary school building.

Phoenixville schools committee hears tax impact of new school project |Oct 2, 2014

PHOENIXVILLE — In response to queries from the public, the Phoenixville Area School District released information in a building and grounds committee meeting Tuesday on the estimated tax impact of the new early learning center/elementary school combined building project.

PAL golf clinic becomes popular item |Sep 29, 2014

SCHUYLKILL — Teaching kids the benefits of golf as a lifetime sport, at an affordable cost, has made the Phoenixville Area Police Athletic League (PAL) golf program a highly popular item.

Skippack teen convicted of 1st degree murder in death of Royersford girlfriend |Sep 29, 2014

Norristown — A Montgomery County judge has determined that a Skippack teenager acted with intent and malice when he fatally stabbed his girlfriend during an argument in a Skippack park last year.

Tristan Stahly found guilty of murder in girlfriend’s death |Sep 29, 2014

NORRISTOWN — A judge has found Tristan Stahley, 18, of Skippack, guilty of first-degree murder in connection to his girlfriend Julianne Siller’s stabbing death in May 2013. Judge William R. Carpenter handed down his verdict Monday morning after a stipulated bench trial.

Montco Quarter Midget Racing results |Sep 29, 2014

Montco Quarter Midget Racing results |Sep 29, 2014

PV Post Prom partners with Impact Thrift Stores for clothing donation fundraiser |Sep 26, 2014

The PV Post Prom Committee is partnering again with Impact Thrift Stores for the upcoming fall clothing drive, which will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 26, at Perkiomen Valley High School, located at 509 Gravel Pike in Collegeville.

Pennypacker Mills to host All Hallow’s Eve Fall Festival |Sep 26, 2014

With the changing of the seasons, bring the entire family to Pennypacker Mills on Saturday, Oct. 18, from 1 to 4 p.m. and experience a very Victorian All Hallow’s Eve Fall Festival.

Community turns out for free child safety seat checks |Sep 26, 2014

Phoenixville area residents had the chance to learn how they could improve their children’s safety in the car and meet the Philly Phanatic last Saturday.

Drop in PSSA scores worries school board |Sep 26, 2014

LIMERICK — Superintendent David Goodin and Director of Curriculum and Instruction Keith Floyd gave a presentation on standardized test scores of Spring-Ford Area School District students in last week’s board workshop meeting.

New teacher contract approved for Spring-Ford |Sep 26, 2014

LIMERICK — Almost two years after negotiations began and with one full year working under an expired contract, a state mediator’s proposal was approved as the basis for a new contract for Spring-Ford Area School District’s teachers.

Distributor of synthetic drugs to Montco stores is headed to jail |Sep 26, 2014

norristown >> An Allentown man has jail in his future after he admitted to running a business involved in the illegal distribution of synthetic drugs and drug paraphernalia, primarily to gas stations and convenience stores in Montgomery and Lehigh counties.

Rainy weather causes crash in Limerick Thursday |Sep 26, 2014

Slick roads due to Thursday’s rainy weather reportedly caused an accident in Limerick.

Body found by burning vehicle in Valley Forge Park |Sep 26, 2014

LOWER PROVIDENCE — A dead body was discovered next to a burning vehicle near the Schuylkill River in Valley Forge National Historical Park Tuesday night.

Limerick agrees to revise sewer line deal |Sep 26, 2014

Limerick — The township and a developer digging sewer laterals who ran into some difficulty during the installation have come to an agreement on how best to move forward.

Corbett announces grant funding for Skippack water line work |Sep 26, 2014

SKIPPACK — State grant funding has been announced that will connect a stretch of homes in Skippack Township with public water lines in an area where contaminated water wells were first found more than a decade ago.

Humane Society Phoenixville celebrates 1st anniversary on First Friday |Sep 25, 2014

This first Friday of October will be a very special first Friday for the Humane Society Phoenixville & The Art Deska Gallery. Not only will the Humane Society Phoenixville & The Art Deska Gallery be participating in the Borough of Phoenixville’s regular First Friday festivities, but it will also be commemorating its first anniversary in the borough.

Malvern Prep community welcomes class of 2018 with brotherhood ceremony |Sep 25, 2014

The freshman class of Malvern Prep has officially embarked on their upper school journey.

Kiwanis Community Day and Chicken BBQ slated for Oct. 4 |Sep 25, 2014

The Kiwanis Club of Phoenixville is sponsoring their Community Day and Chicken Barbecue on Saturday, Oct. 4, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Reeves Park.

Nostalgia for a Cause: Retro Con celebrates the ’70s, ’80s and ’90s for charity |Sep 24, 2014

Take a step back in time when Retro Con, a convention that focuses on all things retro and raising money to donate to charities, returns to the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks at the end of the month.

Shooter in Montco assault-rifle killing plans to appeal conviction |Sep 24, 2014

NORRISTOWN — A former Collegeville man who was convicted in June of a shooting in Norristown in 2011 that injured two people and killed one person was given a life sentence in prison on Thursday by Montgomery County Common Pleas Court Judge Joseph Smyth.

Collegeville man admits to killing friend in Malvern, hiding body |Sep 24, 2014

WEST CHESTER — A Montgomery County man admitted on Friday to shooting and killing a close friend he had grown up next door to in Malvern, but was unable to explain to the judge who accepted his plea what motive he had for the murder.

Property ‘upset’ sale nets $2.1M for Montgomery County |Sep 24, 2014

NORRISTOWN — After about an hour and a half of auctioning on Thursday, 33 Montgomery County properties were sold to several bidders during county treasurer’s upset real estate tax sale.

Limerick awards bid to hook-up properties with contaminated groundwater to public system |Sep 24, 2014

LIMERICK — Further attempting to remedy groundwater contamination in the township, Limerick’s board of supervisors awarded a contract to a construction company to hook up homes in a northern section of the township to public water.

Proposed Spring-Ford pilot program would provide computer for every student |Sep 24, 2014

LIMERICK — Plans to implement a pilot program for Spring-Ford Area School District’s one-to-one computer initiative this school year were laid out for the school board during a recent workshop meeting.