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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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

O’Leary, Hunsicker among Montco Hall of Famers |Sep 23, 2014

Two local sports figures are among the 12 inductees for the Montgomery County Chapter of the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame this year.

Phoenixville PAL Youth Wrestling slates registration |Sep 22, 2014

Registration for the 2014-15 Phoenixville Area Police Athletic League (PAL) Youth Wrestling program has been scheduled for all youngsters ages K to 8.

Phoenixville’s Meadow Brook Golf Club to shut down per court order |Sep 19, 2014

PHOENIXVILLE — As of the end of the business day Friday, the Meadow Brook Golf Club property can officially be occupied by the Phoenixville Area School District.

Spring City Library holds grand opening of new building |Sep 19, 2014

The Spring City Public Library staff celebrated the grand opening of their new home Sept. 14 with a ribbon cutting ceremony attended by community members and special guests who included several area officials.

PMYC begins 59th season |Sep 17, 2014

CHARLESTOWN — Phoenixville Marian Youth Club (PMYC) began its 59th season of operation with two Little Brothers football games Sept. 14 at Charlestown Park.

Police ID man electrocuted after apparent attempt to steal copper wiring |Sep 16, 2014

UPPER MERION — Police have identified 41-year-old Marc A. Tuoni of Norristown as the man who was electrocuted in an apparent attempt to steal copper wiring from a 4,100-volt electrical junction box on the front lawn of Kennedy Supplee Mansion in Valley Forge Park Saturday morning.

Nation’s political divide examined in Ursinus College forum |Sep 16, 2014

COLLEGEVILLE — No American needs a degree in political science to know that politics in this country is polarized at nearly every level.

Police blotter |Sep 16, 2014

CHARLESTON — An unknown suspect broke into a township residence by forcing in a window and stole $1,500 worth of property between midnight on Aug. 29 and 6 a.m. Sept. 2.

Breathalyzer tests administered to students at Phoenixville football game |Sep 16, 2014

PHOENIXVILLE — Students heading into the Phoenixville-Owen J. Roberts football game Friday night at Washington Field were breathalyzed to check for under-age drinking.

Spring-Ford eyes eliminating per capita tax |Sep 16, 2014

LIMERICK – The Spring-Ford Area School Board continues to mull becoming the latest school district to eliminate the per capita tax for district revenue.

Chesco makes 200 generators available to towns to keep traffic signals working |Sep 16, 2014

In natural emergencies, sometimes it’s what you didn’t think about beforehand that you miss the most.

Planning commission report shows increased housing construction in Montgomery County |Sep 16, 2014

NORRISTOWN — More housing units were built in Montgomery County in 2013 than in the previous two years, according to a report released Wednesday by the county planning commission.

Limerick, developer at odds on sewer lateral compensation |Sep 12, 2014

LIMERICK — A dispute over compensation arose between the township and a developer after he struck rock while digging sewer laterals for his new development off Fruitville Road and asked for more money.

OJR School Board rejects coach nepotism policy |Sep 12, 2014

SOUTH COVENTRY — The Owen J. Roberts School Board’s legislative and policy committee rejected two draft policies regarding parents serving as district coaches or paid club advisers when their own children are on the team or club.

Royersford police arrest driveway sealer scammers |Sep 12, 2014

ROYERSFORD — Police arrested three people in connection with a driveway sealing scam they allegedly used to rip off an elderly borough resident.

Motorcycle ride will benefit Justice4PAKids to raise awareness of child sexual abuse |Sep 12, 2014

MALVERN — When Justice4PAKids co-founder Bob Riley wanted to organize a fundraiser for his new organization with a distinct mission, he wanted to raise money in a unique way. So the motorcycle enthusiast started the event Motorcycle Ride4PAKids.

Phoenixville Public Library renovations begin |Sep 12, 2014

PHOENIXVILLE — Work to replace the heating and cooling unit at the Phoenixville Public Library began Wednesday and will result in some closures as work becomes more intensive beginning at the end of the month.

Lane of Route 422 West to be closed Saturday |Sep 12, 2014

LOWER PROVIDENCE — One lane of Route 422 West will be closed between the Route 23 and Oaks interchanges for road resurfacing. The closure will be in effect from 5 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday.

Berks man who exchanged nude images with Limerick boy faces court supervision |Sep 12, 2014

NORRISTOWN — A Berks County man, one of six men accused of having inappropriate contact with a Limerick boy, has admitted that he exchanged nude images with the boy via electronic devices linked to an adult social media site.

Survey: Residents say Chesco a great place to live and work |Sep 12, 2014

WEST CHESTER — Chester County is viewed as an overwhelmingly favorable place to live and work, according to a survey sponsored by business and county government.

Three Skippack businesses cited for serving alcohol to minors |Sep 12, 2014

SKIPPACK — The Pennsylvania State Police Bureau of Liquor Control Enforcement has cited three establishments for allegedly serving alcohol to minors.

Schuylkill River Heritage Area to host bike ride through national parks |Sep 11, 2014

POTTSTOWN — The Schuylkill River Heritage Area is hosting Pedaling Through Our National Parks, the third event in their Bike Trail Series, on Sept. 20 and 21.

Montco Quarter Midget Racing results |Sep 11, 2014

Stars abound in college field hockey circles |Sep 11, 2014

College Corner: Football players start seasons |Sep 11, 2014

Division I-A Penn State’s Tyler Yazujian (Spring-Ford) saw action as a long snapper on punts in a 21-3 victory over Akron in Happy Valley.

VIDEO: Lancaster filmmaker releases documentary short on Firebird Festival |Sep 11, 2014

Firebird Festival, the popular community celebration honoring Phoenixville each December, is the subject of a new short film by Lancaster-based filmmaker Josh Hankins.

Kimberton Lions host 16th annual 5k run/walk |Sep 11, 2014

The Kimberton Area Lions Club will host their 16th Annual 5K Run/Walk- Kid’s Fun Run on Saturday, Sept. 27 at the Kimberton Fire House Fairgrounds.

Pa. Turnpike to close Route 29 interchange overnight Saturday |Sep 11, 2014

The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission announced today that the Route 29 All-Electronic Interchange (Exit #320, E-ZPass only) on I-76 between Downingtown (Exit #312) and Valley Forge (Exit #326) will be closed to eastbound and westbound traffic from 10 p.

PennDOT introduces live video streaming of roadways to 511PA |Sep 10, 2014

PennDOT announced today that streaming video from its more than 700 traffic cameras is now available on 511PA.

Montco to use grant for alternative-fuel vehicles |Sep 9, 2014

NORRISTOWN — Montgomery County has been awarded a grant to help offset the cost to get new vehicles to add to its fleet. The only catch is the new vehicles won’t run on regular gas.

NRC gives Limerick nuke plant top rating for 1st half of 2014 |Sep 9, 2014

LIMERICK — The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has rated Exelon Nuclear’s Limerick Generating Station in the highest performance category for the first half of the year.