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Perkiomen Valley School District sets Oct. 23 public meeting for referendum on $2M artificial turf plan

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Teens invited to enter video contest to combat opioid epidemic

Collegeville >> State Sen. John Rafferty, R-44th Dist., recently announced that his office will be participating in a Senate contest aimed at teen drug and alcohol prevention and awareness. The initiative, known as the “Talk to Your Senat...

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    Dream Factory to hold Fall Gala in Phoenixville

    PHOENIXVILLE >> Disney World isn’t the only place where dreams come true.

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    3-vehicle crash reported on Route 724 in North Coventry

    NORTH COVENTRY >> One person was taken to the Trauma Center at Reading Hospital in West Reading after this three-car crash on rain-soaked Route 724 near Catfish Lane Monday morning.

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    Storm brings down trees and power lines in West Whiteland

    WEST WHITELAND >> A home in the 100 block of Whitford Road was evacuated Monday morning after the power line running up the side of the building went up in flames during the morning rainstorm. West Whiteland Fire Chief George “Bud” Turner described the burning wires as quite impressive with the arcing wires shooting flames up the side of the home and smoke drifting over nearby Route 30.

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    Route 422 to close for two nights near Pottstown

    POTTSTOWN >> Eastbound and westbound lanes of Route 422 in the Pottstown area will be closed and detoured for two nights this week.

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    Kutztown University joins OJR cavalcade to honor former director of both bands

    SOUTH COVENTRY >> From 1961 to 1968, Richard Wells, an Owen J. Roberts High School alumnus, was the band director for his alma mater.

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    Pickup truck crashes into Limerick hardware store

    LIMERICK >> A hardware store has been left with significant damage after a truck plowed into the building, police said.

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    Independence Blue Cross, Tower Health reach agreement on 3-year deal

    Independence Blue Cross and Tower Health have reached an agreement on a new, three-year contract, effective immediately, ending a nearly week-long contract dispute that jeopardized hospital access for 120,000 people.

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    WATCH: Rep. Costello slams former Equifax CEO during questioning Tuesday

    U.S. Rep. Ryan Costello’s, R-6, grilled former Equifax CEO Richard Smith as he testified Tuesday before the Energy and Commerce Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington.

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    St. Teresa of Calcutta named a National Blue Ribbon School

    LIMERICK >> St. Teresa of Calcutta School has been named a National Blue Ribbon School, the U.S. Deptartment of Education announced.

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    Heritage gala will help raise money for a new Phoenixville mural

    PHOENIXVILLE >> The Schuylkill River Heritage Center will host its 8th annual Heritage Award Celebration on Tuesday, Oct. 17, from 6 to 9 p.m. at The Foundry to raise money to replace the former mural at Renaissance Park.

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