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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.

At a committee-of-the-whole meeting Monday night, the committee debated both policies, but opted instead to follow an administrative recommendation to handle all issues regarding parents as coaches or advisers on a case-by-case basis.

Fri, 12 Sep 2014 01:30:10 -0400 2014-09-12T01:30:10-04:00 2014-09-12T01:30:12-04:00
<![CDATA[Limerick, developer at odds on sewer lateral compensation]]>

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.

Rick Moscariello entered into a deal with Limerick in which he would be paid $1,297 toward the installation of each sewer lateral for his new development in the area of Fruitville Road near Faust Lane, according to Township Manager Dan Kerr.

Fri, 12 Sep 2014 01:29:52 -0400 2014-09-12T01:29:52-04:00 2014-09-12T01:29:53-04:00
<![CDATA[Harpeth Rising to finally make local debut]]>

Harpeth Rising was scheduled to make their debut at Chaplin's on Feb. 13. But a snowstorm that dumped a foot of snow throughout the area resulted in the oft-touring band's first snow-related cancellation in its five-year history.

"That had never happened to us before," said Jordana Greenberg during a recent telephone interview.

Fri, 12 Sep 2014 01:29:26 -0400 2014-09-12T01:29:26-04:00 2014-09-12T01:29:32-04:00
<![CDATA[Lane of Route 422 West to be closed Saturday]]>

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.

Motorists are advised to give themselves more time if traveling through the area.

The work will be performed by Pennsylvania Department of Transportation maintenance employees.

Fri, 12 Sep 2014 01:17:55 -0400 2014-09-12T01:17:55-04:00 2014-09-12T01:17:56-04:00
<![CDATA[Three Skippack businesses cited for serving alcohol to minors]]> SKIPPACK - The Pennsylvania State Police Bureau of Liquor Control Enforcement has cited three establishments for allegedly serving alcohol to minors.

The Still Bar & Grill at 3509 Skippack Pike, Basta Pasta at 4052 Skippack Pike and Skippack Beverage (Tapovan Inc.) at 1120 Bridge Road were cited on June 19 for serving alcohol to a minor.

Fri, 12 Sep 2014 01:05:17 -0400 2014-09-12T01:05:17-04:00 2014-09-12T01:05:18-04:00
<![CDATA[Berks man who exchanged nude images with Limerick boy faces court supervision]]>

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.

Glenn Kriczky, 59, of the 800 block of Colonial Drive, Birdsboro, pleaded guilty in Montgomery County Court on Tuesday to a misdemeanor charge of corruption of a minor in connection with incidents that occurred between May and October 2013.

Fri, 12 Sep 2014 01:02:58 -0400 2014-09-12T01:02:58-04:00 2014-09-12T01:03:01-04:00
<![CDATA[Survey: Residents say Chesco a great place to live and work]]>

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.

The survey of more than 300 people who live and work here, released last week, is part of Vista 2025, an advisory development guide being developed for consultation by county public officials and business leaders looking out over the next 10 years.

Fri, 12 Sep 2014 01:00:35 -0400 2014-09-12T01:00:35-04:00 2014-09-12T01:00:40-04:00
<![CDATA[Motorcycle ride will benefit Justice4PAKids to raise awareness of child sexual abuse]]>

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.

"Everybody has a golf tournament," Riley said.

Fri, 12 Sep 2014 00:58:30 -0400 2014-09-12T00:58:30-04:00 2014-09-12T00:58:34-04:00
<![CDATA[Royersford police arrest driveway sealer scammers]]>

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

Mario Miguel, 43, of South Bend, Ind., Melanie Miguel, 18, who listed home addresses in both Philadelphia and Cherry Hill, N.J., and an unnamed 17-year-old male juvenile were all arrested when they returned to the home of the victim on Friday.

Fri, 12 Sep 2014 00:54:52 -0400 2014-09-12T00:54:52-04:00 2014-09-12T00:54:54-04:00
<![CDATA[Phoenixville Public Library renovations begin]]>

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.

Phoenixville Area School District, which funds most of the library's operations, announced Wednesday in a press release that work was beginning that day with the removal of the "old equipment.

Fri, 12 Sep 2014 00:52:10 -0400 2014-09-12T00:52:10-04:00 2014-09-12T00:52:12-04:00
<![CDATA[Stars abound in college field hockey circles]]> Thu, 11 Sep 2014 16:40:38 -0400 2014-09-11T16:40:38-04:00 2014-09-11T16:40:39-04:00 <![CDATA[College Corner: Football players start seasons]]> 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.

Ryan Brumfield (Chester Springs, Owen J. Roberts) ran for 13 yards in Eastern Michigan's loss to Florida. Brumfield had two impressive touchdown runs and rushed for 56 yards in a season-opening victory over Morgan State.

Thu, 11 Sep 2014 16:39:38 -0400 2014-09-11T16:39:38-04:00 2014-09-11T16:39:39-04:00
<![CDATA[Montco Quarter Midget Racing results]]>

Thu, 11 Sep 2014 15:47:49 -0400 2014-09-11T15:47:49-04:00 2014-09-11T15:47:51-04:00
<![CDATA[VIDEO: Lancaster filmmaker releases documentary short on Firebird Festival]]> Thu, 11 Sep 2014 14:44:46 -0400 2014-09-11T14:44:46-04:00 2014-09-11T14:44:55-04:00 VIMEO <![CDATA[Restoring freedom to information in the Freedom of Information Act]]> Over time federal agencies have flipped the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) on its head.

Congress clearly intended the FOIA to be a tool for the public to pry information out of federal agencies. In recent years, however, agencies have blatantly abused opaque language in the law to keep records that might be embarrassing out of the public's hands forever.

Thu, 11 Sep 2014 12:28:31 -0400 2014-09-11T12:28:31-04:00 2014-09-11T12:28:32-04:00