In Other News

Revamped Spring-Ford Memorial Arboretum to be rededicated over homecoming weekend

By Christine Mawhinney Lark For 21st Century Media |

Democrats howl over Phoenixville ward change

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. ...

By Michael P. Rellahan |


  • Food and drink

    The many uses of vinegar and vanilla

    Vinegar >> comes to us from the French meaning “sour wine.”

    By Bette Banjack For 21st Century Media |

  • Features/People

    Fun and haunted legacies continue to grow at Pennhurst

    Spring City >> Fans of the macabre seeking a frightful adventure need search no further than Spring City — Pennhurst Asylum has opened its gates for its 5th annual Halloween season.

    By Virginia Lindak For 21st Century Media |

  • Events

    Fall events in the Ches-Mont Area

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

    By Marian Dennis |

  • Editorials

    New look coming to The Phoenix Reporter & Item

    We are very excited to reveal our new papers!

    By Lisa Mitchell Managing Editor |

  • Columns

    Think About It: The Mystery of the Fortune Cookie

    “Confucius say: if you think you’re going to sum up your entire life on this little piece of paper, you’re crazy.”

    By Don Meyer, Ph.D. Columnist |

  • Business

    Moe’s Southwest Grill opening new location in Oaks

    “Welcome to Moe’s!” will soon be heard in Oaks when Moe’s Southwest Grill opens at 1570 Egypt Road in the Oaks Shopping Center on Thursday.

    Courtesy of Moe’s Southwest Grill |

  • Government and politics

    Proposed bill would require minority party representation on county elections boards

    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.

    By Evan Brandt |

  • Letters

    Phoenixville voting precinct relocation indefensible

    Last week, the Republican appointees of the Chester County Elections Board unilaterally decided to relocate Precinct 477 (Phoenixville West 1) from the 157th to the 155th Pennsylvania House District. This act is a violation of the due process rights and the right to vote for elected officials by the citizens of the 157th.


  • General news

    Former East Vincent man jailed for Megan’s Law violation

    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.

    By Michael P. Rellahan |

  • General news

    Hiker rescued from slope in Lower Perkiomen Valley Park

    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.


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