In Other News

State House poised to vote on liquor privatization legislation

By Kristina Scala @Scala_Kris on Twitter |

Phoenixville residents question New Early Learning Center and Elementary School plans

PHOENIXVILLE >> Residents got an in-depth look at the New Early Learning Center and Elementary School Thursday night. ...

By Eric Devlin @Eric_Devlin on Twitter |


  • Education

    New state law requires more criminal, child abuse clearances for school volunteers

    New state regulations requiring volunteers in both public and private schools to get criminal and child abuse background clearances could lead to a drop off in volunteers, mostly due to the cost.

    By Linda Finarelli @lkfinarelli on Twitter |

  • News

    Phoenixville man charged with assault after argument in local bar

    PHOENIXVILLE >> A Phoenixville man is facing charges after allegedly assaulting a man outside of a local bar on Tuesday night.

    By Marian Dennis @MarianDennis1 on Twitter |

  • Features/People

    Former Great Valley principal travels world to make new teachers

    Former Great Valley Middle School principal Stephen Swymer recently returned from a trip to Uganda where he was training teachers with the Global Training Network group. Since retiring in 2008, Swymer has taken 25 trips to remote and impoverished areas around the world in an effort to train teachers in schools and orphanages.

    By Virginia Lindak For Digital First Media |

  • News

    Montgomery County judge says appointing special prosecutor in attorney general case was legal

    NORRISTOWN >> Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas Judge William Carpenter filed an opinion with the Pennsylvania Supreme Court Wednesday saying that he was within his rights to appoint a special prosecutor in the investigation of state Attorney General Kathleen Kane and evidence collected against her should not be suppressed.

    By Dan Clark @Danclark08 on Twitter |

  • News

    Abington man sentenced to federal prison for gambling organization

    PHILADELPHIA >> The Montgomery County man who ran a nationwide sports gambling organization and hid the cash in his backyard in Abington was sentenced to 20 months in federal prison on Tuesday, according to a press release from the United States Attorney’s Office.

    By Dan Clark @Danclark08 on Twitter |

  • News

    Montgomery County Recorder of Deeds Nancy Becker recognized for veterans ID program

    NORRISTOWN >> Montgomery County Recorder of Deeds Nancy Becker has been recognized yet again for her work helping veterans in Montgomery County.

    By Dan Clark @Danclark08 on Twitter |

  • Calendar of Events

    Ongoing Facetime Theatre’s Summer Experience: Register now for Facetime Theatre’s Summer Experience for students entering first through fourth grades, running June 15-19 & June 22-26. Summer Experience consists of two weeks of half-day camp from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Franklin Commons in Phoenixville. Session I runs from June 15-19 and Session II from June 22-26. Each session will focus on different skills and utilize different curriculum so that students can...


  • News

    Spring-Ford Area School Board OKs $146M preliminary budget, 4% tax increase

    LIMERICK >> Get ready for a possible tax hike in the Spring-Ford Area School District.

    By Eric Devlin @Eric_Devlin on Twitter |

  • Prep Sports

    Norristown Area School District officially accepted into the Pioneer Athletic League

    NORRISTOWN >> Following a unanimous vote from the principals in the Pioneer Athletic Conference (PAC), the Norristown Area School District has been accepted and will begin transitioning its middle school and high school freshmen teams for the 2015-2016 school year.

    By Brendan Wills @BWillsTH on Twitter |

  • News

    PHOTOS: Ash Wednesday starts the Lenten season

    Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of the Lenten season for Christians. In Phoenixville, Rev. Koshy Matthews and Rev. Dennis Coleman of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church distributed ashes at the corner of Bridge and Main streets at noon on Wednesday. At Blessed Teresa of Calcutta Catholic School, Father Paul Brandt visited classrooms to administer ashes to students and talk to the children about the importance of Ash Wednesday.


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