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Phoenixville community rises to set off new Phoenix bonfire statue after arson

By Virginia Lindak and Marian Dennis Digital First Media |

Plymouth Ambulance officers: merger will improve service for former Lower Frederick areas

LOWER FREDERICK >> As the plans for the merger between Lower Frederick Regional Ambulance and Plymouth Community Ambulance come into focus, Plymouth Ambulance officials say they believe the merger will offer benefits for residents and businesses...

By Gil Cohen For Digital First Media |

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  • General news

    Phoenixville community rises to set off new Phoenix bonfire statue after arson

    PHOENIXVILLE >> Despite the destruction of the 30-foot wooden Phoenix statue early in the day by vandals, the spirit of the community still burned brightly at the 11th annual Firebird Festival Saturday night.

    By Virginia Lindak and Marian Dennis Digital First Media |

  • General news

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    By Matthew D’Ippolito mdippolito@phoenixvillenews.com @phxvillenews on Twitter |

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  • General news

    Plymouth Ambulance officers: merger will improve service for former Lower Frederick areas

    LOWER FREDERICK >> As the plans for the merger between Lower Frederick Regional Ambulance and Plymouth Community Ambulance come into focus, Plymouth Ambulance officials say they believe the merger will offer benefits for residents and businesses previously served by Lower Frederick.

    By Gil Cohen For Digital First Media |

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