In Other News

Phoenixville school district files for ‘immediate’ possession of Meadow Brook

By Frank Otto |

Stipend increases approved for head custodians in Phoenixville

PHOENIXVILLE — Four head custodians in the Phoenixville Area School District received an increase to the stipends they receive for the number of hours they work each pay period. ...

By Frank Otto |


  • General news

    Tim Buckwalter wins special feature at Grandview

    LINCOLN SPEEDWAY (Outlaws) Daryn Pittman led all 35 laps, but it ws Brian Montieth who was the show on July 17 at the Lincoln Speedway. Pittman started on the pole and bested Outlaw (King” Steve Kinser into turn one as the field trailed with Montieth way back in 15th spot. Lap after lap Montieth picked off the Outlaws before passing Joey Saldana for second on lap 23 and then set his sites on Pittman. On lap 26, Montieth got under Pittman to take a brief lead. However,...

    By Ken Johnson For 21st Century Media |

  • General news

    CCLS is ‘flipping out’ over new digital magazine distribution, Flipster

    The Chester County Library System (CCLS) welcomes Flipster to the list of electronic services it provides to patrons. Flipster is a digital magazine distribution service where customers can access magazine from a variety of publishers through a web browser using their Chester County library card number. Users can also download a free app from iTunes to view or download the magazine to a mobile device (an android app will be available in the fall). The CCLS is starting off with 23 titles,...

    Courtesy of CCLS |

  • Columns

    Art & Antiques by Dr. Lori: Yard sale dos and don’ts

    Have you ever spent a Saturday morning going to yard sales? Here are some tips for making the most of your yard sale shopping spree.

    By Lori Verderame Guest Columnist |

  • Crime

    Police Reports: Pedestrian struck, groom’s iPhone stolen

    Pedestrian struck near bridge PERKIOMEN TWP. — A 17-year-old Collegeville girl was walking on the sidewalk of the Route 113 bridge over the Perkiomen Creek when she was hit around 12:55 p.m. July 8.


  • Food and drink

    ABC to XYZ in Foods: Jams, Jellies and Jell-O

    JELL-O – Is one of the most familiar food names around. Prior to the early 1900s, preparation of gelatin was a somewhat time-consuming and difficult task.

    By Bette Banjack For 21st Century Media |

  • General news

    Fire crews rescue woman via boat in Phoenixville

    PHOENIXVILLE — Crews from several area fire departments helped evacuate a person suffering from an undetermined medical event from the banks of the Schuylkill River Saturday night on the borough’s north end.

    By Frank Otto |

  • General news

    Organizations teaming to create interpreter program in Phoenixville

    PHOENIXVILLE — Between the pain, fear and urgency of the situation, anyone having a medical emergency finds themselves in a stressful situation.

    By Frank Otto |

  • General news

    Lower Providence Fire Department rescues two entrapped after crash at Egypt Road and Casselberry Drive

    LOWER PROVIDENCE — Lower Providence Fire Department cut the door off of a car on Egypt Road Sunday after a two-vehicle crash entrapped two subjects in one vehicle.

    By Brendan Wills |

  • General news

    Montgomery, Chester county planning commissions meet to discuss issues

    The Montgomery County Planning Commission shared ideas and planning issues with Chester County’s planning commission at a meeting earlier this month, marking the first time in years the two authorities have met with each other to bounce around ideas.

    By Dan Clark |

  • General news

    Undercover Phoenixville Police bust up 2 cocaine dealers

    PHOENIXVILLE — Two alleged cocaine dealers were arrested after undercover operations conducated by the Phoenixville Police.

    By Frank Otto |

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