In Other News

State House poised to vote on liquor privatization legislation

By Kristina Scala @Scala_Kris on Twitter |

Upper Providence rejects 52-home project on Black Rock Road

UPPER PROVIDENCE >> The township supervisors have denied the Freeland/Black Rock Associates preliminary subdivision plan due to technical deficiencies. ...

By Leslie Lighton-Humphreys For Digital First Media |


  • Pets

    Pets of the Week

    Dougie (dog) Dougie is a sweet beagle, about 25 pounds, whose favorite things are belly rubs, sleeping and snacks. Dougie has an adorable tail that wags enthusiastically in response to any attention from women. Dougie was one of 60,000 beagles bred annually for research, and he has come a long way in overcoming the trauma that he suffered. While he remains shy and sometimes anxious around men, he not only accepts all the petting his humans want to give, but has started to ask for it.


  • News

    Townhome project approved for former greenhouse site in Upper Providence

    UPPER PROVIDENCE >> The supervisors recently approved tentative plans slated to transform an inactive commercial greenhouse property into a Gambone housing development.

    By Leslie Lighton-Humphreys For Digital First Media |

  • Food

    ABC to XYZ in Foods: Chicken and Cranberry

    Chickens >> What do you know about them other than going to the market to buy what you need? The chicken family — hens, roosters and their eggs — originally ran wild. They were domesticated way back when from Asian descent.

    By Bette Banjack For Digital First Media |

  • Crime

    Bridgeport man accused of attempted child sex assault; nabbed in Internet sting

    NORRISTOWN >> A 37-year-old Bridgeport man has been charged with attempted child sexual assault after he was nabbed by detectives conducting an undercover sting operation targeting alleged Internet predators.

    By Carl Hessler Jr. @MontcoCourtNews on Twitter |

  • News

    Chesco Housing Authority aims to find homes for 100 vets in 100 days

    The Chester County Housing Authority has launched a new campaign for finding at least 100 veterans suitable homes in the next 100 days.

    Courtesy of the Chester County Housing Authority |

  • News

    Walkway to Valley Forge: Construction proceeds in frigid temperatures

    Workers braved the cold as they continued work on the Sullivan’s Bridge project near Valley Forge National Historical Park Thursday.


  • Features/People

    UVF alum among Time magazine Person of the Year honorees for Ebola epidemic work

    CHARLESTOWN >> A former University of Valley Forge student was recently named as one of Time magazine’s “Person of the Year” honorees for her work in Africa with Ebola victims.

    By Virginia Lindak For Digital First Media |

  • Theater

    Phoenixville Area Middle School students prepare to present ‘Beauty and the Beast Jr.’

    Phoenixville Area Middle School students are getting into their roles in preparation for their production of Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast Jr.” March 5-7 at 7 p.m.


  • News

    Pack 119 Cub Scouts battle for the lead at annual Pinewood Derby

    Phoenixville Cub Scout Pack 119 held its annual Pinewood Derby on Saturday, Feb. 21, at St. John’s Lutheran Church. Scouts watched intently as the wooden racers they spent weeks crafting with their parents, raced down the track, with finishes often separated by mere seconds.


  • News

    PHOTO: Four alumni honored at TCHS Hall of Fame induction ceremony

    David Hoffman (Electronics Class of 1973), Kristen Hunsinger (Animal Science Class of 2007), Nancy Custer-Strauss (Advanced Office Practice Class of 1974) and Jeff Lawrence (Automotive Technology Class of 1991) were inducted into the 15th Annual Alumni Hall of Fame at the Chester County Technical College High School last Thursday Night, Feb. 19.


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