In Other News

Judge rules against Meadow Brook in Phoenixville eminent domain case

By Frank Otto |

Former head of Montgomery County Republican Party Robert Kerns waives arraignment, pleads not guilty to assault

COURTHOUSE — The former head of the Montgomery County Republican Party pleaded not guilty to the standing assault charges against him by waiving his formal arraignment, according to online court documents. ...



  • General news

    Shoe recycling program benefits Phoenixville July 4th fireworks

    PHOENIXVILLE — A local community group is collecting shoes for those who need them in developing countries in a program that will help fund the borough’s Fourth of July fireworks celebration.

    By Digital First Media Staff |

  • Opinion

    Improve FOIA to give everyday Americans better access to documents

    Earlier this year, the Veterans Affairs Administration denied the Tampa Tribune’s Freedom of Information Act request for the names of VA hospitals where veterans died because of delays in medical screenings. To hide this information, the VA used the “pre-decisional” exemption, simply stating that the requested documents were “preliminary” communications and could thus be withheld.

    By Nate Jones Courtesy of the American Forum |

  • General news

    Mosquitoes test positive for West Nile virus in Chesco

    Chester County announced Tuesday the first positive test result for West Nile virus in mosquitoes collected in Uwchlan Township.

    By Digital First Media staff |

  • Crime

    Theft charges against convicted killer withdrawn

    COURTHOUSE — A Collegeville man who was convicted of first degree murder in June has had unrelated charges of retail theft withdrawn by the district attorney’s office, according to paperwork filed in the clerk of courts on Monday.

    By Dan Clark |

  • General news

    Negotiators optimistic about Spring-Ford teacher contract talks

    LIMERICK — Although both sides are remaining tight-lipped on contract talks, negotiators the Spring-Ford Area School Board and Spring-Ford’s teachers’ union are optimistic.

    By Frank Otto |

  • General news

    Royersford man draws probation for exposing himself to neighbor

    NORRISTOWN — A Royersford man will be under court supervision for three years after he admitted to exposing his genitals to a female neighbor.

    By Carl Hessler Jr. |

  • General news

    Local sports notices for July 6

    TENNIS The Phoenixville Borough Recreation Department will oversee summer tennis clinics from July 7-Aug. 1 (four-week program Monday-Friday), summer tennis teams for boys and girls ages 10-18, and the Orange Crush Tournament Aug. 4-9. More information: Contact Leo Scoda at 610-933-1727 or


  • General news

    Graterford Road Bridge could be rebuilt in 2015

    PERKIOMEN — The Graterford Road Bridge, which closed suddenly due to structural issues, is slated to be replaced at some point in 2015.

    By 21st Century Media Staff |

  • Music

    Chesco Pops Summer Series includes performance at Phoenixville Area Middle School

    The Chester County Pops Orchestra will present three concerts in July 2014. Performances will take place at:

    Courtesy of the Chester County Pops Orchestra |

  • General news

    Spring City moves up in CCL standings

    Spring City posted two victories in a pair of road Chester County League Senior American Legion baseball games on June 28.

    Barry Sankey

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