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Phoenixville Police, anonymous citizen brighten holidays with ‘Secret Santa’

By Marian Dennis @MarianDennis on Twitter|

Fire Chief: ‘Careless smoking’ was likely cause of Pottstown fire

POTTSTOWN >> A fire that left one dead and 21 displaced is likely the result of careless smoking, authorities said. ...

By Marian Dennis @MarianDennis1 on Twitter|


  • News

    Tractor-trailer fire shuts down turnpike in Chester County

    Charlestown >> A tractor-trailer fire closed the eastbound lanes on the Pennsylvania Turnpike east of the Downingtown interchange during the height of rush hour Monday morning.

    By Pete Bannan @petebannan on Twitter|

  • News

    Pennsburg doctor accused of possessing child porn dies in jail

    LOWER PROVIDENCE >> A Pennsburg pediatrician accused of possessing child pornography died over the weekend at the Montgomery County Correctional Facility in Lower Providence where he was being held on high bail pending his initial court hearing.

    By Carl Hessler Jr. @MontcoCourtNews on Twitter|

  • News

    2 arrested after hit and run

    WEST WHITELAND >> Police arrested two people from Delaware who tossed stolen clothing out of a car window after a hit and run.

    By Adam Farence @afarence on Twitter|

  • News

    2 CCIU executives receive a POTA award

    DOWNINGTOWN >> The Chester County Intermediate Unit announced that two of its executives are the recipients of the Pennsylvania Occupational Therapy Association (POTA) Award of Appreciation.

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    Montgomery County commissioners approve 2 percent hike on hotel room tax

    NORRISTOWN >> Tourists and visitors to Montgomery County will have to reach a few dollars deeper into their pockets when they book a night in one of the county’s 74 hotels.

    By Kaitlyn Foti @kaitlynfoti on Twitter|

  • Opinion

    Look Back at History: Old tin-stamped cookies at Christmastime a Pennsylvania Dutch Tradition & treat

    Hormon Foose, a creative tinsmith from Fleetwood, was one of those craftsmen that demonstrated his artistic abilities at the Kutztown Folk Festival and made tin cut-out cookie cutters which were collected by many families. In 1973, Foose was invited to demonstrate at the National Craft Festival at Silver Dollar City, Missouri in the heart of America’s Ozarks with other celebrated craftsmen, a well-deserved Americana honor. But PA Deitsch antique cookie cutters are rare today,...

    By Richard L.T. Orth|

  • Opinion

    person to person — impact: There’s no business like snow business!

    No, there is no mistake in the title of this column. I slightly modified the 1954 movie musical “There’s No Business Like Show Business”. During this Christmas season when many (especially the kids) have the song “I’m Dreaming of a White Christmas” on their minds, I thought I would take this column to prepare for Christmas and in doing so also talk about Christmas, snow, and the above Irving Berlin musical, staring: Ethel Merman, Marilyn Monroe,...


  • Opinion

    Think about it: Moving from One Season to Another

    “Isn’t it funny how day by day nothing changes but when you look back everything is different.” — C.S. Lewis


  • Spirituality

    FAITH: Reflections on the Season of Waiting

    What are you waiting for? How many times are we asked this question at this time of year? What are you waiting for? Cookies to be baked? Candles to be lit? Gifts to be wrapped? Cards to be sent?


  • News

    600 financially struggling families get a Christmas to remember at KACS giveaway

    New GARDEN >> More than 600 families in southern Chester County, including about 850 children, are getting the Christmas they could only dream about thanks to the generosity of hundreds of local businesses, service organizations, school groups and individuals.

    By Fran Maye @kennettpaper on Twitter|

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