In Other News

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 |


  • Crime

    Ex-Royersford man gets lengthy state sentence for child sex abuse

    NORRISTOWN >> Just before being sentenced to a lengthy stay in a state prison, the former Royersford man convicted of molesting a young girl in his care over a two year period maintained his innocence.

    By Dan Clark @Danclark08 on Twitter |

  • Opinion

    Teachers’ Unions: The common roadblock to reform

    From Philadelphia to York to the Pittsburgh suburbs, parents and taxpayers are looking to improve public education without breaking the bank. But there’s a common roadblock standing in their way: Teachers’ unions are consigning students to some of the worst-performing schools in the state — all to retain their iron grip on power.

    By James Paul Courtesy of the Commonwealth Foundation |

  • Opinion

    Voters call for clarity: IRS should listen

    Nonprofit political activity is at a crossroads. Nonprofits have come under criticism from some on the left for spending too much dark money to influence politics, while some on the right critique the IRS for subjecting certain groups applying for nonprofit status to increased scrutiny based on their names.

    By Bill Schambra and Lisa Gilbert Courtesy of the American Forum |

  • General news

    Phoenixville firebird burned by vandals; festival still on

    PHOENIXVILLE >> Sometime last night, unknown vandals set fire to the wooden phoenix statue in Friendship Field that was to burn tonight as the culmination of the borough’s 11th annual Firebird Festival.

    By Matthew D’Ippolito @phxvillenews on Twitter |

  • Movies

    Couple with Phoenxville ties featured in new film

    Director Matthew Bonifacio and his wife Julianna Gelinas Bonifacio discovered the hard way that simultaneously planning a wedding and shooting a movie can be a demanding proposition.

    By Amy Longsdorf For Digital First Media |

  • General news

    Local fire companies, Operation Nine Reindeer shower struggling family with gifts

    SPRING CITY >> Santa came early to one special family this year and not only did he bring stacks of presents, he brought a room full of smiles, a whole lot of cheer and, not to mention, several fire departments.

    By Marian Dennis MarianDennis1 on Twitter |

  • General news

    Chester County business owner admits to work visa fraud scheme

    PHILADELPHIA >> A Spring City-area business owner potentially faces time in a federal prison after he admitted to a scheme to illegally bring more than 50 workers to the United States on work visas as IT consultants for his company.

    By Carl Hessler Jr. @MontcoCourtNews on Twitter |

  • General news

    Judge rejects ex-Birdsboro woman’s plea in sex abuse case

    WEST CHESTER >> An anticipated guilty plea by a former Birdsboro woman fell though Thursday when the judge refused to accept it, citing the defendant’s refusal to admit to sexually abusing a young girl in the home she shared with her then-boyfriend.

    By Michael P. Rellahan @ChescoCourtNews on Twitter |

  • Crime

    Philadelphia woman gets probation for bringing heroin to Graterford prison

    NORRISTOWN >> A Philadelphia woman accused of bringing heroin to Graterford prison in the fall of 2013 was sentenced to one year of probation after pleading guilty to a pair of misdemeanors in the case.

    By Michael Goldberg mgoldberg@21st-century @mg_thereporter on Twitter |

  • General news

    Firefighters recognized at Upper Providence Supervisors’ meeting

    UPPER PROVIDENCE >> Upper Providence Fire Chief Joshua Overholt presented officials of the four fire companies that support township properties with annual volunteer member incentive checks.

    By Leslie Lighton-Humphreys For Digital First Media |

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