In Other News

Julianne Siller 5K remembers late teen; family finds strength from community

By Eric Devlin @Eric_Devlin on Twitter |

Phoenixville School District officials, resident clash over Meadow Brook turf talks

PHOENIXVILLE >> In what’s quickly becoming a case of “he said, she said,” one resident said she’s tired of hearing mixed messages from the Phoenixville Area School Board about its plans for new turf fields. ...

By Eric Devlin @Eric_Devlin on Twitter |


  • Philadelphia Eagles

    Eagles legend Chuck Bednarik has died at 89

    Chuck Bednarik, considered the greatest Eagles player ever, died this morning.

    By Bob Grotz @BobGrotz on Twitter |

  • Mass transit systems

    New SEPTA budget spares riders a fare hike

    PHILADELPHIA >> A budget proposal for SEPTA’s upcoming fiscal year projects an increase in spending by the regional transit authority, but no fare hike on any of its bus, train or trolley routes.

    By Vince Sullivan @vincesullivan on Twitter |

  • News

    Veterans and VA leaders discuss issues at town hall meeting

    SPRING CITY >> Leaders from the Coatesville Veterans Affairs Medical Center and the Spring City Veterans Affairs outpatient clinic hosted a town hall meeting last week at the Southeastern Veterans Center in Spring City.

    By Digital First Staff |

  • Business

    New dog day-care off to fast start in Chester Springs

    UPPER UWCHLAN >> Dogtopia, a new dog day-care facility, is now open in Chester Springs.

    By Virginia Lindak For Digital First Media |

  • Crime

    Phoenixville police nab 3 in undercover drug bust

    PHOENIXVILLE >> Three suspects are off the streets for selling drugs in the borough, wrapping up a months-long sting operation, Phoenixville police announced Wednesday.

    By Eric Devlin @Eric_Devlin on Twitter |

  • Opinion

    Pa. should make cyber charter school funding reform a priority

    Schools that teach. A very basic concept, yet one that has more complicated layers — with one layer costing about $426 million annually.

    By State Sen. Sean Wiley Guest Columnist |

  • Opinion

    Taxpayers deserve a fair trade with school property tax elimination

    Many local football fans have watched their favorite NFL team make numerous trades and acquisitions over the past two weeks. Some of those trades leave fans scratching their heads and wondering what the front office is doing to help the team get to the Super Bowl.

    By State Sen. David G. Argall Guest Columnist |

  • Events

    Calendar of Events

    Ongoing Summer Afield Program: Calling all fourth to sixth graders! Do you like to investigate your world? Explore streams? Make observations and discoveries? Work on experiments? Make new friends? Have Fun? Then you’ll want to join Summer Afield and make this a summer to remember! Summer Afield is a week-long, half-day program for students who have finished fourth through sixth grade. Our theme this summer will be “The Perkiomen Creek — Past, Present &...


  • News

    Hoops tourney at Phoenixville YMCA helps kids ‘Kick Butts’

    SCHUYLKILL >> The theme of the day was to stop smoking. Either do not start or quit, and encourage others, both young and old, to do the same thing.

    Barry Sankey

  • News

    PHOTOS: Holy Family School holds annual Living Stations of the Cross at St. Ann’s

    Holy Family School held its annual Living Stations of the Cross at St. Ann’s Chapel in Phoenixville Wednesday. Student Cole Tyrell played the part of Jesus in the reenactment of the story of the crucifixion.


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