In Other News

Nation’s political divide examined in Ursinus College forum

By Evan Brandt |

Spring-Ford eyes eliminating per capita tax

LIMERICK – The Spring-Ford Area School Board continues to mull becoming the latest school district to eliminate the per capita tax for district revenue. ...

By Frank Otto |


  • General news

    Spring City Library holds grand opening of new building

    The Spring City Public Library staff celebrated the grand opening of their new home Sept. 14 with a ribbon cutting ceremony attended by community members and special guests who included several area officials.

    By Phoenix Staff |

  • Features/People

    Royersford cancer survivor rides to help others conquer the illness

    A Royersford resident fought a tough battle against cancer, and won. She is now going to give back to the doctors who helped to save her life.

    By Christine Mawhinney Lark For 21st Century Media |

  • Features/People

    New Name, Same Mission: University of Valley Forge celebrates name change

    As of Tuesday, Valley Forge Christian College has officially changed its name to the University of Valley Forge (UVF). The Pennsylvania Department of Education (DOE) approved the name change on Aug. 27, but state processes appointed the formal recognition date as Sept. 16.

    Courtesy of the University of Valley Forge |

  • Letters

    Phoenixville mayor explains veto of parking rules

    On Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014, at the regularly scheduled borough council meeting, the council voted to approve an ordinance amending chapter 15 “Motor Vehicles and Traffic, part 4, General Parking Regulations, Section 15-406 Handicapped Parking Zones, and Section 15-411, Parking Prohibited on Portions of Certain Highways During Street Sweeping Hours from March 1 to December 31,” of the Code of Ordinances of the Borough of Phoenixville.


  • Food and drink

    ABC to XYZ in Foods: Rice - the main staple in cooking around the world

    RICE – Is the main staple in cooking around the world.

    By Bette Banjack For 21st Century Media |

  • Opinion

    PSEA must restore rights of religious objectors

    Jane Ladley knew in high school that she had a passion to help children learn to read. Her passion turned into her profession, and for 25 years Jane taught in Pennsylvania public schools, working with children with learning and behavioral difficulties. Jane, a Chester County resident, explains, “To see the light bulb go on and see them be able to read — it’s just really thrilling.”

    By Nate Bohlander Courtesy of the Fairness Center |

  • Columns

    Think About It: Life Lessons from Thomas Jefferson

    “I have sworn upon the altar of God eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.”

    By Don Meyer, Ph.D. Columnist |

  • General news

    PMYC begins 59th season

    CHARLESTOWN — Phoenixville Marian Youth Club (PMYC) began its 59th season of operation with two Little Brothers football games Sept. 14 at Charlestown Park.

    Barry Sankey

  • Crime

    Police ID man electrocuted after apparent attempt to steal copper wiring

    UPPER MERION — Police have identified 41-year-old Marc A. Tuoni of Norristown as the man who was electrocuted in an apparent attempt to steal copper wiring from a 4,100-volt electrical junction box on the front lawn of Kennedy Supplee Mansion in Valley Forge Park Saturday morning.

    By Oscar Gamble |

  • Features/People

    Perkiomen Watershed Conservancy holds open house for Children’s Discovery Room

    PERKIOMEN TWP. — A 3-foot-tall caterpillar was found counting yellow, mellow fishbugs at the Perkiomen Watershed Conservancy’s Children’s Discovery Room Open House Monday.

    By Brendan Wills |

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