In Other News

Spring-Ford artists bring home awards from two shows

By Christine Mawhinney Lark For Digital First Media |

Spring-Ford board member balks at special ed hire

ROYERSFORD >> The decision to hire a new special education teacher in the Spring-Ford Area School District did not come without its share of controversy. ...

By Eric Devlin @Eric_Devlin on Twitter |


  • Crime

    Collegeville police seek help identifying knife-wielding Wawa robber

    COLLEGEVILLE >> The Collegeville Police Department is investigating a robbery at the Wawa located on E. Main Street, which occurred Sunday, March 22 at 3:35 p.m.

    For Digital First Media |

  • News

    Board lobbies Harrisburg for fair funding formula

    ROYERSFORD >> Local school officials are urging lawmakers in Harrisburg to find a way to fund public education more fairly.

    By Eric Devlin @Eric_Devlin on Twitter |

  • News

    Phoenixville School District to file eminent domain documents for property

    PHOENIXVILLE >> Officials in the Phoenixville Area School District are trying to finish buying up pieces of land needed to prepare for the new Early Learning Center and Elementary School construction project.

    By Eric Devlin @Eric_Devlin on Twitter |

  • Pets

    Pets of the Week

    Max (dog) Max is a super friendly and playful 1- to 2-year-old dachshund mix. He loves playing with his toys, going for walks and exploring the yard. He is good with children and other dogs. Please contact Spay and Save at 610-279-9714 or, or visit for more information.


  • News

    Montgomery County Commissioners approve contract to begin text to 911 program

    NORRISTOWN >> In May, those unable to call for help in Montgomery County will be able to text for it.

    By Dan Clark @Danclark08 on Twitter |

  • News

    Graterford inmate sentenced to county jail for throwing liquid at corrections officer

    NORRISTOWN >> A Philadelphia man serving time at State Correctional Institute Graterford in Skippack for rape and robbery will go straight to county jail when his state sentence is complete.

    By Dan Clark @Danclark08 on Twitter |

  • News

    Traveling exhibit recounts Pennhurst history

    WEST GOSHEN >> The complex and often tragic history of the Pennhurst State School and Hospital, located in East Vincent, is recalled in a traveling exhibit now on display at the Chester County Government Services center in West Goshen.

    By Michael P. Rellahan @ChescoCourtNews on Twitter |

  • Business

    Vita Bella restaurant opens in Oaks Shopping Center

    UPPER PROVIDENCE >> If you’ve been planning an eating trip to Italy, you may want to reconsider your intentions after visiting Vita Bella Pizzeria & Restaurant, where the proprietors are thoughtfully bringing Italy to you.

    By Gary Puleo @MustangMan48 on Twitter |

  • News

    Collegeville Inn sold for redevelopment; two plans considered

    LOWER PROVIDENCE >> The Collegeville Inn, a former smorgasbord restaurant and cafeteria training facility that closed several years ago, is under contract to be purchased by the Buccini/Pollin Group of Wilmington, Del.

    By Carl Rotenberg @CarlWriter on Twitter |

  • News

    More savings than first reported in Chesco bond refinance

    WEST CHESTER >> Oops. Chester County officials on Thursday were forced to acknowledge that a mistake was made when they announced the total amount of tax savings the county would realize in refinancing $110 million in bond issue debt this week.

    By Michael P. Rellahan @ChescoCourtNews on Twitter |

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