In Other News

Suspect arrested in Collegeville Wawa robbery

By Oscar Gamble @OGamble_TH on Twitter |

AG: Montgomery County car dealerships violated consumer protection laws

NORRISTOWN >> The Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General filed a lawsuit in Montgomery County Court Wednesday against three county car dealerships and their president, alleging deceptive business practices, selling cars at inflated prices and s...

By Dan Clark @Danclark08 on Twitter |


  • Theater

    Phoenixville Area High School presents ‘Hairspray’ this weekend

    The Phoenixville Area High School Theatre Guild presents “Hairspray” this weekend at the District Auditorium at Phoenixville Area Middle School, 1330 Main St. The production opened Thursday night and will also play Friday and Saturday nights beginning at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults and $7 for students and seniors.


  • Politics

    Killion, Tobash detail hybrid-style pension solution

    MIDDLETOWN >> Delaware County state Rep. Tom Killion, at a forum Thursday, pushed to fortify a hybrid-style pension plan that failed to garner bipartisan support under former Gov. Tom Corbett.

    By Kristina M. Scala @Scala_Kris on Twitter |

  • Traffic

    UPDATED: PennDOT announces 422 lane closure at Oaks Interchange next week

    The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) has announced that one lane will be closed westbound on Route 422 at the Oaks Interchange in Upper Providence from Tuesday, March 31, through Friday, April 3, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for bridge deck sealing.

    Courtesy of PennDOT |

  • Columns

    Think About It: Our Love of Animals

    When you grow up on a farm, you have an inborn love for animals. Whether it was the cows and chickens, hogs and geese, horse and pony, sheep, cat or dog, from the start of the day to the end of the day we were around those animals. To this day I still love the smell of the barn.

    By Don Meyer, Ph.D. Columnist |

  • Opinion

    Wolf negotiates billions with unions who gave him millions

    Gov. Tom Wolf’s first executive order banned gifts for executive branch employees in order to eliminate conflicts of interest between those in power and anyone “seeking to obtain business...

    By Matthew J. Brouillette Courtesy of the Commonwealth Foundation |

  • Opinion

    Wolf’s budget could save Pennsylvania

    Gov. Tom Wolf’s budget proposal presents a clear vision for the future of our state and dares us to be great in the spirit of President John Kennedy who said that “a rising tide lifts all boats.”

    By Rick Bloomingdale 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

    Molly Maguire’s donates golf benefit earnings to The Colonial

    Molly Maguire’s Irish Restaurant and Pub presented a check for $3,070 to The Colonial Theatre Thursday morning. The money was raised during their 2014 Golf Tournament. The 2015 Molly Maguire’s Golf Tournament will benefit The Good Samaritan Shelter. The event is on Tuesday, June 2. For more information, visit Molly’s website at


  • Food

    ABC to XYZ in Foods: Flageolets, Fig Salad and the true origin of ‘French’ fries

    Flageolet >> To hear or say flageolet makes me happy. Actually it is a small, immature kidney bean.

    By Bette Banjack For Digital First Media |

  • News

    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 |

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