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Saxton: Boyertown business sweetens pot for indoor racing series

By Ernie Saxton For Digital First Media|

Montgomery County judge: Jury can hear Bill Cosby’s deposition testimony

NORRISTOWN >> Bill Cosby’s civil deposition testimony that he obtained Quaaludes in the past to give to women with whom he wanted to have sex can be heard by a jury that will weigh the actor’s fate on criminal charges he sexually a...

By Carl Hessler Jr. @MontcoCourtNews on Twitter|


  • News

    Felony Lane Gang member admits to 6 counts

    NORRISTOWN >> A member of the Felony Lane Gang admitted to a number of crimes Monday in Montgomery County Court.

    By Kaitlyn Foti @kaitlynfoti on Twitter|

  • News

    Several injured in Upper Pottsgrove school bus crash

    UPPER POTTSGROVE >> Several people were injured Wednesday afternoon following a head-on collision between a blue sedan and a Pottsgrove School District school bus, police said.

    By Eric Devlin @Eric_Devlin on Twitter|

  • Crime

    Neighborly tip leads to burglary arrest in Upper Uwchlan

    UPPER UWCHLAN >> A Philadelphia man was taken into custody by township police leaving a house he had allegedly broken into and taken various items, after a suspicious neighbor contacted authorities about his presence at the property.

    By Michael P. Rellahan @ChescoCourtNews on Twitter|

  • News

    Montgomery County judge dismisses recount petitions

    NORRISTOWN >> A Montgomery County Court judge has dismissed the petitions of voters in 78 precincts asking to recount votes or forensically analyze voting machines.

    By Kaitlyn Foti @kaitlynfoti on Twitter|

  • Business

    Annual survey: Shoppers warm up to combination of online and in-store shopping

    UPPER MERION >> Do you prefer to hit the bricks or clang the clicks for your Christmas gift shopping?

    By Gary Puleo @MustangMan48 on Twitter|

  • News

    WTIM: Music Around Town Nov. 30 edition

    What’s going on musically in the Berks-Mont Newspapers coverage area? A lot, and we want to help keep everyone in the know.


  • News

    SALT Performing Arts sets the holiday mood with ‘Christmas Spectacular’

    Celebrate the holiday season with the entire family at SALT Performing Arts as they present “Christmas Spectacular 2016.” The show opens Dec. 2 and runs through Dec. 11.

    From SALT Performing Arts|

  • Entertainment

    ‘A Wonderful Life, The Musical’ hits the main stage at Steel River Playhouse

    Pottstown >> “A Wonderful Life,” the music version of the classic story, opens Friday, Dec. 2, and runs through Sunday, Dec. 18, with a total of 12 performances to choose from, including four matinees.

    From Steel River Playhouse|

  • Opinion

    person to person — impact: Common, yes, but a treasure still

    It’s amazing how by happenstance you can be taught a lesson! Barb was walking on the sidewalk from our driveway to our front porch. She thought she saw a leaf on the sidewalk and was about to crunch it as she walked, when she focused more closely on the object. It turned out to be the butterfly she caught on her smartphone, above.


  • Opinion

    A Look Back in History: From Native Clay to Beautiful Roof tile Adorning our Most Primitive Homes

    In the Colonial years, when handmade brick was scarce, the availability of native clay also afforded Valley pioneers to build attractive brick chimneys with courses of brick corbelling. The result: the entire Oley Township being honored as a National Historic District by the United States Department of the Interior, for its heritage. Unlike the quickly fashioned frontier homes built by the Scotch-Irish, these sturdy Germanic homes with their clay-tiled roofs and salmon brick arches built...

    By Richard L.T. Orth|

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