In Other News

Rape charges dropped against ex-Montco GOP chairman Robert Kerns

By Dan Clark |

Phoenixville senior housing project approved, site ‘swapped’

PHOENIXVILLE — The senior housing development proposed for the north side of the borough received conditional approval last week but it will likely not go on the originally-proposed old Friendship Fire Company site....

By Frank Otto |


  • General news

    Ex-Royersford resident admits 2 Phoenixville bank robberies

    WEST CHESTER — A 23-year-old man with a serious addiction to heroin told a Chester County Common Pleas Court judge on Tuesday that he wanted to make a change in his life when the time came for him to walk out of prison.

    By Michael P. Rellahan |

  • General news

    PAL director Deoria manages pro boxer Cruz

    PHOENIXVILLE - Besides serving as executive director of the Phoenixville Area Police Athletic League (PAL) and helping serve as trainer for the young boxers in the Civic Center downstairs gym on Main Street, Jimmy Deoria has another important job in the boxing field.

    Barry Sankey

  • Columns

    Art & Antiques with Dr. Lori: Sell online to cut out the middleman

    Your father taught you about the business concept of the middleman when you were a kid, right?

    By Lori Verderame Guest Columnist |

  • General news

    Elverson man apologizes for hitting Pottstown mother of 4 while fleeing Phoenixville police

    WEST CHESTER – An Elverson man delivered an emotional apology at his sentencing to a mother of four young children he struck with his car on a Phoenixville street while fleeing from a police stop.

    By Michael P. Rellahan |

  • Education

    St. Basil teams advance in Odyssey of the Mind tournament

    Three teams representing St. Basil the Great Catholic School advanced to the Pennsylvania State Finals Tournament of Odyssey of the Mind Saturday. The three teams consisting of students in grades five through eight, competed in the East Central region at Millersville University in Millersville. Teams must place first or second in their respective problem in order to qualify for the state competition. The teams competed against six to nine public and private schools within their division.

    Courtesy of St. Basil the Great Catholic School |

  • Letters

    Is LERTA really good for Phoenixville?

    To the editor:Have you heard that we have a LERTA here in Phoenixville? A LERTA is a local economic revitalization tax assistance program. It is supposedly developed to help promote the rehabilitation of existing commercial buildings which are in need of repair. The stated goal is to increase the commercial tax base of the borough.


  • General news

    Phoenixville school board, administration working to increase low lunch buyer numbers

    PHOENIXVILLE — With numbers markedly lower than comparable school districts, the Phoenixville Area School District is exploring ways to make its school lunches program more widely used.

    By Frank Otto |

  • General news

    Phoenixville council votes to approve tax abatements, but school board cautious

    PHOENIXVILLE — Borough council voted to create tax breaks in certain areas to foster development but will have to get approval from both Chester County and a somewhat cautious Phoenixville Area School Board to enact them.

    By Frank Otto |

  • General news

    Local sports notices for March 23

    BASEBALLThe Spring-Ford Baseball Camp will be held the week of July 7-11 at the Upper Providence Township Building fields off of Black Rock Road. Ages 8-through entering grade 10. 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. daily. There is a registration fee with a reduced rate per camper prior to June 1. Contact Bruce Brobst, Spring-Ford High School baseball coach and camp director, at (610) 469-0160 after 7 p.m. or for more information and registration form.


  • Theater

    Spring-Ford students to present ‘The Wizard of Oz’

    This being the 75th anniversary of “The Wizard of Oz,” Spring-Ford Area Senior High School is paying tribute to the classic story and marking new grounds for musicals done at the high school level.

    By Jackie Pascale For 21st Century Media |