In Other News

Taste of Phoenixville sells out for biggest year yet

By Virginia Lindak For Digital First Media |

Skippack man jailed for arson at unoccupied residence

NORRISTOWN >> A Skippack man is headed to jail after he admitted to setting fire to an unoccupied property in the township, causing more than $125,000 in damage. ...

By Carl Hessler Jr. @MontcoCourtNews on Twitter |


  • Education

    Holy Cross Regional Catholic School holds annual science fair

    The gymnasium of Holy Cross Regional Catholic School was filled with row upon row of innovative science on Jan. 8.

    Courtesy of Holy Cross Regional Catholic School |

  • News

    BNG donates Christmas party proceeds to Disabled American Veterans

    The Business Network Group has donated $1,000 to Disabled American Veterans chapter 25. The money was the proceeds from the Christmas party the organization recently held at The Italian Bakery in Collegeville.

    Courtesy of the Business Network Group |

  • News

    Girl Scout cookie ordering goes high tech

    WEST CHESTER >> The great part of the New Year that helps Americans break their health-based New Year’s resolutions is here once again.

    By Kevin Beam For Digital First Media |

  • Politics

    Montco Controller Stewart Greenleaf will not seek re-election

    NORRISTOWN >> With three years under his belt and one year left, Montgomery County Controller Stewart Greenleaf Jr. will stop acting as the county’s fiscal watchdog at the end of 2015.

    By Dan Clark @Danclark08 on Twitter |

  • Crime

    Ex-Lower Providence man convicted of child sex assault

    NORRISTOWN >> A former Lower Providence man potentially faces jail time after he was convicted of charges he sexually assaulted a teenage girl at locations in the township.

    By Carl Hessler Jr. @MontcoCourtNews on Twitter |

  • News

    Environmentalists challenging re-licensing of Limerick nuclear plant

    LIMERICK >> Although the federal government renewed the operating license for Exelon Nuclear’s Limerick Generating Station last October, the process is not quite over.

    By Digital First Staff |

  • News

    In Ian’s Boots gives back to community in memory of Scout killed sledding

    LINFIELD >> Volunteers were busy Saturday working with “In Ian’s Shoes” at its warehouse, the “Linfield Shoebox” on Railroad Street. The volunteers were giving back as part of a community effort to clean, prep and inventory shoes and boots for the non-profit program started for the late Ian Miller, a North Coventry Boy Scout who was killed in a sledding accident. The annual work weekend over the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday brings out many friends...


  • Features/People

    Phoenixville teen spearheads large donation of laptops

    For the past four years, I have been volunteering for TeamChildren, an organization working tirelessly to bridge the achievement gap. This means that we are committed to getting computers into the homes and schools of children who cannot afford new ones.

    By Daniel Berger Guest Columnist |

  • News

    Phoenixville VFW presents check to Forge Theatre

    The Phoenixville VFW Post No. 1564 recently presented a check for $1,000 to the Forge Theatre to help the organization purchase a new piano it desperately needed. The theater found a piano for just $6,000 at the University of Valley Forge’s annual piano sale in November and raised the rest of the cost of the piano through the theater’s memorial fund. Pictured above, from left to right, are Don Mahoney, Post 1564 judge advocate, Bing Gensemer, post commander, Bob Goretski,...


  • Crime

    Federal charges filed for string of bank robberies last year

    PHILADELPHIA >> Two people were indicted on federal charges this week in connection to a string of bank robberies late last year in Chester and Montgomery counties, according to the United States Attorney’s Office.

    By Michael N. Price @MikePriceWrites on Twitter |

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