RSS Feed from The Phoenix Reporter and Item: The latest news from The Phoenix Reporter and Item: website: all stories The Phoenix Reporter and Item Fri, 22 May 2015 14:51:40 -0400 60 <![CDATA[Contaminated soil being removed from Meadow Brook Golf Club]]> Phoenixville >> Phoenixville School District officials say contaminated soil found at the site of its incoming elementary school is being removed safely.

"It's not like some toxic waste dump," school board member Ken Butera said at May 14's meeting.

Four weeks ago, environmental experts discovered elevated levels of the chemicals mercury and arsenic in the soil of eight of the 11 greens at the former Meadow Brook Golf Club.

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<![CDATA[Children can swim for free in June at local YMCAs for Splash Week]]> Area YMCAs are offering free swim lessons to children for Splash Week June 1 through June 5.

The Splash program is meant to teach kids basic water safety instruction and swimming skills. The free lessons are available to preschool children ages 3 to 5 and youth ages 6 to 12. The lessons are taught in 30-minute classes over various time slots including mornings, afternoons and evenings.

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<![CDATA[Schuylkill Township sidewalk study fosters community connections]]> Schuylkill Twp. >> A sidewalk feasibility study is meant to improve community connections, economic growth and exercise opportunities in the area.

The purpose of the study is to determine where sidewalks will work best in the township as well as the cost and design plans of these constructions

A committee comprised of office holders and residents started working on the study in March by taking photos and measurements of streets that currently lack sidewalks.

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<![CDATA[Phoenixville Area School Board approves zero tax increase budget]]> Phoenixville >> For the first time in nearly 20 years, the Phoenixville Area School District will have a zero tax increase.

That was the word from finance director Chris Gehris, after the school board unanimously approved the 2015-16 budget Thursday, which calls for approximately $85.1 million in expenditures, and $84.

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<![CDATA[Divided Spring-Ford Area School Board rejects $144M budget]]> Royersford >> It looks like it's back to the drawing board for the Spring-Ford Area School Board.

In a 4-3 decision, the board rejected the administration's recommended $144.4 million budget, which called for a 1.9 percent tax increase. Board members Dawn Heine, Bernard Petit, Tom DiBello and Joe Ciresi voted against the budget.

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<![CDATA[Upper Providence Township police to hold open house May 30]]> The public is invited to attend the May 30 ribbon-cutting ceremony at the new Upper Providence Township Police Administration Building, 1286 Black Rock Road, beginning at 10 a.m. The facility will be open for limited tours until 2 p.m.

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<![CDATA[Detention basin approval clears way for construction Goddard School in Upper Providence]]> UPPER PROVIDENCE >> The township supervisors recently granted a developer a waiver to allow construction of an infiltration detention basin near the southwest corner of Arcola and Collegeville roads designed to meet Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection standards.

Providence Corporate Center's Andi Detterline told the supervisors only thing is preventing the start of construction at 200 Springhouse Drive parallel to Route 29.

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<![CDATA[All Phoenxiville Area School Board candidates move on to November]]> Phoenixville >> Tuesday night's primary election failed to settle who will serve on the Phoenixville Area School Board for another four years. Eight candidates competed for five open seats on the school board and it appears all eight will face off again in November.

Incumbents J. Kenneth Butera, Irfan Khan, Kevin Pattinson and Paul Slaninka faced challengers Lisa Longo, Mike Ellis and Eric Daugherty.

Fri, 22 May 2015 13:40:04 -0400 20150522134004 2015-05-22T13:40:04-04:00 2015-05-22T13:40:04-04:00
<![CDATA[Cromley, Jackon ousted in Spring-Ford Area School Board primary]]> The Spring-Ford Area School Board will look slightly different after Tuesday night's primary election.

Incumbents Will Cromley and Clinton Jackson appear to have been denied nomination, according to unofficial results.

In total, five seats on the board were up for grabs. Each candidate was filed on both the Republican and Democratic election ballots.

Fri, 22 May 2015 13:38:53 -0400 20150522133853 2015-05-22T13:38:53-04:00 2015-05-22T13:38:53-04:00
<![CDATA[Six candidates get ballot spots for Perkiomen Valley School Board]]> The primary vote in the Perkiomen Valley School Board race resolved little.

Although there were six candidates seeking five seats, only four of them secured both the Republican and Democratic lines on the ballot.

Newcomer Elizabeth Stolar easily won a line on the Democratic line with 302 votes, with School Board President Gerry Barnefiher being the lowest vote getter at 137 votes.

Fri, 22 May 2015 13:38:12 -0400 20150522133812 2015-05-22T13:38:12-04:00 2015-05-22T13:38:12-04:00
<![CDATA[Phoenixville Area High School presents academic awards]]> PHOENIXVILLE >> Phoenixville Area High School presented its awards for outstanding achievement in academics and athletics at a combined banquet/program ceremony May 19 in the cafeteria and auditorium.

National Merit Scholarship winners for 2014-15 were announced and recipients also received plaques.

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<![CDATA[Holy Family School holds its annual May Procession]]> Holy Family School held its annual May Procession in St. Ann Chapel May 21.

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<![CDATA[Phoenixville Area High School students dance the night away at prom]]> Phoenixville Area High School held its prom at the Sunnybrook Ballroom in Pottstown this past weekend.

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<![CDATA[Phoenixville Boy Scouts place flags at Morris Cemetary ahead of Memorial Day]]> Phoenixville Cub Scout Troop 119 member Ian Cockerham replaces the old American flags in Morris Cemetery with new ones getting ready for Memorial Day.

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<![CDATA[The latest in local high school sports]]>

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