In Other News

Nation’s political divide examined in Ursinus College forum

By Evan Brandt |

Phoenixville’s Meadow Brook Golf Club to shut down per court order

PHOENIXVILLE — As of the end of the business day Friday, the Meadow Brook Golf Club property can officially be occupied by the Phoenixville Area School District. ...

By Frank Otto |


  • Opinion

    PSEA must restore rights of religious objectors

    Jane Ladley knew in high school that she had a passion to help children learn to read. Her passion turned into her profession, and for 25 years Jane taught in Pennsylvania public schools, working with children with learning and behavioral difficulties. Jane, a Chester County resident, explains, “To see the light bulb go on and see them be able to read — it’s just really thrilling.”

    By Nate Bohlander Courtesy of the Fairness Center |

  • Columns

    Think About It: Life Lessons from Thomas Jefferson

    “I have sworn upon the altar of God eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.”

    By Don Meyer, Ph.D. Columnist |

  • General news

    PMYC begins 59th season

    CHARLESTOWN — Phoenixville Marian Youth Club (PMYC) began its 59th season of operation with two Little Brothers football games Sept. 14 at Charlestown Park.

    Barry Sankey

  • Features/People

    Perkiomen Watershed Conservancy holds open house for Children’s Discovery Room

    PERKIOMEN TWP. — A 3-foot-tall caterpillar was found counting yellow, mellow fishbugs at the Perkiomen Watershed Conservancy’s Children’s Discovery Room Open House Monday.

    By Brendan Wills |

  • Crime

    Police blotter

    CHARLESTON — An unknown suspect broke into a township residence by forcing in a window and stole $1,500 worth of property between midnight on Aug. 29 and 6 a.m. Sept. 2.


  • General news

    Planning commission report shows increased housing construction in Montgomery County

    NORRISTOWN — More housing units were built in Montgomery County in 2013 than in the previous two years, according to a report released Wednesday by the county planning commission.

    By Dan Clark |

  • General news

    Spring-Ford eyes eliminating per capita tax

    LIMERICK – The Spring-Ford Area School Board continues to mull becoming the latest school district to eliminate the per capita tax for district revenue.

    By Frank Otto |

  • General news

    Breathalyzer tests administered to students at Phoenixville football game

    PHOENIXVILLE — Students heading into the Phoenixville-Owen J. Roberts football game Friday night at Washington Field were breathalyzed to check for under-age drinking.

    By Frank Otto |

  • General news

    OJR School Board rejects coach nepotism policy

    SOUTH COVENTRY — The Owen J. Roberts School Board’s legislative and policy committee rejected two draft policies regarding parents serving as district coaches or paid club advisers when their own children are on the team or club.

    By Laura Catalano For 21st Century Media |

  • General news

    Limerick, developer at odds on sewer lateral compensation

    LIMERICK — A dispute over compensation arose between the township and a developer after he struck rock while digging sewer laterals for his new development off Fruitville Road and asked for more money.

    By Frank Otto |

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