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 Mon, 27 Apr 2015 02:46:42 -0400 60 <![CDATA[Montgomery County officials outline oil train disaster preparedness]]> ROYERSFORD >> In a briefing April 17 to address crude oil train derailment response, the Montgomery County commissioners assured those listening that the county was prepared for the worst, while noting that little could be done on their part to prevent it.

"With all these trains carrying millions of gallons of crude, it's Murphy's Law that there's going to be some mishaps," Commissioner Bruce L.

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<![CDATA[PHOTOS: Chesterbrook Academy Pre-schoolers release ladybugs for Earth Day]]> Pre-school students from Collegeville's Chesterbrook Academy gathered and released 3,000 ladybugs to celebrate Earth Day.

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<![CDATA[Royersford Elementary considered for next hybrid learning center]]> ROYERSFORD >> Royersford Elementary could be following in the hybrid footsteps of Spring City Elementary School.

The Spring-Ford Area School board plans to vote next week on making Royersford Elementary School the next school to become a hybrid learning center. Spring City Elementary School is three years into a successful pilot with the program and the district hopes to duplicate those achievements at Royersford Elementary School.

Fri, 24 Apr 2015 17:09:40 -0400 2015-04-24T17:09:40-04:00 2015-04-24T17:09:40-04:00
<![CDATA[Probation ordered for North Coventry woman in bad check scheme at Limerick bank]]> NORRISTOWN >> A North Coventry woman, one of four women accused of being involved in a bad check scheme at a Limerick bank, faces several years of court supervision after admitting to participating in the scheme.

Christa Alicia Britton, 21, of the 1500 block of St. Peters Road, was sentenced Wednesday in Montgomery County Court to seven years' probation in connection with incidents that occurred in April 2014 at the TD Bank branch on South Township Line Road in Limerick.

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<![CDATA[KI tablets available for Chesco residents near Limerick nuclear plant]]> KIMBERTON >> The Chester County Health Department announced it will be making available free Potassium Iodide tablets for people who live within a 10-mile radius of the Limerick Nuclear Power Plant. The tablets are being distributed as part of Chester County's ongoing emergency preparedness effort.

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<![CDATA[Spring-Ford may change rule for buses entering developments]]> ROYERSFORD >> A concern over the safety of a school bus stop has led to the Spring-Ford Area School District to reconsider its policy on entering developments without municipal roads.

The school board directed the district's department of transportation to consider whether buses should start traveling on undedicated roads -- those that are not maintained by a municipality in the district.

Fri, 24 Apr 2015 17:07:46 -0400 2015-04-24T17:07:46-04:00 2015-04-24T17:07:46-04:00
<![CDATA[Domestic assault case reversed]]> A state appellate court panel has reversed the decision of Chester County Common Pleas Court judge throwing out a Phoenixville man's conviction for aggravated assault -- a finding that could see the man face sentence of 25 years in state prison.

On Wednesday, the state Superior Court panel ruled that Senior Judge Ronald Nagle had erred in 2013 granting a defense motion that cleared defendant Michael G.

Fri, 24 Apr 2015 17:06:48 -0400 2015-04-24T17:06:48-04:00 2015-04-24T17:06:48-04:00
<![CDATA[Limerick man charged with alleged indecent contact with child]]> NORRISTOWN >> A Limerick man previously arrested for allegedly placing cameras in a township residence to invade the privacy of others now faces additional allegations he had indecent contact with an underage girl and possessed child pornography.

Kevin Martin Rebbie, 56, has been charged with aggravated indecent assault of a child, indecent assault of a child, unlawful contact with a minor, endangering the welfare of a child and corruption of a minor in connection with alleged incidents that occurred while the girl was between 9 and 13 years of age and in his company at various locations in Limerick and Royersford.

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<![CDATA[Motorcycle crash in Lower Frederick leaves one man dead]]> LOWER FREDERICK >> A motorcycle accident on Zieglerville Road Friday has left one man dead.

George Eisenhardt, 56, of Perkiomenville had been driving a 2004 Harley Davidson northbound on Zieglerville Road when he attempted to negotiate a left curve. Eisenhardt then travelled off the right shoulder and struck a tree.

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<![CDATA[Bridgework begins, construction continues]]> Work crews began their work on replacing the Valley Forge Road bridge by the Pickering Creek Dam Monday, closing off a heavily traveled portion of Route 23 in Schuylkill Township and causing major traffic jams throughout the Phoenixville area. PennDOT has installed a traffic light at the intersection of Route 29 and Egypt Road in Upper Providence to help with traffic flow, and traffic is being rerouted along Routes 29 and 422.

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<![CDATA[Spring-Ford student filmmakers take the 10 Day Film Challenge]]> ROYERSFORD >> A group of Spring-Ford students have stepped up to the challenge -- the 10 Day Film Challenge that is.

The high school students in the broadcast production class, are taking part in an intense and invigorating project in which teams of students make a movie, which includes writing, shooting, editing and scoring it, in just 10 school days, during their film class periods only.

Fri, 24 Apr 2015 09:50:32 -0400 2015-04-24T09:50:32-04:00 2015-04-24T09:50:32-04:00
<![CDATA[Philly Pretzel Factory locations celebrate the mighty pretzel]]> COLLEGEVILLE >> Pretzel lovers rejoice -- Sunday is National Pretzel Day.

To celebrate, Philly Pretzel Factory locations will be giving away free pretzels all day Sunday. In addition, the first 100 customers at every location will receive a card entitling them to one free pretzel per day during the month of May.

Fri, 24 Apr 2015 09:27:23 -0400 2015-04-24T09:27:23-04:00 2015-04-24T09:27:23-04:00
<![CDATA[New exhibit open at Phoenixville's Franklin Commons]]> Philadelphia/TriState Artists Equity presents its 66th Anniversary Members Juried Exhibition running now through May 21 at The Art Gallery at Franklin Commons.

Marsha Moss is the juror. Her professional career is centered in the field of public art. She has served as a public art curator and consultant for significant clients such as The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts and the Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority, and is currently working with SEPTA Art in Transit Program, Penn Medicine, the Philadelphia City Planning Commission, The Delaware River Waterfront Corporation and the Philadelphia Family Court.

Fri, 24 Apr 2015 02:00:00 -0400 2015-04-24T02:00:00-04:00 2015-04-23T14:27:32-04:00
<![CDATA[Sacred Heart parish in Royersford holds grand opening of Fellowship Café]]> Sacred Heart parish in Royersford recently opened the Fellowship Café, a place for parishioners to gather for light refreshments. The parish mission to "Love God, Love Others, and Make Disciples," is accomplished in the Fellowship Café each week.

To celebrate, Sacred Heart hosted a Grand Opening for the community on Sunday, April 19.

Thu, 23 Apr 2015 16:38:12 -0400 2015-04-23T16:38:12-04:00 2015-04-23T16:38:12-04:00
<![CDATA[UVF students volunteer in the Phoenixville area during Community Day]]> University of Valley Forge students could be seen around the Phoenixville area Wednesday participating in service projects as part of their annual Community Day, despite the temperamental weather.

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