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Stahley sentenced to life in prison for killing girlfriend

By Carl Hessler Jr. chessler@21st-centurymedia.com @MontcoCourtNews on Twitter |

Montgomery County commissioners pass 2015 budget with no tax-hike

NORRISTOWN >> The Montgomery County commissioners unanimously passed a $371.1 million budget for 2015 Thursday that does not increase county taxes. ...

By Dan Clark dclark@21st-centurymedia.com @Danclark08 on Twitter |

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  • Opinion

    We can’t let our leaders ignore climate change

    In mid-November, President Obama struck an historic deal with Chinese leader Xi Jinping in which both countries pledged to substantially reduce their greenhouse emissions over the next decade.

    By Jack Rodgers Guest Columnist |

  • Opinion

    Paid Family Leave: An employee benefit that benefits employers as well

    The holiday season can be a time of great joy. But for many working parents, the holidays are also a stark reminder of how tenuous their employment and benefits are.

    By Amy Hall Courtesy of the American Forum |

  • Columns

    Think About It: A Cup of Christmas Tea

    “You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.”

    By Don Meyer, Ph.D. Columnist |

  • Food and drink

    ABC to XYZ in Foods: All Aboard the Christmas Train

    It is during this time of the year that I recall Christmas train trips with my Krestzmama (Godmother), when Rose Beregi and I went to Philadelphia. We would walk to the train station as soon as school let out.

    By Bette Banjack For Digital First Media |

  • Events

    Calendar of Events

    Ongoing Christmas Village: Visit the Christmas Village at Westridge Estates, 970 Township Line Road, Phoenixville. See over 150 lighted porcelain houses in a late-19th Century setting, including a city, farmland, amusement park, ski mountain resort, New England countryside and seaport and Alpine village. This 300 square foot display includes working trains and animation to the thrill the Christmas child in all of us. Open on Saturdays and Sundays, Dec. 13 to Jan. 4. Hours are 2 to 4...

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  • Music

    Pa. Philharmonic to bring ‘Disney Fantasia Live’ to PASD’s new auditorium

    PHOENIXVILLE >> Phoenixville Area School District is getting set to host a special performance of “Disney Fantasia: Live in Concert” when the Pennsylvania Philharmonic comes to town on Jan. 2.

    By Virginia Lindak For Digital First Media |

  • Pets

    Pets of the Week

    Julie (dog) Julie is a very sweet 3-year-old beagle. She loves exploring outside, going wherever her nose takes her, and she is good with children and other dogs. Julie is a great cuddler, house- and crate-trained and up-to-date on her shots. Please contact Spay and Save at 610-279-9714 for more information.

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  • Features/People

    Military News

    Christopher Kasker, a 1992 Phoenixville Area High School graduate, was promoted to lieutenant colonel by the Secretary of the Army John M. McHugh during a ceremony at the Pentagon on Nov. 3.

    Courtesy of the U.S. Army |

  • General news

    Ex-boxer ‘The Gladiator’ admits to scuffle with Lower Providence police

    NORRISTOWN >> A professional boxer who appeared in arenas as “The Gladiator” stood in a legal arena on Tuesday addressing charges he used his skills out of the ring during a scuffle with Lower Providence police.

    By Carl Hessler Jr. chessler@21st-centurymedia.com @MontcoCourtNews on Twitter |

  • General news

    Kagel named head of Chester County emergency services

    WEST CHESTER >> The Chester County Commissioners on Monday named a protege of the late director of the Department of Emergency Services, Ed Atkins, to succeed his mentor.

    By Michael P. Rellahan mrellahan@21st-century media.com @ChescoCourtNews on Twitter |

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