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Number of sick students at Ursinus College now up to 100

By Marian Dennis and Eric Devlin Digital First Media |

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf’s budget plan has tax hikes to plug budget deficit

NORRISTOWN >> Gov. Tom Wolf’s fiscal 2016 budget proposal aggressively proposes tax increases to address structural budget shortfalls caused by the failure of Wolf and the Legislature to reach an agreement on the fiscal 2015 budget. ...

By Carl Rotenberg @CarlWriter on Twitter |


  • News

    Philadelphia region under Winter Storm Warning starting at midnight

    The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a Winter Storm warning for the Philadelphia region starting at midnight Tuesday until 6 a.m. Wednesday. The Winter Storm Warning includes the following counties:

    Digital First Media Staff |

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    Schwenksville Elementary students, parents explore Hour of Code

    Schwenksville Elementary students and parents were recently invited to explore Hour of Code activities in the school’s computer lab. Mr. Walt Silver, Technology Integration Teacher, coordinated the evening event for students and parents to have a hands-on opportunity to explore technologies used by our school, such as Lego WeDo Robotics, Makey Makeys, Ozobot Robots, Green Screen app and coding activities in the computer lab.


  • Lifestyle

    THE TABLE - China: The People’s Republic

    The People’s Republic of China is more commonly referred to as China. China is unique, exotic, mysterious and far away land. It is more than 7,200 miles from where you are traveling, depending on where you are starting from in the U.S.

    By Bette Banjack THE TABLE |

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    Montgomery County Chief Public Defender joins effort to teach yoga in prisons

    Dean Beer, Chief Public Defender of Montgomery County, has joined the board of Transformation Yoga Project, which teaches yoga to prisoners as a treatment option for those with a history of violence, emotional disorders or addiction.

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    First Niagara provides $20,000 to local program addressing poverty

    On Jan. 28, First Niagara provided a $20,000 grant to Pottstown Cluster of Religious Communities to support their Understanding Poverty to Plan and Persevere (UP3). Through interfaith cooperation, the Pottstown Cluster of Religious Communities addresses the basic needs of persons within the greater Pottstown community, while assisting with their spiritual and social needs. Their programs and referrals are coordinated to help individuals make real progress in moving from dependency to...

    First Niagara |

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    Phoenixville grad competes for the crown at Miss Philadelphia 2016

    Winning the crown and the prized title “Miss Philadelphia 2016” is a challenge that Carrie Hytha, 2013 Phoenixville High School Graduate, is fully prepared to take on. On Feb. 27, 18 talented and intelligent young ladies will be judged by participating in private interviews and a dazzling on-stage competition at the Mandell Theater on Drexel University’s Philadelphia campus.

    From Linda Hytha For Digital First Media |

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    Judge rejects Cosby request to disqualify D.A. Kevin Steele from case

    NORRISTOWN >> Montgomery County Court Judge Steven T. O’Neill ruled Wednesday that District Attorney Kevin Steele will not be disqualified from the Bill Cosby prosecution, and a preliminary hearing date has been set for March 8.

    By Kaitlyn Foti @kaitlynfoti on Twitter |

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    Bill Cosby loses bid to dismiss sex assault charges

    NORRISTOWN >> Entertainer Bill Cosby showed no reaction as a judge rejected his claim that he had a promise from a former district attorney that he would never be prosecuted for the alleged 2004 sexual assault of a woman at his Cheltenham mansion.

    By Carl Hessler Jr. @MontcoCourtNews on Twitter |

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    PAHS Marching Band to host 2nd annual Mattress Sale Fundraiser

    The Phoenixville High School Marching Band is hosting their second annual Mattress Sale Fundraiser on Sunday, March 13. Last year, they raised more than $3,000 with this unique, one-day fundraising program, and this year their goal is to beat that number. The fundraiser will be held in the high school gym from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    Phoenixville Band Boosters |

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    Devon Prep students inducted into National Junior Honor Society

    Fourteen Devon Prep Middle School students were recently inducted into the National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) during an evening ceremony in Calasanctius Hall. Among the new inductees are two eighth graders and 12 seventh graders. The induction ceremony, which was conducted by current members of the NJHS, included opening remarks by Middle School Director Mr. Barry Brazunas, as well as a Candlelight Service, Roll Call, Awarding of Certificates and the Signing of the Registry by the new...

    Devon Preparatory School |

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