In Other News

Nation’s political divide examined in Ursinus College forum

By Evan Brandt |

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 |


  • 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

    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 |

  • Music

    Harpeth Rising to finally make local debut

    Harpeth Rising was scheduled to make their debut at Chaplin’s on Feb. 13. But a snowstorm that dumped a foot of snow throughout the area resulted in the oft-touring band’s first snow-related cancellation in its five-year history.

    By Craig Ostroff For 21st Century Media |

  • General news

    Lane of Route 422 West to be closed Saturday

    LOWER PROVIDENCE — One lane of Route 422 West will be closed between the Route 23 and Oaks interchanges for road resurfacing. The closure will be in effect from 5 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday.

    By 21st Century Media staff |

  • Crime

    Three Skippack businesses cited for serving alcohol to minors

    SKIPPACK — The Pennsylvania State Police Bureau of Liquor Control Enforcement has cited three establishments for allegedly serving alcohol to minors.


  • General news

    Berks man who exchanged nude images with Limerick boy faces court supervision

    NORRISTOWN — A Berks County man, one of six men accused of having inappropriate contact with a Limerick boy, has admitted that he exchanged nude images with the boy via electronic devices linked to an adult social media site.

    By Carl Hessler Jr. chessler@21st-Century |

  • General news

    Survey: Residents say Chesco a great place to live and work

    WEST CHESTER — Chester County is viewed as an overwhelmingly favorable place to live and work, according to a survey sponsored by business and county government.

    By Jim Callahan For 21st Century Media |

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