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 |


  • 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

    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 |

  • 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 |

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