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Suspect arrested in Collegeville Wawa robbery

By Oscar Gamble @OGamble_TH on Twitter |

New census figures show growth in Chester, Montgomery counties

Chester and Montgomery counties added more new residents in the past four years than almost any other of the state’s 67 counties, growing at rates above 2 percent, far above the state average of 0.7 percent, according to newly released U.S. Cen...

By Michael P. Rellahan @ChescoCourtNews on Twitter |


  • Events

    Calendar of Events

    Ongoing Summer Afield Program: Calling all fourth to sixth graders! Do you like to investigate your world? Explore streams? Make observations and discoveries? Work on experiments? Make new friends? Have Fun? Then you’ll want to join Summer Afield and make this a summer to remember! Summer Afield is a week-long, half-day program for students who have finished fourth through sixth grade. Our theme this summer will be “The Perkiomen Creek — Past, Present &...


  • News

    Molly Maguire’s donates golf benefit earnings to The Colonial

    Molly Maguire’s Irish Restaurant and Pub presented a check for $3,070 to The Colonial Theatre Thursday morning. The money was raised during their 2014 Golf Tournament. The 2015 Molly Maguire’s Golf Tournament will benefit The Good Samaritan Shelter. The event is on Tuesday, June 2. For more information, visit Molly’s website at


  • Food

    ABC to XYZ in Foods: Flageolets, Fig Salad and the true origin of ‘French’ fries

    Flageolet >> To hear or say flageolet makes me happy. Actually it is a small, immature kidney bean.

    By Bette Banjack For Digital First Media |

  • News

    Spring-Ford board member balks at special ed hire

    ROYERSFORD >> The decision to hire a new special education teacher in the Spring-Ford Area School District did not come without its share of controversy.

    By Eric Devlin @Eric_Devlin on Twitter |

  • News

    Phoenixville man faces charges after police find cocaine in home

    PHOENIXVILLE >> Police arrested a Phoenixville man after a search warrant led them to a stash of packaged crack cocaine.

    By Marian Dennis @MarianDennis1 on Twitter |

  • News

    Spring-Ford artists bring home awards from two shows

    ROYERSFORD >> Three talented Spring-Ford Area High School art students recently placed in top spots in two local art shows.

    By Christine Mawhinney Lark For Digital First Media |

  • Features/People

    Phoenixville native hopes his ‘Hunger Games’ speaking part inspires local youth

    PHOENIXVILLE >> Phoenixville native Charles Kronmuller, a pilot by trade, recently found his way into the blockbuster franchise “The Hunger Games,” playing a pilot on the big screen.

    By Virginia Lindak For Digital First Media |

  • News

    Collegeville native begins service aboard advanced amphibious Naval warship

    A 2010 Hill School graduate and Collegeville native is serving aboard the USS New Orleans (LPD 18), one of the Navy’s newest and most advanced amphibious ships, designed to deliver Marines and their equipment to and from war zones.

    By Chris Laurent Chief Mass Communications Specialist, Navy Office of Community Outreach Public Affairs |

  • Crime

    Collegeville police seek help identifying knife-wielding Wawa robber

    COLLEGEVILLE >> The Collegeville Police Department is investigating a robbery at the Wawa located on E. Main Street, which occurred Sunday, March 22 at 3:35 p.m.

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  • News

    Board lobbies Harrisburg for fair funding formula

    ROYERSFORD >> Local school officials are urging lawmakers in Harrisburg to find a way to fund public education more fairly.

    By Eric Devlin @Eric_Devlin on Twitter |

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