RSS Feed from The Phoenix Reporter and Item: The latest news from The Phoenix Reporter and Item: website: all stories The Phoenix Reporter and Item Wed, 27 May 2015 01:52:11 -0400 60 <![CDATA[CBS 3 meteorologist Kate Bilo discusses journey from Phoenixville to the Philly forecast]]> PHILADELPHIA >> Phoenixville native Kate Bilo likes to say she came into weather forecasting through the back door.

Bilo's name should be familiar to anyone who's caught an afternoon weather forecast on Philadelphia's CBS 3 Eyewitness News or KYW News Radio. She is a meteorologist for the station, delivering the noon, 5 and 6 p.

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<![CDATA[New Sly Fox brew SRT Ale will benefit the Schuylkill River Trail]]> POTTSTOWN >> Sly Fox Brewing is gearing up for the launch of its newest product -- SRT Ale -- a product which both celebrates and benefits the Schuylkill River Trail.

The unprecedented multi-day launch -- The SRT Spree -- will include trail cleanups in collaboration with the Schuylkill River Heritage Area and regional sampling along the Schuylkill River Trail prior to the official launch of SRT Ale on Earth Day, April 22.

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<![CDATA[Teen Safe Driving Competition teaches safety behind the wheel]]> PHOENIXVILLE >> With up to $2,000 on the line, 26 high school students from across a five-county area tested their skills behind the wheel Wednesday.

Students participated in the second annual Teen Safe Driving Competition at the Technical College High School Pickering Campus in Phoenixville.

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<![CDATA[Transportation the focus of TriCounty Area Chamber of Commerce breakfast]]> SPRING CITY >> Things are starting to look up for commuters along the Route 422 corridor. That was part of the message shared during Thursday's TriCounty Area Chamber of Commerce membership breakfast.

Chamber members heard from two area transportation experts at the event -- Matt Edmond, principal transportation planner for the Montgomery County Planning Commission, and Rob Henry, executive director of Greater Valley Forge Transportation, a transportation management association in King of Prussia.

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<![CDATA[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. Census figures.

Of the 84,325 new residents in Pennsylvania between April 2010 and July 2014, an estimated 30,622 were located in Chester and Montgomery counties, a full 36 percent of the state's total population growth over the period.

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