RSS Feed from The Phoenix Reporter and Item: http://www.phoenixvillenews.com The latest news from The Phoenix Reporter and Item: http://www.phoenixvillenews.com website: all stories http://www.phoenixvillenews.com The Phoenix Reporter and Item Sun, 30 Aug 2015 09:43:19 -0400 60 <![CDATA[(No heading)]]> I have a few questions after attending the Phoenixville Borough Council committee meetings on Tuesday, July 28. First, I have to ask, whose idea was it to do away with regular committee meetings? This new format is terrible. It is uninviting for public participation and has totally removed the citizen committee members, which is a shame.

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<![CDATA[Readers' Views: Borough council should give Firebird Festival another chance]]> Last year, after vandals torched the namesake icon of the Phoenixville Firebird Festival the night before its scheduled burning, the playing surface at Friendship Field was trampled--but the spirit of a community soared.

And as I took my place among the dozens of volunteers who seemingly converged out of nowhere in the rain and muck to build a new structure within hours, I could not help but think that this is what we neighbors of Friendship Field fought for 10 years ago when a developer's plan for townhouses threatened to take from us a much-needed recreational area in our town.

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