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Pottstown Mosquito Spraying Planned Tuesday

Montgomery County's Health Department wants to limit the spread of West Nile virus. It will spray insecticide Tuesday in

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Lower Pottsgrove Extends Impact Fee Discussion

The township Board of Commissioners decided Thursday it wants more time to study whether imposing impact fees on developers is an appropriate way to pay for solving traffic problems.

Murder-Suicide Determined In Shooting Deaths

Following autopsies and their investigation, state police said Thursday a murder and suicide were the cause in the shooting deaths of local residents Steve Mixon and Joseph McCullough III.

Township Gives 2nd Approval To Exelon Storage

The "robust" structure made with thick walls of steel-reinforced concrete will store emergency equipment. Its plans had changed slightly, requiring another look by Lower Pottsgrove.

Pornogate Only Latest Scandal In Court’s History

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court is in headlines now for the state's Pornogate e-mail scandal, but it's got a fairly sordid history of scandal, according to The Pennsylvania Independent.

Fund-Raiser At Friendly’s Aids Pottsgrove Music

The restaurant had pledged 10 percent of its sales next Wednesday night (Oct. 29) to help Pottsgrove music students.

Well-Rehearsed ‘Blue Plates’ Play State Next Week

"The Blue Plate Specials, a well-known Philadelphia area blues band, performs next Saturday at the State Theatre in Boyertown. Tickets are available now.

County Seeks Buyers For 80 Tax Claim Properties

If you want a real estate bargain, you might find it waiting on the repository list of the Montgomery County Tax Claim Bureau. But even the county treasurer warns "Buyers, beware!"

Trash Costs To Rise Next Year In Township Budget

You might spend more for the pleasure of having your garbage picked up in Lower Pottsgrove during 2015, but you'll likely get only one bill, not two. You'll have a tad more time to pay, too.

Astrophotography Topic Of Society’s Nov. 9 Meet

Members of the ChesMont Astronomical Society are due to hear about adventures of photographing the great beyond.

Set Pottstown Sky Ablaze With 2 Bottles Of Wine

If you long to see a grand fireworks display return to Pottstown for Independence Day 2015, consider supporting a Nov. 2 fund-raiser at Lily's Grill downtown.

Pottstown Congregation Sale, Age 50+, Back Again

The rummage sale, flea market and bake sale conducted at Congregation Hesed Shel Emet in Pottstown is more than 50 years old. Who knows what you'll find there this year?

Pottsgrove Plans Steve Mixon Tribute For Saturday

Long-time Pottsgrove High School football volunteer Steve Mixon, whose body was discovered last week, will be honored with a memorial service Saturday.

‘Grove Student Rep Shows She Takes Duty Seriously

Chloe Klaus isn't sitting around as student representative to Pottsgrove's Board of School Directors. She surveyed classmates and reported back on their often strong opinions.

Township Plans Equal Donations In 2015 For 3 Groups

Lower Pottsgrove in years past has varied amounts it contributed annually to three local non-profits. That's likely to change under the 2015 budget; they'll all get the same-sized sum.

Pottsgrove Manor Brings History To Life Saturday

Its interactive events and demonstrations intend to show how 18th Century residents of Pottstown would have lived and worked.

Politicians Launch Arcola Bridge Replacement Project

The 290-foot bridge in Collegeville was closed for safety reasons during 2013. It will take about 20 months and $7.7 million to demolish and replace the old structure.

Blood Drive Planned Friday At Pottstown High

Faculty member Mark Agnew welcomes public participation there, and created a short video about being prepared to donate blood.

Refreshing Honesty, From The Minds Of 5th Graders

We all could learn a lot from 5th graders at Lower Pottsgrove Elementary School. Their essays prove they're more than just smart; they're down-to-earth.