- Township Board Cancels, Resets Tonight’s Meeting
The Lower Pottsgrove Board of Commissioners’ meeting that was planned for tonight (Monday, June 1) is rescheduled for June 8. The township authority has canceled its June 8 meeting.
- Pottsgrove Calls Special Board Meeting Tuesday
According to its brief agenda, the purchase of furniture related to the renovation of Pottsgrove High School is the sole action item.
- Little League Fund-Raiser Benefits Student
Baseball player and Pottsgrove Middle School student Jacob Haraczka is battling a serious illness. Pottsgrove Little League plans an entertaining night Friday to help to his family.
- Events Scheduled This Week On The Post Calendar
Meetings, activities, events and Pottsgrove School District sports happening this week, as submitted to The Post calendar.
- SCORE Chapter Greets Boyertown Businesses
The Pottstown chapter of SCORE, the federal Small Business Administration-supported volunteer group that assists entrepreneurs, will hold an open house on Thursday in Boyertown.
- Jersey Native’s Iconic Photos Exhibit At Ursinus
Urban landscape photographer George Tice, whose black and white images have enthralled viewers for 60 years, is showcased in a Berman Museum exhibit that runs from Thursday through Sept. 6.
- Watch As Water Cuts A Birdsboro Log In Half
Don’t think that’s possible? Then you’ve got to witness what the Bertolet Sawmill can do at the Daniel Boone Homestead in Birdsboro. Its sawmill will operate weekly during July.
- Editor’s Selections Monday In The Post
Kids love hooking trout in West Pottsgrove; Relay For Life attracts 400 cancer survivors; Two hospitalized in Pottstown crash; Donation of son’s organs save five lives; and the local Jewish heritage festival.
- Montgomery County’s Latest Emergency Dispatches
Did you just hear a siren? It could be the police, emergency medical service personnel, or fire companies being dispatched by Montgomery County’s Department of Public Safety. See its incident list here in real time.
- Ahead On The Calendar
Local events by the day, week or month. Got one to add? E-mail The Post.
- AccuWeather News And Tomorrow’s Forecast
A look at what tomorrow will be like, provided by AccuWeather.
- Township To Rely On Police Officer Hiring Pool
Hiring a police officer can be costly and time-consuming, Lower Pottsgrove Chief Michael Foltz said. The township expects to save by joining a county-wide group to fill police vacancies.
- Exec Sessions Bookend School Board Meeting
Members of the Pottsgrove Board of School Directors held two executive sessions Tuesday that excluded the public: one before the start of their regularly scheduled meeting, and one after.
- Spring Valley Farms Review Delayed Again
The developer said his plans for the Lower Pottsgrove project won’t be ready for a June 10 meeting.
- Pottsgrove Foresees Charter School Busing Need
Relocation of the Renaissance Academy Charter School in Phoenixville to new quarters 3 miles closer to the Pottsgrove School District could mean an added busing expense in the district budget.
- Sunnybrook Managers Set ‘Ground-Breaking’ For June 12
The management firm that in March assumed day-to-day operational control of Sunnybrook Ballroom in Sanatoga has scheduled an event to reveal and proceed with plans for renovations there.
- Route 724-To-422 Detours Up, Signs In Place
It will take 20 months, according to a PennDOT estimate, to complete the road, ramp and bridge work that will begin now that the U.S. 422 East entrance ramp at Route 724 has been closed.
- PA Hunters, Fishers Praise New Water Ruling
The state chapter of Backcountry Hunters and Anglers claims the “Waters of the U.S.” ruling safeguards Commonwealth streams without micromanaging them.
- Two Injured Wednesday in Crash; Driver Sought
With 6 photos. An East Pikeland man is being sought by Lower Pottsgrove police following a head-on automobile crash that occurred Wednesday evening on Linfield Road.
- Were You Among Those Needing An Umbrella?
Folks across the greater Pottstown area were drenched Wednesday, as the afternoon skies opened up. The rainfall cooled off an otherwise steamy day. More storms are possible tonight.
- Applause! S-F Symphonic Band Plays The Kimmel
The large group of students that comprise the 10-12 Symphonic Band at Spring-Ford Area High School basked in the moment Wednesday, as they performed at the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia.
- School Board Inches Closer To No Tax Hike
Pottsgrove school directors heard encouraging numbers from their business administrator, and made several proposals themselves, to minimize or eliminate a property tax increase next year. Nothing’s official yet.
- Bad Timing: Hot Temps, Spotty AC In Township
If it feels warmer lately in the Lower Pottsgrove municipal building on Buchert Road, it’s because the air conditioning unit is “shot.” It will be replaced. Quickly, employees hope.
- Police Officer Status Upgraded; Fire Police Named
Lower Pottsgrove commissioners, in separate and unrelated actions, upgraded the employment status of a township police officer and named three individuals as new fire police officers.
- Commissioners Conducted Exec Session Thursday
Litigation and personnel matters were reported to be topics discussed during a Thursday closed-to-the-public executive session held by the Lower Pottsgrove Board of Commissioners.
- Diamond Recognized As ‘Business Of The Year’
Diamond Credit Union, headquartered in Lower Pottsgrove, on Thursday was named 2015 Business Of The Year by the Tri-County Area Chamber of Commerce.
- Pottstown School Hosts Free Summer Basketball
The Barth Elementary gym will be the setting for a free, four-week summer basketball program geared toward students entering grades 3-6. Registration is under way.
- PEAK Helping Parents Plan For Summer Fun
Pottstown Early Action for Kindergarten Readiness is holding “relaxed” conversations with parents to help plan a meaningful summer for families. They start Wednesday.
- Spring-Ford Teacher Nominated For Excellence
Teacher Heather Weise at Royersford Elementary School was recently honored as one of 23 finalists for an annual award presented by Freedom Credit Union.
- Township Explores Street Lights Buying Group
Lower Pottsgrove commissioners agree they want better street lighting in the township at less cost. Delaware Valley planners say they’ve got a proposal to meet that need.
- Pottsgrove Agenda Holds 1 Page, 1 Item: Budget
Pottsgrove school board members promise their meeting tonight will have a laser-sharp focus on paring down, or finding more money to pay for, the district’s proposed 2015-2016 budget.
- Police Charge Pottstown Man Monday With DUI
He was arrested following an incident that occurred April 29, but charges were filed Monday by Lower Pottsgrove police after they received results of a blood test.
- Police Allege Birdsboro Man Fled Accident
Lower Pottsgrove police have charged a 23-year-old Birdsboro man for fleeing the scene of a May 16 accident that involved injuries.
- Route 724 Ramp To 422 East Closes Wednesday
The closure, which had originally been scheduled for April 30, was postponed. It will take effect Wednesday (May 27), followed by 20 months of demolition and reconstruction.
Joe Zlomek, Managing Editor
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