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Editor’s Selections Thursday In The Post

VACANCY, APPLY WITHIN – An empty birdhouse (above) found Wednesday along the Perkiomen Trail in Oaks PA awaits a new occupant.

SANATOGA PA – Sadly, The Post can’t be everywhere at once.

It’s impossible to give all local newsworthy activities sufficient coverage, and as actor Clint Eastwood once famously said in his movie role as detective “Dirty” Harry Callahan, “A man’s GOT to know his limitations.”

We don’t want you to miss a thing, however. So below find a list of editor’s selections: links to stories we think you’ll consider interesting today, along with their sources and dates they were published.

‘Speeding bullet’ gets house arrest in Route 422 DUI crash
Pottstown Mercury (June 30, 2015)
Telling an East Coventry man that he’d better not “mess up” again, a judge spared him jail time for a drunken driving crash that injured another driver along Route 422 in Lower Pottsgrove.

Restaurant owner brings memories of homeland to Pottstown area
Reading Eagle (July 2, 2015)
In May, Ardian Xhelilaj paid tribute to his mother when he opened Opa Vera’s Restaurant in Lower Pottsgrove Township.

West Pottsgrove staff to meet with developer next week, official says
Reading Eagle (July 2, 2015)
The focus of the session will be a 20-acre tract on Upland Square Drive, according to the township manager.

Pottstown School Board adopts $57.1M budget that won’t raise taxes
Pottstown Mercury (July 1, 2015)
Although there was little question about their choice, the Pottstown School Board made it official Monday and unanimously adopted a $57,136,928 budget that does not raise taxes.

Pottstown Memorial Medical Center names new CEO
WFMZ-TV Allentown (July 1, 2015)
The Pottstown Memorial Medical Center in Montgomery County will soon have a new leader at the helm.

Pottstown man charged for concealing crack cocaine in underwear
Pottstown Mercury (July 1, 2015)
A Pottstown man has been charged after a search led police to discover crack cocaine in his underwear.

Bright Hope heroin trafficker loses appeal
Pottstown Mercury (July 1, 2015)
The imprisoned leader of a heroin ring that once operated out of Pottstown’s Bright Hope Community claims he felt “intense pressure” to plead guilty, but a judge isn’t buying it.

Concern over new Pa. law requiring clearances for volunteers
Norristown Times Herald (July 1, 2015)
PA school districts and volunteer organizations have been scrambled to prepare for the new regulations that started Wednesday on clearances for those who work with children.

Royersford man admits to child rape
Norristown Times Herald (July 1, 2015)
A 19-year-old Royersford man has admitted to charges he sexually assaulted a 12-year-old girl on six occasions while the girl was in his company in the borough.

Legal action filed against chain of nursing homes including Phoenixville location
Pottstown Mercury (July 1, 2015)
Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane said her office has filed legal action against a chain of nursing homes accused of failing to provide basic services to elderly and vulnerable residents.

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