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Friday’s Headlines In The Sanatoga Post

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  • Seven Police Agencies Hunting Local Thieves
    Police departments across Greater Pottstown, including Lower Pottsgrove’s, are tired of the recent rash of vehicle thefts and thefts from vehicles. They’ve created a combined strategy to stop them.
  • Editor’s Selections Thursday In The Post
    Driver in Lower Pottsgrove crash spared jail time; Lower Pottsgrove restaurant owner honors his mother; more development coming to West Pottsgrove?; and a Pottstown no-tax-hike pledge fulfilled.
  • Veto, Opposing Mandates Leave PA Budget-Less
    The Legislature’s Republicans sent the governor a budget with what they wanted. It wasn’t what Gov. Tom Wolf wanted, and promised a veto. The financial showdown persists.
  • Go Out And Play, Earn A Park Some Pay!
    Today’s launch day for the second annual “On Your Park, Get Set, Go!” contest sponsored by the Pottstown Area Health & Wellness Foundation. Parks in the all three Pottsgrove townships are participating.
  • Going To Waltz’s Fireworks? Heed This
    Fireworks return Saturday night to Waltz’s Golf Farm on West Ridge Pike in Limerick. Visitors from all over are welcome to see the show, but Limerick police offer these reminders.
  • Pottstown KinderCare Adds School-Age Program
    Its newest offering serves Lower Pottsgrove and Ringing Rocks elementary students between ages 5 and 10.
  • Hospital Offers Lung Cancer Screening Program
    A new service at Pottstown Memorial Medical Center has strict eligibility requirements, but those who meet the criteria may find it to be a life-saver, the hospital said in a release.
  • Limerick Sets Community Day For Aug. 22
    One of Limerick Township’s largest public events of the year, the Limerick Community Day, has been scheduled for Aug. 22. The entire family can find its fun there.
  • After Budget, Hum-Drum Chores In Pottsgrove
    With the drama and excitement of passing the Pottsgrove School District 2015-2016 budget ended, the Board of School Directors considered equally important stuff. Like where to keep the money.
  • 5 Tips To Get Out, And Stay Out, Of Debt
    Most American households carry an average of $15,000 in credit card debt. Are you struggling to get out from under that crushing burden? Here’s expert advice.
  • Editor’s Selections Tuesday In The Post
    Relaxing the uniform policy at Pottstown High; cleaning up after Pottstown’s Rumble; No girlfriend goodbye for you!, judge says; house arrest for a Pottstown offender; and a flag donation.
  • Township Looks At Proposed Building Expansion
    Six months after they ordered a feasibility study on expanding the township municipal building, Lower Pottsgrove commissioners have seen a floor plan preview. They liked it, but costs concern them.
  • 422 East Nightly Lane Limits Start Monday
    Bridge deck and joint repairs will limit Route 422 East traffic to a single lane overnights from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. Monday to July 9 between Route 29 and Trooper Road.
  • New Sanatoga Firefighters Join The Ranks
    The Sanatoga Fire Company saw two of its members complete required coursework and graduate Thursday from the Montgomery County Fire Academy.
  • Football Camp Last Week Observed 18th Year
    Dozens of students in grades 4-9 converged last week on the field behind Lower Pottsgrove Elementary School to participate in the 18th annual Falcons’ Youth Football Camp.
  • Events Scheduled This Week On The Post Calendar
    Meetings, activities, and events happening this week, as submitted to The Post calendar.
  • Editor’s Selections Monday In The Post
    Still thriving Bradley Tire has called Lower Pottsgrove home for 40 years; Last-minute budget moves in Harrisburg; First responder care for Pottstown pets; and Rumbling in the rain.
  • Film Festival Aims At Pottstown Transformation
    Organizers of the “Pottstown In Focus Short Film Festival,” planned for June 2016, have stepped up their promotion and calls for volunteers. The event will feature films that reference the borough.
  • Happening This Week In Regional Recreation
    Enjoyable activities planned across greater Pottstown have been announced for the coming week by the Pottstown Area Regional Recreation Committee.
  • Sunday’s Choices From Pottstown Area Authors
    Peg Calvario on avoiding burnout, Mission Healthy Living on two Pottstown runs, Evan Brandt on new reading library programs, McCormick Chiropractic on training young athletes, and MOSAIC Land Trust on a local church outreach.
  • Pottstown Lauded In Aggressive Drivers Effort
    Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Vetri Ferman presented awards this month to the Pottstown Police Department and one of its officers for their efforts to stop aggressive driving.
  • Two Arrested, A Third Fled, In Alleged Thefts
    Two juveniles were arrested late Thursday and charged in relation to alleged thefts that occurred in Lower Pottsgrove. A third suspect fled without being apprehended.
  • State’s Task To Control, Manage Pensions
    State Sen. Bob Mensch, who represents residents of Pottstown and West and Upper Pottsgrove, argues that a Senate reform plan can solve school districts’ pension problems.
  • Townships Offer Police Hiring Test In July
    If you’d like a job as a police officer in Lower Pottsgrove, Limerick or Upper Pottsgrove townships, you can be tested for eligibility Aug. 22. You must apply first, beginning July 6.
  • Editor’s Selections Saturday In The Post
    Trial date set for accused Lower Pottsgrove arsonist; Schuylkill leading for “best urban trail” title; Pottstown plans celebratory half-marathon; and a Pottstown High uniform vote Monday.

Joe Zlomek, Managing Editor

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