- Police Cruiser Vidcam Installs Begin Monday
A video camera system purchased for the first four of eight Lower Pottsgrove Police Department cruisers will be installed beginning Monday. Commissioners approved new policy covering their use.
- Potassium Iodide Tabs Ready For Distribution
The annual distribution of free potassium iodide tablets, for ingestion only during a radiological emergency, will be conducted locally Aug. 6 in Pottstown and Boyertown.
- Fight Crime, Enjoy A Night With Neighbors
Pottstown’s observance of this year’s National Night Out, which helps support police agencies and encourages action against crime, is scheduled for Aug. 4. Royersford and Spring City plan them, too.
- Editor’s Selections Saturday In The Post
Schuylkill River Trail a national winner!; Pottstown sculptor is the ultimate recycler; 2 charged with trafficking heroin in Phoenixville; repaving ahead for Edgewood Street.
- 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.
- Talk Turned To Watson, Board Turned To Attorney
A Lower Pottsgrove woman asked Thursday during the township Board of Commissioners’ meeting when allegations surrounding Commissioner Shawn Watson would be discussed. They were not.
- Weekend Stuff To Do On The Post Calendar
The Mango Men rock Sanatoga; fairs and carnivals in Kimberton and Bally; a theater production and the Eastwood Summer Classic car show in Pottstown; and exploring bugs in Green Lane. You need an excuse?
- Editor’s Selections Friday In The Post
Pottstown serial burglar admits to break-ins; School officials demand more education funding; Cigarette blamed for Pottstown blaze; Volunteers clean Memorial Park; and a Limerick roof fire.
- Lower Pottsgrove Company Looks At Expansion
Valtech Corp., a global manufacturer of cleaning agents and molded polymers for high-tech industries, is headquartered in the township. It’s considering expanding its laboratory offices here.
- Upper Pottsgrove Says Buy, Buy, Buy!
The township will hold a community yard sale Aug. 29 in Heather Place Park. Spaces and tables can be reserved now. Proceeds will help mulch the park playground.
- Local Credit Union Volunteers Serve Picnic
Employees of American Heritage Federal Credit Union, which provides branch services in the Limerick Square Shopping Center, helped serve a picnic meal for 90 at a regional charity.
- VIST Bank, Operating In Oaks, Names 2 VPs
Two new Tompkins VIST Bank employees will work as vice presidents and commercial banking relationship managers. The bank has branches in Oaks and Birdsboro.
- Editor’s Selections Thursday In The Post
Details of Lower Pottsgrove commissioner’s business problems reported; Former Pottstown man face jail time in alleged police assault; high hopes for Phoenixville water park site.
- Fire Companies Seek Exemption From Sign Law
Lower Pottsgrove planners are working to create a proposed comprehensive signage law. The township’s two fire companies, Ringing Hill and Sanatoga, hope it won’t apply to them.
- Air Gun Earns Citation In Lower Pottsgrove
It was being openly carried by a male younger than 18, unaccompanied by an adult. A police officer believed it to be a handgun, because its muzzle was not appropriately marked.
- Pottstown Eye Dr. Thomas Manzo Retiring
The ophthalmologist practiced in Lower Pottsgrove, Pottstown and other locations for 40 years.
- Editor’s Selections Wednesday In The Post
Lower Pottsgrove commissioner to pay back taxes but plans to remain in office; Lower Pottsgrove teen has robbery and related charges dropped during trial; 2 admit to Pottstown burglaries.
- Spring Valley Due To Return For More Review
Lower Pottsgrove planners declined Monday to endorse preliminary approval for the proposed Spring Valley Farms housing community. They expressed concern about outstanding engineering items.
- Registration Opens For Upper’s Community Day
Businesses and community organizations hoping to tell Upper Pottsgrove residents about their goods and services can begin to register now for the township Community Day, set for October.
- Airman Completes Basic In San Antonio
He recently graduated from military training. His parents are Pottstown residents.
- Kids Can Clash With Clans At Lego Camp
Limerick Parks and Recreation is offering a second Lego toys camp from Aug. 3-7 in the township. If your children know what this is about, they’re likely to love it. Get ‘em enrolled.
- What’s Behind That Fence? On-Ramp Progress
Motorists who pass the now-closed Armand Hammer Boulevard westbound on-ramp to U.S. Route 422 see only a string of “no access” fencing. Behind it, though, work crews are making real progress.
- Planners Expect Spring Valley Farms Review
Spring Valley Farms, the community proposed to be built near Bleim and North Pleasant View roads in Lower Pottsgrove, is expected to be reviewed tonight (Monday) by the township Planning Commission.
- Ringing Hill Volunteers Train In Swelter
Was Sunday hot enough for ya’? Consider being out in that heat for a few hours, training on fire equipment to be ready for an emergency. That’s what the Ringing Hill Fire Company did.
Joe Zlomek, Managing Editor
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