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Wednesday’s Headlines In The Sanatoga Post

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  • Sewer Authority Refinance Saves $1 Million
    The Lower Pottsgrove Sewer Authority plans to refinance a 2011 bond early next year, with the Board of Commissioners’ approval. A new loan could save $1 million in interest and fees.
  • Lower Pottsgrove June Expenses Totaled $411,561
    Lower Pottsgrove incurred $411,561 in expenses during June 2015. Here’s where the money went.
  • Police, Zoning Matters Prompt Exec Session
    During an executive session Thursday, Lower Pottsgrove commissioners reportedly talked about and received updates on a police policy, police personnel, and potential litigation.
  • Local Trash Hauler Earns Landfill Permit
    J.P. Mascaro and Sons, the company that provides waste disposal services to Lower Pottsgrove under contract, was won a renewed operating permit for a northeastern PA landfill.
  • Premium Outlets Attract Two New Tenants
    One, a woman’s clothing boutique, will open at the Philadelphia Premium Outlets on West Lightcap Road during August. The second, an outdoor apparel supplier, opens in October.
  • Stowe Retailer Site Gets A Make-Over
    The Dollar General store on West High Street was recently remodeled, the company said. It also operates stores in Lower Pottsgrove and Royersford.
  • Editor’s Selections Tuesday In The Post
    MontCo bicyclists, including Lower Pottsgrove’s police chief, raise $70,000 for cause; Pottstown store manager actions avoid a fire; borough public works garage progressing.
  • Township Park Hay A Link To The Gourmet
    Hay standing in a field owned by Lower Pottsgrove has been cut and baled, and this week will be trucked out of town. Then, not too long from now, it may meet up with your taste buds.
  • Commissioners Honor Retiring Rich Yoder
    He’s been a fixture in Lower Pottsgrove’s employ for more years than most of the people living within the township borders. He officially retires this Friday.
  • 422 West Lane Reduction Planned Thursday
    U.S. Route 422 West between the Route 23 and 363 interchanges will be reduced Thursday from two lanes to one due to a scheduled bridge inspection, PennDOT announced.
  • They Pedaled, Paddled, And Explored Schuylkill
    An again-at-capacity crowd joined Saturday’s Pedal And Paddle excursion along the Schuylkill River trail from Pottstown to Douglassville and back, via bicycle and kayak.
  • Get Quackin’! Only 3 Weeks To Duck Race
    You get a chance to win from a long list of prizes, and help local non-profits as well, when you buy a ticket for the Pottstown Rotary’s annual duck race. Time’s running out, though.
  • 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
    A place in downtown Pottstown to buy your memories; Dire warnings over water safety at New Hanover quarry; Pedestrians allegedly cause 422 crash in Amity; and a Phoenixville Marine’s welcome home.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Joe Zlomek, Managing Editor

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