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Thursday’s Headlines In The Sanatoga Post

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  • Lower Pottsgrove Saves On Commercial Help
    The Board of Commissioners has appointed a Morgantown PA company to assist Director Of Codes Joe Groff in work involving commercial structures, and will save money in the process.
  • Newly Arrived Equipment Could Save Lives
    State-of-the-art, nationally approved self-contained breathing apparatus has been purchased by the Sanatoga Fire Company to keep its volunteers safe in hazardous smoke- and fume-filled situations.
  • After Surviving This, Township Officer’s Back
    Lower Pottsgrove Police Ofc. Jim Kenney, who was seriously injured during a September 2014 accident in his cruiser, is returning to full duty.
  • Soon, You May Get Gas With Your Water Ice
    Rita’s Water Ice, the popular frozen dessert vendor at seven locations locally, plans to expand by opening new shops within “convenience and gasoline” stores nationwide.
  • Editor’s Selections Wednesday In The Post
    CMERT team assists Limerick Police in “high-risk” arrest in Pottstown; Valley Forge Casino takes you to “the beach;” County cuts ribbon to open new trail; and Spring City natural gas growth.
  • 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.

Joe Zlomek, Managing Editor

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