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Friday’s Headlines In The Sanatoga Post

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  • Don’t Let Them Be Lonely On These Nights
    Consider this a standing invitation, according to the Pottsgrove Board of School Directors. When they resume a regular meeting schedule Aug. 11, they’d love to see your face in the place.
  • Complaint About Unions’ Letter Kicked To AG
    A complaint about a political letter sent last fall by state and national teachers unions, with which Pottsgrove and Spring-Ford teachers are affiliated, has been forwarded to Attorney General Kathleen Kane’s office.
  • Why Firefighters Spend Hours In Training
    While you ate dinner and watched television Monday evening, men and women in Linfield PA hoped you’d never need their help, but prepared for when you might.
  • Nostalgia Night Returns Saturday Downtown
    Keep Pottstown cruising memories alive (even if you never experienced them yourself) by seeing classic cars and visiting with their owners Saturday in downtown Pottstown. It’s free, too!
  • These Folks Know How To Spend A Summer
    Things you might have wanted to do on an 18th Century summer vacation in the Pennsylvania countryside, and even some you might not have considered, come to life Saturday in Schwenksville.
  • Editor’s Selections Thursday In The Post
    Inspections and other changes coming for Pottstown rental properties; October Brew-Fest benefits Pottstown Elks Lodge repairs; Heroin bundles net jail time; and an OK for the Firebird Festival.
  • 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.

Joe Zlomek, Managing Editor

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