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Thursday’s Headlines In The Sanatoga Post

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  • Pope 35 Miles Away, But We’ll Feel His Impact
    Lower Pottsgrove police and others in western Montgomery County are preparing to deal with local effects of September’s papal visit. Guests will take lodging here and travel to Philly for its events.
  • Two Locals Charged In DE Car Theft
    Two men, one of Lower Pottsgrove and the second from Pottstown, face several charges locally connected to an alleged vehicle theft Thursday in Delaware, where fugitive warrants also were issued.
  • Hopefully Not Here: Distraction Burglars
    Limerick police were pro-active Tuesday in informing the public about burglaries happening outside the township, in the hope they might be prevented locally.
  • One EMS Call, Three Cooperative Responders
    In Royersford on Sunday, first responder professionals worked as one team to provide emergency patient care … even though they were members of three different teams.
  • Commissioners Call For Watson Resignation
    Lower Pottsgrove commissioners asked colleague Shawn Watson to voluntarily resign as a result of his reported financial and legal troubles. They apparently can’t force him out.
  • Fire Company Mourns Its Former Chief
    Former Sanatoga Fire Company Chief and Chief Engineer Dennis “Denny” Miller has died.
  • Airman, A Local Graduate, Completes Basic
    He attended high school in Lower Pottsgrove, and finished military training in Texas.
  • Editor’s Selections Tuesday In The Post
    Terroristic threat charges filed in West Pottsgrove; “Caught ‘ya!” trouble for a Pottstown enforcer; Borough council meets Wednesday; Phoenixville puts out its new welcome sign.
  • Events Scheduled This Week On The Post Calendar
    Meetings, activities, and events happening this week, as submitted to The Post calendar.
  • Paving To Close Pruss Hill Road Friday
    Paving work scheduled for Friday in Lower Pottsgrove is expected to close a portion of Pruss Hill Road for several hours that day. The work is weather-dependent. Commuters should be prepared.
  • Alleged Township Carjacker In Custody
    A juvenile male has been arrested on charges related to an alleged car-jacking late Friday night outside Cutillo’s Restaurant in Lower Pottsgrove.
  • 5 Arrested Near CVS On Car Theft Charges
    Lower Pottsgrove and Pottstown police are cooperating with counterparts in Rehoboth Beach DE on the arrest Friday night of suspected car thieves near the CVS Pharmacy on East High Street.
  • Blessed Theresa Festival Returns Aug. 19
    The annual summer, four-day summer festival at the church on Swamp Road in Limerick is back with a big midway, free nightly entertainment and lots of food.
  • A Monument Of Engineering, 23 Miles Close
    Building bridges is common today, but not easy. A lengthy bridge of wood, not steel? More difficult. A wooden covered bridge half-a-football field long? That’s a marvel … and a short drive away.
  • Area Scholars Honored For College Achievements
    Thirty-seven local students were honored through Friday for academic accomplishments and achievements.
  • Happening This Week In Regional Recreation
    Enjoyable activities across greater Pottstown have been announced for the coming week by the Pottstown Area Regional Recreation Committee.
  • Bids Sought Now For Sanatoga Park Upgrade
    Lower Pottsgrove is hoping to put a more than $60,000 grant to use by making improvements at the band shell in Sanatoga Park. Contractor bids on the project are due by Aug. 27.
  • Police Charge Pottstown Man With DUI
    Lower Pottsgrove police issued a summons Thursday after receiving blood test results from an incident that occurred two weeks earlier on the township’s east side.
  • Police Seek Woman In Royersford Burglary
    Four photos of a single female suspect were distributed Thursday by Upper Providence Township police in their investigation of an alleged burglary that occurred July 20 in Royersford.
  • Weekend Stuff To Do On The Post Calendar
    A play in Pottstown, an 18th Century summer vacation in Schwenksville, cruising Saturday night in the borough downtown, reliving playground kickball in Limerick, and butterflies in Norristown.
  • Editor’s Selections Friday In The Post
    An emotional scene outside a MontCo courtroom as mothers console each other; Not guilty plea entered in North Coventry alleged murder case; Teen sentenced in Pottstown alley murder.

Joe Zlomek, Managing Editor

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