- Pottsgrove Renovation Overtime OK’d To $50,000
Contractors scrambling to complete summer renovations at Pottsgrove High School may spend up to $50,000 in overtime costs to speed up the jobs, the school board agreed Friday.
- Pottsgrove Asked About ‘Contingency Plans’
What happens to students in Advanced Placement studies, or to those who attend the Western Center in Limerick, if Pottsgrove High opens late? Questions on both arose Friday.
- School Board Held Thursday Exec Session
It was said to have covered potential litigation facing the Pottsgrove School District.
- Regional Forces Plan September Papal Visit
An exercise this week at Ursinus College in Collegeville attracted local, county, state and federal law enforcement commanders as they discussed the coming visit of Pope Francis in Philadelphia.
- New Evacuation Helicopter Arrives In Limerick
The emergency medical evacuation fleet at Heritage Field airport in Limerick has been augmented by a new arrival./
- Editor’s Selections Saturday In The Post
Motorist rescued Friday from Pottstown flood water; Pottstown school board president resigning to move; Police plan DUI enforcement next week; Firefighters investigate smoke downtown.
- 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.
- Thriftway Needs New Permit To Re-Open
Had the doors of Sanatoga Thriftway remained open beyond Aug. 12, new operators could have kept the business humming. Now officially closed, though, it faces Lower Pottsgrove regulatory paperwork.
- Pottsgrove Asks To Pay For Contractor Overtime
A Pottsgrove school board meeting was called Friday morning to determine if directors will pay added overtime costs to complete high school renovations and avoid an opening-day delay.
- Editor’s Selections Friday In The Post
A German supermarket competitor to Aldi looks to open in West Pottsgrove; County court website focuses on Kane case; Majority of Americans want action to lower medication prices.
- Backpack Patrol Excites Rupert’s Students
What began as an effort to open communication between Pottstown school teachers and local families recently brought bright smiles to the faces of incoming students.
- Township Animal Law Set For Public Hearing
Lower Pottsgrove’s proposed tougher and broader regulations dealing with animal control will be the subject of a Sept. 8 public hearing. Commissioners canceled their scheduled meeting tonight.
- Under-Wraps Police Exercise In Limerick
Limerick police department commanders and others were involved Wednesday in a closed-to-the-public “hostile action drill” at the Exelon generating station. They fought a mock adversary.
- Here’s A Chance To Help Pottstown Police
Borough law enforcers said Wednesday they are seeking the public’s help in identifying and finding three individuals seen in surveillance photos.
- Editor’s Selections Thursday In The Post
Possible movement in state budget school funding talks; Drug runner admits to domestic violence too; Spring-Ford discusses state’s volunteer requirements; Get pets vaccinated at low cost.
- Watch Firefighting Pagentry In Douglassville
It’s a tradition among firefighters to formally “house” their newest equipment in a public ceremony. It’s a fun and interesting sight that you can witness Saturday in Douglassville.
- Plan Ahead For Your School Bargain Hunting
The twice-annual KidSense Consignment Sale with children’s clothing and other items is scheduled for Sept. 17-19 at Sunnybrook Ballroom in Sanatoga. You might save some cash …
- Cruise On Into Hilltop For Tonight’s Show
This month’s edition of the Mid-Week Car Cruise-In, held by the Pottstown Classics Car Club at Hilltop Drive-In in Sanatoga, starts tonight (Wednesday) at 5 p.m. Join ’em!
- Pottstown Group Hosts Special Olympics’ Tennis
The Greater Pottstown Tennis Association will host a Special Olympics tennis tournament and free play day during September to broaden the sport’s reach to adaptive players.
- Editor’s Selections Wednesday In The Post
Upper Pottsgrove police chief retiring; National Penn Bank says it will be acquired by BB&T; Gilbertsville fire police officer stable after being injured; and a march on Harrisburg.
- Update, Register Special Needs With Township
If you live in Lower Pottsgrove and are disabled or could need assistance in an emergency, you may want to be part of its special needs registry. It’s being updated this week.
- Cleaning Complete, And Ready For Action
Sanatoga firefighters were among the patrons Saturday for the Pottsgrove Marching Band car wash. Their vehicle didn’t quite qualify as a car, though.
- Editor’s Selections Tuesday In The Post
Short-term plans proposed to help relieve 422 congestion; a new commissioner in Upper Pottsgrove; state officials visits Pottstown’s VideoRay; and ideas to cope with an oil train disaster.
- Learning This Week About Law Enforcement
The 2015 participants at Camp Cadet, hosted by the Pennsylvania State Police, watched and participated Monday in a rescue scenario presented by the Limerick Fire Company.
- Senator Recognized For After-School Support
Pottstown’s Olivet Boys and Girls Club and a statewide after-school network have publicly thanked Sen. Bob Mensch for his support of their programs.
- Avoid Being Hot, Hot, Hot When Outdoors
Exercise is good for you. Exercise in the heat? If you’re smart and follow certain tips from a Pottstown physician, that could be good for you too.
Joe Zlomek, Managing Editor
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