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Friday’s Headlines In The Sanatoga Post

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  • Randy Run Residents Seek Speed Limits
    Lower Pottsgrove police are studying the possibility of posting speed limits in the Randy Run housing community at Buchert Road and Gresh Drive. They’re responding to home owner requests.
  • Maybe Next Township Officer Is ‘Out There’
    Of 393 candidates who were recently tested to become local police officers, one might someday be destined for Lower Pottsgrove.
  • Visitation, Memorial Service Set For Chief
    A Sept. 19 visitation and memorial service in Gilbertsville has been scheduled to honor former Lower Pottsgrove Police Chief Raymond Bechtel, who died Saturday.
  • Moser Road Seniors Center Making Progress
    The demolition work is done, and new fixtures are now being installed at the new headquarters of the Pottstown Area Seniors Center on Moser Road.
  • Royersford Set For Community Day Crowd
    The Royersford Business Association is hoping for record attendance this Saturday at what promises to be another exciting Community Day in the borough, on Main Street downtown.
  • Craft Brewer Building Now In Spring City
    The Tuned Up Brewing Company, known for its “Scorned Woman” American IPA and other beers, is renovating a Main Street, Spring City, building to open its commercial brewing facility there.
  • Police Credited In Stopping Thriftway Fire
    Lower Pottsgrove’s fire marshal gave township police officers credit Tuesday in extinguishing an earlier trash can fire at Sanatoga Thriftway that burned so hot it cracked nearby windows.
  • Watson Resigns From Lower Pottsgrove Board
    Elected Lower Pottsgrove Commissioner Shawn Watson resigned Tuesday from the township Board of Commissioners.
  • Job Fair Returns Sept. 15 To Sunnybrook
    Looking for a new job, a better job, or a second job? The annual job fair conducted by state Sen. John Rafferty returns next Tuesday (Sept. 15) to Sunnybrook Ballroom in Sanatoga.
  • Editor’s Selections Wednesday In The Post
    Lower Pottsgrove woman faces court supervision; West Pottsgrove meeting covers thefts from non-profits; Pottstown woman pleads not guilty in murder case; Pottsgrove player honors his uncle.
  • Opinions Sought On Limerick Park Plans
    Master plans are being drawn up for the development of two parks in Limerick township: Schuylkill River, and Kuylo. Area residents get another say tonight in how they’ll look.
  • Sing ‘Ooom-Pah-Pah’ And Quaff A Brew
    Music, merriment, excitement and beer all combine again in Boyertown. One of the borough”s biggest events, OktoberFest, runs Sept. 18 and 19 downtown. Bring your mug.
  • The Big Question: Does Watson Appear Tonight?
    Despite his colleagues’ unanimous vote that he resign, beleaguered Shawn Watson continues as an elected Lower Pottsgrove commissioner. Will be attend tonight’s scheduled board meeting?
  • High School Faculty Offers Written Pledge
    If parents of Pottsgrove High School students had any doubts about how children will fare in its delayed-but-coming academic year, employees there have provided a pledge of excellence.
  • Pottsgrove Library A Zoo? This Proves It
    In a video produced for a contest conducted by Pottsgrove School District vendor Follett Learning, administrators describe the high school library as a zoo-like educational environment.
  • Scholars Honored For College Achievements
    Fifty-nine local students were honored through Friday for academic accomplishments and achievements.
  • No Budget? No Pay, State Senator Suggests
    One state senator thinks legislators shouldn’t get paid if they and the governor can’t agree to a budget by the required June 30 deadline.
  • Editor’s Selections Tuesday In The Post
    Family, friends remember former Lower Pottsgrove Police Chief Raymond Bechtel; new CEO in place at Pottstown hospital; Phoenixville woman killed in Philly taxi accident; protest in Eagleville.
  • Events Scheduled This Week On The Post Calendar
    Meetings, activities, and events happening this week, as submitted to The Post calendar.
  • Former Township Police Chief Bechtel Dies
    He served residents of Lower Pottsgrove, and earlier those of North Coventry, during a police career that spanned 36 years. He died Saturday; funeral arrangements are pending.
  • Limerick Police Help Reunite Dog And Owner
    An injured pet found Sunday along Swamp Pike was quickly reunited with its owner after 454 Facebook users shared a photo posted by the Limerick Police Department.
  • Editor’s Selections Monday In The Post
    Business founder invests more in downtown Pottstown; Banners show Pottstown High timeless spirit; Local Y offers free memberships; Phoenixville townhome fire; Weekend sports results.
  • S-F Boys Drop Soccer Season Opener
    With 14 photos. CB East players shut out Spring-Ford during a Saturday morning soccer match in Royersford.
  • Winery Plans Mid-Month Harvest Celebration
    With 9 photos. Kutztown’s Blair Vineyards, which also markets its products at Frecon Farms in Boyertown, will open its doors Sept. 19 and 20 for a harvest celebration.
  • Sanatoga, Royersford Firefighters Join Climb
    They’ll spend grueling hours Sept. 13 in Lancaster PA, climbing the equivalent of 110 stories of stairs to honor firefighters who died in New York City’s 9-11 attacks.
  • Editor’s Selections Saturday In The Post
    Football previews for Pottsgrove, Pottstown, Spring-Ford, and Pope John Paul II; Pottstown volunteers step-up to the plate; Limerick arrest for alleged heroin use while driving; MontCo voter registration success.

Joe Zlomek, Managing Editor

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