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Monday’s Headlines In The Sanatoga Post

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  • Lawmakers Hope To Tackle ‘Ghost Teachers’
    Two Pennsylvania Republican representatives want to put an end to a collective bargaining practice allowed in some school districts that lets teachers do union-related work on school work time.
  • SCORE Adds Second Social Media Seminar
    A September seminar on using social media for business, being held by the Pottstown chapter of SCORE, is already filled up. So it added a second date for Oct. 2. Get signed up now.
  • Olivet Day Fosters Adult-Child Relationships
    Adults can re-live their childhood, and build better relationships with their own kids, during an annual event coming Sept. 26 to the Olivet Boys & Girls Clubs at Pottstown’s Ricketts Center.
  • S-F Students Qualify In Scholarship Program
    Six students at Spring-Ford High were named Friday as semi-finalists in the competition for National Merit Scholarships.
  • Woman Faces Habitual DUI Offender Charge
    Lower Pottsgrove police say a woman arrested late last month for allegedly driving under the influence will now also be charged as a habitual DUI offender.
  • 31 Tickets Issued During Two Days on 422
    Aggressive driver enforcement details late last month on U.S. Route 422 by Lower Pottsgrove police yielded 31 traffic citations over a two-day period, plus others elsewhere.
  • Editor’s Selections Friday In The Post
    County grants benefit Pottstown carousel, Colebrookdale Railroad; Decades-long sentence sought for convicted rapist; Pottstown wins brownfields funding; Phamous Phil’s expands to Limerick.
  • Learn Basics Of Tai Chi In Limerick
    Think of it as an exercise art that is restful and invigorating. Find out more about tai chi in classes to be held by the township Parks and Recreation Department.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Joe Zlomek, Managing Editor

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