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Saturday’s Headlines In The Sanatoga Post

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  • No New Mold At Ringing; Problems Remain
    An insufficient heating, ventilation and air conditioning system may have been the cause of mold growth at Ringing Rocks Elementary School, the Pottsgrove school board learned Tuesday.
  • Auditor General: Budget Impasse Killing Schools
    Only two months into the academic year, 17 school district have had to borrow millions of dollars to keep operating, because the state has not yet passed its budget.
  • Watch The Rain, But Start Thinking Snow
    Remnants of Hurricane Joaquin might make things a little soggy this weekend, but long-term thinkers in Lower Pottsgrove are looking ahead to winter and plowing snow.
  • Weekend Stuff To Do On The Post Calendar
    ‘Go Grove! on Pink-Out Night, Pottstown Brewfest opens its tent, Halloween performances in Douglassville and Birdsboro, the Fabulous Greaseband rocks Sanatoga, and the market festival is back in Spring City.
  • Editor’s Selections Friday In The Post
    Citgo on North Charlotte Street might be razed; Five pitch themselves to succeed as Lower Pottsgrove commissioner; West Pottsgrove man rejects plea deal; Crashed car reported stolen in Upper Pottsgrove
  • Pottsgrove Expands Cyber School Choices
    For about four years, the Pottsgrove School District relied solely on the Chester County Intermediate Unit for online education alternatives. That’s begun to change.
  • Pottsgrove Library, Cafeteria Nearly Ready
    Workers in the Pottsgrove High School reconstruction project are putting finishing touches on areas in the building that should be turned over to the district this month.
  • Two Exec Sessions On Contract In 12 Days
    Labor contract negotiations occupied the agendas of two Pottsgrove school board executive sessions in less than two weeks, its president reported Tuesday.
  • Living Color Singer Glover In Birdsboro
    He’ll perform a one-night show Oct, 13 at BlackJax American Pub and Grill. Tickets are available now.
  • ‘Grove Supplemental Payments Draw Scrutiny
    The Pottsgrove School District will pay hundreds of thousands of dollars during the fall season alone for the help of coaches, advisers and coordinators. The school board wants to re-examine those costs.
  • Here’s Tuesday’s Supplemental Payment List
    Tuesday’s Pottsgrove school board agenda carried a complete list of individuals receiving authorized supplemental payments.
  • PA Budget Impasse Pressures Charter Schools
    Pennsylvania charter schools are demanding that districts like Pottsgrove, Pottstown and Spring-Ford provide them with funds, even though the state has not yet passed a budget or supplied them with operating cash.
  • Greaseband Back For Meals On Wheels Show
    Popular favorite The Fabulous Greaseband again makes a return appearance Saturday at Sunnybrook Ballroom to benefit the area’s Meals On Wheels program.
  • SRT Ale Sales End In Donation To Trail
    The Pottstown-based Schuylkill River Heritage Area received a more than $4,000 donation Saturday, thanks to the Sly Fox Brewing Company.
  • Railroad Re-Schedules Legislative Train Ride
    The Colebrookdale Railroad’s annual open house trip for elected officials is now set for Oct. 16. They’ll get to see the progress the popular tourism attraction has made since 2014.
  • Play Is Work (Sort Of) For Royersford Kids
    Children who attend the Goddard School in Royersford have what some of us might consider – given their ages – as a new dream job.
  • Get Your Free Coffee While It’s Hot!
    Or maybe even while it’s iced, if available. Today is National Coffee Day, and at more than 20 locations across western Montgomery County, you can get yours without paying a dime.
  • Ribbon-Cutting Officially Opens Arboretum
    Fourteen representatives of public, private and Pottsgrove High School groups gathered Saturday for the official ribbon-cutting to open Althouse Arboretum in Upper Pottsgrove.
  • In Linfield, The Bridge Is Looking Better
    PennDOT crews are making good progress, and reportedly are still on schedule, in their $4.6 million repair of the Linfield Bridge over the Schuylkill River.
  • They’ll Climb Trees Saturday In Royersford
    With video. The Eastern Tree Climbing Competition was postponed, then could not be held in nearby Valley Forge, so Royersford has stepped up as its host. The event will be held Saturday in Victory Park.
  • Sunnybrook Team Looking Toward February
    Expanded meeting rooms, now rising on the west side of the Sunnybrook Ballroom complex in Sanatoga, probably won’t be ready until spring. Everything else could re-open Valentine’s Day.
  • Lower Pottsgrove’s August Expenses $392,955
    Lower Pottsgrove incurred $392,955 in general fund expenses during August. Here’s where the money went.
  • Green Lights Again; Papal Road Closures Lifted
    Traffic bans and road closures related to the now-completed visit of Pope Francis in Philadelphia have been rescinded. Anticipated traffic troubles on U.S. Route 422 didn’t occur.
  • Penn State ‘THON’ Solicits Your Donations
    University students were out at a variety of Montgomery County locations during the weekend, in a launch of this year’s dance marathon fund-raising to fight childhood cancers.

Joe Zlomek, Managing Editor

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