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  • ‘Grove Publicly Compares Its, Union Proposals
    Pottsgrove School District administrators made formerly private contract bargaining even more public Wednesday, releasing a side-by-side comparison of its and teachers’ union contract offers.
  • Wireless Units Benefit Pottsgrove Students
    Students of financially needy families in the Pottsgrove School District who can’t afford Internet service at home will benefit from the purchase of wireless access devices.
  • New Leaders Take Over At Lower Elementary
    No, Lower Pottsgrove Elementary School Principal Yolanda Williams isn’t being challenged. Instead, she’s getting help from a new leadership team consisting of 30 students.
  • Chipotle-Glazed Meatloaf, A Spicy Comfort
    Also on today’s Food Page: Soak, don’t boil, your pasta; Choosing the best canned tomatoes; Better-than-crackers homemade baguette toasts; and Everything possible with evaporated milk.
  • Bundle Up For Weekend’s Taste Of Winter
    The chilliest air since April is on the way for western Montgomery County and the surrounding area this weekend.
  • Pottsgrove Shows Its Hand In Negotiations
    Labor negotiations usually are somewhat secretive. The Pottsgrove School District defied convention Tuesday, and made public the terms of its current formal offer in teacher contract discussions.
  • Police, School Join In ‘Safe Stop’ Exercise
    Upper Pottsgrove police and Pottsgrove Middle School officials will collaborate Wednesday on an exercise to make both drivers and students aware of dangers when boarding or leaving a school bus.
  • Church Group Re-Stocks Genesis Supplies
    When their morning prayer ended, 15 men from True North Christian Church in Trappe went shopping for baby supplies. Their $3,200 donation benefited the Genesis Pregnancy Care Center in Pottstown.
  • Spring-Ford Practiced Active Shooter Drill
    The emergency exercise was held Monday while students were enjoying the Columbus Day holiday, according to the district.
  • Meal Subsidy Deadline Ahead For S-F Families
    Spring-Ford families facing financial difficulties who want to obtain free or reduced price school lunches for their children during 2015-16 should apply by Friday.
  • On School Agenda, Half-Million In Salaries
    Approval of 2015-2016 executive-level salaries for three Pottsgrove School District administrators is on the school board agenda for its meeting tonight.
  • Coroner Reports Ruling In Sunday Incident
    The cause of death in a Schaffer Road hazardous materials incident Sunday was determined to be asphyxiation.
  • Center Urges Girls To Broaden Career Options
    More female students should look into what have formerly been male-dominated jobs, according to the Western Montgomery Career and Technology Center. It’s launching a program to encourage exploration.
  • Pottstown Man Charged With Retail Theft
    He faces a felony count following an incident that occurred at Redner’s Warehouse Market on North Charlotte Street. Lower Pottsgrove police responded.
  • Editor’s Selections Tuesday In The Post
    Pottsgrove youth football serves up a meal; Valley Forge casino gets high marks; state Republicans look to gambling revenues, again; and no Social Security increase next year.
  • One Found Dead On Schaffer Road In Township
    A Montgomery County coroner’s report is being awaited on the cause of death of a single victim who was found dead Sunday afternoon in a Lower Pottsgrove home that police said smelled of a chemical.
  • Police Fielding More Child Abuse Reports
    A legislation-mandated increase in the number of professionals who must report suspected child abuse has also increased the number of alleged abuse cases being investigated in Lower Pottsgrove.
  • Out With Old In Royersford, In With New
    A long-term merchant in Park Towne Plaza on North Lewis Road is swapping one corporate identity for another.
  • Boyer Gallery Hosts Perkiomen Valley Show
    This marks the 60th year of the annual open juried exhibition of the Perkiomen Valley Art Center. The competing works will be displayed Oct. 26-Dec. 11 at The Hill School’s Boyer Gallery.
  • Township Lowering Industrial Highway Speed
    After a traffic student and the recommendation of Lower Pottsgrove police, the speed limit on Industrial Highway within the township will soon be reduced from 35 mph to 25.
  • 422 Bridge Work Will Detour Night Traffic
    Contractors will install bridge beams on U.S. Route 422 in West Pottsgrove during overnight periods next Tuesday through Friday (Oct. 13-16). Westbound lanes will close and be detoured at Route 100.
  • Pottsgrove High Celebrates Spirit Week Ahead
    The annual Pottsgrove High School homecoming observance known as Spirit Week begins Monday and continues with a full slates of events, ending with Friday’s big game.
  • Rock Band Offers Financial Literacy At Hill
    The band known as “Gooding” teaches financial literacy through its music. It performed Thursday at The Hill School.
  • College ‘Straight Talk’ Addresses Boy Code
    Helping boys become healthy and happy adults is the goal of a free Oct. 21 presentation to be simulcast to the Pottstown campus of Montgomery County Community College.
  • Dine, And Sing-Along Too, On Columbus Day
    You can do both next Monday (Oct. 12) at the Friendly’s Restaurant in Pottstown. The Pottstown Area Senior Center building fund benefits from the meals you buy there from 5-9 p.m.

Joe Zlomek, Managing Editor

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