- Township Wins Bullet-Proof Vest Grant
Lower Pottsgrove’s police department will receive $1,848 from the federal government to help buy new and replacement bullet-proof vests for four officers.
- Pottsgrove Must Wrestle Earlier With Budget
The district Board of School Directors was told Tuesday it will be asked to make budget-related decisions for next year far earlier than it has in the past.
- Limerick Man Charged In Motorcycle Accident
The incident occurred during early September on Pruss Hill Road, but laboratory blood alcohol content test results were received Friday, Lower Pottsgrove police said.
- Only 1 Vote Opposes Pottsgrove Exec Salaries
Only Pottsgrove school board director Patti Grimm, who is up for re-election, opposed salary increases for the district’s top three executives … but she declined to say why.
- Pottsgrove Oct. 13 Meeting Now On PCTV
The Pottstown-based PCTV Network’s video recording of the Pottsgrove Board of School Directors’ Oct. 13 meeting was posted Friday to YouTube for public viewing.
- Events Scheduled This Week On The Post Calendar
Meetings, activities, and events happening this week, as submitted to The Post calendar.
- 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.
- Incoming Directors To Attend School Themselves
The soon-to-be first-timers on the Pottsgrove Board of School Directors will receive customized training before starting their jobs.
- Editor’s Selections Saturday In The Post
Bridge drawings OK’d in West Pottsgrove; Pottstown hopes to table tax exemption hearing; Ursinus organic farm wins national recognition; and Boone Friends help the homestead.
- Bring Your Bikes Out To Community Day
One of the best parts of the Lower Pottsgrove police bicycle rodeo, its safety and obstacle course, will be part of the new Community Day observance next Saturday (Oct. 24) in Sanatoga.
- Pottsgrove Congratulates Soprano Performer
Pottsgrove High School junior Diane DiLabio, some say, sings like an angel. That voice has brought her national attention; she’ll perform with a highly acclaimed mixed choir later this month in Nashville.
- Weekend Stuff To Do On The Post Calendar
Hop a ride on the Colebrookdale train; visit PickFest and Turning Leaf Festival in Boyertown; enjoy Halloween fun in Douglassville, Schwenksville; Live like Daniel Boone in Birdsboro; and Run For Damon.
- Editor’s Selections Friday In The Post
Sanatoga courtroom being relocated to downtown Pottstown; Police arrest Stowe man in drug trafficking; Conviction in Lower Pottsgrove ice pick assault; Pottstown tax break discussions.
- ‘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.
- 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.
Joe Zlomek, Managing Editor
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