- New Rupert Road Bridge Seems Delayed To 2018
Lower Pottsgrove officials had hoped this would be the summer that the aging, crumbling bridge on Rupert Road would be removed and replaced with a new, safer structure. Now the project likely will be delayed by a year.
- Township Concert Series Returns This Sunday
Lower Pottsgrove continues its tradition of six weeks of summer concerts, to be enjoyed at its renovated bandstand area at Sanatoga Park. The first concert, featuring The Bill Koss Combo, kicks off Sunday at 6 p.m.
- Zlomek Named To Township Parks Vacancy
The Post Publications’ managing editor, Joe Zlomek, has been appointed by Lower Pottsgrove commissioners to the township Parks and Recreation Board.
- Imaginative Pottstown Students Build Go-Cart
With video. What began as a simple steel shopping cart – much like the kind that holds your groceries – recently was transformed by Pottstown engineering students into something with a little more “zip.”
- Area SCORE Chapter Opens Boyertown Office
The TriCounty chapter of SCORE is expanding the locations from which it can provide free and confidential advice to small business owners. It recently opened a Boyertown office, in addition to the one it operates in Pottstown.
- Area Firefighters To The Rescue … For A Drone
Proving they’re jacks of all trades, and willing to interrupt their Father’s Day celebrations, members of two area fire companies responded Sunday in an attempt to rescue a flying drone snared in a tree.
- 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
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- AccuWeather News And Tomorrow’s Forecast
A look at what tomorrow will be like, provided by AccuWeather.
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- Guess Where $153,946 Went During April?
Lower Pottsgrove incurred $153,946 in expenses during April 2017. Here’s where it spent your tax money.
- Company Offers Veterans Free Dental Services
Aspen Dental, which operates an office at the Upland Square Shopping Center in West Pottsgrove, has made appointments with veterans for free dental care Saturday.
- Bridge Repairs Prompt 422 Lane Closures Ahead
PennDOT contractor J.D. Eckman Inc. will make bridge repairs on U.S. Route 422 across Lower Pottsgrove in the coming week. Anticipate delays.
- Linfield Volunteers Douse Yard Debris Fire
Linfield firefighters on Friday put out a blaze that should not have started. Limerick Township law prohibits any kind of open burn, even if controlled, within township borders, they reminded residents.
- Graduated! Pottsgrove Sends The World Its Seniors
With 10 photos. Pottsgrove High School’s sixty-first graduating class officially left the building Friday night, with the cheers and congratulations of a full-capacity crowd packed into the school’s new gymnasium.
- Your Photo’s Ready, From Man With Perfect View
Pottsgrove school board member Rick Rabinowitz stood up Friday night, gave a speech at the high school commencement ceremony, and returned to his seat at the back of a gymnasium stage. Then he got really, really busy.
- Sanatoga Welcomes Its Two Newest Firefighters
Two Sanatoga Fire Company volunteers, James Krieger and Benjamin Welty, graduated this week from the Montgomery County Fire Academy.
- Seniors Win; Rent, Tax Rebate Deadline Extended
Renters or home owners age 65 and older may be eligible to receive a rebate on rent fees or property taxes paid during 2016. The state has extended that program until Dec. 31; it previously would have ended this month.
- Lower Frederick, Schwenksville Fire Companies To Merge
Schwenksville Fire Company volunteers voted Monday to merge operations with the Lower Frederick Fire Company. The intent: to better utilize manpower, reduce costs, and maintain fire protection for the borough and township.
- Solving Citgo Blight Back On Township List
The abandoned Citgo gasoline station at the corner of Mervine and North Charlotte streets has been a problem Lower Pottsgrove commissioners have tried to solve for years, with no success. They’re not ready to give up, though.
- Pottsgrove Grads’ Final Walk Starts Tonight At 6
Tonight (Friday, June 16, 2017) at 6 p.m., graduating Pottsgrove High School seniors will take their walk into academic history, and leave with diplomas as symbols of their accomplishments.
- Pottstown Retail Store Robbed At Gunpoint
Police released few details of a Thursday morning armed robbery at the Circle K convenience store at Manatawny and North State streets, but provided two photos and asked for public help in identification.
- Firefighters Make Elevator Rescue Thursday
A stuck elevator Thursday afternoon at a West Main Street, Trappe PA, building prompted a rescue call to the Trappe and Collegeville fire companies.
- Police Search For Man In Douglassville Fraud
Identity theft and fraud were alleged as police called Thursday for public help to identify a man accused of using a stolen credit card to buy goods in Douglassville (Berks), Exeter, and Philadelphia.
- Expect Relay’s Return To Pottsgrove In 2018
The Pottstown Area Relay For Life will return to the track and Pottsgrove High School stadium next June, the district Board of School Directors unanimously agreed Tuesday.
- Good News Ahead Of Pottsgrove’s Graduation
With the graduation of Pottsgrove High School seniors scheduled for Friday at 6 p.m. in the Kauffman Road stadium, school board Vice President Al Leach gave a sneak preview Tuesday of statistics from the Class of 2017.
- Linfield Company Puts Out Limerick Van Fire
Volunteers of the Linfield Fire Company put out a Township Line Road, Limerick PA, van fire early Thursday morning.
- Collegeville Golf Outing Tees Off July 10
Registration remains available for the third annual fund-raiser, which benefits the volunteer Collegeville Fire Company.
- Seen A Fox Recently? In Our Area, You’re Not Alone
One area police department says it’s received an increasing number of calls about fox sightings. An animal control officer offers advice on keeping foxes out of your yard.
- Pottsgrove Taxes May Rise About $20 Per Home
The number isn’t final yet, Pottsgrove school directors said Tuesday, but suggested district officials prepare a budget that includes a proposed tax hike of 0.39 percent, down about a half-percent from a May estimate.
- Pottsgrove Applauds District Retirees’ Efforts
Educators retiring this year from the Pottsgrove School District received awards and applause Tuesday as the school board acknowledged their contributions to students and the community.
- Pottsgrove Board Bids Student Rep Goodbye
Pottsgrove school board members Tuesday said “so long, and thanks,” to graduating senior and student board representative Maya Stehle.
- Police Charge Township Man In Alleged Assault
A Lower Frederick man faces aggravated assault and other charges for an incident that occurred Saturday, in which he allegedly beat a woman with a baseball bat.
- School Bus Pick-Ups At ‘Green’ Concern Board
Lower Pottsgrove commissioners worried Thursday about the safety of children being pick-up by school buses on Evergreen Road if and when the Sanatoga Green development opens. They want to explore alternatives.
- Western SWAT Team Will Train In New Hanover
Drivers and residents around Swamp Pike and North Charlotte Street in New Hanover could see police officers in military gear sometime Wednesday. Western Montgomery County’s SWAT team will conduct training exercises there.
- Planning Commission Cancels Wednesday Meeting
Lower Pottsgrove has canceled its planning commission meeting previously scheduled for Wednesday night.
- Upper Pottsgrove Schedules Fishing Rodeo
Go fish! If you’re age 13 or younger and live in Upper Pottsgrove, you can do that free Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon in the township fishing rodeo. You might even win a prize for the biggest fish caught.
- Tank Truck Supplies Water In Monday Shut-Off
Up to 100 Royersford residents were forced to rely for a few hours Monday on a tanker truck to supply their drinking water, as Pennsylvania-American crews worked to repair a broken water main at 2nd Avenue and Green Street.
Joe Zlomek, Managing Editor
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