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  • School Board OKs Post-Conference Expenses
    An after-the-fact request to pay $820 for Pottsgrove School District conference fees irked and surprised some school board members Tuesday, but was nonetheless approved.
  • Lower Pottsgrove Made Insurer’s Day Happier
    Correcting small problems to avoid future accidents makes insurance companies happy … which is why Lower Pottsgrove Township’s insurance agent probably is smiling today.
  • Two Occupants At Days Inn Facing Drug Charges
    Two Philadelphia area men staying at the Days Inn Hotel on Industrial Highway in Lower Pottsgrove reportedly started their morning on the wrong foot. They were charged on several drug-related counts.
  • Worst Part Of Party Planning? Choosing A Date
    Refurbished Pottsgrove High School has been open for nearly a year, and district officials are still trying to plan for a grand re-opening celebration. They made little progress Tuesday.
  • Directors Approve Wages, Personnel Items
    Wage increases for non-union classified employees, and several other personnel items, were approved Tuesday without discussion by the Pottsgrove Board of School Directors.
  • Lower Pottsgrove Begins Building 2018 Budget
    Slightly less than five months before it’s due, Lower Pottsgrove officials announced Monday they’ve started to assemble the 2018 township budget.
  • Non-Union Wage Increase On Pottsgrove Agenda
    Granting a 2-1/2-percent wage increase to non-union classified employees in the Pottsgrove School District will be considered tonight by its school board.
  • Audience Quizzes Relaxed Costello In Town Hall
    The floor was wide open Monday night during a two-hour town hall meeting held in Pottstown by area Rep. Ryan Costello. The congressman answered constituents’ questions on a wide variety of topics, and was generally well received.
  • Judge Sets Bail For Man Accused In Racing Crash
    One of two individuals charged with allegedly racing on U.S. Route 422 in West Pottsgrove during February, resulting in a crash in which two people died, has won a bid for bail.
  • Township Considers Revised Solicitation Law
    Substantial revisions to Lower Pottsgrove’s peddling and solicitation law are on the agenda for approval tonight by the township Board of Commissioners. Its meeting is open to the public.
  • A Little Jazz Improv From A Big-Hit Band
    With two videos. The Pottsgrove Community Band played a whole lotta favorites Sunday night during the Lower Pottsgrove Summer Concert Series in Sanatoga Park, including some improvisational jazz solos in “Riffin The Blues.”
  • Use Industrial Highway? Plan Another Route
    A portion of Industrial Highway will temporarily close beginning Monday and continue through the week, as crews install a new storm water system. Detours will be marked, Pottstown said on its website.
  • Costello Ready For Pottstown Town Hall Meeting
    Area Rep. Ryan Costello is expected to open up for public questioning tonight during a town hall that starts at 6 p.m. in the auditorium of Pottstown High School. Seating is reserved, however.
  • Family Skills Discovered Sunday At Manor
    With three photos. Everyone has the talent to sew and embroider. Some talents may be individualized, though. Families who attended Sunday’s Living History event at Pottsgrove Manor found out who did what best.
  • St Peters Rocks Out; Crowds Throng Summerfest
    With video and 14 photos. Victorian-styled St. Peters village, just south of Pottstown, may be tiny but its tourism ambitions have always been big. A Saturday “Summerfest” re-introduced its beauty to local and distant visitors.
  • Bridge Inspection Next Week To Delay 422
    Slowdowns will occur Friday (Aug. 11) on eastbound U.S. Route 422 between the Egypt Road and Route 363 exits, PennDOT warned.
  • Searching For A Unique Gift? Maybe Look Here
    Hand-crafted art and other decorative and functional items from more than 70 producers will be available Sept. 16 during the sixth annual Crafts Marketplace at Pennypacker Mills.
  • Lower Pottsgrove Concert Series Resumes Sunday At 6
    Visitors will be entertained, for free, by the popular and veteran Pottsgrove Community Band. Forecasters say the weather should be good, too.
  • Police Charge Pottstown Woman With Possession
    North Coventry police brought drug-related charges Wednesday against a Pottstown woman after they were called to Valley View Apartments.
  • Wanted Man Back In Upper Providence Custody
    James Dennis, a man with ties to Spring City, was being arrested by Upper Providence police Monday when he escaped from their grasp. He was on the lam for three days, but is now back in custody.
  • Let Them Get A Whiff, And They’re Off
    Western Montgomery County residents may someday get to see three new Pennsylvania State Police canine teams in action. They were introduced by troopers this week, and will work where needed across the state.

Joe Zlomek, Managing Editor

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