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Friday Headlines In The Sanatoga Post

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  • Township Pension Plan Costs Rising In 2018
    Lower Pottsgrove will make higher payments next year into its pension funds for police and non-uniformed employees because of lower returns on investments and other economic changes.
  • Greater Pottstown Unites Saturday For Veterans
    Area residents are expected to come together Saturday from across Greater Pottstown to honor U.S. military service veterans, and the freedom we enjoy thanks to them. Pottstown Veterans Community Day is set for 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Memorial Park on West King Street.
  • Weekend Stuff To Do On The Post Calendar
    Join the effort to honor local veterans Saturday during Veterans Community Day in Pottstown. Get your fill Saturday at a chicken barbecue in Kimberton, and Sunday at the Culinary Festival in Pottstown. Help with gardening in Upper Pottsgrove, or benefit from it in Trappe.
  • Saturday A Chance To Rid Households Of Haz Waste
    Just a reminder: Montgomery County’s recycling team will accept your hazardous household wastes and dispose of them safely Saturday, for free! Clean up the attic and basement, and trek to Royersford.
  • Limerick OKs Move For Crossfit Kazam Center
    Kyle Hollinger’s growing fitness and exercise business needs more space. It will move soon into larger quarters on Lightcap Road, with best wishes from the township Board of Supervisors.
  • 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.


  • Blasting Starts For Spring Valley Farms Housing
    Explosive blasting for the Spring Valley Farms housing community on Bleim Road got under way Monday with Lower Pottsgrove’s approval.
  • West Pottsgrove Event Touts Pre-K Advantages
    A media event held Wednesday at West Pottsgrove Elementary School promoted the advantages of pre-kindergarten classes in Pennsylvania, and showcased a new pre-K initiative being launched in Stowe.
  • Coming To Limerick: Two ‘Coffees With Cops’
    In an effort to meet earlier public requests, Limerick police have scheduled day and evening sessions during October for its popular Coffee With A Cop gatherings.
  • Supervisors Anticipate Three Budget Workshops
    Planning for Limerick’s 2018 township budget began months ago, but as year-end approaches calculations pick up speed. Special budget workshops for the Board of Supervisors have been scheduled.
  • High School Parking Fee Prompts Complaints
    During reconstruction years at Pottsgrove High School, students didn’t complain about a parking permit fee because there was no parking available, and no fee charged. That changed this year.
  • YWCA Drive Tuesday Hopes To Register Voters
    National Voter Registration Day will be marked next Tuesday (Sept. 26) with a voter registration drive being conducted by the YWCA Tri-County Area in Pottstown.
  • Royersford Road Realignment Plan Presented
    A sketch plan for proposed realignment of the intersection at Royersford and Linfield-Trappe roads was presented Tuesday to Limerick supervisors, who generally liked what they saw.
  • Museum Staging Reunion For Factory Workers
    The Boyertown Auto Body Works once occupied space now filled by the borough’s Museum of Historic Vehicles. The museum hopes to invite remaining former employees back to the building for a 2018 reunion.
  • Pottsrove Athletics, Curriculum Committees Meet
    There’s no regular meeting scheduled, but most members of the Pottsgrove school board will be busy tonight attending district-related committee gatherings. The public’s invited to join them.
  • A Volunteer’s Lessons Help Honor Old Glory
    American Legion Post 244 member Billy Worrell knows a thing or two about caring for the American flag, and he happily shared his knowledge last week with students entrusted with that task.
  • Community Grant Hearing On Limerick Agenda
    Limerick Township hopes to receive about $195,000 in grant funds, the bulk of which must be used to benefit low and moderate income residents. It wants public input on how to spend the money.
  • State Budget Battle May Hit Poor School Districts
    The state Senate returns from recess today to take up its battle with the House over revenue for the 2017-2018 budget. If money doesn’t flow quickly, school districts may be among the first casualties.
  • Pottstown’s Pet Fair Promoted Animal Friends
    The success of the annual Pottstown Pet Fair keeps growing. Thousands of people attended the Memorial Park event Saturday, visiting vendors and meeting pets who needed forever homes.
  • Alleged Scammer Argues With Douglass Police
    Over a telephone line, supposedly from somewhere in New York state, an alleged scammer argued Saturday with a Douglass (Berks) police officer who was following up on a complaint from township residents.
  • 422 Reconstruction Next Phase Starts Sept. 25
    This part of the project to rebuild U.S. Route 422 for the future covers 1.2 miles from the Schuylkill River bridge to just west of the Montgomery County line. The Stowe interchange will be reconfigured.
  • Scheduled This Week In Pottsgrove Sports
    These Pottsgrove Falcons athletic events are scheduled for the coming week (Monday through Saturday, Sept. 18-23, 2017), according to the Pottsgrove School District athletics office.

Joe Zlomek, Managing Editor

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