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Tuesday Headlines In The Sanatoga Post

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  • Phone Tower Lease, Now Expired, Earned $300
    Lower Pottsgrove commissioners acknowledged three years ago that little might come of a plan to lease township ground for a cell phone tower. Nothing’s happened since. Now the lease has expired.
  • Court Reinstates PA Education Funding Lawsuit
    Depending on the outcome of a lawsuit – filed in 2015, then dismissed, and now reinstated by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court – poorer school districts like Pottsgrove and Pottstown may benefit.
  • Scheduled This Week In Pottsgrove Sports
    These Pottsgrove Falcons athletic events are scheduled for the coming week (Monday through Saturday, Oct. 2-7, 2017), according to the Pottsgrove School District athletics office.
  • Scheduled This Week On The Post Calendar
    These listed events are scheduled to occur this week (Monday through Sunday, Oct. 2-8, 2017), as provided to The Post calendar.
  • For Lincoln Kids, Help From A Health Company
    Employees of the Johnson & Johnson companies have donated school supplies, and a little encouragement, to students at Pottstown’s Lincoln Elementary School.
  • Monday ‘News Feed’ From The Post Publications
    Potential tax revenue losses for Pottstown borough and its schools; sports victories for Spring-Ford and Perkiomen Valley high schools; and an outstanding Gilbertsville teacher.
  • Pension Investment Policies On Board Agenda
    When Lower Pottsgrove commissioners meet Monday, according to their agenda, they’ll talk about pension investment policies, and whether to voice their opinions on proposed legislation.
  • Bid To Gain Township Signal Contract Worked
    Lower Pottsgrove is changing vendors in its 2018 contract to maintain traffic signals, because one offered a price that just couldn’t be ignored.
  • Clutter Gone!, At Least From Township Attic
    The attic in Lower Pottsgrove’s municipal building once was like the one in your own home: cluttered and in disarray. That’s probably what a visiting insurance inspector expected to find, too.
  • Formerly At ‘Grove, Davies New Superintendent
    Dr. Todd Davies, who through 2013 spent 16 years in teaching and administrative roles in the Pottsgrove School District, on Monday was named superintendent of the West York Area School District.
  • Tower Health Takes Over Sunday At PMMC
    With its purchase agreement finalized the Reading Health System, now re-branded as Tower Health, on Sunday will assume control of the hospitals in Pottstown and Phoenixville.
  • Saint Teresa Named 2017 ‘Blue Ribbon School’
    The Catholic elementary school on Swamp Pike in Limerick Township was one of only 18 in Pennsylvania to win this year’s National Blue Ribbon School honors.
  • Keeping The Pottsgrove Home Bonfires Burning
    What would Spirit Week be without Pottsgrove’s traditional bonfire? Answer: not the same.
  • Saturday ‘News Feed’ From The Post Publications
    In football, Pottsgrove over Pottstown in the Falcons’ homecoming game; Pottstown stabbing suspect stands trial for murder; Phoenixville shooting suspect captured in Philadelphia.
  • Rupert Road Base Repairs Completed, For Now
    Milling-and-paving repairs to portions of the base of Rupert Road in Lower Pottsgrove were completed Thursday by Reid Constractors Inc., under the watchful eye of township Director of Utilities John Fogel.
  • Ringing, West Pottsgrove Win $10,000 Grants
    New state grant money will help expand prenatal to third grade early education programs at Ringing Rocks and West Pottsgrove elementary schools. It was accepted Tuesday by the school board.
  • Local United Tire Stores Add Loyalty Rewards
    United Tire & Service, with stores in Sanatoga and Phoenixville, has begun a customer loyal program featuring buyer rewards.
  • American Red Cross Schedules Local Blood Drives
    Ten opportunities to give blood are scheduled Oct. 1-15 by the American Red Cross in Pottstown, Gilbertsville, Boyertown, Collegeville, Oaks, Harleysville and Pennsburg.
  • $3,000 May Save Pottsgrove $200,000 Or More
    It’s a $3,000 experiment that the Pottsgrove Board of School Directors said Tuesday it’s willing to try with the district’s financial software. The payoff could be huge.
  • Bright Blue Flags Mark Township Water Line
    With video. A soon-to-be-installed new water pipeline will serve the Spring Valley Farms housing community on Bleim Road in Lower Pottsgrove. Neighboring properties won’t be required to connect, the township said.
  • Vigil Planned After North Coventry Shooting
    Community members have scheduled a candlelight vigil tonight for the young victim of a North Coventry shooting. Police continue to track down leads in the case, which they say was not a random act.
  • Camera’s Constantly Rolling In New Hanover
    The township police department has created a new, 24-hour video surveillance area to permit recording of personal transactions like child custody exchanges and Internet purchase pick-ups.
  • Policy Confusion Delays Girl Scout Meetings
    Local Girl Scouts who meet in the Pottsgrove School District’s three elementary schools haven’t yet gathered there in the new academic year because of miscommunication. That should soon be fixed.
  • County Advocates Registration in New Smart911
    Montgomery County is offering a new tool called Smart911 to residents and first responders alike. Families voluntarily provide information on themselves. It’s displayed when an emergency call is made.
  • Stowe Crash Photos Use Sought In Jury Trial
    Montgomery County prosecutors claim graphic photos from a West Pottsgrove crash scene and autopsy hold value for a jury that would hear evidence in a coming trial related to the February incident.
  • Amity Seeks ID On Alleged Cigarette Thief
    Amity police have a surveillance photo, but no accompanying name, of an alleged cigarette thief who stuck Saturday at the Wawa store in Douglassville PA. Can you offer help?
  • Area Police Find Alleged Limerick Shooter’s Body
    The body of a man alleged to have twice shot a woman in Limerick on Friday was discovered late Monday night by police outside Phoenixville. He died of a self-inflicted wound, they reported.

Joe Zlomek, Managing Editor

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