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Wednesday Headlines In The Sanatoga Post

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  • Coverage Dispute Mars Hospital Celebration
    Tower Health, new owner of Pottstown and Phoenixville hospitals, is at odds with insurer Independence Blue Cross in a dispute that arose as Tower celebrated the re-launch of its acquired properties.
  • ‘Unprovoked Attack’ Ends In High School Arrest
    A Pottsgrove High student faces charges in a Sept. 21 attack on another student during a changes of classes. There also were two other arrests high school arrests last month in unrelated incidents.
  • Criminal Homicide Alleged In Sanatogan Death
    A Pottstown man has been charged with criminal homicide, specifically “drug delivery resulting in death,” in the March overdose death of a Sanatoga resident.
  • Have Coffee Oct. 14 With Township Police Chief
    Police Chief Michael Foltz is buying coffee for the community Oct. 14 during a casual session at Gatsby’s Restaurant in Sunnybrook Ballroom. He invites you to stop by to visit and talk.
  • 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.

Joe Zlomek, Managing Editor

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