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  • Drug Offenses Swamp Monthly Violations List
    An overwhelming majority of criminal violations handled during September by Lower Pottsgrove police involved drug-related offenses, the chief’s report said.
  • Barrier Installations Detouring 422 At Night
    Lane closures will occur daytime hours Monday through Wednesday in Lower Pottsgrove for signage on U.S. Route 422. 422 drivers will be detoured Tuesday and Wednesday nights near Pottstown for barrier work.
  • Weekend Stuff To Do On The Post Calendar
    Be bowled over by this weekend’s musical offerings: Citadel Palooza with Hunter Hayes in Pottstown; the Domestic Violence Awareness Month concert in Spring City; the Pop, Rocks and Brews concert in Trappe. Get your 5-K run on Sunday in Pottstown and Collegeville.
  • Sukkot, Religious ‘Harvest Fest’, Opens Sunday
    Rabbi Ira Flax of Pottstown’s Congregation Hesed Shel Emet notes the Jewish holiday of Sukkot is “the original fall harvest festival.” Its Sunday observance is open to those interested in knowing more.
  • Lane Closures, Traffic Stops Due Next Week
    Bridge demolition and construction are being blamed for lane closures and traffic stoppages planned next week on a portion of U.S. Route 422 near Valley Forge.
  • Do Some Star-Gazing, With Feet Planted Here
    Montgomery County Community College is again opening its Blue Bell astronomical observatory during two Monday nights, Oct. 16 and Nov. 13, for exploring the cosmos while safely on Earth.
  • Friday ‘News Feed’ From The Post Publications
    Security measures have been stepped up for Pottstown’s Saturday country music concert; Perk Valley and Spring-Ford face off tonight in a hot football rivalry; New Hanover police officers hospitalized.
  • Police, Troopers Tackle Pruss Hill Road Speeding
    Some commuters are traveling Pruss Hill Road daily at speeds of up to 72 miles an hour, more than twice the legal limit. Lower Pottsgrove police and state troopers are working together to catch them.
  • Township Continues Limerick Drill Preparations
    The deadline for a mock emergency drill at the Limerick Generating Station is only seven weeks away. Lower Pottsgrove’s emergency management team has been practicing for months, and is still at it.
  • Exelon Limerick Hosts Community Open House
  • Employees of the Limerick Generating Station operated by Exelon will throw open its doors tonight (Thursday, Oct. 5) from 4-7 p.m. for a community open house.
  • Hay Creek Annual Apple Fest Next Weekend
    It’s all about the apples, and the many ways they can be consumed, during the yearly apple festival scheduled for Oct. 14 and 15 at the historic Joanna Furnace Iron Works outside Morgantown PA.
  • Thursday ‘News Feed’ From The Post Publications
    Pottsgrove school employees snagged in Blue Cross coverage spat; Pottstown Sly Fox brewing considers opening in Berks County; Pottstown police enforce for seat belts; New life for old Collegeville Inn
  • Group Inventories Township Towering Trees
    Representatives of the Natural Lands Trust are making not one but two visits to Lower Pottsgrove parks to catalog tree specimens there.
  • Family, Police Look For Missing Pottstown Man
    Public help is requested to find a Pottstown man who his family said has been missing since Monday afternoon. He has medical needs that must be met, borough police reported.
  • Library Landscaping Project Honors Employee
    Clara Hoss, who spent 57 years serving patrons of the Pottstown Regional Public Library, will be honored by her employer with a new garden bearing her name.
  • Mural Dedication Set At Spring-Ford Arboretum
    The garden that serves as a tribute to Spring-Ford Area School District alums and community members will be the site for the Oct. 14 dedication of a newly installed mural.
  • Wednesday ‘News Feed’ From The Post Publications
    Outcry over cost of Upper Pottsgrove garage; Pottstown Citadel Palooza’s musical line-up; Spring City woman plays “Jeopardy;” Non-specific threat investigated in Boyertown schools.
  • 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.

Joe Zlomek, Managing Editor

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