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  • Reward Offered To $5,000 In Rite Aid Robbery
    Pottstown police are hunting for a black male subject who used a gun late Tuesday night to rob Percocet pills from the Rite Aid Pharmacy at High and Evans streets.
  • Overnight Barricades To Close 422 East Segment
    A portion of eastbound U.S. Route 422 will close across North Coventry, West Pottsgrove, and Douglass townships during overnights next week. That’s in addition to west lane restrictions in Lower Pottsgrove.
  • Weekend Stuff To Do On The Post Calendar
    Treat yourself this weekend to two art shows, in Pottstown and Collegeville; Grab a bite to eat and take in the theater too with an Ursinus College promotion; Party hearty with Daniel Boone in Birdsboro; Learn about Pottstown’s most historic land deal at Pottsgrove Manor.
  • 422 Lane Closures, Stops In King Of Prussia Too
    The King of Prussia area disruptions on both east and westbound U.S. Route 422 are scheduled to occur only overnight on Thursday (Nov. 9).
  • Friday ‘News Feed’ From The Post Publications
    Pottstown worker injured in pit fall; Pottstown Hospital entrance work changes traffic patterns; state promises medical marijuana within six months.
  • PECO To Install Gas Main In On Route 29
    PECO work crews will install a gas main along Route 29 in Perkiomen Township during late November. Drivers can expect to endure lane closures during the period.
  • Lower Pottsgrove Touts AED Finders Contest
    Lower Pottsgrove’s police department is promoting a student photo contest to find installations of automated external defibrillators anywhere in Montgomery County, and possibly win a $250 scholarship.
  • 422 West Lane Closures Planned Next Week
    They’ll occur Monday through Wednesday in Lower Pottsgrove, but the lanes affected will depend on the day and work location. Bridge construction is the culprit.
  • Pottstown Man Arrested On Gun, Drug Charges
    New Hanover police arrested a Pottstown man Wednesday after they allegedly found a gun, ammunition, and drugs in one of two backpacks he was carrying near a residential neighborhood.
  • Royersford Police Save Six Overdose Lives
    During the course of just nine months, five members of the Royersford Police Department have saved six area residents’ lives from opioid drug overdoses, the department noted Wednesday.
  • North Coventry Accident Damages Two Cars
    Both vehicles sustained damage, but there were no injuries reported, in a two-vehicle accident that occurred Friday in North Coventry, police said.
  • Wednesday ‘News Feed’ From The Post Publications
    Lower Pottsgrove man admits to Pottstown shooting; DEP sets public hearing for Birdsboro power plant; Warrant issued for alleged armed robber in KOP; Controlled deer hunt scheduled in Norristown.
  • PSERS Fund Cash May Find New Budget Purpose
    In last week’s talk of a budget surplus, Pottsgrove’s school board learned its business manager expects to be “more aggressive” in using a $6 million dedicated fund for budgeting in the next academic year.
  • Pottsgrove Schools Renew Security Contracts
    The school district uses security personnel daily at Pottsgrove High School, and as needed at events and for other purposes. Last week it renewed two service contracts with a Norristown firm.
  • Election: Choosing Qualified Judge Isn’t Difficult
    R. Kurtz Holloway – a veteran Pottstown lawyer, and former Lower Pottsgrove commissioner and solicitor – suggests the best place on the web to learn who’s highly qualified in the Nov. 7 elections for Pennsylvania judges.
  • Hospital Introduces Nursing Award Program
    Pottstown Hospital has affiliated with the nationally recognized DAISY Foundation in California to present awards to nursing staffers who provide patients with extraordinary care.
  • After-School Tutoring Provided For Grades 3-5
    Lower Pottsgrove Elementary School students who need extra learning help will receive it in an after-school tutoring program available between December and March.
  • School Board OKs 10 Special Payment Positions
    Following a lengthy list of special payment appointments made earlier this month, the Pottsgrove Board of School Directors approved a smaller list of similar appointments last week.
  • Pottstown Nurse ‘Opens Heart’ To Newcomers
    A Pottstown Hospital nurse has been named its employee of the month for assistance she voluntarily offers to nurses arriving in the area from other countries.
  • Police Seek Suspect In Phoenixville Robbery
    A man walked Sunday night into the Phoenixville Pizza Hut restaurant, claimed he was holding a weapon, and took money from its cash register. Police hope you can identify him.
  • Pottstown Offers Police Exams In November
    The borough’s Civil Service Commission is looking for qualified applicants to become Pottstown’s next police officers. Apply before Friday to take an exam as a first step in the hiring process.
  • Area’s Toys For Tots Program Gets Under Way
    Western Montgomery County businesses, organizations, and volunteers are seeking your new, unwrapped toys as gifts for this year’s Toys For Tots campaign.
  • State Posts Pottsgrove Schools’ Data To Web
    Pottsgrove schools’ individual performance profiles for 2017, the state equivalent of a report card on how well they served students, went online Friday.
  • Guess Where $417,031 Went During September?
    Lower Pottsgrove incurred $417,031 in expenses during September 2017. Here’s where it spent your tax money.
  • Scheduled This Week In Pottsgrove Sports
    These Pottsgrove Falcons athletic events are scheduled for the coming week (Monday through Saturday, Oct. 30-Nov. 4, 2017), according to the Pottsgrove School District athletics office.
  • Monday ‘News Feed’ From The Post Publications
    Lower Pottsgrove credit union offers video banking; Thousands drink up at Pottstown’s BrewFest; Police shoot armed man Sunday at King of Prussia mall; Pennsylvania’s highest-paid public employees earn $300,000-plus.
  • Saturday Drug Take-Back Hits New Record
    With four photos. Residents in Lower, Upper and West Pottsgrove, and across most of western Montgomery County, rid themselves of a record amount of unwanted medications during Saturday’s local police participation in the National Drug Take-Back day.
  • In Amity, They Knew It Was A Bad Day When …
    Police in Amity Township reported an Airport Road resident didn’t start work Friday in the best of moods.
  • Follow Land Transfer Into Pottstown’s History
    A story of land, its transfer, and its use represents a more than 70-year early history of Pottstown. Learn more about it Nov. 4 during a special talk at Pottsgrove Manor on West King Street.
  • Spring City Police Caution On Drug Branding
    Dealers of the illegal drug methamphetamine are using playful children’s stickers to brand their merchandise, the Spring City Police Department reported.

Joe Zlomek, Managing Editor

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