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Wednesday ‘News Feed’ From The Post Publications

Stories We Think You’ll Find Worthwhile

You’re reading News Feed for Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017, a curation by The Post of local news articles from a variety of sources. They’re anticipated to be of interest to Post Publications’ readers, but could not be covered by its staff. Click on any linked headline to read its accompanying story.


Democrats sweep in Pottstown; Republican mayor ousted
Democrats swept the only two contested elections for borough council Tuesday night, ousting the incumbent mayor for the second time. (The Mercury)

Democrats win all four Pottstown School Board seats
A six-way race for four open seats on the Pottstown School Board ended with the two Republicans, Thomas Hylton and David Miller, being the two candidates knocked out. (The Mercury)

Gilbertsville and West

Republican wins running as a Democrat in New Hanover
A Republican who got bumped from the primary ballot on a technicality came roaring back on the Democratic line to win back her seat on the board of supervisors. (The Mercury)

Perkiomen Valley and North

Another blown deadline at SCI Phoenix with $25 million still disputed with builders of Pa.’s largest prison
Weeks after another blown deadline, inspectors have approved Housing Unit D, the first of 12 cell-block buildings for occupancy by prisoners at State Correctional Institute Phoenix in Skippack. (


Pennsylvanians take small wishful step toward tax relief
The constitutional amendment that Pennsylvania voters approved Tuesday could eventually lead to reductions in the state’s heavy dependence on property taxes, but it is only a tiny step in that direction. (The Mercury)

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