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  • Lower Pottsgrove Plans $31 Tax Hike In 2018
    Township commissioners voted Thursday to approve a tentative, but not final, 2018 budget that increases taxes on the average property by $31.25 next year. The reason: creation of a new capital fund for future projects.
  • Police Seek Man In 2 Incidents Over 3 Days
    A photo produced from home video footage is grainy, but a truck he apparently drove may help identify a male New Hanover police seek in connection to theft and burglary on Buchert Road.
  • No Picnic In Amity: Vandalism Destroys Tables
    A township Eagle Scout was working to clean, fix, and in some cases replace picnic tables beneath the new pavilion at Amity’s Lake Drive Park. His efforts so far were ruined by weekend vandalism.
  • Toepel Plans Holiday Party, Hopes ‘Gifts’ Arrive
    State Rep. Marcy Toepel isn’t holding a Dec. 8 holiday party to collect gifts for herself. She hopes visitors will bring along a non-perishable food item to benefit local families in need.
  • Upper Pottsgrove, Limerick Road Work Ahead
    Expect only a day of lane restrictions on Route 100 for road work in Upper Pottsgrove, PennDOT said, but a full week of the same on Limerick Center Road in Limerick.
  • Outfitter Deal Proposed For Schuylkill Trail
    Why sit back and wait for business to come their way?, managers of the Schuylkill River Trail wondered. They’re being proactive in trying to attract a private partner to supply trail-side services.
  • Outlets Mark 10th Anniversary At Interchange
    The Philadelphia Premium Outlets, at the Sanatoga interchange of U.S. Route 422, marked its 10th anniversary Wednesday with a ceremony conducted by the Spring-Ford Area Chamber of Commerce.
  • Learn The Story Of The Boones As Gunsmiths
    The Pennsylvania long rifle is credited with helping to win the Revolutionary War. Find out what Daniel Boone’s relatives had to do with it during a Nov. 19 lecture in Birdsboro.
  • Candles Brighten Holiday At Wentz Farmstead
    Candle-lit lanterns will guide the way to the historic Wentz Farmstead barn and sheepfold during its annual holiday tour Dec. 2 in Worcester.
  • Hutt, Nippert Chosen As New Pottsgrove Directors
    Incumbent Matt Alexander was the lead vote-getter in Tuesday’s elections for Pottsgrove school board members; incumbent Robert Lindren will return as well. They will be joined by board newcomers Scott Hutt and Charles Nippert.
  • Incumbents Return In Lower Pottsgrove Voting
    Raymond Lopez and Earl Swavely will return to their Lower Pottsgrove commissioners’ chairs after winning the township’s only contested race against challenger Michael Bianco.
  • Health Insurance Deadlines Just Weeks Away
    Despite recent months of changes, health insurance help remains available in Pennsylvania. Choices can be affordable, too, but those who need coverage must act quickly.
  • Wednesday ‘News Feed’ From The Post Publications
    general election results from Tuesday for Pottstown mayor and borough council, Pottstown schools, New Hanover supervisors, state-wide property tax question.
  • Scrooge Wins Redemption, Again, In Spring-Ford
    Poor Ebenezer Scrooge meets up once more with the Christmas ghosts of the classic Dickens’ tale, “A Christmas Carol,” during a Spring-Ford High theater production Nov. 17 and 18. Tickets are on sale now.
  • Take A Sample Ballot With You To Voting Booth
    Download, and take with you Tuesday – Election Day! – to the polls, sample ballots for any voting district in Lower, Upper or West Pottsgrove townships. Election experts say it can be valuable.
  • Find Your Polling Place: Here’s Today’s List
    General elections will be held Tuesday to select representatives for school boards, municipal governments, and other local offices. If you are registered, exercise your right to vote!
  • County Team Available For Election Problems
    None are expected, but the Montgomery County District Attorney’s office said it’s ready to investigate any reported problems with intimidation, threats or abuse at the polls Tuesday.
  • County Presenting Its Disaster Plan Update
    What would you do in the aftermath of a disaster like a hurricane, wildfire, or earthquake? Montgomery County has asked itself the same question. Its answer is a plan on which it wants public comment.
  • Tuesday ‘News Feed’ From The Post Publications
    Tower Health paid $418 million in cash for Pottstown and four other hospitals; Boyertown schools financial officer another to leave the district; former Pennsburg school official convicted.
  • Budget On Commissioners’ Thursday Agenda
    Election preparations for Tuesday will postpone the Lower Pottsgrove Board of Commissioners’ meeting until Thursday (Nov. 9). Tentative adoption of the 2018 budget is on their agenda when they convene.
  • Upper Pottsgrove Bridge Inspection Tuesday
    State inspectors will turn their eyes Tuesday to the condition of the Farmington Avenue bridge over Route 100 in Upper Pottsgrove. Expect lane restrictions on Route 100 in that area as a result.
  • Lane Limits All Week On Limerick Roadway
    Drivers will endure lane limitations all week on portions of Limerick Center Road as a state contractor finishes utility and paving work.
  • Retailer Collects Toy Gifts For 11th Year
    Its stores in Pottstown, North Coventry, Boyertown, Limerick, Royersford, Trappe, and Phoenixville all will provide collection bins for toys to be presented to children of military families.

Joe Zlomek, Managing Editor

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