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Monday Headlines In The Sanatoga Post

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  • Deer Ridge One-Lane Limits Begin Today
    Traffic on a portion of Deer Ridge Drive in Sanatoga will be reduced to one lane for the next 30 to 60 days, due to construction for nearby Spring Valley Farms.
  • Diamond Credit Volunteers Serve In Reading
    Volunteers from Diamond Credit Union, headquartered on Medical Drive in Lower Pottsgrove, recently assisted with a marathon to benefit the Friends of Reading Hospital.
  • Kehoe New Leader In Pottstown Regional Library
    Pottstown Regional Public Library’s new executive director, Michelle Kehoe, officially stepped into her new job Wednesday. The library is supported by funding from the Pottsgrove townships, and the borough of Pottstown.
  • Scheduled This Week On The Post Calendar
    These listed events are scheduled to occur this week (Monday through Sunday, Nov. 13-19, 2017), as provided to The Post calendar.
  • Middle School Trojans’ Team Goes Undefeated
    Pottstown Middle School football players have ended their season in undefeated fashion, having won each of the eight games played against opponents this year. Now they’re ready for a high school challenge.
  • The Post was published Sunday but encountered e-mail problems, so the day’s headline feed was not delivered. It’s since been fixed. Thanks for your patience.
  • Montgomery County’s Latest Emergency Dispatches
    Did you just hear a siren? It could be the police, emergency medical service personnel, or fire companies being dispatched by Montgomery County’s Department of Public Safety. See its incident list here in real time.
  • Ahead On The Calendar
    Local events by the day, week or month. Got one to add? E-mail The Post.
  • AccuWeather News And Tomorrow’s Forecast
    A look at what tomorrow will be like, provided by AccuWeather.


  • Local Nursing Provider Warns Of Bankruptcy
    Genesis Health, operator of the Sanatoga Court and Sanatoga Center nursing facilities on Evergreen Road in Lower Pottsgrove, issued a warning it may have to file for bankruptcy protection.
  • Buried Pipeline Near Trappe To Carry Natural Gas
    An underground pipeline that currently carries oil beneath the feet of residents near Trappe will be converted to deliver natural gas under a new deal between two energy companies.
  • Vandals’ Vehicle ‘Turfs’ PV Middle School Field
    It’s expected to cost $5,000 to fix damage caused during overnight Thursday or early Friday hours outside Perkiomen Valley Middle School West in Zieglerville. A vehicle was used to tear up athletic fields. Police are requesting public help in the incident.
  • Saturday ‘News Feed’ From The Post Publications
    OJR, Pottstown ending Thanksgiving rivalry game; Borough Council faces $1.4 million budget gap; Limerick insurance broker sentenced; Woman stabbed in Phoenixville lot; PA redistricting lawsuit proceeds.
  • Thanksgiving Service Scheduled In Limerick
    St. James United Church of Christ will offer its thanks Nov. 21.
  • Use Census, Reference Data To Build Business
    There’s a goldmine of sales information just waiting to be unearthed in U.S. Census data. Learn how to do the digging during a Nov. 28 SCORE seminar at the Pottstown library.
  • 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.

Joe Zlomek, Managing Editor

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