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Saturday ‘News Feed’ From The Post Publications

Stories We Think You’ll Find Worthwhile

You’re reading News Feed for Saturday, Dec. 16, 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.

The Pottsgroves

West Pottsgrove, East, West Vincent police grant wish to child with cancer
West Pottsgrove, West Vincent and East Vincent police have been busy this past week. They spent the days leading up to Christmas playing Santa, and made one child’s wish come true this week. (The Mercury)


Pottstown mural celebrating Hispanic culture unveiled
A mural promoting the vitality of Hispanic and Native American heritage was dedicated amid snow flurries on Saturday. The project was created by volunteer artists organized by Centro Cultural Latinos Unidos. (The Mercury)

Pottstown council still wrestling with 18 percent tax hike
Council members floated and analyzed various suggestions Monday for cutting spending in the proposed $54.7 million, but made no decisions, meaning the pending tax hike remains at 18.61 percent. (The Mercury)

Limerick and East

Limerick man faces prison for sexual assaults of two teenage girls
A 51-year-old Limerick man faces at least a decade in prison after he admitted he sexually assaulted two teenage Pottstown girls. (The Times Herald)

Phoenxivlle sets phoenix ablaze at 14th annual Firebird Festival
Along with the first snow of the season, Phoenixville welcomed in the 14th annual Firebird Festival on Saturday night, Dec. 9. More than 10,000 people gathered in Friendship Field to watch the burning. (The Mercury)

Montgomery County Commissioners pass 2018 budget, lament tragic fire
The Montgomery County Commissioners approved the 2018 budget with no tax increases Thursday, but the acknowledgment of a tragic fire was the first order of business. (The Times Herald)

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