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Tuesday ‘News Feed’ From The Post Publications

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You’re reading News Feed for Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018, 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

Reading men sent to prison after heroin delivery in West Pottsgrove
Two Reading men are behind bars after they were convicted of charges they conspired in the distribution of illegal drugs during an incident in West Pottsgrove Township. (The Times Herald)

Pottstown

Weand Goes ‘Outside’ for Help Lowering Tax Hike
Attempts to cut spending and/or boost revenue to lower the 12-percent tax hike embedded in the $54.4 million budget adopted during December by Pottstown Borough Council will be aided by two “outsiders,” according to council President Dan Weand. (The Mercury)

Pottstown zoning hearing for ‘sober’ group home re-scheduled for March 21
A zoning hearing for a proposed group home on North Charlotte Street in Pottstown, which had already been moved from December to January, has been re-scheduled again, according to the borough. (The Mercury)

Scavenger Cycles picks Pottstown for its headquarters
When Stan Alemaskin started Scavenger Cycles in November 2015, he set up shop in a 5-foot-by-15-foot storage unit in Malvern. Two years later the company has grown significantly – and now occupies about 5,000 square feet of space in Pottstown. (The Mercury)

Gilbertsville and West

Boyertown, Boone Schools Delay Tuesday Opening
Three Berks County school districts – Boyertown, Daniel Boone Area, and Oley Valley – as of 4:30 this morning (Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018) all announced they would delay opening their buildings by two hours due to weather-related conditions. (6ABC-TV)

Perkiomen Valley and North

Trappe man awaits fate for DUI crash that injured passengers
A Trappe man awaits his fate from a judge now that he’s admitted to driving under the influence of alcohol or marijuana and causing a one-vehicle crash in Upper Providence Township that seriously injured two. (The Times Herald)

Trappe man faces jail for illegal gun possession
A Trappe man will spend several months in jail after he admitted to illegally possessing a firearm while occupying a vehicle that had been reported stolen. (The Times Herald)

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