- How’s A Free, In-State College Education Sound?
Two groups introduced a proposal Tuesday they said could end in-state college tuition costs for Pottsgrove School District families and others state-wide. It would cost an added $1 billion a year, to be supported primarily by new taxes.
- Pottstown Man Faces 19 Counts In Investigation
Pottstown police and Montgomery County SWAT officers descended on a Jefferson Avenue apartment after an investigation of alleged illegal drug trafficking. A 25-year-old man faces multiple charges.
- Musical Part Of Third Education Foundation Gala
Proceeds from this year’s third annual Pottstown Education Gala will benefit programs of the Foundation for Pottstown Education. It’s scheduled for March 3, and includes dinner and The Little Mermaid musical.
- 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.
- Township Ponders Dealing With Bike Inventory
Some were lost and found, some maybe stolen and recovered. Lower Pottsgrove police have accumulated several bicycles, and are asking the Board of Commissioners for permission to clean house.
- Court Redistricting Decision A History-Maker
If a Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruling stands, and the state’s congressional district map must be redrawn, it’s almost certain that many western Montgomery County municipalities will be affected.
- Little League Holds Last In-Person Registration
Pottsgrove Little League so far has held two in-person registration sessions for Spring 2018 players. The last is scheduled for Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon at Pottsgrove Middle School.
- Pottsgrove Prepares For Kindergarten Sign-Ups
Kindergarten registration in the Pottsgrove School District will open Feb. 1. If your child will reach age 5 by Aug. 31, the time to start the sign-up process is only a week away.
- Pottstown Honors 1,000-Point Scorer Reddick
Pottstown girls basketball star Ebony Reddick recently scored the 1,000th point of her court career. The high school didn’t let the moment pass unnoticed.
- Police: Plans For Such An Event Do Work
If the “inert hand grenade” found Monday in Lower Pottsgrove Elementary School had been real, police said, the actions taken and procedures followed would have kept students and staff safe, a report said. Their investigation is continuing.
- ‘Grenade’ Prompted Lower Pottsgrove School Alert
A lockout Monday morning at Lower Pottsgrove Elementary School on Buchert Road was prompted by discovery of a “hand grenade” that police and bomb squad experts later determined was inactive. All students and faculty were reported as safe.
- Two-Band Concert Benefits Pottstown’s Homeless
A second annual “Welcome Home” concert, scheduled for Feb. 3 by the Pottstown CARES student collaborative, will raise funds to assist The Ministries At Main Street programs for the homeless.
- ‘Grenade’ Prompted Lower Pottsgrove School Alert
A lockout Monday morning at Lower Pottsgrove Elementary School on Buchert Road was prompted by discovery of a “grenade” that police and bomb squad experts later determined was inactive. All students and faculty were reported as safe.
- Get Your Roller Derby On, With A Feb. 5 Practice
With video. Feeling a little feisty? OK, maybe a lot feisty? Put that female energy and enthusiasm to work in a sport specifically created for it: roller derby.
- Scheduled This Week In Pottsgrove Sports
These Pottsgrove Falcons athletic events are scheduled for the coming week (Monday through Saturday, Jan. 22-27, 2018), according to the Pottsgrove School District athletics office.
- Road Salt Offers Safety, But Affects Public Water
There’s a need to keep drivers safe on Pennsylvania’s winter roads, and there’s a need to keep local water sources clean. The Chesapeake Bay Foundation admits that’s a balancing act.
- Scheduled This Week On The Post Calendar
These listed events are scheduled to occur this week (Monday through Sunday, Jan. 22-28, 2018), as provided to The Post calendar.
- Alternating 422 Right Lane Closures This Week
In Lower Pottsgrove, a portion of the eastbound right lane of U.S. Route 422 will be closed Monday and Tuesday; and a portion of the westbound right lane, on Wednesday and Thursday.
- Limerick Board OKs Giant Food’s Beer, Wine Sales
Limerick supervisors have approved the transfer of a liquor license for in-store and to-go beer and wine sales by November at the Giant Food Store in Lakeview Shopping Centre on Township Line Road.
- Former Bank Manager Now Heads Ambler’s Offices
Erin Cohen, who in high school started as a bank teller and later managed a bank in Limerick, has been named as vice president of all Ambler Savings Bank retail operations.
- 422 Tops State’s Local List For Pothole Repairs
Expect to see road repair crews out next week on U.S. Route 422. It and four other state-owned roads top PennDOT’s local list for pothole patching operations.
- School Property Tax Reform Confusion, Questions Arise In Mensch Telephone Town Hall
State Sen. Bob Mensch says public confusion remains, following the November election, on how the state constitutional amendment regarding local property taxes will work.
- PAL Opens Lacrosse For Pottsgrove, Pottstown Girls
The new program, which will be launched by the Police Athletic League this spring and offer team play through May, began taking online registrations Jan. 10 for 5th- through 8th-grade girls.
- SCORE Feb. 6 Seminar Covers SBA And Banks
Interested in obtaining an SBA loan for your small business, but have questions about the process? Get them answered during a free seminar in Bucktown.
- Two-Way Traffic Returns To Deer Ridge Drive
Life on Deer Ridge Drive in Sanatoga, affected by one-way traffic restrictions for about nine weeks, can return to somewhat back-to-normal, according to Lower Pottsgrove’s township manager.
- Gatsby’s To Re-Open Feb. 6, After Pipe Repairs
SunnyBrook’s popular restaurant is out of commission due to a burst water pipe, but that won’t affect this weekend’s anticipated “Battle On The Border” event of Pottstown and Pottsgrove high schools.
Joe Zlomek, Managing Editor
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