Lower Pottsgrove police have arrested a Pottstown resident, age 25, who allegedly spent more than $1,500 using unsupported checks. He turned himself in to police after a warrant was issued.
A row of three retailers at Upland Square in West Pottsgrove closed Sunday as a way to stop the spread of coronavirus, and left signs of explanation. Another store needed signage for a different reason.
Area school districts all communicated with parents, students, and employees Thursday on how they would comply with the state order to close for two weeks, and hopefully stop coronavirus in its tracks.
An electrical wire burned and fell to the ground Tuesday from atop utility poles lining Hilltop Road in Lower Pottsgrove. Utility contractors were working in the area at the time. Firefighters responded.
North Pleasant View Road in Lower Pottsgrove was closed for several hours Tuesday morning through early afternoon, after a utility crew ruptured a natural gas line on the highway's west side.
Despite the growth of digital transactions, some people still hand-write checks to pay a bill or two. Check-washing, a fraudulent way to use completed checks, apparently has made a local comeback.
Representatives of the Home for Orphans of Odd Fellows of Pennsylvania, which promotes children's literacy, have presented a $10,000 grant to Pottstown's library for digital literacy and tech tools.
Drivers were forced Thursday to find alternatives to using Kepler Road in Lower Pottsgrove, after strong winds blew down a tree. It, in turn brought down nearby utility wiring.