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3-Year Pact Gives Phoenixville Teachers 2.5% Raises The Phoenixville School Board voted 7-1 Monday night to approve an early bird contract with the teachers union that will provide raises of 2.5 percent in each of the pact's three years. (Digital Notebook)

Norristown teen faces trial in adult court for alleged leadership role in gun trafficking network A Norristown teenager will stand trial as an adult for his alleged role as one of the ringleaders of a gun trafficking network. Prosecutors claim it illegally obtained and sold 44 firearms using a straw purchase scheme and operated in Montgomery, Bucks and Philadelphia counties. (Phoenix, Reporter, and Item)

Despite COVID-19 spike, key school decisions will remain in local hands Pennsylvania’s number of deaths and hospitalizations connected to COVID-19 is the highest since the pandemic began, but state officials say decisions like in-person or virtual schooling will remain in local hands. (KYW NewsRadio)

Wolf vetoes GOP-backed bill on limiting COVID-19 liability Pennsylvania’s governor on Monday rejected a bill that would have made it harder to sue schools, health care providers and other businesses for coronavirus-related claims. (Associated Press)

Pennsylvania expands virus app to school-age phone users Pennsylvania’s coronavirus exposure notification app can now be used by mobile phone users as young as 13 as health officials work to stop the virus’ spread in schools, officials said Monday. (Associated Press)

PA Officials Concerned, As Over 4,400 People Hospitalized With Coronavirus Pennsylvania reported more than 4,200 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday, as well as 32 new deaths. Officials are also concerned about the rising rate of hospitalizations in the commonwealth. (CBS3-TV)

Pa. counties reported no major issues with Dominion voting machines, a Trump target Pennsylvania Republicans are echoing President Donald Trump’s distrust of Dominion Voting Systems machines, despite the fact that Trump won in 12 of 14 counties using those devices. A federal agency report found no proof the machines were compromised “in any way.” (Spotlight PA)

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On The Post Calendar

Royersford Library Examines Pearl Harbor Attack America considered it possible, but not probable, that Pearl Harbor could be attacked as part of World War II. Did the nation misjudge its enemies 79 years ago? A Dec. 7 program will explore the question.

Arboretum Conducts Winter Giving Festival Drive through a holiday light show at Althouse Arboretum evenings between Dec. 11 and 18 for the low cost of a canned food donation to the Chester County Food Bank. In-car games are ready for kids, too.

Pottsgrove Helping Hands Creates 'Angel Tree List' Can you make the holidays a little brighter with a gift to a Pottsgrove School District child or family in need? The volunteer Pottsgrove Helping Hands team hopes you'll try, by or before Dec. 18.

Lower Pottsgrove Planners Change December Meeting Site Cramped quarters inside Lower Pottsgrove's municipal building makes social distancing difficult. So like the township Board of Commissioners, the Planning Commission is changing its meeting location.

January Tree Recycling Planned at Arboretum Get rid of your Christmas tree! (once you're done using it, of course) by donating it to Althouse Arboretum in Upper Pottsgrove. It will be recycled in a variety of ways, and at no cost to you.

Two Libraries Creating Poetry Group for Adults If you're an adult who loves poetry, or wants to learn more about it, consider joining a new discussion groups being formed by libraries in Royersford and Conshohocken. It starts in early 2021.

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