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PLCB accepting bids for expired liquor licenses |Feb 21, 2018

Harrisburg >> The fifth round of bidding is underway for expired restaurant liquor licenses in Pennsylvania. The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board Tuesday issued an invitation to bid in the latest auction for the expired licenses.

Phoenixville woman charged with stabbing husband |Feb 20, 2018

PHOENIXVILLE >> A Phoenixville woman has been charged with assault after she allegedly stabbed her husband in their home.

Spring-Ford eyes policy change ignoring complaints made on social media |Feb 19, 2018

ROYERSFORD >> Tuesday evening, the Spring-Ford Area School Board will begin to consider a policy change by which it will specifically disregard anonymous complaints or those made on social media or websites not operated by the district.

Rep. Kampf backs independent panel law to draw redistricting maps |Feb 19, 2018

State Rep. Warren Kampf, R-157th Dist., announced Monday he is signing on with the effort to take redistricting out of the hands of the courts, the governor and the General Assembly and put it into the hands of an independent citizens commission.

Summer 2018 driving season may be most expensive since 2014 |Feb 15, 2018

PHILADELPHIA >> Like the stock market in recent weeks, gasoline prices across the region have been up and down over the last several months. And while prices may have dipped a bit in the last few days, AAA is forecasting a rise in prices — just in time for the summer driving season.

$94M preliminary budget would raise Phoenixville school taxes by 4% |Feb 13, 2018

PHOENIXVILLE >> The school board has unanimously approved a preliminary $94 million budget for the 2018-19 school year that would raise property taxes by 4 percent.

Gov. Tom Wolf OKs medical marijuana dispensary in Phoenixville |Feb 12, 2018

HARRISBURG >> Gov. Tom Wolf Friday announced the Pennsylvania Department of Health approved medical marijuana dispensaries in Chester and Lancaster counties to begin operations, bringing the statewide total to eight.

Chester County veterans invited to free breakfast |Feb 12, 2018

Coatesville >> All Chester County veterans and veteran organizations are invited to attend the annual free breakfast hosted by Chester County Recorder of Deeds Rick Loughery and the Chester County Department of Veterans Affairs.

Montgomery County DA: Bill Cosby’s claims of prosecutorial misconduct are ‘false’ |Feb 9, 2018

NORRISTOWN >> Prosecutors, in court papers, argued the accusations of prosecutorial misconduct leveled by Bill Cosby’s defense team are “misrepresentations and false claims” and urged a judge to deny a defense request that sex assault charges be dismissed against the actor.

Professor picked as new Phoenixville School Board member |Feb 9, 2018

PHOENIXVILLE >> Seven people applied to replace Mike Ellis on the Phoenixville Area School Board, but after two withdrew, the board chose one from among five remaining applicants.

Perkiomen Valley School Board to fill vacant seat Monday night |Feb 9, 2018

PERKIOMEN >> Another Perkiomen Valley School Board member has resigned and the board will select a replacement at its meeting Monday night.

Transportation issues topic of Feb. 15 meting in Phoenixville |Feb 9, 2018

Phoenixville >> The Chester County Planning Commission is inviting residents in the Phoenixville region to attend a meeting to learn about and comment on a draft plan that will address transportation issues and opportunities.

Montgomery County sheriff rounds up alleged child support scofflaws |Feb 9, 2018

NORRISTOWN >> Eight men who collectively owed more than $61,000 in child support arrearages for nine children were awakened by Montgomery County sheriff’s deputies early Friday for a trip to see a judge.

Phoenixville’s Stable 12 accomplishes goal of getting beer to Eagles players |Feb 7, 2018

PHOENIXVILLE >> The Philadelphia Eagles will be enjoying some of Phoenixville’s local brews this week as they celebrate their Super Bowl victory.

Phoenixville’s Stable 12 Brewing has some brews for the Eagles |Feb 6, 2018

PHOENIXVILLE >> What could accompany an underdog victory better than a cold, refreshing beer?

Eagles win ultimate prize, beat Patriots in Super Bowl |Feb 5, 2018

MINNEAPOLIS, MINN. >> The Eagles believed. Then they beat Bill Belichick, Tom Brady and the New England Patriots at their own game to register their first Super Bowl title.

Punxsutawney Phil sees shadow: ‘Six more weeks of winter to go’ |Feb 2, 2018

PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa. >> Pennsylvania’s most famous groundhog foresees no early end to winter.

Phoenixville schools to host Frederick Douglass performance Feb. 15 |Feb 2, 2018

PHOENIXVILLE >> The Phoenixville Area School District has invited the community to a performance of “Presenting Frederick Douglass: His Life and Times” on Thursday, Feb. 15, at Phoenixville Area Middle School.

Longtime Owen J. Roberts School Board member James B. Frees II dies at 46 |Feb 2, 2018

EAST COVENTRY >> James B. Frees II, a member of the Owen J. Roberts School board for more than eight years, died unexpectedly on Thursday at age of 46.

All Chester County vets invited to free breakfast on Feb. 8 |Feb 2, 2018

Coatesville >> All Chester County veterans and veteran organizations are invited to attend the annual free breakfast, hosted by Chester County Recorder of Deeds Rick Loughery and the Chester County Department of Veterans Affairs.

Limerick, Lower Pottsgrove police investigate skimming devices at Aldi |Feb 1, 2018

Police in Limerick and Lower Pottsgrove have launched a joint investigation after two area Aldi stores were found to have credit card skimming devices in their stores.

Deadline looms for Equifax free credit monitoring |Jan 30, 2018

Harrisburg >> Wednesday, Jan. 31, is the deadline for signing up for free credit monitoring with Equifax following the company’s massive 2017 data breach.

Small Business Administration lending is up in first quarter of FY 2018 |Jan 29, 2018

PHILADELPHIA >> The Small Business Administration has set another record for lending to small businesses in the Philadelphia region.

Bill Cosby accuses prosecutors of misconduct, seeks dismissal of sex assault charges |Jan 26, 2018

NORRISTOWN >> Seeking a dismissal of the sexual assault charges lodged against him, Bill Cosby, through his lawyers, accused Montgomery County prosecutors of misconduct for allegedly failing to disclose they interviewed a potential trial witness and destroyed notes of that meeting.

Phoenixville Police respond to 86 calls |Jan 26, 2018

Phoenixville Police responded to 86 calls between Jan. 19 and Jan. 24. Officers provided a summary of notable incidents on their Facebook page which included the following:

The Underdog is alive and well! Check out these and email in your own Eagles Underdog (or cat or person) |Jan 25, 2018

The Underdog Eagles will be playing the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLII. Now’s the time to get your Underdogs out and show off. Send a photo of your pet or you or a family member all decked out in Eagles gear to

Annual Taste of Phoenixville supports Good Samaritan Services |Jan 25, 2018

PHOENIXVILLE >> Great food, live music and community spirit was in full swing Jan. 18 at Good Samaritan Shelter’s 16th annual Taste of Phoenixville.

Bill Cosby defense team says sex assault charges ‘must be dismissed’ |Jan 25, 2018

NORRISTOWN >> Just months before his retrial is to begin, Bill Cosby, through his lawyers, argued sexual assault charges must be dismissed against him because prosecutors cannot prove that the alleged incident occurred within the statute of limitations.

Ambler’s Lucky Well owner hopes to hire people experiencing homelessness |Jan 23, 2018

AMBLER >> If Chad Rosenthal, the owner of barbecue joint The Lucky Well, has anything to say about it, his restaurant will soon represent a lot more than Memphis-style comfort food. It will be a symbol of philanthropy.

Support continues for Lukens family after tragic fire |Jan 22, 2018

The outpouring of support for Montgomery County Deputy Bryan Lukens and his family continues since a Dec. 12 fire swept through their Schwenksville home, taking the lives of two young boys.

Challenge issued to raise funds for Colonial Theatre in Phoenixville |Jan 22, 2018

PHOENIXVILLE >> A Chester County couple has issued a matching grant challenge to raise funds for Phoenixville’s historic Colonial Theatre.

Ellis resigns from Phoenixville School Board, replacement sought |Jan 19, 2018

PHOENIXVILLE >> The Phoenixville Area School Board unanimously accepted the resignation of board member Michael Ellis at Thursday night’s meeting.

Phoenixville Police: Recently paroled man tries to steal car, attacks 2 people |Jan 18, 2018

PHOENIXVILLE >> A recently paroled Phoenixville man has been charged by police after he allegedly tried to steal a car and assaulted two people.

Chester County formalizes relationship with Chinese law firm |Jan 18, 2018

Chester County’s efforts to increase business opportunities in China took another step forward recently with the establishment of a “China Desk.”

Schools opening late after overnight snow |Jan 17, 2018

Here are the schools that have announced late openings and closings today:

Rafferty to seek fifth term in Pa. Senate |Jan 17, 2018

State Sen. John Rafferty Jr. announced Wednesday he will seek re-election to a fifth term representing the 44th Senatorial District in Harrisburg.

Phoenixville looking at later start times for middle, high schools |Jan 14, 2018

PHOENIXVILLE >> Try not to be mad at that teenager in your life who stays in bed too long every morning. It’s not their fault — it’s biology.

Phoenixville schools ponder impact of too much homework |Jan 14, 2018

PHOENIXVILLE >> While it might not be hard to find middle and high school students complaining they have too much homework, in Phoenixville some of their parents are saying the same thing.

Watch Live: Funeral Mass for fire Lt. Matt LeTourneau |Jan 12, 2018

The Mass of Christian Burial for fire Lt. Matt LeTourneau will be held Friday morning at the Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter & Paul in downtown Philadelphia.

Bill Cosby’s lawyers spotted at Montgomery County Courthouse; have ‘no comment’ |Jan 12, 2018

NORRISTOWN >> The sex assault retrial for entertainer Bill Cosby won’t begin until April but his new lawyers were at the Montgomery County Courthouse on Friday, apparently getting familiar with the courtroom where the legal drama will play out.

Army pilot lands Black Hawk in Limerick to visit family |Jan 10, 2018

LIMERICK >> There’s nothing like the feeling of returning home.

School districts closing early ahead of winter storm today |Jan 8, 2018

Here are school districts who have announced an early dismissal today ahead of an expected winter ice storm:.

Phoenixville groups plan peace vigil for mid-January |Jan 5, 2018

PHOENIXVILLE >> In response to recent violence, area organizations are coming together to call for peace.

Philadelphia region school delays and closings announced for Jan. 5 |Jan 4, 2018

Some school districts in the Philadelphia region have announced delays and closings for Friday, Jan. 5. The following list (in alphabetical order by county) will be updated as delays are announced.

Police seek shooter in killing of Phoenixville teen |Dec 28, 2017

PHOENIXVILLE >> Police are looking for a suspect after the fatal shooting of a 15-year-old boy.

Secret Santa enlists help of Phoenixville Police for holiday surprise |Dec 27, 2017

PHOENIXVILLE >> A handful of area residents saw a little more green this holiday season thanks to police and a secret Santa.

Upper Providence Police Department receives accreditation |Dec 27, 2017

UPPER PROVIDENCE >> Upper Providence Township Police Department has been officially recognized as an accredited police department.

Program helps seniors and pets stay together |Dec 22, 2017

PHOENIXVILLE >> Henry’s Helping Paws Fund is now making it easier for seniors to stay together with their pets.

‘A Christmas Miracle’ — Calhoun Jewelers employees, first responders save manager’s life |Dec 22, 2017

ROYERSFORD >> When an employee at Calhoun Jewelers had a massive heart attack on the job, he was lucky to have coworkers and first responders to step in.

GOP tax bill draws protesters to Rep. Costello’s office |Dec 18, 2017

WEST CHESTER >> As part of two different demonstrations, diverse groups of protesters met Monday outside U.S. Rep. Ryan Costello’s office at the Historic Chester County Courthouse.