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Philadelphia region revs up for Thanksgiving travel |Nov 21, 2017

Nothing says economic security like jammed roads around Thanksgiving.

Phoenixville man accused of raping Montgomery County teen held for trial |Nov 21, 2017

UPPER DUBLIN >> A Phoenixville man accused of sexually assaulting a 14-year-old Upper Dublin girl was held over for trial on rape and related charges following a Nov. 16 preliminary hearing.

Phoenixville man accused of raping Upper Dublin teen held for trial |Nov 20, 2017

UPPER DUBLIN >> A Phoenixville man accused of sexually assaulting a 14-year-old Upper Dublin girl was held over for trial on rape and related charges following a preliminary hearing.

Mantey resigns from Perk Valley School Board, replacement to be chosen next week |Nov 15, 2017

Just six days after voters in the Perkiomen Valley School District chose four new school board members, the current board will be choosing another new member.

Phoenixville Police search Schuylkill River for missing 17-year-old from Schwenksville |Nov 13, 2017

Phoenixville >> Phoenixville Police and Friendship Diving-Rescue Unit searched along the Schuylkill River Monday morning for a missing 17-year-old from Schwenksville.

Rep. Quigley to host telephone town hall meeting on Nov. 14 |Nov 13, 2017

HARRISBURG >> Rep. Tom Quigley will host a telephone town hall meeting for residents of the 146th Legislative District on Tuesday, Nov. 14, beginning at approximately 5:45 p.m. The program will consist of a legislative update and the status of major issues of interest, as well as a question-and-answer session.

Phoenixville man headed to trial in drug overdose case |Nov 13, 2017

PHOENXIVILLE >> A 25-year-old Phoenixville man is headed to trial on a long list of charges stemming from a drug overdose death with which he has been connected by police.

Perkiomen Valley School District to hold public forum on substance abuse |Nov 10, 2017

LOWER FREDERICK >> Perkiomen Valley School District is asking parents an important questions about their children: Have you had the conversation?

Police seek info on Perkiomen Valley Middle School vandalism |Nov 10, 2017

LOWER FREDERICK >> Police are asking for the public’s help after investigating a vandalism incident at Perkiomen Valley Middle School.

Woman stabbed in Phoenixville church parking lot |Nov 9, 2017

PHOENIXVILLE >> Police are investigating a stabbing that occurred in a church parking lot Wednesday night.

Democrats sweep all Phoenixville Borough Council seats; Urscheler elected mayor |Nov 8, 2017

PHOENIXVILLE >> Democrats swept into all borough council offices Tuesday night, ousting one Republican councilman in the process.

Democrats sweep Phoenixville Area School Board race |Nov 8, 2017

The four candidates on the Democratic ballot line swept the Phoenixville Area School Board election Tuesday, ousting two incumbents in the process.

Republicans take three of five open seats in OJR School Board race |Nov 8, 2017

Four candidates running on the Republican ticket took the three of five open seats on the Owen J. Roberts School Board Tuesday night.

Alleged Phoenixville Pizza Hut robbery suspect in police custody |Nov 7, 2017

PHOENIXVILLE >> The man police believe is responsible for several area robberies is now in police custody.

Phoenixville man charged with sexual assault of Montgomery County girl |Nov 7, 2017

UPPER DUBLIN >> A Phoenixville man was arrested Nov. 1 and charged with the sexual assault of a 14-year-old Upper Dublin girl.

Incumbent faces challenger in Perkiomen Township supervisor race |Nov 2, 2017

PERKIOMEN >> Two candidates are seeking one open supervisor seat in November.

Full candidate slate marks Collegeville elections |Nov 2, 2017

COLLEGEVILLE >> The ballot for Collegeville boasts a full slate of candidates from both parties both for mayor and for four open council seats.

Two seek vacant district judge office in Limerick |Nov 2, 2017

LIMERICK >> An open seat for district judge in Limerick Township has two opponents ready and willing to fill it.

Phoenixville Police ID suspect in Pizza Hut robbery |Nov 1, 2017

PHOENIXVILLE >> A man accused of robbing a Pizza Hut has been identified by authorities and a warrant has been issued for his arrest.

Kathleen Kane’s driver loses appeal, ordered to jail in email snooping case |Nov 1, 2017

NORRISTOWN >> A onetime member of former Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane’s security detail will spend the holidays behind bars after losing the appeal of his contempt conviction for accessing email messages related to a grand jury that investigated Kane for grand jury leaks.

Two seek open supervisor seat in Limerick |Nov 1, 2017

LIMERICK >> There is only one seat open on the township’s board of supervisors and two men are seeking it.

2 Phoenixville men waive preliminary hearing on gun charges |Nov 1, 2017

PHOENIXVILLE >> Two men accused of selling guns to undercover detectives have waived their right to a preliminary hearing.

Thursday forum will focus on Pa. property tax referendum |Oct 31, 2017

LOWER POTTSGROVE >> Are you confused by the state’s property tax referendum question that will be on the Nov. 7 ballot?

8 running for 4 Phoenixville School Board seats |Oct 31, 2017

Eight candidates are seeking four seats on the Phoenixville Area School Board on Nov. 7. Two of them are incumbents.

One contest remains for single seat on Spring-Ford School Board |Oct 30, 2017

There is an election contest in only one of the three regional seats up for the Spring-Ford Area School Board election on Nov. 7. Voters in Region 2 will get to pick from two candidates.

8 candidates seek 4 seats on Perkiomen Valley School Board |Oct 30, 2017

The Perkiomen Valley School Board race features eight candidates running for four open seats.

Renaissance Academy in Phoenixville celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month |Oct 27, 2017

PHOENIXVILLE >> Students at the Renaissance Academy had a blast Friday as they celebrated the end of Hispanic Heritage Month.

PHOTOS: Phoenixville hosts annual Halloween Parade |Oct 26, 2017

PHOENIXVILLE >> Phoenixville hosted its annual Halloween Parade OCt. 24, with participants showing off their costumes as they made their way down Bridge Street.

11 candidates seek 5 seats on Phoenixville council |Oct 25, 2017

PHOENIXVILLE >> There are a total of 11 candidates running for borough council on the Nov. 7 ballot. Three of them are incumbents.

Archdiocese condemns use of racial slurs by Pope John Paul II High School students |Oct 25, 2017

The Archdiocese of Philadelphia has reached out to the school families, faculty, staff and administrators of Pope John Paul II High School to denounce a racially charged video, reportedly involving students, that was recently posted on social media.

TCHS Pickering reopening newly renovated facilities as program offerings increase |Oct 25, 2017

PHOENIXVILLE >> The start of a new school year isn’t the only thing new at the Technical College High School (TCHS) Pickering Campus. Located in Phoenixville, the school is in its final renovation phase.

Graterford prison replacement, SCI Phoenix, is ‘state-of-the-art’ facility |Oct 24, 2017

SKIPPACK >> The stony, towering walls of Graterford State Prison that secure more than 3,000 inmates will soon be replaced with a high-tech, newer version.

Barto native pens book on history of scrapple |Oct 24, 2017

“For a long time, anytime I had the opportunity to write about Pennsylvania Dutch culture and the food of my culture – I would,” said Amy Strauss, food and drink writer. Her first book, “Pennsylvania Scrapple: A Delectable History” hit bookshelves on Monday, Oct.

Contests in Royersford for council, mayor |Oct 24, 2017

ROYERSFORD >> Five candidates are seeking four open seats on borough council and there is a contest for the mayor’s race on Nov. 7.

Three seek two open Schuylkill Township supervisor seats |Oct 24, 2017

SCHUYLKILL twp. >> Two open seats on the board of supervisors are being sought by three candidates in the Nov. 7 election.

Royersford church celebrates sightings of Our Lady of Fatima |Oct 20, 2017

ROYERSFORD >> Sacred Heart Church in Royersford celebrated the 100th anniversary of the sightings of Our Lady of Fatima, the blessed mother of Jesus, by three children in Fatima, Portugal. The third and final time the children saw the Blessed Mother was on October 13, 1817.

House panel backs Quigley bill benefitting online learners |Oct 20, 2017

HARRISBURG >> The House Education Committee has unanimously approved legislation sponsored by Rep. Tom Quigley that would make permanent a pilot program allowing students pursuing postsecondary education online to receive financial aid.

Norristown man admits he attempted to rape underage girl |Oct 20, 2017

NORRISTOWN >> A judge has sent a 19-year-old Norristown man to state prison for up to two decades for attempting to rape a 12-year-old girl in the borough.

Pottstown launches campaign to attract new business |Oct 20, 2017

POTTSTOWN >> Community members and business people took to the streets of Pottstown Thursday — proud to say, “I pick Pottstown.”

Philadelphia’s suburban counties give input to region’s Amazon pitch |Oct 19, 2017

County officials in southeastern Pennsylvania have had input into the regional effort to attract Amazon’s second headquarters to the Philadelphia area.

Photo of Coatesville students posing with pumpkins carved with racist symbols posted on social media |Oct 19, 2017

CALN >> Coatesville Area School District officials and students are dealing with another incident in less than a week, and this time it is racially charged.

Costello urges data security requirements in fed contracts |Oct 19, 2017

West Chester >> U.S. Rep. Ryan Costello, R-6, joined a bipartisan group of his colleagues on the Energy and Commerce Committee in sending a letter to the General Services Administration (GSA) requesting information on GSA’s data security evaluations when considering and awarding federal contracts.

Drug Take Back Day scheduled for Oct. 28 at 41 Montgomery County locations |Oct 19, 2017

NORRISTOWN >> Montgomery County District Attorney Kevin R. Steele and the Police Chiefs of Montgomery County have announced the next prescription drug Take Back Day, scheduled for 10 a.m. to 2 p.

Norco Fire Company marks Fire Prevention Week with annual truck display |Oct 19, 2017

NORTH COVENTRY >> Fire apparatuses from three different counties made an appearance at this year’s Norco Fire Company Annual Fire Prevention Night and Fire Truck Display at the Coventry Mall.

PennDOT announces winter preparations, unveils online travel tool |Oct 19, 2017

EAST NORRITON >> We may not be ready to admit that the falling leaves and colorful mums will soon yield to snow and ice, but PennDOT is more than ready for the impending, if dreaded, winter.

Phoenixville council candidates explore issues during forum |Oct 19, 2017

PHOENIXVILLE >> Seven of the eight candidates running for the four open seats on borough council gathered at a recent forum to discuss issues facing Phoenixville.

Elysian Camerata makes a second home in Ambler |Oct 18, 2017

True music lovers will brave any obstacle to hear a favorite piece — except, perhaps, the Schuylkill River.

Phoenixville Police search for driver in hit-and-run |Oct 18, 2017

PHOENXVILLE >> Phoenixville Police are asking for the public’s help with identifying the driver of a hit-and-run crash involving a pedestrian.

Man charged in fatal Phoenixville shooting to face trial for murder |Oct 18, 2017

PHOENIXVILLE >> The man accused of shooting and killing 20-year-old Joshua Mitchell in Phoenixville last month will stand trial for murder.

Perkiomen Valley School District sets Oct. 23 public meeting for referendum on $2M artificial turf plan |Oct 16, 2017

In addition to choosing four school board members in the Nov. 7 General Election, voters in the Perkiomen Valley School District will face another choice — a $2 million choice.