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2 hrs ago |

School District Files for Possession of Meadowbrook Golf Club

Phoenixville Area School Board has voted to take immediate possession of Meadowbrook Golf Club.


Related Topix: Phoenixville, PA

6 hrs ago |

Pa. motorists were already going 70, but now it's guilt-free

The saying goes that a guilty conscience needs no accuser, and so speeding Pennsylvania Turnpike motorists have had heavy hearts to accompany their apparently weighty feet.


Related Topix: Motorcycles, Morgantown, PA

7 hrs ago | Business Insurance

Pleading the Fifth on immigration status no bar to workers comp benefits in Pa.

A Pennsylvania employer should not have stopped payment of workers compensation benefits to an employee who declined to testify about his immigration status during a hearing, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court has ruled.


Related Topix: Kennett Square, PA, Personal Finance, Social Security

7 hrs ago | ABA Journal

Mixed verdict in Philly ticket-fix conspiracy case: 2 judges acquitted, 4 guilty on only one count

After a two-month trial and a day-and-a-half of deliberation, a former Philadelphia traffic court judge and a suburban magistrate were acquitted Wednesday by a federal jury in a case concerning what prosecutors had portrayed as a pervasive ticket-fixing conspiracy.


17 hrs ago |

Immigrant-children crisis reaches into Pa.

Amid calls for expedited deportations, and counterarguments to allow the tens of thousands of unaccompanied children who have entered the United States illegally to stay, the issue is both a political football and a gut check on American values.


Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US Politics, Jim Gerlach, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Patrick Meehan, Berks County, PA, Lehigh County, PA

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Pileggi: West Nile found in four Chesco towns

The Chester County Health Department has announced that mosquito samples have tested positive for West Nile Virus in four municipalities, Senate Majority Leader Dominic Pileggi said today.


Related Topix: Health, West Nile Virus

SPCA: Chester County Restaurant Closed, Abandoned Fish Tank

Tanks full of fish were abandoned after a Chester County restaurant abruptly closed, the Chester County SPCA says.


Related Topix: Pets, Fish, Exton, PA

Schuylkill wins river awards and money from Chesco

WEST CHESTER Chester County awarded $10,000 to the Schuylkill River Heritage Area recently and congratulated the group for the river's winning of the 2014 Pennsylvania river of the year award.


Related Topix: Philadelphia, PA

Pa. schools' reserve funds now top $4 billion

Not even as Philly kids, teachers and parents await word on whether schools are shuttered in September for lack of funding.


Related Topix: Family, Kids, Pennsylvania, Education Etc., Coatesville, PA, Bucks County, PA

Mon Jul 21, 2014

Chesco DA Named to Board of PA District Attorney Institute

Chester County District Attorney Thomas P. Hogan has been named to the executive board of the Pennsylvania District Attorneys Institute, the District Attorney's Office announced Monday.


Site-Specific Production of PROOF to Open 8/21 at Sycamore Hill

A production of the Pulitzer Prize-winning play Proof, by David Auburn , will open Thursday, August 21 for a four-performance run at Sycamore Hill, the home of Drs.


Related Topix: Proof, Drama Movies, Short, Comedy Movies, August, Pottstown, PA, Theater, Arts

Sun Jul 20, 2014

NBC Philadelphia

Even in Summer, Pothole Repair Work Continues

Old Man Winter may be long gone, but his impact is still being felt throughout the region.


Related Topix: Weather, US Governors, Tom Corbett, Montgomery County, PA, Bucks County, PA, Delaware County, PA

Fri Jul 18, 2014

The Lebanon Daily News

PA-6 candidate Ryan Costello addresses Lebanon Valley Chamber of Commerce

A Republican candidate running for a vacant congressional seat representing a portion of Lebanon County paid a visit to business and community leaders on Friday morning, telling them that he would do his best to break the political gridlock paralyzing Washington D.C. Ryan Costello, who is running for Pennsylvania's 6th Congressional District, spoke ... (more)


Related Topix: US Politics, Jim Gerlach, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Lebanon County, PA, Immigration Reform

What To Do: Longwood's Summer Soiree, Turks Head and more

The Unruhlies headline tonight at Winterthur's Music Along the Bank" event tonight - a perfect chance for local live music under the stars.


Related Topix: Home Gardening, Home, Kennett Square, PA, West Chester, PA, Theater, Arts

Three Sentenced in Chesco's 'Operation Snowflake'

The three leaders of a Chester County cocaine trafficking ring have been sentenced to significant jail time, Chester County District Attorney Thomas P. Hogan announced Friday.


Related Topix: Drugs, Coatesville, PA, Oxford, PA

Grant money is used to improve Chesco's airports

WEST CHESTER State Sen. Andy Dinniman announced that three airports in Chester County would receive more than $3.3 million in state and federal funding to improve safety and operations.


Thu Jul 17, 2014

Phoenixville Receives Community Revitalization Grant

Phoenixville is among six Chester County municipalities recently approved for a Community Revitalization Fund grant.


Related Topix: Phoenixville, PA, Avondale, PA, Coatesville, PA, Honey Brook, PA, Kennett Square, PA

Explosion, fire reported in Coatesville

Chester County dispatchers said a call came in just before 11:30 a.m. about an explosion and blaze at a house on Penrose Lane near Walnut Street.


Chesco center helped veterans find housing

WEST CHESTER More than 100 veterans in Chester County are no longer homeless after a tri-county push to find permanent housing for veterans.


Related Topix: Montgomery County, PA, Delaware County, PA, Coatesville, PA

Wed Jul 16, 2014

Daily Pennsylvanian

Penn Med ranked among top hospitals in the nation

Chief Medical Officer and Senior Vice President of the University of Pennsylvania Health System Patrick Brennan explained his reasoning for the hospital system's continued success.


Related Topix: University of Pennsylvania