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3 hrs ago | Philly.com

Work progressing on Pottstown elementary schools

The Montgomery County district's massive, ongoing renovation of its four elementary schools is heading toward the finish line, school officials said. The $28 million project began two years ago, when the 3,200-student district decided to close one of its five elementary schools, Edgewood, and redistribute students among the remaining four elementary buildings, which house about 1,600 students.

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Related Topix: Pottstown, PA

Mon Sep 15, 2014

TheAlternativePress.com

LP Residents Can Dump Hazardous Waste Saturday

Residents of Lower Providence may not be sure what to do with hazardous waste. You can't place most products like that in your red, J.P. Mascaro bin.

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Related Topix: Royersford, PA

TheAlternativePress.com

Learn About Programs and More at MCCC Fall Open Houses

Montgomery County Community College will hold three open houses this fall to provide prospective students and the community with information about the College's programs, campuses and activities. The open houses are free of charge and are open to the public.

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Related Topix: Lansdale, PA

Evening Sun

Pa. legislative session opens with medical marijuana rally

Supporters raise signs during a rally in support of a bill to legalize medical marijuana on the steps of the state Capitol building in Harrisburg on Sept. 15. The earliest the bill could pass its next step, the Senate Appropriations Committee, is next Monday, according to Scott Sikorski, legislative director for committee chair Sen. Jake Corman.

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Related Topix: Marijuana, Delaware County, PA

The Times-Tribune

Capitol memorial to fallen trooper

A memorial poster in honor of fallen Cpl. Bryon K. Dickson II was placed this morning on the door of a key House lawmaker at the state Capitol.

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Related Topix: Trooper, PA, Philadelphia, PA, Collegeville, PA

The Sanatoga Post

Monday's Headlines In The Sanatoga Post

New Citations Expected Against Citgo Land Owners Owners of the long-abandoned Citgo gas station at Mervine and North Charlotte streets in Lower Pottsgrove may receive additional citations this month concerning the state of the property. Asphalt Paves Pottsgrove Route For First Responders Paving is complete for an emergency access route between Pottsgrove Middle School and the Coddington View housing community to its west.

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Related Topix: Pottsgrove, PA, Sanatoga, PA, Education Etc.

The Sanatoga Post

New Citations Expected Against Citgo Land Owners

More legal troubles lie ahead for owners of the abandoned Citgo gas station and convenience store property at the intersection of Mervine and North Charlotte Streets in Lower Pottsgrove, Solicitor Robert Brant has confirmed, in renewed efforts to act against visual blight on the corner that the Board of Commissioners calls the township's northern gateway. Brant earlier this month said he is "looking at potential township ordinance violations" to be filed against Pottstown Land Corp. , which according to Montgomery County property records has owned the 17,600-square-foot parcel at 1258 N. Charlotte since March 1988.

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Related Topix: Pottsgrove, PA, Pottstown, PA, West Chester, PA, Chester, PA

Philly.com

Montco task force to address heroin overdoses

NORRISTOWN Faced with an alarming rise in overdose deaths from heroin and prescription drugs, Montgomery County has appointed a task force to address the issue. Eileen Lafferty, of the Office of Drug and Alcohol Prevention, said Montgomery County ranks seventh in the nation for prescription overdoses and heroin fatalities.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Norristown, PA

Philly.com

Quilting has been her way of life

Christine Webb has made more quilts than she can count. She said she often finds her husband, Julius Webb, laughing at her response to good news.

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Related Topix: Life, Quilting, Hobbies, Sewing, Lincoln University, PA

Sun Sep 14, 2014

Philly.com

In Bucks, constables can earn big money

The office's roots date to colonial times, and critics nowadays say the position is about as relevant as minutemen or muskets. Six Bucks constables - elected and armed court officers paid to serve warrants, transport prisoners, and handle other duties - averaged more than $100,000 in pay annually the last two years, eclipsing salaries of the judges they work for and even the county commissioners, according to an Inquirer review of records.

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Related Topix: Bensalem, PA, Bucks County, PA, US Governors, Tom Corbett, Philadelphia, PA, Delaware County, PA

Sat Sep 13, 2014

NBC Philadelphia

Would-Be Thief Electrocuted at Valley Forge

A man called Montgomery County 911 around 4 a.m. to report that his friend appeared to be electrocuted outside the Kennedy Supplee Mansion on S Trooper Road inside the park. When Upper Merion Township Police arrived, officers found the victim unresponsive, partially inside a 4,100-volt electrical box on the lawn of the mansion.

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Related Topix: Norristown, PA

NBC Philadelphia

New Overdose Task Force in Suburbs

A suburban Philadelphia County is taking on drug overdoses head on. Montgomery County officials plan to announce an Overdose Task Force to help combat growing heroin-use trends throughout the county.

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Related Topix: Philadelphia County, PA, Westmoreland County, PA

Fri Sep 12, 2014

WFMZ

Task force to battle heroin problem in Montgomery County

Heroin is becoming a widespread problem in Pennsylvania. First Berks County started taking steps to fight the epidemic.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Berks County, PA, Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Pottstown, PA

Patch.com

Sisters Have Babies Within 22 Hours of Each Other at Same Hospital

Two sisters, one from Philadelphia and the other from Conshohocken, gave birth within 22 hours of each other this week at a Montgomery County hospital. And both of their sons decided to come early.

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Related Topix: Philadelphia, PA, Conshohocken, PA

TheAlternativePress.com

LP Residents: Spend Time 'Preparing' in September

September is National Preparedness Month , which aims to educate and empower Americans to prepare for and respond to all types of emergencies. This year's theme, "Be Disaster Aware, Take Action to Prepare," encourages people to be aware of the disasters that may occur in their area and then take action to be better prepared.

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The Morning Call

Costco center developers argue to intervene in tax financing suit

Developers of a planned $140 million Costco-anchored shopping center in Lower Macungie Township argued before a Lehigh County judge Friday to intervene in a lawsuit filed by competing shopping centers seeking to strike down crucial tax financing for the project. Attorney Kimberly Russell, who represents the shopping center developers, argued that her clients have a direct interest in the Hamilton Crossings project and stand to lose millions of dollars if a tax increment financing plan and TIF district are shot down.

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Related Topix: Lehigh County, PA, Trexlertown, PA, Macungie, PA, Blue Bell, PA

TheAlternativePress.com

County, MCCC Join Forces to Stop Drug Abuse

After a winter that saw a steep rise in Pennsylvania overdose deaths related to heroin, officials in Montgomery County want to be sure something is done about it. Lower Providence Township alone lost at least two young men to addiction this summer alone.

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Related Topix: Drug Addiction (Substance Abuse), Health, Drugs, Blue Bell, PA, Pottstown, PA

UnionvilleTimes.com

What To Do: Devon Horse Show, classic cars at Hagley

There is never a shortage of events on Chester County annual schedule of equestrian events. They usually start when the weather gets warm and end when the temperatures drop in late autumn.

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Related Topix: Chester County, PA, Horse, Pets, Kennett Square, PA, Oaks, PA

The Sanatoga Post

Friday's Headlines In The Sanatoga Post

Pottsgrove Knows 2015 Magic Tax Number: 2.6 Percent School district Business Administrator David Nester on Tuesday delivered his first news of the coming budget season by calculating how much Pottsgrove might be able to raise taxes next year. Pottsgrove Personnel Decisions Affect 28 Positions Pottsgrove school board personnel votes Tuesday covered an administrative appointment, three professional staff actions, five support staff actions, and 20 other authorizations.

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Related Topix: Pottsgrove, PA, Sanatoga, PA, Education Etc., Norristown, PA, Worcester, PA

Gazette.net

New whooping cough case brings total to 16 Montgomery students

A Gaithersburg High School student has come down with pertussis, marking a total of 16 students at public and private Montgomery County schools who have caught the disease commonly known as whooping cough. This latest case, reported to Montgomery health officials Wednesday, means eight county public schools have had the disease show up among their students.

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