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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Heroin is becoming a widespread problem in Pennsylvania. First Berks County started taking steps to fight the epidemic.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Updated: Tue Sep 16, 2014 03:23 am
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