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Vehicle drives through red light, struck by truck at 662, 222 intersection

By Lisa Mitchell|

Vehicle strikes barn, then flees scene

A driver lost control of a vehicle and struck a red barn in Richmond Township on Jan. 15, then fled the scene. ...

By Lisa Mitchell|

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    Pottsgrove pursues earlier outreach to pre-Kindergarten families

    WEST POTTSGROVE >> In an effort to close an “achievement gap” experienced by students in the district’s low-income households, educators want to reach out and get familiar with those households before they’re even in school.

    By Evan Brandt ebrandt@21st-centurymedia.com @PottstownNews on Twitter|

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    CMERT dissolves to form Montgomery County SWAT

    The Chesmont Emergency Response Team was officially dissolved last week to make way for a new regional police tactical team.

    By Marian Dennis mdennis@21st-centurymedia.com @MarianDennis1 on Twitter|

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    Pottstown moves forward with land bank

    POTTSTOWN >> Although borough council wasted no time in voting Monday night to move ahead with creating a land bank to try to reduce the number of blighted properties in town, it will be awhile before it’s up and running.

    By Evan Brandt ebrandt@21st-centurymedia.com @PottstownNews on Twitter|

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    Relay for Life invited to Pottsgrove board meeting to address concerns

    Although back in August the Pottsgrove School Board approved the use of its football stadium by the Pottstown Relay for Life, some concerns were raised about how the beneficiary of the Relay — the American Cancer Society — uses the hundreds of thousands of dollars raised there.

    By Evan Brandt ebrandt@21st-centurymedia.com @PottstownNews on Twitter|

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    Assessment settlements cost Pottsgrove School District $200K in tax revenue

    The Pottsgrove School District will have to pay out more than $200,000 in refunds for three year’s worth of taxes on three properties as the result of settlements approved by the school board Tuesday night.

    By Evan Brandt ebrandt@21st-centurymedia.com @PottstownNews on Twitter|

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    Democrats endorse Ken Lawrence for Montgomery County board of commissioners

    NORRISTOWN >> Ken Lawrence, Temple University’s vice president for alumni relations and a resident of Plymouth Meeting, has been nominated by Montgomery County Democrats to fill the upcoming vacancy on the Board of Commissioners.

    By Katie Kohler For Digital First Media|

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    Josh Shapiro looks back at time as Montgomery County commissioner

    NORRISTOWN >> Josh Shapiro, discussing the diversity of Montgomery County, couldn’t stay put in his seat.

    By Kaitlyn Foti kfoti@21st-centurymedia.com @kaitlynfoti on Twitter|

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    Winning Scenes of 29th District calendar unveiled

    Senator David G. Argall (R-Schuylkill/Berks) unveiled the winners of his 2017 “Scenes of the 29th Senatorial District” calendar contest, which features photos from throughout Berks and Schuylkill counties. Local winners include Rachael Kirkhoff of Bernville, Harry Heffelfinger of Greenwich Township, and Neven Dries of Hamburg. Photos featured local sights, including those in Albany Township, Shartlesville, Hamburg and Kernsville.

    Sen. David Argall’s Office|

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    Pennsylvania Fine Wine & Good Spirits stores will be open on MLK Day, other holidays

    HARRISBURG >> The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (PLCB) has announced that hundreds of Fine Wine & Good Spirits stores will be open Monday, Jan. 16 – Martin Luther King Jr. Day – as well as on Presidents Day, Memorial Day, and the Fourth of July this year.

    By The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board For Digital First Media|

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    Overheated stove pipe causes Tilden Township home fire

    A clay stove pipe overheated, catching a Tilden Township home on fire on Jan. 10.

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