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Five outstanding projects, their creators and a dedicated advocate, who leads, motivates, and energizes others to enhance and protect communities and the environment, were honored at the Montgomery Awards celebration sponsored by the Montgomery County Planning Commission and the Montgomery County Conservation District.

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PLYMOUTH -- After discussion with the community and careful consideration over the last several months, the Plymouth Township Council on Monday cautiously moved forward with its goal to provide additional oversight of the Covanta Plymouth Renewable Energy facility.

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NORRISTOWN — A Whitpain Township woman broke ties with her boyfriend, admitting the couple and a North Wales man operated a gun trafficking network that prosecutors alleged profited by arming criminals.

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More than $1 million in state grants for local projects was announced by state Sen. Maria Collett, D-12th District, as part of a statewide rollout of funds from the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) and the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR).

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NORRISTOWN — A “concerned citizen’s” report and a link to a maroon pickup truck played roles in a Norristown man’s undoing, leading to his arrest for allegedly robbing four Montgomery County banks.

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NORRISTOWN — Over a period of seven years, a Norristown man illegally transferred or sold 18 firearms to others and now he’ll spend at least as many years in prison for those crimes.

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NORRISTOWN — The food drive named after the late Patty Simons, Norristown Police Department’s first female police officer, whose passion for helping the less fortunate helped elevate the effort to a whole new level, continues for the 24th year.

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The Montgomery County Commissioners, on the advice of the Montgomery County Department of Public Safety, have declared a “Code Blue” Cold Weather Emergency for Montgomery County based on a review of forecasts from the National Weather Service.

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NORRISTOWN — The next stop is prison for a Philadelphia man after a traffic stop in Lower Merion uncovered he was in possession of bundles of heroin, many of them stamped “So Fly.”

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ABINGTON — Military officers, residents, township and other elected officials gathered Sunday for the unveiling and dedication of the Abington Township War Memorial Park on Old York Road.

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VALLEY FORGE — In the opinion of Steven Sims, there is "no better backdrop to celebrate Veterans Day than at Valley Forge National Park. It's where the spirit of the American military was born."

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LOWER MORELAND -- The Pennypack Ecological Restoration Trust placed 20.6 acres under a conservation easement in Lower Moreland Township on November 7. The local land trust partnered with the Sullivan Family to permanently protect property at 1170 Country Lane from development. This easement is the second such addition to the Trust this year and raises the total amount of land they conserve to 852 acres, all of which protects four linear miles of the Pennypack Creek.

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EAST WHITELAND — Tech360 continues to grow in its appeal. The annual event, held Nov. 6 at Penn State Great Valley, attracted more than 175 business professionals — the most since the event’s inception in 2013.

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LANSDALE — As over 100 veterans walked back across Lansdale Avenue into Mater Dei Catholic School from the nearby parish cemetery, they received a special welcome back, literally and figuratively.

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Telford Borough approved its 2020 budget at the Nov. 4 borough council meeting with a very slight increase in taxes. The millage rate will be 6.74 mills, which is a 0.1 percent increase millage increase from last year.

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PLYMOUTH — Plymouth Township is calling all area veterans. The township’s parks and recreation department has set Nov. 13 as the date for its second annual Veterans Day Celebration and the goal is to recognize as many veterans as possible.

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LOWER PROVIDENCE — While most of our beloved furry companions are ecstatic to receive a simple tummy rub and a few scraps from supper, it's no secret that the 200 breeds that will descend on the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center at Oaks for the Kennel Club of Philadelphia's National Dog Show on Nov. 16 and 17, are aiming for bigger rewards than that.

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NORRISTOWN — A Schwenksville man is on his way to prison for sexually assaulting a teenage girl on multiple occasions while she was in his company.

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NORRISTOWN — The unofficial election results are in and Democrats have taken several key races across central Montgomery County.

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NORRISTOWN — Montgomery County Democrats retained their control of county government during Tuesday’s elections, maintaining their majority on the commissioners’ board and sweeping nine row office posts.

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NORRISTOWN — Three lawyers on the Democratic ballot easily defeated three GOP candidates for three seats up for grabs on the Montgomery County bench and will be sworn-in come January.

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UPPER DUBLIN — A group of African-American parents in the Upper Dublin School District has reached a settlement with the district regarding a complaint filed four years ago alleging discrimination against black students through academic tracking and disciplinary practices.