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AMBLER -- Gilmore & Associates, Inc., a civil engineering firm, presented to borough council the final plans for Ambler Square, a “pocket park” on the corner of Butler and Park avenues.

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UPPER DUBLIN — A 2020-21 preliminary $106.9 million budget calling for a 2.6 percent property tax increase was reviewed at a Feb. 13 Upper Dublin School District town hall meeting that drew only a handful of residents.

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SPRINGFIELD — A man who pointed what turned out to be a fake gun at another motorist Feb. 6 was captured following a vehicle chase and foot pursuit.

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LANSDALE — A 57-year-old Harleysville woman and her 13-year-old daughter were killed in a Jan. 29 traffic accident on Interstate 95 in Virginia while traveling to Parris Island, S.C., for the U.S. Marines boot camp graduation of another of the woman's daughters, various news sources said.

CHELTENHAM -- Students in grades 5 to 8 at Presentation BVM School have been competing to represent the school in the archdiocesan Religion Bee to be held next month.

ELKINS PARK -- Cheltenham Township is offering four free programs celebrating Black History Month between February 13th and February 29th. Residents are encouraged to attend these programs to learn about Cheltenham’s heritage and historical significance in African American history.

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UPPER DUBLIN — Questions about pedestrian connections, a planned dog park and use of the clubhouse at the 105-acre Twining Valley Park were among those posed by residents at a Jan. 28 township commissioners workshop meeting.

The Harleysville Hank Groundhog Day Extravanganza on Saturday gave the hometown favorite groundhog the chance to beat Punxsutawney Phil by a day with his prediction. Hank did not see a shadow in the morning fog at the Mennonite Heritage Center, and his handlers proclaimed spring is just arou…

ABINGTON - The Abington School District’s board of education endorsed a $171 million preliminary budget for the 2020-21 school year after reviewing the revenues and expenses, according to Superintendent Jeffrey Fecher and Business Manager Christopher Lionetti.

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AMBLER -- Ambler Borough Council approved a 12-month contract with Red Tail Restoration & Land Management, LLC, and voiced its continued approval for the Wissahickon Clean Water Partnership during its January 21 meeting in Borough Hall.

FORT WASHINGTON -- The Or Hadash Gun Violence Prevention Task Force’s Town Hall discussion with local legislators on current gun violence legislation Sunday, January 19, 2020¸ drew a large crowd and lively debate at Or Hadash, a Reconstructionist Congregation, in Fort Washington.

Students participated in several philanthropic opportunities on Monday, Jan. 19 during “Day On,” an event that's part of the Greater Philadelphia Martin Luther King Day of Service at Cheltenham High School. Students across Cheltenham School District completed a variety of projects during the…

FORT WASHINGTON -- The Kids ‘n Smiles Toy Drive at an after school program on Gerard Avenue in North Hills last month appeared to be a great success, according to Fort Washington Business Alliance and Executive Board President Glenn Griffin.

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HORSHAM — Funds to construct a system to steeply reduce the amount of PFAS-contaminated water leaving the Horsham Air Guard Station have been released, moving the project forward.

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WHITPAIN — A Whitpain man accused of robbing a Key Bank branch in Whitpain in November waived his preliminary hearing Jan. 3 before District Judge Suzan Leonard.

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UPPER DUBLIN — A Philadelphia man found with an explosive device and stolen handgun in his vehicle Nov. 29 waived his preliminary hearing Jan. 2 in exchange for a reduction in bail and a deal regarding a possible sentence.

The American Red Cross currently has a critical need for blood donors of all blood types -- especially type O -- and platelet donors to make an appointment now to give and help replenish the blood supply after the holiday weeks. Right now, the Red Cross has less than a three-day supply of ty…

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CHELTENHAM -- The Cheltenham Board of Commissioners bid adieu to a community leader, colleague and friend during Dec. 18’s meeting in Curtis Hall.

ABINGTON — The Jin Lian Asian Massage parlor, 2743 Jenkintown Road, Ardsley, was held up at gunpoint by a male wearing a black, hooded sweatshirt around 1 p.m. Dec. 29, police said. Anyone with information about the robbery or the male captured on surveillance video is asked to contact Detec…