EAGLEVILLE — Montgomery County officials reported a sixth coronavirus death in the county and revealed that scientific models appear to indicate the peak for the disease in the county is still two weeks away.
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WEST NORRITON — State Rep. Joe Webster will host a telephone town hall on Wednesday, April 1, with Dr. Valerie Arkoosh, Montgomery County Commissioners board chairwoman, to discuss the COVID-19 pandemic.
CHESTER SPRINGS — As part of SALT’s weekly Cooped Up Cabaret, Phoenixville Mayor Peter Urscheler joins 11 other talented SALT stars at the Thursday, April 2, Cabaret.
WEST CHESTER — As West Chester University prepares to launch alternate modes of instruction (Zoom, Skype, conference calling, and email) for the remote education of students on March 30, the university announces a temporary new “opt-in” grading system for all undergraduate and graduate students for the spring 2020 semester and until the disruption to the learning environment lessens from the COVID-19 pandemic.
HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania Department of Corrections Secretary John Wetzel Sunday announced that the agency has its first inmate with a positive test for COVID-19.
AUDUBON — Methacton High School graduates Debanik Purkayastha and Jeffrey Li have put their technological skills to good use by creating Covaid, a website to help the area’s most vulnerable residents amid the COVID-19 outbreak.
NORRISTOWN — Montgomery County officials reported 27 additional individuals who tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the countywide total to 488 cases.
EAST NORRITON — When Corropolese Italian Bakery & Deli reopens all three locations on Monday you’ll be reunited with your tomato pie, hard football rolls, crumb cake and every other specialty you’ve been craving.
LOWER MORELAND -- Lower Moreland Township School District instituted its distance learning plan after Gov. Tom Wolf’s extended his school closure order to April 6. The earliest LMTSD will reopen is April 13 since spring break is scheduled for April 6-10.
EAGLEVILLE — Montgomery County officials reported a fourth coronavirus death in the county and revealed that nearly four dozen of the county’s municipalities have now reported positive cases of the virus.
NORRISTOWN — A home camera system recorded a nanny for a Whitpain family striking the infant for whom she was caring on the head and now a judge has sent the one time caregiver to jail for abuse.
With a “Stay at Home” order in effect in Chester County, residents may unexpectedly find themselves indoors with little to keep their minds occupied. Binge-watching can only go so far, after all.
EAGLEVILLE — A 62-year-old Whitemarsh man succumbed to the coronavirus disease, the third such death in Montgomery County since the first cases were identified nearly three weeks ago.
LIMERICK — Three young people have been charged with burglarizing three township businesses last Friday in the midst of the confusion surrounding the closing of businesses due to the coronavirus pandemic.
LANSDALE — North Penn School District staff are completing their second week of handing out free meals for children at local schools, with successes to report and changes coming soon.
NORRISTOWN — A Philadelphia man faces rape and burglary charges after he allegedly sexually assaulted a woman after entering her Upper Moreland residence uninvited.
BLUE BELL — Grace Baptist Church volunteers acted with grace as they worked to shelter three families experiencing homelessness this month through the Inter-Faith Housing Alliance’s Interfaith Hospitality Network, while cases of COVID-19 continue to rise locally.
POTTSTOWN — As the virus-driven scarcity of disinfectant wipes captures our attention, there is one place they are not as scarce as they should be — in area sewer systems.
EAGLEVILLE — Montgomery County officials reported a second coronavirus death in the county, the first positive cases in several municipalities including Lansdale and Trappe and revealed they’ve received “a handful of reports” about ethnic intimidation against Asian residents of the county during the epidemic.
PHILADELPHIA — In what it calls an “unprecedented” move, PECO has announced it will reconnect customers whose electricity or gas has been disconnected by the company.
LANSDALE — A week after Lansdale-based distillery Boardroom Spirits began producing hand sanitizer from alcohol byproducts, they're scaling up and have gotten their biggest delivery yet.
NORRISTOWN — The lawyer for a Hatfield man accused of fatally beating and strangling his live-in girlfriend’s 4-year-old daughter in October 2016 wants a judge to prohibit prosecutors from presenting what he says are “inflammatory” autopsy photographs of the child to jurors.
EAST NORRITON — With the number of coronavirus cases climbing every day, many doctors, nurses and other medical professionals at hospitals across the country have been facing a shortage of masks and other protective equipment.
WEST WHITELAND — While Sunoco/Energy Transfer has suspended some Mariner East Pipeline work, the company has requested that construction and maintenance continue in several spots, including in Chester and Delaware counties.
Valley Forge National Historical Park increased its restrictions for visitors amid the increase of cases of COVID-19, park officials announced.
Area residents with questions and concerns regarding COVID-19 and the current response in Chester County and Pennsylvania can participate in a live Telephone Town Hall set for Thursday, March 26, at 6 p.m, state Senator Andy Dinniman announced.
EAGLEVILLE — Montgomery County officials reported 23 new positive cases of coronavirus on Tuesday and announced relaxed criteria for those residents seeking a test at the county’s first mass testing site in Upper Dublin.
NORRISTOWN — When John George gives tours at Five Saints Distilling, he always announces that one of the company’s missions is to make alcohol. No one ever asks about the other mission.
NORRISTOWN — Libraries have always had more to offer than many people realize, but there's probably no better time than now to see what a library card can do for you.
AMBLER — As COVID-19 cases continue to rise locally, The Inter-Faith Housing Alliance is calling on area residents to take to social media to share some positive occurrences in the community.
NORRISTOWN — A Schwenksville man wanted by authorities for allegedly possessing child pornography on his home computer equipment has surrendered to detectives.
PHOENIXVILLE — In the past week, Phoenixville Hospital has received an outpouring of calls, emails and social pings from the community asking how they can help the hospital during the coronavirus (COVID-19) health outbreak.
NORRISTOWN — The coronavirus outbreak in Montgomery County and the related emergency closure of the courts has forced a delay in the preliminary hearing for the Perkiomen man accused of killing his girlfriend and using his cellphone to record her injured and lifeless body.
Gov. Tom Wolf issued additional guidelines Monday following his “stay at home” order for seven Pennsylvania counties, including Bucks, Chester, Delaware and Montgomery. The following information on permissible activities and exempt persons was taken from the governor’s website verbatim.
NORRISTOWN — A Norristown man already awaiting trial for his alleged role in the 2018 overdose death of an Upper Merion man must answer to additional charges in Montgomery County Court that he ran from the scene of a two-vehicle crash in the borough that killed a Hatfield motorcyclist.
EAGLEVILLE — As Montgomery County continues to see an increase in positive coronavirus cases, evidence of community spread, officials said they support the governor’s stay-at-home order issued on Monday for county residents.
AMBLER — Wissahickon School District’s Superintendent James Crisfield offered an update to concerned parents and guardians as a COVID-19 outbreak prompted the closure of school districts across the state.
EAST MARLBOROUGH — Due to the degree of uncertainty about the next few months of the COVID-19 pandemic, and because the health and safety of the community is of the utmost importance, the board of directors and race director of The Willowdale Steeplechase have made the extremely difficult decision to cancel this year’s running of the Willowdale Steeplechase.
POTTSTOWN — TriCounty Area Chamber of Commerce President Eileen Dautrich said the chamber has always defined itself as a “connector” for its members — connecting them with information and resources they need.
WEST CHESTER — While he coronavirus crisis is making life unpleasant for many in Chester County, it's literally a life-or-death situation for those who are living below the poverty level.
NORRISTOWN — Montgomery County officials on Saturday reported nine additional individuals who tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the countywide total to 77 cases.
Unless the spread of coronavirus can be kept from spiking, hospitals in the greater Philadelphia and greater Reading regions do not have enough beds to handle the influx of patients, according to a database created by the non-profit news service ProPublica.
On March 18, 2020, the President signed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, an economic stimulus plan aimed at addressing the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak on Americans and introducing paid sick leave and an expanded family and medical leave act to the nation’s employers.