NORRISTOWN — With the so-called “pandemic primary” behind them, Montgomery County officials are preparing for November’s presidential election by addressing the expected large turnout, a likely surge in mail-in ballots and equipment upgrades to help the counting process.
PHOENIXVILLE — The results of a new study show more than $350 million in economic benefits over 30 years from the return of passenger rail service into Philadelphia.
Westbound Route 422 will be reduced to a single lane for roadway patching and other construction activities under a project to rehabilitate pavement and repair seven structures along a five-mile section of Route 422 between the Royersford/Trappe and Sanatoga interchanges in Limerick and Lower Pottsgrove townships, PennDOT announced.
CONSHOHOCKEN -- Benjamin Franklin was clearly one of his era’s greatest visionaries. But when Franklin and fellow Junto Club members created this country’s first lending library in July 1731, even he would have had trouble imagining the changes COVID-19 has triggered at today’s libraries.
EAST WHITELAND — Law enforcement rescued a 14-year-old girl from the nefarious grasp of a local human sex trafficking cartel, now dismantled.
NORRISTOWN — A Norristown man awaiting trial for his alleged role in the 2018 overdose death of an Upper Merion man and charges he left the scene of a two-vehicle crash in Norristown that killed a Hatfield motorcyclist has lost his bid for a reduction in bail and release from jail pending trial.
NORRISTOWN — Pointing out there have been COVID-19 outbreaks associated with bars and restaurants in several states, Montgomery County officials warned they will “strictly enforce” guidance for restaurants that are reopening and will shut down establishments that do not comply with the guidance.
The 22nd annual Schuylkill River Sojourn is going to be an event not like any of the previous 21 sojourns. The community is invited to experience the revolutionary river through two evening video live streams on Aug. 9 and Aug. 16. The event also includes a tentative in-person guided paddling experience being offered on three separate days: Aug. 7, 8 or 9.
NORRISTOWN — About two dozen Montgomery County residents, during a small rally and at a public meeting on Thursday, continued to call for the resignation of Commissioner Joseph C. Gale, denouncing comments he made about the Black Lives Matter Movement.
AKRON, Ohio — Erin Donovan, 16, of Eagleville, is one of four young volunteers of the Soap Box Derby program nationally who will receive the President’s Youth Volunteer Service Award that recognizes volunteers under the age of 21 who have made a positive impact on the Soap Box Derby through their leadership on the local, regional or national level.
NORRISTOWN — Montgomery County officials reported 231 individuals tested positive for the coronavirus and four more people died from the virus during the seven-day period ending Wednesday.
NORRISTOWN — A Bucks County woman admitted to driving drunk at the time of a disturbance on the driveway of a Horsham residence during which police alleged she struck a woman with her vehicle.
NORRISTOWN — A Norristown man is on his way to jail on charges he endangered others, including his pregnant girlfriend and her children, during a drug-fueled domestic-related disturbance in the home they shared.
NORRISTOWN — A former Plymouth Township man will be under court supervision for nearly two years in connection with a domestic-related incident with a woman at his onetime residence.
NORRISTOWN — An Ambler man who previously spent time behind bars for stalking an ex-girlfriend in 2010 was sent back to prison for electronically stalking another former paramour, including sending a bomb threat to the Bridgeport apartment complex where she lived.
LANSDALE — A national beer campaign is coming to Lansdale as Round Guys and Well Crafted brewing companies join forces to produce a signature brew for a good cause.
WHITEMARSH — By year’s end, the Whitemarsh Township Authority will officially have its own home. Since its formation in 2015, the Authority has rented office space in Whitemarsh Township for its administrative office.
NORRISTOWN — Low- to moderate-income Montgomery County renters who have been hurt financially during the COVID-19 outbreak can apply for rental assistance under a statewide program that kicked off on Monday.
NORRISTOWN — Montgomery County officials will continue to encourage county employees to work remotely, limit in-person contact with the public and stagger the openings of satellite county offices, including in Pottstown, Willow Grove and Lansdale, as the county adjusts to the green phase of the governor’s color-coded reopening plan.
WHITEMARSH — Because of COVID-19 travel restrictions, St. Thomas’ Church’s 2020 summer carillon concerts won’t feature any international musicians. But there’s plenty of local talent on tap for the Whitemarsh congregation’s annual Tuesday night series, beginning July 7 with Tiffany Lin and continuing July 14 with James Brinson, July 21 with Tom and Paige Gurin and July 28 with St. Thomas’ resident carillonneur Lisa Lonie.
It’s no secret that parts of Montgomery County’s hospitality industry have felt the weight of the financial constraints associated with the COVID-19 pandemic.
LANSDALE — As the self proclaimed “Black Panther of Lansdale,” The Black Reserve Bookstore owner Shaykh Anwar Muhammad is working to help the community one book at a time.
HARRISBURG — Montgomery County led the state in the number of citations issued for distracted driving between 2015 and 2019, according to statistics compiled by the Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts.
EAST PIKELAND — The East Pikeland Township Police Department will conduct its first Virtual Citizens’ Police Academy on Wednesdays starting July 15 via Zoom.
Westbound Route 422 will be reduced to a single lane between Lewis Road and Evergreen Road for roadway patching under a project to rehabilitate pavement and repair seven structures along a five-mile section of Route 422 between the Royersford/Trappe and Sanatoga interchanges in Limerick and Lower Pottsgrove townships, Montgomery County.
The R.O.S.E. Foundation, the charitable arm of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated Phi Beta Omega Chapter, recently presented a $3,000 gift to the TRIO Upward Bound Program at Montgomery County Community College.
NORRISTOWN — As public health experts nationwide stress the importance of wearing face coverings to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus, Montgomery County officials have launched the “Mask Up, Montco” campaign.
(The Center Square) — A coalition of unlikely allies say that paper ballots will protect voters from disenfranchisement in the upcoming November election.
UPPER MERION — For the fourth installment of its award-winning comic book "Patriot Tales," Valley Forge Tourism & Convention Board has gone completely digital.
NORRISTOWN — New walk-up coronavirus testing sites will open in Lansdale, Willow Grove, Ardmore and Green Lane next week, joining sites in Pottstown and Norristown, as Montgomery County officials continue to urge residents to get tested.
NORRISTOWN — A Schwenksville man must answer to charges in Montgomery County Court that he allegedly possessed child pornography on his home computer equipment.
NORRISTOWN — A Norristown man must answer to assault-related charges in Montgomery County Court after he allegedly scuffled with borough police during a disturbance.
The baby boom of the post-World War II era has created a demographic bulge of seniors, both nationally and in Pennsylvania.
PHILADELPHIA — A coalition of three law firms filed a complaint in U.S. District Court against Montgomery County Commissioner Joseph C. Gale, asking a judge to stop Gale from censoring the opinions of his constituents on his official social media platforms.
NORRISTOWN — Montgomery County officials on Tuesday reported more than two dozen new positive cases of the COVID-19 but just two more virus-related deaths.
NORRISTOWN — Montgomery County officials on Monday reported more than 100 new positive cases of the coronavirus and six more virus-related deaths over the most recent three-day period.
NORRISTOWN — A program to support local relief efforts in response to the COVID-19 outbreak raised about $750,000 through June 19 to assist Montgomery County nonprofit organizations, according to county officials.
ABINGTON — A Philadelphia man must answer to charges in Montgomery County Court that he allegedly used the social media app Instagram to groom and attempt to lure a juvenile to meet him for sex in Abington Township.
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to take a financial toll on the lives of many Montgomery County residents, area food pantries have picked up the slack, providing for those in need.
LOWER PROVIDENCE — As businesses reopened on Friday, it was a good time for folks to keep in mind the small independent shops that have been struggling during the pandemic, noted Colleen Kriebel, owner of Kriebel’s Custom Bakery.
LANSDALE — A North Penn School District administrator has been placed on leave after a Facebook post late last week calling out the Black Lives Matter movement.
Worldwide protests that have spread like wildfire across the world in the wake video footage of the death of George Floyd while in police custody have focused attention on the issues of bias and institutional racism.
KING OF PRUSSIA — A town hall meeting at the Upper Merion Township Police Department was just the start of work needed to ease tensions between law enforcement and area residents.
NORRISTOWN — While the initial federal funding that Montgomery County received for COVID-19 testing may be ending soon, local officials are committed to keeping walk-up, community-based testing sites open and will use other available funding to do so.
NORRISTOWN — Two Philadelphia men are accused of taking part in 10 overnight burglaries at churches in Montgomery, Bucks and Philadelphia counties — crimes prosecutors described as “reprehensible.”
ELKINS PARK — Several months after authorizing the advertisement of requests for proposals, the Cheltenham School Board is still researching options surrounding the outsourcing of a number of second shift custodians and before- and after-care workers.
Accessibility and inclusivity were two of the main priorities that Donna Fabry, a senior open space planner for the Montgomery County Planning Commission, hoped to convey with proposed changes to trail points in major suburban municipalities across the region.