HARRISBURG — Montgomery County and six neighboring counties continued to show downward trends in coronavirus percent-positivity rates, according to the latest data compiled by state health officials.
NORRISTOWN -- Montgomery County has preserved 10,000 acres of farmland through the Montgomery County Agricultural Land Preservation Program, officials announced Thursday.
NORRISTOWN — As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to have an impact on life in Montgomery County, local leaders approved roughly $1.4 million in contracts related to ongoing mitigation measures during a board of commissioners meeting.
The American Red Cross typically has a tough time keeping the blood supply strong during the winter months when inclement weather and seasonal illnesses can impact donors. This year the pandemic adds in another challenge in keeping the blood supply strong. The Red Cross is urging healthy individuals to make an appointment to give blood or platelets this month.
PLYMOUTH — Plymouth Township Police Detective Division is seeking assistance in attempting to identify the male shown in this photo. The male shown used stolen credit cards to purchase gift cards and other merchandise. The credit cards were taken from a vehicle in Plymouth Township. If you can assist with identifying the male or recognize the vehicle, please contact Detective Joseph LaPenta III #154 at email@example.com or (610) 279-1901.
Route 422 motorists will encounter a lane closure in both directions for various 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.
State Rep. Joe Webster, D-150th Dist., will welcome Pennsylvania Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar and Jamie Mogil of the League of Women Voters of Lower Merion and Narberth to Monday’s virtual town hall on election infrastructure and law in Pennsylvania.
NORRISTOWN — Now that the first shelter dog has moved into the White House, Montgomery County officials are searching for a canine to earn barking rights as “First Dog” of the county.
NORRISTOWN — As Montgomery County officials express concerns about a limited supply of COVID-19 vaccines and potential inequities created by the state’s revised vaccine allotment plan, they reported 16 new deaths from the virus over the latest two-day period ending Friday.
NORRISTOWN — More than 450 people joined a panel of physicians, faith leaders and elected officials online Thursday evening to discuss "Facts Not Fear: COVID-19 Vaccines and the Black Community."
LOWER PROVIDENCE — A Lower Providence man must answer to charges in Montgomery County Court that he collected more than 7,300 images of child pornography on a computer tablet.
CONSHOHOCKEN — Acknowledging that they may face some criticism for their decision, the Montgomery County Saint Patrick’s Day Parade Committee and the Borough of Conshohocken have decided to postpone the 2021 Saint Patrick’s Day Parade that was scheduled for March 13.
LOWER SALFORD — Route 113 (Harleysville Pike) motorists will encounter a lane closure and periodic lane shift between Route 63 (Main Street) and Gruber Road in Lower Salford, beginning Monday, Feb. 1, for construction activities under a local sidewalk improvement project, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation announced.
NORRISTOWN — While the tumultuous 2020 election season has ended, county leaders approved more than $2.23 million in contracts and services related to the Montgomery County Office of Voter Services.
At least two members of the Spring-Ford Area School Board were the target of protests at their homes last month as tension over opening schools for more in-person instruction reached its peak.
POTTSTOWN — In audio recordings uncovered by detectives on a cell phone, two Montgomery County men discussed their alleged roles in the overdose death of another man, whose body was dropped off at a Pottstown hospital, as well as their attempted cover-up, according to court documents.
NORRISTOWN — Norristown Police Department, the FBI and Montgomery County Detectives are jointly investigating a report of gunshots fired into the Montgomery County Democratic Committee office on Jan. 20.
UPPER MERION — Thanks to a generous donation, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) will launch the first dedicated pediatric emergency department in the King of Prussia area this fall.
The Upper Merion Martin Luther King, Jr. National Holiday Committee presented its 2021 Humanitarian Award to Barbara Williamson, a longtime resident of the township’s Rebel Hill Neighborhood and its 2021 Community Service award to Detective Robert Smull of Upper Merion Police Department at a January 20 ceremony at Upper Merion Township Building.
HARRISBURG — A Montgomery County judge will participate in a regional forum to address access to justice for Pennsylvanians with autism.
ROYERSFORD — For the families who want it, Spring-Ford School District's upper grades will return to in-person education four days a week starting Feb. 4.
CARLISLE — Citing sky-rocketing demand for online service, The Giant Company has revamped its online subscription model. As part of its long-term strategic omnichannel plans, the grocery chain is now offering CHOICE Pass to its online Giant Direct customers.
NORRISTOWN — The Pennsylvania Department of Health’s changes to COVID-19 vaccine distribution guidelines announced earlier this week dramatically expanded the group of residents eligible to receive vaccines in Montgomery County but the availability of vaccine is still limited, officials said.
POTTSTOWN — A national nursing organization has recognized Pottstown Hospital — Tower Health for its work in eliminating hazardous smoke generated during surgical procedures. The hospital was notified Jan. 6 that it has earned the Gold Level Go Clear Award from the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN).
WILLOW GROVE — On Inauguration Day, President-elect Joe Biden, 78, will become President Biden, and his wife Jill, a Montgomery County native, will become first lady.
No matter what you think about President Donald Trump, it’s clear his time in the White House is not quite like that of any president who came before him. During his term in office he shattered all sorts of traditions and norms.
NORRISTOWN — Montgomery County officials reported that more than 1,200 county residents tested positive for the coronavirus during the latest four-day period ending Tuesday.
HARRISBURG — Montgomery County and the six neighboring counties each showed a downward trend in coronavirus percent-positivity rates, according to the latest data compiled by state health officials.
EAGLEVILLE — After nearly two decades as the director of the Montgomery County Department of Public Safety, Thomas M. Sullivan has retired.
NORRISTOWN — Honoring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., young people and other supporters marched for justice and equality and expressed their hopes for change during a peaceful day of service in the county’s seat.
Much has been said about effective leadership during the days surrounding Jan. 20’s presidential inauguration. Locally, newly-elected student officers at Central Montco Technical High School and classmates from their sending schools view it this way:
Food pantries are navigating an increasing need across Montgomery County as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact daily life.
LOWER POTTSGROVE — Senior citizens in the Pottstown area have a new place they can go to spend the day with others, participate in activities and maybe build some new friendships.
NORRISTOWN — While the number of people being vaccinated against COVID-19 continues to increase in Montgomery County, officials reported 685 new cases of the virus and a dozen new deaths over the two-day period ending Friday.
PHILADELPHIA — A King of Prussia man, characterized as one of the leaders of a large scale bank fraud ring that operated primarily in the Reading area, is on his way to federal prison.
NORRISTOWN — If you’re a volunteer who would like to support your community by assisting public health officials in the distribution of coronavirus vaccines, Montgomery County officials would like to hear from you.
NORRISTOWN — Montgomery County officials say they’re not aware of any threats of civil unrest locally in the wake of the riot at the U.S. Capitol last week and “chatter” about demonstrations at state and local government offices in the coming days.
WASHINGTON — With President Donald Trump now the only U.S. President in history to be impeached twice, local Congresswoman Madeleine Dean will be part of the effort to make him the only one ever convicted in the Senate.
CHELTENHAM — A Philadelphia man characterized by authorities as a violent drug dealer was apprehended in Cheltenham Township this week after a search of his car revealed a pound of crystal methamphetamine packaged for sale.
PLYMOUTH — Two brothers, one wanted for his alleged role in a robbery in Bridgeport, are facing multiple charges following a standoff with police in Plymouth Township.
UPPER MERION -- The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) today announced that construction will begin on Monday, January 18, to enhance travel and safety on Route 320 (South Gulph Road) by shifting the roadway alignment away from the historic Hanging Rock between Upper Gulph Road and Arden Road in Upper Merion Township, Montgomery County.
NORRISTOWN — As Montgomery County officials make plans to ramp up a COVID-19 vaccination program, they reported on Wednesday that 270 people tested positive for the virus, bringing the county’s total number of cases to 37,918 since March 7, when the first two cases of the virus were identified in the county.
SOUDERTON — The Temple University chapter of A Moment of Magic Foundation has received Univest Financial’s ninth annual Caring for Community Giveaway. The contest awards $5,000 to a local nonprofit organization — chosen from among the organizations nominated by the by the community.
PLYMOUTH — A Plymouth Meeting home was in the spotlight on Wednesday as members of the Montgomery County SWAT — Central team surrounded the house at 1975 Johnson Road while attempting to execute a search warrant.