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CONSHOHOCKEN — Thanks to COVID-19, growing numbers of regional and global art venues are jumping onto the digital bandwagon with remote class sessions and virtual get-togethers that range from single subject tutorials to out-of-the-box shows like Berlin’s balcony “galleries,” Australia’s “silo murals” and Long Island’s “Drive-By-Art.”

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NORRISTOWN — Montgomery County officials and the Office of Public Health Saturday reported 121 additional individuals who tested positive for coronavirus and 15 individuals who died of COVID-19, bringing the countywide total to 6,432 cases and 581 deaths.

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EAGLEVILLE — As week 11 of the COVID-19 outbreak in Montgomery County came to a close, officials announced a Souderton woman will take over as interim administrator of the Office of Public Health, and they announced partnerships with community groups that will get a contact tracing program off the ground.

HATFIELD TOWNSHIP --  Several people gathered for the unveiling of the Hometown Heroes banner of Charles "Smitty" Smith. The banner is on Union Street at the gateway to Hatfield Borough. Smith served 7 years in the Marine Corps. He has been a resident of Hatfield Borough for 53 years and he worked at Colmar Auto in Hatfield Township for 46 years. He also worked for Hatfield Township after he retired from Colmar Auto as part of the Public Works maintenance crew. 

Westbound Route 422 will be reduced to a single lane on Tuesday and next weekend for roadway patching and bridge repair 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.

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POTTSTOWN — A walk-up testing site has opened in Pottstown for area residents who meet certain criteria to be tested for COVID-19.

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NORRISTOWN — Several of Montgomery County’s long-term care facilities experiencing COVID-19 outbreaks are slated to receive some assistance from federal and state health officials via special “strike teams” that will visit the facilities and offer guidance.

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UPPER PROVIDENCE — Only one other nursing home in all of Pennsylvania has seen more deaths from the coronavirus than Parkhouse Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, according to new data released by the state.

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Many real estate professionals got back to work within hours after Gov. Tom Wolf reversed himself and issued an executive order allowing the industry to reopen immediately.

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PHILADELPHIA — A Hatboro man previously charged with child exploitation has admitted to additional charges of manufacturing child pornography, according to federal authorities.

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Westbound Route 422 motorists will encounter a lane closure between Old State Road and Mingo Road in Upper Providence Township on Friday from 8 a.m to noon for roadway patching, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation announced.

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PAOLI — Malvern Bank recently donated revenue from monthly ATM fees to four area nonprofits. The donation is a continuation of a program launched earlier this year by Malvern Bank to donate the revenue to local nonprofits on a quarterly basis.

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DEVON — Although the community may not be able to gather together around the Dixon Oval for the 124th Devon Horse Show and Country Fair, the event organizing committee has announced it will be hosting a "Virtual Horse Show." 

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WEST GOSHEN — As businesses across the region and the country look to reopen, SCORE of Chester and Delaware counties has a tool they can use as they make important decisions about reopening.

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EAGLEVILLE — Montgomery County commissioners clashed during a news briefing when the Republican board member accused the Democratic chairwoman of taking a “cheap shot” after she expressed concerns that he attended a flag placing ceremony at a veterans’ cemetery without wearing a face covering, even though he had contact with another board member who tested positive for COVID-19.

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NORRISTOWN — A program to support local relief efforts in response to the COVID-19 outbreak raised about $600,000 through May 13 to assist Montgomery County nonprofit organizations, according to county officials.

NORRISTOWN -- Montgomery County officials announced Friday May 15 that interim safety repairs on the West Valley Green Bridge over the Wissahickon Creek in Whitemarsh Township were completed on May 14, 2020.

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More than 1,000 motorcoaches from across the country traveled to Washington, D.C., this week to raise awareness about the industry and to ask Congress and the White House to extend economic relief to the industry. The rally was organized by the American Bus Association and the American Motorcoach Association.

NORRISTOWN — Montgomery County officials and the Office of Public Health Saturday reported 149 additional individuals who tested positive and eight individuals who died of COVID-19 bringing the countywide total to 5,790 cases and 474 deaths.

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EAGLEVILLE — As week 10 of the coronavirus outbreak in Montgomery County came to a close on Friday, officials reported 13 more deaths from the virus but said they’re noticing a downward trend in the number of those testing positive for the virus at community-based testing sites.

To offer continued assistance to customers impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, PECO is extending its support policies, which include suspending service disconnections, waiving new late fees, and reconnecting customers who were previously disconnected, through at least July 1.

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NORRISTOWN — Nearly 3,000 Montgomery County small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic have applied for part of the $5 million in grant funds being made available under the second round of the MontcoStrong Small Business Grant Program.

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NORRISTOWN — While the COVID-19 outbreak has closed law offices and Montgomery County’s courts, except for emergency matters, the Montgomery Bar Association continues to offer services to answer consumer and employment complaints related to the pandemic.

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NORRISTOWN — Financing for a multi-million dollar capital improvement project at several area senior residential communities cleared another hurdle after receiving approval from Montgomery County Commissioners.