PLYMOUTH -- In Plymouth Whitemarsh High School (PWHS) English classes, seniors complete a "20% Project" - a self-guided effort that involves exploring a passion, researching a topic or solving a problem. PWHS Class of 2020's Kelli Coles decided to dedicate her 20% Project to solving the problem of hunger.
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.”
NORRISTOWN — It appears that Montgomery County’s finances are in good shape as shown in the initial 2019 comprehensive annual financial report.
NORRISTOWN — About $5 million in relief funding was reassigned to the MontcoStrong Small Business Grant Fund Program after receiving unanimous approval from county leaders Thursday.
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.
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.
EAGLEVILLE — Montgomery County officials reported 10 more COVID-19 deaths and 94 new cases of the virus during a news briefing on Thursday.
NORRISTOWN — A proposal to station five ballot boxes across the county stirred up tensions among elected leaders once again during Thursday’s Montgomery County Board of Elections meeting.
NORRISTOWN — Montgomery County officials have begun contact tracing at a COVID-19 testing site in Norristown and a more widespread program could be in place as early as next week, according to officials.
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.
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.
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.
EAGLEVILLE — Montgomery County officials reported a dozen more deaths from the coronavirus on Wednesday and reminded residents that there's "still very real risk of virus transmission" in the community.
PHILADELPHIA — A Hatboro man previously charged with child exploitation has admitted to additional charges of manufacturing child pornography, according to federal authorities.
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.
EAGLEVILLE — Montgomery County officials reported seven more deaths from the coronavirus on Tuesday and announced there is a new testing opportunity available in the Lansdale area.
CHELTENHAM — A Chester County man must answer to charges in Montgomery County Court that he fatally shot a King of Prussia man in Cheltenham during what prosecutors alleged was an altercation about a drug debt.
Included in the state's list of COVID-19 cases released Tuesday were numerous nursing home and care facilities in the North Penn and Souderton areas, with case counts as follows:
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.
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."
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.
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.
LOWER PROVIDENCE — It was fitting that the Lower Providence Optimist Club chose EMS Week (May 17-23) to honor not only EMS workers but the Officer of the Year.
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.
After a nationwide search, Montgomery County Community College’s board of trustees announced Monday that Victoria L. Bastecki-Perez has been selected to serve as the college’s sixth president.
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.
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.
The COVID-19 pandemic created unexpected financial difficulties for many people across the country. That includes Montgomery County Community College students who have suddenly had to adjust to taking classes online while struggling with a loss of income, childcare needs and health concerns.
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.
EAST VINCENT — The Pennsylvania Department of Health has conducted at least two inspections at the Southeastern Veterans Center in recent weeks in the wake of concerns about the high number of deaths there from the COVID-19 virus.
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.
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.
PLYMOUTH — A standoff with an armed man could have resulted in injuries and possibly fatalities had it not been for a Plymouth Township police officer’s “calm and resilient” demeanor during a 90-minute crisis negotiation.
CHELTENHAM — Two men, one from Philadelphia and the other from Virginia, must answer to robbery-related charges in Montgomery County Court in connection with allegations they took part in a holdup at a Cheltenham pharmacy.
EAGLEVILLE — Montgomery County officials on Thursday reported 11 more COVID-19 deaths and 143 new positive cases of the virus.
EAGLEVILLE — Montgomery County officials reported 14 more deaths from COVID-19 on Wednesday and provided new statistics that showed many in middle and younger age brackets are testing positive for the virus.
POTTSTOWN — Salvation Army officials in Pottstown and Norristown will use more than $16,000 in emergency grant funds to help homeless families stay technologically connected during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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.
EAGLEVILLE — Montgomery County officials reported 12 more deaths from the coronavirus and revealed they’re taking steps to restart a contact tracing program in the county.
NORRISTOWN — Alarmed by a more than 60 percent decrease in the number of suspected child abuse reports during the COVID-19 pandemic, Montgomery County’s top law enforcer turned to the public for help in reporting such crimes.
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.
EAGLEVILLE — Montgomery County officials reported three more deaths from COVID-19 on Monday and also reacted to the news that one of the commissioners has tested positive for the virus.
NORRISTOWN — Montgomery County Commissioners' Vice Chairman Kenneth E. Lawrence Jr. said he was “shocked” to learn he tested positive for COVID-19 after undergoing a test at a pop-up testing site he helped arrange in Pottstown on Saturday.