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NORRISTOWN — Saying the COVID-19 pandemic has placed many renters at risk of being evicted in the midst of a public health emergency, the office of the Montgomery County Prothonotary has opened a satellite office with the specific purpose of assisting residents with landlord/tenant appeals.

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HARRISBURG — More than 39,000 new petitions for protection from abuse orders were filed statewide in 2019 and Montgomery, Berks and Delaware counties were among the 10 counties leading the state in the number of such filings, according to statistics compiled by the Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts.

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LANSDALE — It’s been 15 years since Michael Ewer was stomped to death in his sleeping bag in a dugout of Memorial Park in Lansdale and investigators are asking for the public’s help to solve the brutal crime.

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NORRISTOWN — Kelly Espinoza was already considered a Norristown hero by her fellow teachers and firefighters when she organized a fire safety program following the death of a student in a tragic fire four years ago.

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CHELTENHAM — Video surveillance footage and “good old-fashioned police work” led detectives to a Philadelphia man who is accused of fatally striking a female pedestrian crossing a Cheltenham roadway and then leaving the scene without rendering aid.

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NORRISTOWN — Montgomery County Commissioners authorized more than $2.7 million worth of contracts as the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic continues, and the county prepares for an unprecedented voting turnout in the Nov. 3 General Election. 

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HARRISBURG — Montgomery County continues to have the lowest coronavirus positivity rate in southeast Pennsylvania while Berks County’s positivity rate continues to climb, according to the latest data from the Pennsylvania Department of Health.

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Despite everything going on, many new attractions, restaurants, shops and hotels have opened in the Philadelphia region. That's one reason why National Geographic named Philadelphia to its list of best places to visit in 2019. And why Irene Levy Baker felt there was a compelling reason to update her book, 100 Thing To Do In Philadelphia, which is one of the best-selling in the national travel series published by Reedy Press.

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BRIDGEPORT — At a recent meeting, council announced that Bridgeport’s newest police officer, former enlisted Marine Marvin Rosario, had been sworn in prior to the meeting.

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NEW HANOVER — The township planning commission Wednesday night unanimously rejected final site plan approval for the first phase of the proposed Gibraltar Rock Quarry off Route 73.

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PENNSBURG — Sarah Ott Carlin was a passionate advocate for children and vulnerable members of her community, and that legacy will continue through a project inspired by her desire to selflessly help others and one her loved ones say she’d embrace.

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LOWER GWYNEDD — With less than one month to go, area residents tuned in to a Virtual Voting Town Hall on October 15 to get questions answered about the voting procedures in the upcoming election. 

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NORRISTOWN — A majority of Montgomery County residents reached by contact tracers during the coronavirus pandemic have cooperated with the tracers since the program began in earnest in May, according to county officials.

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WILLOW GROVE — A Lower Moreland man faces charges he allegedly possessed and distributed child pornography while using social media messaging apps and his cellphone.

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NORTH WALES — A figure from a century and a half ago, and hundreds of miles away, could have valuable lessons for 2020, a North Wales Borough Council member noted at a meeting Tuesday. 

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NORRISTOWN — While Pennsylvania health officials believe the state is “at the start of the fall resurgence” of COVID-19, Montgomery County’s current positivity rate remains stable, according to the latest data.

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NORRISTOWN — Waste removal company J.P. Mascaro & Sons is partnering with the municipality of Norristown to host a job fair to fill openings at the company.

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NORRISTOWN — A former Berks County man has admitted to his role in a drug trafficking organization during which authorities alleged he used the U.S. Postal Service to send controlled substances from his recent home in California to drug dealers in Montgomery County.

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NORRISTOWN — The fact that all these months later the sewer sale has not gone through means the opposition is exerting its influence, noted David McMahon.

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WHITEMARSH -- As part of its annual survey of Halloween spending, the National Retail Federation found that “like many holidays this year, Americans are planning to celebrate Halloween despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The autumnal holiday may look a little different this year, but consumers are finding ways to safely mark the occasion.”

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WORCESTER — On Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020, Variety – the Children’s Charity of the Delaware Valley held its annual Fall Fest, which welcomed over 200 community members for a safe, family-friendly celebration of Fall and Halloween that included kids of ALL abilities. Attendees enjoyed pumpkin picking and decorating, sensory-friendly trick-or-treating in a haunted forest filled with costumed characters, live music, hayrides, raffles and even a visit from the Mummers!  

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HARRISBURG — Montgomery County continues to have the lowest coronavirus positivity rate in southeast Pennsylvania while Berks County’s positivity rate surged, leading officials to set up an additional testing site there, according to the latest data from the Pennsylvania Department of Health.

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When Whitemarsh Art Center’s movers and shakers decided to take their seventh annual Plein Air Competition virtual in June, they didn’t know what to expect. Happily, the event attracted 18 submissions – including one from Vermont and two from Maryland -- and 132 votes for the contest’s People’s Choice Award.