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TELFORD – The first fabric face masks Cathy Detweiler and granddaughters Baylen Detweiler and Meghan Jurin made to help in the fight against the spread of the coronavirus are four ply.

Sixth grade at Presentation BVM School in Cheltenham recently learned about earth’s processes (weathering, erosion, and deposition) in a hands-on learninng environment. Students were tasked with building a structure, taking it apart (weathering), moving it to somewhere else (erosion), and cr…

HORSHAM -- Elementary schools in Hatboro-Horsham School District held many festivities in honor of Read Across America, a nationwide reading celebration that takes place annually during the week of Dr. Seuss’s birthday on March 2.

For the past few months, Pennypack Elementary School’s fifth grade students designed, collaborated and set in motion a food drive for The Lehman Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry. Students collected 6,061 items that they loaded onto a trailer and delivered to the pantry at Lehman’s Memorial Chur…

UPPER MORELAND -- The Upper Moreland Free Public Library has once again joined with AARP to offer a Driver Safety Program, an AARP-developed classroom course to help drivers 50 years of age or older improve their skills and prevent traffic accidents.

ELKINS PARK -- Bryan T. Havir recently announced his planned retirement as township manager of Cheltenham Township. "I have been in communication with the Board of Commissioners and informed them of my intent to retire as township manager and board secretary of Cheltenham Township after eigh…

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Joyce Koh, owner of Joyce Koh, LLC law firm in Bala Cynwyd, Pa., and Carolyn Forcina, vice president for Government Relations and Education at Pandion Optimization Alliance, have been named to the Salus University Board of Trustees, effective at the start of the year.

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JENKINTOWN -- An executive session after the Feb. 26 public meeting saw borough council pass a four-year contract with the police department. The agreement includes a four percent salary increase over the first two years, and a four and a quarter percent salary increase over the latter two years.

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NORTH COVENTRY — After nearly 30 years with the township police department, Chief Robert Schurr had every expectation that he would end his police career here.

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The Cheltenham Township Police Department, along with 11 other Montgomery County Police Departments will be conducting a written examination of Police Officer on Saturday, April 25, 2020 at the Montgomery County Community College. Registration begins at 8:00 AM.

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CHELTENHAM -- During a February 19 meeting in Curtis Hall, the Cheltenham Township Board of Commissioners unanimously approved the adoption of an ordinance amending the Subdivision and Land Development Ordinance (SALDO), a chapter of the township’s municipal code which determines the physica…

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ABINGTON — A dog attacking a deer was shot Feb. 22 after bystanders failed in attempts to separate the dog from the deer, according to Abington police.

HORSHAM -- Keith Valley Middle School’s gymnasium was filled with energy on Friday, February 21, during the 14-hour floor hockey tournament known as the Keith Valley Challenge. Hundreds of eighth grade students pledged to compete in the largest Make-A-Wish Foundation student fundraiser in th…

HORSHAM -- The Phillie Phanatic held a special assembly for seventh grade students at Keith Valley Middle School due to their success in the "Phanatic About Reading" program. The program inspires students to read every day to improve their literacy skills while promoting a friendly competiti…

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I was seven years old when I had my first work published. It was a poem and it appeared in a long-gone newspaper called The Easton Road Guide. The bug bit me at that young age, for sure, and I decided that I wanted to be a journalist. Actually I was torn between that and being an educator --…

Cheltenham Police Department took police dogs for a demonstration at Community Bible Study at Berachah church to show the students what police dogs can do. The demonstration showed how dogs become the officers' eyes as a study in how a blind person can "see." The police department brought tw…

ABINGTON — A young Abington woman and a juvenile male were arrested Feb. 6 after the two struck two police officers who responded to a call of a large disturbance near the Burger King, Abington police reported.

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LANSDALE — A 57-year-old Harleysville woman and her 13-year-old daughter were killed in a Jan. 29 traffic accident on Interstate 95 in Virginia while traveling to Parris Island, S.C., for the U.S. Marines boot camp graduation of another of the woman's daughters, various news sources said.

ABINGTON — An 18-year-old Philadelphia man was arrested Feb. 6 and charged with the indecent assault of a child whose family knew him, according to Abington Township police.

CHELTENHAM -- Students in grades 5 to 8 at Presentation BVM School have been competing to represent the school in the archdiocesan Religion Bee to be held next month.