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Medical marijuana dispensary Keystone Shops CMO optimistic about future of cannabis treatments |Sep 19, 2017

ARDMORE >> Prescribing medical marijuana for pain relief rather than opioids may be a way to help fight the opioid addiction crisis.

Chester Springs native one of four students attacked with acid in France |Sep 19, 2017

Among the four Boston College students attacked with acid in France on Sunday is a Chester County native who is asking for prayers for their attacker.

PennDOT to begin $35M upgrade of Route 422 near Pottstown |Sep 19, 2017

HARRISBURG >> State officials announced that a major construction project on Route 422 in the Pottstown area is scheduled to begin on Monday, Sept. 25.

Corropolese Italian Bakery opens in Audubon in former Wawa |Sep 19, 2017

LOWER PROVIDENCE >> Out with one icon, in with another.

Classes canceled Tuesday as Methacton teacher strike enters second day |Sep 19, 2017

LOWER PROVIDENCE >> Methacton teachers took to the picket lines Monday after talks between the district’s negotiators and the teachers’ union, the Methacton Education Association, broke down Sunday evening.

ON STAGE: Norristown’s Centre Theater hosts 1880 Theatricals’ production of ‘‘night Mother’ |Sep 19, 2017

It won the Pulitzer Prize for Best Drama in 1983, but in the more than 30 years since it debuted, “‘night Mother” has not seen a ton of performances across the United States. That is because the subject of Marsha Norman’s powerful script is a very difficult one to process.

Constitution Day celebrated in West Chester |Sep 19, 2017

WEST CHESTER >> When was the Constitution signed?, asked Dr. Joseph O’Brien, executive director of the Chester County Intermediate Unit.

Thousands of students to take steps to support Walks Day |Sep 19, 2017

West Chester >> Throughout this week, thousands of school children across Chester County will be taking steps – literally – to support Chester County Walks Day, set for this coming Saturday.

Phoenixville first in Pa. to commit to 100% clean energy |Sep 15, 2017

PHOENIXVILLE >> Phoenixville is the latest U.S. community — and the first in Pennsylvania — to make a commitment to transition to 100 percent clean energy, according to the Sierra Club.

Police: Student brought unloaded shotgun onto Phoenixville High School property |Sep 14, 2017

PHOENIXVILLE >> Police have arrested an 18-year-old student after he allegedly brought an unloaded shotgun on school property.

UPDATE: Police charge 14-year-old in racial threats targeting West Chester East High School students |Sep 12, 2017

WEST CHESTER >> A 14-year-old student at West Chester East High School has been charged in connection with a series of racially tinged threats against fellow students posted on social media.

Hand and Stone Massage and Facial Spa open in Blue Bell |Sep 12, 2017

WHITPAIN >> Five years after introducing the area to the benefits of a regular massage, Jim and Denise Vizzini have just launched their second Hand and Stone Massage and Facial Spa.

Ceremonies held throughout Montgomery County in remembrance of 9/11 |Sep 12, 2017

NORRISTOWN >> Throughout Montgomery County commemorative services were held on Monday to honor the fallen and pay homage to the heros of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.

OJR teacher accused of having sex with student waives preliminary hearing |Sep 12, 2017

SOUTH COVENTRY >> A former Owen J. Roberts High School teacher has waived her preliminary hearing involving allegations she had a sexual relation with a student.

Several Chesco residents affected by wrath of Irma |Sep 12, 2017

Go figure; a hurricane can certainly alter your honeymoon plans.

TriCounty Area Chamber of Commerce shares info on new workforce development partnerships |Sep 12, 2017

LIMERICK >> The TriCounty Area Chamber of Commerce put the focus on workforce development when it kicked off its new program year.

Ex-Lower Providence cop arraigned for theft of police rifle, ammunition |Sep 11, 2017

NORRISTOWN >> A former Lower Providence Township police officer has been arraigned on theft-related charges for allegedly stealing a police rifle and ammunition from his onetime police cruiser.

Phoenixville police blotter for Sept. 8-11 |Sep 11, 2017

PHOENIXVILLE >> Police reported Monday that between Sept. 8 and Sept. 11, they received 79 calls for service. The following incidents occurred on Sept. 9 and were reported by Phoenixville Police on their Facebook page:

Collegeville hiker, 20, suffered pulmonary, cerebral edema in Colorado |Sep 11, 2017

High altitude pulmonary edema and high altitude cerebral edema caused the death of a young Collegeville woman who was hiking in Colorado last month, authorities said.

Royersford Community Day returns to Main Street |Sep 11, 2017

ROYERSFORD >> Royersford Community Day returned Saturday with a variety of activities for the entire family.

PHOTOS: Children celebrate butterfly release at Colonial Gardens in Phoenixville |Sep 11, 2017

PHOENIXVILLE >> Colonial Gardens held its annual celebration of pollinators Saturday with two releases of Monarch butterflies in the store’s Gardens at Colonial facility. In addition to the release, food, local vendors and crafters were on hand for the event, as well as guest speakers and seminars.

Ride for the River to accompany Sly Fox Can Jam Festival for second year |Sep 11, 2017

POTTSTOWN >> As the Sly Fox Can Jam Festival returns, it brings with it a Schuylkill River bike ride returning for its second year.

DA defends ‘Scotty’ decision |Sep 11, 2017

WEST CHESTER >> The case against Gary Lee Fellenbaum III for the torture and murder of 3-year-old Scott “Scotty” McMillan was built on four main pillars of evidence, a Chester County prosecutor said as the 28-year-old suspect pleaded guilty to first-degree murder and assault charges.

19 bridge projects in Montgomery County moving forward |Sep 11, 2017

Montgomery County will be moving forward on 19 bridge projects, after the county commissioners approved corresponding contracts and advertisements.

Two Norristown men held for trial in murder of teen |Sep 8, 2017

NORRISTOWN >> Two Norristown men were ordered by a district court judge to stand trial on murder-related charges in connection with the gunshot slaying of a 16-year-old boy in the borough.

DaVinci’s Pub holding golf outing to benefit area firefighters |Sep 8, 2017

COLLEGEVILLE >> The fire that threatened to destroy the 167-year-old home of DaVinci’s Pub in Collegeville was extinguished, but what impressed operations director David Finch most was the professionalism demonstrated by volunteer firefighters who responded to the near-catastrophe.

Pediatrics unit at PMMC closing, low admissions numbers cited |Sep 8, 2017

Pottstown >> Pottstown Memorial Medical Center is temporarily closing its inpatient pediatric unit at the hospital due to low admissions.

Man charged in fatal crash on Route 202 |Sep 8, 2017

WESTTOWN >> Jalmeel Conway was going to be late for work.

In memory of Bianca & Mykel: Mom of road-rage victim seeks to help others |Sep 8, 2017

WEST CHESTER >> Michelle Roberson is giving back to the community that gave her so much support.

Rescheduled: Adult mosquito spraying in selected areas of Upper Providence |Sep 8, 2017

Upper Providence >> The Montgomery County Health Department, after consulting with the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection and Upper Providence officials, will be rescheduling adulticiding (spraying) to control the adult mosquito population in selected areas.

Limerick Police arrest 3 women for retail theft at outlets |Sep 8, 2017

LIMERICK >> Limerick Police have arrested three women in relation to a shoplifting incident in August.

Pottstown man charged with DUI |Sep 7, 2017

NORTH COVENTRY >> Marlon Rodriguez-Maradiaga, 25, of Pottstown, was charged by North Coventry Police for DUI.

North Coventry Police charge man after alleged domestic dispute |Sep 7, 2017

NORTH COVENTRY >> North Coventry Police have arrested a man after he allegedly assaulted his fiancee.

Chandler Bats in Norristown humbly wants to be ‘the best’ |Sep 7, 2017

NORRISTOWN >> As rain washes the August morning into a relentless gray, the floor of the Norristown warehouse appears to be covered in a light coating of off-color snow.

DACA decision could devastate local economy, officials claim |Sep 7, 2017

KENNETT SQUARE >> Rosedo Billafuerte, a laboratory technician from Avondale who graduated with honors last year from Immaculata University, broke out in tears in front of his boss when he learned the news that he may soon be deported to Mexico.

Vanguard’s CEO wants companies to think long-term |Sep 7, 2017

TREDYFFRIN >> As he leaves his position as CEO of Vanguard, Bill McNabb is becoming involved in an organization that encourages American corporations to take a long-term approach to running their organizations.

Catholic high school teachers OK new one-year contract |Sep 6, 2017

PHILADELPHIA >> Teachers in the 17 Archdiocese of Philadelphia high schools ratified a new one-year contract Tuesday, ending months of negotiating and any potential strike following the expiration of their last pact on Aug.

Community pitches in to send RV to family in Houston |Sep 6, 2017

KENNETT TOWNSHIP >> A local family is raised more than $5,000 in one day to get their recreational vehicle up and running, and it’ll be making a journey to Houston, Texas this week to aid a family of three who lost their home during the recent floods there.

Driver of passenger vehicle killed in crash with school bus in Uwchlan |Sep 6, 2017

UWCHLAN >> A driver was killed Tuesday morning following a car accident initially reported as serious, according to police.

Cats and dogs displaced by Harvey arrive at Brandywine Valley SPCA |Sep 6, 2017

WEST GOSHEN >> It’s raining cats and dogs at the West Chester Campus of the Brandywine Valley SPCA.

Norristown couple hopes painted stones will soften hearts |Sep 6, 2017

NORRISTOWN >> Physicians tout a heart-healthy diet to protect the most important muscle.

Pottstown man admits to endangering 21-month-old child in Royersford |Sep 6, 2017

NORRISTOWN >> A Pottstown man whose 21-month-old child was found unattended, wrapped in electrical cords after apparently ingesting a prescription drug while the pair was at a Royersford residence potentially faces prison time for child neglect.

Grenade, explosive material found in Uwchlan home |Sep 5, 2017

UWCHLAN >> A grenade and explosive material were found inside a Uwchlan Township home on Thursday night, according sources.

Chesco adults urged to get vaccinations |Sep 5, 2017

WEST GOSHEN >> Get vaccinated: It’s easy, takes little time and most insurance companies pick up the tab.

Chesco first responders team up for Harvey relief effort |Sep 5, 2017

West Chester >> Heart‐wrenching images of the devastation in Texas have struck a nationwide chord of compassion while prompting a recurring question: What can people do from afar to help?

Phoenixville man faces drunken driving charge |Sep 5, 2017

NORTH COVENTRY >> Jonathan Marston, 28, of Phoenixville was charged with DUI by North Coventry Police Aug. 26.

Police: Woman forced into car in Audubon, sexually assaulted |Sep 4, 2017

LOWER PROVIDENCE >> A woman out for a walk in Audubon Sunday night was forced into a car, driven to a remote location and sexually assaulted, police reported.

A.G. rolls out roundtable to tackle campus problems, sex assaults during forum at WCU |Sep 1, 2017

WEST CHESTER >> It’s not just students and parents who have thoughts and concerns about heading back to college campuses. Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro is serious about preventing drug and alcohol abuse on campus, while at the same time addressing mental health issues and sexual assault.

Pottstown man faces jail for illegal drug activity |Sep 1, 2017

NORRISTOWN >> A Pottstown man faces some time behind bars after he admitted to illegal drug activity in the borough.

Accused Norristown killer apprehended in Philadelphia |Sep 1, 2017

NORRISTOWN >> A Norristown man wanted in connection with his alleged role as the triggerman during the gunshot slaying of a 16-year-old boy has been apprehended in Philadelphia.