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Evan Brandt


Pottstown, PA, United States

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10 seek 4 seats on Owen J. Roberts School Board

There are four open at-large seats on the ballot for Owen J. Roberts School Board, only one incumbent, a former board member, a total of eight candidates on the ballot and at least two candidates running an active write-in campaign. → Read More

5 seek 3 seats on Upper Pottsgrove Board

A total of five candidates are seeking three open seats with four-year terms on the five-member board of commissioners. → Read More

Green and Weand battle for Pottstown’s Fifth Ward council seat – The Mercury

POTTSTOWN — The only contested race for Pottstown Borough Council is in the Fifth Ward. The Fifth Ward is in Pottstown’s North End, bounded by Mervine Street in the north, North Charlotte Street in… → Read More

Pottstown gets $6M to remove lead water lines

POTTSTOWN — More than $6 million in state funding has been awarded to Pottstown to fund a project to replace lead water lines in older homes and reduce exposure to lead. The announcement was made b… → Read More

7 seek 4 seats on Spring-Ford School Board

Spring-Ford is a large school district spread over two counties whose board seats are divided into regions. Each region holds three seats and terms are staggered so the entire board is never up for… → Read More

8 seek 4 open seats on the Perkiomen Valley School Board

There are four at-large seats open on the Perkiomen Valley School Board and eight candidates seeking them. None of them are incumbents. The four candidates who will appear on the Democratic ballot … → Read More

Phoenixville School Board member Laura Reed resigns

During Tuesday night's meeting, the school board accepted the resignation of Laura Reed. She provided no reason for her resignation. → Read More

2 Pottsgrove schools locked down due to threat to student

LOWER POTTSGROVE — Pottsgrove High School and neighboring Ringing Rocks Elementary School were both put on lockdown for much of the school day on Monday. The lockdown was the result of a threat mad… → Read More

Rupert Elemetary School principal's national recognition delayed but not forgotten

In May of 2020, Moyer was named Pennsylvania's Principal of the Year by the Pennsylvania Principal's Association. In a normal year, he would have then attended the national conference of the National Association of Elementary Principals at which, in the past, one has been chosen from each state's nominee. → Read More

Boyertown School District considers dropping class rank system

The first class to be affected by this change would be the current Freshman class, which graduates in 2025. → Read More

Halloween fun is back in downtown Pottstown

After a year's absence due to the pandemic, Halloween events are returning to downtown this year. → Read More

Bus shortage in Boyertown Area School District causing traffic back-ups

Barry Leatherman, chief of the Eastern Berks Police Department, told the school board that while inconsistent, there have been back-ups onto roadways related to pick-ups at the four buildings in his jurisdiction — Boyertown Area Senior High, Middle School West, Colebrookdale Elementary and Boyertown Elementary. → Read More

Boyertown School Board balks at $250K ask for intersection improvement

Boyertown School Board members were wary to commit Tuesday to a request from Colebrookdale Township officials to help to pay for an intersection improvement designed to improve traffic flow from Boyertown High School. → Read More

Police: Teen shot at Beech and Evans Wednesday afternoon

Police are investigating a shooting involving two groups of teenage boys that occurred Wednesday afternoon at the corner of Beech and North Evans street. → Read More

Pottstown budget draft shows 7% tax hike

But dropping property assessments are part of the problem, according to Pottstown Finance Director Marley Boone. She told council the total assessed value of all borough properties combined has dropped from $860 million in 2006 to about $760 million today. → Read More

WORK IN PROGRESS: Industry’s polluted legacy in Pottstown

Pottstown would not be what it is had it not been for names like Bethlehem Steel, Firestone, Doehler-Jarvis and Dana which provided the jobs, salaries and tax base to support a healthy mid-century economy. But we're in a new century now and what was left behind from those same industries can make it harder to re-build this borough. → Read More

14 contests mark municipal election in western Montgomery County

Voters in 14 western Montgomery County boroughs and townships will have some choices to make when they get into the voting booth on Nov. 2. Five borough council contests and eight contests for town… → Read More

Two contests in northern Chester County school board races

Both of the Chester County school districts in The Mercury’s coverage area have contested elections. Owen J. Roberts School Board There are four open at-large seats on the ballot, only one in… → Read More

Six school board contests on ballot in western Montgomery County

There are 19 contested races in the Montgomery County school districts, boroughs and townships covered by The Mercury in the Nov. 2. Six of those are for open seats on school boards. Pottsgrove is … → Read More

Local candidates urged to fill out election questionnaire

Election Day is less than one month away. In The Mercury’s coverage area, there are a total of 29 contested races for policy-making positions like school board director, borough council membe… → Read More