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Past articles by Rachel:

Girls Lead spotlights importance of literacy in Montgomery County

The Erdenheim Elementary School library was bustling with excitement one Thursday afternoon in early March as nearly 40 kids got together to read. → Read More

Chester Valley Trail extension spotlights connection to Norristown’s Schuylkill River Trail

Trailgoers will soon begin using a new, nearly four-mile-long portion of the Chester Valley Trail after officials unveiled its opening on Monday. → Read More

Whole-Homes Repair Program to target seniors, older homes in Montgomery County

Assisting senior homeowners and older residences in Montgomery County are slated focus areas for the $6.16 million available in funds from the Whole-Homes Repair Program. → Read More

Emergency culvert repair closes Geryville Pike

Need for an emergency culvert repair shut down a stretch of Gerryville Pike on Friday afternoon, according to Montgomery County officials. → Read More

U.S. Rep. Madeleine Dean reintroduces Homelessness and Behavioral Health Care Coordination Act

As the issue of homelessness remains present in Montgomery County, lawmakers are searching for more funding opportunities sorely needed to assist those most vulnerable. → Read More

Elmwood Park Zoo gets preliminary, final land development approval

The long awaited revamp of the Elmwood Park Zoo took another step toward becoming a reality after preliminary final land development approval was granted on Tuesday. → Read More

Montgomery County prothonotary throws hat into commissioners race

Montgomery County Prothonotary Noah Marlier announced his intentions to seek higher office, vying for a seat on the county’s Board of Commissioners. → Read More

Norristown attorney seeks district judgeship

Antonio Maturano announced his intentions to run for higher office in the Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas. → Read More

Lawrence, Gale authorize Montgomery County contract package totaling $1.75M

More than $1.75 million was authorized Thursday in a series of contracts brought before Montgomery County Commissioners. → Read More

Election 2023: Montgomery County Republican Committee endorses DiBello, Ferry as county commissioner candidates

Representatives of the Montgomery County Republican Committee kicked off the 2023 election season on Wednesday evening. → Read More

‘Potential to be transformative’: Montgomery County poses suggestions to use $7M for Norristown

Around 40 people assembled Tuesday evening in a meeting room inside the Montgomery County Intermediate Unit to answer a question: what does Norristown need? → Read More

‘We stand united’: Philadelphia area participants take buses bound for Ukraine rally in D.C.

A line formed in the parking lot of Manor College on a cold Saturday morning as more than 100 people prepared to board white charter buses bound for Washington, D.C. → Read More

Student survey nets responses of concern at Norristown Area High School

Norristown Area High School students are expressing frustrations over some of the things going on at their school. → Read More

Ukrainian American Manor College alumnae reflect on war's one-year mark

As the war in Ukraine rages on, the events of the last year have weighed on Marta and Penkalskyj. → Read More

Montgomery County’s Black History Month programming concludes with in-person event

Montgomery County's Black History Month organizing committee wrapped up its programming activities with an in-person event held earlier this week at the Human Services Center in downtown Norristown. → Read More

1-year anniversary of war in Ukraine marked by Montgomery County dignitaries: ‘We’re still standing our ground’

Approaching the first anniversary of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, dignitaries across Montgomery County gathered Thursday to mark that moment. → Read More

Kennedy-Kenrick residential development to take phased approach

A large scale residential project will now take a phased approach to development after receiving an endorsement from the Norristown Municipal Council on Tuesday. → Read More

East Norriton Township supervisors fill board vacancy in special meeting

The East Norriton Township Board of Supervisors was made whole once again after Laura Rivera was sworn in during a special public meeting, Tuesday. → Read More

Heart health: Montgomery County spotlights resources amid American Heart Month

Recognizing February as American Health Month, Montgomery County officials sought to inform area residents of ways to stay heart healthy. → Read More

Could it happen here? A look at Montgomery County rail safety in light of Ohio train toxic spill

Tanker cars can be seen around town, next to park in Lansdale, basketball courts and football field. “I’m not overly concerned because I know that we have a robust response system in place to deal with it,” said Norristown Fire Chief and Emergency Management Coordinator Tom O’Donnell. → Read More