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Recent articles by Rachel:

Candidates apply to fill Montgomery County Commissioners vacancy

Twenty-two people are vying for a seat left vacant by former Montgomery County Commissioners’ Chairwoman Val Arkoosh. → Read More

Autism Town Hall to offer resources, discussion in Norristown

More than 100 people have already registered for an Autism Town Hall taking place this Saturday at the Norristown Recreation Center in Norristown. → Read More

Norristown school board addresses ‘educational instability’ in updated policy

A Norristown Area School District policy pertaining to students in foster care or experiencing homelessness was updated Monday to feature “educational instability.” → Read More

Manor College receives 'life changing' $1.27M federal grant; officials emphasize ties to Ukraine

JENKINTOWN — Manor College received $1.27 million in federal funding on Monday to provide financial assistance to students in need. The monies allocated through community project funding in the fis… → Read More

Developers explore potential for Norristown State Hospital’s ‘blank canvas’

The story of the Norristown State Hospital land conveyance is on the verge starting a new chapter as the request for proposals process gets underway. → Read More

Montgomery County officials honor memory of Sheriff’s Office K-9 Bikkel

It was standing room only for the start of Thursday morning’s Montgomery County Board of Commissioners meeting as deputies gathered to mourn the loss of K-9 Bikkel. → Read More

Lawrence, Gale agree to $1M general contract package for Montgomery County depts.

Acting as a two-man show Montgomery County Commissioners’ Vice Chairman Ken Lawrence Jr. and Commissioner Joe Gale agreed to a contract package presented on Thursday. → Read More

Montgomery County Commissioner Ken Lawrence Jr. won’t seek re-election

The state of the Montgomery County Board of Commissioners is changing — just days after Val Arkoosh’s resignation took effect. → Read More

Profile in homelessness: Couple deals with cancer, addiction — and then bus breaks down in Pottstown

A yellow school bus with deep blue painted geometric edging sat parked in the parking lot of a Walmart one October day in Pottstown. → Read More

Norristown maintains municipal emergency plan

A plan encompassing emergency-related standard operating procedures was unanimously renewed by Norristown Council members on Tuesday. → Read More

Montgomery County applauds Shapiro as he’s sworn in as Pennsylvania governor

Pennsylvanians came out in droves to watch one of their own, Josh Shapiro, take the oath of office as governor. → Read More

‘Thin Blue Line’ American flag ordinance draws conflict, debate in Springfield Township

A black and white American flag featuring a thin blue line has sparked debate, discussion and conflict for more than a year in Springfield Township. → Read More

Hakim Jones to seek judgeship in Norristown district court

Former Norristown Councilman Hakim Jones has intentions to seek higher office, with hopes of having his name on the ballot in the upcoming November election for district judge in Norristown. → Read More

‘His character is impeccable’ — Colleagues share Montgomery County native Josh Shapiro’s journey

Josh Shapiro will assume the role of governor of Pennsylvania in a matter of days. → Read More

Montgomery County president judge to oversee appointment process to fill Arkoosh’s seat

Val Arkoosh’s recent appointment to serve as human services secretary in Gov.-elect Josh Shapiro’s cabinet will leave a seat vacant on the Montgomery County Board of Commissioners. → Read More

Montgomery County Commissioners appoint new member to prison inspectors board

An appointment to the Montgomery County Prison Board of Inspectors drew some discussion during Thursday’s Montgomery County Commissioners meeting. → Read More

Norristown council approves police consultation contract, promotes officers

The Norristown Police Department will undergo a review of its police services after council members authorized a $72,000 consulting contract on Tuesday. → Read More

Cerrato sworn in as representative in 151st House District

Melissa Cerrato was sworn in Tuesday as state representative of the 151st legislative district. → Read More

Hakim Jones resigns from Norristown council seat

Norristown Councilman Hakim Jones resigned from his post on Tuesday. → Read More

‘Greatest joy of the job’: Stephens reflects on helping community, constituents in 151st House District

Todd Stephens reflected on his tenure in state politics over a glass of cranberry juice on a cold December morning inside Lancers Diner. → Read More