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Schuylkill River Trail partners closer to goal of creating a continuous trail from Philadelphia to Schuylkill County

A group of nonprofits and county governments are collaborating on the construction of a continuous 120-mile trail along the Schuylkill River that will connect Philadelphia and Frackville in Schuylkill County. 

By Gabriela Martínez/WITF

Pottstown faces federal lawsuit over plans to vacate homeless encampment along Schuylkill River Trail

Pottstown has erected signs along College Drive, declaring the parcel a flood hazard and “private property of the borough.” The sign demands people vacate after Dec. 1.
By Kenny Cooper/WHYY

‘Moving the needle’: community restricts gun sales in eastern Pennsylvania township

Firearms businesses can no longer open in homes and near schools. Lower Merion’s ordinance limits gun sales to four commercial areas in the township.

By Emily Rizzo/WHYY

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A 24/7 shelter for single adults is coming to Pottstown. It may be the first of its kind in the county

A new 24/7 shelter for single adults is coming to Pottstown.

By Emily Rizzo/WHYY

Expert: ‘Some form of gas’ is likely culprit in deadly Pottstown home explosion

Richard Kuprewicz, president of the energy infrastructure firm Accufacts, has investigated pipeline explosions and often serves as an expert witness. He says the investigation has to run its course to determine exactly what happened.

By Susan Phillips/StateImpact Pennsylvania

What caused the deadly Pottstown home explosion?

The investigation into the deadly house explosion in Pottstown could take up to a year to complete.

By Emily Rizzo/WHYY and Susan Phillips/StateImpact Pennsylvania

Berks, Chester and Montgomery counties approve the creation of the Schuylkill River Passenger Rail Authority

Berks, Chester and Montgomery counites. with the help of Amtrak, hope to restore passenger train service connecting Reading, Phoenixville, Pottstown, and Philadelphia.

By Kenny Cooper/WHYY

Man accused of shooting into Democratic Party headquarters in Montgomery County enters pleas

Anthony Nero recently entered the pleas to federal charges of sending threatening communications and cyberstalking in connection.

By The Associated Press