MCCC, Kutztown Reverse Transfer Called ‘A First’

Two may be better than one: an agreement allows a bachelor's degree student at Kutztown University to reverse credits and also earn an associate's degree at MCCC.

Mercury Management Firm Sells Surplus Real Estate

The company that manages The Pottstown Mercury is selling real estate across the country. Most are newspaper offices or plants; none involve The Mercury directly.

You’ll Finish Faster, Avoid Fats, Using Lean Meat

On today's Food Page: Lemon Herb Sardine Salad (video), Grilled Steak Fajitas, Spicy Korean Pork Skewers, Fruit Salsa Yogurt Parfait, Protein-Packed Berry Burst Smoothie, and a BLT Pizza.

422 Armand Hammer East-Only Ramps Close Sept. 3

Expect the closure to last three months, Lower Pottsgrove Township said Tuesday. Westbound ramps remain open. Blame 422 reconstruction work.

What’s Available This Week In Local Real Estate

Here are properties available on the area's real estate market that could be seen Aug. 13-20 (2014) via YouTube.

New Credit Union, Phone Store Opening In Pottstown

A new Verizon retailer is read to do business in Pottstown Center on Shoemaker Road, and a Citadel Credit Union branch is coming to Route 100 and Upland Square Drive.

Pesky Harrisburg Squirrels Have Four Fewer Trees

Saying he had to solve a squirrel problem at the governor's mansion in Harrisburg PA Gov. Tom Corbett, during a Sunday visit to Pottstown, had a special gift for its Schuylkill River center.

Pottstown Teacher Writes ‘What Was That Sound?’

Pottstown High teacher Marilyn Bainbridge has a written a new book for children and their parents about the fear of noises heard during the night.

College Names Alicea As New Academic Dean

Dr. José Alicea has been named as dean of academic and student affairs at the Pottstown campus of Montgomery County Community College.

Annual BMX Bike Races Start Friday At Trilogy

The Trilogy Park BMX track in Porttstown's Memorial Park will again play host Friday through Sunday to the Quaker State Nationals racing event. Go watch the thrills.

Pottstown, Spring-Ford Represented At Jobs Hearing

A local hearing on Pennsylvania jobs and its economy was held in Limerick at the request of Rep. Mark Painter. Pottstown and Spring-Ford speakers offered testimony.

Commissioners Decline Family Dollar Sanatoga Plan

Before discussions go further, Lower Pottsgrove commissioners said they've written to Family Dollar store's developer and declined to support its proposal to build in Sanatoga village.

Police Arrest Pottstown Man For Alleged Assault

After Lower Pottsgrove police began investigating a "suspicious vehicle" Thursday on Potter Drive, they said its occupant resisted being detained and allegedly assaulted an officer before fleeing.

Away From Big City’s Bustle, Serenity Beckons

New York City can engulf you, if you let it. These residents and visitors were determined not to.

Classic Summer Meal A Fund-Raiser For Gallery

A beef-and-beef fund-raiser that helps support the fall educational show at ArtFusion 19464 in downtown Pottstown is scheduled for Aug. 9. Tickets are available now.

Pittsburgh Pocket Green Restored, Reopened To Public

The Occupy Pittsburgh protest of 2011-2012 closed one of that Pennsylvania city's smallest but most often used downtown parks. It's been reopened at a cost of almost a half-million dollars.

State Politicians Duke It Out Over Education Funding

Education funding is the prime subject as state politicians have done everything this week but call each other names in the battle for the governor's election.

Turn Here, Slow There. Traffic Flow Controls Coming

A project that lets PennDOT and local municipalities control traffic flow across 66 intersections, including a majority in Pottstown and 8 in Lower Pottsgrove, is moving ahead.