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WEST CHESTER Chester County's website has been honored by the County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania, which cited the website's design, up-to-date content, and user-friendly navigation.
The case against former Montgomery County Republican Chairman Robert J. Kerns narrowed dramatically Wednesday as a judge dismissed rape and sexual-assault charges against him but let stand other counts stemming from his alleged attack last fall on a female employee of his law firm.
When a controversial Montgomery County mulch operation agreed last month to move out of Douglass Township, many residents breathed a sigh of relief.
The press secretary for a central Pennsylvania congressman was arrested this morning after attempting to take a handgun into a congressional office building.
The struggling Chester Upland School District adopted a $118 million budget Monday that raises taxes by 3.4 percent, but a $12.3 million shortfall lingers, according to state-appointed receiver Joe Watkins.
In the rural reaches of Chester County, a group of Democrats discontented with the direction of the county party has proposed a bold move: secession.
DELAWARE COUNTY Voting wards to be changed RADNOR Radnor Township is working on redistricting its voting wards. Redistricting is required every 10 years under the township's charter, said Elaine Schaefer, the Board of Commissioners president. But voting wards had not changed in at least 14 years.
DOYLESTOWN Bucks County's commissioners have indefinitely suspended without pay the county's human resources director, Meredith Dolan, following revelations last week that "sloppiness and mistakes and failures" in the office led to the loss of $450,000 in taxpayer money.
State Sen. Bob Mensch (R., Montgomery) is no longer running for reelection unopposed. Jack Hansen, a Democratic borough councilman from Lansdale, got his name added to the ballot through a last-minute write-in campaign.
Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Vetri Ferman was a political superstar when she ran for reelection in 2011, with such a sterling image and strong popularity that Democrats did not put up a challenger.
WEST CHESTER Chester County's website has been honored by the County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania, which cited the website's design, up-to-date content, and user-friendly navigation.
Big changes coming to post-industrial Rock Hill Road.
Like a sentry who doesn't know how to dress for the job, Rock Hill Road looks too post-industrial-disheveled to be one of the main gateways to Lower Merion Township.
WASHINGTON – Philadelphia-area Republicans voted Wednesday to support a measure authorizing House Speaker John Boehner to sue President Obama for...
The press secretary for a central Pennsylvania congressman was arrested this morning after attempting to take a handgun into a congressional office building.
The struggling Chester Upland School District adopted a $118 million budget Monday that raises taxes by 3.4 percent, but a $12.3 million shortfall lingers, according to state-appointed receiver Joe Watkins.
Cremation rates are going up, but communities resist new facilities.
Once looking to shed its real estate holdings, Montgomery County is now considering spending tens of millions of dollars to overhaul or expand its headquarters and surrounding offices in Norristown.
Montgomery County will have to pay 18 percent more for legal-liability insurance as a result of a $1.65 million lawsuit settlement by the District Attorney's Office.
The case against former Montgomery County Republican Chairman Robert J. Kerns narrowed dramatically Wednesday as a judge dismissed rape and sexual-assault charges against him but let stand other counts stemming from his alleged attack last fall on a female employee of his law firm.
When a controversial Montgomery County mulch operation agreed last month to move out of Douglass Township, many residents breathed a sigh of relief.