The Limerick Post scanned available news feeds during the past 24 hours and found these stories of local interest.

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Spring-Ford School Board Meeting Set Tonight (SpringFordOnline.com)
The Spring-Ford School Board meets in the cafeteria of the senior high school, 350 S. Lewis Road, Royersford, at 7:30 p.m.

Spring-Ford nudges tax increase down in preliminary budget (WhatsThe422.com)
Times are tough. Spring-Ford Area School District knows this, and the district’s nudged its preliminary budget tax increase down from 10.85 percent to 6.43 to the 4.92 percent increase it approved in the preliminary budget last Tuesday night.

Mercury, Times-Herald parent files for bankruptcy (WhatsThe422.com)
Journal Register Company, the owner of the Pottstown Mercury and the Norristown Times-Herald, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection from its creditors, according to a company press release.

New coffee and brew in town (WhatsThe422.com)
Cafe Rofo replaced Amabile’s on Main Street in Royersford, officially opening this month. The menu includes breakfast, lunch, dinner, and of course, great black coffee. On Ridge Pike in Limerick, the Craft Ale House has moved in where the Limerick Deli used to be located.

422 bridges over Schuylkill to be replaced (The Mercury, Pottstown PA)
It could be as soon as next year that the Route 422 bridge at the intersection with Armand Hammer Boulevard gets replaced and expanded, PennDOT officials said last week.

Don’t miss an emergency with ReadyNotify (The Mercury, Pottstown PA)
The Montgomery County Health Department is encouraging residents to sign up for the ReadyNotifyPA emergency notification system.

Rt. 422 tolls proposed to pay for trains (The Mercury, Pottstown PA)
With monumental congestion a daily reality on Route 422, Montgomery County planners have worked diligently to keep alive a plan for passenger rail service between Reading and Philadelphia. Their two-year study suggests paying for a future train line with a combination of government funding and toll revenues collected from Route 422 motorists.

Parent Company of Philadelphia’s 2 Daily Newspapers Files for Bankruptcy (KYW-AM Newsradio, Philadelphia PA)
Philadelphia’s two major newspapers and its web site have announced that their parent company has filed for bankruptcy. But the papers and web site are continuing operations.

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