20090610-24Hours100px-ZlomekThe Limerick Post scanned available news feeds during recent days and found these stories of local interest.

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Legal settlement paid at least $170K to three former Limerick officials (WhatsThe422.com)
Limerick Township paid former township manager Edward Fink and two ex-supervisors $170,000 to settle a six-year legal dispute over a severance package, according to legal documents.

Homes improved under grant program, plus ’stimulus’ (WhatsThe422.com)
Brand new roofs, handrails, cabinets and other improvements have benefited local low-income residents over the years, thanks to the state’s Community Development Block Grant program. In 2009, Limerick Township is expected to receive $240,000 in CDBG dollars, in addition to approximately $35,000 from the federal stimulus package.

Slave cemetery, church threats and land ownership disputes in Phoenixville (The Mercury, Pottstown PA)
What do a controversial senior housing project, a “station” on the Underground Railroad, “threats of ex-communication” and a land dispute between a church and an enigmatic religious brotherhood have in common?

Grace period for child support delinquents (The Times Herald, Norristown PA)
Parents who owe back child support will get an opportunity to pay their debt for the next two weeks without being charged.  However, if the Montgomery County Sheriff’s deputies have to find them, they’ll be ineligible for the amnesty.

Conditional use OK’d; traffic woes discussed (The Times Herald, Norristown PA)
A conditional use hearing on a modest retail store proposal before the Lower Providence Board of Supervisors on Thursday night became an occasion for the supervisors to voice concern about the traffic woes coming from Upper Providence.

Olympic softball star makes her pitch at Longstreth (Spring-Ford Reporter and Valley Item)
As one of the greatest starting pitchers in women’s softball, Jennie Finch rarely gets an opportunity in save situations.

Canal Association celebrates 27th Annual Canal Day (Spring-Ford Reporter and Valley Item)
The Schuylkill Canal Association will celebrate its 27th Annual Canal Day on June 28 from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m.