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

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In Limerick: Contributions continue despite slowdown (WhatsThe422.com)
For every dollar spent in Limerick Township in 2010, about $0.05 will have come courtesy of a proposed Costco development next to the outlet mall.

Sewer rates to increase by 8 percent in Limerick (Spring-Ford Reporter)
Residents may be breathing sighs of relief that township officials don’t plan to raise their taxes, but they could end up catching their breaths when they see their first-quarter sewer bills in 2010.

Proposed Montgomery County budget unveiled (Norristown PA Times Herald)
Montgomery County Commissioners will unveil a preliminary budget for 2010 Wednesday that proposes a five percent cut in all county departments. But even with the recommended reductions, the county still faces an $11 million shortfall, according to Commissioners Chairman James R. Matthews.

Fine Arts Faculty, Alumni Exhibit Work at Annual Show (MC3.edu)
The Art Gallery in the Fine Arts Center at Montgomery County Community College in Blue Bell will host its Annual Art Faculty and Invited Art Alumni Show through Dec. 18, with a reception to meet the artists on Dec. 2 from 5-7 p.m. The show and reception are free of charge and are open to the public.

PennDOT Launches Operation Safe Holiday in Time for Thanksgiving Travel (GVF Transportation)
With millions of motorists planning to travel for Thanksgiving, PennDOT today kicked off its Operation Safe Holiday campaign.

PennDOT Introduces Branch of Service Veteran License Plates (GVF Transportation)
Honorably discharged veterans of the United States Armed Forces have a new way to proudly display their service as PennDOT today announced the availability of a new series of military license plates honoring veterans of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and Coast Guard.

Driver Licensing Motor Vehicle Services Available Online (GVF Transportation)
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation today announced that all driver license and photo centers, including its full-service center in Harrisburg, will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 26 and Friday, Nov. 27 for the Thanksgiving holiday.

A List of Things to be Thankful For (Poynter Institute)
It may feel as though we are being express-mailed to hell these days, but the truth is that there is some good news. In the United States, cancer and heart disease deaths are down. AIDS deaths have dropped, too.

Kravco Simon, PREIT joining Black Friday fray with early openings (Philadelphia Business Journal)
Area mall stores, like those in King of Prussia and Exton, will open their doors as early as 4 a.m. on Friday for the annual Black Friday shopping extravaganza.

Peco Energy raising gas bills in December (Philadelphia Business Journal)
Peco Energy Co. said Tuesday it will raise its gas commodity rate by 5 percent, effective Dec. 1, to $1.20 per hundred cubic feet for an average residential customer.

Health Officials: Swine Flu Has Peaked in Pa. (KYW-AM, Philadelphia PA)
As is the case in much of the rest of the country, swine flu activity now appears to be declining but there could be other ‘waves’.

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