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

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Limerick roundup (WhatsThe422.com)
Thursday’s Board of Supervisors meeting lasted more than two hours and saw plenty of noteworthy announcements, including Elaine DeWan chairing her last meeting and Township Manager Dan Kerr receiving a five-year contract extension.

Pastor, solicitor silent on night of church approval (WhatsThe422.com)
A new church on Game Farm Road received unanimous preliminary plan approval from the Limerick Board of Supervisors on Thursday night, but several people with first-hand knowledge of the process declined to speak about a possible federal inquiry into the deal.

Royersford votes to implement new disabled parking ordinance (Spring-Ford Reporter)
The moratorium placed on handicapped parking spaces in the Borough of Royersford ended with a Dec. 8 vote implementing a new disabled parking ordinance. Council unanimously voted on the ordinance, but members disagreed about whether or not to exclude renters from applying for disabled parking spaces.

Former Willow Financial CEO Coughey extended at Harleysville National (Philadelphia Business Journal)
Harleysville National Corp. said Wednesday that it has extended the employment contract of former Willow Financial Corp. CEO Donna Coughey for another six months.

No Anchor Store Means Trouble for Mom-Pop Shops (KYW-AM, Philadelphia PA)
Mom-and-pop business owners at a Collegeville PA shopping center say a supermarket’s refusal to give up its lease after shutting its doors earlier this year is hitting them hard financially.

Models, Beer Take Sting out of Men’s Shopping Night (KYW-AM, Philadelphia PA)
Thursday was men’s shopping night at the King of Prussia mall. The annual event is an effort to address men’s purported fear of shopping.

Cops: Stabber interrupted conjugal visit (The Inquirer, Philadelphia PA)
Louis Viera completed his sentence at Graterford Prison nine days ago and decided to surprise his 21-year-old girlfriend at her Upper Darby apartment yesterday morning, police said. Instead, he was the one surprised.

Democrats roll out endorsements in bid for Gerlach’s seat (The Inquirer, Philadelphia PA)
It looks increasingly as if Democrats have a dogfight on their hands in Montgomery County’s Sixth Congressional District. Rep. Chris Carney (D., Pa.) announced yesterday that he was endorsing Manan Trivedi, a Reading doctor and veteran of the current Iraq war, in the primary. Carney is the first member of the state’s congressional delegation to back Trivedi.

Castor floats proposals to trim budget (Lansdale PA Reporter)
Despite the sobering budget crunch in Montgomery County government, commissioner Bruce L. Castor believes employees could still be spared from paying toward their health benefits if officials make other cuts to next year’s proposed $403.9 million budget.

PASD board selects new president (West Chester PA Daily Local News)
Paul Slaninka was named the new school board president as four new board members were sworn in during the Phoenixville Area School Board’s reorganization meeting Monday night at the school’s auditorium.

Resolution paves way for work at Biltmore Estates (Norristown PA Times Herald)
Township supervisors passed a resolution Wednesday authorizing a reduction in the bond held against the Biltmore Estates, a TH Properties development, so that the bond company can start public improvements such as installing lights and signage.

Ethics rules decision appealed (Norristown PA Times Herald)
An appeal of Montgomery County’s ethics ordinance was filed this week in the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania, according to Solicitor Barry Miller.

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