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

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Spring-Ford residents could face 6.98 percent tax hike (Spring-Ford PA Reporter)
The Spring-Ford Area School District became the latest area district this week to get a vision of what next year’s budget may look like — and the picture wasn’t pretty.

Upper Providence approves conditional use for Ridgewood Community (Spring-Ford PA Reporter)
The Upper Providence Township Board of Supervisors approved a conditional use application for 348 age-targeted units proposed for a lot at 304 Linfield-Trappe Road. The board accepted as a condition the voluntary contribution of $696,000 from the developer to its park and recreation fund.

Area Nuke Operator Dismisses Group’s Cancer Study (KYW-AM, Philadelphia PA)
A group calling itself “Radiation and Public Health” says that eastern Pennsylvania is home to six of the 18 US counties with the highest rates of thyroid cancer.  And it thinks nuclear power plants are the reason.

New Wawa opens in Phoenixville (The Phoenix, Phoenixville PA)
Wawa, Inc. announced the celebration of their newest addition – a brand new store with gasoline in Phoenixville, PA located at 120 & 130 Schuykill Road, Phoenixville.

724 Task Force looks at region’s economic concerns (The Phoenix, Phoenixville PA)
Greater Valley Forge Transportation Management Association (GVF) with the assiatnce of PennDOT and the Chester County Economic Development Committee have begun a 724 Task Force to look at the needs along route 724 between Coventry and Phoenixville.

Preschool Hosts Family Fun Fair On Feb. 6 (Around Phoenixville, Phoenixville PA)
Stepping Stone Education Center, 400 Franklin Ave. Suite 250, Phoenixville, invites the community to a Family Fun Fair on Saturday, February 6th, 2010, from 10AM to 2PM.

How To Pick A Tax Preparer (WFMZ-TV, Allentown PA)
It’s time to start talking taxes. And it’s time to start thinking about who’s going to do the dirty work.

Another Toyota Recall (KYW-AM, Philadelphia PA)
For the second time in a year, Toyota has issued a recall for 2.3 million vehicles over sticky accelerator pedals. Most of the major models — including Camry, Corolla, Rav4 and Tundra — were affected.

Rendell Says Pa. Working Hard to Reduce Its Energy Needs (KYW-AM, Philadelphia PA)
Pennsylvania governor Ed Rendell used a newly opened solar farm just outside West Chester on Friday as a backdrop to promote the Commonwealth’s clean energy plan.

Small Biz Owners Using Wifi Hot Spots as Mobile Offices (KYW-AM, Philadelphia PA)
Who needs an office when there is free wi-fi. Area small business owners are utilizing the perks of coffee shops to conduct business.

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