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

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Democrats find Gerlach’s turf slippery (Philadelphia PA Inquirer)
Last summer, Democrats thought the seat held by U.S. Rep. Jim Gerlach was theirs for the taking. In a district leaning ever more to the left, that confidence swelled when Gerlach said he would not seek reelection. The lone Democratic candidate had already begun campaigning and would pour more than $900,000 of his own money into the bid for the party’s nomination by the end of 2009.

GOP’s Welch quits race in 6th District, backs Gerlach (Philadelphia PA Inquirer)
Steve Welch, a wealthy Republican biotechnology entrepreneur, abandoned his bid for the U.S. House yesterday in a surprise announcement at the Chester County GOP’s nominating convention in Kennett Square.

Collegeville Man Charged with Lewdness and Exposure (KYW-AM, Philadelphia)
A Collegeville man is under arrest, charged with exposing himself several times, on the Perkiomen Trail in Montgomery County.

Camphill Village Hosts Benefit Concert Featuring The Casa De Venezuela Music Ensemble (Around Phoenixville)
Two Pennsylvania registered non-profit organizations, Veniños – Venezuelan Children In Need – and Camphill Village Kimberton Hills, are working together on a spring fundraiser to benefit the missions of both organizations.

Prison expansion to start in May (Lansdale PA Reporter)
The Montgomery County commissioners have approved a resolution to begin accepting bids for construction work to ease overcrowding at the county prison.

At Valley Forge: To arms! (West Chester PA Daily Local News)
Guns have played a part in Valley Forge National Historic Park since the winter of 1778, when it was an encampment rather than a recreation area. Images of Washington’s ragtag troops drilling with their flintlock muskets on their shoulders are part of the popular perception of the park’s history.

THP ready to restart work (Lansdale PA Reporter)
TH Properties filed a motion Tuesday that would allow the company to continue building at Biltmore Estates and Northgate phases 2 and 3; both communities are financed by Bank of America.

Despite Snow Storms, PennDOT Still Within Budget Plans (KYW-AM, Philadelphia)
Pennsylvania transportation officials say so far, their winter budget has survived what mother nature has dished out.

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