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Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Hanging on a wire

An unseasonably early snowstorm in October knocked out power to thousands on the East Coast, including in the Pottstown area, for a week or more and showed just how tenuous the power grid system is.

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Balancing Act

While school districts are benefiting from charging pay-to-play fees, it ends up burdening parents during a bad economic time.
Related Story: Pay-to-play fees add new burden to family budgets


Taking the wheels off revitalization

Pottstown borough recently voted to remove the downtown business district from the oversight of the Historic Architecture Review Board, despite downtown businesses speaking out in favor of it.
Related Story: Council votes to eliminate architecture review board


Leaking in the same boat

The aging infrastructure in Pottstown area towns turns out to be not just a burden to the municipality that must fix it, but also to surrounding areas. In September, after an earthquake, a hurricane and a tropical storm, Reading had to struggle with a leaking sewer main that affected every town downstream along the Schuylkill River, highlighting this symbiotic dependence on infrastructure improvement.