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March 20, 1991 | By John Roach, Special to The Inquirer
In front of a crowd of 3,400, Pottstown guard Aaron Beasley made the first of two foul shots with four seconds left last night to give the Trojans a 72-71 victory over York in the Class AAA state semifinal game at Reading High. Pottstown, which snapped York's 57-game consecutive winning streak, advances to play Perry (a 75-68 winner over Blackhawk last night) in the state championship game Friday. The Trojans (29-2) scored the game's final three points after York took its only lead of the game - at 71-69 with 1 minute, 25 seconds remaining.
SPORTS
January 14, 1991 | By Brian Miller, Special to The Inquirer
Great Valley finished the first half of its Pioneer Athletic Conference schedule in fine style Saturday night with an 85-43 dismantling of visiting Pottsgrove. Now, Patriots coach Paul Girone hopes his team can continue its strong play in Tuesday night's visit by league powerhouse Pottstown. "It's a good time for us to play Pottstown," Girone said. "I think we're playing our best basketball right now. There's no excuses. But Pottstown is a great team. " The Patriots (11-1 overall, 8-1 league)
NEWS
December 23, 1991 | By Joe Ferry, Special to The Inquirer
John Leslie would have preferred doing this year's Christmas shopping in downtown Pottstown - strolling down High Street, looking in windows, browsing through the specialty shops. But the 68-year-old retired businessman-turned-impressionist painter and designer doesn't like the cold weather much. So, instead, he drove to the nearby Coventry Mall and shopped in the heated comfort of the sprawling complex. The experience left him wanting. "Malls are nothing but glass fronts and neon signs," said Leslie, of Sanatoga, Montgomery County.
SPORTS
March 30, 2001 | By Ira Josephs INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
Amy Koons works the field harder than a farmer at harvest, and she's just as neighborly. It has always been that way for the Pottstown senior, who squeezes every last ounce of ability from her 5-foot-1 body and wrings every minute from every day. Whether she's playing lacrosse or field hockey, hitting the books or the weights, or enjoying her friends and family, it's likely Koons is smiling. Why shouldn't she? A midfielder and captain for the defending Pioneer Athletic Conference champion girls' lacrosse team, Koons is also ranked in the top 1 percent of her senior class and has an 80 percent scholarship lined up at LaSalle University.
NEWS
January 29, 2008 | By Nancy Petersen INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The afternoon sun streaming into a showroom window at Lastick's Furniture store in downtown Pottstown spotlighted a black leather ottoman on top of which lay a fake martini glass with a $34 price tag. Water-damaged ceiling tiles covered everything. Inside, the stench of acrid smoke lingered in the air. But to co-owner Marsha Petnick, the smell was nothing compared with what it had been on Sunday after a fire the previous afternoon ravaged part of her store and several others on the 200 block of High Street.
SPORTS
January 22, 2001 | By Shannon Ryan, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
The last time the Phoenixville girls' basketball team met Pottstown, the Phantoms had a few things missing. Personnel-wise, Ashley MacLelland. The team's leading scorer was out with a sprained ankle, watching from the bench. Mechanically, the Phantoms had trouble rebounding, scoring points, and keeping up the pressure in the 49-36 loss on Dec. 19. Phoenixville hopes things change on Thursday, when the Phantoms play Pottstown at home. Pottstown is still undefeated and in first place in the Pioneer Athletic Conference.
NEWS
October 1, 2012 | By Darran Simon, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
A two-alarm fire in Pottstown Saturday night displaced 26 people, officials said. Firefighters responded to the blaze at the Yorkshire Apartments on the 500 block of North York Street shortly before 8 p.m. The fire was placed under control around 8:27 p.m., a Montgomery County dispatcher said. The American Red Cross of Southeastern Pennsylvania said of the 26 who were displaced, only four didn't have a place to stay Saturday night. The Red Cross said it intended to provide them with lodging over the weekend and would follow up on Monday to make sure that all impacted residents had housing, food and clothes.
NEWS
March 29, 1987 | By Vanessa Herron, Inquirer Staff Writer
News flash: Huey Lewis has backed out of a big San Francisco concert celebrating the 50th birthday of the Golden Gate Bridge, and he's being replaced by a hot new act - the Pottstown Senior High School Marching Band. Concert promoter Bill Graham last week walked out of the May 24 celebration, taking headliners Tony Bennett, Huey Lewis and the Grateful Dead with him. Word had it, the only act left would be the Pottstown marching band, which was invited in January because the town had produced most of the steel for the massive bridge.
NEWS
December 11, 1990 | By Brian Miller, Special to The Inquirer
The season was only one game old, but Great Valley coach Paul Girone already had a weary smile on his face. "I couldn't study any more film of Pottstown," Girone said. "I mean, we know everything they do. We know what to expect. " Great Valley beat Haverford High, 67-58, Saturday night. But the Patriots had little time to enjoy their nonleague opening win. The Pioneer Athletic Conference opens tonight, and the Pats must face the colossus, Pottstown, right at the start. Many think Pottstown will run away with this season, and even Girone allows that his team isn't ready to handle the Trojans.
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September 10, 2016 | By Jane M. Von Bergen, STAFF WRITER
Nurses at Pottstown Memorial Medical Center voted 189 to 129 to join the Pennsylvania Association of Staff Nurses and Allied Professionals, the union said. Nurses at Delaware County Memorial Hospital, Hahnemann University Hospital, St. Christopher's Hospital for Children and Einstein Medical Center Philadelphia have voted to join PASNAP this year. Pottstown Memorial Medical Center, a 232-bed hospital, is owned by Community Health Systems, Inc., a for-profit chain based in Tennessee.
NEWS
August 6, 2016
A plan to install 10 surveillance cameras in high-crime areas of Pottstown was presented to the borough council this week. The camera system, which is being funded by the Montgomery County District Attorney's Office, will be monitored around the clock by the Pottstown Police Department, said Assistant District Attorney Brianna Ringwood. The cameras, which can be moved to different locations as needed, will be useful in apprehending suspects and aiding investigations, Ringwood said.
NEWS
August 1, 2016 | By Daniel Block, Staff Writer
Run-down buildings line the borough's pockmarked downtown streets, bordering sidewalks cracked by weeds. Montgomery County is one of the wealthiest in the state, but Pottstown, one of its biggest municipalities, looks more like the town that prosperity forgot. Thus the opening of a newly constructed bank branch on High Street constitutes a major event for a town with high aspirations for revival. "You don't see a lot of brick-and-mortar bank branches being opened these days," said Steve Bamford, executive director of Pottstown Area Industrial Development.
NEWS
July 24, 2016 | By Stephan Salisbury, Culture Writer
Seeking to entice new audiences and build interest in Philadelphia theater, the Azuka Theatre will hit the boards next season with an unusual ticket strategy. Visitors will pay what they wish - after seeing performances. Azuka is not alone in seeking a new way to bring people in. Theatre Horizon in Norristown will begin testing a similar strategy with its one-night-only concert performance Aug. 4 and its reading series later in the month. The two theaters believe this may be the first time such an effort - optional payment after performance - has been employed in the United States, although it has been used in Britain.
NEWS
May 26, 2016 | Anndee Hochman, For The Inquirer
THE PARENTS: Valene McMorrow, 32, and Christopher McMorrow, 32, of Pottstown THE CHILD: Bianca Presley, born December 10, 2015 HOW THEY CHOSE HER MIDDLE NAME: Not after Elvis. They just liked the sound. Before the sleep-starved nights, before the induction at 39 weeks and the full day of labor, before the conception that took longer than expected, even before the winter wedding with the shivery outdoor photo shoot, Val and Christopher had already gone the distance together.
NEWS
May 11, 2016 | By Jacob Adelman, STAFF WRITER
A Cyprus-based real-estate group has purchased the 102,905-square-foot North End Shopping Center at 1300 N. Charlotte St. in Pottstown from an affiliate of Kennedy Wilson Properties of Beverly Hills. Medipower Overseas Public Co.bought the property in a portfolio purchase with the Madeira Plaza shopping center in Reading for $26.6 million, CBRE Group executive vice president Brad Nathanson, who represented seller SIN Ventures in the transaction, said in a release on Monday. SIN shares an address with Kennedy Wilson's Chicago office, according to records on Montgomery County's website.
NEWS
April 13, 2016 | By Jacob Adelman, STAFF WRITER
Plymouth Meeting-based Pennmark Management Co. has purchased the 797,000-square-foot Coventry Mall in Pottstown, commercial real estate firm CBRE said in a release on Monday. Pennmark plans to add restaurants and entertainment venues to the property, now anchored by Boscov's, Kohl's and Dick's Sporting Goods, according to CBRE, which helped broker the deal. A fourth anchor space was previously occupied by Sears. The mall is the first of several planned investments through a $60 million fund that closed in November 2015, Pennmark principal Donald F. Cafiero said in the release.
NEWS
March 24, 2016 | By Kathy Boccella, Staff Writer
With all the angst over the 2016 presidential race, perhaps it is not too soon to look to future elections and the prospects of Emanuel Wilkerson. The Pottstown school board member is sitting in a booth at Ice House Steak & Pizza, where he conducts interviews and important meetings. It's the same joint where he gobbles down cheese fries with his Pottstown High School classmates. "I love serving the people," says Wilkerson, who won't get his high school diploma until June, but already has a master's in the political sound bite.
NEWS
February 29, 2016
Holly Harrar, 22, of Pottstown, is Miss Philadelphia 2016. The Shippensburg University student was crowned Saturday night at the 95th Miss Philadelphia Pageant, held at Mandell Theater at Drexel University. Selected from a field of 18 contestants, Harrar now will compete in the 2016 Miss Pennsylvania Pageant in June, in hopes of representing the commonwealth at the Miss America Pageant in Atlantic City in September.  
SPORTS
January 30, 2016 | By Jack Goodwillie, Staff Writer
A 39-point outburst from Ahmadu Sarnor proved pivotal for Collegium Charter in a 82-75 victory on Thursday over visiting Perkiomen School in a Tri-County League boys' basketball game. Collegium's Gary Grove scored all 18 of his points in the second half. Half of his points came from fourth-quarter free throws. Pioneer. Malik Brown made 11 free throws and scored 33 points as host Pottstown triumphed over Boyertown, 71-67. Bicentennial. Wyatt Harkins scored 34 points for Delco Christian in its 54-52 victory at MaST Charter.
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