Wednesday, September 18, 2019


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See this weeks print edition for these stories: 


  • Police Reports
  • Richland Township Man Accused of Assault
  • MontCo Low Interest Loans available for Green Lane Flood Victims
  • Good News for Candlewyck at Marlborough Board Meeting
  • Change Orders for UPSD's Conversion Project Still Continue
  • Underground Railroad Marker Unveiled in Quakertown
  • Donations Running Low for Hometown Christmas Parade
  • Hereford Supervisors Discuss Traffic Calming on Weaver Road
  • Fleetwood Pulls Away in Second Half to Claim Victory
  • And Much, Much More!




Written by Bradley Schlegel, Staff Writer
September 18, 2019

            A Douglass Township man arrested for allegedly instigating a Memorial Day riot in the municipality will face seven fewer charges in Montgomery County Court. Last week, a Limerick district judge dismissed four criminal counts in the case against Brandon Dominic Cantamaglia.

            Prosecutors withdrew three additional counts during the Sept. 11 preliminary hearing. Three other defendants will face four fewer charges from the May 27 incident in Common Pleas Court.

            However, more than 70 percent of the original charges against the quartet of Boyertown area residents were held over by Richard H. Welsh, according to information posted on a state judicial website. A formal arraignment for all four defendants is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. on Nov. 6.

            Craig Cantamaglia, 58, and Brandon Dominic Cantamaglia, 21, both of Green Hill Road in Douglass Township, along with Tyler Cassel Alderfer 24, of Kauffman Lane in Colebrookdale, and Jeffrey Ala Alderfer, 21, of West Philadelphia Avenue in Boyertown Borough, will each face at least two felony riot charges when they are arraigned formally in Norristown. Jeffrey and Tyler Alderfer each face an ...

Written by Bradley Schlegel, Staff Writer
September 11, 2019

            The search for a missing Pennsburg teenager concluded Wednesday afternoon.

            Emergency responders found Maryann Dyer, 16, around 3 p.m. deceased in an area near 11th St. in Upper Hanover Township. One emergency responder described the death as non-suspiscious.

            The teen was reported missing on early Wednesday morning.  Upper Perk Police posted a missing person report at that time.

            She was last seen walking east on 11th Street in Red Hill from the Upper Perkiomen High School on Monday afternoon.

            According to the police, Dyer contacted her mother by cell phone at 2:30 p.m. and informed her she was going for a walk before coming home. Surveillance cameras at the girl's residence confirmed that she never made it home.

            State Police Helicopters were seen flying overhead throughout Wednesday as police searched the area.

            Around 2:15 p.m. Wednesday afternoon, volunteers from the Pennsburg Fire Company were called to assist with the search. Shortly after 2:30 p.m. in the parking lot of Macoby Creek Park, Upper Perk Police Chief Joe Adam, Jr. huddled with eight members of the borough fire company and the fire police to discuss the parameters of the search.

            Adam and two of his uniformed officers disappeared into a ...



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