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April 26, 2018

            The Town and Country newspaper is once again inviting candidates running in the Primary Election on Tuesday, May 15, to email, fax or mail their information for publication in our Candidates Section to be published on May 10, 2018.

            In addition to a short biography that includes the candidate's name, party affiliation and position being sought, the candidate should list any prior government-related and elected positions held.

            We encourage candidates to include educational, business or other credentials and experiences that help to identify their qualifications for the position.

            Most importantly, the candidate should include a ...



April 25, 2018

            Montgomery County District Attorney Kevin R. Steele and the Police Chiefs Association of Montgomery County announced the locations for the bi-annual prescription drug Take Back Day, scheduled for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., this Saturday, April 28.  Forty-four locations throughout Montgomery County will serve as drop-off locations for unwanted and expired medications.

            This spring's Take Back Day, which coincides with the DEA's nationwide Take Back Day, is the largest in terms of number of participating police department locations since Take Back Day began in Montgomery County in 2010. It's a chance for Montgomery County residents to clean out their medicine cabinets of unwanted, unused and expired prescription medications and dispose of them easily in a safe, environmentally friendly way. 

            Ridding medicine cabinets of these medications is an important step in combatting the growing opioid and heroin epidemic, which often begins with prescription medicines taken from a home medicine cabinet.

            The participating sites in the Town and Country's readership are: Collegeville Police Department, 491 E.  Main  St., Collegeville, PA 19426; Douglass Township Police  Department at the Giant Food  Store,173 Holly  Rd., Gilbertsville, PA 19525; Franconia Township Police  Department/Indian Valley  Character Counts Coalition at Franconia Elementary School, 366 Harleysville Pike, Souderton, PA 18964; Hatfield Township Police  Department at the ...



Written by Bradley Schlegel, Staff Writer
April 25, 2018

            The future of Upper Perkiomen's current middle school, on Jefferson Street in East Greenville, likely includes its conversion to a center for fourth and fifth graders. "That's the priority," Superintendent Alexis McGloin said during the school board's Facilities Committee meeting on April 9.

            McGloin said during the meeting that district officials know what they want, but they need someone "who can help us figure how to make it happen and determine the cost."

            Melanie Cunningham, a board member and chair of the committee, "is pretty sure" the three-person panel will recommend that the full board put out a request for proposal to architectural firms to help come up with a conceptual plan to convert the middle school.

            Administrators have an idea where they want to utilize classrooms, according to McGloin. She said they need to replace the lockers and create cubbyholes in the classrooms. The superintendent also suggested the need for an elevator.

            "We may need help with a small ...



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