Thursday, December 20, 2012
The $29.97 million upgrade will replace the aging, fault-prone current system.
Montgomery County on Thursday approved the purchase of a $29.97 million public safety radio system, paving the way for the replacement of an existing radio system that dates to 1996 and has recently been plagued by numerous failures and shortcomings. Commissioner Bruce Castor, who led the committee charged with the task of guiding the replacement process, attributed historic significance to the upgrade. "This is probably the most significant piece of legislation and the most significant decision the commissioners have made in the five years I've been a commissioner and maybe in the 28 years that I've served in county government," Castor said. The county's existing system, which was also built by Motorola, suffers from numerous drawbacks …
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Tablets will be distributed by the state Health Department in 14 locations statewide.
The Pennsylvania Department of Health will be handing out potassium iodide tablets at several locations on Thursday, August 9, according to a press release sent out on Monday. Potassium iodide, often referred to by its chemical formula KI, can help protect thyroid tissue from cancer in the event of a radioactive release. Anyone who lives, works, and/or attends school within a ten-mile radius of one of the state's five nuclear plants (including Limerick Generating Station) can obtain four potassium iodide pills per adult in their household. There are smaller doses for children, based on age. Anyone can take potassium iodide as long as they are not allergic to it. The pills are considered an emergency measure and would only be taken if …
Thursday, June 28, 2012
Area police forces have joined together to form a group called "Team DUI," in an effort to combat intoxication-related accidents over the Independence Day holiday.
Police officers from Lower Pottsgrove, Royersford, Upper Pottsgrove, West Pottsgrove, Lower Pottsgrove, Douglass, North Coventry, East Coventry and Upper Providence townships will work together this weekend to patrol area roadways in an effort to reduce the number of alcohol-related accidents. The Sanatoga Post reported that "Team DUI" will set up sobriety check points at a number of unspecified locations in western Montgomery County beginning June 29 and continuing beyond the Fourth of July holiday.
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Royersford Police Officer Tom Godin made his first of many appearances around the community last week.
On April 23 at 5 p.m., Royersford Police Officer Tom Godin, along with the housing authority of Golden Age Manor met residents of the apartment complex to discuss public safety. The speech and question and answer session took about one hour and about 25 residents were in attendance, learning about the different situations that they should be aware of to notify police. Godin, a former narcotics and trafficking specialist, is a full-time officer in the borough of Royersford, and has been with the department since 2001. He's a 1999 graduate of Drexel University with a degree in public safety management. He opened by explaining the confines of the borough. "Royersford is 10 blocks by eight blocks," he said. "We get anywhere from 3,200 to 5,000…