News Flash

Posted on: February 27, 2024

Montgomery County Declares Code Blue for February 28 - March 2, 2024

NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Commissioners, on the advice of the Montgomery County Office of Public Health, have declared a Code Blue Cold Weather Emergency for Montgomery County based on a review of forecast...

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2024 Press Releases
Posted on: February 23, 2024 | Last Modified on: December 31, 2023

Montgomery County Declares Code Blue for February 23 - February 26, 2024

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2024 Press Releases
Posted on: February 20, 2024

MontCo Prothonotary's Office Unveils Three Initiatives to Benefit Domestic Violence Survivors

NORRISTOWN—Montgomery County Prothonotary Noah Marlier is proud to announce three office initiatives that will benefit domestic violence survivors – offering online access to the Protection from Abuse (PFA) petition, providing a new waiting area for PFA p...

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2024 Press Releases
Posted on: February 14, 2024

Montgomery County Extends Code Blue Cold Weather Declaration for February 15 - February 20, 2024

NORRISTOWN, PA–The Montgomery County Commissioners, on the advice of the Montgomery County Office of Public Health, have extended a Code Blue Cold Weather Emergency for Montgomery County based on a review of forecasts from the National Weather Service.

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2024 Press Releases
Posted on: February 9, 2024

Montgomery County Issues Code Blue Cold Weather Declaration for February 11 - February 15, 2024

NORRISTOWN, PA–The Montgomery County Commissioners, on the advice of the Montgomery County Office of Public Health, have extended a Code Blue Cold Weather Emergency for Montgomery County based on a review of forecasts from the National Weather Service.

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2024 Press Releases
Posted on: February 7, 2024

Montgomery County Announces Tax Rebate for Volunteer Fire and EMS Personnel

NORRISTOWN, PA—The Montgomery County Board of Commissioners today authorized a property tax rebate program for volunteer members of fire companies and eligible nonprofit emergency medical service (EMS) agencies in Montgomery County to acknowledg...

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2024 Press Releases
Posted on: February 6, 2024

Montgomery County Extends Code Blue Cold Weather Declaration for February 7 - February 9, 2024

NORRISTOWN, PA–The Montgomery County Commissioners, on the advice of the Montgomery County Office of Public Health, have extended a Code Blue Cold Weather Emergency for Montgomery County based on a review of forecasts from the National Weather S...

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2024 Press Releases
Posted on: February 1, 2024 | Last Modified on: December 31, 2023

Montgomery County Certifies North Penn School District Special Election Results

NORRISTOWN, PA—Today the Montgomery County Board of Elections voted unanimously to certify the results of the January 16 North Penn Special Election.

The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s first election of the year was a special election for voters in the Nor...

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2024 Press Releases
Posted on: February 1, 2024

Montgomery County Issues Code Blue Cold Weather Declaration for February 2 - February 7, 2024

NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Commissioners, on the advice of the Montgomery County Office of Public Health, have declared a Code Blue Cold Weather Emergency for Montgomery County based on a review of forecasts from the National Weather Service.

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2024 Press Releases
Posted on: January 23, 2024

Montgomery County Board Of Elections Approves Common-Sense Policy For Dating Ballots

NORRISTOWN, PA—The Montgomery County Board of Elections today approved a policy that allows for mail-in and absentee ballots with an incorrect or missing year, but otherwise includes a date with a month and day within the time period that mail-in and abse...

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2024 Press Releases
Posted on: January 23, 2024

Montgomery County Extends Code Blue Cold Weather Declaration for January 23 - January 24, 2024

NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Commissioners, on the advice of the Montgomery County Office of Public Health, have extended an existing  Code Blue Cold Weather Emergency for Montgomery County based on a review of forecasts from ...

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2024 Press Releases
Posted on: January 22, 2024

Montgomery County Celebrates African Americans in Arts and Culture for Annual Black History Program

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Montgomery County Celebrates African Americans in Arts and Culture for its Annual Black History Program? 

 

NORRISTOWN, PA—This February, all Montgomery County ...

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2024 Press Releases
Posted on: January 19, 2024

Visit Pennypacker Mills this February for a free Valentine craft workshop for kids

SCHWENKSVILLE, PA— On Saturday, February 10, Pennypacker Mills is hosting a free Valentine craft workshop for kids.  

Grade school children are welcome to drop by the Classroom Building between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on February 10or a free V...

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2024 Press Releases
Posted on: January 17, 2024

Montgomery County Extends Code Blue Cold Weather Declaration for January 18 - January 23, 2024

NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Commissioners, on the advice of the Montgomery County Office of Public Health, have extended an existing  Code Blue Cold Weather Emergency for Montgomery County based on a review of forecasts from ...

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2024 Press Releases
Posted on: January 12, 2024

Montgomery County Declares Code Blue Cold Weather Declaration for January 13 - January 18, 2024

NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Commissioners, on the advice of the Montgomery County Office of Public Health, have declared a Code Blue Cold Weather Emergency for Montgomery County based on a review of forecasts from the National Weather...

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2024 Press Releases
Posted on: January 11, 2024

Montgomery County Launches New Call Center for Homeless Response

NORRISTOWN, PA — Effective?February 1, 2024,?Your Way Home will operate a?new?call?center?through Montgomery County’s?Department of Health and Human Services,?Office of?Community Connections.??This change will provide more direct, loca...

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2024 Press Releases
Posted on: January 11, 2024

PUBLIC HEALTH NOTICE: MONTCO HEALTH OFFICIALS WARN RESIDENTS OF POSSIBLE MEASLES EXPOSURES

[NORRISTOWN, PA]—Montgomery County Health Officials are tracking local potential and confirmed exposures related to a measles outbreak in Philadelphia. Currently, there are eight confirmed cas...

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2024 Press Releases
Posted on: January 10, 2024

Montgomery County Declares Code Blue Cold Weather Declaration for January 10 - January 12, 2024

NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Commissioners, on the advice of the Montgomery County Office of Public Health, have declared a Code Blue Cold Weather Emergency for Montgomery County based on a review of forecasts from the National Weather...

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2024 Press Releases
Posted on: January 8, 2024

Montgomery County Extends Code Blue Cold Weather Declaration for January 8, 2024 - January 9, 2024

NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Commissioners, on the advice of the Montgomery County Office of Public Health, have extended an existing  Code Blue Cold Weather Emergency for Montgomery County based on a review of forecasts from ...

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2024 Press Releases
Posted on: January 8, 2024

Peter Wentz Farmstead will hold rescheduled Candlelight Event on Saturday, January 13

LANSDALE, PA—The Peter Wentz Farmstead’s annual Candlelight Event has been rescheduled. Come spend a lovely winter’s eve with us on Saturday, January 13 from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The soft glow of lanterns will guide you as ...

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2024 Press Releases
Posted on: January 5, 2024

As President Biden Visits Montco, Commissioners Reaffirm Commitment to Every Citizen’s Right to Vote

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BLUE BELL, PA—Today, President Joe Biden will be visiting Montgomery County to speak about the importance of preserving our country’s democracy. The choice of location is fitting both historically, and because Montgomery County knows firsthand the recent ...

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2024 Press Releases
Posted on: January 3, 2024

Montgomery County Swears In County Commissioners and Row Officers

Commissioners Winder, Makhija and DiBello

BLUE BELL, PA—On January 3, Montgomery County hosted a public swearing-in ceremony for Commissioners Jamila H. Winder, Neil Makhija, and Thomas DiBello, as well as nine Row Officers, in the Montgomery County Community College’s Health Science Center Main ...

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2024 Press Releases
Posted on: December 29, 2023

Montgomery County Extends Code Blue Cold Weather Declaration for January 3, 2024 - January 8, 2024

NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Commissioners, on the advice of the Montgomery County Office of Public Health, have extended an existing  Code Blue Cold Weather Emergency for Montgomery County based on a review of forecasts from ...

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2024 Press Releases

News Flash

Posted on: December 29, 2023

Montgomery County Issues Code Blue Cold Weather Declaration for December 29, 2023 - January 3, 2024

NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Commissioners, on the advice of the Montgomery County Office of Public Health, have declared a Code Blue Cold Weather Emergency for Montgomery County based on a review of forecasts from the National Weather...

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2023 Press Releases
Posted on: December 18, 2023

Montgomery County Issues Code Blue Cold Weather Declaration for December 18-24, 2023

NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Commissioners, on the advice of the Montgomery County Office of Public Health, have declared a Code Blue Cold Weather Emergency for Montgomery County based on a review of forecasts from the National Weather...

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2023 Press Releases
Posted on: December 18, 2023

Montgomery County Now Accepting Montco 2040 Implementation Grant Applications for 2024 Cycle

NORRISTOWN, PA—The Montgomery County Planning Commission (MCPC) seeks applications for the 2024 cycle of the Montco 2040 Implementation Grant Program. This program provides funds to municipalities to make targeted physical improvements that achieve progre...

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2023 Press Releases
Posted on: December 12, 2023

Montgomery County Honors Recipients of $161 Million in ARPA Funds that Build and Support Community

SOUDERTON, PA—Over 100 recipients of the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) grant program in Montgomery County gathered earlier today to celebrate the program’s ongoing success with Montgomery County Commissioners Kenneth E. Lawrence Jr. and Jamila H. Winder...

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2023 Press Releases
Posted on: December 14, 2023

MONTGOMERY COUNTY ANNOUNCES NEW CODE BLUE DECLARATION THRESHOLD

NORRISTOWN, PA—The Montgomery County Commissioners, with the support of the Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), announce a change to the threshold for which a Code Blue Cold Weather Emergency is declared. Ef...

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2023 Press Releases
Posted on: December 13, 2023

Montgomery County Issues Code Blue Cold Weather Declaration for December 13-15, 2023

NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Commissioners, on the advice of the Montgomery County Office of Public Health, have declared a Code Blue Cold Weather Emergency for Montgomery County based on a review of forecasts from the...

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2023 Press Releases
Posted on: December 6, 2023

MONTGOMERY COUNTY ISSUES CODE BLUE COLD WEATHER DECLARATION FOR December 6 - 7, 2023

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Commissioners, on the advice of the Montgomery County Office of Public Health, have declared a Code Blue Cold Weather Emergency for Montgomery County based on a review of forecasts from the National Weather Service.

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2023 Press Releases
Posted on: December 5, 2023

MONTCO INVITES PUBLIC FEEDBACK ON CROSS COUNTY TRAIL ALIGNMENTS IN PLYMOUTH AND WHITEMARSH

Cross County Trail Feasibility Study Map

NORRISTOWN, PA—The Montgomery County Planning Commission (MCPC), in partnership with its technical engineering consultant team led by NV5, has completed a draft study on the feasibility of completing the Cross County Trail in Plymouth and Whitem...

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2023 Press Releases
Posted on: November 29, 2023

Montgomery County 2023 General Election Certification Rescheduled for December 4

NORRISTOWN, PA—The Montgomery County Board of Elections will meet to certify the 2023 General Election on Monday, December 4 at 12:15 p.m.

The certification, which had originally been scheduled for Wednesday, November 22, was postponed due to a ru...

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2023 Press Releases
Posted on: November 28, 2023

Montgomery County Opens Bridge 177 in Norristown

Sterigere Street Bridge ribbon cutting

NORRISTOWN, PA—Today, Montgomery County Commissioners Kenneth E. Lawrence Jr. and Jamila H. Winder officially opened Bridge 177 in Norristown. The bridge, which carries Sterigere Street over Stony Creek in Norristown, primarily serves a...

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2023 Press Releases
Posted on: November 28, 2023

CELEBRATE THE HOLIDAY SEASON AT MONTCO PARKS AND HISTORIC SITES WITH CRAFT WORKSHOPS, TOURS & MORE!

NORRISTOWN, PA—Celebrate the sights, sounds, and tastes of 18th century historic holiday traditions at select Montgomery County Parks, Trails and Historic Sites. Visitors can experience craft-making, historic guided tours, music, games, shopping ...

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2023 Press Releases
Posted on: November 17, 2023

COME TO GREEN LANE PARK FOR SEASONAL AND EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS THIS DECEMBER

Green Lane Park December Events

GREEN LANE, PA—Montgomery County’s Green Lane Park is pleased to announce the seasonal and educational programs it will be hosting in December.

Holiday Craft Workshops

Saturday, December 2 and December 9

10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.

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2023 Press Releases
Posted on: November 28, 2023

PETER WENTZ FARMSTEAD TO HOLD HISTORIC CANDLELIGHT EVENT SATURDAY, DECEMBER 2

Peter Wentz Farm candlelight event

LANSDALE, PA—Come spend a lovely winter’s eve at the Peter Wentz Farmstead during our annual Candlelight Event on Saturday, December 2 from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Lit only by candles, visitors will see what life would have looked like on a d...

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2023 Press Releases
Posted on: November 27, 2023

MONTGOMERY COUNTY ISSUES CODE BLUE COLD WEATHER DECLARATION FOR NOVEMBER 27 - 30, 2023

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Commissioners, on the advice of the Montgomery County Department of Public Safety, have declared a Code Blue Cold Weather Emergency for Montgomery County based on a review of forecasts from...

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2023 Press Releases
Posted on: November 24, 2023

MONTGOMERY COUNTY ISSUES CODE BLUE COLD WEATHER DECLARATION FOR NOVEMBER 24 - 25, 2023

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Commissioners, on the advice of the Montgomery County Department of Public Safety, have declared a Code Blue Cold Weather Emergency for Montgomery County based on a review of fore...

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2023 Press Releases
Posted on: November 22, 2023

MONTGOMERY COUNTY GENERAL ELECTION CERTIFICATION POSTPONED DUE TO COURT RULING

NORRISTOWN, PA—The Montgomery County Board of Elections is postponing the certification of the 2023 General Election due to yesterday’s ruling of the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania. 

The election certificatio...

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2023 Press Releases
Posted on: November 20, 2023

MONTGOMERY COUNTY ISSUES CODE BLUE COLD WEATHER DECLARATION FOR NOVEMBER 20 - 21, 2023

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Commissioners, on the advice of the Montgomery County Department of Public Safety, have declared a Code Blue Cold Weather Emergency for Montgomery County based on a review of forecasts from...

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2023 Press Releases
Posted on: November 16, 2023

FIVE OUTSTANDING PROJECTS AND AN EXCEPTIONAL ADVOCATE RECEIVE 2023 MONTGOMERY AWARDS

Montgomery Awards

NORRISTOWN, PA – Five outstanding projects and their creators and a dedicated lifelong advocate of open space preservation were honored at a Montgomery Awards celebration in the Schultz Community Center of Meadowood Senior Living. This annual program, spo...

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2023 Press Releases
Posted on: November 16, 2023

MONTGOMERY COUNTY RELEASES PROPOSED 2024 BUDGET AND CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PLAN

NORRISTOWN, PA—The Montgomery County Commissioners earlier today released the Proposed 2024 Budget and Five-Year Capital Improvement Plan (2024-2028). This budget maintains the County’s commitment to fiscal responsibility while ensuring delivery ...

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2023 Press Releases
Posted on: November 14, 2023

POTTSGROVE MANOR CELEBRATES THE HOLIDAY SEASON IN HISTORIC STYLE

Winter at Pottsgrove Manor

POTTSTOWN, PA—Join in the historic traditions of the holiday season at Pottsgrove Manor with holiday-themed guided tours and at the Frost Fair special event.  

Twelfth Night Tours 

Friday, November 24 to Friday, January 7 during ...

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2023 Press Releases
Posted on: November 9, 2023

GET IN THE HOLIDAY SPIRIT AT PENNYPACKER MILLS

Pennypacker Mills Holiday Tours

Schwenksville, PA—This winter, visit Pennypacker Mills to experience free, family-friendly tours that celebrate the holiday season! Located at 5 Haldeman Road in Schwenksville, PA, Pennypacker Mills is an immersive Colonial revival mansion that offers vis...

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2023 Press Releases
Posted on: November 8, 2023

Montco Orphans’ Court and Office of Children and Youth to Host National Adoption Day Celebration

NORRISTOWN, PA—Join the Montgomery County Orphans’ Court and Department of Health and Human Services Office of Children and Youth for a celebration of National Adoption Day on Friday, Nov. 17 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Montgomery County Courthouse, Cour...

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2023 Press Releases
Posted on: November 6, 2023

MONTGOMERY COUNTY ANNOUNCES CAMPAIGN YARD SIGN RECYCLING SITES

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NORRISTOWN, PA –?The? Montgomery County Recycling Office?is reminding residents that the drop-off recycling program for campaign yard signs will be running again this year from Wednesday, November 8 until Monday, November 13. Instead of putting yard signs...

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2023 Press Releases
Posted on: November 6, 2023

MONTGOMERY COUNTY REQUESTS POSTPONEMENT OF REVIEW OF PERMIT APPLICATION FOR AIRY STREET PRISON

NORRISTOWN, PA—The Montgomery County Commissioners announced today that they have requested Norristown Council postpone its review of the county’s permit application for the Airy Street Prison. 

“Montgomery County prides itself on listening to the...

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2023 Press Releases
Posted on: November 3, 2023

MONTCO PRESENTS 15 LANSDALE SMALL BUSINESSES WITH CHECK FOR $242,088 IN PANDEMIC RECOVERY FUNDS

Lansdale Small Business Owners receive ARPA Funds

LANSDALE, PA—On Thursday, November 2, Montgomery County Commissioners Kenneth E. Lawrence Jr. and Jamila H. Winder presented a large check of $242,088 to a group of 15 small business in Lansdale as part of the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). &a...

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2023 Press Releases
Posted on: October 31, 2023

PETER WENTZ FARMSTEAD HOSTS HARVEST FESTIVAL ON SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2023

Peter Wentz Farmstead Harvest Festival 2023

Lansdale, PA—For a colonial farm family like the Wentzes, the fall harvest was the most important time of the year. Winters were harsh and with no access to modern day conveniences like refrigerators, grocery stores, or delivery services, early ...

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2023 Press Releases
Posted on: October 25, 2023

OFFICE OF THE CORONER'S ANNOUNCEMENT ON I-476 CRASH

NORRISTOWN, PA—Around 12:30 p.m. on October 21, 2023, the Montgomery County Coroner's Office was dispatched to a multiple-vehicle crash with intense fire on I-476 northbound, near mile marker 26, in Worcester Township. The vehicles invo...

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2023 Press Releases
Posted on: October 25, 2023

MONTGOMERY COUNTY PLANNING COMMISSION OFFERS PUBLIC EVENT ON SUPPORTING MUNICIPAL LAND STEWARDSHIP

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NORRISTOWN, PA—The Montgomery County Planning Commission (MCPC) invites the public to attend an event on municipal land stewardship and management on Monday, October 30, 2023, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Schwenksville Borough Hall, located at 300 M...

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2023 Press Releases
Posted on: October 17, 2023

SCHUYLKILL RIVER PASSENGER RAIL AUTHORITY TO HOST IN-PERSON MEETING ON OCTOBER 23

POTTSTOWN, PA—The Schuylkill River Passenger Rail Authority (SRPRA) invites members of the media and the public to join for an in-person board meeting on Monday, October 23 at 3 p.m. at North Hall 202, Montgomery County Community College, 16 East High Str...

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2023 Press Releases
Posted on: October 19, 2023

THREE MUNICIPAL PROJECTS RECEIVE MONTCO TRANSPORTATION PROGRAM GRANTS

NORRISTOWN, PA—Today, the Montgomery County Commissioners announced that three projects across the County will receive Montgomery County Transportation Program grants for the 2023 selection cycle. These grants are part of the sixth round for the program, ...

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2023 Press Releases
Posted on: October 13, 2023

MONTCO CLERK OF COURTS AND U.S. ATTORNEY'S OFFICE HOSTED REENTRY SIMULATION

NORRISTOWN, PA—On September 28, 2023, dozens of Montgomery County employees and partners gathered in the Public Safety Training Campus in Conshohocken for an afternoon designed to simulate what life is like as a resident returning home from inca...

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2023 Press Releases
Posted on: October 9, 2023

MARCH WITH REVOLUTIONARY WAR CONTINENTAL ARMY SOLDIERS AND LEARN ABOUT MILITARY CAMP LIFE

Continental Army

Lansdale, PA—This October, experience two unique opportunities to relive a soldier’s life in the Revolutionary War at Pete Wentz Farmstead from the PA State Regiment, in honor of troops that served this area.  

When General Geo...

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2023 Press Releases
Posted on: October 6, 2023

MONTGOMERY COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS SHARES IMPORTANT INFORMATION AHEAD OF GENERAL ELECTION

NORRISTOWN, PA—Today, the Montgomery County Board of Elections releases upcoming deadlines, information, and request for volunteers for the 2023 election cycle. 

“We are proud to work with nearly 2,800 Montgomery Count...

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2023 Press Releases
Posted on: October 4, 2023

MONTCO BREAKS GROUND ON SECTION B OF THE RIDGE PIKE IMPROVEMENT PROJECT IN PLYMOUTH TOWNSHIP

Ridge Pike Section B

NORRISTOWN, PA—Montgomery County officials broke ground today on Section B of the Ridge Pike Improvement Project from Belvoir Road to Chemical Road in Plymouth Township.  

Section B will be a full-depth roadway reconstr...

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2023 Press Releases
Posted on: September 27, 2023

PA DEPARTMENT OF DRUG AND ALCOHOL PROGRAMS SECRETARY DR. LATIKA DAVIS-JONES VISITS MONTGOMERY COUNTY

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NORRISTOWN, PA—Pennsylvania Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs (DDAP) Secretary Dr. Latika Davis-Jones visited Montgomery County as part of her ongoing efforts to address the opioid and overdose crises affecting communities across the Commo...

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2023 Press Releases
Posted on: September 26, 2023

MONTGOMERY COUNTY MAINTAINS TRIPLE-A BOND RATING FOR SIXTH YEAR

NORRISTOWN, PA—The Montgomery County Commissioners announced today that Montgomery County has received the highest bond rating—Aaa with a stable outlook—from Moody’s Investors Service for the sixth year in ...

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2023 Press Releases
Posted on: September 26, 2023

GET FREE FLU & COVID VACCINES AT MONTGOMERY COUNTY COMMUNITY VACCINATION CLINICS

NORRISTOWN, PA—The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services Office of Public Health (OPH) encourages all residents 6 months of age and older to get their annual flu shot and the new COVID-19 vacci...

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2023 Press Releases
Posted on: September 20, 2023

FROM HOME TO MILITARY HEADQUARTERS: “GENERAL GEORGE WASHINGTON IN WORCESTER”

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LANSDALE, PA—What did it feel like to have General George Washington live in your home?  

You don’t have to go back in time to find the answer. This fall, “From Home to Headquarters: Washington in Worcester”...

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2023 Press Releases
Posted on: September 19, 2023

MONTGOMERY COUNTY CELEBRATES HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH WITH PA CHIEF DIVERSITY OFFICER NORMAN BRISTOL

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NORRISTOWN, PA—Montgomery County invites the public to hear from Norman Bristol Colón, Pennsylvania's Chief Diversity Officer, to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month and the transformative impact that Hispanic and Latinx people have had in the U.S. &nbs...

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2023 Press Releases
Posted on: September 18, 2023

MONTGOMERY COUNTY, PA AWARDED CDC GRANT TO BOLSTER OVERDOSE PREVENTION

Norristown, PA—Montgomery County has been selected as a recipient of a $4.4 million, 5-year cooperative agreement from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) under the Overdose Data to Action (OD2A) program. The grant represents a transforma...

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2023 Press Releases
Posted on: September 15, 2023

Mosquito Spraying in Whitpain Township on September 19, 2023

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NORRISTOWN, PA—The Montgomery County Department of Health & Human Services Office of Public Health (OPH), after consulting with the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP) and Whitpain Township officials, will be adultici...

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2023 Press Releases
Posted on: September 14, 2023

PETER WENTZ FARM CIVIL WAR REENACTMENTS HIGHLIGHT MILITARY AND CIVILIAN LIFE ASPECTS

Civil War Reenactment at Wentz

LANSDALE, PA—Next weekend, Peter Wentz Farmstead will host Civil War reenactments highlighting the effects of the war from military and civilian aspects, during a two-day event.  

Visitors will witness artillery demonstrations f...

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2023 Press Releases
Posted on: September 13, 2023

JOIN THE FALL FUN AT PENNYPACKER MILLS

Painted Pumpkins at Pennypacker Mills

Schwenksville, PA—This October, visit Pennypacker Mills to experience two free, family-friendly events and celebrate the history of Halloween. Located at 5 Haldeman Road in Schwenksville, PA, Pennypacker Mills is an immersive Colonial revival ma...

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2023 Press Releases
Posted on: September 11, 2023

MONTGOMERY COUNTY OBSERVES SUICIDE PREVENTION WEEK

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NORRISTOWN, PA — Montgomery County honors this week, Sept. 10 - 16, 2023, as Suicide Prevention Week. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)., 49,449 people died by suicide in 2022 nationwide.

This year, the Montgomery ...

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2023 Press Releases
Posted on: September 12, 2023

FREE IN-PERSON CAR SEAT CHECK OFFERED DURING NATIONAL CHILD PASSENGER SAFETY WEEK 2023

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NORRISTOWN, PA—The Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services?Office of Public Health?(OPH) is participating in Child Passenger Safety (CPS) Week from Sept. 17-23, 2023. The week is dedicated to helping parents and caregi...

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2023 Press Releases
Posted on: September 7, 2023

MONTCOWORKS HOSTS CAREER CONNECTIONS FAIR

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NORRISTOWN, PA— MontcoWorks, Montgomery County’s local workforce development board, will host the PA CareerLink® Montgomery County Career Connections Fair on Thursday, Sept. 14 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Hea...

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2023 Press Releases
Posted on: September 7, 2023

Montgomery County's Code Red Hot Weather Emergency is Extended to September 7, 2023 at 8 p.m.

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Commissioners, on the advice of the Montgomery County Department of Public Safety, have declared a "Code Red" Hot Weather Emergency for Montgomery County based on a review of forecasts fro...

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2023 Press Releases
Posted on: September 6, 2023

Public Input Sought for Green Lane Park Master Plan Update

GREEN LANE, PA – Montgomery County Parks, Trails, and Historic Sites has announced a series of public meetings and other interactive public feedback tools to inform the master plan update for Green Lane Park. All interested cit...

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2023 Press Releases
Posted on: September 5, 2023

Montgomery County Announces A Code Red Hot Weather Emergency for September 5 - 6, 2023

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Commissioners, on the advice of the Montgomery County Department of Public Safety, have declared a "Code Red" Hot Weather Emergency for Montgomery County based on a review of for...

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2023 Press Releases
Posted on: September 1, 2023

Montgomery County Announces New Position to Enhance County’s Food System

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Norristown, PA – Montgomery County is excited to announce the addition of a new role within the Department of Health and Human Services. Sam Applefield has joined the county as the Food Policy Program Coordinator as of August 14, 2023.

“The addition of thi...

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2023 Press Releases
Posted on: August 31, 2023

Mosquito Spraying around Norristown Farm Park on September 6, 2023

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Norristown, PA—The Montgomery County Department of Health & Human Services Office of Public Health (OPH), after consulting with the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP), Municipality of Norristown, East Norriton and We...

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2023 Press Releases
Posted on: August 30, 2023

Montgomery County's Workforce Development Board Receives $45K to Support Digital Literacy

NORRISTOWN, PA — Montgomery County’s Department of Commerce is pleased to announce that MontcoWorks, Montgomery County’s local workforce development board, received $45,000 in grant funding from the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry to support...

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2023 Press Releases
Posted on: August 29, 2023

Mosquito Spraying in Plymouth Township on August 31, 2023

Plymouth Mosquito Spray

Norristown, PA—The Montgomery County Department of Health & Human Services Office of Public Health (OPH), after consulting with the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP) and Plymouth Township officials, will be adulticiding (spra...

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2023 Press Releases
Posted on: September 6, 2023

Learn How to Explore Your Local History at Pottsgrove Manor

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POTTSTOWN, PA – Unearth the resources available across Montgomery County at Pottsgrove Manor as we welcome Jeanne Sorg, Recorder of Deeds for Montgomery County, for a presentation on the ways their office can help residents discover prop...

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2023 Press Releases
Posted on: August 28, 2023

Green Lane Park Hosts Educational Programs and Events for September 2023

Green Lane Park September Events 2023

GREEN LANE, PA – Montgomery County's Green Lane Park will host two free environmental educational programs this September.

Tree ID Made Easy

Don't know a beech from a birch tree? Join us for "Tree ID Made Easy."...

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2023 Press Releases
Posted on: August 16, 2023

Montco Invites Public to Open House on Section B of the Ridge Pike Improvement Project

NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Planning Commission (MCPC) will be hosting a public open house for Section B (Belvoir Road to Chemical Road) of the Ridge Pike Improvement Project on September 7, 2023 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:...

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2023 Press Releases
Posted on: August 15, 2023

Montgomery County HHS Partners with New Hanover Township on New “Traffic Garden” to Help Kids Learn

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NEW HANOVER, PA – The Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office of Public Health (OPH) in collaboration with New Hanover Township, invites the public to the grand opening of the Traffic Garden, a fun and educational haven for...

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2023 Press Releases
Posted on: August 10, 2023

Free Potassium Iodide Tablets to be Distributed on August 17, 2023

NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services Office of Public Health (MCOPH) is participating in the Pennsylvania Department of Health’s Annual Free Potassium Iodide Distribution on August 17, 2023. MCOPH will provide fre...

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2023 Press Releases
Posted on: August 3, 2023

Norristown Farm Park Accepting Applications for Annual Fall Archery Deer Hunt

NORRISTOWN, PA – With Norristown Farm Park housing more than three times the number of deer than the land can sustain, park officials have announced they will hold their annual regulated archery deer hunt throughout October.  

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2023 Press Releases
Posted on: August 1, 2023

Montgomery County Unveils Contemporary $9.5 Million Coroner’s Office Building

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EAGLEVILLE, PA - Montgomery County today celebrated the opening of its new contemporary coroner’s office building. The new facility represents a significant upgrade from the space the County had rented since the mid-1990s. The $9.5 million state...

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2023 Press Releases
Posted on: July 28, 2023

Montgomery County's Code Red Hot Weather Emergency is Extended to July 29, 2023

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Commissioners, on the advice of the Montgomery County Department of Public Safety, have declared a "Code Red" Hot Weather Emergency for Montgomery County based on a review of for...

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2023 Press Releases
Posted on: July 27, 2023

One Case of Measles Reported in Montgomery County

NORRISTOWN, PA — The Montgomery County Office of Public Health (MCOPH) is currently investigating a confirmed case of measles in an unvaccinated Montgomery County child.

     

MCOPH investigators are completing contact t...

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2023 Press Releases
Posted on: July 26, 2023

Green Lane Park Hosts Educational Programs and Events for August 2023

Green Lane Park August Events 2023

GREEN LANE, PA – Montgomery County's Green Lane Park will host two free environmental educational programs in August 2023.

Incredible Insects

Come out and learn about our six-legged insect neighbors and their amazing adaptions for survival. Join us...

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2023 Press Releases
Posted on: July 26, 2023

Montgomery County Announces A Code Red Hot Weather Emergency for July 27 - 28, 2023

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Commissioners, on the advice of the Montgomery County Department of Public Safety, have declared a "Code Red" Hot Weather Emergency for Montgomery County based on a review of for...

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2023 Press Releases
Posted on: July 24, 2023

Montco Planning Commission to Present on Transit-Oriented Development at APA PA

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Planning Commission (MCPC) will present “Planning for Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) – A Way to Transform your Community" on Wednesday, August 2, 2023, from 12:00 p.m. ...

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2023 Press Releases
Posted on: July 19, 2023

Montco Planning Commission Offers Free Webinar Highlighting Historic Preservation Opportunities

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NORRISTOWN, PA — The Montgomery County Planning Commission (MCPC) is hosting a free lunchtime webinar focused on historic preservation opportunities. The event is scheduled for July 26, 2023, from noon to 1 p.m. Registration is...

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2023 Press Releases
Posted on: July 7, 2023

America250 PA Montgomery County Launches Photo Contest to Celebrate County’s Rich History

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NORRISTOWN, PA – Montgomery County has launched a photo contest of its historic sites in the lead up to America's 250th Anniversary and Semiquincentennial in July 2026.

The contest is open to all Montgomery County residents, including a ...

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2023 Press Releases
Posted on: July 6, 2023

Enjoy Some Good Old Fashioned Fun on Victorian Game Day at Pennypacker Mills

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NORRISTOWN, PA – Enjoy some good old fashioned early 19th century fun at a free Victorian Era Game Day. The games will take place on Sunday, August 6, 2023, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Pennypacker Mills, 5 Haldeman Road, Schwenksville, Pennsylvania...

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2023 Press Releases
Posted on: June 22, 2023

Theodore Roosevelt Returns in Reenactment for Pennypacker Mills' Porch Performance Series

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NORRISTOWN, PA – Pennypacker Mills will present the life and times of Theodore "Teddy" Roosevelt, the youngest and 26th President of the United States, during its outdoor Porch Performance Series.

President Roosevelt viewed himself as a...

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2023 Press Releases
Posted on: June 22, 2023

Montgomery County Commissioners Name 25-Year HR Executive Catherine Creel Halen as Chief Human Resou

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NORRISTOWN, PA — The Montgomery County Commissioners have hired Catherine (Katie) Halen, an executive with 25 years of human resources experience in the healthcare industry, as the County’s new Chief Human Resources Officer.

 

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2023 Press Releases
Posted on: June 8, 2023

Fun Local June Events at Montco Parks & Historic Sites

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NORRISTOWN, PA – Montgomery County Parks, Trails, and Historic Sites invites the public to attend upcoming events. These events are family friendly and are low or no cost to attend, reservations are recommended. 

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2023 Press Releases
Posted on: June 20, 2023

Former State Rep. Brian Sims Among Expert Panelists in Montco Inclusive Leadership Webinar

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NORRISTOWN, PA — As part of its series on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI), Montgomery County is inviting anyone interested in learning how to better understand their coworkers’ differences and recognize their own biases to attend...

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2023 Press Releases
Posted on: June 15, 2023

Montgomery County Commissioners Appoint Christine Lora County Public Defenders Chief

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NORRISTOWN, PA — The Montgomery County Commissioners today approved the appointment of Christine P. Lora, Esq. as Chief of the County’s Public Defender Office. The hiring marks the culmination of a three-year process that has brought s...

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2023 Press Releases
Posted on: June 13, 2023

Montgomery County Announces 2023 Juneteenth Events

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NORRISTOWN, PA – Montgomery County and community organizations are hosting several events over the next week to celebrate Juneteenth, which marks the end of slavery in the U.S. Although the Emancipation Proclamation took effect in 1863, it was n...

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2023 Press Releases
Posted on: June 12, 2023

Celebrate Juneteenth at Peter Wentz Farmstead, June 17 - 18, 2023

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NORRISTOWN, PA – Join the Peter Wentz Farmstead on June 17 - 18, 2023, in observation of Juneteenth, the holiday commemorating the emancipation of Black enslaved people in America. 

Learn about the journeys of enslaved people seeking the...

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2023 Press Releases
Posted on: June 12, 2023

Emergency Rental & Utility Assistance Program Distributed $100M in Funds

NORRISTOWN, PA – Montgomery County has now distributed more than $100 million in emergency rental and utility assistance to about 8,300 households in need during the COVID-19 pandemic. Montgomery County’s Office of Ho...

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2023 Press Releases
Posted on: June 8, 2023

Montgomery County to Extend Emergency Sheltering Due to Wildfire Smoke and Poor Air Quality

NORRISTOWN, PA – Montgomery County officials released the following statement regarding emergency sheltering from wildfire smoke and poor air quality for individuals experiencing homelessness:

 

"In response to the p...

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2023 Press Releases
Posted on: June 7, 2023

Montgomery County Statement on Emergency Sheltering Due to Wildfire Smoke and Poor Air Quality

NORRISTOWN, PA – Montgomery County officials released the following statement regarding emergency sheltering from wildfire smoke and poor air quality for individuals experiencing homelessness .

"In response to the wildfire smoke and ...

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2023 Press Releases
Posted on: June 1, 2023

2023 Point-In-Time Count Shows Fewer Homeless in Montco Than Last Year But More Living Outside

NORRISTOWN, PA – The 2023 Point-In-Time (PIT) Count has identified more than 350 individuals sleeping in the County’s emergency shelters, transitional housing sites, or outdoors. This figure marks a 37% decrease from the 2022 PIT Count, which bal...

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2023 Press Releases
Posted on: May 30, 2023

Pottsgrove Manor Highlights History with Back-to-Back Events this June

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POTTSTOWN, PA – June is jampacked with historic happenings at Pottsgrove Manor! Uncover the stories of historic Black communities in the French Creek region at the Juneteenth Celebration on Saturday, June 17. Come back the following weekend to be a part o...

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2023 Press Releases
Posted on: May 24, 2023

Enrollment now open for Peter Wentz Farmstead – Colonial Camp 2023

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LANSDALE, PA – Have you ever dreamed of traveling into the past? Well, we may not have a time machine, but we’ve got the next best thing. Join us this summer for the Peter Wentz Farmstead’s Colonial Camp, where you can step b...

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2023 Press Releases
Posted on: May 23, 2023

Montgomery County Awards $2.5M in Montco 2040 Implementation Grants

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Commissioners today announced that 15 projects in the county will receive Montco 2040 Implementation Grants, totaling nearly $2,500,00. As it has in the previous seven years of the program, the county conti...

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2023 Press Releases
Posted on: May 9, 2023

Deadline Extended for 2023 Montgomery Awards Nominations

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Planning Commission (MCPC) has extended the 2023 Montgomery Awards Call for Entries to May 15, 2023. MCPC is looking for projects and individuals/organizations that represent the best in site design...

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2023 Press Releases
Posted on: May 8, 2023

Norristown Residents Asked to Provide Input on Future Community Facility

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NORRISTOWN, PA – As part of its ongoing public engagement, the Montgomery County Recovery Office is seeking input from Norristown residents on plans to create a community gathering space. $7 million in American Rescue Plan Act funds are allocate...

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2023 Press Releases
Posted on: April 28, 2023

8th Annual Montco Trail Challenge Returns This Weekend

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NORRISTOWN, PA – This weekend Montgomery County will celebrate the return of the Montco Trail Challenge for its eighth year. This annual family-friendly program encourages participants to track their visits to select Montgomery County trails to ...

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2023 Press Releases
Posted on: April 27, 2023

Recommendations for 2023 Mosquito Season from the Montgomery County Office of Public Health

NORRISTOWN, PA – With the onset of warmer weather, mosquito season is starting and the Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services Office of Public Health (MCOPH) has steps residents can take to protect themselves from spreading mos...

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2023 Press Releases
Posted on: April 25, 2023

County Announces 12 Secure Ballot Drop-Off Box Locations & Satellite Offices for May 16

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NORRISTOWN, PA – Montgomery County Board of Elections announced it will install 12 secure ballot drop-off boxes throughout the County to help voters meet the May 16 Primary Election deadline. Completed mail-in ballots and absentee ballots may be...

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2023 Press Releases
Posted on: April 13, 2023

Local Historical Sites Announce May and June Events

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NORRISTOWN, PA – Montgomery County Parks, Trails, and Historic Sites invites the public to attend upcoming events hosted at its historic sites in May and June. These events are family friendly and are low or no cost to attend, reservations are r...

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2023 Press Releases
Posted on: April 12, 2023

Montgomery County Celebrates National Community Development Week

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NORRISTOWN, PA – Through a recent proclamation, the Montgomery County Commissioners have recognized April 10-14, 2023, as National Community Development Week. The National Community Development Act was passed through bipartisan legislation in 19...

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2023 Press Releases
Posted on: March 28, 2023

Montgomery County Roads and Bridges Releases 2023 Paving Schedule

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Roads and Bridges Department has released details on its 2023 repaving program. Annual resurfacing operations will begin on Wednesday, March 29, 2023, and are expected to last through April. All work schedu...

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2023 Press Releases
Posted on: March 27, 2023

Montgomery County Household Hazardous Waste Recycling Events Start April 29

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NORRISTOWN, PA – Montgomery County sponsored household hazardous waste collection events will begin on April 29, 2023. The events are by appointment only and pre-registration is required. No televisions, electronics or applianc...

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2023 Press Releases
Posted on: March 24, 2023

SRPRA submits application to FRA’s Corridor Identification and Development Program

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READING, PA — The Schuylkill River Passenger Rail Authority (SRPRA) has taken the next big step toward restoring intercity passenger rail service between Reading and Philadelphia by applying for the Federal Railroad Administration’s Co...

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2023 Press Releases
Posted on: March 23, 2023

Montgomery County Planning Commission Seeks Nominations for 2023 Montgomery Awards

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Planning Commission (MCPC) is looking for projects and individuals/organizations that represent the best in site design, environmental stewardship, and planning advocacy in Montgomery County and invites the...

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2023 Press Releases
Posted on: March 15, 2023

Public Input Sought for Green Lane Park Master Plan Update

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GREEN LANE, PA – Montgomery County Parks, Trails, and Historic Sites has announced a series of public meetings and other interactive public feedback tools to inform the master plan update for Green Lane Park. All interested citizens are invited ...

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2023 Press Releases
Posted on: March 14, 2023

Norristown Farm Park to Conduct Deer Cull

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NORRISTOWN, PA – Montgomery County Park, Trails, and Historic Sites have announced it will conduct a deer cull at Norristown Farm Park. The cull will be held during the month of March in coordination with state and federal agencies. 

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2023 Press Releases
Posted on: March 13, 2023

Montgomery County Opens New Chester Valley Trail Extension

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Commissioners joined with other local officials today to cut the ribbon on the Chester Valley Trail Extension, a 3.8-mile extension of the Chester Valley Trail. This newly completed extension links the exis...

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2023 Press Releases
Posted on: March 13, 2023

Montgomery County Issues Code Blue for March 13 - 15, 2023

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Commissioners, on the advice of the Montgomery County Department of Public Safety, have declared a Code Blue Cold Weather Emergency for Montgomery County based on a review of forecasts from the National Wea...

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2023 Press Releases
Posted on: March 10, 2023

Emergency Road Closure Announced for Gerryville Pike in Marlboro Township

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UPDATE: Gerryville Pike was been reopened to traffic on Friday, March 17, 2023.

GREEN LANE, PA – Montgomery County Roads & Bridges have announced the emergency closure of Gerryville Pike between Upper Ridge Road and Hoppenville Road ...

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2023 Press Releases
Posted on: March 9, 2023

Local Historical Sites Offer Hands-on Programs this Spring

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NORRISTOWN, PA – Montgomery County Parks, Trails, and Historic Sites invites the public to attend upcoming events hosted at its historic sites this spring. These events are family friendly and are low or no cost to attend, reservations are recommended.&am...

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2023 Press Releases
Posted on: February 24, 2023

Montgomery County Issues Code Blue for March 7 - 9, 2023

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Commissioners, on the advice of the Montgomery County Department of Public Safety, have declared a Code Blue Cold Weather Emergency for Montgomery County based on a review of forecasts from the National Wea...

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2023 Press Releases
Posted on: March 7, 2023

Montgomery County Announces Search for Chief of Human Resources

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NORRISTOWN, PA – Montgomery County, Pennsylvania is accepting nominations, inquiries, and applications for an innovative, and strategic leader with well-honed Human Resources (HR) expertise, and a commitment to customer-focused excellence in ord...

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2023 Press Releases
Posted on: March 7, 2023

Lane Closures Begin March 8 for Ridge Pike Improvement Project

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Planning Commission announced today that starting Wednesday, March 8, 2023, single lane road closures will be in effect on Ridge Pike. The lane closure will be in effect from Pine Ridge Road through Northwe...

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2023 Press Releases
Posted on: March 2, 2023

Nonprofits, Municipalities, and Developers Encouraged to Apply for Homelessness Reduction Grants

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Department of Health & Human Services (HHS), Office of Housing and Community Development (OHCD) has opened applications for community development, housing development, and nonprofits and homeless servic...

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2023 Press Releases
Posted on: March 1, 2023

Montgomery County to Begin Replacement Project of Mill Creek Road Bridge in Lower Merion Township

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NORRISTOWN, PA – Montgomery County Roads and Bridges announced today that construction will begin on Monday, March 6, 2023, to replace the Mill Creek Bridge (County Bridge 6), which has been closed since September 2021 due to severe damage cause...

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2023 Press Releases
Posted on: February 27, 2023

Public Invited to Open House on Progress of Cross County Trail West

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Planning Commission (MCPC), in partnership with its consultant team led by NV5, has been studying the feasibility of completing the Cross County Trail in Plymouth and Whitemarsh Townships and has announced ...

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2023 Press Releases
Posted on: February 24, 2023

Montgomery County Issues Code Blue for February 24 - 25, 2023

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Commissioners, on the advice of the Montgomery County Department of Public Safety, have declared a Code Blue Cold Weather Emergency for Montgomery County based on a review of forecasts from the National Wea...

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2023 Press Releases
Posted on: February 23, 2023

Montgomery County to Begin Replacement of Sterigere Street Bridge in Norristown

NORRISTOWN, PA – Montgomery County Roads and Bridges announced today that construction will begin on Monday, March 6, 2023 for a project to replace the Sterigere Street Bridge (Bridge 177). This project will improve mobility and safety on Sterig...

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2023 Press Releases
Posted on: February 17, 2023

Montgomery County Issues Code Blue for February 17 - 18, 2023

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Commissioners, on the advice of the Montgomery County Department of Public Safety, have declared a Code Blue Cold Weather Emergency for Montgomery County based on a review of forecasts from the National Weather Servi...

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2023 Press Releases
Posted on: February 15, 2023

Montgomery County Announces Tamra Williams as Director of Health and Human Services

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Commissioners have announced the appointment of Dr. Tamra Williams as Director of the Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) after conducting a national search. Dr. Williams will le...

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2023 Press Releases
Posted on: February 1, 2023

Montgomery County Issues Code Blue for February 1 - 5, 2023

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Commissioners, on the advice of the Montgomery County Department of Public Safety, have declared a Code Blue Cold Weather Emergency for Montgomery County based on a review of forecasts from the National Weather Servi...

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2023 Press Releases
Posted on: January 31, 2023

Montgomery County Courts Appoint Jamila H. Winder to Montgomery County Board of Commissioners

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas has voted to appoint Jamila H. Winder, of East Norriton, to fill the vacancy on the Montgomery County Board of Commissioners. In a historic appointment, Ms. Winder will serve as the first female...

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2023 Press Releases
Posted on: January 30, 2023

Montgomery County Accepting Montco 2040 Implementation Grant Applications

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Planning Commission (MCPC) seeks applications for the 2023 cycle of the Montco 2040 Implementation Grant Program. This program provides funds to municipalities to make targeted physical improvements that achieve prog...

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2023 Press Releases
Posted on: January 26, 2023

Montgomery County to Host Black History Month Program

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NORRISTOWN, PA – Montgomery County’s Black History Month Committee invites the community to attend a four-week long virtual series of panel discussions for Black History Month. This year’s program will focus on the national t...

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2023 Press Releases
Posted on: January 24, 2023

Montgomery County Invites Public to Comment on Draft County Hazard Mitigation Plan Update

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Planning Commission has announced the proposed draft update to the Montgomery County 2017 Hazard Mitigation Plan is available for public review and comment. The update, scheduled to be completed in 2023, will continu...

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2023 Press Releases
Posted on: January 23, 2023

Montgomery County Issues “Code Blue” for January 23 - 24, 2023

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Commissioners, on the advice of the Montgomery County Department of Public Safety, have declared a Code Blue Cold Weather Emergency for Montgomery County based on a review of forecasts from the National Wea...

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2023 Press Releases
Posted on: January 18, 2023

Registration is Open for Spring Master Naturalist Training Course at Norristown Farm Park

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NORRISTOWN, PA – Norristown Farm Park, in partnership with nonprofit Pennsylvania Master Naturalist, will host a volunteer Master Naturalist Training Course where Montgomery County residents can learn more about nature and support conservation e...

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2023 Press Releases
Posted on: January 13, 2023

Montgomery County Issues “Code Blue” for January 13 - 16, 2023

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Commissioners, on the advice of the Montgomery County Department of Public Safety, have declared a Code Blue Cold Weather Emergency for Montgomery County based on a review of forecasts from the National Weather Servi...

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2023 Press Releases
Posted on: January 11, 2023

Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas Announces Process to Fill Commissioner Vacancy

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NORRISTOWN, PA – President Judge Carolyn Tornetta Carluccio, having been formally advised that Commissioner Chair Dr. Valerie A. Arkoosh has resigned her position as Montgomery County Commissioner effective January 17, 2023, hereby directs that anyone int...

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2023 Press Releases

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Posted on: December 23, 2022

Montgomery County Courts and Offices Will Close at Noon

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NORRISTOWN, PA – Montgomery County officials announced all Courts, facilities, and government offices will close at Noon today, December 23, 2022, due to inclement weather.

Montgomery County asks that drivers use caution if they have to drive and...

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2022 Press Releases
Posted on: December 22, 2022

Montgomery County Issues Code Blue Cold Weather Declaration for December 23-27, 2022

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Commissioners, on the advice of the Montgomery County Department of Public Safety, have declared a Code Blue Cold Weather Emergency for Montgomery County based on a review of fore...

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2022 Press Releases
Posted on: December 19, 2022

Montgomery County Finance Department Encourages Eligible Residents to Apply for Tax Assistance

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Finance Department is reminding county homeowners and renters that they may be eligible for tax assistance to defer or reduce their county tax, property tax, or rent payments.

This week, December 19-23, 2022...

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2022 Press Releases
Posted on: December 16, 2022

Montgomery County Issues “Code Blue” Cold Weather Declaration for December 16 - 20, 2022

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Commissioners, on the advice of the Montgomery County Department of Public Safety, have declared a “Code Blue” Cold Weather Emergency for Montgomery County based on a review of forecasts...

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2022 Press Releases
Posted on: December 14, 2022

Montgomery County “Code Blue” Extended to December 15, 2022

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Commissioners, on the advice of the Montgomery County Department of Public Safety, have declared a “Code Blue” Cold Weather Emergency for Montgomery County based on a review of forecasts...

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2022 Press Releases
Posted on: December 13, 2022

Montgomery County “Code Blue” Extended to December 14, 2022

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Commissioners, on the advice of the Montgomery County Department of Public Safety, have declared a “Code Blue” Cold Weather Emergency for Montgomery County based on a review of forecasts...

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2022 Press Releases
Posted on: December 12, 2022

Pennypacker Mills Presents: Traveling on the Perkiomen Railroad

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SCHWENKSVILLE, PA – On Saturday, January 28, 2023, at 1 p.m., guests are invited to Pennypacker Mills for a free, in-depth presentation on the Perkiomen Railroad, presented by Steve Mallon, President of the Perkiomen Railroad Historical Society....

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2022 Press Releases
Posted on: December 12, 2022

Montgomery County Issues “Code Blue” Cold Weather Declaration for December 12 - 13, 2022

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Commissioners, on the advice of the Montgomery County Department of Public Safety, have declared a “Code Blue” Cold Weather Emergency for Montgomery County based on a review of forecasts...

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2022 Press Releases
Posted on: December 9, 2022

Montgomery County Issues “Code Blue” Cold Weather Declaration for December 9 - 10, 2022

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Commissioners, on the advice of the Montgomery County Department of Public Safety, have declared a “Code Blue” Cold Weather Emergency for Montgomery County based on a review of forecasts...

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2022 Press Releases
Posted on: December 7, 2022

Montgomery County Seeks Public Input on New County Comprehensive Plan

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Planning Commission (MCPC) invites everyone to take part in the planning for the county’s upcoming 2050 comprehensive plan. The plan, Montco 2050: A Comprehensive Plan for a Changing World, will g...

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2022 Press Releases
Posted on: December 6, 2022

County Workforce Development Boards Receive Grant to Better Serve LGBTQIA+ Job Seekers

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Workforce Development Board (MontcoWorks), in partnership with the Delaware County Workforce Development Board, announced they have received an LGBTQIA+ Support Grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Lab...

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2022 Press Releases
Posted on: November 30, 2022

Montgomery County Issues “Code Blue” Cold Weather Declaration for November 30 - December 1, 2022

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Commissioners, on the advice of the Montgomery County Department of Public Safety, have declared a “Code Blue” Cold Weather Emergency for Montgomery County based on a review of forecasts...

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2022 Press Releases
Posted on: November 22, 2022

Local Historic Homes Offer Holiday Tours & Events

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NORRISTOWN, PA – Montgomery County Parks, Trails, and Historic Sites invites the public to attend upcoming holiday events and tours hosted at its historic sites throughout the remainder of November and December. These events are family friendly ...

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2022 Press Releases
Posted on: November 21, 2022

Montgomery County “Code Blue” Extended to November 22, 2022

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Commissioners, on the advice of the Montgomery County Department of Public Safety, have declared a “Code Blue” Cold Weather Emergency for Montgomery County based on a review of forecasts...

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2022 Press Releases
Posted on: November 18, 2022

Montgomery County Releases Proposed 2023 Budget and Capital Improvement Plan

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Commissioners have released the proposed 2023 Budget and Five-year Capital Improvement Plan. This budget continues the County’s commitment to the highest quality delivery of services to constituen...

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2022 Press Releases
Posted on: November 17, 2022

Montgomery County Issues “Code Blue” Cold Weather Declaration for November 17 - 21, 2022

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Commissioners, on the advice of the Montgomery County Department of Public Safety, have declared a “Code Blue” Cold Weather Emergency for Montgomery County based on a r...

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2022 Press Releases
Posted on: November 17, 2022

Five Outstanding Projects and an Exceptional Advocate Receive 2022 Montgomery Awards

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NORRISTOWN, PA – Five outstanding projects and their creators and a dedicated advocate of promoting good planning and design through historic preservation, land conservation, and livable and walkable communities were honored yesterday at a Montgomery Awar...

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2022 Press Releases
Posted on: November 16, 2022

Montgomery County to Host National Adoption Day Celebration

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NORRISTOWN, PA – National Adoption Day is a collective effort to raise awareness of children waiting to be adopted from foster care in the United States. More than 123,000 children in the United States foster care system are waiting to be adopte...

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2022 Press Releases
Posted on: November 15, 2022

Green Lane Park Announces November Educational Programs

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GREEN LANE, PA – Montgomery County’s Green Lane Park will host three educational programs in November.

Holiday Craft WorkshopSaturday November 19, 2022, at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.Participants can choose from several craft projects including a holiday centerpiec...

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2022 Press Releases
Posted on: November 14, 2022

Virtual Public Meeting Scheduled for Input on County’s Hazard Mitigation Plan

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Planning Commission is hosting a virtual webinar on the County’s hazard mitigation plan on Thursday, November 17, 2022, from 4 to 5 p.m. Meeting participants will hear a progress report on the 202...

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2022 Press Releases
Posted on: November 11, 2022

County Encourages Participation in Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week

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NORRISTOWN, PA – November 12-20, 2022, is Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week, a national initiative to shine a spotlight on the problems of hunger and homelessness and organize local communities to take action. 

Organizations in Mont...

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2022 Press Releases
Posted on: November 10, 2022

Public Webinars Planned for National Apprenticeship Week

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Workforce Development Board, MontcoWorks, in partnership with the Bucks County Workforce Development Board, announces a special National Apprenticeship Week webinar for career seekers of all ages as well as...

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2022 Press Releases
Posted on: November 7, 2022

Montgomery County Reminds Media of Photography Rules for Polling Places

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NORRISTOWN, PA – Ahead of tomorrow’s General Election, Montgomery County Voter Services is reminding members of the media that photography is prohibited in Montgomery County polling places.

The Pennsylvania Election Code limits access t...

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2022 Press Releases
Posted on: November 4, 2022

Montgomery County Announces Campaign Yard Sign Recycling Sites

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Recycling Office reminds residents that the drop-off recycling program for campaign yard signs will begin after the 2022 General Election starting on November 9, 2022. 

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2022 Press Releases
Posted on: November 3, 2022

Cross County Trail West Feasibility Study Open House Planned for November 17

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Planning Commission (MCPC), in partnership with its consultant team led by NV5, has initiated work on studying the feasibility of completing the Cross County Trail in Plymouth and Whitemarsh Townships. The ...

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2022 Press Releases
Posted on: November 2, 2022

Pottsgrove Manor Welcomes Dan Graham to Share Iron History

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POTTSTOWN, PA – Iron researcher and author, Dan Graham, presents on the historic origins of the Pennsylvania iron industry, through the story of Thomas Rutter this Saturday, November 5, 2022, at 1 p.m., at Pottsgrove Manor.

Before the Potts family became t...

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2022 Press Releases
Posted on: October 28, 2022

SRPRA Formalizes Agreement with Transportation for America

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READING, PA The Schuylkill River Passenger Rail Authority (SRPRA) voted unanimously at its meeting on October 24, 2022, to approve an agreement with Smart Growth America through their Transportation for America (T4A)...

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2022 Press Releases
Posted on: October 26, 2022

Swamp Pike Bridge in New Hanover Township Reopens Ahead of Schedule

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NORRISTOWN, PA – Montgomery County Roads and Bridges Department announced today that the Swamp Pike Bridge in New Hanover Township has reopened approximately one month ahead of schedule.

The original bridge located at the New Hanover Squ...

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2022 Press Releases
Posted on: October 21, 2022

Public Invited to Trail Junction Center Open House in Norristown

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The public is invited to stop by during an open house for the Trail Junction Center, located at Lafayette and DeKalb Streets in Norristown, this Saturday, October 22, 2022, between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Join us to learn about this ...

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2022 Press Releases
Posted on: October 20, 2022

Five Municipal Projects Receive Montgomery County Transportation Program Grants

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Commissioners announced today that five projects across the county will receive Montgomery County Transportation Program (CTP) grants for the 2022 funding cycle. These grants are part of the fifth round for...

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2022 Press Releases
Posted on: October 19, 2022

Green Lane Park to Host Fall Foliage Ramble on October 29

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GREEN LANE, PA – Montgomery County’s Green Lane Park will host a “Fall Foliage Ramble” on Saturday, October 29, 2022, beginning at 1 p.m. Join us for a stroll on the beautiful Blue Trail as we investigate the wonder...

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2022 Press Releases
Posted on: October 18, 2022

County Announces Secure Ballot Drop Box Locations & Satellite Offices for November 8 Election

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NORRISTOWN, PA — Montgomery County Board of Elections announced today it will install 12 secure ballot drop-off boxes and satellite offices throughout the County to help voters meet the November 8 General Election dead...

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2022 Press Releases
Posted on: October 11, 2022

Public Invited to Share Priorities for New Montgomery County Comprehensive Plan

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NORRISTOWN, PA — The Montgomery County Planning Commission (MCPC) invites the public to join county staff for a brief presentation to kick off the planning process for Montco 2050: A Comprehensive Plan for a Changing World. This will be the coun...

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2022 Press Releases
Posted on: October 5, 2022

Montgomery County Announces No-Cost Community Vaccination Events

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Office of Public Health has announced seven upcoming community events starting tomorrow Thursday, October 6 for residents to get their annual flu shot and their bivalent COVID booster at no cost. 

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2022 Press Releases
Posted on: October 4, 2022

Montco StoryWalk® Announces Story Contest Winners

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NORRISTOWN, PA - Just in time to celebrate its one-year anniversary, the Montco StoryWalk® has announced the winners of the first annual Montco StoryWalk® Story Contest. 

The Montgomery County Office of Public Health (MCOPH), Divis...

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2022 Press Releases
Posted on: October 3, 2022

“Washington in Worcester” Exhibit Now Open at Peter Wentz Farmstead

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LANSDALE, PA – The Peter Wentz Farmstead is pleased to announce the opening of its brand-new exhibit, “From Home to Headquarters: Washington in Worcester” running September 30 through November 29. Visitors are invited to go b...

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2022 Press Releases
Posted on: September 29, 2022

Chair Arkoosh Highlights Federal Investments Coming to Montgomery County During White House Visit

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NORRISTOWN, PA – Today Dr. Val Arkoosh, chair of the Montgomery County Commissioners attended the Communities in Action: Building a Better Pennsylvania event at the White House. During her visit, Chair Arkoosh highlighted how the Bipartisan Infr...

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2022 Press Releases
Posted on: September 22, 2022

Montgomery County Hosting Hiring Event for Correctional Officers in Eagleville

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EAGLEVILLE, PA – The Montgomery County Correctional Facility and the Montgomery County Department of Human Resources are inviting interested candidates for the role of correctional officer to a walk-up hiring event on Saturday, October 15, 2022....

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2022 Press Releases
Posted on: September 21, 2022

Pennypacker Mills Announces All Hallows’ Eve Fall Festival

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SCHWENKSVILLE, PA – Join the fun on Saturday, October 15, from 1 to 4 p.m. as Pennypacker Mills celebrates Halloween with hayrides around the meadow, kid-crafts, pumpkin painting, hay pile jumping, a bean bag toss game, and seasonal refreshments...

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2022 Press Releases
Posted on: September 20, 2022

Schuylkill River Passenger Rail Authority Appoints Thomas Frawley as Interim Executive Director

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READING, PA – Members of the Schuylkill River Passenger Rail Authority (SRPRA) voted unanimously yesterday to appoint Thomas E. Frawley, P.E. Esq, as Interim Executive Director for the SRPRA, effectively immediately.  

As Interim Executi...

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2022 Press Releases
Posted on: September 19, 2022

Free In-Person Car Seat Checks Offered During National Child Passenger Safety Week

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services Office of Public Health (OPH) is participating in Child Passenger Safety Week this week from September 18-24, 2022. The week is dedicated to helping parents and careg...

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2022 Press Releases
Posted on: September 14, 2022

Montgomery County Announces Voting Telephone Town Hall

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NORRISTOWN, PA – Montgomery County Voter Services Office announced today that it will hold a Telephone Town Hall on September 28 at 6 p.m. to provide voters with the information they need to make their voice heard in this November’s General Election. &...

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2022 Press Releases
Posted on: September 16, 2022

County Commissioners Allocate Additional $1.2 Million to Support Unhoused Population

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NORRISTOWN, PA – During their board meeting yesterday, the Montgomery County Commissioners took action to allocate an additional $1.2 million dollars in funding to support the county’s unhoused population through increased street outre...

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2022 Press Releases
Posted on: September 15, 2022

Update on Sheriff’s Deputies Injured at SCI Phoenix Training Exercise

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NORRISTOWN, PA – Montgomery County is providing the following updates regarding this morning’s training exercise at SCI Phoenix.

Today, three members of the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office (MSCO) Bomb Squad participated in ...

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2022 Press Releases
Posted on: September 13, 2022

Upper Perkiomen Bird and Wildlife Festival Returns to Green Lane Park

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GREEN LANE, PA – Montgomery County’s Green Lane Park will host the 11th Annual Upper Perkiomen Bird and Wildlife Festival on Saturday, September 24, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Visitors are invited to come to the park for a memorable day of ...

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2022 Press Releases
Posted on: September 12, 2022

Mosquito Spraying in Lansdale Borough on September 14, 2022

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Office of Public Health (OPH), after consulting with the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP) and Lansdale Borough and Upper Gwynedd Township officials, will be adulticiding (spraying) to contr...

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2022 Press Releases
Posted on: September 9, 2022

Montgomery County Commerce Department Announces Virtual Economic Development Financing Forum

NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Commerce Department invites bankers, accountants, lawyers, and other interested partners to attend a virtual forum on the economic development finance tools available to support business growth and...

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2022 Press Releases
Posted on: September 8, 2022

Pennypacker Mills to Host Edgar Allen Poe Porch Performance

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SCHWENKSVILLE, PA – Visitors are invited to Pennypacker Mills on October 1, 2022 for this year’s final Porch Performance, Edgar Allen Poe: Readings from Virginia Poe. 

Actress Alisa Dupuy will portray Virginia Clemm Poe and tal...

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2022 Press Releases
Posted on: September 7, 2022

County Announces Free Distribution of Potassium Iodide Tablets for Limerick Area Residents

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NORRISTOWN, PA – On Thursday, September 15, 2022, the Montgomery County Office of Public Health (OPH) will provide free potassium iodide (KI) tablets to Montgomery County residents who live, work, or attend schools within a 10-mile radius of the...

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2022 Press Releases
Posted on: September 2, 2022

Lane Closures Coming to Barren Hill Road on September 6

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NORRISTOWN, PA – As part of the Ridge Pike Improvement Project, Barren Hill Road will have intermittent single lane closures on Tuesday, September 6, 2022. Single lane closures with flagging will be in effect from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Barren Hill Road betw...

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2022 Press Releases
Posted on: August 31, 2022

Mosquito Spraying in Upper Providence Township on September 2, 2022

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Office of Public Health (OPH), after consulting with the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP) and Upper Providence Township officials, will be adulticiding (spraying) to control the adult mosqu...

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2022 Press Releases
Posted on: August 30, 2022

Mosquito Spraying in Ambler Borough on September 1, 2022

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Office of Public Health (OPH), after consulting with the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP) and Ambler Borough officials, will be adulticiding (spraying) to control the adult mosquito populat...

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2022 Press Releases
Posted on: August 29, 2022

Mosquito Spraying in West Pottsgrove Borough on August 31, 2022

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Office of Public Health (OPH), after consulting with the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP) and West Pottsgrove Borough officials, will be adulticiding (spraying) to control the adult mosquit...

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2022 Press Releases
Posted on: August 25, 2022

Peter Wentz Farmstead Announces Upcoming Civil War Themed Weekend

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LANSDALE, PA – The Civil War is coming to the Peter Wentz Farmstead on September 17 and 18, 2022! Visitors are invited to experience how the War affected society from both a military and civilian perspective.

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2022 Press Releases
Posted on: August 24, 2022

MontcoWorks Announces Fall Job Fair at Plymouth Meeting Mall

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NORRISTOWN, PA – MontcoWorks and PA CareerLink® Montgomery County are partnering with the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Montgomery County to hold a job fair and business expo at the Plymouth Meeting Mall on Tuesday October 11, 2022 fro...

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2022 Press Releases
Posted on: August 22, 2022

Mosquito Spraying in Lower Moreland on August 24 and 25, 2022

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Office of Public Health (OPH), after consulting with the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP) and Lower Moreland Township officials, will be adulticiding (spraying) to control the adu...

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2022 Press Releases
Posted on: August 22, 2022

Lutheran Road Bridge over Minister Creek in New Hanover Township Now Open

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NORRISTOWN, PA – Montgomery County Roads and Bridges Department announced today that Lutheran Road Bridge (#163) in New Hanover Township is now open to vehicular traffic for the start of the school year. 

Work was completed four months a...

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2022 Press Releases
Posted on: August 19, 2022

Lane Closures Continue on Ridge Pike Week of August 22

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NORRISTOWN, PA – Montgomery County has announced pre-construction activities will continue on Ridge Pike between Crescent Avenue and Northwestern Avenue during the week of Monday, August 22, 2022. Single lane closures with flagging will be in ef...

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2022 Press Releases
Posted on: August 12, 2022

Mosquito Spraying in Norristown Municipality on August 17, 2022

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Office of Public Health (OPH), after consulting with the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP) and Norristown Municipality officials, will be adulticiding (spraying) to control the adult mosquito population in se...

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2022 Press Releases
Posted on: August 11, 2022

Lane Closures Continue on Ridge Pike Week of August 15

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NORRISTOWN, PA – Montgomery County has announced pre-construction activities will continue on Ridge Pike between Crescent Avenue and Northwestern Avenue during the week of Monday, August 15, 2022. Single lane closures with flagging will be in ef...

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2022 Press Releases
Posted on: August 10, 2022

Qi Gong Circle Installed Along Schuylkill River Trail in Norristown

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Office of Public Health, in partnership with Montgomery County Parks, Trails, and Historic Sites and the Montgomery County Planning Commission, are proud to announce the creation of a Qi Gong Circle along the Schuylk...

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2022 Press Releases
Posted on: August 9, 2022

Update: Lane Closures Continue on Ridge Pike Week of August 8 with signal installation at Manor Road

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NORRISTOWN, PA – Montgomery County has announced pre-construction activities will continue on Ridge Pike between Crescent Avenue and Northwestern Avenue during the week of Monday, August 8, 2022. Single lane closures with flagging will be in eff...

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2022 Press Releases
Posted on: August 9, 2022

Montgomery County Announces A Code Red Hot Weather Emergency for August 9, 2022

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Commissioners, on the advice of the Montgomery County Department of Public Safety, have declared a "Code Red" Hot Weather Emergency for Montgomery County based on a review of for...

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2022 Press Releases
Posted on: August 8, 2022

MontcoWorks Announces Free Training Courses for Careers in Technical Support and Digital Marketing

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NORRISTOWN, PA – MontcoWorks and the Montgomery County Commerce Department are excited to announce a free training program for Montco residents seeking careers with two in-demand technology occupations. Facili...

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2022 Press Releases
Posted on: August 8, 2022

Montgomery County Announces A Code Red Hot Weather Emergency for August 8, 2022

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Commissioners, on the advice of the Montgomery County Department of Public Safety, have declared a "Code Red" Hot Weather Emergency for Montgomery County based on a review of for...

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2022 Press Releases
Posted on: August 5, 2022

Lane Closures Continue on Ridge Pike Week of August 8

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NORRISTOWN, PA – Montgomery County has announced pre-construction activities will continue on Ridge Pike between Crescent Avenue and Northwestern Avenue during the week of Monday, August 8, 2022. Single lane closures with flagging will be in eff...

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2022 Press Releases
Posted on: August 4, 2022

Montgomery County Announces A Code Red Hot Weather Emergency for August 4, 2022

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Commissioners, on the advice of the Montgomery County Department of Public Safety, have declared a "Code Red" Hot Weather Emergency for Montgomery County based on a review of for...

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2022 Press Releases
Posted on: August 4, 2022

New Outdoor StoryWalk® Now Installed at Pennypacker Mills

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SCHWENKSVILLE, PA – Visitors are invited to visit Pennypacker Mills to experience a new StoryWalk® installed along its scenic grounds. The first book on display is “George Washington and the General’s Dog” a...

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2022 Press Releases
Posted on: August 2, 2022

Upper Schuylkill Valley Park Announces Butterfly Celebration

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ROYERSFORD, PA – The public is invited to Upper Schuylkill Valley Park on Saturday, August 27 from 10 a.m. to Noon celebrate a beautiful little insect, the butterfly!

This annual program includes information on tagging, feeding, and raising butte...

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2022 Press Releases
Posted on: July 29, 2022

Lane Closures Continue on Ridge Pike Week of August 1

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NORRISTOWN, PA – Montgomery County has announced pre-construction activities will continue on Ridge Pike between Crescent Avenue and Northwestern Avenue during the week of Monday, August 1, 2022. Single lane closures with flagging will be in eff...

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2022 Press Releases
Posted on: July 27, 2022

Montgomery County Announces Careers of Tomorrow Expo for Students, Seeks Supporters and Exhibitors

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Commerce Department and MontcoWorks have announced an upcoming multi-industry career fair for Montgomery County students in grades 8 through 12 on Tuesday October 25, 2022 (note updated date) at the Greater...

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2022 Press Releases
Posted on: July 22, 2022

Lane Closures Continue on Ridge Pike Week of July 25

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NORRISTOWN, PA – Montgomery County has announced pre-construction activities will continue on Ridge Pike between Crescent Avenue and Northwestern Avenue during the week of Monday, July 25, 2022. Single lane closures with flagging will be in effe...

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2022 Press Releases
Posted on: July 21, 2022

Nineteen Projects Receive Community Development Block Grant Funding from Montgomery County

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Commissioners today announced that nineteen projects in the county will receive Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The CDBG Program p...

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2022 Press Releases
Posted on: July 21, 2022

Montgomery County Announces A Code Red Hot Weather Emergency for July 21, 2022

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Commissioners, on the advice of the Montgomery County Department of Public Safety, have declared a "Code Red" Hot Weather Emergency for Montgomery County based on a review of for...

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2022 Press Releases
Posted on: July 20, 2022

Schuylkill River Passenger Rail Authority Takes First Official Step to Restore Passenger Rail

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READING, PA – Following its first meeting, the Schuylkill River Passenger Rail Authority (SRPRA) has submitted a letter of intent to the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) to restore passenger rail from Reading to Philadelphia. This initial procedural ...

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2022 Press Releases
Posted on: July 20, 2022

Montgomery County Announces Sign-on Bonus for New Hires

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Commissioners in partnership with the Human Resources Department have announced a sign-on bonus for eligible roles at the County. This bonus is being offered to help recruit for critical roles with high vaca...

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2022 Press Releases
Posted on: July 18, 2022

Montgomery County Releases Draft Recovery Plan

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The Montgomery County Recovery Office has released the draft funding recommendations for use of $161.4 million in Pandemic Recovery Funds for public comment. The Draft Recovery Plan recommends investment into priorities identified by the communit...

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2022 Press Releases
Posted on: July 15, 2022

Lane Closures to Begin on Ridge Pike Starting Week of July 18

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NORRISTOWN, PA – Montgomery County has announced pre-construction activities will begin on Ridge Pike between Crescent Avenue and Northwestern Avenue starting on Monday, July 18, 2022. Single lane closures with flagging will be in effect from 9 ...

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2022 Press Releases
Posted on: July 12, 2022

Visitors Invited to Learn About the Past this Summer at Pottsgrove Manor

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POTTSTOWN, PA – Visitors of all ages are invited to take part in the games and amusements of colonial Pennsylvania and learn more about the museum with events at Pottsgrove Manor throughout the summer. 

18th Century Sports DaySaturday, J...

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2022 Press Releases
Posted on: June 30, 2022

County Announces Road Closure for Upcoming Infrastructure Improvements in New Hanover Township

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NORRISTOWN, PA – Montgomery County Roads and Bridges announced today that a detour will begin on Tuesday, July 5, 2022 on Swamp Pike between New Hanover Square Road and Ridge Pike. The detour is necessary to reconstruct the Swamp Pike Bridge (Bridge 166) ...

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2022 Press Releases
Posted on: June 29, 2022

Montgomery County Launches National Search for Health and Human Services Director

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NORRISTOWN, PA – Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, the third largest county in the Commonwealth, is seeking qualified applicants for its next Health and Human Services (HHS) Director.

The HHS Director is responsible for the coordination, developme...

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2022 Press Releases
Posted on: June 28, 2022

Pennypacker Mills Announces Summer Happenings

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SCHWENKSVILLE, PA – The public is invited to Pennypacker Mills, the historic mansion home of former Pennsylvania Governor Samuel W. Pennypacker to attend upcoming summer programs at the historic site. 

Porch Performance: “Fire ...

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2022 Press Releases
Posted on: June 27, 2022

Montgomery County Maintains Triple A Bond Rating for Fifth Year

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Commissioners announced today that Montgomery County has received the highest bond rating—Aaa with a stable outlook—from Moody’s Investors Service for the fifth year in a row.&...

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2022 Press Releases
Posted on: June 23, 2022

Peter Wentz Farmstead Now Accepting Registrations for Kids Colonial Camp July 11-15, 2022

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LANSDALE, PA –  Have you ever dreamed of traveling into the past? Well, we may not have a time machine, but we’ve got the next best thing. Join us this summer for the Peter Wentz Farmstead’s Colonial Camp, where you ...

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2022 Press Releases
Posted on: June 14, 2022

Montgomery County Invites Public Feedback on Cross County Trail East Proposed Final Alignment

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Planning Commission (MCPC), in partnership with its technical and engineering consultant, NV5, is nearing completion of its feasibility study of the easternmost segment of Montgomery County’s Cross County Trail. This...

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2022 Press Releases
Posted on: June 14, 2022

Montgomery County Planning Commission Releases Return on Environment Study

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Board of Commissioners has formally accepted a new county study, Return on Environment: The Economic Impact of Protected Open Space in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. The study demonstrates how protected open space—...

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2022 Press Releases
Posted on: June 10, 2022

Montgomery County Announces Juneteenth Events

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NORRISTOWN, PA – Montgomery County and community organizations are hosting more than 20 upcoming events over the next week to celebrate Juneteenth, which marks the end of slavery in the U.S. Although the Emancipation Proclamation took effect in 1863, it w...

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2022 Press Releases
Posted on: June 8, 2022

Your Way Home Releases Preliminary Montgomery County 2022 Point-In-Time Count

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Office of Housing and Community Development in collaboration with Your Way Home conducted the Annual Point-in-Time (PIT) Count on Tuesday, January 25, 2022. Over 100 volunteers assisted in the effort to accurately co...

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2022 Press Releases
Posted on: June 2, 2022

Montgomery County Announces Nominating Committee to Create Public Defender Advisory Board

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NORRISTOWN, PA – In 2020, Montgomery County contracted with Temple University to identify issues and provide recommendations with regard to the best governance structure for its Office of the Public Defender. One of the primary recommendations o...

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2022 Press Releases
Posted on: May 25, 2022

Pottsgrove Manor Invites Community to Two Juneteenth Programs

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POTTSTOWN, PA – The public is invited to join Pottsgrove Manor for a Juneteenth Book Club and lecture on Saturday, June 18, 2022 to honor the history of the black experience in America.

Juneteenth Book Club Saturday, June 18, 10 a.m. to Noon&n...

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2022 Press Releases
Posted on: May 23, 2022

Eighteen Projects Receive Montco 2040 Implementation Grants from Montgomery County

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Commissioners today announced that eighteen projects in the county will receive Montco 2040 Implementation Grants. The new grants continue an exciting program aimed at implementing the county comprehensive ...

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2022 Press Releases
Posted on: May 20, 2022

Montgomery County Moves to CDC High COVID-19 Community Level, Urges the Public to Take Precautions

NORRISTOWN, PA – Today the Montgomery County Office of Public Health announced the County is now in the CDC-defined “high” level of community transmission for COVID-19. The public is urged to wear a mask indoors in public, stay up to date with COVID-19 va...

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2022 Press Releases
Posted on: May 18, 2022

Green Lane Park Summer Concert Series Sponsored by PECO Starts This Weekend

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GREEN LANE, PA – Green Lane Park announced it will kick off its 2022 Summer Concert Series this weekend. Visitors are invited to attend these live open-air performances on Sunday evenings from 6-8 p.m. Four concerts will be hosted throughout the...

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2022 Press Releases
Posted on: May 12, 2022

Pennypacker Mills Announces June Events

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SCHWENKSVILLE, PA – Looking for new and exciting events for the whole family to enjoy? Pennypacker Mills is the place! The following events will be held in June.

Meet Harriet TubmanSaturday, June 4 at 4 p.m. In celebration of Juneteenth,...

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2022 Press Releases
Posted on: May 11, 2022

Montgomery County Office of Public Health Provides Recommendations for 2022 Mosquito Season

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NORRISTOWN, PA – With the onset of warmer weather, mosquito season is starting and the Montgomery County Office of Public Health (MCOPH) has steps residents can take to protect themselves from spreading mosquito-borne disease.

Mosquito-borne disease can sp...

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2022 Press Releases
Posted on: May 5, 2022

Montgomery County Announces Juneteenth Art and Prose of Freedom Contest

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NORRISTOWN, PA – In anticipation of upcoming Juneteenth events across the county, Montgomery County announced plans to hold the inaugural Art and Prose of Freedom Contest

The theme for this year's contest is “What does freedom mean to you?” Stud...

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2022 Press Releases
Posted on: May 4, 2022

7th Annual Montco Trail Challenge Returns

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*This post has been updated to reflect the new kickoff date of June 4, 2022.

NORRISTOWN, PA – Montgomery County announced today the return of the Montco Trail Challenge for its seventh year. This annual family-friendly program encourages particip...

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2022 Press Releases
Posted on: April 29, 2022

Montgomery County Breaks Ground on Ridge Pike Improvement Project

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LAFAYETTE HILL, PA – Today Montgomery County officials broke ground on Section D of the Ridge Pike Improvement Project from Crescent Avenue to Philadelphia. 

Section D of the Ridge Pike Improvement Project, located in Whitemarsh and Springfield To...

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2022 Press Releases
Posted on: April 27, 2022

Montgomery, Berks, and Chester Counties Authorize Creation of Passenger Rail Authority

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The County Commissioners in Montgomery, Berks, and Chester counties have authorized the creation of the Schuylkill River Passenger Rail Authority to oversee and implement the restoration of passenger rail service between Reading and Phila...

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2022 Press Releases
Posted on: April 27, 2022

Trail Opening Joins Montgomery and Bucks County Trail Systems

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NORRISTOWN, PA – Government officials representing Montgomery and Bucks counties joined regional community groups and trail enthusiasts Wednesday to celebrate the opening of a multi-use trail connecting the two counties.

County officials and planners cut t...

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2022 Press Releases
Posted on: April 21, 2022

Montgomery County Household Hazardous Waste Recycling Events Start April 30

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NORRISTOWN, PA – Montgomery County sponsored household hazardous waste collection events will begin on April 30, 2022. The events are by appointment only and pre-registration is required. No televisions, electronics or appliances are acc...

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2022 Press Releases
Posted on: April 22, 2022

Montco Invites Public to Webinar on County Hazard Mitigation Plan Update April 25 and 26

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NORRISTOWN, PA – Montgomery County is offering a second round of public webinars as part of the update process for its hazard mitigation plan (HMP). The public is invited to participate via Zoom on either Monday, April 25, from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. ...
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2022 Press Releases
Posted on: April 22, 2022

Montco to Hold Ridge Pike Improvement Project Section D Construction Open House on April 25

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NORRISTOWN, PA – Montgomery County invites the public to the Whitemarsh Township Administration Building on April 25, 2022, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. for a pre-construction open house for Section D of the Ridge Pike Improvement Project. Participants...
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2022 Press Releases
Posted on: April 8, 2022

Pottsgrove Manor to Welcome Spring at Annual Colonial Mayfair

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POTTSTOWN, PA – The public is invited to visit Pottsgrove Manor for their special event, the Annual Colonial Mayfair, to celebrate the arrival of warm, spring days!
Annual Colonial Mayfair
Saturday, May 7 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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2022 Press Releases
Posted on: April 5, 2022

Lower Perkiomen Valley Park Announces Upcoming Spring Events

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OAKS, PA – The public is invited to join in the fun of springtime events at Lower Perkiomen Valley Park. Back by popular demand is Orienteering for Beginners and our Digital Scavenger Hunt. Each event will guarantee a great family outing to enjoy...

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2022 Press Releases
Posted on: April 4, 2022

Peter Wentz Farmstead Announces Return of their Annual Sheep Shearing Day

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LANSDALE, PA – Join the Peter Wentz Farmstead for the return of their annual Sheep Shearing Day on Saturday, April 23 from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Watch our ewes lose their winter coats as our farmers demonstrate 18th-century methods of sh...
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2022 Press Releases
Posted on: March 30, 2022

Norristown Sprouts Community Garden Now Accepting Applications for Garden Plots

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NORRISTOWN, PA – Through April 8, Norristown Sprouts Community Garden is accepting applications from residents, schools, and organizations that wish to sign up for a free garden plot. The garden’s purpose is to provide access ...
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2022 Press Releases
Posted on: March 29, 2022

Montgomery County Seeks Centenarians for 13th Annual Celebration

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Senior Services is celebrating Montco Centenarians virtually again this year. A Centenarian is someone born in 1922 who turns 100 this year.&a...
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2022 Press Releases
Posted on: March 28, 2022

Montgomery County to Hold Career Fair on April 6

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Human Resources Department announced today they will hold a career fair on Wednesday, April 6 at the Montgomery County Community College (MCCC) in Blue Bell. People searching for a full time, part time, or i...
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2022 Press Releases
Posted on: March 28, 2022

Montgomery County Extends “Code Blue” Cold Weather Declaration to March 29, 2022

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Commissioners, on the advice of the Montgomery County Department of Public Safety, have extended the “Code Blue” Cold Weather Emergency for Montgomery County based on a review of forecas...
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2022 Press Releases
Posted on: March 25, 2022

Green Lane Park Announces April Events

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GREEN LANE, PA – Green Lane Park announced today its upcoming events for April. The public is encouraged to register to attend these upcoming family-friendly events.
Color Your Eggs - Naturally
Saturday, April 9 at 10 a.m. or 1 p.m.
Use na...
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2022 Press Releases
Posted on: March 23, 2022

Montgomery County Announces New Location for Willow Grove COVID-19 Vaccination Site

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Office of Public Health (OPH) announced today a new location for its Willow Grove COVID-19 vaccination clinic. Starting Monday, March 28 the Willow Grove vaccination clinic will be located within the County’...
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2022 Press Releases
Posted on: March 23, 2022

Pennypacker Mills Announces April Events

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SCHWENKSVILLE, PA – Pennypacker Mills, the historic home of former Pennsylvania Governor Samuel W. Pennypacker has announced the following upcoming events in April. 
Spring Workshop for Kids
Saturday, April 2, 2022, 10 a.m. to Noon
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2022 Press Releases
Posted on: March 3, 2022

Montgomery County Issues “Code Blue” Cold Weather Declaration for March 3 -4, 2022

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Commissioners, on the advice of the Montgomery County Department of Public Safety, have declared a “Code Blue” Cold Weather Emergency for Montgomery County based on a review of forecasts...
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2022 Press Releases
Posted on: March 3, 2022

Montgomery County Commissioners Vote to Consider Formation of Regional Rail Authority

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NORRISTOWN, PA — Today the Montgomery County Commissioners took another important step to restore passenger rail service between Reading and Philadelphia in partnership with Berks and Chester counties. During their regularly scheduled meeting th...
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2022 Press Releases
Posted on: March 2, 2022

Norristown Farm Park Announces March Events

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NORRISTOWN, PA – Montgomery County's Norristown Farm Park has released their upcoming educational and family-friendly events scheduled for March.

Evening Bird WalkFriday, March 11, 6 p.m.Join us to explore species that are active in the evening hours. Sear...

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2022 Press Releases
Posted on: March 1, 2022

Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office Now Hiring Deputies

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NORRISTOWN, PA – Are you interested in helping to keep your local community safe? Do you have a passion for helping others? Have you considered a career in law enforcement? If yes, then consider joining our team.
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2022 Press Releases
Posted on: February 28, 2022

Montgomery County to Update Masking Guidance to Align with New CDC Guidance

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Office of Public Health announced today it will update its school and public masking recommendations to align with new CDC guidance for COVID-19 given the County’s high vaccination rates. Updated guidance do...
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2022 Press Releases
Posted on: February 25, 2022

Montgomery County Commissioners Denounce Acts of Hate at Local Cemeteries

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NORRISTOWN, PA – Following yesterday’s acts of hate committed in three local cemeteries, Montgomery County Board of Commissioners Chair Valerie A. Arkoosh. MD, MPH and Vice Chair Kenneth E. Lawrence, Jr. issued the following joint stat...
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2022 Press Releases
Posted on: February 24, 2022

Montgomery County Extends “Code Blue” Cold Weather Declaration to February 26, 2022

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Commissioners, on the advice of the Montgomery County Department of Public Safety, have extended the “Code Blue” Cold Weather Emergency for Montgomery County based on a review of forecas...
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2022 Press Releases
Posted on: February 24, 2022

Montgomery County Issues “Code Blue” Cold Weather Declaration for February 25 - 26, 2022

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Commissioners, on the advice of the Montgomery County Department of Public Safety, have declared a “Code Blue” Cold Weather Emergency for Montgomery County based on a review of forecasts...
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2022 Press Releases
Posted on: February 23, 2022

Pennypacker Mills Announces New Exhibit, Stereographing America: A 3-D History of Stereographs

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SCHWENKSVILLE, PA – Starting Tuesday, March 1, visitors are invited to Pennypacker Mills to discover how Victorians entertained their guests with 3-D images using a stereoscope.
Before the easy entertainment of television or videogames, people fou...
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2022 Press Releases
Posted on: February 22, 2022

Green Lane Park Announces February and March Events

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GREEN LANE, PA – Green Lane Park announced today its upcoming events in late February and March. The public is encouraged to register to attend these upcoming family-friendly events.
Waterfowl Watch
Saturday, February 26 and Saturday, March 12 at 1...
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2022 Press Releases
Posted on: February 19, 2022

Montgomery County Issues “Code Blue” Cold Weather Declaration for February 19 - 21, 2022

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Commissioners, on the advice of the Montgomery County Department of Public Safety, have declared a “Code Blue” Cold Weather Emergency for Montgomery County based on a review of forecasts...
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2022 Press Releases
Posted on: February 16, 2022

Montgomery County Announces Upcoming Recovery Funding Town Halls

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NORRISTOWN, PA – Montgomery County’s Recovery Office announced today it will hold a series of virtual and in-person town halls to discuss how individuals and organizations can submit ideas or projects for consideration of fund...
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2022 Press Releases
Posted on: February 15, 2022

Montgomery County Extends “Code Blue” Cold Weather Declaration to February 16, 2022

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Commissioners, on the advice of the Montgomery County Department of Public Safety, have extended the “Code Blue” Cold Weather Emergency for Montgomery County based on a review of forecas...
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2022 Press Releases
Posted on: February 13, 2022

Montgomery County Issues “Code Blue” Cold Weather Declaration for February 13 - 15, 2022

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Commissioners, on the advice of the Montgomery County Department of Public Safety, have declared a “Code Blue” Cold Weather Emergency for Montgomery County based on a review of forecasts...
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2022 Press Releases
Posted on: February 10, 2022

Montgomery County Announces New COVID-19 Testing Site in Lansdale

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Office of Public Health announced today it will open a new PCR COVID-19 testing site in Lansdale on Monday, February 14, 2022. The site will be located at 318 Pennbrook Parkway in the Station Square Shops and will op...

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2022 Press Releases
Posted on: February 9, 2022

MontcoWorks Receives Grant to Connect High School Students with Local Industry

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Commerce Department announced today that MontcoWorks, the County’s local workforce development board, has received funding to develop and strengthen the collaboration between high school educators, ...
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2022 Press Releases
Posted on: February 2, 2022

Pennypacker Mills to Host Talk on Philadelphia Immigrants

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SCHWENKSVILLE, PA – On Saturday, March 5, Pennypacker Mills will host "Ghosts of Immigrants Past," a program to discuss the stories of immigrants who arrived in Philadelphia at Pier 53 between 1873 and 1915. Historian Susan McAninley wi...
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2022 Press Releases
Posted on: February 4, 2022

Montgomery County Issues “Code Blue” Cold Weather Declaration for February 4 - 6, 2022

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Commissioners, on the advice of the Montgomery County Department of Public Safety, have declared a “Code Blue” Cold Weather Emergency for Montgomery County based on a review of forecasts...
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2022 Press Releases
Posted on: January 31, 2022

Montgomery County Extends “Code Blue” Cold Weather Declaration to February 1, 2022

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Commissioners, on the advice of the Montgomery County Department of Public Safety, have extended the “Code Blue” Cold Weather Emergency for Montgomery County based on a review of forecas...
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2022 Press Releases
Posted on: January 28, 2022

Montgomery County Issues “Code Blue” Cold Weather Declaration for January 28 - 31, 2022

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Commissioners, on the advice of the Montgomery County Department of Public Safety, have declared a “Code Blue” Cold Weather Emergency for Montgomery County based on a review of forecasts...
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2022 Press Releases
Posted on: January 27, 2022

Montgomery County Accepting Montco 2040 Implementation Grant Applications for 2022 Cycle

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Planning Commission (MCPC) is now seeking applications for the 2022 cycle of the Montco 2040 Implementation Grant Program.
This program provides funds to municipalities to make targeted phys...
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2022 Press Releases
Posted on: January 26, 2022

Montgomery County Announces First Flu-related Deaths

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NORRISTOWN, PA – Montgomery County Office of Public Health today announced two residents have died from a co-infection of COVID-19 and Influenza (flu). Ages 77 and 89 respectively, both residents were symptomatic and hospitalized before their passing.
Co-i...
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2022 Press Releases
Posted on: January 25, 2022

Montgomery County Issues “Code Blue” Cold Weather Declaration for January 25 - 28, 2022

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Commissioners, on the advice of the Montgomery County Department of Public Safety, have declared a “Code Blue” Cold Weather Emergency for Montgomery County based on a review of forecasts...
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2022 Press Releases
Posted on: January 24, 2022

Norristown Farm Park Announces February Events

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NORRISTOWN, PA – Montgomery County's Norristown Farm Park has announced upcoming educational and family-friendly events scheduled for February.
Morning Bird Walk
Tuesday, February 8, 9 a.m.
Get outdoors and join park staff for our regular Tuesday bi...
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2022 Press Releases
Posted on: January 23, 2022

Montgomery County Issues “Code Blue” Cold Weather Declaration for January 24, 2022

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Commissioners, on the advice of the Montgomery County Department of Public Safety, have declared a “Code Blue” Cold Weather Emergency for Montgomery County based on a review of forecasts...
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2022 Press Releases
Posted on: January 21, 2022

Pottsgrove Manor Announces Upcoming Winter Events

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POTTSTOWN, PA – The public is invited to join Pottsgrove Manor for their special events throughout the late winter season. These events include a historic thread button making workshop and a living history day focused on the time of the Seven Yea...
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2022 Press Releases
Posted on: January 20, 2022

Montgomery County Office of Public Health Provides Update on Hepatitis A Outbreak

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The?Montgomery County Office of Public Health?(MCOPH) today provided an update on the Hepatitis A Virus (HAV) outbreak in the county.  
Of thirteen total cases of Hepatitis A under investigation, ten are confirmed and th...
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2022 Press Releases
Posted on: January 20, 2022

Montgomery County Issues “Code Blue” Cold Weather Declaration for January 20 - 23, 2022

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Commissioners, on the advice of the Montgomery County Department of Public Safety, have declared a “Code Blue” Cold Weather Emergency for Montgomery County based on a review of forecasts...
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2022 Press Releases
Posted on: January 19, 2022

Montgomery County Joins with Area Hospitals to Provide COVID-19 Update

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NORRISTOWN, PA – Montgomery County officials today joined with area hospital leadership to provide an update on the current COVID-19 surge. The County is experiencing a strain on its hospital systems due to the rapid spread of the omicron variant.
During a...
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2022 Press Releases
Posted on: January 17, 2022

Montgomery County Extends “Code Blue” Cold Weather Declaration to January 18, 2022

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Commissioners, on the advice of the Montgomery County Department of Public Safety, have extended the “Code Blue” Cold Weather Emergency for Montgomery County based on a review of forecas...
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2022 Press Releases
Posted on: January 14, 2022

Montgomery County Issues “Code Blue” Cold Weather Declaration for January 14 - 17, 2022

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Commissioners, on the advice of the Montgomery County Department of Public Safety, have declared a “Code Blue” Cold Weather Emergency for Montgomery County based on a review of forecasts...
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2022 Press Releases
Posted on: January 12, 2022

Montgomery County Now Hiring 9-1-1 Telecommunicators

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EAGLEVILLE, PA –  The Montgomery County Department of Public Safety is now accepting applications for its next class of 9-1-1 Telecommunicator Trainees. 9-1-1 Telecommunicators receive calls for assistance from the public and d...

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2022 Press Releases
Posted on: January 10, 2022

Montgomery County Extends “Code Blue” Cold Weather Declaration to January 12, 2022

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Commissioners, on the advice of the Montgomery County Department of Public Safety, have extended the “Code Blue” Cold Weather Emergency for Montgomery County based on a review of forecasts from the ...
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2022 Press Releases
Posted on: January 7, 2022

Montgomery County Department of Public Health Issues Update on Hepatitis A Outbreak

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Office of Public Health (OPH) announced today the temporary closure of Gino’s Ristorante & Pizzeria in West Norriton in relation to a Hepatitis A Virus (HAV) outbreak in the county. The restaurant will b...
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2022 Press Releases
Posted on: January 7, 2022

Montgomery County Courts and Offices Will Open on Two Hour Delay

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NORRISTOWN, PA – Montgomery County officials announced all Courts, facilities, and government offices will open on a two hour delay on Friday, January 7, 2022 due to inclement weather.
Because the Courthouse is operating on a delay, all scheduled...
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2022 Press Releases
Posted on: January 6, 2022

Montgomery County Issues “Code Blue” Cold Weather Declaration for January 6 - 10, 2022

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Commissioners, on the advice of the Montgomery County Department of Public Safety, have declared a “Code Blue” Cold Weather Emergency for Montgomery County based on a review of forecasts...
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2022 Press Releases
Posted on: January 3, 2022

Commissioner Val Arkoosh Tests Positive for COVID-19

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NORRISTOWN, PA – Today, Valerie A. Arkoosh, MD, MPH, Chair of the Montgomery County Commissioners, announced she has tested positive for COVID-19. Commissioner Arkoosh has released the following statement:
“This morning, I tested positive for COVID-19 usin...
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2022 Press Releases
Posted on: January 2, 2022

Montgomery County Issues “Code Blue” Cold Weather Declaration for January 2 - 4, 2022

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Commissioners, on the advice of the Montgomery County Department of Public Safety, have declared a “Code Blue” Cold Weather Emergency for Montgomery County based on a r...
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2022 Press Releases

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Posted on: December 29, 2021

Pennypacker Mills to Host Woodstove Cooking Workshop

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SCHWENKSVILLE, PA – On Saturday, January 22, visitors are invited to Pennypacker Mills to meet resident cooks who will share their knowledge of cooking on a cast iron stove fueled by wood. During the early 20th century, cooks had to periodically add fuel ...
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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: December 27, 2021

Norristown Farm Park Announces January Events

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NORRISTOWN, PA – Montgomery County's Norristown Farm Park has announced upcoming educational and family-friendly events scheduled for January.
Create a Snow Globe
Saturday, January 8, 11 a.m.
One of the best parts of the winter season is the snow! C...
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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: December 22, 2021

Montgomery County Issues “Code Blue” Cold Weather Declaration for December 22 - 23, 2021

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Commissioners, on the advice of the Montgomery County Department of Public Safety, have declared a “Code Blue” Cold Weather Emergency for Montgomery County based on a r...
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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: December 17, 2021

First Case of Omicron Variant Detected in a Montgomery County Resident

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County office of Public Health (OPH) announced today that the Omicron variant of COVID-19 has been detected in a Montgomery County resident. This person is in their 20s and resides in Whitpain Township. OP...
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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: December 14, 2021

Montgomery County to Hold Point-in-Time Count to Measure Street Homelessness

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Office of Housing and Community Development in collaboration with Your Way Home will conduct the Annual Point-in-Time (PIT) Count on Tuesday, January 25, 2022. Volunteers are needed to assist in this effort...

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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: December 8, 2021

Montgomery County Issues “Code Blue” Cold Weather Declaration for December 8 - 9, 2021

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Commissioners, on the advice of the Montgomery County Department of Public Safety, have declared a “Code Blue” Cold Weather Emergency for Montgomery County based on a review of forecasts...
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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: November 29, 2021

Career Seekers Invited to Upcoming Manufacturing Job Fair in Pottstown

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POTTSTOWN, PA – The Pennsylvania CareerLink® Montgomery County, a proud partner of the American Job Center Network, the Montgomery County Community College and the TriCounty Area Chamber of Commerce are partnering to host a job fair for ...

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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: November 26, 2021

Montgomery County Issues “Code Blue” Cold Weather Declaration for November 26 - 27, 2021

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Commissioners, on the advice of the Montgomery County Department of Public Safety, have declared a “Code Blue” Cold Weather Emergency for Montgomery County based on a review of forecasts from the National Weather Ser...
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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: November 24, 2021

Norristown Farm Park Announces December Events

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NORRISTOWN, PA – Montgomery County's Norristown Farm Park has announced upcoming educational and family-friendly events scheduled for December.

Owl Prowl- Adult OnlySaturday, December 4, 4:30 p.m. Limited SpaceLooking for an awesome date...

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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: November 23, 2021

Historic Pennypacker Mills Announces Annual Victorian Christmas Open House

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SCHWENKSVILLE, PA – Visitors are invited to Pennypacker Mills to on December 11 to experience the beauty of an early 20th century Christmas. The Bells of Praise bell choir will serenade visitors as they approach the Pennypacker mansion porch. Ins...
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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: November 23, 2021

Montgomery County Issues “Code Blue” Cold Weather Declaration for November 23 - 24, 2021

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Commissioners, on the advice of the Montgomery County Department of Public Safety, have declared a “Code Blue” Cold Weather Emergency for Montgomery County based on a r...
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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: November 19, 2021

Montgomery County Releases Proposed 2022 Budget and Capital Improvement Plan

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Commissioners yesterday released the proposed 2022 Budget and Five-year Capital Improvement Plan. This budget continues the County’s commitment to efficient delivery of ...
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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: November 16, 2021

Franklin and Marshall Study Shows Positive Impact of MontcoStrong Grant Program

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Commerce Department and the County Commissioners have released results of a Franklin and Marshall College survey assessing the effects of the MontcoStrong Grant Program. The survey shows t...
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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: November 10, 2021

Step Back in Time this Holiday Season at Pottsgrove Manor

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POTTSTOWN, PA – Explore the history of the holidays at Pottsgrove Manor on Sunday, December 12 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The 18th Century Holiday Frost Fair is a new program that invites the public to immerse themselves in an 18th century ...
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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: November 10, 2021

Pennypacker Mills Announces Holiday Tours

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SCHWENKSVILLE, PA – The public is invited to schedule a visit to Pennypacker Mills to celebrate the best in vintage Christmas décor and history. Holiday tours will run Tuesday, November 23 through Sunday, January 9, 2022. 
Recalling a tim...
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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: November 9, 2021

Green Lane Park Announces November and December Events

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GREEN LANE, PA – Green Lane Park announced today its upcoming events in November and December. The public is encouraged to register to attend these upcoming family-friendly events.
Waterfowl Watch
Saturday, November 27, 1 p.m.
Saturday, De...
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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: November 5, 2021

Peter Wentz Farmstead Announces Upcoming Fall Events

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LANSDALE, PA – The Peter Wentz Farmstead has released details on two exciting upcoming fall events at its historic site in Worcester Township.
Preserving the Harvest
Saturday, November 13, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., $2 suggested donation
Join the Peter Wentz Farmste...
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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: November 4, 2021

Montgomery County Commissioners Approve MontcoForward Loan for Hatfield Manufacturer

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Commissioners today approved the release of $475,000 in County economic development funds for a MontcoForward Loan to Tech Tag & Label of Hatfield.  
The MontcoForward Loan prog...
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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: November 3, 2021

Montgomery County Provides Update on 2021 General Election Results

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Board of Elections today released the following update on tabulation of the 2021 General Election results. Mail-In and Provisional ballots are still being processed. All ballots cast in pe...
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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: November 3, 2021

Montgomery County Now Scheduling Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccinations for Children Ages 5-11

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Office of Public Health is now scheduling appointments for children ages 5-11 to receive the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine following FDA and CDC recommendation.
Children ages 5-11 have been authorized to r...
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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: November 2, 2021

Montgomery County Extends Hours of Two Polling Locations Due to Morning Equipment Issue

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Board of Elections announced today it obtained a court order to extend operating hours at two polling locations, affecting four precincts, due to equipment being delivered to the wrong polling place...
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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: November 3, 2021

Montgomery County Announces Campaign Yard Sign Recycling Sites

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NORRISTOWN, PA – Following this week’s General Election, the Montgomery County Recycling Office is reminding residents to recycle campaign signs instead of sending them to the landfill. Montgomery County today announced 15 sites across t...
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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: October 29, 2021

Montgomery County Invites Public to Provide Feedback on Cross County Trail East Proposed Routes

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Planning Commission (MCPC), in partnership with its technical and engineering consultant, NV5, continues to study the feasibility of the easternmost segment of Montgomery County’s Cross C...

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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: October 28, 2021

Norristown Farm Park Announces November Events

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NORRISTOWN, PA – Montgomery County's Norristown Farm Park has announced upcoming educational and family-friendly events slated for November.
Morning Bird Walk
Tuesday, November 9, 8:30 a.m.
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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: October 27, 2021

Montgomery County Announces Donna Richemond as Chief of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Commissioners today announced the appointment of Donna L. Richemond as chief of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Ms. Richemond is the first person to assume this new role with Montgomery County to ...
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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: October 22, 2021

Montgomery County Now Scheduling Booster Shots for All COVID-19 Vaccines

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Office of Public Health is now scheduling booster shots for the Pfizer, Moderna, and J&J (Janssen) COVID-19 vaccines following FDA and CDC approval for people who meet the eligibility c...
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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: October 22, 2021

Eight Municipal Projects Receive Montgomery County Transportation Program Grants

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Commissioners announced that eight projects across the county will receive Montgomery County Transportation Program grants for the 2021 selection cycle. These grants are part of the fourth ...
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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: October 14, 2021

Montgomery, Bucks Commissioner Chairs Issue Support for AG’s Subpoena Challenge

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The county commissioner chairs of Montgomery and Bucks counties have lent their voices in support of the Attorney General’s legal challenge to a state senate committee subpoena seeking reams of private voter information.
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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: October 13, 2021

Montgomery County Reminds Voters of Upcoming General Election Deadlines

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The?Montgomery County Board of Elections?wants to make residents aware of the upcoming deadlines to register to vote and apply to vote by mail.  

“We encourage everyone to check their voter registration. Every election is...

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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: October 8, 2021

Montco and FEMA Announce Locations of Mobile Disaster Recovery Centers

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NORRISTOWN, PA – Montgomery County and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) today announced the opening of Mobile Disaster Recovery Centers (MDRCs), temporary facilities where Hurricane Ida survivors can access resources from FEMA, the...
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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: October 6, 2021

Montgomery County Offers No-Cost Flu Vaccination Clinics

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Montgomery County Office of Public Health (OPH) encourage residents to get an annual flu vaccine available at any of the County's four vaccine clinics. Widespread community vaccinatio...
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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: October 2, 2021

Montgomery County Discloses Print Error on Mail-in Ballots, New Ballots to be Issued

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NORRISTOWN, PA – On Friday evening, Montgomery County Election Officials were notified that approximately 16,000 General Election Mail-In Ballots were printed incorrectly by its ballot vendor, NPC, and mailed to residents. These ballots are easi...
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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: September 30, 2021

Norristown Farm Park Announces October Events

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NORRISTOWN, PA – Montgomery County's Norristown Farm Park has announced upcoming educational and family-friendly events slated for October.
Morning Bird Walk
Tuesday, October 5, 8:30 a.m. 
Get outdoors and join park staff for our regular Tu...
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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: September 24, 2021

Montgomery County Now Scheduling Booster Shots for Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Office of Public Health announced today it is now scheduling booster shots for the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine following FDA and CDC approval. People who are at highest risk for COVID-19 can no...
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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: September 17, 2021

Montgomery County and FEMA Announce Location of Disaster Recovery Center

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NORRISTOWN, PA – Montgomery County and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) today announced the opening of a Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) that will provide information, assistance, and help for Montgomery County residents and busines...
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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: September 17, 2021

Montgomery County Office of Public Health to Participate in National Child Passenger Safety Week

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services Office of Public Health (OPH) is participating in Child Passenger Safety Week during the week of September 19-25, 2021. Child Passenger Safety Week is a campa...
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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: September 14, 2021

Montco Emergency Disaster Relief Fund Launches with $10,000 Anonymous Donation

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Commissioners are pleased to announce the creation of the Montco Emergency Disaster Relief Fund hosted by the Montgomery County Foundation, Inc. All donations to this fund will support non-profit agencies s...
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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: September 15, 2021

Montco Public Defender's Office to Hold Job and Resource Fairs, Distribute Food

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Office of the Public Defender will host two job and resource fairs and distribute food in Norristown and Pottstown.
The events, in partnership with the Greater Norristown Branch of the NAACP, the YWCA, the Mo...
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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: September 14, 2021

Montgomery County Hosting Walk-up Hiring Open House for 9-1-1 Telecommunicators

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Department of Public Safety and the Montgomery County Department of Human Resources are inviting interested candidates for the role of 9-1-1 Telecommunicator to a walk-up hiring open house this Satu...
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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: September 11, 2021

Montgomery County Commissioners Release Statements on Major Disaster Declaration

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NORRISTOWN, PA – Following FEMA’s announcement of a Major Disaster Declaration for the remnants of Hurricane Ida in Montgomery County, Commissioners Arkoosh and Lawrence released the following statements: 
“A...
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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: September 10, 2021

Montgomery County Breaks Ground on Chester Valley Trail Extension

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Commissioners joined with other local officials today to break ground on the Chester Valley Trail Extension, a planned 3.8-mile extension of the Chester Valley Trail. When complete, the ex...
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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: September 9, 2021

Montco Announces Court Order to Prevent Evictions, Distributes $25M to Stabilize Rental Households

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NORRISTOWN, PA – As the Delta variant of the coronavirus continues to spread, and with the most recent federal eviction moratorium rejected by the U.S. Supreme Court, Montgomery County is taking important steps to protect renters that have been ...
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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: September 8, 2021

County Office of Public Health to Distribute Free Potassium Iodide Tablets on September 9 & 16

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NORRISTOWN, PA – Montgomery County Office of Public Health (OPH) will be participating in the Pennsylvania Department of Health’s Annual Free Potassium Iodide Distribution on September 9 and 16, 2021. The OPH will provide free Potassium ...
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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: September 7, 2021

Montgomery County Provides Updated Details for Multi-Agency Resource Center

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NORRISTOWN, PA – This week, Montgomery County will operate a Multi-Agency Resource Center (MARC) for residents affected by Hurricane Ida. The MARC will be open on Wednesday, September 8 from 12 noon to 7 p.m. and on Thu...
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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: September 7, 2021

Halloween-Themed Events Coming to Pennypacker Mills This Fall

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SCHWENKSVILLE, PA – Montgomery County residents and visitors are invited to experience two Halloween-themed events at Pennypacker Mills this fall.
Montgomery County recommends that masks be worn outdoors by all individuals at County parks and his...
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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: September 4, 2021

Montgomery County Announces Location of Multi-Agency Resource Center for Hurricane Ida Recovery

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NORRISTOWN, PA – Montgomery County officials have released updated information on the County’s response to the remnants of Hurricane Ida, including the location of its Multi-Agency Resource Center (MARC) launching next week. Residents ...
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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: September 3, 2021

Montgomery County Provides Update on Hurricane Ida for September 3

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NORRISTOWN, PA – Montgomery County officials have released updated information on the County’s response to the remnants of Hurricane Ida. Residents can opt-in to receive updates by texting MontcoIda to 888-777.
The death toll from the storm remain...
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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: September 3, 2021

Montgomery County Recommends Masking Outdoors Due to High Community Transmission of COVID-19

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Commissioners in consultation with the Office of Public Health (OPH) today announced that starting Monday, September 6, 2021, masking is now recommended outdoors in certain situations for the genera...
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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: September 3, 2021

Montgomery County Releases Information on Deaths Related to Hurricane Ida

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Coroner’s Office is investigating three separate deaths related to the severe storm that struck the region the evening of September 1, 2021.
A multi-agency investigation is ongoing, and the Coroner’s Office i...
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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: September 2, 2021

Montgomery County Provides Update on Hurricane Ida

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NORRISTOWN, PA – Montgomery County officials have released updated information on the County’s response to the remnants of Hurricane Ida. Even though the storm has moved out of the area, many sections of the County are still underwater or severely damaged...
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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: September 2, 2021

Montgomery County Courts and Offices Closed September 2

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NORRISTOWN, PA – Montgomery County officials announced all Courts, facilities, and government offices will be closed Thursday, September 2, 2021 due to ongoing cleanup efforts related to damage and flooding caused by the remnants of Hurricane Ida.
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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: September 1, 2021

Rescheduled: Mosquito Spraying for West Nile Virus in Lower Moreland Township

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Office of Public Health (OPH) has announced the mosquito adulticiding (spraying) planned for tonight has been rescheduled to Thursday, September 2, 2021 due to weather.
The spraying will be done where sampling has sho...
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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: September 1, 2021

Montgomery County Announces Christina N. Miller as Administrator for the Office of Public Health

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Commissioners today announced the appointment of Christina N. Miller as Administrator for the Montgomery County Office of Public Health after an extensive hiring search. Ms. Miller will lead a staff of 139 e...
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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: September 1, 2021

Montgomery County Prepares for Significant Flooding

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Eagleville, PA – The Montgomery County Department of Public Safety is preparing for a potentially significant flooding event today and tonight, brought on by the remnants of Hurricane Ida. Ida is now a tropical depression, moving slowly towards the mid-At...

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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: August 31, 2021

Green Lane Park Announces Fall Events

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NORRISTOWN, PA – Green Lane Park announced upcoming outdoor events slated for fall. The public is encouraged to register to attend these upcoming family-friendly events.
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Saturday, September 18, 10 a.m.
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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: August 30, 2021

Mosquito Spraying for West Nile Virus Planned for September 1 in Lower Moreland Township

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Public Health (OPH), after consulting with the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP) and Abington Township officials, will be adulticiding (spr...
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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: August 26, 2021

Montgomery County Issues “Code Red” Hot Weather Health Warning for August 26 - 27, 2021

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Commissioners, on the advice of the Montgomery County Department of Public Safety, have declared a "Code Red" Hot Weather Emergency for Montgomery County based on a review of for...
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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: August 25, 2021

Mosquito Spraying for Abington Township on 8/25 Rescheduled to 8/31

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Public Health (OPH), after consulting with the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP) and Abington Township officials, will be adultic...
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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: August 23, 2021

Mosquito Spraying for West Nile Virus Planned for Abington Township on August 25

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Public Health (OPH), after consulting with the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP) and Abington Township officials, will be adultic...
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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: August 20, 2021

Mosquito Spraying for West Nile Virus Planned for Norristown Municipality on August 24

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Public Health (OPH), after consulting with the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP) and Norristown Municipality officials, will be adulticidin...
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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: August 20, 2021

Montgomery County COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics to Offer Third Dose for Immunocompromised Individuals

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Office of Public Health (OPH) today announced that it will accept appointments for a third dose of the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines for immunocompromised individuals starting Monday, August 23, 2021. Online r...

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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: August 19, 2021

Montgomery County Hosting Walk-up Hiring Event for Correctional Officers on Saturday, August 21

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Correctional Facility and the Montgomery County Department of Human Resources are inviting interested candidates for the role of correctional officer to a walk-up hiring event this Saturday, August ...
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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: August 18, 2021

Montco to Hold NARCAN Drive-Through Distribution Event on August 31 in Norristown

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Overdose Task Force Working Group will host a free NARCAN® drive-through distribution event in recognition of International Overdose Awareness Day, on August 31. The event will be held from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at ...
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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: August 17, 2021

The Craft Marketplace Celebrates its 10th Anniversary at Pennypacker Mills

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SCHWENKSVILLE, PA – Craft Marketplace, where over 90 carefully selected artisans will sell unique handcrafted items, returns to historic Pennypacker Mills on Saturday, September 18 from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event is hosted by...
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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: August 16, 2021

Pottsgrove Manor Highlights Autumn Events

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POTTSGROVE, PA — Montco residents and visitors are invited to join Pottsgrove Manor this September and October for programs that celebrate Potts family and local history. Visit Pottsgrove Manor’s Facebook page Fridays...
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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: August 13, 2021

Montgomery County Recommends Masking Indoors

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Commissioners in consultation with the Office of Public Health (OPH) today announced that starting Monday, August 16, 2021, masking is now recommended indoors for the general public.

Today marks two weeks that Montgom...

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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: August 12, 2021

Pennsylvania CareerLink® Montgomery County Celebrates Grand Reopening of its Norristown Location

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Pennsylvania CareerLink® Montgomery County, a proud partner of the American Job Center Network, celebrated its grand reopening today during a ribbon cutting ceremony with the Department of Labor and Industry...
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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: August 11, 2021

Montgomery County Issues “Code Red” Hot Weather Health Warning for August 11 - 13, 2021

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Commissioners, on the advice of the Montgomery County Department of Public Safety, have declared a "Code Red" Hot Weather Emergency for Montgomery County based on a review of for...
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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: August 10, 2021

New Campaign Takes a Shot at Raising Vaccination Rates Among Younger Montco Residents

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NORRISTOWN, PA – According to recent vaccination data from the Pennsylvania Department of Health, approximately 63% of Montgomery County residents have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccination – but that number decreases significant...
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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: August 2, 2021

Montgomery County Offers COVID-19 Vaccine at Upcoming National Night Out Events

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WHAT: Montgomery County Department of Public Safety will offer the COVID-19 vaccine at upcoming National Night Out events held throughout the County. In partnership with area townships and municipalities, the County will offer the Johnson and Johnson one-s...
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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: August 2, 2021

County Offers Back to School Immunizations at Reopened Health Centers and COVID-19 clinics

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NORRISTOWN, PA – As the back to school season begins, the Montgomery County Office of Public Health (OPH) wants to let parents and guardians know they now have more location options when scheduling their children for school-required immunizations. The Cou...
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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: July 30, 2021

Montgomery County Discloses Public Health Information Release

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Office of Public Health (OPH) today disclosed that as part of a Right to Know request, unredacted Personal Health Information (PHI) related to COVID cases and exposure in Montgomery County schools was released. This ...
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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: July 30, 2021

Montgomery County Now Hiring Correctional Officers

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The Montgomery County Correctional Facility and the Montgomery County Department of Human Resources announced they are seeking qualified applicants for the role of correctional officer. Interested applicants are encouraged to apply by Friday, August 6 for...

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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: July 29, 2021

County Revises COVID-19 School Recommendations, Releases New Public Masking Guidance

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NORRISTOWN, PA – Following updated Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendations, the Montgomery County Office of Public Health (OPH) has revised its 2021-22 school guidance for COVID-19 mitigation. The County now recommends un...
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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: July 28, 2021

Montgomery County Commissioners Cut Ribbon on One Montgomery Plaza, Norristown’s Tallest Building

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Commissioners today cut the ribbon on the One Montgomery Plaza in Norristown to mark the completion of the exterior reskin project. Norristown’s tallest building now boasts a modern façade, updated safety an...
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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: July 27, 2021

Green Lane Park Announces August Events

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NORRISTOWN, PA – Green Lane Park announced today three upcoming outdoor events in August. The public is encouraged to register to attend these upcoming family-friendly events.
Save the Bees, Please!
Saturday, August 7 at 10 a.m.
Join us for a specia...
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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: July 26, 2021

Montgomery County Department of Public Safety Releases 2020 Annual Report

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EAGLEVILLE, PA – Today, the Montgomery County Department of Public Safety published and released its 2020 Annual Report. The document is intended to provide partner agencies and community members with the opportunity to learn about the Department’s work a...

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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: July 26, 2021

Montgomery County Releases COVID-19 School Recommendations for 2021-2022 School Year

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Office of Public Health (MCOPH) today released recommendations for COVID-19 prevention in K to 12 schools for the 2021-2022 school year. MCOPH, in collaboration with Montgomery County Superintendents, have developed ...
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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: July 22, 2021

Montgomery County Commissioners Condemn Vandalism of Veteran Graves

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Commissioners condemn the theft of 56 flag holders from the historic Lansdale Cemetery last week. Since the 1920s, the Commissioners have provided free flag holders for veteran’s graves a...
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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: July 21, 2021

Forty-Five Volunteer Firefighters Graduate

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CONSHOHOCKEN, PA – Forty-five (45) volunteer firefighters from Montgomery County Fire Academy Class 2101 celebrated the completion of the Pennsylvania Entry Level Firefighter Training program with a virtual graduation ceremony on the evening of ...

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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: July 14, 2021

Montgomery County Seeks New Farmers to Preserve Their Farms for Future Generations

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Planning Commission is accepting applications for the 2022 round of the Montgomery County Agricultural Land Preservation Program. This program encourages farmers to learn about how they can apply fo...
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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: July 12, 2021

Montgomery County Issues “Code Red” Hot Weather Health Warning for July 12 - 13, 2021

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Commissioners, on the advice of the Montgomery County Department of Public Safety, have declared a "Code Red" Hot Weather Emergency for Montgomery County based on a review of forecasts from the Na...
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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: July 8, 2021

MontcoStrong 2021 Nonprofit Resiliency Grant Program Applications Open July 19, 2021

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Board of Commissioners announced today that a total of $5 million will be made available to nonprofit agencies, who suffered disruptions due to the COVID-19 pandemic, through the ...
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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: July 6, 2021

Montgomery County Issues “Code Red” Hot Weather Health Warning for July 6 - 7, 2021

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Commissioners, on the advice of the Montgomery County Department of Public Safety, have declared a "Code Red" Hot Weather Emergency for Montgomery County based on a review of forecasts from the National Wea...
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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: June 30, 2021

Montgomery County Commissioners Appoint New Director of Public Safety

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Eagleville, PA (June 30, 2021) – Effective Monday, June 14, 2021, the Montgomery County Commissioners appointed Michael O. Vest as the Director of the Department of Public Safety. Director Vest has been serving as Interim Director since January 6, 2021, f...

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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: June 28, 2021

Montgomery County Issues “Code Red” Hot Weather Health Warning for June 28-30, 2021

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Commissioners, on the advice of the Montgomery County Department of Public Safety, have declared a "Code Red" Hot Weather Emergency for Montgomery County based on a review of for...
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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: June 16, 2021

County Announces Updated Masking Guidance Effective June 21 for Summer Camps and Summer Schools

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Office of Public Health (OPH) announced today that, effective Monday, June 21, 2021, masking for vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals at summer camps and summer schools will be optional, unless required b...
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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: June 15, 2021

Montgomery County Breaks Ground in Norristown on Justice Center, Expanded Public Park

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Commissioners, joined by the Honorable President Judge Thomas Del Ricci and Norristown Municipal Council President Derrick Perry, broke ground today on the Montgomery County Justice Center, a landmark projec...

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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: June 14, 2021

Peter Wentz Farmstead to Offer Special Tours on Juneteenth

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NORRISTOWN, PA – Montgomery County Parks, Trails, and Historic Sites announced today that Peter Wentz Farmstead will offer special Juneteenth tours on Saturday, June 19 to share the story of Jack, an enslaved person who sought and escape...
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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: June 11, 2021

Montgomery County Wins 2020 GIS in Excellence Award for COVID Hub and Dashboards

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NORRISTOWN, PA – Montgomery County was awarded the 2020 Geographic Information System (GIS) in Excellence Award for the County's COVID-19 Hub and dashboards. The hub provided the region with an up-to-the-moment integration of GIS map and health data about...
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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: June 8, 2021

Green Lane Park Announces Environmental Educational Programs for June

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GREEN LANE, PA – Green Lane Park announced today two upcoming outdoor events in June. The public is encouraged to register to attend these upcoming family-friendly events.
Lightning in a Jar - Fireflies
Friday June 25th at 8:30 p.m. 
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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: June 1, 2021

Pottsgrove Manor Announces Summer Events

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POTTSTOWN, PA – Join Pottsgrove Manor for summer programs that highlight the history of the 18th century and the community in Pottstown, marking 260 years since John Potts first advertised about his new town. Community of Pottstown Virt...
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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: May 27, 2021

Montgomery County Reminds Residents of Upcoming Changes to PA Unemployment Compensation System

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NORRISTOWN, PA – MontcoWorks and PA CareerLink® Montgomery County are reminding unemployed residents in Montgomery County of upcoming changes to the Pennsylvania Unemployment Compensation System. The system is being upgraded starting May...
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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: May 21, 2021

Montgomery County Awards Montco 2040 Implementation Grants to 23 Projects

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Commissioners today announced that 23 projects in the county will receive Montco 2040 Implementation Grants in the 2021 cycle of the program. The new grants continue an exciting program aim...
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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: May 20, 2021

Peter Wentz Farmstead Selected as National Underground Railroad Historic Site

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NORRISTOWN, PA – Montgomery County Parks, Trails, and Historic Sites announced today that Peter Wentz Farmstead has been officially recognized by the National Parks Service (NPS) as a National Underground Railroad Network to Fr...
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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: May 19, 2021

County Provides Weekly COVID-19 Update, Evening Hours Announced for After School Vaccinations

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Commissioners provided an update on COVID-19 vaccine operations, announcing that its County-run vaccine clinics will open for extended evening hours until 6:15 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: May 12, 2021

Montgomery County Provides Weekly COVID-19 Update, Revises Masking Guidance for Outdoor Sports

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NORRISTOWN, PA – During their virtual COVID-19 briefing today, the Montgomery County Commissioners provided an update on COVID-19 vaccine operations. The County is now vaccinating anyone aged 12 or older.
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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: May 11, 2021

Montgomery County COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics Now Serving Ages 12-15

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Office of Public Health announced today that the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine is now available for people aged 12-15 at its County-run vaccine clinics. Anyone under the age of 18 attending a Montgomery County Off...
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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: May 11, 2021

Montgomery County Invites Public to Virtual Meeting on Comprehensive Plan Proposed Updates

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Planning Commission invites the public to take part in a virtual public meeting to review proposed updates to the county’s comprehensive plan, Montco2040: A Shared Vision. This virtual meeting will ...
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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: May 10, 2021

Montgomery County Announces Official Opening of Final Section of Pennypack Trail to Public

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Board of Commissioners are pleased to announce the opening of the final segment of the Pennypack Trail in Lower Moreland Township for public use and enjoyment. With the completion of this 0.7-mile section, t...
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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: May 7, 2021

Pennypacker Mills Announces Summer Porch Performances

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SCHWENKSVILLE, PA – Start your summer with a visit to Pennypacker Mills for one of several performances sponsored by the Friends of Pennypacker Mills. The Summer Porch Performances series is back with free, family-friendly event...
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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: May 6, 2021

‘Homes for All’ Outlines Vision for Housing Affordability in Montgomery County

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NORRISTOWN, PA – During its regularly scheduled meeting, the Montgomery County Board of Commissioners received the final version of the Homes for All report and vision today. 
The report examines the current state of housing affordability in Montg...
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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: May 4, 2021

Montgomery County Announces Walk-up Availability at All County-run Vaccine Clinics

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Office of Public Health (OPH) announced today that starting Wednesday, May 5, all Montgomery County vaccination clinics will offer walk-up availability to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. The County is offering walk-up ...
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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Buckle Up, Montgomery County partners with PennDOT on Seatbelt Safety Enforcement

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NORRISTOWN, PA – Montgomery County, Pennsylvania municipal police departments and the Pennsylvania State Police will partner with the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation's (PennDOT) "Click it or Ticket" and national seat...
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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: April 26, 2021

Montgomery County Invites Public to Free Webinar on Planning and Designing Trails for All Users

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NORRISTOWN, PA - The Montgomery County Planning Commission (MCPC) is hosting “Happy Trails! Planning and Designing Trails for All Users” on Thursday, April 29, from 4:00–5:30 p.m. This free online webinar will highlight the new Montgomer...
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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: April 23, 2021

Montgomery County Office of the Public Defender Releases Statement on Chauvin Trial Verdict

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"The Office of the Public Defender continues to stand with the Black and BIPOC community, in Montgomery County, throughout the Commonwealth, and across this nation. 

"The groundbreaking U.S. Supreme Court decision in Gideon vs. Wainright...

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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: April 23, 2021

Green Lane Park Announces May Events

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GREEN LANE, PA – Green Lane Park announced today two upcoming outdoor events in May. The public is encouraged to register to attend these upcoming family-friendly events.
Earlybird Walk
Saturday May 15, 2021 at 8 a.m.  
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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: April 16, 2021

GREEN LANE PARK ANNOUNCES SUMMER CONCERT SERIES

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GREEN LANE, PA – Green Lane Park announced today the lineup for its 2021 Summer Concert Series sponsored by PECO, and invites visitors of all ages to save the date for these live, open air performances. Four concerts will be held on Sunday eveni...

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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: April 22, 2021

Montgomery County Roads and Bridges Releases 2021 Paving Schedule

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Roads and Bridges Department has released details on its 2021 Road Program. The following roads are scheduled to be improved through base repairs, storm water inlet repairs, milling, paving and pav...
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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: April 21, 2021

Montgomery County Provides Weekly COVID-19 Update

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NORRISTOWN, PA – During their virtual COVID-19 briefing today, the Montgomery County Commissioners provided an update on COVID-19 vaccine operations.

Per federal and state directives the Montgomery County Office of Public Health ...

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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: April 21, 2021

Montgomery County Public Defender Announces Two Community Resource Fairs in Norristown and Pottstown

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Office of the Public Defender announced two outdoor Community Resource Fairs being held on April 24 and May 8 featuring a wide range of important resources and organizations to share with the community.
These...
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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: April 20, 2021

County Announces 11 Secure Ballot Drop-Off Box Locations & Satellite Offices for May 18 Primary

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NORRISTOWN, PA – Montgomery County Board of Elections announced it will install 11 secure ballot drop-off boxes throughout the County to help voters meet the May 18 Primary Election deadline. Completed mail-in ballots and absentee ballots may be...

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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: March 26, 2021

Montgomery County Releases Bridge Inspection Schedule

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NORRISTOWN, PA – Montgomery County’s Roads and Bridges Department today released the upcoming inspection schedule for county-owned and maintained bridges. County crews will be conducting pre-inspection bridge work throughout the next y...

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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: April 15, 2021

6th Annual Montco Trail Challenge Kicks Off May 1 With New Water Trail and Interactive StoryWalk®

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NORRISTOWN, PA – During their regularly scheduled meeting, the Montgomery County Board of Commissioners today announced the Montco Trail Challenge would return for its sixth year from May 1, 2021 to December 1, 2021. This annual family-f...
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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: April 14, 2021

Montgomery County Provides Weekly COVID-19 Update, Announces Two Saturday Clinics

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NORRISTOWN, PA – During their virtual COVID-19 briefing today, the Montgomery County Commissioners provided an update on COVID-19 vaccine operations and announced the launch of two new Saturday clinics at Bethlehem Baptist Churc...
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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: April 14, 2021

Montgomery County Invites Public to Participate in Cross County Trail East Feasibility Study Process

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NORRISTOWN, PA - The Montgomery County Planning Commission (MCPC), in partnership with its consultant, NV5, has initiated work on studying the feasibility of the easternmost segment of Montgomery County’s Cross County Trail. This 6-mile-long segm...
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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: April 13, 2021

Montgomery County Parks, Trails, and Historic Sites Provide COVID-19 Permitted Event Update

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NORRISTOWN, PA – In accordance with updated state and federal COVID-19 mitigation guidelines, Montgomery County Parks, Trails, and Historic Sites (PTHS) have announced the following updates on permitted events within their facilities.
Issuance of trail-bas...
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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: April 13, 2021

Montgomery County Pauses Use of J&J COVID-19 Vaccine

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NORRISTOWN, PA – Per federal and state directives the Montgomery County Office of Public Health (OPH) announced today it will pause the use of the Johnson and Johnson (J&J) COVID-19 vaccine at its vaccination clinics for the next two days.

This tempora...

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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: April 12, 2021

Montgomery County Announces COVID-19 Vaccine Registration Open for Everyone Age 16 and Over

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Office of Public Health (OPH) announced today that registration for the COVID-19 vaccine is now available for everyone age 16 and over. 
Registration is available online at http://vaccine.mo...
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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: April 8, 2021

Montgomery County Releases New Quarterly Construction Report

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Planning Commission (MCPC) and the Montgomery County Commerce Department announced today the creation of The Quarterly Construction Report, which inventories active construction projects th...
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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: April 8, 2021

Pennypacker Mills Announces New “Greetings from Schwenksville” Exhibit

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SCHWENKSVILLE, PA – Pennypacker Mills invites visitors to its new exhibit, “Greetings from Schwenksville,” running now through January 2022. The exhibit features images from the collection of Pennypacker Mills, showing Schwenksville and the surro...
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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: April 7, 2021

County Receives Largest Vaccine Delivery to Date, Announces Clinics in Pottstown and Lansdale

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NORRISTOWN, PA – During their virtual COVID-19 briefing today, the Montgomery County Commissioners provided an update on COVID-19 vaccine operations and announced two new clinics in Pottstown and Lansdale.
For this week only, the...
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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: April 5, 2021

Montgomery County Announces Pre-Registration for Phase 1B

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Office of Public Health announced today that pre-registration for the COVID-19 vaccine is now available for people who qualify for Phase 1B.
Pre-registration can be accessed by visiting www.montcopa.org/COVID...
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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: April 2, 2021

Montgomery County Household Hazardous Waste Recycling Events Start April 24

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NORRISTOWN, PA – Montgomery County sponsored household hazardous waste collection events will begin on April 24, 2021. The events are by appointment only and pre-registration is requiredCOVID-19 CDC guidelines must be followe...
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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: March 31, 2021

Weekly COVID-19 Update: Additional J&J Vaccine to Accelerate Phase 1A Vaccinations

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NORRISTOWN, PA – During their virtual COVID-19 briefing today, the Montgomery County Commissioners provided an update on COVID-19 vaccine operations.
With increased supply of Johnson & Johnson vaccine expected, Montgomery Cou...
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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: March 30, 2021

Montgomery County Drug Treatment Court Announces Accreditation

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas announced today its Drug Treatment Court has been accredited for adhering to a nationally recognized framework of best practices. After a rigorous process, the Pennsylvania Supreme Cour...
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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: March 25, 2021

Green Lane Park Announces April Events

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GREEN LANE, PA – Green Lane Park announced today two upcoming outdoor events for the spring season. The public is encouraged to register to attend these upcoming family-friendly walks. 
“Spring Beauties – the Wildflowers” Walk 
Saturday, A...
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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: March 24, 2021

Montgomery County Asks Residents to Self-Identify When They Receive Vaccine

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NORRISTOWN, PA – During their virtual COVID-19 briefing today, the Montgomery County Commissioners provided an update on COVID-19 vaccine operations.
Montgomery County's three existing mass vaccination clinics remain on track wit...
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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: March 18, 2021

Southeast Pennsylvania Counties Issue Joint Statement on Regional PEMA Vaccine Site

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NORRISTOWN, PA – After meeting with the Pennsylvania Department of Health (PA DoH) regarding plans to open a regional PEMA site to distribute the Johnson and Johnson vaccine, elected officials from the four-county region issued the following stat...
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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: March 18, 2021

Montgomery County Announces COVID-19 Rent and Utility Relief Program

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NORRISTOWN, PA – During their regularly scheduled meeting, the Montgomery County Board of Commissioners announced the return of a funding program to help renters and landlords impacted by COVID-19. The program comes as the CDC’s eviction moratori...
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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: March 17, 2021

Boil Water Advisory Issued for Pottstown Borough

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NORRISTOWN, PA – Pottstown Borough Authority today issued a Boil Water Advisory for the borough’s low pressure zone indicated in on the affected map.
A 20” main break in the vicinity of Manataway Street and E. High St...
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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: March 17, 2021

County Provides Weekly COVID-19 Update, Announces New Mass Vaccination Site in Willow Grove

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NORRISTOWN, PA – During their virtual COVID-19 briefing today, the Montgomery County Commissioners announced a new mass vaccination site in Willow Grove, which will open on Friday, and provided an update on COVID-19 vaccine oper...
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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: March 11, 2021

Pottsgrove Manor Announces Spring Events

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POTTSTOWN, PA – Join us at Pottsgrove Manor for virtual and in-person colonial-themed events throughout the spring season. Iron Communities with Blaenavon Ironworks will be held virtually. Music in the Manor with Robert Mouland, and Pot...

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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: March 10, 2021

Montgomery County Provides Weekly COVID-19 Update, Marks One Year of Coronavirus Pandemic

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During their virtual COVID-19 briefing today, the Montgomery County Commissioners marked one year of battling the COVID-19 pandemic and provided an update on COVID-19 vaccine operations.
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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: March 8, 2021

Southeast Pennsylvania Counties Issue Statement on COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution

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NORRISTOWN, PA – County commissioners, county council members, and state legislators representing Bucks, Chester, Delaware and Montgomery Counties met for an hour on Sunday, March 7 with Pennsylvania Acting Secretary of Health Alison Beam and other Wolf A...
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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: March 4, 2021

Montgomery County Declares "Code Blue" for March 4 - 6, 2021

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Commissioners, on the advice of the Montgomery County Department of Public Safety, have declared a “Code Blue” Cold Weather Emergency for Montgomery County based on a review of forecasts...
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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: March 3, 2021

Montgomery County Provides Weekly COVID-19 Update, Launches Mobile Vaccination Effort

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NORRISTOWN, PA – During their virtual COVID-19 briefing today, the Montgomery County Commissioners provided an update on COVID-19 vaccine operations.

"I am happy to report that our two mass vaccination clinics remai...

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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: March 1, 2021

Montgomery County Declares "Code Blue" for March 1 - 2, 2021

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Commissioners, on the advice of the Montgomery County Department of Public Safety, have declared a “Code Blue” Cold Weather Emergency for Montgomery County based on a r...
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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: February 24, 2021

Montgomery County Announces Vaccine Pre-Registration Now Available by Phone

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NORRISTOWN, PA – During their virtual COVID-19 briefing today, the Montgomery County Commissioners in coordination with the Montgomery County Office of Senior Services announced that a volunteer service...
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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: February 24, 2021

Applications for MontcoStrong 2021 Hospitality Industry Recovery Program Open March 12

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Board of Commissioners announced today that hospitality industry businesses negatively impacted by COVID-19 can now apply for up to $50,000 in grant funding through the MontcoStro...

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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: February 18, 2021

Montgomery County “Code Blue” Cold Weather Declaration Extended to February 21, 2021

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Commissioners, on the advice of the Montgomery County Department of Public Safety, have extended the “Code Blue” Cold Weather Emergency for Montgomery County based on a...
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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: February 18, 2021

Montgomery County Courts and Offices Closed February 18

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NORRISTOWN, PA – Montgomery County officials announced all Courts, facilities, and government offices will be closed Thursday, February 18, 2021 due to inclement weather.
Because the Courthouse is closed, all in-person scheduled events will be re...
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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: February 17, 2021

County Announces Temporary Closure of First Dose Vaccine Clinics Due to Low Supply & Weather

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NORRISTOWN, PA – During their virtual COVID-19 briefing today, the Montgomery County Commissioners announced that its first dose clinics will be closed on Thursday, February 18, and Friday, February 19 due to a combination of de...
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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: February 17, 2021

MontcoStrong 2021 Restaurant Grant Program Recipients Announced

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Board of Commissioners announced today that a total of $6M has been awarded from the MontcoStrong 2021 Restaurant Grant Program to 600 restaurants and food service businesses negat...

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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: February 16, 2021

Montgomery County Declares "Code Blue" for February 16 - 18, 2021

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Commissioners, on the advice of the Montgomery County Department of Public Safety, have declared a “Code Blue” Cold Weather Emergency for Montgomery County based on a review of forecasts...
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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: February 10, 2021

Montgomery County Declares "Code Blue" for February 10 - 15, 2021

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Commissioners, on the advice of the Montgomery County Department of Public Safety, have declared a “Code Blue” Cold Weather Emergency for Montgomery County based on a r...
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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: February 10, 2021

Montgomery County Announces COVID-19 Hotline

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NORRISTOWN, PA – During their virtual COVID-19 briefing today, the Montgomery County Commissioners announced the launch of a COVID-19 hotline for general questions about COVID-19 and the vaccine, and provided updates on vaccine ...
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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: February 8, 2021

Montgomery County Releases CARES Act Impact Report

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Commissioners in coordination with the Finance Office today released an update on the County’s allocation of $145 million in funds received through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic ...
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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: February 5, 2021

Montgomery County Declares "Code Blue" for February 5 - 8, 2021

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Commissioners, on the advice of the Montgomery County Department of Public Safety, have declared a “Code Blue” Cold Weather Emergency for Montgomery County based on a review of forecasts...
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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: February 3, 2021

Montgomery County Officials Urge Patience as COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout Continues

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NORRISTOWN, PA – During their virtual COVID-19 briefing today, the Montgomery County Commissioners reiterated that COVID-19 vaccines are in extremely limited quantity and urged residents to have patience as the vaccine rollout continues....
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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: February 4, 2021

Montgomery County Board of Elections Releases Mail-In Ballot Application Process for 2021

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Board of Elections released today upcoming deadlines and information for the 2021 election cycle, including the Unofficial List of Offices
“Any resident who wants to vote by mail will need...
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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: February 3, 2021

Pennsylvania Horticultural Society to Build Green Resource Center in Norristown Farm Park

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS) will establish a new Green Resource Center in Montgomery County’s Norristown Farm Park. The PHS Green Resource Center at Farm Park will include amenities and services to benef...
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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: February 1, 2021

Montgomery County Courts and Offices to Operate on Two-Hour Delay on February 2

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NORRISTOWN, PA – Montgomery County officials announced all Courts, facilities, and government offices will be operate on a two-hour delay on Tuesday, February 2, 2021 due to inclement weather.
All in-person matters at the Courts will be pushed back two hou...
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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: February 1, 2021

Montgomery County Extends "Cold Blue" Cold Weather Emergency to Thursday, February 4, 2021

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Commissioners, on the advice of the Montgomery County Department of Public Safety, have extended the “Code Blue” Cold Weather Emergency for Montgomery County based on a...
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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: January 31, 2021

Montgomery County Courts and Offices Closed February 1

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NORRISTOWN, PA – Montgomery County officials announced all Courts, facilities, and government offices will be closed Monday, February 1, 2021 due to inclement weather.
Because the Courthouse is closed, all in-person scheduled events will be rescheduled for...
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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: January 29, 2021

Montgomery County Extends "Cold Blue" Cold Weather Emergency to Tuesday, February 2, 2021

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Commissioners, on the advice of the Montgomery County Department of Public Safety, have extended the “Code Blue” Cold Weather Emergency for Montgomery County based on a review of forecas...

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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: January 29, 2021

Montgomery County to Host Virtual Panel Discussions on the Black Family for Black History Month

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NORRISTOWN, PA – Montgomery County’s Black History Month Committee invites the community to attend a four-week long virtual series of panel discussions for Black History Month. This year’s program will focus on the n...
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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: January 27, 2021

Montgomery County Urges Patience as COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout Continues

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NORRISTOWN, PA – During their virtual COVID-19 briefing today, the Montgomery County Commissioners reiterated that COVID-19 vaccines are in extremely limited quantity and residents are urged to have patience as the vaccine rollout continues.&...
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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: January 27, 2021

Statement of Montgomery County Commissioners on House Bill 55

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Chair and Vice Chair of the Montgomery County Commissioners, Valerie A. Arkoosh, MD, MPH and Kenneth E. Lawrence, Jr. today issued the following joint statement against House Bill 55 in the Pennsylvania General Assem...
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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: January 27, 2021

Montco Issues "Code Blue" Cold Weather Alert for January 28-31, 2021

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Commissioners, on the advice of the Montgomery County Department of Public Safety, have declared a “Code Blue” Cold Weather Emergency for Montgomery County based on a review of forecasts from the Na...
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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: January 21, 2021

Montgomery County Preserves 10,000 Acres of Farmland

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NORRISTOWN, PA – During their regularly scheduled meeting, the Montgomery County Board of Commissioners today announced the County has reached a historic milestone by preserving 10,000 acres of farmland. Over 30 years, the Montgomery Cou...
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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: January 19, 2021

Montgomery County Reports 2,233 New COVID-19 Cases and 19 Deaths in Past Week

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NORRISTOWN, PA – Montgomery County officials and the Office of Public Health (OPH) today reported COVID-19 test results and deaths from January 13 to 19, 2021. Over the past week, 2,233 additional people tested positive for coronavirus, and 19 people died...
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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: January 12, 2021

Montgomery County Maintains Aaa Bond Rating

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Commissioners announced today they received confirmation to the county’s coveted Aaa bond rating from Moody’s Investors Service for the third consecutive time. 
In its reasoning for why Montgomery Co...
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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: January 12, 2021

Montgomery County Reports 2,725 New COVID-19 Cases and 52 Deaths in Past Week

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NORRISTOWN, PA – Montgomery County officials and the Office of Public Health (OPH) today reported COVID-19 test results and deaths from January 6 to 12, 2021. Over the past week, 2,725 additional people tested positive for coronavirus, and 52 peo...
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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: January 8, 2021

Montgomery County Issues “Code Blue” Cold Weather Declaration for January 8-10, 2021

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Commissioners, on the advice of the Montgomery County Department of Public Safety, have declared a “Code Blue” Cold Weather Emergency for Montgomery County based on a review of forecasts from the Na...
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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: January 5, 2021

Montgomery County Launches First COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Commissioners and the Office of Public Health (OPH) today announced plans to vaccinate qualifying healthcare staff at a public vaccination clinic hosted by Montgomery County Community College.
Due to the limited suppl...
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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: January 5, 2021

Montgomery County Reports 2,489 New COVID-19 Cases and 26 Deaths in Past Week

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NORRISTOWN, PA – Montgomery County officials and the Office of Public Health (OPH) today reported COVID-19 test results and deaths from December 30 to January 5, 2021. Over the past week, 2,489 additional people tested positive for coronavirus, a...
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2021 Press Releases

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Posted on: December 30, 2020

Applications Now Open for MontcoStrong 2021 Restaurant Grant Program

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Board of Commissioners announced today that restaurants negatively impacted by COVID-19 can now apply for up to $10,000 in grant funding through the MontcoStrong 2021 Restaurant G...
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2020 Press Releases
Posted on: December 29, 2020

Director of Public Safety Thomas M. Sullivan to Retire in January 2021

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Eagleville, PA – After completing nearly 19 years of service to Montgomery County, Thomas M. Sullivan, Director of the Department of Public Safety, will retire on January 5, 2021. During their December public meeting, the Montgomery County Commi...

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2020 Press Releases
Posted on: December 29, 2020

Montgomery County Reports 2,357 New COVID-19 Cases and 34 Deaths in Past Week

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NORRISTOWN, PA – Montgomery County officials and the Office of Public Health (OPH) today reported COVID-19 test results and deaths from December 23 to December 29, 2020. Over the past week, 2,357 additional people tested positive for coronavirus...
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2020 Press Releases
Posted on: December 29, 2020

Montco Issues "Code Blue" Cold Weather Alert for December 29, 2020

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Commissioners, on the advice of the Montgomery County Department of Public Safety, have declared a “Code Blue” Cold Weather Emergency for Montgomery County based on a review of ...
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2020 Press Releases
Posted on: December 24, 2020

County Finishes Reconstruction of Ludwig Road Bridge in New Hanover Township

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Montgomery County’s Roads and Bridges team announced today that reconstruction is complete on Bridge 207 located on Ludwig Road over Schlegel Creek in New Hanover Township. During the past several months, work has been on-going in accordance with approved...

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2020 Press Releases
Posted on: December 23, 2020

Montgomery County Completes Lafayette Street Extension Project

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NORRISTOWN, PA – Montgomery County has completed the third and final phase of the Lafayette Street Extension Project, a major transportation project aimed at improving highway access and mobility into downtown Norristown and Plymouth Township. Th...
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2020 Press Releases
Posted on: December 22, 2020

Montgomery County Reports 2,609 New COVID-19 Cases and 27 Deaths in Past Week

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NORRISTOWN, PA – Montgomery County officials and the Office of Public Health (OPH) today reported COVID-19 test results and deaths from December 16 to December 22, 2020. Over the past week, 2,609 additional people tested positive for coronavirus...
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2020 Press Releases
Posted on: December 18, 2020

Montgomery County Correctional Facility Receives Fourth Accreditation for Healthcare Compliance

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Correctional Facility (MCCF) in Eagleville, Pa., has received its fourth accreditation certificate from the National Commission on Correctional Healthcare (NCCHC) for compliance with the NCCHS’s Standards fo...
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2020 Press Releases
Posted on: December 17, 2020

Montgomery County Adopts 2021 Budget and Five-year Capital Improvement Plan

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Board of Commissioners today approved the 2021 Budget and Five-year Capital Improvement Plan during their regularly scheduled Commissioners meeting held virtually. This budget continues the County&...
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2020 Press Releases
Posted on: December 17, 2020

Montgomery County Announces Reopening of Butler Pike in Plymouth Meeting

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Commissioners announced today that construction to repair sinkholes on Butler Pike (between Flourtown/Plymouth Roads and Germantown Pike) is complete, and the road will reopen to vehicular traffic on Friday,...
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2020 Press Releases
Posted on: December 15, 2020

Montgomery County Reports 3,077 New COVID-19 Cases and 47 Deaths in Past Week

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NORRISTOWN, PA – Montgomery County officials and the Office of Public Health (OPH) today reported COVID-19 test results and deaths from December 9 to December 15, 2020. Over the past week, 3,077 additional people tested positive for coronavirus, ...
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2020 Press Releases
Posted on: December 15, 2020

Montgomery County Prepares for Winter Storm

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NORRISTOWN, PA – Montgomery County Officials announced today they are ready for the forecasted December 16 winter storm. 
“I strongly encourage all Montgomery County residents to stay home during the winter storm and avoid travel unless absolutely...
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2020 Press Releases
Posted on: December 14, 2020

Montgomery County Issues “Code Blue” Cold Weather Declaration for December 14 through December 19

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Commissioners, on the advice of the Montgomery County Department of Public Safety, have declared a “Code Blue” Cold Weather Emergency for Montgomery County based on a review of forecasts from the Na...
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2020 Press Releases
Posted on: December 11, 2020

Montgomery County Closing all Historic Site Buildings to the Public Effective Saturday, December 12

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Pursuant to Governor Wolf’s December 10 Protective Mitigation Efforts Order, Montgomery County is closing all historic site buildings to the public effective 12:01 am on Saturday, December 12th until the order’s expiration on January 4th, 2021. 

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2020 Press Releases
Posted on: December 11, 2020

Montgomery County Completes Transition to New Public Safety Radio System

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EAGLEVILLE, PA – On Tuesday, December 8, 2020, the Montgomery County Department of Public Safety, in coordination with hundreds of partner agencies and with funding and support from the County Commissioners, successfully completed a transition t...

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2020 Press Releases
Posted on: December 8, 2020

Montgomery County Reports 3,427 New COVID-19 Cases and 18 Deaths in Past Week

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NORRISTOWN, PA – Montgomery County officials and the Office of Public Health (OPH) today reported COVID-19 test results and deaths from December 2 to December 8, 2020. Over the past week, 3,427 additional people tested positive for coro...
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2020 Press Releases
Posted on: December 8, 2020

Thirty-Nine Firefighters Graduate Amidst COVID-19 Pandemic

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Thirty-Nine (39) volunteer firefighters from Montgomery County Fire Academy Class 2002 celebrated the completion of the Pennsylvania Entry Level Firefighter Training program with a virtual graduation ceremony on Tuesday, December 8, 2020.

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2020 Press Releases
Posted on: December 1, 2020

Montgomery County Reports 1,927 New COVID-19 Cases and 12 Deaths in Past Week

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NORRISTOWN, PA – Montgomery County officials and the Office of Public Health (OPH) today reported COVID-19 test results and deaths from November 25 to December 1, 2020. Over the past week, 1,927 additional individuals tested positive for coronavirus, and ...

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2020 Press Releases
Posted on: December 1, 2020

Montgomery County Permanently Preserves Three Farms

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NORRISTOWN, PA – Montgomery County has added three more farms to its growing list of farms permanently preserved under the Montgomery County Agricultural Land Preservation Program. These farms include a 23-acre farm in Perkiomen Township...
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2020 Press Releases
Posted on: November 20, 2020

Montgomery County Releases Proposed 2021 Budget and Capital Improvement Plan

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Board of Commissioners have released the proposed 2021 Budget and Five-year Capital Improvement Plan. This budget continues the County’s commitment to invest in its workforce, infrastructure, and ...
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2020 Press Releases
Posted on: November 18, 2020

Seven Outstanding Projects Receive 2020 Montgomery Awards

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NORRISTOWN, PA - Seven outstanding projects and their creators were honored today at a virtual Montgomery Awards celebration sponsored by the Montgomery County Planning Commission<