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Local NGOs feel the impact of the pandemic

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By Jojo Zhu ’22

September 15, 2020

Over the last several months, the spread of COVID-19 has posed a significant challenge for local nonprofits. A few summer programs and sports events have been forced to cancel. However, many organizations are not deterred by the situation. They are responding actively with innovative ways to provide...

Montgomery County faces strenuous COVID-19 testing conditions

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By Sarah Jiang '22

September 15, 2020

With more than 11,500 cases as of Sept. 14, Montgomery County has been a coronavirus hotspot for months. With heightened cases, the county faces a new challenge in testing community members in a feasible and effective way.  ` Testing was its hardest in mid-April. Tests were only made availabl...

Local schools reopen in Pottstown

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By Annie Li '21

September 15, 2020

On Aug. 24, the Pottstown school district began its opening for the 2020-21 school year. All classes will be taught in a synchronous virtual manner throughout the fall semester, according to the School Re-opening Plan Presentation delivered by Stephen Rodriguez, the superintendent of Pottstown schools. Mr. Rod...

Voters face difficulties nearing 2020 election

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By Bella Basile ’21

September 14, 2020

With the upcoming 2020 presidential election occurring in just a matter of months, the American people, including the residents of Pottstown, are relying on the U.S. Postal Service now more than ever for accessible, secure, private and safe communication through the process of voting via mail-in ballot. H...