Showdown At The OK Corral – Pottstown Mercury vs. Pottstown Herald

Interesting article regarding our online newspaper the Pottstown Herald versus local print publication The Mercury.  Sparked by our recent announcement to hold a Pottstown mayoral debate and a recent SEO battle, this blogger gives his take on the news media slug-fest here in Pottstown.

http://sanatoga.wordpress.com/2009/10/06/mercury-competitor-schedules-mayoral-debate/

Pottstown Shade Tree Commission Update

In my Pottstown Herald article covering the last Shade Tree Commission meeting I reported that a property owner on Keim Street was having a major tree problem.  

The property owner was told by the Shade Tree Commission that he would have to foot the bill to have a tree removed from his property.  The offending tree was ready to fall onto Keim St. and had been hit twice by vehicles.  The property owner is retired and did not have the funds to pay for a tree removal.  He asked for assistance and was turned down by Mr. Hylton.  The property owned said he could either pay his taxes or cut down the tree, but he could not do both.

Now the tree has been cut down and mysteriously paid for by an unknown source.  I find that very interesting.  Don’t you????

http://www.pottstownherald.com/