New Pickleball Courts at Lambert Park

This October, the West Goshen Park and Recreation Department introduced Pickleball to Robert Lambert Park (1145 Pottstown Pike). “We received numerous requests for Pickleball from West Goshen residents,” said Park and Recreation Director Ken Lehr about the popular paddle sport.  “We didn’t have any facility that we could dedicate exclusively to Pickleball, but thanks to […]

West Goshen Township’s Monthly Digital Newsletter Receives Award from PSATS

Press Release West Goshen Township, PA – 10/01/2020 – The West Goshen Township Monthly eNews has been named a Second Place Winner in the Electronic Newsletter Category in the Pennsylvania State Association of Township Supervisors’ (PSATS) 52nd Annual Citizen Communication Contest. The contest recognizes townships that have successfully communicated programs and activities to citizens.  The […]

Road Rules: Fall Driving Safety Tips

As weather changes, so do the road conditions. The autumn leaves are a staple of the season and can create hazardous conditions on the roadway. When leaves accumulate on the roadway and become wet, they can get extremely slippery, making the driving conditions similar to driving on ice. In addition to reducing the car’s traction […]

Preserving Local History | The Matlack House

The Matlack House Traveling around the township of West Goshen, it is sometimes difficult to locate historic homes and buildings. Over the years, many cherished structures rich in local history have been demolished to make room for the future. It is always sad to watch historic homes transform into piles of rubble. Although it may […]

End of Summer Allergy Tips

August and September bring more than the end of the summer. These months mean watery eyes, sniffling, and other allergic reactions  to airborne ragweed pollen during what is traditionally the hay fever  season in Pennsylvania. If misery loves company, then hay-fever sufferers should never have to be alone. WHICH PLANTS CAUSE ALLERGIES? Insect-pollinated plants have […]

Police Department Promotion and New Officer

Police Department Promotion and New Officer: On Friday July 31, 2020, West Goshen Police Department promoted Wesley Holman to Sergeant, filling in the vacancy made after the retirement of 40-year veteran Sergeant Anthony Storti. Also, filling the rank and file, William Cuddhy was hired as a patrol officer. This promotion is maintaining a Supervisory Structure […]

Road Rules: Construction Safety

With the many roadway improvement projects being conducted on the area roadways, drivers are reminded to use caution in active work zones. An “Active Work Zone is defined by the Pennsylvania Vehicle Code as the portion of a work zone where construction, maintenance or utility workers are located on the roadway, berm or shoulder. The […]

Joseph Waters Remembered

The West Goshen Township Board of Supervisors, Park and Recreation Board, and staff mourn the passing of Joseph M. Waters on June 18, 2020 at the age of 64.   Joe served as a member (including chair) of the Park and Recreation Board from 1993 through 2002, and again from 2010 through 2017.  Joe was […]

Anti-Texting Law

Pennsylvania’s anti-texting law, effective March 8, 2012, encourages motorists to put their full focus on driving.  The law can be found under the Pennsylvania Vehicle Code section 3316- Prohibiting text-based communications.   What the Law Does  The law prohibits as a primary offense any driver from using an Interactive Wireless Communication Device (IWCD) to send, read […]

Parks and Recreation Outlook

Summer is prime time for the West Goshen Parks and Recreation department. In a typical summer, you’d find Parks and  Recreation Department Director Ken Lehr checking in on camps, clinics and concerts, but in a recent conversation he shared how and why Summer 2020 will be different. “We live for summer!” said Lehr. “Unfortunately, due […]