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Transformer fire knocks out power to Greenhill Condominiums

Tue, 2016-06-28 21:06
Nearly 1,000 residents of the Greenhill Condominiums were without power Monday evening after a transformer rputured shortly before 7 p.m. Penn Wynne Fire Company Deputy Chief Edward Schmid said firefighters dispatched to the report of a vehicle fire. They arrived to the a portable transformer smoking on the rear of a truck. The transformer had ruptured, leaking fluids into a storm drain that feeds into Indian Creek. Firefighters used oil dry to build a dike.
Categories: Lower Merion

At Riverbend, effort to bring back nearly extinct American Chestnut tree

Tue, 2016-06-28 10:51
Leonard Keating of Villanova has had a lifelong interest in the American Chestnut Tree. The interest was passed on to him from his father and he is hoping to pass it on to his pre-kindergarten-age grandsons.
Categories: Lower Merion

Kids experience first responders' days during Narberth Ambulance EMS camp

Tue, 2016-06-28 10:47
A group of 30 children had the opportunity to learn a little of what it’s like to work with first responders while attending the first EMS Camp with Narberth Ambulance.
Categories: Lower Merion

Transformer fire knocks out power to Greenhill Condominiums

Mon, 2016-06-27 21:35
Nearly 1,000 residents of the Greenhill Condominiums were without power Monday evening after a transformer rputured shortly before 7 p.m. Penn Wynne Fire Company Deputy Chief Edward Schmid said firefighters dispatched to the report of a vehicle fire. They arrived to the a portable transformer smoking on the rear of a truck. The transformer had ruptured, leaking fluids into a storm drain that feeds into Indian Creek. Firefighters used oil dry to build a dike.
Categories: Lower Merion

LM police asking for help to ID suspect in attempted home invasion

Mon, 2016-06-27 10:11
Ardmore >> Lower Merion police are asking for help in identifying the suspect who, armed with a handgun, attempted to force his way into an elderly couple’s home Saturday.
Categories: Lower Merion

Remington Road Bridge work begins July 11

Mon, 2016-06-27 07:23
J.D. Eckman will be working for PennDOT to replace the superstructure of the Remington Road Bridge over the West Branch of the Indian Creek. The project is scheduled to start on or about July 11, 2016, and continue for approximately 3-1/2 months. Access to private drives will be maintained during the construction project. 
Categories: Lower Merion

2 transported to hospital following report of possible hazmat situation at Villanova

Sun, 2016-06-26 16:32
Two people were taken to Bryn Mawr Hospital for evaluation following a report of a possible hazmat situation in a building used by the School of Nursing at Villanova University Friday morning.
Categories: Lower Merion

2 transported to hospital following report of possible hazmat situation at Villanova

Fri, 2016-06-24 11:51
Two people were taken to Bryn Mawr Hospital for evaluation following a report of a possible hazmat situation in a building used by the School of Nursing at Villanova University Friday morning.
Categories: Lower Merion

Kohelet tentative sketch plan OK’d by LM Planners

Thu, 2016-06-23 10:58
Ardmore >> It wasn’t a packed house at Wednesday’s Lower Merion Planning Commission meeting, but a handful of neighbors attended with an attorney to press their issues regarding plans to expand the Kohelet Yeshiva High School. After nearly three hours of sometimes contentious discussion, the planning commission recommended approval of a tentative sketch plan for the school expansion.
Categories: Lower Merion

LM police asking for help to ID suspect in attempted home invasion

Thu, 2016-06-23 10:30
Ardmore >> Lower Merion police are asking for help in identifying the suspect who, armed with a handgun, attempted to force his way into an elderly couple’s home Saturday.
Categories: Lower Merion

Groups join to promote quality pre-K education

Mon, 2016-06-20 16:04
Narberth >> A group of business leaders and retired military leaders joined with a state representative and educators at a press conference to garner support for $90 million in additional funding for quality preschool education to improve Pennsylvania children’s math and science learning.
Categories: Lower Merion

Updated: Motorcyclist killed on City Avenue in Lower Merion

Thu, 2016-06-16 14:06
A Drexel Hill man was killed Wednesday afternoon when the motorcycle he was riding on was stuck by a red Acura TSX at Overbrook and City Avenue in Penn Wynne.
Categories: Lower Merion

Motorcyclist killed on City Avenue in Lower Merion

Wed, 2016-06-15 21:56
Lower Merion Township released the following information:
Categories: Lower Merion

LMSD: New grading policy to begin in fall; Final budget passes with 4.4 percent hike

Wed, 2016-06-15 21:37
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Categories: Lower Merion

Lower Merion Police investigating Villanova burglary

Tue, 2016-06-14 14:37
Lower Merion police reported a burglary occurred at a home on the 1500 block of Mt. Pleasant Road in Villanova June 8 after a security alarm sounded at 3:37 a.m. Entry was made through an unlocked garage window. Nothing was known missing at this time.
Categories: Lower Merion

Bell tolls at St. Mary's Church for victims of Orlando nightclub shootings

Mon, 2016-06-13 22:08
At 2 p.m. Monday, with just four spectators around, The Rev. Michael Giansiracusa unlocked the red wooden door of the 128-year-old St. Mary’s Episcopal Church and stepped inside the narrow bell tower room. Backlit by stained glass, he quietly paid tribute to the victims of Sunday morning’s nightclub shootings before turning to grab the heavy rope to toll the bell 50 times, one for each of the dead. In his prayer, he said:
Categories: Lower Merion

Bell tolls at St. Mary's Church for victims of Orlando nightclub shootings

Mon, 2016-06-13 17:13
At 2 p.m. Monday, with just four spectators around, The Rev. Michael Giansiracusa unlocked the red wooden door of the 128-year-old St. Mary’s Episcopal Church and stepped inside the narrow bell tower room. Backlit by stained glass, he quietly paid tribute to the victims of Sunday morning’s nightclub shootings before turning to grab the heavy rope to toll the bell 50 times, one for each of the dead. In his prayer, he said:
Categories: Lower Merion

Lower Merion officer honored for response to crash

Mon, 2016-06-13 10:43
NORRISTOWN >> A Lower Merion police officer was honored by the Montgomery County District Attorney’s office for his actions that “prevented a potential large-scale tragedy,” the commendation read.
Categories: Lower Merion

Plans to put AEDs in open park areas mulled in Lower Merion

Mon, 2016-06-13 10:16
Ardmore >> Lower Merion may soon begin a pilot program to install automated external defibrillators or AEDs inside some of its parks and if the program is deemed successful it could be expanded.
Categories: Lower Merion

Lower Merion Police investigating Villanova burglary

Fri, 2016-06-10 15:25
Lower Merion police reported a burglary occurred at a home on the 1500 block of Mt. Pleasant Road in Villanova June 8 after a security alarm sounded at 3:37 a.m. Entry was made through an unlocked garage window. Nothing was known missing at this time.
Categories: Lower Merion