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Bala Avenue Closing Through 4 p.m.: Lower Merion Township

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - 5 hours 32 min ago
Crews are working on sanitary sewer connections in the area throughout the day.
Categories: Lower Merion

Cat Missing From Ardmore Home

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - 6 hours 52 min ago
Maggie escaped her Hazelwood Road sometime Sunday or Monday. Have you seen her?
Categories: Lower Merion

Your Local Job Hunting Guide

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - 8 hours 7 min ago
Job hunting or hiring? Take a look at recent listings around town or post a job opening.
Categories: Lower Merion

Race in America

Heron's Nest - 10 hours 5 min ago
Still think this country does not have a race problem?

Wonder if we need to have a real discussion about racial issues?

Maybe you should talk to the students at Cabrini University.

The Main Line campus has been engulfed in a bit of an uproar after racial graffiti was discovered on a dorm room door. Of course this was not just any dorm room.

It happened to be where one of Cabrini's African-America students reside.

And, of course, it just had to include the N-word. Nice huh.

Luckily the campus is rallying around the student. School officials issued a statement supporting the student and indicating such behavior will not be tolerated.

The incident is under investigation by Radnor police.

What would possibly make someone do something so ugly?

Are we that insecure in our racial feelings?

Is the divide that deep?

You can read our story here.
Categories: Pennsylvania

When a pipeline becomes your back yard neighbor

Heron's Nest - 10 hours 19 min ago
I have to admit that I feel for the residents of Andover.

Where is Andover? It's on the western edge of the county, near the intersection of Routes 352 and 926. I drive by it every night on the way home.

Want a good example of the effect that construction of the Mariner East 2 pipeline is having? Take a drive out Route 352. Some people there now have a pipeline literally in their back yard.

I am guessing that when people plunked down their hard-earned money, they had no idea that one day they would have a pipeline moving in next door.

They have lost some of their pristine scenery, trees, a buffer from the highway, and a bit of their privacy. We told some of their story Sunday.

None of this is likely going to change what is happening.

A couple of things should be said. First, Sunoco Pipeline is within its rights to do what they are doing. The courts have backed them in just about every instance. As ugly as the construction process looks right now, Sunoco is vowing to return the space as much as possible to the way it once was. They say the trees will be replanted, and that the company has complied with all the environmental requirements in our construction.

That does not seem to be soothing residents' concerns.

Word is they are now preparing to go into court in an attempt to have construction of the pipeline halted.

We'll stay with the story.
Categories: Pennsylvania

Business as usual in Harrisburg

Heron's Nest - 10 hours 40 min ago
Another day, another dollar in Harrisburg.

Actually lots of dollars. About $2 billion of them.

That's the spending gap the state is currently looking at.

Republicans who control both the House and Senate have not been able to agree on a funding mechanism.

So the state is beginning the painful process of halting payments on key services. The first hit was to Medicaid payments, which pick up the tab for health care for some of the state's neediest people.

Pension payments and education funding could be next.

The Senate returned from their summer vacation Monday, but a deal continues to elude our representatives in Harrisburg. It's embarrassing that this state continues to face the same kind of budget follies year after year.

At least the Senate got serious about dealing with the state's recurring budget woes. They passed a funding plan that included a variety of tax hikes, including the state's first severance tax on natural gas drillers.

The House, where Republicans are adamanty opposed to tax hikes (maybe because they have to run for office every two years?) instead are looking at a plant that skims off what they call 'surplus' funding from many departments, raids the tobacco lawsuit settlement fund, and pushes another increase in legal gaming in the state.

This is no longer just business as usual in Harrisburg.

People are now getting hurt.

Read our editorial here.

Then call you representative and senator and tell them to get a budget deal done.
Categories: Pennsylvania

No School for Students in Methacton School District – Teacher Strike Continues

Teachers in the Methacton School District have been working without a contract since January.   A stalemate in the bargain process led to the strike Monday by the teachers as authorized by its union, Methacton Education Association (MEA). There are 5,000 students enrolled in the Methacton School District. The union represents 403 teachers and professional staff. […]
Categories: Pennsylvania

Rosh Hashanah Moves Lower Merion Twp. Board Meeting

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Mon, 2017-09-18 16:13
If you were planning to attend Wednesday's Board of Commissioners meeting, you will want to read this.
Categories: Lower Merion

$370K In Heroin, Fentanyl Seized In Bust: Philadelphia DA

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Mon, 2017-09-18 15:36
When authorities searched a residence where the drugs were located, they found a 10 year old child and a baby in the home.
Categories: Lower Merion

Technology Management Class At LMHS Sept. 25

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Mon, 2017-09-18 15:13
Get a handle on technology use in your home through various devices' built-in software that can regulate Internet access at Lower Merion HS.
Categories: Lower Merion

President Trump Pushing Tax Reform Plan With Big Impact On PA

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Mon, 2017-09-18 15:09
Trump is pushing hard for a tax reform plan that could slam Pennsylvania — and local lawmakers and policy advisors are worried about it
Categories: Lower Merion

Racist Message Written On Cabrini Dorm Door

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Mon, 2017-09-18 13:01
The message contained a slur used toward black people and now police and the university are investigating the incident.
Categories: Lower Merion

Terror Behind The Walls In Eastern State Opens Sept. 22

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Mon, 2017-09-18 12:26
The 2017 incarnation of Eastern State Penitentiary's haunted house includes a new attraction called the "Blood Yard."
Categories: Lower Merion

Philly Named 16th Most Fun City In U.S. By WalletHub

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Mon, 2017-09-18 11:52
Share your favorite activities in Philly in the comments to spread the Philly fun.
Categories: Lower Merion

Radnor Lawyer Accused Of Stealing From Clients Heading To Court

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Mon, 2017-09-18 11:20
Gregory Stagliano is accused of stealing funds from nine different clients he represented in injury claims and is set to appear in court.
Categories: Lower Merion

I-476 North Affected By Overnight Work This Week: PennDOT

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Mon, 2017-09-18 09:11
The work will affect areas of Lower Merion, Radnor, and more overnight this week.
Categories: Lower Merion

Recent Foreclosures In Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Mon, 2017-09-18 08:42
Take a look at foreclosures in town.
Categories: Lower Merion

Circle That Date: Coming Events In Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Mon, 2017-09-18 08:23
What's going on? Check the Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch calendar for what's happening in town.
Categories: Lower Merion

Your Local Job Hunting Guide

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Mon, 2017-09-18 08:09
Looking to work closer to home? Here are the latest job openings nearby.
Categories: Lower Merion

New Homes On The Market In Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Mon, 2017-09-18 08:03
How much are homes going for nearby? Check out the latest listings.
Categories: Lower Merion