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Stormwater deal reached in Narberth:Project on Windsor Ave. will go forward

Main Line Times - 7 hours 27 min ago
Would Narberth still be Narberth without its signature Fourth of July fireworks?
Categories: Lower Merion

Down by the river: Hotels mulled for foot of Righters Ferry Road

Main Line Times - 7 hours 29 min ago
Bala Cynwyd >> Unless you frequent the Aquatics Fitness Center at the end of Righters Ferry Road in Bala Cynwyd, there isn’t much reason for the general public to go to this out-of-the-way corner of Lower Merion Township.
Categories: Lower Merion

The Daily Numbers for Wednesday, July 27

Heron's Nest - 9 hours 20 min ago
The Daily Numbers: 29, age of Upper Darby man gunned down outside the Stonehurst Court Apartments.

23 homicides in Delaware County this year.

5 of them in Upper Darby.

42 minutes, how long Bill Clinton took to talk about his wife, Hillary, last night.

1st woman ever nominated for president by major political party.

1st man, what the former president will be if Hillary beats Donald Trump in November.

125 people who packed a meeting in Upper Chi to talk about issues with the CSX train line.

36, age of man charged in the shooting of a police officer who responded to an incident in Norwood. Darrel Burt is planning an insanity defense.

425,000 dollar price tag for a lot on East Chester Pike sold by Ridley School District.

194,866 annual salary for Upper Darby schools boss Superintendent Richard Dunlap. He’s been placed on administrative leave.

2012 conviction of Philadelphia Monsignor William Lynn that has been overturned. The Pa. Supreme Court has indicated the conviction was flawed and rejected prosecution appeals.

3 years in prison, how long Lynn has served behind bars for his conviction on a single count of endangering the welfare of a child.

3 Penn State grads that are opening a craft beer business in Malvern.

1 more season for Andy Talley at the helm of Villanova football.

5-0 loss for Phillies to Marlins last night.

1 run on 5 hits over 7 strong innings for Phils starter Jared Eickhoff.

105 Russian athletes banned from Rio Olympics in doping scandal.

Call me a Phanatic: A look at the ups and downs of being a Philadelphia sports fan.

The Phillies continue to get great starting pitching - and very spotty offense to support it. They got shut out again last night.

I Don’t Get It: The Bernie or Bust people need to get over it. They lost. Was it fair and square? Maybe not. Doesn’t change fact that they lost.

Today’s Upper: Kudos to Lansdowne native Tom Hall and others who took action to counter the hateful message of the Westover Baptist Church members who were protesting at the Democratic National Convention.

Quote Box: “We just put the biggest crack in that glass ceiling yet.”

- Hillary Clinton, after she was formally nominated by Democrats last night.
Categories: Pennsylvania

Finding the Delco connection

Heron's Nest - 10 hours 11 min ago
One of the challenges of covering a big regional/national event such as the Democratic National Convention that is taking place just a few miles away at the Wells Fargo Center in the South Philly sports complex is not losing sight of our mission - covering Delaware County.

That's why we always look for the local angle as we cover these major stories.

Yesterday we noted that a couple of well-known Delco guys, Rocco Polidoro and Bob Dimond, were part of the color guard the opened the convention.

Today, staff writer Kathleen Carey profiles a Lansdowne man was taking part in a protest to counter a showing by a group from the Westboro Baptist Church.

Always count on us to find the Delco connection.

We still bring you the headlines - Hillary crashing through the glass ceiling and becoming the first woman ever nominated for president by a major political party; former President Bill Clinton singing her praises; and the continuing acrimony and sore feelings being voiced by several Bernie Sanders backers, but the truth is we'll always put Delco first.

That is one of the reasons the lead on today's front page is tied to a murder in Upper Darby.

I realize a lot of people likely will disagree with that decision, but it's one I'm willing to stand by. If you disagree, let me know. I can take it. I assure you that you will not be the fist to tell me I don't have a clue.
Categories: Pennsylvania

Libertarian justice for all?

Heron's Nest - 10 hours 38 min ago
We used our editorial page today to chime in on the flap that flared up when some a local Libertarian candidate and his supporter were told to stop soliciting signatures in the county's Rose Tree Park in Upper Providence.

Pat Sellers is trying to get on the ballot in the 7th District Congressional race.

He needs 3,000 signatures to do so.

But his efforts were not helped by this conflict with the county.

It comes down to basic First Amendment rights, and we'll stand with Sellers on this one.

While the matter seems to be resolved, Sellers points out that he is still working on the task of collecting those signatures. It would be a shame of missing those key dates at Rose Tree, which of course is host to the county's annual insanely popular - and FREE - Summer Festival means the difference between his getting on the ballot or not.

You can read our editorial here. And of course if you disagree feel free to write me a letter of you own. I'll be more than happy to share our op-ed page with you.
Categories: Pennsylvania

More on that fighter jet mystery

Heron's Nest - 10 hours 54 min ago
Well, at least I know I'm not losing my mind. At least not yet anyhow. I know that may come as a surprise to some readers.

I was not the only one fascinated by the fighter jet that was buzzing the skies over Chester County at the same time a nasty storm was rolling in Monday night.

I saw as I was just about home just before 7 p.m. It was one of the loudest sounds I've ever heard.

I posted on Twitter and it immediately sparked similar Tweets.

One reader emailed me overnight to assure me I was not hallucinating.

But J. Massucci went one better. He actually got a photo of the jet framed against that foreboding sky.

He said the jets was "flying very low and agile. Making multiple turns."

He also mentioned something noticed by several other readers - a small plane that was also in the sky at the same time and he wondered if that was connected.

Let's keep this conversation going and get to the bottom of the "Top Gun Mystery."

If you have information to share on what that jet was doing in the skies of Chester County and where it may have come from, email me at editor@delcotimes.com.
Categories: Pennsylvania

In early-morning meeting, Indiana mayor warns Pennsylvania delegates of Republican VP pick

Main Line Times - Tue, 2016-07-26 15:43
PHILADELPHIA >> The Pennsylvania Delegation breakfast Tuesday morning saved the most impactful guest speaker for last as an mayor from Indiana gave some information on his governor — and Republican vice presidential candidate — Mike Pence.
Categories: Lower Merion

Body of man that ran from Lower Merion police pulled from Schuylkill River

Main Line Times - Tue, 2016-07-26 14:25
The body of a 43-year-old man was pulled from the Schuylkill River early Thursday morning several hours after police say he ran from Lower Merion officers and into the river at Flat Rock Park in Gladwyne.
Categories: Lower Merion

8 Jobs in the Ardmore, Merion and Wynnewood Area: Occupational Therapist, Marketing Director, More

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Tue, 2016-07-26 14:13
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Categories: Lower Merion

Warning: Pickpocketers Targeting Anthony Wayne Theater Patrons, Radnor Police Say

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Tue, 2016-07-26 12:30
Suspects have been taking cash and credit cards from women's purses, which are beside them on the floor of the theater, police said.
Categories: Lower Merion

why you garden

Chester County Ramblings - Tue, 2016-07-26 10:50

A friend of mine gave me a cache pot that belonged to her grandmother. It’s a beautiful pot and it makes the perfect vehicle for summer flower arrangements. All of these flowers are out of my garden.

This is why gardening is so worth it. With the help of Mother Nature you can create such simple beauty and enjoy the fruits of your labor.

Categories: Pennsylvania

Democratic National Convention Day 2: Hillary Clinton Nominated For President

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Tue, 2016-07-26 10:42
Speakers at the DNC early Tuesday gave nominating speeches for both Sen. Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton.
Categories: Lower Merion

Democratic National Convention Day 2: Formal Presidential Nominating Process Begins

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Tue, 2016-07-26 10:42
Speakers at the DNC early Tuesday gave nominating speeches for both Sen. Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton.
Categories: Lower Merion

Democratic National Convention Day 2: Have the Divisions Really Healed?

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Tue, 2016-07-26 10:42
The boos seemed to fade away and the cheers seemed to grow louder as the DNC progressed on Monday. But how will Tuesday unfold?
Categories: Lower Merion

Down by the river: Hotels mulled for foot of Righters Ferry Road

Main Line Times - Tue, 2016-07-26 10:33
Bala Cynwyd >> Unless you frequent the Aquatics Fitness Center at the end of Righters Ferry Road in Bala Cynwyd, there isn’t much reason for the general public to go to this out-of-the-way corner of Lower Merion Township.
Categories: Lower Merion

Dems in Philly: History and hostility as Clinton ascends to nomination, seeks unity

Main Line Times - Tue, 2016-07-26 10:16
PHILADELPHIA >> All around Pennsylvania, the common sight of the American flag at half-mast can be seen all over due to the recent and seemingly never-ending shooting incidents throughout the country.
Categories: Lower Merion

VIDEOS: Sights, sounds from first day of the Democratic National Convention

Main Line Times - Tue, 2016-07-26 10:16
Did you miss any of the speeches from the first day of the Democratic National Convention? Bernie Sanders told his supporters to vote for Hillary Clinton. Michelle Obama gave what many consider the best First Lady speech in history. Al Franken entertained and Demi Lovato sang. Here are the highlights.
Categories: Lower Merion

ELECTION 2016: Dems to present hopeful message during convention

Main Line Times - Tue, 2016-07-26 10:16
WYNNEWOOD >> With final preparations underway before the official start of the 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Hillary Clinton campaign officials and local delegates said to expect a more hopeful message and vision for the country than the one presented last week by Republicans.
Categories: Lower Merion

The Daily Numbers for Tuesday, July 26

Heron's Nest - Tue, 2016-07-26 07:31
The Daily Numbers: 1st lady making a pitch for 1st woman president last night as Michelle Obama says of Hillary Clinton: “I’m with her.”

2 Delco veterans, Rocco Polidoro and Bob Dimond, who were part of color guard opening the Democratic National Convention yesterday.

54 people slapped with citations during as thousands of protester descended on the city for the convention.

600 people left without power yesterday in Ridley when power lines sagged during morning storm, then were entangled with a truck on South Avenue.

3 utility poles that came down.

108, yesterday’s heat index.

96, official high recorded at the airport. That tires record set in 1999.

95, expected high today, but with less humidity.

29 people injured during collision between SEPTA bus and jeep in Yeadon.

37,000 dollars for a feasibility, or $28,000 for wrestling mats. That’s 1 of the vexing fiscal questions hanging over the Interboro School Board.

1 million dollars per license, what the state wants casinos to pony up to be able to serve alcohol between 2 and 6 a.m. Not many are jumping at chance.

40 years in prison for Montco man guilty in the fatal stabbing of his wife 3 years ago.

1 as in Day 1 for Eagles Training Camp.

1 as in the No. 1 quarterback, where Sam Bradford is firmly entrenched.

4-0 win for the Phillies over the Marlins.

1 hit over 6 innings of shutout ball for Phils starter Jeremy Hellickson, who again dazzled the scouts as trade deadline looms.

4 year deal for Flyers forward Brayden Schenn

Call me a Phanatic: A look at the ups and downs of being a Philadelphia sports fan.

All other sports now cease and desist. The Eagles are starting their training camp

I Don’t Get It: The world in 140 characters. Michelle Obama is right. I don’t get it either.

Today’s Upper: Kudos to Philly, which is once again in the national spotlight with the Democratic National Convention.

Quote Box: “I’m with her.”

- First Lady Michelle Obama, speaking about Hillary Clinton’s candidacy last night. 1st lady
Categories: Pennsylvania

I know how you feel, Michelle Obama

Heron's Nest - Tue, 2016-07-26 06:48
I know exactly how Michelle Obama feels.

The first lady electrified the crowd at the Democratic National Convention last night, concluding with a great line when it comes to this year's presidential sweepstakes:

"I'm with her."

It's a bit of history, what will happen tonight when Democrats make Hillary Clinton the first woman formally nominated to head a major party ticket for president.

Unfortunately, that's not the line I'm talking about.

Instead something else the first lady said that stuck in my head.

She wisely did not refer to Donald Trump by name - something I wish more political partisans did - but clearly was referring to him when she mentioned the social media reality we all now dwell in.

It's a Twitter world, and Donald Trump is adept at it.

I know all about Twitter. It seems like I'm on it 24 hours a day.

But the first lady cautioned that the issues facing the country "cannot be boiled down to 140 characters."

Tell me about it. I've been trying to convince people of that for years.

They tell me I'm a dinosaur. That the times - or is that the Times, this newspaper where I have toiled for more than three decades - has passed me by.

I am a prolific Tweeter. I find it very useful in delivering breaking news quickly.

But it is a dangerous thing as well. Too many people Tweet much too quickly - myself included - before all the information is available.

There's an old saying in this business. Speed kills. That's why we spend as much time as we do checking facts and getting them right before going public with information.

But it is a different world.

It's a Twitter world.

To many people, 140 characters is more than enough to detail the pressing issues we face.

I just don't happen to be one of them.
Categories: Pennsylvania