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Help Delco Filmmakers Earn A Pitch With Hollywood Executives

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - 1 hour 13 min ago
Two area filmmakers need your support so they can earn a pitch with Hollywood producers the Duplass Brothers
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got acorns ?

Chester County Ramblings - 2 hours 50 min ago

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what a sky!

Chester County Ramblings - 2 hours 54 min ago

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Learn The 'Science Of Response' At Franklin Institute Wednesday

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - 3 hours 2 min ago
The free event will feature Philly's emergency responders, a high-angle rescue demonstration, and info on how to be ready for an emergency.
Categories: Lower Merion

$12 Million Overhaul Planned For Conshohocken's SEPTA Frontier Bus Depot

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - 3 hours 28 min ago
Conshohocken's Frontier Bus Depot, whose buses serve more than 15,000 riders every day, is getting a $12 million overhaul.
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Theft From Vehicle Suspect Caught On Camera: Haverford Police​

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - 5 hours 6 min ago
Do you recognize this man? He is wanted for stealing items from two unlocked vehicles in the township last month, police said.
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Waldron Mercy Academy Appoints New Principal

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - 6 hours 17 sec ago
Ann Marie Braca brings years of education experience to the Main Line school as she replaces Nell Stetser in the principal's role.
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Money Magazine Ranks Lower Merion Among America's "Best Places To Live"

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - 6 hours 4 min ago
Lower Merion is among America's top 100 places to live, according to Money Magazine.
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Bala Avenue Closing Through 4 p.m.: Lower Merion Township

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - 7 hours 31 min ago
Crews are working on sanitary sewer connections in the area throughout the day.
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Charges Filed After Child Luring Attempts In Philadelphia

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - 8 hours 6 min ago
Police are continuing their investigation into the six attempted child luring incidents that occurred over a four-day period last week.
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Cat Missing From Ardmore Home

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - 8 hours 51 min ago
Maggie escaped her Hazelwood Road sometime Sunday or Monday. Have you seen her?
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Hiring? Post On The Patch Jobs Board

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - 9 hours 44 min ago
Job hunting or hiring? Take a look at recent listings around town or post a job opening.
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Race in America

Heron's Nest - 12 hours 4 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.
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When a pipeline becomes your back yard neighbor

Heron's Nest - 12 hours 18 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.
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Business as usual in Harrisburg

Heron's Nest - 12 hours 39 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.
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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. […]
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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.
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$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.
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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
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