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Gladwyne resident accuses Lower Merion School District of fraud and deceit in lawsuit

Main Line Times - 2 hours 47 min ago
A Gladwyne resident who is also an attorney filed a lawsuit on behalf of all taxpayers in Lower Merion over the school district’s budget, citing what he is calling fraud and deceit.
Categories: Lower Merion

Lower Merion police reports

Main Line Times - 6 hours 29 min ago
Package theft>> Lower Merion police took a report of a theft of a package from a home on the 200 block of Cricket Avenue in Ardmore Jan. 26 at 5:25 p.m.
Categories: Lower Merion

Attack and attempted robbery of pedestrian in Wynnewood

Main Line Times - 6 hours 33 min ago
Lower Merion police are investigating the physical assault and attempted robbery of a pedestrian on the 300 block of Penn Road in Wynnewood Jan. 29 at 6:39 p.m.
Categories: Lower Merion

Gladwyne resident accuses Lower Merion School District of fraud and deceit in lawsuit

Main Line Times - 6 hours 57 min ago
A Gladwyne resident who is also an attorney filed a lawsuit on behalf of all taxpayers in Lower Merion over the school district’s budget, citing what he is calling fraud and deceit.
Categories: Lower Merion

Pa. Elementary Schools Ranked, Merion Is 6th

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - 7 hours 7 min ago
A new list compiled by Niche.com, an information service provider, ranks the state’s best public elementary schools.
Categories: Lower Merion

50 Ways To Celebrate Super Bowl 50 In Montgomery County

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - 7 hours 51 min ago
A local tourism board has created an exhaustive list of what the area has to offer.
Categories: Lower Merion

Endangered Man, 93, Reported Missing In Montco

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - 9 hours 42 min ago
Do you recognize this man?
Categories: Lower Merion

Your early morning report from the roads

Heron's Nest - 14 hours 9 min ago
Several Delaware County school districts are opening two hours later this morning in the wake of an early morning snow storm that is sure to make for a messy commute.

Here’s the list so far:

Haverford.

Garnet Valley.

Penn-Delco.

Radnor.

Rose Tree Media.

Springfield.

Marple Newtown.

Upper Darby.

Cardinal O’Hara.

Delco Christian.

Wet, heavy snow flakes started falling about 4 a.m. and has picked up intensity in the last couple of hours. Main roads continue to be mostly wet, but side roads are starting to be covered.

Here’s the quick forecast: Snow will continue until 10 a.m. and then taper off. We’ll actually see some sun this afternoon, but it will be blustery with a high of 44.

We have a warmup for the weekend, with sun and clouds Saturday and a high of 47, and then close to 50 on Sunday.

Enjoy it while you can. The forecast sees another chance of snow Monday night into Tuesday.

• In the meantime, here’s your early morning report from the roads.

So much for Punxsutawney. Winter is back.

Yes, it is snowing. Heavily.

That’s the bad news. The good news is that the roads at this point are only wet. I had no problems on my morning commute.

Snow was just starting to fall as I left the house, then was snowing heavily as I made my way to the office. I really only saw a coating on a couple of spots on Providence Road. Other than that the main roads are just wet.

The forecast calls for a coating to maybe at most a couple of inches across the region, more in South Jersey and down the shore. But it should not be a huge factor on the roads.

Of course, that does not take into account a rush-hour Friday morning traffic.

The lawns and sidewalks are another matter. They are being covered quickly.

And you will likely have to brush the snow off your car this morning.

Take your time and you should be fine.

As usual, it’s one of the few times I’m grateful for the early hours I keep. There was no one on the roads.

* Get the full TRAFFIC REPORT here.

* Get the full WEATHER REPORT here.
Categories: Pennsylvania

#FightWeek Crisis Puts Local High School On High Alert

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Thu, 2016-02-04 17:23
The #AbingtonFightWeek posts on social media have caused concern at a Montgomery County high school.
Categories: Lower Merion

Montco Man, Longtime Police Chief And World War II Vet, Dies At 96

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Thu, 2016-02-04 15:53
The beloved, lifelong community member and World War II veteran became the Chief of Police at age 31.
Categories: Lower Merion

Several Attacks Reported On Schuylkill River Trail

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Thu, 2016-02-04 14:47
"It seems like you have to be armed to run it," said an individual new to the area, regarding the trail named "America's Best."
Categories: Lower Merion

Lower Merion Man: '60 Years In Business And I Haven't Worked a Single Day'

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Thu, 2016-02-04 14:09
In a letter to the editor, a local businessman reveals his secrets.
Categories: Lower Merion

Man, 35, Dies After Pennsylvania Ski Resort Injury

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Thu, 2016-02-04 13:31
A Washington state man died three days after a head injury at Blue Mountain Ski Resort, according to reports.
Categories: Lower Merion

Harriton Alum Opens New Manayunk Restaurant

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Thu, 2016-02-04 09:02
The menu is divided into three categories; Land, Sea, and Earth.
Categories: Lower Merion

The Daily Numbers for Thursday, Feb. 4

Heron's Nest - Thu, 2016-02-04 07:38
The Daily Numbers: 1st anniversary of the death of 2-year-old Mason Hunt. Dozens gathered last night for a vigil for the little boy. His mother and boyfriend still face trial in connection with his death.

21 stipulations that Concord Township imposed on Wawa before allowing the convenience store chain to sell beer from a store on Naamans Creek Road. Wawa objected. This week the two sides resolved their impasse.

2 six-packs at a time, what customers will be allowed to buy, or 192 ounces.

1 beer per day, what customers can actually consume on the premises.

4-foot high wall that will separate this area from the rest of the store, with a separate cash register.

1.1 million dollars coming to Delco from Pennsylvania for a variety of park projects.

2 legal setbacks in court for Bill Cosby yesterday. He lost his bid to have sex assault charges dismissed. He now faces trial.

2 year delay in implementing Keystone Exams as prerequisite for graduation from high school in Pennsylvania.

2 years probation for the buddy of Chip Fattah on fraud charges. The congressman’s son got 5 years in prison.

47 million dollars in that 5-year deal signed by Eagles defensive end Vinny Curry.

10 million dollar signing bonus and $23 million guaranteed.

124-86 blowout loss for the Sixers at home vs. the Hawks.

40 point margin at one point.

83-58 win for No. 3 Villanova over Creighton.

83-73 loss for Saint Joe’s to St. Bonaventure.

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

Still no word from Eagles on quarterback Sam Bradford. Make no mistake. If they don’t resign him, they are going back to Square One.

I Don’t Get It: Bill Cosby. He’s now using legal arguments to explain his conduct. Sad.

Today’s Upper: Kudos to all those who gathered last night in Norwood to honor the memory of little Mason Hunt, and also to shine a light on the problem of domestic and child abuse.

Quote Box: “You have to keep people aware that child abuse is real.”

- Barbara Baltuskonis, Mason’s paternal grandmother.
Categories: Pennsylvania

Cliff Huxtable is going to trial

Heron's Nest - Thu, 2016-02-04 06:59
Cliff Huxtable is going to trial on sex assault charges.

Bill Cosby may very well have had a deal with former Montgomery County District Attorney Bruce Castor. In fact, Castor took the stand at a hearing in Montgomery County Court and said exactly that. Castor argued he did not think he could win the case involving the charges being lodged against the famous comedian by a former female employee at Temple University, so he made the deal that he believed would force Cosby to answer questions in a deposition in a civil case Andrea Constand brought against him.

But he offered his word that the information Cosby divulged would never be used against him, and that Cosby would never be charged criminally.

"Mr. Cosby was not getting prosecuted ever, as far as I was concerned," Castor told the court.

Castor argued he alone had the 'sovereign' power to make such an offer.

Yesterday a Montgomery County judge disagreed, rejecting Cosby's request that the assault charges against him be dismissed because of that promise from Castor.

Judge Steven T. O'Neill then handed the Cosby legal team a second setback, ruling against a request to have current Montco D.A. disqualified from the case because of a campaign ad used in the fall election - in which Steele beat Castor - suggesting a promise to prosecute Cosby.

You can get all the details on the rulings here.

No doubt the Cosby team will appeal.

"There was a promise made 11 or 12 years ago upon which (Cosby) has relied and that sovereign that made that promise is obligated to live up to it. When a prosecutor gives his or her word, that something that's enforceable," Cosby lawyer Christopher Tayback said.

O'Neill didn't see it that way.

Andrea Constand was the first to allege improper sexual advances from Cosby. She was not the last. Dozens of women have come forward to say he took advantage of them as well. This is the first time the 78-year-old Cosby has faced criminal charges.

In that now-infamous deposition, Cosby admitted he obtained Quaaludes to give to women with whom he hoped to have sex.

Cosby now appears just a shell of the man welcomed into our homes every week as everyone's favorite dad, Dr. Cliff Huxtable.

He appears frail, shuffling in and out of court, leaning on his lawyers for support.

Yesterday he waved and acknowledged those who yelled support for him as he entered and exited court.

The image Cosby perfected is long gone. What's left is a man looking for a legal way out of his actions. Cosby contends the sex was consensual.

He settled the civil suit filed against him by Constand.

He thought he had a get our of jail card against any criminal charges through that deal with Castor.

Yesterday that deal, which apparently was never put down on paper, disappeared.

The criminal case against Bill Cosby will go forward.

Cliff Huxtable will go on trial on sex assault charges.
Categories: Pennsylvania

Coming Friday: It's your 'Ticket' to a good time

Heron's Nest - Thu, 2016-02-04 06:33
The Beatles once lamented they did not have a 'Ticket' to ride.

You're not going to have that problem, so long as you pick up a copy of the print edition of the Daily Times Friday.

We'll be unveiling our new weekly entertainment section.

Welcome to 'Ticket.' Consider it your 'Ticket' to a great weekend and the best in the arts and entertainment all across the Philly suburbs.

This is your chance to get in the middle of all the action — happening right here — in our region. Ticket will introduce you to destinations near and far. Read about upcoming concerts, latest trends, art exhibits, family events and much more.

Have a story idea? Share with us — email ticket@digitalfirstmedia.com. If you know of a local artist who’s making a statement in his or her craft, let us know and we will spread the word. Got the scoop on an awesome venue dishing out great entertainment? We all want to be there, so tell us about it.

Stay in touch 24/7 through our website at www.tickettoentertainment.com and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Ticket2Entertainment and on Twitter @TicketEnt.

And, don’t miss the print Ticket every week. It’s the guide to entertainment you need to start your weekend.

And it all starts Friday in the Daily Times.
Categories: Pennsylvania

Your morning roads report: Beware of fog, impatient drivers

Heron's Nest - Thu, 2016-02-04 05:11
Welcome to London.

Be prepared to battle some thick fog out there.

I just made the jaunt into the office and I can tell you it's thick as pea soup in some spots, with visibility next to nothing in some spots.

The good news is that the rain seems to be relenting and the expected flooding from yesterday's rain never seemed to develop. But the warm temperatures, rising to near 50, have created some serious fog issues.

Here's the full regional traffic report.

But here was my real dilemma from this morning's commute, and this one is on me.

I can admit to the fact that patience is not a virtue I possess in any great amount. In other words, I have a pretty short fuse.

This morning because of the fog I decided to alter my route. I took Route 352 from Westtown to Granite Run instead of my normal route taking Route 3 all the way down to Edgmont, then Providence Road over to Rose Tree Park. I didn't feel like adding fog to the morning ritual of dodging the deer on Providence Road.

What I didn't count on was getting behind a potato chip truck shortly after I got onto Route 352. Obviously he was concerned about the fog as well, because he insisted on going 25 mph all the way to Lima.

I'm guessing he could probably hear me ranting and grinding my teeth behind him.

If you know the road, you know there is really not many spots where you can pass, even on a clear morning, let alone one where you can barely see your hand in front of your face.

I thought maybe since I was right behind him he might pull over and let me go by. No dice.

Eventually he took a right on Route 452 and I roared past headed for the Media Bypass. It made me a few minutes late. Was it worth all the faux outrage. No. I'll add that to the list of things I need to get a better grip on.
Categories: Pennsylvania

Montco 'Girls In Medicine' Program Aims To Inspire Teens

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Wed, 2016-02-03 23:41
The program is designed to inspire girls across Montgomery County to become healthcare leaders of the future.
Categories: Lower Merion