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Delaware County Suing Prescription Opioid Suppliers​

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Thu, 2017-09-21 15:31
Delaware County is Pennsylvania's first to file a suit against suppliers, and consulting physicians, of potentially dangerous opioid drugs.
Categories: Lower Merion

Patch Contributor Roundup: Rodgers and Hammerstein's 'Carousel'; Superheroes 5k; Harvey Relief Drive; More Local Stories

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Thu, 2017-09-21 14:52
Some of the best and most useful content comes from the Patch community. Here's a roundup of stories from this week.
Categories: Lower Merion

Delco Firefighter Sexually Assaulted Young Girl: Authorities

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Thu, 2017-09-21 14:06
The volunteer firefighter faces 100 counts of various charges related to sexual assault and he's behind bars on $200,000 bail now.
Categories: Lower Merion

Rabid Raccoon Found On Haverford College Campus

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Thu, 2017-09-21 13:04
Additionally, a second raccoon suspected of being rabid bit a dog and its owner in Havertown on Sept. 20, authorities said.
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Montgomery County Card Skimming Suspects Caught On Camera

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Thu, 2017-09-21 13:03
Do you recognize these men? Police say they ran a card skimming scheme in Montgomery County that included stealing card numbers and PINs.
Categories: Lower Merion

LMSD Presenting Enrollment Growth Report Sept. 25

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Thu, 2017-09-21 11:55
The district expects an increase of nearly 1,000 students over the next six years and will present the report Sept. 25. at a public meeting.
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Free Pumpkin Spice Coffee At Ardmore Saxbys Friday

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Thu, 2017-09-21 10:26
The coffee shop wants to help you celebrate fall by offering free small pumpkin spice cold brews all day Friday.
Categories: Lower Merion

The ups & downs of Mariner East 2

Heron's Nest - Thu, 2017-09-21 07:26
It is the issue that will not go away.

It also happens to be perhaps the biggest economic story in the region - if we can just figure out where Amazon wants to park its new headquarters.

I'm talking about Mariner East 2.

Yes, the massive pipeline project that will traverse the width of Pennsylvania, ferrying massive amounts of butane, propane and ethane to Marcus Hook, continues to make news.

I have said many times that I believe the Sunoco project is the biggest economic story in the region. No one doubts the upside. But the concerns about it - and the possible dangers - are not going away.

The latest is a legal challenge issued by the homeowners association out at the Andover development in Thornbury Township.

They have gone to Commonwealth Court seeking an injunction to halt construction in their neighborhood.

I don't think it's going to happen.

There are two things I'm pretty sure of: Mariner East 2 is not going away. Neither are the community concerns.

You can read our editorial here.
Categories: Pennsylvania

County veterans lose a special friend

Heron's Nest - Thu, 2017-09-21 07:11
No one was more surprised than I was when I saw the lineup of guests set up by my pal Barbara Ann Zippi for one of our 'Live From the Newsroom' shows a few years back.

I actually had to read the list again.

Yep, that was longtime Newtown Supervisor Linda Houldin on the list. I kind of wondered how long it took Barb to convince her to do it.

The Newtown pol had several dust-ups with the paper and our coverage. She was not bashful about saying she did not think she had been treated fairly, and said so at several public appearances I made, including a luncheon of the Delaware County Press Club

But Houldin was not appearing on the show as Newtown supervisor. She was coming on wearing a couple of her other many hats, as head of the Delaware County Historical Society and co-founder of the Delaware County Veterans Memorial.

When she showed up at the office for the live-streaming of the show, I think she was still having trepidations about how things were going to go.

She could not have been nicer.

The show went off without a hitch.

And I had a new friend.

Veterans issues were very close to Linda's heart, along with her special educational push in getting young people involved in veterans issues and expanding their knowledge of what these men and women sacrificed.

We did several shows together, including one out at the Veterans Memorial out on West Chester Pike in Newtown Square.

Linda died earlier this week following a severe asthma attack.

The county has lost a special person.

And local veterans have lost a very special friend.

Maybe no one knew just how much she put into the drive to construct the memorial than Guy Fizzano. He's the board president of the Delaware County Veterans Memorial Association and another of the people responsible for that marvelous edifice.

"Her contributions to her community were both immeasurable and far reaching," Fizzano said of Houldin. "Hers is a legacy of profound generosity."

She touched a lot of lives in this county, and planted new seeds of respect and knowledge about veterans issues with young people.

And she even managed to surprise on old newspaper editor.

Rest well, Linda.
Categories: Pennsylvania

Young Phillies creating a buzz

Heron's Nest - Thu, 2017-09-21 06:47
What does it mean that two weeks into the Eagles season - with a huge game against the Giants looming Sunday - we're still talking about the Phillies.

Yes, the Phils won again last night, taking their third straight game from the Dodgers, who just happen to be the team with the best record in baseball. The Phils will go for the sweep this afternoon.

Last night's game was marked by another fantastic at-bat from rookie phenom Rhys Hoskins, who worked a walk, followed by a titanic blast from red-hot Aaron Altherr.

Center-field Odubel Herrera sealed the deal with a spectacular grab leaping against the wall for the final out in the 9th inning.

The Phillies have now won eight of 10 and are 32-33 since the All-Star break.

It now appears fairly certain that the team will avoid the ignominy of a 100-loss season.

Their record stands at 61-91. Yes, they remain 31 and a half games behind the Nats.

But there is an understandable buzz about this team, with a young nucleus of future stars.

There will be more than one interesting decision about the roster that will have to be made in Clearwater next spring.

Add a couple of starting pitchers and the Phillies could be on the brink of something special.

Worst to first? Well, let's not get carried away.

But it's Sept. 21, the last day of summer.

And we're still talking about a team with a 61-91 record.

What does that tell you?
Categories: Pennsylvania

The Best Fall Hikes In Southeastern Pennsylvania

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Wed, 2017-09-20 17:11
Autumn is here, and with it come some of the most pleasant and beautiful weeks of hiking opportunities all year.
Categories: Lower Merion

Haverford HS Student Removed From School After Snapchat Threat

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Wed, 2017-09-20 15:53
Breaking: Police took the student from the school Wednesday. The district has said there is no credible threat to the school.
Categories: Lower Merion

Axelrod Blood Drive Coming To Wynnewood Oct. 9-10

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Wed, 2017-09-20 14:34
The 22nd Carol H. Axelrod Memorial Blood Drive is expected to reach the 10,000 lives saved milestone and you can be part of it.
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Schuylkill River Heritage Area Awards $364K In Grants To Improve Water Quality

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Wed, 2017-09-20 14:28
The Schuylkill River Restoration Fund grants will improve environmental quality throughout the watershed.
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Missing Delaware County Woman Last Seen Sept. 18

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Wed, 2017-09-20 13:27
Breaking: Have you seen 25-year-old Tarique Chowdhury of Upper Darby? Anyone with information on her whereabouts is urged to contact 911.
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Main Line Eatery Hosting Lunch Speaker Series

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Wed, 2017-09-20 12:49
For a fixed price, you can get a three-course lunch meal and hear media professionals speak on "making a difference." Learn more here.
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LMPD Community Relations Meeting Set For Sept. 25

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Wed, 2017-09-20 11:56
The public is invited and encouraged to attend the meeting where they will be able to make comments, as well as get updates from officials.
Categories: Lower Merion

LMSD Teacher Named 'All-Pro Teacher' In Tri State Area

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Wed, 2017-09-20 09:53
With the honor comes a donation to his high school, four Eagles tickets and a parking pass, and a personalized Eagles jersey.
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PA's Asplundh Tree Expert Co. Recruited, Hired Illegal Aliens: Officials

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Wed, 2017-09-20 09:40
Pennsylvania-based Asplundh Tree Expert Co. recruited and hired illegal aliens for more than four years under a vice president's direction.
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Get Out And About In Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood: Check the Patch Calendar

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Wed, 2017-09-20 08:42
Check the Patch calendar to see what events are happening around Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood and when they get underway
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