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State Police Report More Than 700 Crashes for Memorial Day Weekend

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Wed, 2015-05-27 07:23
Pennsylvania state police say 13 people died in car crashes between Friday and Monday.
Categories: Lower Merion

'Live From the Newsroom' updates some special events at Delaware County Veterans Memorial

Heron's Nest - Wed, 2015-05-27 06:57
The location for tonight's 'Live From the Newsroom,' our weekly live-stream Internet broadcast, could not be more appropriate.

Two days after we marked Memorial Day, the holiday we set aside to honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice in service to their country, we will be at the sparkling Delaware County Veterans Memorial in Newtown Square.

We'll get an update on the work of the Delaware County Veterans Memorial Association, including plans for a statue to honor 'Wild Bill' Guarnere, one of the local soldiers who inspired the 'Band of Brothers' HBO special. The statue will be unveiled during a special flag-raising at the memorial on June 6 as part of Newtown Square Days.

We'll also get the details on a special Flag Day event at the memorial. Several very special flags will be used in a casket flag-raising ceremony as part of the National Flag Day celebration.

Joining us will be local businessman Guy Fizzano, president of DCVMA Board of Directors; Linda Houldin, founding member of DCVM; and Debi Rafferty and Gene Guarnere, the granddaughter and son on Bill Guarnere.

I'm also hoping to be joined by Wes Mullen, the D-Day veteran who we featured in Tuesday's Daily Times and who was the special guest speaker at the Ridley Park Memorial Day celebration. If you missed the great story from staff writer Rose Quinn, you can read it here.

Mullen, a reserved man who is not one to boast of his own accomplishments, is now taking it on as his mission to stress the true heroes, those that we left behind on the beaches of Normandy as part of the D-Day Invasion.

The man is living history, but as is his nature, he wants to stress that he was just one of the many soldiers who served.

Actually, what they did was save the world.

It is a debt we can never repay.

Maybe in some small way we can by paying attention when they speak.

They will all speak tonight at 7 on DelcoTimes.com, when 'Live From the Newsroom' comes to you live from the Delaware County Veterans Memorial on West Chester Pike in Newtown Square.

Feel free to join us for a very special show.
Categories: Pennsylvania

Amaro's ill-timed comments spark an apology

Heron's Nest - Wed, 2015-05-27 06:36
The Phillies have their hands full with the New York Mets.

They did not need their general manager to throw a little gas on the fire.

But hours before his team blew a late lead and lost for the 19th time in their last 24 tries vs. the Gothams, GM Ruben Amaro Jr. was in serious damage control.

He was backpedaling furiously from some comments he had made about Philly fans in an interview with CSN.com's Jim Salisbury.

Basically, Amaro buried the fans, saying they didn't really understand the process and the plan the Phils are using when it comes to developing some of their younger talent. Fans want some of the Phils' young talent promoted from the minors. Amaro doesn't want to rush them.

I think I understand what Amaro was trying to say. That didn't make it sound any better when he said the fans "don't understand the game" and that they "bitch and complain that we don't have a plan."

How do you really feel, Ruben?

It became pretty clear very quickly how the fans felt.

Naturally, they were outraged.

After being pilloried on sports talk radio and social media most of the day, Amaro came forward before last night's game to apologize. "I'd like to apologize to the fan because I'm a fan myself and I understand," Amaro said. "I understand the passion and the knowledge that our fans have for our game and the other major sports - all the sports in Philly. So, I don't think the comments were meant to disparage our fans by any stretch of the imagination. I probably used my words incorrectly or poorly. So I want to apologize for that." Ya think?

All of this blurs what is really happening with the Phils. After putting together a fairly impressive six-game winning streak, they have hit the skids again. And this is with Ryan Howard wielding a hot bat.

The Phils are what they are - a mediocre at best major league ballclub.

But fans probably can't be blamed when they see the dramatic turnaround pulled off by the Houston Astros. Last year they were one of the worst teams in baseball. One year later, they have the best record in the league at a sizzling 30-17.

Phillies' fans can only dream about that kind of turnaround. And you can bet they will be vocal about their belief that Ruben Amaro Jr. is not the man to guide a similar turnaround here in Philly.

There's no doubt they 'understand' that.
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Chester County Ramblings - Tue, 2015-05-26 21:51

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Chester County Ramblings - Tue, 2015-05-26 21:49

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Penn State Shuts Down Fraternity Over Nude Facebook Photos

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Tue, 2015-05-26 21:49
Authorities allege members of the Kappa Delta Rho fraternity used private Facebook pages to share photos of naked woman.
Categories: Lower Merion

Lower Merion Commissioner Reveals Resignation Date

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Tue, 2015-05-26 21:46
Jenny Brown will resign her seat on the Lower Merion Board of Commissioners on May 31.
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Chester County Ramblings - Tue, 2015-05-26 21:45

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Main Line residents charged with theft from University of Pennsylvania

Main Line Times - Tue, 2015-05-26 15:43
Federal officials say two men who were responsible for running a major hotel in Philadelphia owned by the University of Pennsylvania were billing the school by making up phony invoices and then recruiting vendors to do the same.
Categories: Lower Merion

Penn Valley fifth grader heading to Japan with peace group

Main Line Times - Tue, 2015-05-26 14:44
From a press release PHILADELPHIA >> CISV Philadelphia, the local chapter of the international youth peace program that is celebrating its 64th year, has selected Tyler Weiss of Narberth to represent Philadelphia and the USA at a CISV international peace camp, called a “Village.” Weiss, a fifth grader at Penn Valley Elementary School, will be traveling to Japan this summer as part of a delegation of four youth and one adult leader from the Philadelphia area. They will live in a camp-like setting with youth and adults from 16 countries.
Categories: Lower Merion

Montco judge orders impertinent language be taken out of Lynsay Fox lawsuit

Main Line Times - Tue, 2015-05-26 12:59
COURTHOUSE >> A Montgomery County judge ordered that language in a law suit against a Jeffersonville gun store that does not pertain to the alleged violations of failing to preform proper background checks be taken out of the suit.
Categories: Lower Merion

Art Director, Restaurant Assistant Manager: Find a Job in Ardmore

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Tue, 2015-05-26 12:09
Find a local job or post your own opening.
Categories: Lower Merion

Lower Merion School Board approves 5-year contract for new superintendent Copeland

Main Line Times - Tue, 2015-05-26 10:12
Lower Merion school officials approved the appointment of a new district superintendent Monday night at a base salary of $240,000 per year over the next five years.
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Graduation Day: At 80, Penn grad enjoys commencement she'd missed decades earlier

Main Line Times - Tue, 2015-05-26 10:12
For every student who donned cap and gown to make the traditional walk through the campus of the University of Pennsylvania for graduation May 18, the day was the culmination of a dream and years of hard work.
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Study: Philadelphia Hospital Revenue Margins Down in 2014

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Tue, 2015-05-26 09:50
A majority of the hospitals in Philadelphia and surrounding regions recorded large profits, but many took a hit from climbing expenses.
Categories: Lower Merion

Feds say Penn Valley resident, Temple physics professor, sold secrets to China

Main Line Times - Tue, 2015-05-26 09:49
A Temple University professor who is also a resident of Penn Valley was indicted Thursday on allegations of wire fraud that is alleged to have been connected to a scheme to provide classified technology to China, according to an indictment and a press release from United States Attorney Zane David Memeger, and FBI Special Agent-in-Charge Edward J. Hanko.
Categories: Lower Merion

Lower Merion's Wagner Marseille front runner for superintendent spot in Cheltenham

Main Line Times - Tue, 2015-05-26 09:49
Just days after Lower Merion School District officials announced that Robert Copeland would become the new superintendent, the man who has been the district’s acting superintendent is now the leading candidate for the same spot in Cheltenham.
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Lower Merion Township, library board agreement moves Gladwyne renovation forward

Main Line Times - Tue, 2015-05-26 09:47
GLADWYNE >> Lower Merion Township and the Board of Trustees of the Gladwyne Free Library have taken a fundamentally important step toward renovation of the historic structure.
Categories: Lower Merion

Lower Merion zoning exemption dropped; farmers market on Cynwyd Trail approved

Main Line Times - Tue, 2015-05-26 09:19
ARDMORE >> The Lower Merion Township Board of Commissioners opened a public hearing on a controversial ordinance May 20 as advertised, but only to withdraw it.
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Innovation Center: LetsCollab unites teachers, parents to help Lower Merion students

Main Line Times - Tue, 2015-05-26 09:14
An Ardmore man has created a new website that he thinks could become the future of teacher/parent collaboration.
Categories: Lower Merion