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SEPTA Schedule Changes Go Into Effect Sunday

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Fri, 2017-04-21 11:27
If you ride SEPTA regularly, take note there are some schedule changes going into place on Sunday, April 23.
Categories: Lower Merion

NFL Draft In Philadelphia: What To Know

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Fri, 2017-04-21 10:26
The NFL Draft is just days away in Philadelphia. Here's what to know about the schedule, traffic, top picks, the Parkway village, and more.
Categories: Lower Merion

NFL Draft To Shut Down I-676 Ramp In Philadelphia

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Fri, 2017-04-21 09:36
A ramp on I-676 will be shut down for the upcoming NFL Draft in Philadelphia.
Categories: Lower Merion

New Open House Listings This Weekend in and around Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Fri, 2017-04-21 08:43
Take a look at the open houses in and near Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood...
Categories: Lower Merion

Lower Merion School District loses appeal … Must pay back millions to taxpayers

Yesterday was a big win for taxpayers in the Lower Merion School District. You may recall that last year Lower Merion School District was ordered to revoke its latest tax hike, saying that the school district mislead taxpayers by projecting large budget deficits as justification for raising taxes. The class-action lawsuit was filed by Arthur […]
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The trouble with kids today

Heron's Nest - Fri, 2017-04-21 06:02
OK, you can call me a Grumpy Old Man.

I happen to agree with Springfield Police Chief Joe Daly.

He's issuing a stern warning to kids - and their parents - about some of the hijinks that kids in the township are engaging in. It is not a unanimous opinion.

I have heard from readers who are coming to the kids' defense, asking why the township does not provide more for them to do. And yes, I am among those who are always whining that kids never seem to lift their faces up from their phones.

Now they go out, and everyone comes down on them for it.

I am lucky, as I freely admit to anyone who asks.

I grew up before the Internet age. I have total deniability as to the myriad of knuckle-headed things I did as a kid. There is - to the best of my knowledge - no video evidence. There are no Google links, no proof that sticks out on Facebook, Twitter or Snapchat. It's one of the things I thank God for every night when my head hits the pillow.

Believe me, I did plenty, and caused my parents no shortage of grief.

But I still stand with Daly, and his warning to kids about some of the things they are doing.

We take up the chief's cause on our editorial page today as well.
Categories: Pennsylvania

NFL thinks Eagles are ready for prime time

Heron's Nest - Fri, 2017-04-21 05:48
The NFL thinks Carson Went and the Eagles are ready for prime time.

The Birds have no less than five prime time matchups this season. The NFL released the 2017 schedule Thursday night and the Eagles kick things off Sunday, Sept. 10 against the Redskins and wrap up the season on New Year's Eve against the hated Cowboys.

In between they will be in the spotlight, with a bunch of prime time appearances, including a home game on Christmas night, a Monday night contest vs. the Raiders.

They don't play their first home game until Sept. 24 vs. the Giants, another 1 p.m. Sunday game.

They hit prime time Thursday, Oct. 12 vs. the Panthers.

Here is the complete schedule.

So grab your pencils and do the wins & losses.

Don't look now, but Doug Pederson's ears may be ringing as the Eagles drop their first three games, against the Skins, Chiefs and Giants. They should rebound from there, but I still see this as a fairly challenging schedule.

Me? I would love to spit out what I spit out every year. That would be 10-6 and a playoff spot. I don't see that happening with this schedule. The Eagles will have their hands full just trying to play .500.

Feel free to disagree.

That's part of the fun of being a fan.

Here's the full schedule:

Sun., Sept. 10: at Redskins, 1 p.m., FOX

Sun., Sept. 17: at Chiefs, 1 p.m., FOX

Sun., Sept. 24: vs. Giants, 1 p.m., FOX

Sun., Oct. 1: at LA Chargers, 4:05 p.m., FOX

Sun., Oct. 8: vs. Cardinals, 1 p.m., FOX

Thurs., Oct. 12: at Panthers, 8:25 p.m., CBS/NFLN/Amazon

Mon., Oct. 23: vs. Redskins, 8:30 p.m., ESPN

Sun., Oct. 29: vs. 49ers, 1 p.m., FOX

Sun., Nov. 5: vs. Broncos, 1 p.m., CBS

Sun., Nov. 12: BYE

Sun., Nov. 19: at Cowboys, 8:30 p.m., NBC

Sun., Nov. 26: vs. Bears, TBA, FOX

Sun., Dec. 3: at Seahawks, 8:30 p.m., NBC

Sun., Dec. 10: at LA Rams, 4:25 p.m., FOX

Sun., Dec. 17: at Giants, 1 p.m., FOX

Mon., Dec. 25: vs. Raiders, 8:30 p.m., ESPN

Sun., Dec. 31: vs. Cowboys, 1 p.m., FOX
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Chester County Ramblings - Thu, 2017-04-20 14:28

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Philly Soccer Coach Sexually Assaulted 15-Year-Old Player: Police

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Thu, 2017-04-20 14:25
The 39-year-old coach coerced the teen to have sex with him in September 2015. In October 2015, a pregnancy test result was positive.
Categories: Lower Merion

No, The Phillies Shouldn’t Even Consider Trading For Mike Trout

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Thu, 2017-04-20 13:59
The deal would bring the Phillies right back where they started.
Categories: Lower Merion

LMSD Appeal In Tax Lawsuit Thrown Out

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Thu, 2017-04-20 13:02
The district was sued by a group of taxpayers after being accused of projecting deficits, raising taxes, then coming out with a surplus.
Categories: Lower Merion

Lower Merion Burglars Get Prison Time: Report

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Thu, 2017-04-20 11:51
Two Philadelphia men broke into a home in June lat year and stole various items, including a MacBook computer.
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Crash Hinders 476 South Traffic In Lower Merion

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Thu, 2017-04-20 11:43
Traffic is backed up for a substantial distance, traffic cameras show.
Categories: Lower Merion

Man Who Killed Drexel Grad Student Hangs Himself In Graterford Prison

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Thu, 2017-04-20 10:58
James Harris, 58, was found unresponsive in his cell by guards. He was serving a life sentence for the murder of a Drexel grad student.
Categories: Lower Merion

Main Line Native Getting Comedy Central Pilot

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Thu, 2017-04-20 10:44
Neal Brennan co-created, co-wrote, and co-produced "Chappelle's Show" and is getting his own shot on Comedy Central now.
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Gator Rescued From Philly Apartment Fire: Report

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Thu, 2017-04-20 10:31
One person was injured in the fire that broke out Wednesday night.
Categories: Lower Merion

Ardmore Salon Giving Free Haircuts To Domestic Violence Survivors

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Thu, 2017-04-20 09:00
The Hair Cuttery will be offering free haircuts to survivors at locations across the region.
Categories: Lower Merion

Montco Woman Gets 7 To 20 Years In Prison For Death Of Husband

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Thu, 2017-04-20 09:00
A Montgomery County woman pleaded guilty to third-degree murder in the shooting death of her husband and has been sentenced to prison.
Categories: Lower Merion