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Lower Merion to study building a parking structure at its Matsonford site for more buses

Main Line Times - Wed, 2014-08-27 09:34
As the debate over school buses rages on in Lower Merion, school officials are now considering a new plan that could take the highly criticized Bala Avenue project off the table.
Categories: Lower Merion

Aubrey Road Home Among Those For Sale in Wynnewood

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Wed, 2014-08-27 09:28
Find other properties for sale in Ardmore, Merion and Wynnewood from our partners at Zillow.
Categories: Lower Merion

'Live From the Newsroom' tackles the Covanta project in Chester

Heron's Nest - Wed, 2014-08-27 07:58
Tonight on 'Live From the Newsroom' we will tackle one of the hottest issues in the county.

Literally.

The Covanta Company is looking to build two buidlings at their Delaware Valley Resource Recovery Facility on Highland River on the Delaware River in the city. They want to import as much as 500,000 tons of trash a day from New York City.

They insist this is not an expansion of burning in the city.

Some city residents are not convinced.

The land development application for the buildings recently was approved by City Council, much to the chagrin of some of those same residents.

Tonight we'll talk about this burning controversy. We'll be joined by someone who knows the system inside and out. That would be John Waffenschmidt, vice president for Environmental Science and Community Affaris for Covanta.

On the other side of the fence will be Mike Ewall, founder and director of Energy Justice Network, and community activist Shelia Hyland.

If you have a question you'd like to see issed to our panel, email it to me at editor@delcotimescom. Then tune in to DelcoTimes.com tonight at 7 for our live show.

Don't sit on the sidelines. Join the conversation.
Categories: Pennsylvania

2 big days on tap for Delco football fans - don't miss them

Heron's Nest - Wed, 2014-08-27 07:42
Attention Delco Football fans.

We know you're just itching to kick off another season.

Well, you're in luck. We've got two special sections coming on successive days that will satisfy the cravings of every football fanatic.

On Thursday, make sure you pick up a copy of the print edition for a special, 48-page Eagles preview section. In addition to a color, centerspread schedule that you can hang on the fridge to keep track of the Birds record week by week, we'll offer season previews and predictions from Eagles beat writer Bob Grotz and columnist Jack McCaffery.

In addition, we'll have some very special coverage of the history of the Eagles franchise.

That's Thursday.

On Friday we hit the streets with our annual high school football guide. We'll give you previews of every school in the county, and also have another special centerspread, this one with the entire Delco high school 2014 football schedule. It's a must for every Delco football fan.

Two days, two football specials.

We're ready for kickoff!
Categories: Pennsylvania

Broomall-Newtown has eyes on Babe Ruth prize - another one!

Heron's Nest - Wed, 2014-08-27 07:23
While the Taney Dragons enjoy a parade down Broad Street today, two other local youth baseball teams are winning big - but with much less fanfare.

It's a shame that the Broomall-Newtown Babe Ruth 13-15 team is competing in their World Series all the way out in Washington state. The time difference means their games end too late to make it into our print edition.

But you can get all the details on their huge win last night here on our website, DelcoTimes.com.

Broomall-Newtown's bats came to life and pounded out 17 hits as they rolled over a team from Longview, Washington. That puts them into the semifinals tonight, just two wins away from a national World Series crown.

If they are able to run the table, they will join the Broomall-Newtown Babe Ruth 13 team as national champions.

That's right, Broomall-Newtown has already captured one national title and has their eyes on a second.

Make sure you check DelcoTimes.com late tonight for updates as they face Tri-County, Texas, in the semifinals. A win tonight propels them into Thursday's national title game.

Game time here on the East Coast is 8:05 p.m. You can follow live coverage of the game online at www.longviewworldseries.com.

Then on Sunday the community is planning a huge parade and party to welcome the two teams home. You can get all the details on the party here.
Categories: Pennsylvania

Phillies showing no respect for their skipper Sandberg

Heron's Nest - Wed, 2014-08-27 06:58
Even when he wins, Ryne Sandberg can't win.

Last night his Phillies took their second straight from the first place Washington Nationals, in the process assuring their third consecutive series win.

So of course after the game all anyone wanted to talk about was Cole Hamels' reaction to getting lifted from the game in the eighth.

The starter had gone six strong innings before suffering some hiccups in the seventh before giving up two runs in the seventh and then seeing the game knotted 3-3 when Asdrubal Cabrera took him yard.

Sandberg headed to the mound. Hamels made it clear he was not pleased.

Actually, he's lucky he got that far. The manager actually gave him a vote of confidence by not pinch-hitting for him in the seventh and allowing him to go back out for the eighth, even though the Phils' 3-0 lead was now a razor-thin 3-2 margin.

This is getting to be a habit for Phillies who seem to have no problem second-guessing their rookie skipper. This started with Kyle Kendrick storming off the mound after getting an early hook.

Then this week it was both Dominic Brown and rookie David Buchanan appearing peeved at the manager. Buchanan is a rookie pitcher. Brown has been butchering everything that comes his way in left field to earn split playing time.

Sandberg is a Hall of Famer.

You figure it out.

Somebody on the Phillies, if not G.M. Ruben Amaro Jr., then maybe a veteran like Jimmy Rollins, needs to read this team the riot act.

Sandberg is the manager.

He doesn't need to be shown up by his team every day in what is an already tough year that they are only making tougher, even as the team shows some signs of life by posting a few wins.
Categories: Pennsylvania

Philadelphia to Honor Taney Dragons With Parade

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Tue, 2014-08-26 20:25
The festivities kick off at 2 p.m. Wednesday.
Categories: Lower Merion

Air-Quality Alert Issued for Wednesday

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Tue, 2014-08-26 18:55
Air-pollution concentrations in the region are expected to be at dangerous levels.
Categories: Lower Merion

Section of Conshohocken State Road Closed Wednesday

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Tue, 2014-08-26 18:47
The east- and westbound lanes on Conshohocken State Road between Spring Mill and Waverly have been milled, the township said.
Categories: Lower Merion

First Friday Main Line's Cure for the Summer Time Blues

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Tue, 2014-08-26 18:34
Blues music and Art in unexpected places, Sept 5t 6:30-10:00 Pm
Categories: Lower Merion

The Daily Salvo for August 26, 2014 - "Forever a Student"

The Daily Salvo - Tue, 2014-08-26 15:51
The Daily Salvo for August 26, 2014 - "Forever a Student"
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Beer Company Offers Free Subway Rides to Eagles' Home Opener

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Tue, 2014-08-26 14:38
Miller Lite is footing the bill for subway rides to the Eagles’ home opener, the beer company has announced.
Categories: Lower Merion

Bryn Mawr Hospital demolishing two older buildings; no announced plans for development

Main Line Times - Tue, 2014-08-26 14:22
Crews have been at work this summer demolishing two older buildings on the Bryn Mawr Hospital campus. Located behind the hospital’s emergency room, a former nursing residence and a medical office building are being razed, a hospital administrator confirmed this week.
Categories: Lower Merion

Have you noticed misspellings in these Lower Merion street signs?

Main Line Times - Tue, 2014-08-26 14:07
The two signs in this photo have errors, read to the end for the answers.
Categories: Lower Merion

Rare 1875 photograph is new face of campaign to save Lower Merion's William Penn Inn

Main Line Times - Tue, 2014-08-26 12:54
If Wynnewood’s William Penn Inn is the new poster-child for the limitations of historic preservation in Lower Merion Township, there is now a poster to go with it.
Categories: Lower Merion

Bryn Mawr Trust CEO Ted Peters retiring, Lower Merion resident taking helm

Main Line Times - Tue, 2014-08-26 12:54
A change at the top is coming for Main Line icon Bryn Mawr Trust, for only the ninth time in the company’s 125-year history. Plans in the making for many months aim, however, to make the transition seamless.
Categories: Lower Merion

Lower Merion to study building a parking structure at its Matsonford site for more buses

Main Line Times - Tue, 2014-08-26 12:54
As the debate over school buses rages on in Lower Merion, school officials are now considering a new plan that could take the highly criticized Bala Avenue project off the table.
Categories: Lower Merion

Penn Wynne groups come together to fundraise for family of Lower Merion School District employee killed in car crash

Main Line Times - Tue, 2014-08-26 11:45
While the surviving family members of a Lower Merion School District employee who was killed in a car crash last month continues to recover from their own injuries, a fundraiser is taking place this weekend to help the children.
Categories: Lower Merion

Marlboro Road Home Among Ardmore Properties for Rent

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Tue, 2014-08-26 10:47
Find nearby rental homes from our partners at Zillow.
Categories: Lower Merion