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Lower Merion police lobby closed for the next six weeks

Main Line Times - Sat, 2014-11-22 08:12
The lobby of the police administration building will be closed on Nov. 18 for approximately six weeks. Police business will be conducted at the building and planning counter located in the township administration building.
Categories: Lower Merion

Residents worry One Ardmore Place's 8 stories are out of character with surrounding buildings

Main Line Times - Fri, 2014-11-21 21:02
There was no mistaking the message from the majority of the audience filling the Lower Merion Township board room Wednesday night. It was spelled out across the bright blue T-shirts many were wearing: “Keep Cricket Lot 4 Ardmore.”
Categories: Lower Merion

Good news for Tredyffrin Township residents — 2015 proposed preliminary budget indicates no tax increase!

This post is follow-up to Tredyffrin Township’s preliminary 2015 budget discussion, at both the Board of Supervisors meeting and the recent budget workshop. At the November 5 supervisors meeting, Township manager Bill Martin presented an overview of the 2014 to date and the 2015 preliminary budget presentation included updates from each of the department heads. […]
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Text messages reveal Main Line Drug Take Over plan

Main Line Times - Fri, 2014-11-21 16:47
NORRISTOWN – Two graduates of a prestigious, private school had a love for money and when they dropped out of college concocted a scheme to take over the marijuana business from existing drug dealers on the affluent Main Line, their text message conversations revealed.
Categories: Lower Merion

Haverford School grad admits lead role in Main Line Drug Take Over Project

Main Line Times - Fri, 2014-11-21 16:47
NORRISTOWN – A graduate of The Haverford School who once played for the water polo and lacrosse teams on an athletic scholarship before becoming a college dropout has admitted to being the leader of a pot peddling ring dubbed the “Main Line Take Over Project” in Montgomery County.
Categories: Lower Merion

The Daily Salvo for November 20, 2014 - "Promises, Promises"

The Daily Salvo - Fri, 2014-11-21 15:20
The Daily Salvo for November 20, 2014 - "Promises, Promises"
The 1983 hit song "Promises, Promises" by Naked Eyes pretty much sums up the mindset of those of us who feel betrayed and misled by Obamacare. From: The Daily Salvo Views: 1 1 ratings Time: 01:01 More in News & Politics

be thankful

Chester County Ramblings - Fri, 2014-11-21 15:18

It is that thankful time of year. Only I keep seeing people that are NOT particularly thankful and are just plain cranky.

I went to the Giant to pick up a couple things, and stopped by the customer service desk to see if I had enough points for my turkey. While I was there, a woman came up to the desk holding a newspaper. A Philadelphia Inquirer. She asked if she could just leave the money on the counter or if it had to be scanned. The older lady behind the customer service desk running the lottery machine said “We have to scan it.”

This woman with the paper basically went off about having to wait essentially another 60 seconds so her newspaper could be scanned. I and another person were somewhat incredulous watching this.

Yelling at people about scanning an item that they have no control over is just such a waste of energy. And it’s not their fault that they have to scan the newspapers.

The holidays are hard for a lot of people. But we should try to be nice, shouldn’t we?

I went from that odd scenario to learning that my friends Samantha and Gregory just had their second baby. He is a beautifully perfect little boy and I’m so happy for them! What an awesome Thanksgiving present!

I am really thankful that I am in the safe happy and loved place that I am today. A few short years ago my life could’ve turned out quite differently.

I remember Thanksgiving meals past where I was with a group of people who weren’t tremendously happy people. You actually feel quite sad for people like that during the holidays . It used to be fascinating to watch this bunch of people on the day of the year when we’re all supposed to be thankful and grateful and about family, and perhaps their greatest familial tradition was ripping into people who were not present to defend themselves and sometimes even ripping into people who were present.

None of us lead a perfect existence. I do not pretend that I do. But I am very grateful for what I have. And I am very grateful for the love that surrounds me. I guess it’s about deciding whether you’re going to look at life as a glass half-full , or a glass half-empty.

So I hope people hang onto the feeling of thankful as the holiday crazies literally begin to swirl all around us. And I really wish that people would be kinder to those who work in the stores. Whether it’s a small retail shop, or a grocery store, it doesn’t matter.

We all have bad days, but at this time of year especially we should be more mindful of how we treat others.

Have a great weekend everyone! Thanks for stopping by!

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Looking for a Job in Ardmore?

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Fri, 2014-11-21 13:33
Ardmore Patch’s jobs board makes it easy for job-hunters to search for and employers to post local, regional and national jobs.
Categories: Lower Merion

hanging out

Chester County Ramblings - Fri, 2014-11-21 12:05

Yes….I love my squirrels. They crack me up.

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UPDATE: Philadelphia Patient Does Not Have Ebola

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Fri, 2014-11-21 11:05
The patient, who on Friday was in an isolation room at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, recently traveled to West Africa.
Categories: Lower Merion

Lower Merion police lobby closed for the next six weeks

Main Line Times - Fri, 2014-11-21 10:43
The lobby of the police administration building will be closed on Nov. 18 for approximately six weeks. Police business will be conducted at the building and planning counter located in the township administration building.
Categories: Lower Merion

Pa. Unemployment Rate at a Six-Year Low

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Fri, 2014-11-21 10:05
The data from October puts the state’s unemployment rate at 5.4 percent.
Categories: Lower Merion

Pa. auditor general calls for pension reform while commending Montgomery County

Main Line Times - Fri, 2014-11-21 09:41
NORRISTOWN >> Montgomery County Commissioners Josh Shapiro and Bruce L. Castor Jr. stood with Pennsylvania Auditor General Eugene DePasquale Thursday as he commended the county on its pension reforms and called on state leaders to find better ways to run the pension funds at the state level.
Categories: Lower Merion

St. Charles, cuts to student parking among many options for Lower Merion bus parking

Main Line Times - Fri, 2014-11-21 09:35
How would a school bus depot look on the grounds of the Saint Charles Seminary on the corner of Lancaster and City avenues?
Categories: Lower Merion

Main Line public adjuster admits fleecing clients, hurricane victims of nearly $700k

Main Line Times - Fri, 2014-11-21 09:35
NORRISTOWN – A Main Line public adjuster has admitted to pocketing nearly $700,000 in insurance proceeds that he owed to numerous claimants, some of whom incurred damages to their homes or businesses during Hurricane Sandy.
Categories: Lower Merion

Pa. Gaming Control Board paves way for casino in Philly sports complex

Main Line Times - Fri, 2014-11-21 09:24
PHILADELPHIA >> The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board on Tuesday unanimously voted to issue a casino license to a group with plans to open a casino and hotel at the city’s sports complex.
Categories: Lower Merion

'Fingertip Amputations' Behind Huge Recall of Graco Stollers

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Fri, 2014-11-21 09:21
The Consumer Product Safety Commission said so far there have been 11 reports of finger injuries from the 11 models of strollers.
Categories: Lower Merion

Our phones are down: How to contact us

Main Line Times - Fri, 2014-11-21 09:12
Phone lines at Main Line Media News fell offline Thursday but there are still plenty of ways to contact us.
Categories: Lower Merion

$1.8M Glenn Road Home Among Ardmore Open Houses

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Fri, 2014-11-21 09:00
Find open houses in Ardmore, Merion and Wynnewood this weekend from our partners at Zillow.
Categories: Lower Merion

The Daily Numbers for Friday, Nov. 21

Heron's Nest - Fri, 2014-11-21 08:03
The Daily Numbers: 10, age of boy missing in Sharon Hill since last night.

15 years, how long a Chester church has been honoring police and firefighters with an early Thanksgiving dinner.

9 months in prison for an Aston woman who entered a plea deal in the middle of her trial on charges she ripped off $600,000 from the business where she was a trusted employee.

13, age of youth who allegedly received pornographic images from a 29-year-old teacher’s aide.

1.6 percent cost-of-living pay hike for elected Pa. officials and some judges.

191,000 dollars a year, the salary for our governor.

3,000 dollar hike for appellate judges.

209,329 for the Supreme Court chief justice.

2 dead, 2 wounded in shooting inside home in Tabernacle, in South Jersey.

7 feet of snow in Buffalo that is causing roofs to collapse. Now they are expected rain over the weekend and fear widespread flooding.

21 years, how long it’s been since the Philly Fed recorded the kind of growth it reported this week.

4 straight losses for the Flyers.

45.4 seconds left when the Wild netted the game winner.

37 shots stopped by Wild goaltender Darcy Kuemper.

27 saves for Ray Emery in goal for the Flyers.

72-65 win for Villanova hoops over feisty Bucknell squad.

16-game losing streak snapped by the Raiders, and they did it at the expense of Andy Reid and the Kansas City Chiefs.

12-0 record for Springfield as they tangle with 11-1 Great Valley for the District 1 AAA football crown.

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

Nice to see Eric Lindros back in the Wells Fargo Center last night as he was inducted into the Flyers Hall of Fame, along with Legion of Doom linemate John LeClair.

I Don’t Get It: Another family tragedy, this time in South Jersey. No, we don’t have too many guns.

Today’s Upper: Kudos to Lindros and LeClair, throwbacks to a time when the Flyers challenged for the Stanley Cup every year.

Quote Box: “I think it’s an easy case.”

John LeClair, arguing for why linemate Eric Lindros should be in the Hockey Hall of Fame.
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