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Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Tue, 2017-06-20 08:17
Find a new job or post a job opening on the all new Patch Jobs!
Categories: Lower Merion

The Grad Tab: Our annual salute to the graduates

Heron's Nest - Tue, 2017-06-20 06:30
It's one of life's milestones - and one that certainly should be noted by your local newspaper.

Every year around this time I get calls complaining about the way we cover high school graduations.

Once again this year, we decided to focus for the most part on photos and picture galleries - both in print and on our website. Unfortunately, we were not able to get to every high school commencement. We did offer to readers that they submit their own photos that we added to our online galleries.

I also featured some submitted photos from schools that we did not get to on our Page Two daily photo feature.

But there is one thing we remain committed to - and it appears in print.

It is our annual salute to graduating high school seniors - the completion of the 12-year journey through our education system. We call it the Grad Tab.

It is our salute to the Class of 2017.

It contains - we hope - the name of every graduating senior in Delaware County.

But to get it you have to buy a copy of the print edition.

It is included in today's newspaper.

Our best to the Class of 2017!
Categories: Pennsylvania

Time for new ideas in heroin war

Heron's Nest - Tue, 2017-06-20 05:58
It's a depressing question.

But I think it's one that needs to be asked.

It came to me after reading our latest update on the heroin battle here in Delaware County. Let's just say the numbers aren't good. In fact, they are so bad I was left with this question:

Are we losing the war on heroin?

Mike Chitwood has seen a few things in his five careers in law enforcement. But even this grizzled, veteran cop says he's never seen anything like this new heroin epidemic.

One thing you can count on with Chitwood is that he's going to speak his mind.

This is no exception.

He thinks it's time for a new approach in battling this issue, a three-pronged attack that includes education, enforcement and treatment. It's in the area of treatment that he believes is especially lacking in the current climate.

It's on today's editorial page.

It's a fight the county - and really the region and much of the nation - can't afford to lose.
Categories: Pennsylvania

Lower Merion Fords Close As Storm Sweeps Through Area

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Mon, 2017-06-19 17:27
Do not attempt to drive through flooded areas as just a foot of water can carry a small car away in a flood.
Categories: Lower Merion

Identity Of Jurors In Bill Cosby Case Could Be Made Public Tuesday

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Mon, 2017-06-19 16:19
A hearing is set for Tuesday to determine whether or not the identities of the jurors in the Bill Cosby trial can be made public.
Categories: Lower Merion

90-Acre Farm Preserved Permanently In Montgomery County

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Mon, 2017-06-19 16:08
A 90-acre farm has been added to the growing list of farms protected in perpetuity by Montgomery County.
Categories: Lower Merion

Ardmore Bros Earn National Honor For Conservation Efforts

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Mon, 2017-06-19 14:04
Congratulations Devin and Roldan Kramer!
Categories: Lower Merion

How Kids In Philadelphia Can Score A Free Book This Summer

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Mon, 2017-06-19 12:48
The Barnes and Noble Summer Reading Program lets kids create their own curriculum and rewards young readers with a free book.
Categories: Lower Merion

Bill Cosby Mistrial: What's Next?

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Mon, 2017-06-19 12:36
In the wake of the Bill Cosby mistrial, what's next for the former comedian and criminal case against him?
Categories: Lower Merion

Construction-Themed Carnival Coming To Ardmore

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Mon, 2017-06-19 10:39
Hands-activities, prizes, construction equipment tours, and more will entertain families on June 24 in Ardmore.
Categories: Lower Merion

Mill Creek Road, Cricket Ave. Closing Monday: Lower Merion Township

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Mon, 2017-06-19 09:01
Both roads will reopen at 3 p.m.
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Helicopter Sprays Length Of Schuylkill River To Fight Biting Gnat Populations

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Mon, 2017-06-19 09:00
The Department of Environmental Protection launched a helicopter to spray much of the Schuylkill River with an anti-gnat larvicide.
Categories: Lower Merion

New Listings: Homes for Sale in and around Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Mon, 2017-06-19 08:28
Patch brings you the latest homes on the market. Check out the latest homes for sale in and around Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood...
Categories: Lower Merion

Are we losing the war against heroin?

Heron's Nest - Mon, 2017-06-19 07:40
It's hard not to listen to Upper Darby top cop Mike Chitwood and not wonder if we're losing the war against heroin.

Chitwood has seen just about everything in a long, illustrious career that has spanned more than five decades and struggled with some of the worst society has to offer.

And even he's taken aback by what is going on in so many communities - not just Upper Darby - when it comes to opioids and heroin today.

"I've never seen anything like it," Chitwood said. "I've been doing this for 53 years and I've never seen anything like it. And I don't see an end in sight. I don's see even an out for the near future."

You can read our latest update in the battle against heroin here.
Categories: Pennsylvania

35 years in one place? Yep, it's a rarity

Heron's Nest - Mon, 2017-06-19 07:24
Maybe it's a generational thing.

My kids are always fascinated by the fact that I have worked at the same place for 35 years.

In fact, before we moved our offices last summer, they were astounded that I literally walked into the same building every day for 34 years.

Young people today don't have any such expectation. Not only do they not expect to stay in one place all that long (both of my children already have had several jobs, even if in the same field), unlike their elders they see nothing wrong with it.

Maybe that's why I've stayed at one place for 35 years.

That's one of many things that came rushing back to me last week as I tallied up 35 years in the news racket.

I talk a bit about what I do for a living - and the earth-shaking changes that have rattled the industry, and those who work in it - in today's print column, my weekly Letter From the Editor.

Oh, and there's a bonus. You can hear the story of the best headline I've ever written - and one that never appeared in the Daily Times.
Categories: Pennsylvania

What does Danny Ainge know?

Heron's Nest - Mon, 2017-06-19 07:05
It is the classic nagging doubt that every Philly fan knows is a permanent resident deep in their gut.

It is that thing that, even when things are going right, makes you wonder how this could be.

Or, in other words, what does Danny Ainge know that the rest of us don't?

Why is the Boston G.M. willing to make a deal with the Sixers, in essence allowing them to move up from the No. 3 pick in Thursday night's NBA Draft to the No. 1 slot, thus being able to take top pick Markelle Fultz.

The deal is expected to be formally announced today, after a weekend that had Sam Hinkie-ites seriously saluting "The Process."

With Fultz in tow, the Sixers suddenly could have the underpinnings of a dynasty - at least on paper.

Too bad they still play these things on the court, which is where Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons don't seem to be able to spend that much time as they continue to nurse injuries.

Maybe their luck is about to change.

Or maybe Danny Ainge knows something the rest of us don't.
Categories: Pennsylvania

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Chester County Ramblings - Sun, 2017-06-18 19:10

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Last Week's Top Stories In And Around Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Sun, 2017-06-18 11:00
Former commissioner found guilty; ex main line doc's pill ring gets prison time; fire tears through home.
Categories: Lower Merion

This week's Foreclosures around Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Sun, 2017-06-18 08:40
Foreclosures for sale are still being listed regularly all across PA, including in Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood...
Categories: Lower Merion

My Favorite Memory With Dad

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Sat, 2017-06-17 16:18
This Father's Day, we asked Patch readers all over the country to share a favorite memory with Dad. Tip: Grab some tissues before you read.
Categories: Lower Merion