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Drug Ring Guilty Plea, Thefts From Unlocked Cars: The Week's Top Stories

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Sat, 2014-10-25 08:02
Take another look at the biggest news from Ardmore, Merion and Wynnewood.
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Last Weekend for Fall Colors ?

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Sat, 2014-10-25 07:14
Falls Colors surrounding St Charles Borromeo...
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The Dreaded Saturday Eagles Pick

Heron's Nest - Sat, 2014-10-25 06:09
I hate the bye week. Is it just me, or does it seem more like two months since the Eagles played as opposed to two weeks.

Actually, the break probably came at a good time for the banged-up Birds. Mychal Kendricks is expected to be back at linebacker. Darren Sproles, who tweaked a knee in the rout of the Giants, will not miss any time. Even offensive linemen Evan Mathis and Jason Kelce are feeling better, although neither will play on Sunday.

Eagles fans will have to wait until 4 o’clock Sunday as the Birds fly to the desert to meet the Cardinals in Phoenix. Both teams stand at 5-1.

This game likely will rest on the shoulders - or perhaps better stated the right arm - of quarterback Nick Foles. Under former Temple coach Bruce Arians and defensive coordinator Todd Bowles, himself a former Eagles coach, the Cardinals are the stingiest team in the league against the run.

That does not bode well for a big day from Shady McCoy. But the Cardinals are not nearly as efficient against the pass. That means Foles needs to deliver.

Let’s hope Chip Kelly can pull a little Andy Reid magic out of his bag of tricks in terms of this post-bye game. Reid was a master in the game after the week off.

Phoenix is never an easy place to play.

It’s in the hands of Nick Foles. Play well and he could dispel a lot of the doubters. If he struggles and the Birds fall, it’s going to be a long Monday on the phone lines.

I say he delivers.

The Pick: Make it Eagles 24, Cardinals 23. Don’t forget Cody Parkey. He’s been money so far, but this one might come with the game on the line.

Season Record: I certainly didn’t see the Eagles blowing out the Giants to go 5-1. I’m still not sure if the Eagles - especially on defense - are that good, on Tom Coughlin’s team is just lousy this year. That prediction dropped me to 4-2 on the season.

Game by Game: Eagles 27, Giants 0 (My Pick: Giants 31, Rams 26)

Eagles 34, Rams 28 (My Pick: Eagles 35, Rams 19)

49ers 26, Eagles 21 (My Pick: 49ers 33, Eagles 29)

Eagles 34, Jaguars 17 (My Pick: Eagles 31, Jags 16)

Eagles 30, Colts 27 (My Pick: Colts 29, Eagles 23)

Eagles 37, Redskins 34 (My Pick: Eagles 24, Redskins 23)
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Boo! Ardmore Halloween Spooktacular is Saturday

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Fri, 2014-10-24 16:43
Pick up your trick-or-treat bag at The Mud Room.
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halloween sugar cookies

Chester County Ramblings - Fri, 2014-10-24 15:50

Yes I have been playing with glitter sugar and Wilton gel food coloring again….

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bless them father because they are ignorant

Chester County Ramblings - Fri, 2014-10-24 15:24

Yes I am Catholic.

Yes I believe in a woman’s right to choose. Individually and privately. (That is what I mean by believing in choice – choosing privately and without undue pressure what is right for themselves and if necessary, their family. It’s no one else’s business but theirs.)

I am also really tired of a woman’s right to choose being a target. It is a highly and wholly personal decision that should not be influenced from the pulpit, the political platform, or the judicial bench.

These signs frequently appear at Saints Peter and Paul on Boot Road in West Chester. I appreciate that the people who place the signs have a fervent believe they are doing right. However, if you notice this is also a school zone? So why do children have to be smacked in the face with such ugliness every day let alone the rest of us?

Pope Francis seems to be interested in not only making the Catholic Church more approachable, but more tolerant. I guess they haven’t gotten the memo here yet have they?

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Lower Merion school officials seeking public comment on strategic plan

Main Line Times - Fri, 2014-10-24 15:04
Lower Merion School District officials announced this week that the latest version of its next strategic plan is now posted on its website at www.lmsd.org and they are asking for public feedback.
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25 Lower Merion and Harriton students ACT tests lost in the mail

Main Line Times - Fri, 2014-10-24 14:56
Lower Merion school officials confirmed Friday that 25 district students were among the 182 students whose ACT tests have been lost in the mail since the September test date. Now the testing agency that administers the ACT is apologizing and allowing those students to re-take the exam for free.
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NRC to hike oversight at Exelon Nuclear’s Limerick Generating Staion due to security issue

Main Line Times - Fri, 2014-10-24 14:21
LIMERICK >> Three days after granting the Limerick nuclear plant another 20 years of operation, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission announced it will institute increased oversight of the plant because of an unidentified security problem at the plant.
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side by side

Chester County Ramblings - Fri, 2014-10-24 14:06

Ahh yes when one thinks of Halloween naturally one thinks of Christmas. Think of it as Christmas in October!

Thank you Giant, all we are missing is the Easter bunny!

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Chester County Ramblings - Fri, 2014-10-24 12:31

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Havertown man charged with running statewide counterfeit credit card ring

Main Line Times - Fri, 2014-10-24 10:24
HARRISBURG – A Haverford man has been charged with running a statewide counterfeit credit card ring, according to the state Attorney General’s Office.
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WATCH: Pennsylvania gubernatorial candidate Tom Wolf lays out his plan for state

Main Line Times - Fri, 2014-10-24 10:24
Tom Wolf has been leading the polling against Gov. Tom Corbett as the 2014 election gets closer. Today, Wolf will talk about his plan live right here.
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Tickets for Taste of Ardmore Now on Sale

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Fri, 2014-10-24 09:49
The sixth annual event is set for Oct. 30.
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Radnor police traffic alert: Villanova HoopsMania

Main Line Times - Fri, 2014-10-24 09:17
HoopsMania this Friday Night. 6 p.m. to midnight. This event is the opening of the Villanova Basketball Season for 2015.
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Wynnewood's William Penn Inn listed among endangered historic Philadelphia properties

Main Line Times - Fri, 2014-10-24 07:52
The potential loss to development of Wynnewood’s William Penn Inn is sending out ripples beyond Lower Merion Township.
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Find Properties in Foreclosure in Ardmore, Merion and Wynnewood

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Fri, 2014-10-24 07:51
This information comes directly from our partners at Zillow.
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The Daily Numbers for Friday, Oct. 24

Heron's Nest - Fri, 2014-10-24 06:58
The Daily Numbers: 800 doses of Narcan ready to go into police cars in the county on Nov. 29 when new law goes into effect allowing first responders to deliver the drug to someone experiencing a heroin overdose.

19, age of Main Line teen facing charges in heroin overdose death of a friend.

1st degree murder conviction against a Chester man in the July 2010 shooting of a man outside a city business.

70th anniversary for Media Fellowship.

54, age of Community Service supervisor charged with groping two women assigned to his work detail. He will face trial.

36 years in Haverford schools coming to an end. Superintendent Dr. William Keilbaugh is retiring.

182 students at Upper Darby High School who will get a free ACT test after the first one they took got lost in the mail.

59 and 22, ages of men who now face charges in connection with an incident that led to a lockdown at Malvern Prep High School.

2,000 dollar Tiffany bracelet, what the former top judge in Philly Traffic Court is accused of taking from a businessman. She now faces bribery charges.

52, age of former Philly mob boss Joey Merlino, who has been summoned to court this morning for a hearing to see if he violated his parole agreement.

216 point boost for the stock market yesterday.

3.92 percent average rate for a 30-year mortgage.

33, age of doctor in New York City who has tested positive for Ebola virus.

50 percent hike in earnings reported by Comcast. That comes to a cool $16.8 billion.

2 final football games of the season that have been cancelled at Central Bucks West High School amid reports of hazing.

109-103 loss for the Sixers in their final exhibition game to the Pistons.

Call me a Phanatic: A look at the ups and downs of being a Philadelphia sports fan.The Sixers played their final exhibition game last night. Why do I get the feeling their entire season is going to be an exhibition?

I Don’t Get It: Hazing among high school athletes has entered an entire new area.

Today’s Upper: Kudos to those who gathered last night in Upper Chi to remember those lost to heroin and opioid addiction.

Quote Box: “This is not a club we wanted to join.”

- Tricia Stouch, at last night’s vigil for to remember those who died of addiction.
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Tranquil Conditions Return to Lower Merion

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Fri, 2014-10-24 06:33
Beautiful weather is back just in time for the weekend.
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'Live From the Newsroom' talks some serious politics

Heron's Nest - Fri, 2014-10-24 06:19
It looks like I might have to go down with the ship alone.

The Tom Corbett ship, that is.

I was one of the very few people in this state who has gone on the record as saying that Tom Corbett would be re-elected. I did that in part because Pennsylvania has never - never - voted out an incumbent governor.

Instead we usually flip-flop parties every eight years. In other words, eight years with a Democrat, followed by eight years of a Republican in the governor's mansion.

But judging by the conversation on last night's 'Live From the Newsroom' show, that may be about to change.

During our monthly visit to the sparkling new TV production facilities at Widener University, Corbett is in serious trouble.

If you missed the show, you can catch the replay here.

I started out by noting that Corbett has been paring what once was an overwhelming lead in the polls for Democrat Tom Wolf. But neither of my guests, Widener political science professor Wes Leckrone, nor columnist Chris Freind believes Corbett is going to win.

We also discussed what is likely the second most high-profile race in the state. That would be the battle for the open state Senate seat in the 26th District, where Republican Tom McGarrigle and Democrat John Kane are doing battle. It's going to set a record for being maybe the most expensive state Senate race in Pennsylvania history. And it's gotten increasingly nasty.

This one looks like it could go down to the wire. Although Democrats are widening their newfound registration edge in the county, the GOP still has more voters in the 26th District. This one likely will go down to the wire.
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