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Chester County Ramblings - Thu, 2014-10-16 11:15


Categories: Pennsylvania

WATCH: Local newspaper editors grill PA Gov. Tom Corbett

Main Line Times - Thu, 2014-10-16 10:39
Editorial board members from several Digital First Media Pennsylvania news organizations interviewed Republican Gov. Tom Corbett at the York Daily Record offices Thursday morning.
Categories: Lower Merion

Officials dedicate memorial plaques to 2 Lower Merion police officers who died in the line of duty

Main Line Times - Thu, 2014-10-16 10:39
Their names might not be well-known but this week officials paid tribute and remembered two Lower Merion police officers who gave their lives decades ago in the line of duty in the township.
Categories: Lower Merion

New choices liven the menu for Sixth Annual Taste of Ardmore Oct. 30

Main Line Times - Thu, 2014-10-16 10:39
As Ardmore’s restaurant scene continues to grow, Taste of Ardmore, Ardmore Initiative’s annual celebration of local food and fashion, only becomes more flavorful.
Categories: Lower Merion

Warm weather anomaly hits Montgomery County, surrounding region

Main Line Times - Thu, 2014-10-16 10:26
NORRISTOWN >> The unseasonably warm weather the region has experienced over the past two days will continue through Friday, but temperatures will decrease to seasonal norms over the weekend.
Categories: Lower Merion

Helicopter shines search lights on Ardmore Tuesday night, causing local buzz

Main Line Times - Thu, 2014-10-16 10:26
The helicopter sightings over Ardmore that lit up social media late Tuesday night were the result of a stolen car out of Delaware County, Lower Merion officials said Wednesday.
Categories: Lower Merion

$599K Meredith Road Home Among Wynnewood Open Houses

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Thu, 2014-10-16 09:55
Find open houses in Ardmore, Merion and Wynnewood this weekend from our partners at Zillow.
Categories: Lower Merion

Lawmakers in Shootout at State Capitol

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Thu, 2014-10-16 09:01
Two state representatives traded gunfire with a teen attempting to rob them. Four teenagers have been arrested in connection.
Categories: Lower Merion

The Daily Numbers for Thursday, Oct. 16

Heron's Nest - Thu, 2014-10-16 08:21
The Daily Numbers: 50 to 132 months in prison for former Collingdale Councilman James Bryan.

2.9 million dollars, how much he ripped off for the company he worked for Wescott Electric.

12 of November, date for public hearing on controversial plan to develop last open tract in Brookhaven.

5 burglaries in Upper Darby all believed to be the work of the same man.

10,000 to 14,000 drivers who use Route 320 in Swarthmore every day who will be looking at a new traffic plan.

3.7 acre parcel on Baltimore Pike in Middletown that was once home to the Crier in the Country that is set for development as a 4-story life-care facility for seniors.

6 public hearings starting tonight set by the Springfield School Board on options for replacing the high school.

13.4 million dollar treatment center now open at Coatesville VA.

2nd nurse now diagnosed with Ebola at Dallas Hospital.

234 pornographic emails shared by Pa. Supreme Court Justice Seamus McCaffery in the ongoing email scandal roiling the state capital.

2 soccer coaches from Northampton High who have resigned their posts after players taunted an opposing player from Guinea about Ebola.

34,000 price tag for the negatives from the wedding of John Kennedy and Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy.

4-0 ALCS sweep for the Royals, putting them in the World Series.

3-1 lead in NLCS for the Giants over the Cardinals.

2 week leave being taken by Garnet Valley football coach Mike Ricci.

27 of their last 80 shootouts in which the Flyers have emerged victorious. That’s just 34 percent.

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

Let’s hear it for Raul Ibanez and Erik Kratz. Both former Phils are headed to the World Series with the Kansas City Royals.

I Don’t Get It: Things are getting crazy in Harrisburg. Two state reps were involved in a shootout after a holdup attempt as they walked home just a few blocks from the Capitol.

Today’s Upper: Kudos to the Kansas City Royals. Let’s hear it for small market teams.

Quote Box: “He was treated more like a son than an employee.” - James Wescott, owner of firm victimized by former Collingdale Councilman James Bryan.
Categories: Pennsylvania

Corbett on the hot seat: Join us for a live interview

Heron's Nest - Thu, 2014-10-16 07:41
Gov. Tom Corbett continues to face a decidedly uphill fight in his bid to win re-election.

Most polls have Democratic challenger Tom Wolf up, although the margin has been moving at least a little bit in the governor's favor.

A recent poll has Corbett within single digits of Wolf with three weeks left in the campaign.

Today we'll be putting Corbett on the hot seat - and you can take part. The governor, seeking to avoid being the first incumbent to fail to win a second term in the governor's mansion, will sit down for a live interview with members of the Digital First Media regional editorial board.

I'll be on the call.

You can watch a live-stream of the broadcast here.And there will be a live Scribble for you to take part in a live chat.

I've received several good questions for the governor from readers. If you have something you'd like him to answer, email me your question at editor@delcotimes.com.

We'll be live with Gov. Corbett at 8:30 a.m.

Join us!
Categories: Pennsylvania

Bizzarro World? No, just Harrisburg

Heron's Nest - Thu, 2014-10-16 07:33
Interesting place, our state capital is these days.

I'm talking about Harrisburg.

The place where employees of the attorney general's office under Tom Corbett have become embroiled in a scandal involving pornographic emails.

It's already cost several people their jobs. Some of them are crying politics, saying this has been set up by the current A.G Kathleen Kane.

Yesterday we learned that one of those who shared porn was none other than Supreme Court Justice. He was outed by his boss, Chief Justice Ron Castille. You should know those two did not exactly get along either.

But all of this pales compared to what happened to a couple of state reps this week.

After a late session, they grabbed a late dinner and then headed to the place they rent a few blocks from the Capitol when they are in town with the Legislature in session.

That's when they were approached by a teen with a gun.

He picked the wrong guys.

State Rep. Marty Flynn, D-Lackawanna, is a former prison guard. He also happens to be licensed to carry a handgun.

He was packing Tuesday night when they were accosted by a pistol-packing teen.

Flynn never blinked.

When the young tough pointed his gun at Rep. Ryan Bizzarro, D-Erie, Flynn took out his Smith & Wesson Bodyguard 380 pistol.

Several shots were exchanged. Nobody was hit.

Flynn said the experience only reinforced what he firmly believes is the value of packing heat.

He did not exactly offer a ringing endorsement of life in the state capital.

“This isn’t my neighborhood. I didn’t grow up here. I’m not comfortable in this environment,” said Flynn. “I don’t feel safe walking the streets of Harrisburg.”

Four teens now face charges.

Police believe they did the same thing on Monday night.

Too bad it was not Rep. Bizzarro who pulled out his gun.

The Bizzarro World headline would be too god to pass up.
Categories: Pennsylvania

2 familiar faces on Royals' roster

Heron's Nest - Thu, 2014-10-16 07:16
Looking for a team to root for in the baseball playoffs?

I'm going with the Kansas City Royals. Actually, I liked both the Royals and the Baltimore Orioles, who faced off in the ALCS.

Having grown up in southern Chester County, the Orioles were always my second favorite team, after the Phillies, of course. I saw several games as a kid in the old Memorial Stadium in Baltimore.

Both these teams are from so-called "small markets." And both teams play very good fundamental baseball.

But there is an added attraction to the Royals.They feature several familiar faces.

Our old pals Raul Ibanez and Erik Kratz are both on the Royals' roster.

Ibanez was not active for the Royals playoff roster, but it's clear his class act is setting an example for the young Royals. Same goes for Kratz.

It's been a long time since the Royals appeared in the World Series. 1985 to be exact. That's almost back to those glory days of George Brett. You remember him. Pretty good hitter. Got flipped by Dickie Noles in the 1980 World Series, which broke a long championship drought here in Philly. K.C. fans had their fill of pent-up emotions and they exploded in exhiliration after the Royals completed a sweep of the O's at home yesterday. Here's what it looked like. Phillies fans can relate. Here's hoping K.C. gets 'crowned' in the World Series. Go Royals.
Categories: Pennsylvania

Police: Multiple Thefts From Unlocked Vehicles

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Wed, 2014-10-15 22:01
Currency and a GPS were taken from cars in Lower Merion Township.
Categories: Lower Merion

if walls could talk…

Chester County Ramblings - Wed, 2014-10-15 21:09

If walls could talk, the tales they would tell, right? So I was down in my basement today putting some summer garden things away for the year and in the little wood shop room on one wall I noticed this. I had not seen it before. In this house on the basement and attic walls there are little things written here and there. All from the original owner.

I have no idea……all I know is I don’t have mice….could be a reason….maybe this was evidence of rodent wars once upon a time…..not sure if the mice were winning at the time….or losing….


Categories: Pennsylvania

Helicopter shines search lights on Ardmore Tuesday night, causing local buzz

Main Line Times - Wed, 2014-10-15 13:56
The helicopter sightings over Ardmore that lit up social media late Tuesday night were the result of a stolen car out of Delaware County, Lower Merion officials said Wednesday.
Categories: Lower Merion

Lower Merion's Aronchick discusses role in landmark same-sex marriage case

Main Line Times - Wed, 2014-10-15 13:54
In early 2013, the tides were unpredictable in the movement to make same-sex marriage legal in more states.
Categories: Lower Merion

Soccer Coaches Resign After Opposing Player Taunted With Chants of 'Ebola'

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Wed, 2014-10-15 12:37
The teen, who attends Nazareth Area High School, is originally from Guinea in West Africa, where the deadly virus has killed hundreds.
Categories: Lower Merion

Halloween is Literally in the Air: NASA Shares 'Jack-o'-Lantern Sun' Photo

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Wed, 2014-10-15 12:34
The image was taken by NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory.
Categories: Lower Merion

Montgomery County-based Plan W aims to put more women in local government

Main Line Times - Wed, 2014-10-15 12:18
NORRISTOWN >> More than a year ago a group of high-powered women in the Philadelphia region recognized that local government boards like zoning, the planning commission and sewer authority had few or no women.
Categories: Lower Merion

New choices liven the menu for Sixth Annual Taste of Ardmore Oct. 30

Main Line Times - Wed, 2014-10-15 10:46
As Ardmore’s restaurant scene continues to grow, Taste of Ardmore, Ardmore Initiative’s annual celebration of local food and fashion, only becomes more flavorful.
Categories: Lower Merion