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Communication + Transparency = Trust I attended the final TESD school board meeting of the 2016-17 school year on Monday night for several reasons. First, I wanted to hear the District’s statement about the two important lawsuits filed in the last couple of weeks. On May 17, Thomas Batgos, an assistant Conestoga High School football […]
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LMSD Average ACT Scores Among PA's Best

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Tue, 2017-06-13 14:12
See where it ranked compared to neighboring high schools.
Categories: Lower Merion

Man Beats Woman With Baseball Bat In Montgomery County: Cops

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Tue, 2017-06-13 13:35
The suspect fled the scene after beating her, but was captured shortly thereafter by authorities.
Categories: Lower Merion

Heat Advisory In Effect For Montgomery County

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Tue, 2017-06-13 12:58
With temperatures soaring to the 90s again Tuesday, a heat advisory has been issued for Montgomery County and much of the surrounding area.
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LMSD Hosting Enrollment Growth Presentation Wednesday

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Tue, 2017-06-13 11:26
Enrollment growth has been a hot topic in the the district, as officials say the increasing population strains the district's resources.
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Alex's Original Lemonade Stand Hits $1M Milestone

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Tue, 2017-06-13 09:36
$140 million was also raised through supporters, partners, and special events in the childhood cancer fight.
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List Your Job on Patch!

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Tue, 2017-06-13 08:59
Find a new job or post a job opening on the all new Patch Jobs!
Categories: Lower Merion

No end to the heroin scourge

Heron's Nest - Tue, 2017-06-13 07:56
On our editorial page today, we again are talking about the opioid heroin scourge that is taking a horrific toll on not just Delaware County, but the nation.

It came into acute view last week when word was received that Upper Darby police responded to no less than six OD cases in one 24-hour period, including a mother and father who likely were saved when their children screamed for help.

The problem did not go away over the weekend.

In fact, today Upper Darby police will report they administered Narcan, the overdose-reversing drug, to six more victims. They also registered another overdose fatality.

You can read our editorial here.
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More grad salutes

Heron's Nest - Tue, 2017-06-13 07:47
We continued our tour of graduations yesterday by taking in the festivities for the Class of 2017 at Chichester High School.

You can see a slideshow of images by CLICKING HERE.

Every year my goal is to try to cover every high school graduation in the county.

Clearly, we are no longer able to do that.

We are for the most part focusing on photo displays.

Today we will be at graduation for Ridley High.

Again, you can take part in our coverage by using Twitter and the hashtag #delcograduates. Send us your best shots and we will include them in our coverage.

And remember, our annual Grad Tab, with the names of every graduating senior in Delaware County, will appear next Tuesday, June 20.
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Cosby on trial

Heron's Nest - Tue, 2017-06-13 07:23
I'm having trouble getting all that worked up about the trial of Bill Cosby.

We know most of the details now. America's dad - Cliff Huxtable - was charged with sexual assault. The Cos, one of the most famous faces in America, says it was consensual.

What he doesn't say is it didn't happen, only that a crime was not committed.

The case is now in the hands of a Montgomery County jury.

Another icon has fallen.

The one thing I was interested in was answered yesterday. I wondered why his long-suffering wife, Camille, had not yet showed up in court, while any number of celebrities and other stars accompanied her husband to court, including some of his co-stars from 'The Cosby Show.'

Camille Cosby showed up yesterday to see his defense consist of one witness and a 90-minute closing from his defense team, which cast his accuser, Andrea Constand, as a liar.

There could be a verdict today. You can get all the details on the closing arguments here.

Actually, the verdict is already in, even if it does not come in a court of law.

Bill Cosby, accused by dozens of women of inappropriate contact, is a dirty old man.
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Some like it hot

Heron's Nest - Tue, 2017-06-13 07:02
Be careful what you wish for, I suppose.

Yes, I like it hot. I'mm getting my wish.

We will be pushing record highs today.

The hottest temperature ever recorded on June 13 actually occurred back in 1956, when temperatures clocked in at 95.

According to our friends at Accu-Weather, we could equal or perhaps surpass that mark today.

Schools are closing at noon, if they have not let out already.

It's also going to be a Code Orange Ozone Action Day, which means young kids and those with lung conditions or asthma should limit their time outside.

I would say the over/under on the number of times our friends on TV remind us to stay hydrated is 10 - and I'm taking the over.

The heat wave is expected to last one more day before cooler temperatures take over later in the week.

You can get the full forecast here.
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Bill Cosby Trial: Jury Sent Home Monday Night, Deliberations To Continue Tuesday

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Mon, 2017-06-12 21:52
The jury deliberated through dinner on Monday night, but they were sent home before coming to a decision.
Categories: Lower Merion

27 PA Health Groups Condemn New GOP Healthcare Plan

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Mon, 2017-06-12 15:07
A group of 27 healthcare organizations from across Pennsylvania has broadly condemned the Republican American Health Care Act. Here's why.
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Ardmore's Benj Pasek Wins Tony For Best Original Score

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Mon, 2017-06-12 14:07
Pasek and his writing partner recently won Golden Globes and Oscars for a "La La Land" song.
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2 Lower Merion-Area Students Graduate Devon Prep

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Mon, 2017-06-12 12:10
Congratulations to Kevin L. Holmes and Joseph A. Petrucci!
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Defense Rests In Bill Cosby Trial

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Mon, 2017-06-12 11:19
Breaking: After just a few minutes on Monday, the Bill Cosby defense team rested their case.
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Credit Card Skimmer Found In Ardmore: Police

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Mon, 2017-06-12 10:01
If you used the First Trust ATM in Ardmore between June 1 and June 7, check your bank statement for suspicious activity.
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Dog Goes Missing In Lower Merion Township

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Mon, 2017-06-12 09:55
Rio went missing near West Montgomery and North Merion avenues on June 10.
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Just Listed: Homes for Sale in and around Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Mon, 2017-06-12 08:06
Patch brings you the latest homes on the market. Check out the latest homes for sale in and around Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood...
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