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A reader makes his point

Heron's Nest - Mon, 2017-06-12 07:16
I get tons of phone calls here at the Daily Times.

And, of course, a never-ending mountain of email. I've pretty much surrendered to the technology that now consumes my daily schedule - and this job.

Most of the people who contact me - and the newspaper - are less than complimentary about our coverage. The truth is most people who call newspapers want to complain about something.

Then there are people like Jim Cooper.

Thank god.

It's in my weekly Letter From the Editor print column.
Categories: Pennsylvania

Heating up my back yard 'Rotation'

Heron's Nest - Mon, 2017-06-12 07:02
Go ahead and hate me.

I actually like this weather.

The hotter, the more humid it is, the more I like it.

This is the first weekend that truly got me into my 'summer' mode.

This is what my Sunday was like.

As usual I was up early working online and setting up our website.

Then, right after the sun came up, I decided to get out and do some weeding. It was gorgeous, the sun nice warming things up, but not yet too hot to work in the yard.

After my wife and I took our morning ritual, walking the path in our development, and a quick jaunt to Mass, I started what I call 'The Rotation.'

It starts on the deck with the Sunday paper, basking in the morning sun. When that got a tad too hot, I retreated to the patio under the deck, which is in the shade. Then I meandered out into the yard and parked it in the adirondacks for while. Then my wife joined me for a little sun on our chaise lounges.

That's correct, I have no less than five different "stops" I make on this rotation around the back yard.

And, of course, I ended the day with a nice cup of coffee on the front porch, where I can catch the last few glimmers of sun for the day.

Today they are saying we will push the record. High is expected to be 92. And it is going to be even hotter tomorrow.

Bring it on!

Go ahead and hate me.

You can check out the full forecast here.
Categories: Pennsylvania

Conestoga High School Student Sexual Assault Case: Federal Lawsuit Filed — Lawsuit in Separate Case Pending

This is a follow-up post to my last post “TE School District served with another lawsuit” dated June 8. After posting the previous article, I was emailed a copy of the federal lawsuit and  press release from Ross Feller Casey, the Philadelphia law firm who filed the lawsuit on behalf of the parents of the […]
Categories: Pennsylvania

100 Displaced After East Norriton Fire, Shelter Established At HS: Reports

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Sun, 2017-06-11 20:41
Around 100 people were displaced after a large fire in East Norriton, and a shelter has been established at Norristown Area HS: reports.
Categories: Lower Merion

Fugitive Captured / Instagram Used To Assist Bank Heists / Accused Credit Card Thief Goes On Mall Shopping Spree

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Sun, 2017-06-11 20:30
Check out what you missed in crime news over the past week in the greater Philadelphia area.
Categories: Lower Merion

2 Men Steal Several Cars, Arrested After High Speed Chase In Montgomery County: Cops

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Sun, 2017-06-11 20:19
Two men, aged 21 and 17, were arrested in Montgomery County after stealing numerous vehicles, police said.
Categories: Lower Merion

3 Busted For Series Of Montco, Chesco Robberies: Cops

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Sun, 2017-06-11 16:22
Three men are behind bars after a series of robberies and thefts in Montgomery and Chester counties, police said.
Categories: Lower Merion

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

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Sun, 2017-06-11 10:30
Penn Wynne among best places to guy a home; Andy Gavrin sits talks with Patch; Tired Hands opens a general store.
Categories: Lower Merion

Bargain Hunt: Foreclosures Listed for Sale Near Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Sun, 2017-06-11 08:47
Foreclosures listed for sale in and around Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood could provide opportunities to move into a home you couldn’t afford otherwise...
Categories: Lower Merion

The $4.15M Philadelphia Magazine Design Home And 4 Other Must-See Properties

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Sun, 2017-06-11 08:00
​​Here's a look at some of the most impressive, expensive and interesting homes on the market i​n Pennsylvania.
Categories: Lower Merion

Work Affecting Wynnewood And Hollow Roads, City Ave. Mon.-Fri.

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Sat, 2017-06-10 10:00
Aqua PA and PECO work, as well as work on the $2.9 million safety and travel improvement project, will affect traffic starting Monday.
Categories: Lower Merion

as seen on boot road…..

Chester County Ramblings - Sat, 2017-06-10 09:32

Are we o.k. with this Chester County? This is SuNOco, correct? Is it just me or is this like the rape of the land?

Categories: Pennsylvania

Drug Bust Shuts Main Line Chipotle / PHL17 Reporter Fired For Embarrassing Tirade / Escaped Prisoner Captured

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Sat, 2017-06-10 07:00
​Check out the top stories that made headlines this week across the Patch network in Pennsylvania.
Categories: Lower Merion

Prosecution Reportedly Rests Case In Bill Cosby Trial

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Fri, 2017-06-09 17:56
Breaking: after five days, the prosecution has rested their case in the Bill Cosby trial.
Categories: Lower Merion

Revolutionary-Era Bayonets Reportedly Unearthed In Valley Forge

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Fri, 2017-06-09 14:22
“I haven’t seen anything else like it in a single excavation."
Categories: Lower Merion

REMINDER: Wayne Music Fest Hitting The Main Line This Weekend

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Fri, 2017-06-09 13:44
Don't miss tons of bands on several stages, fireworks, food, and pre and post festival events. Oh yeah, it's FREE.
Categories: Lower Merion

Reminder: Alex's 'Original' Lemonade Stand Saturday At Penn Wynne Elementary

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Fri, 2017-06-09 13:43
Don't miss the event being held at the late Alexandra "Alex" Scott's own elementary school.
Categories: Lower Merion

Montgomery County Community College Receives $10K Grant For 'Gateway To College' Program

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Fri, 2017-06-09 12:44
The $10,000 grant will help the school's "Gateway to College" program which helps students who have dropped out of high school.
Categories: Lower Merion

Parents Sue TESD After Conestoga Aide Sex Abuse Case

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Fri, 2017-06-09 12:40
Arthur E. Phillips was accused of sexually assaulting a female Conestoga student several times. Now her parents are suing the district.
Categories: Lower Merion