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Eight Baldwin School students named National Merit Scholarship finalists

Main Line Times - Tue, 2015-05-19 13:09
The Baldwin School is pleased to announce that eight members of the Class of 2015 have been recognized as National Merit Scholarship Program finalists. Front Row (Left to Right): Rachel Dichter (Radnor), Ting Fang (Frazer), and Hannah Tipperman (Devon). Back Row (Left to Right): Sherrie Li (Kennett Square), Jasmine Syed (Malvern), Ali Thaler (Ardmore), Caroline Cai (Bryn Mawr), and Rachel Zachian (Villanova).
Categories: Lower Merion

Police: Suspect Stole Envelope of Cash at Lankenau Hospital

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Tue, 2015-05-19 12:54
Lower Merion police say a man pocketed an envelope of money mistakenly left behind at Lankenau Hospital in Wynnewood.
Categories: Lower Merion

vote for change TODAY west vincent

Chester County Ramblings - Tue, 2015-05-19 12:13

I do not really dabble in politics the way I used to. But when I see something that is enough of a sense of wrong for lack of a better description, well, I say something.

See that picture above? It is a still from a public meeting in West Vincent Township.  See that man flipping the audience or whomever the bird? That is Farmer Supervisor Roadmaster Ken Miller isn’t it? It’s from a website called Stop Ken Miller.

West Vincent, THAT is what you have had representing you for what? 22 years? Today is the chance of a lifetime. Today you can vote him OUT of office. As in #RetireTheRoadmaster.

Please note that I do not live in West Vincent.  I have nothing to do with the election websites, but between this distasteful photo of a current sitting elected official and his letter overnight or whatever saying his honorable opponent (who is actually honorable) wouldn’t debate him which is factually inaccurate, added to the years of petty tyranny, well West Vincent isn’t it time to free yourselves from the chains which bind you most unfairly as residents?

Here is what just came out courtesy of Chickenman:

Hi

I see that Ken Miller has sent out one last letter, again not telling the truth. He states,” In addition, the League of Women Voters offered to set up a debate between my opponent and myself more than a month ago. I accepted their invitation, my opponent declined”.

Poor Ken can’t even tell the truth about something as simple as this. The League of Women Voters were late contacting Mike (May 9th) and they then said that it was too late to arrange a debate.

It was The League of Women Voters who turned down the debate, not Mike Schneider.

Sad that Ken has to try to use this as a crutch while he claims he won’t lower himself to mudslinging. It seems he is the only one doing it. Remember, I give the proof.  Here is a link to the audio from a phone call the League made to Mike. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y7mUsj5i_nI&feature=youtu.be

Please get out and vote today for Mike Schneider to let people know you support him.

Best wishes

Chickenman

For what it is worth, I actually have met and spoken with Mike Schneider.  He is honest, smart, honorable, and running for the right reasons. He wishes to serve the residents of West Vincent, not serve himself.

So West Vincent, you have a choice. You can be sheeple and ostriches and pretend everything in Glocca Morra is fine, or you can be real and vote in some new political blood.  In my humble opinion, you will be doing yourselves a favor by voting for Mike Schneider.

Vote for change in West Vincent. Change the faces of who govern you and enact positive change, a reality all residents can benefit from.  After all, government and elected officials are supposed to work for you, not you for them.

At the end of the day if I lived in your municipality I would like a little more from my elected officials than flipping residents and taxpayers their middle finger like they are in middle school.

Just saying.

Get out and vote.

Polls are open for hours.


Categories: Pennsylvania

Case Manager, Nursing Director: Find a Job in Ardmore

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Tue, 2015-05-19 11:29
Find a local job or post your own opening.
Categories: Lower Merion

Police say man took cash left in an envelope at Lankenau Hospital

Main Line Times - Tue, 2015-05-19 11:19
Lower Merion police are looking for a man who was seen on surveillance footage taking an envelope containing cash at Lankenau Hospital two weeks ago.
Categories: Lower Merion

The Palmer apartments open in Wynnewood with bow to a history of elegance

Main Line Times - Tue, 2015-05-19 11:19
WYNNEWOOD >> As a fiery sun set May 7, guests mingled on a stone terrace overlooking a pristine swimming pool, much as they would have nearly 90 years ago.
Categories: Lower Merion

Court deems former Montgomery County Republican Chairman Robert Kerns a sexually violent predator

Main Line Times - Tue, 2015-05-19 11:19
COURTHOUSE >> The former head of the Montgomery County Republican Committee who pleaded no contest in November 2014 to charges of indecently assaulting a woman who worked at his law firm was deemed a sexually violent predator by the court on Friday.
Categories: Lower Merion

2015 Primary Elections: Campaign finance issue in some LM races

Main Line Times - Tue, 2015-05-19 10:53
ARDMORE >> With controversy simmering over billboard and newspaper ads and contributions from a donor with ties to two major institutions in the township, campaign finances in some of the 2015 primary races for seats on the Lower Merion Board of Commissioners are getting unusually intense scrutiny.
Categories: Lower Merion

PennDOT Urges Ardmore Drivers to 'Click it or Ticket'

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Tue, 2015-05-19 10:26
The Pennsylvania State Police will be on the lookout for motorists who are not following the safety belt and child restraint laws.
Categories: Lower Merion

Update: Counting their blessings: Hotel owners celebrate visit from Pope Francis

Main Line Times - Tue, 2015-05-19 10:04
For many area Catholics, the visit of Pope Francis in September provides the spiritual opportunity of a lifetime.
Categories: Lower Merion

Memorial Campaign Launched for Amtrak Victim

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Tue, 2015-05-19 09:01
The campaign in honor of Rachel Jacobs, which had already raised $15,000 by Monday afternoon, will fund a community-building charity.
Categories: Lower Merion

The Daily Numbers for Tuesday, May 19 (Primary Election Day Edition)

Heron's Nest - Tue, 2015-05-19 07:00
The Daily Numbers: 15 to 20 percent turnout expected today in Delco for Primary Election. Just shameful.

3 seats up for grabs on Delaware County Council. 3 Republicans are on ballot; 3 Democrats will try to get on November ballot by write-ins after their nominating petitions were tossed out.

2 Democrats in race for Chester mayor. Incumbent Mayor John Linder is being challenged by longtime state Rep. Thaddeus Kirkland.

3 seats available on the state Supreme Court.

6 Democrats and 6 Republicans seeking nominations for those seats.

1 seat being contested for state Commonwealth Court.

1 seat on state Superior Court.

6 Democrats battling for Democratic nomination for mayor in Philadelphia.

2.5 million dollars pumped into campaign of Jim Kenney by labor groups.

6.8 million dollars poured into Anthony Williams’ coffers by group backing school choice and charter schools.

1 Republican for mayor on the ballot.

36, age of the GOP standard bearer Melissa Murray Bailey, who will face an uphill quest in the fall with the huge Dem majority in the city.

7-1 Dem voter edge in the city.

169,376 registered Dems in Delco, to 164,649 registered Republicans.

7 a.m.-8 p.m. hours that polls will be open in Pa.

610-344-6410, number for Delaware County Election Bureau to report any problems at the polls.

Call me a Phanatic: A look at the ups and downs of being a Philadelphia sports fan.We pack sports stadiums and yet we can’t manage to get out and vote. It doesn’t add up.

I Don’t Get It: Almost 43 of every 4 registered voters in Delco will fail to get out to the polls. I don’t get it.

Today’s Upper: Kudos to those who exercise their constitutional rights today.

Quote Box: No more campaign quotes. It’s time to vote.
Categories: Pennsylvania

Welcome to Primary Election Day 2015

Heron's Nest - Tue, 2015-05-19 06:07
Welcome to Primary Election Day 2015.

No, they haven't transferred voting to London.

Yes, it is foggy out there. We're looking at a moist, muggy day for voting here in Delaware County.

So have you cast your ballot yet? Well, if you have, unless you cast an absentee ballot, I'd like to know how, since the polls don't open for another hour.

It does not look like people will be breaking down the doors to vote, despite the fact that three seats on Delaware County Council are up for grabs and both parties are fielding trios of candidates.

There also is a big race in Chester, where incumbent Mayor John Linder is being challenged in the Democratic primary by longtime state Rep. Thaddeus Kirkland.

Still, both party leaders are expecting voters to stay away in droves.

We will have a live Election Day blog up and running later this morning - and we want you to join our coverage.

We want to know if you voted and why. How many people were at the polls when you showed up. Any problems? Shoot a photo. Take a video. Then Tweet it with the hashtag #Delcovote. We'll collect all those items in our live Election Day blog.

Start the countdown.

Polls open in about 55 minutes.

Make sure you vote. Then tell is about it.
Categories: Pennsylvania

Where to Vote Tuesday in Ardmore

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Mon, 2015-05-18 23:26
Find your polling place before you cast your vote in Tuesday's primary election day.
Categories: Lower Merion

Primary Election 2015: Lower Merion BOC candidates guide

Main Line Times - Mon, 2015-05-18 12:21
Also see: Lower Merion Ward 7, 9 elections guide
Categories: Lower Merion

Elections 2015: Contested races this year in Ward 7 and Ward 9

Main Line Times - Mon, 2015-05-18 12:17
Ward 7 Elizabeth Rogan, AICP (Incumbent) Party >> Democrat Age >> 56 Years of residence >> 18 Education >> Master of Landscape Architecture (MLA) from Syracuse University and the State University of N.Y., College of Environmental Sciences and Forestry., Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Environmental Studies and Biology from the State University of N.Y., Binghamton. Masters in Landscape Architecture; Bachelors in Environmental Studies and Biology.
Categories: Lower Merion

Primary Election 2015: Meet the Lower Merion School Board candidates

Main Line Times - Mon, 2015-05-18 12:17
Subha Robinson Party >> Democrats Age >> 49 Years of residence >> 19 Education >> MS Accounting, Pace University; BA Biology Washington University
Categories: Lower Merion

What Is The Most Distinctive Cause Of Death In Ardmore?

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Mon, 2015-05-18 12:13
A new study by the Centers for Disease Control lists the most unusual - the most definitive - ways to die in each state in the country.
Categories: Lower Merion

VIDEO: Philadelphia Amtrak crash witness 'heard a loud kaboom'

Main Line Times - Mon, 2015-05-18 11:56
An Amtrak train derailed in Philadelphia Tuesday night, injuring hundreds and killing 5. Here’s a witness' account. 
Categories: Lower Merion

Counting their blessings: Hotel owners celebrate visit from Pope Francis

Main Line Times - Mon, 2015-05-18 11:50
For many area Catholics, the visit of Pope Francis in September provides the spiritual opportunity of a lifetime.
Categories: Lower Merion