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Conshohocken State Road fully re-opens after paving project completion

Main Line Times - Wed, 2014-09-10 13:41
Lower Merion Township Milling and paving operations on Conshohocken State Road, between Spring Mill Road and Hollow Road in Gladwyne, are now complete.
Categories: Lower Merion

The Pennsylvania Victims of Sept. 11

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Wed, 2014-09-10 13:39
On the anniversary of the attacks, remembering those from the Keystone State who lost their lives.
Categories: Lower Merion

The Daily Salvo for September 10, 2014 - "Sunday Stroll"

The Daily Salvo - Wed, 2014-09-10 12:13
The Daily Salvo for September 10, 2014 - "Sunday Stroll"
On September 28th enjoy a Sunday stroll in support of society's most vulnerable at the Philadelphia Walk for Life. From: The Daily Salvo Views: 1 0 ratings Time: 01:01 More in News & Politics

Tim Krieger voted to authorize more debt for Pennsylvania’s Forgotten Taxpayers

The Liberty Blog - Wed, 2014-09-10 10:46

       Tim Krieger   voted to authorize more $1,781,373,000 debt on the Pennsylvania Taxpayers. He was NOT  one of 22 voting NAY including 8 Democrats. Everyone in Republican Leadership voted YEA for more debt.

 Act 128 of 2014 is the Capital Budget Act and authorizes incurring debt  

Fiscal Note House Committee on Appropriations: “Estimated annual debt service assuming the same interest rate and level annual debt service would be $6,878,000 for twenty years. If the full authorization of $1,295,000,000 were sold at an interest rate of 3.25%, total estimated debt service would be $1,781,373,000 or $89,069,000 each year for twenty years.”

The House votes on  Act 128 of 2014

   Disappointingly, Reps DUNBAR EVANKOVICH, KRIEGER (odd, Rep. Krieger is usually votes for the taxpayer) GABLER , REGAN(York) SACCONE, SANKEY  THEN ENTIRE PRO-LIFE LANCASTER DELEGATION voted YEA. These are not the Forgotten Taxpayers’ friends. 

 The Good Guys are Reps. BLOOM COX EMRICK GILLEN KNOWLES LAWRENCE MACKENZIE (Lehigh)  MALONEY MCGINNIS METCALFE METZGAR SIMMONS(Lehigh)  AND TRUITT

 

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Tim Krieger votes to redistribute The Forgotten Taxpayer’s dollars to multi-billion dollar private corporation with 1% President.

The Liberty Blog - Wed, 2014-09-10 10:46

Republican Tim Krieger voted to redistribute 10s of millions taxpayer money to liberal academics at UPENN because President Gutmann is not paid enough.  House Vote Appropriations Act 15A 26 June 2014. Rep. Krieger (along with the majority of Republicans and Democrats)  has voted to redistribute millions of taxpayer dollars to multi-billion dollar private corporations already privileged with tax-exempt, non-profit status as he has done every year since he took office in 2011.

                                                                                 Tim Krieger District 57 Republican, serving Westmoreland County (Part)

Member of the House 2009 to date

 

   Cui Bono from taxpayers’ subsidies?  UPENN 1% President Amy Gutmann             The Profitable Non-Profits pay well:  UPENN president gets 35% percent pay raise to $2.8M. Did Pennsylvania’s taxpayers get a 35% pay increase? Who gets increases like that?  Let them eat cake, the taxpayers should be honored to pay us.

 

REPUBLICANS EMRICK KELLER, F. MCGINNIS METCALFE MOUL VOTED NAY as did DEMOCRATS HALUSKA MULLERY PETRARCA YOUNGBLOOD.

 REPUBLICANS BLOOM DUNBAR EVANOVICH GILLEN SACCONE KRIEGER TRUITT continue to disappoint. 

 

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Police: Attempted Burglary on Montgomery Ave.

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Wed, 2014-09-10 10:14
A window screen was cut, police said.
Categories: Lower Merion

Old Forest Road Home Among Those For Sale in Wynnewood

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Wed, 2014-09-10 10:03
Find other properties for sale in Ardmore, Merion and Wynnewood from our partners at Zillow.
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The Daily Numbers for Wednesday, Sept. 10

Heron's Nest - Wed, 2014-09-10 08:37
The Daily Numbers: 22 years in prison for a pediatrician who shot her former partner outside a home in Middletown.

2 children the couple had before splitting up.

3 gunshots fired by Dr. Lauren Daley into her former partner, Margaret Grover.

150 members of the Ridley teachers union who took part in informational picketing last night outside the Back to School Night at Ridley Middle School. They’ve been without a contract since school let out last June.

3.92 pay hike for teachers in Wallingford-Swarthmore that was OK’d by the school board.

5-4 vote to approve the increases.

800,000 dollars, how much one board member said the deal will wind up costing the district.

25, age of resident of Laurel Manor Apartments in Upper Darby who has been charged in Peeping Tom incidents in the neighborhood.

1 off-duty Radnor police officer who is believed to have taken his own life in the parking lot of the township police department.

1,000 dollars each, how much clip-on video cameras cost that Upper Darby is planning to issue to police officers.

10,000 how much several citizens in Radnor have lost to scammers using several familiar ruses.

20 people who gathered outside a sporting goods store in Lower Chichester yesterday to push for an end to illegal straw gun sales.

103,000, average annual pay for a full-time R.N. at Crozer-Chester Medical Center, according to a new ad being run by the hospital.

167,803 dollars a year, top pay for an R.N. at Crozer.

97.55 dip for stock market yesterday.

4.7 and 5.5 inch screen on 2 new iPhones rolled out by Apple yesterday.

349 bucks, what it will cost you if you want to snag one of Apple’s new smart watches.

12, age of boy in wheelchair who was bullied and beaten by 2 teens in Delaware.

8 weeks, how long Evan Mathis is expected to be out of the lineup for Eagles with an MCL knee issue.

2 Eagles, Allen Barbre and Najee Goode, who will miss the rest of the season. Barbre has ankle issue; Goode messed up his pectoral muscle.

4-3 win for the Phillies last night over the Pirates.

10 wins in their last 15 games for the Phils. Too little, too late unfortunately.

3 up 3 down for Phillies reliever Ken Giles in the 8th.

20 straight batters the fireballing reliever has now retired.

Call me a Phanatic: A look at the ups and downs of being a Philadelphia sports fan.Raise your hand if you believe Roger Goodell? Yeah, me neither.

I Don’t Get It: Forget a man striking a woman. People should not be hitting each other regardless.

Today’s Upper: Kudos to Upper Darby, which is moving to make clip-on video cameras part of police officers’ uniforms.

Quote Box: “She’s not done. She won’t be done until I’m dead.”

- Margaret Grover, shooting victim testifying at sentencing of her former partner, Dr. Lauren Daly.
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'Live From the Newsroom' hits the campaign trail

Heron's Nest - Wed, 2014-09-10 07:44
With Labor Day in the rear-view mirror, campaign season is in full swing.

Tonight we'll take our live-stream Internet broadcast, 'Live From the Newsroom,' and hit the campaign trail as we talk about the candidates and issues that will be in the spotlight for the next two months.

We'll be joined by Delaware County Republican Party Chairman Andy Reilly and a spokesman for county Democrats as we run down the ballot.

Right there at the top of the list will be the battle royal being waged for the governor's mansion between incumbent Republican Gov. Tom Corbett and Democratic challenger York businessman Tom Wolf.

We'll get to the bottom of one of the key issues in this campaign, who exactly is responsible for the brutal funding cuts that took place in the first couple of years of Corbett's first term. Democrats insist Corbett cut a billion dollars; the governor says that's a life, that it was the federal government that ended the federal stimulus funds that former Gov. Ed Rendell was using to hide his own cuts.

We'll also talk about what likely will be the highest profile legislative race in the state, which will be waged right here in Delaware County. That would be the 26th District state Senate race between County Council Chairman Tom McGarrigle and Democrat union leader John Kane. They are looking to fill the seat being vacated by the retiring Sen. Ted Erickson.

Do you have a question about one of the races or another aspect of the Delco vote?

Email them to me at editor@delcotimes.com and I'll put it to our panel.

Then tune in tonight at 7 at DelcoTimes.com as we kick off the fall campaign.

Don't sit on the sidelines. Join the conversation.
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The punch that rocked the NFL

Heron's Nest - Wed, 2014-09-10 07:12
Roger Goodell has spoken.

The question is, does anyone believe him?

Goodell is the emperor of the NFL, a multi-billion dollar empire. But in the aftermath of the release of a video that shows Baltimore Ravens star running back cold-cocking his then-girlfriend in the elevator of an Atlantic City, knocking her out in the process, it appears the emperor is not wearing any clothes.

Goodell offered a TV interview last night, saying no one connected with the league had viewed the tape before it exploded on the website TMZ.com on Monday morning, coincidentally the first morning after the start of another regular NFL season.

As heinous as Rice's action on the video clearly are, this story really is no longer about him.

It's about Goodell, and the NFL, and how they reacted to what was a clear case of domestic abuse.

There's a lot of moving parts in this story. Yesterday Rice's then-girlfriend, now wife, castigated the media for making the couple "relive a moment in our lives that we regret every day." She called the media's behavior "a horrible thing."

Those words might also be used to describe the way Goodell and the NFL reacted to this story, both initially after a video first aired showing Rice dragging an unconscious Janay Palmer from an elevator in Atlantic City.

Goodell has gotten on thing right in this entire sordid affair. After public opinion exploded when the NFL initially issued only a two-game suspension, a harried Goodell finally admitted, "We did not get this right."

No kidding.

He hasn't gotten much right since.

Goodell may very well be correct in that nobody from the league saw the video before Monday.

They should have. In fact, you have to wonder how much they actually wanted to see it.

It stands to reason that if there was surveillance video of Rice dragging Palmer from the elevator, wouldn't you want to know if there was video of what happened inside the elevator.

Goodell yesterday said the NFL assumed exactly that.

"We assumed there was video," he said. "We asked for video. But we were never granted that opportunity."

Apparently TMZ was, but then again they deal in something Goodell and the NFL is intimately aware of - money.

So we're to believe that TMZ was able to acquire the video, but the NFL was not.

Yeah, right.

Rice has now been suspended "indefinitely." He was released by the Ravens after the new video came to light on Monday. There are also questions about how Rice was able to enter a special probationary program after being charged with assault in the incident.

If nothing else, with a single punch, Ray Rice has shoved a topic that is too often only whispered about in private onto a national stage.

Roger Goodell might find it a bit more difficult to knock out the questions about the way the league has handled this ugly incident.
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Shops, restaurants and services to show off for Ardmore Open House

Main Line Times - Wed, 2014-09-10 00:02
Ardmore is putting out the welcome mat this month – in a big way.
Categories: Lower Merion

Warden: Staff errors responsible for Montco prison escape

Main Line Times - Tue, 2014-09-09 23:37
NORRISTOWN — The failure of correctional officers and supervisors to follow prison protocol played a large part in 23-year-old Raehib Hankerson’s Labor Day escape from Montgomery County Correctional Facility, Warden Julio Algarin said Tuesday.
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DUI checkpoint set in Haverford

Main Line Times - Tue, 2014-09-09 23:18
The Northern Delaware County DUI Taskforce will be conducting a DUI checkpoint in Haverford Township during the upcoming weekend, beginning on Sept. 12.
Categories: Lower Merion

Delaware pediatrician sentenced to more than 22 years in prison for trying to kill ex-lover in Delco

Main Line Times - Tue, 2014-09-09 23:06
MEDIA COURTHOUSE — A Delaware pediatrician was sentenced to more than 22 years in a state correctional facility Tuesday for the attempted murder of her former partner on Memorial Day 2013.
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To those attending the PAGOP fall dinner

PA Watercooler - Tue, 2014-09-09 21:26
Please mention the Shaneen Allen case to Governor Christie, and implore him to take whatever action is necessary, up to and including a pardon. Also, donate.
Categories: Pennsylvania, Politics

Lower Merion Police Issue Scam Alert

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Tue, 2014-09-09 17:46
The telephone scams involve Green Dot MoneyPak card-cash transfers.
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Pennsylvania Colleges Clean Up in U.S. News Rankings

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Tue, 2014-09-09 17:05
Pennsylvania colleges and universities earned a number of the top spots.
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PennDOT, State Farm Partner For Roving Safety Patrols

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Tue, 2014-09-09 16:43
The sponsorship will offset about 11 percent of annual cost of the $4 million service, which will now be called the State Farm Safety Patrol
Categories: Lower Merion

Montco sheriff warns of new phone scam

Main Line Times - Tue, 2014-09-09 16:33
COURTHOUSE — One Montgomery County couple has been bilked out of $600 from a new phone scam in which callers pretend to be deputies from the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department and tell victims if they do not pay, a warrant will be issued for their arrest.
Categories: Lower Merion

Judge: Andy Reid's press conference inadmissible evidence at son's civil trial

Main Line Times - Tue, 2014-09-09 16:33
NORRISTOWN — The likelihood that former Eagles head coach Andy Reid will testify this month at his son’s civil trial in connection with an alleged road-rage incident appears slim after a judge ruled footage from a press conference by the coach isn’t admissible as trial evidence.
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