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krapf school bus issues

Chester County Ramblings - Tue, 2015-04-21 16:35

 Meet school bus number 94 from the Krapf Bus Company. I was about a car length and a half behind this bus coming up to the stop sign of Collegeview and Morstein. Good thing I’m not a distracted driver, because this bus driver without warning and without really looking behind them threw it into reverse off Morstein to turn around and head in the opposite direction. Seriously, the bus was hauled around like it was a little sports car.

It must be a full moon for school buses from this company because when I was coming down Hershey’s Mill Road five minutes prior to this I was tailgated the entire way by bus 122 from the same company. 

Hershey’s Mill Road  is narrow and quite windy. I was going the speed limit. I am guessing that the bus was in a hurry to get to Villa Maria or something. But it doesn’t really matter, it’s kind of disconcerting to have a giant yellow school bus riding on your tail.

Fortunately I got to turn off so hurry hurry bus driver could be on their merry way. But to run into another Krapf’s driver with issues at Collegeview and Morstein was sort of like a full moon experience.

These bus drivers have a schedule to keep, I get that. But they  carrying precious cargo, so in addition to not hitting people on the road in their vehicles or coming close to doing that, they should have a care for the people’s children they are carrying.

Oh, and I’ve been noticing another bus related phenomenon  on King Road lately. People in an all fired hurry who seem to feel the need to pass the Septa buses when they stop around Immaculata and the William Henry apartments at high rates of speed. These people don’t even look to see where the people getting on and off the bus are crossing. And not even the enormous axle eating potholes on King Road seem to slow them down.

Thanks for stopping by.

Categories: Pennsylvania

Late Eats: Insomnia Cookies delivers hot cookies until to 3 a.m.

Main Line Times - Tue, 2015-04-21 16:10
RADNOR >> It’s 1 a.m. and you have an irresistible craving for something sweet.
Categories: Lower Merion

Montco commissioners send RFPs for design, construction of several bridges

Main Line Times - Tue, 2015-04-21 12:54
NORRISTOWN >> Sticking to their goal of fixing the county’s many structurally deficient bridges, the commissioners passed a resolution Thursday to authorize the advertisement of design and construction for several bridges in the county.
Categories: Lower Merion

Norman Carpet One recognizes 9/11 first responders

Main Line Times - Tue, 2015-04-21 12:39
It isn’t every day that a team of real-life heroes walks into your store, but that is what happened Friday morning at Norman Chaikin’s Norman Carpet One in Bryn Mawr.
Categories: Lower Merion

Art Director, Project Manager: Find a Job Near Ardmore

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Tue, 2015-04-21 11:39
Find a local job or post your own opening.
Categories: Lower Merion

County Approves Repair of Two Lower Merion Bridges

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Tue, 2015-04-21 09:48
The county commissioners seek to reduce the amount of structurally deficient bridges by 40 percent over the next two years.
Categories: Lower Merion

SEPTA seeks input for next year's budget; no fare hikes or service cuts are planned

Main Line Times - Tue, 2015-04-21 09:35
SEPTA will hold public hearings this week in each of the five-county service regions for comment on the $1.36 billion 2016 operating budget.
Categories: Lower Merion

The Daily Numbers for Tuesday, April 21

Heron's Nest - Tue, 2015-04-21 07:54
The Daily Numbers: 11 lives of heroin OD victims saved by use of overdose-reversing drug Narcan by Upper Darby police.

3 overdose victims saved by Upper Darby Officer Matt Lynch, a veteran who served a tour in Afghanistan.

276 bucks in costs and restitution, along with time served to 23 months for a former Sharon Hill committeeman who pleaded guilty to pot charges.

400 marijuana plants that were seized in a raid on the man’s home.

4-3 vote by Colwyn Borough Council to name borough recording secretary Sarita Jackson the new Right-to-Know Officer.

3 signatures that now will be required on all Colwyn Borough checks.

5 years probation for Philly woman who pleaded guilty in a stabbing and hit-run case in Darby Borough.

160 million dollars in additional funding for the Philadelphia School District under Gov. Tom Wolf’s budget plan. School officials yesterday said they could not make any more cuts.

6 police officers in Baltimore suspended in another incident that led to the death of a 23-year-old man who suffered a severe spinal cord injury.

6 people in Minnesota charged with trying to join the terrorist group Islamic State.

208.63 point jump for the Dow Jones yesterday.

1-6 mark compiles by Phillies on their recent road trip.

2 of the 3 worst records in baseball collide tonight when Phils host the Miami Marlins.

4-9 mark for the Phils; just 3-10 for the Marlins.

2-10 record for Milwaukee, only team in MLB that is worse.

2 hours, 19 minutes, 17 seconds for men’s Boston Marathon winner Lelisa Desisa.

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

Raise your hand if you don’t think Tim Tebow will ever take a snap in a regular season NFL game with the Eagles. I’m with you. Do the same if you’d answer the same way about Sam Bradford.

I Don’t Get It: They are making progress in Colwyn. There was only minor yelling at last night’s meeting.

Today’s Upper: Kudos to Upper Darby Officer Matt Lynch. He has now saved the lives of three people suffering from a heroin overdose by administering Narcan.

Quote Box: “Narcan is a great tool to save lives, but it doesn't stop addiction.”

- Upper Darby Police Superintendent Mike Chitwood.
Categories: Pennsylvania

Chitwood makes good point when it comes to saving lives with Narcan

Heron's Nest - Tue, 2015-04-21 07:08
No one has been a bigger booster of David's Law than us.

That's the measure that does two very important things in the war on the ever-increasing problem of heroin overdoses. First, it allows someone who is in the company of a person suffering an overdose to call 911 without fear of prosecution. Second, it has put the overdose-reversing drug Naloxone in the hands of police who are often the first to respond or encounter someone suffering an overdose.

It is absolutely saving lives.

More proof of that comes from Upper Darby, where police now say they already have saved their 11th person suffering a heroin overdose. But Police Superintendent Mike Chitwood asks a very good question: What happens after the person is revived. Chitwood wants more money and effort put into treatment of addiction. This week Chitwood noted that police saved a man from an OD, only to learn the man suffered another fatal overdose three days later. "Narcan (the generic form of Naloxone) is a great tool to save lives, but it doesn't stop addiction," Chitwood said. Good point.
Categories: Pennsylvania

Stirring the 'pot' in Delco

Heron's Nest - Tue, 2015-04-21 06:52
It did not occur to me when I first heard the story from our court reporter Alex Rose.

It was not until I was prepping for our final 5 p.m. news meeting yesterday that the oddity of today's lead story hit me.

Former Sharon Hill committeeman Kenneth Soderland was in court yesterday to enter a guilty plea on drug charges. Police had raided his home and found a cache of pot plants.

But Soderland insisted there was nothing criminal in his intent, that he used the marijuana if not for 'holistic' reasons, but to help people who were suffering and in pain.

"I never charged anybody anything," he told the judge.

I believe him.

And the oddity in this story taking place yesterday.

It was Aril 20. Yes, 4-20, the day many folks take time to celebrate the wonders of pot.
Categories: Pennsylvania

Maybe Phils should jump in on Tebow mania

Heron's Nest - Tue, 2015-04-21 06:21
Something for Philly sports fans to ponder while we try to figure out exactly how - or maybe if - Chip Kelly actually plans to use Tim Tebow.

Across the street, it will be fascinating to see how many fans show up tonight to see two of the three worst teams in Major League Baseball.

The Phillies, at a less than sparkling 4-10, host the Miami Marlins, who actually are one game worse at 3-10.

The only team with a worse record is the lowly Milwaukee Brewers, who check in at a less than lusty 2-10.

I'll put the over/under on tonight's attendance at 15,000.

I'm taking the under.

Maybe the Phils should have Tim Tebow throw out the first pitch. Or better yet give out Tim Tebow bobbleheads. I have to admit I am not sure what Chip Kelly has in mind with the former Heisman Trophy winner. A part of me actually thinks he does some of this just to keep people off guard.

Then again, he knows as well as anyone how much his team struggled in short-yardage situations and the Red Zone last year. The failure to punch the ball into the end zone from the 1-yard-line cost him two games against Arizona and San Francisco. And it's likely a part of the reason LeSean McCoy no longer plays in Philadelphia.

But I will be surprised if Tebow ever takes a snap for the Eagles in a regular season game.

Then again, I'm still not sure you can't say the same thing about Sam Bradford.
Categories: Pennsylvania

highway clouds on 202

Chester County Ramblings - Mon, 2015-04-20 19:24

Route 202 a little while ago…yes I was a passenger not the driver…

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Survey: Lower Merion Music Education Among Nation's Best

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Mon, 2015-04-20 13:56
The NAMM Foundation's annual survey named Lower Merion School District as one of the best in the United States.
Categories: Lower Merion

NarbEarth Day set for April 25

Main Line Times - Mon, 2015-04-20 13:35
Earth Day is Wednesday, April 22 but for locals who want to celebrate like a Narb, that Saturday will be the day to support environmental protection.
Categories: Lower Merion

Narberth Day set for April 25

Main Line Times - Mon, 2015-04-20 11:12
Earth Day is Wednesday, April 22 but for locals who want to celebrate like a Narb, that Saturday will be the day to support environmental protection.
Categories: Lower Merion

Three Republicans campaign for 2 Montgomery County commissioner spots

Main Line Times - Mon, 2015-04-20 11:12
NORRISTOWN >> Many running in May’s primary elections will get through to be placed on the ballots in the general election in November.
Categories: Lower Merion

Lower Merion police charge man for assault at Lankenau Hospital

Main Line Times - Mon, 2015-04-20 10:02
Lower Merion police charged a man in connection with an attack on hospital staff in the Emergency Department at Lankenau Hospital April 8 at 4:23 a.m.
Categories: Lower Merion

SEPTA seeks input for next year's budget; no fare hikes or service cuts are planned

Main Line Times - Mon, 2015-04-20 09:47
SEPTA will hold public hearings this week in each of the five-county service regions for comment on the $1.36 billion 2016 operating budget.
Categories: Lower Merion

Meet the Candidates: Lower Merion Wards 3, 9 and 13 commissioner candidates face off

Main Line Times - Mon, 2015-04-20 09:47
BALA CYNWYD >> The number of new apartments, with other development, under construction or in the pipeline for the area was the dominant topic at a candidate forum this week in Bala Cynwyd.
Categories: Lower Merion

Heavy Rain Closes Lower Merion Fords, Athletic Fields

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Mon, 2015-04-20 09:34
Heavy rains Monday urged the township to close the fords and saturated fields.
Categories: Lower Merion