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Your early morning roads report

Heron's Nest - Thu, 2014-12-11 04:59

Yes, those showers turned white overnight. In other words, depending on where you live, there is a coating of snow, at least on the ground.

If you have not dug out your brush and scraper yet, you'll need it this morning. You likely will be greeted by a dusting of snow on your car.

That's the bad news - unless you are one of those people who enjoy this weather and all the talk of a white Christmas.

The good news is that road conditions are not affected all that much, at least the ones I just traveled.

The majors, such as West Chester Pike and the Route 1 Bypass, are for the most part just wet.

That does not go for your driveway, your development and some side roads. I found some slush and some roads that were actually covered. Again I am always thankful that I don't have to travel during rush hour. I am guessing it will likely be a mess, simply because people panic at the sight of even a trace of snow.

Take my word for it. The roads are fine, for the most part just wet with a few slushy spots on the side roads.

Your biggest job this morning will be brushing off the windshield, and of course brushing aside the hyperventilating TV folks who are delighted with this latest turn of the weather.
Categories: Pennsylvania

Wolf Staffs Key Positions

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Wed, 2014-12-10 21:50
"These senior members of my team ... are seasoned and have deep relationships on both sides of the aisle,” Wolf said.
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o tannenbaum

Chester County Ramblings - Wed, 2014-12-10 20:21

Why is it every year when I am either baking Christmas cookies or we are decorating the Christmas tree it seems like whatever music I am listening to is all the more vibrant and special ? I’m guessing it’s just the act of doing something happy for your friends and family that makes it so.

The Christmas tree is up. It’s such a happy feeling to decorate a tree! How can you not help but smile?

I love my vintage ornaments collected here and there over the years. I love opening the boxes of ornaments from my childhood with my father’s handwriting on the top of the boxes. So many memories of Christmas trees past go into the creation of the current tree.

I love Christmas. I feel very sorry for the people who can’t see the beauty and joy of the season. There is so much to be happy for that I just don’t get the people that are so miserable this time of year. They are missing so much.

This Christmas season I am not only grateful and happy for my loved ones, but for my friends old and new. And I think somehow, that Christmas is all the more magical and beautiful due to living in Chester County.

Feel free to share your holiday decorating on the Chester County Ramblings Facebook page.

May the spirit of Christmas bring you peace, The gladness of Christmas give you hope, The warmth of Christmas grant you love.

Categories: Pennsylvania

Search for College Student, New Jaguars, Philly Mourns Firefighter

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Wed, 2014-12-10 20:01
Plus, a guidance counselor in Bucks County is being investigated for an alleged "violent" Facebook post.
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Photo: Ardmore firefighters free child's finger stuck in vending machine

Main Line Times - Wed, 2014-12-10 18:25
Ardmore firefighters responded to Rittenhouse Place Laundromat around 3 p.m. Wednesday where a child's finger was stuck in the coin macine.
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The DailySalvo for December 9, 2014 - "Triple-Time, Double-Whammy"

The Daily Salvo - Wed, 2014-12-10 15:54
The DailySalvo for December 9, 2014 - "Triple-Time, Double-Whammy"
Mandatory triple-time pay will lead to a double-whammy for American workers and consumers. From: The Daily Salvo Views: 3 0 ratings Time: 01:01 More in News & Politics

Santorum Running for President (Again) in 2016

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Wed, 2014-12-10 15:44
The former U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania says things will be different this time.
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Q and A with Dr. Eric Rosenbaum and Dr. AnnMarie Thomas

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Wed, 2014-12-10 14:39
Q and A with Dr. Eric Rosenbaum and Dr. AnnMarie Thomas
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$659K Charles Lane Home for Sale in Wynnewood

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Wed, 2014-12-10 13:26
Find other properties for sale in Ardmore, Merion and Wynnewood from our partners at Zillow.
Categories: Lower Merion

Narberth council appoints several to boards, commissions

Main Line Times - Wed, 2014-12-10 09:36
NARBERTH >> Following interviews earlier this month, Narberth Council voted Dec. 8 to approve a number of appointments and reappointments to borough boards and commissions to fill vacancies as terms expire this year. Votes in all cases were unanimous.
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PHOTOS: All Black Lives Matter 'Die in' held in Bryn Mawr during evening rush hour

Main Line Times - Wed, 2014-12-10 09:31
Following protests throughout the country after a recent grand jury decisions in New York City and Ferguson, Mo., students from Main Line colleges held a "die in" Monday at Lancaster and Elliot avenues in Lower Merion.
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BUSINESS: Narberth-Ardmore native calling on donors to kickstart The Mantle

Main Line Times - Wed, 2014-12-10 09:31
NARBERTH >> Is it possible to make a fashion statement that is socially and environmentally responsible?
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UPDATED: The last picture show: Bala Theater abruptly goes dark

Main Line Times - Wed, 2014-12-10 07:58
Note: This story has been updated to include a statement from the owners of the theater building.
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The Daily Numbers for Wednesday, Dec. 10

Heron's Nest - Wed, 2014-12-10 07:37
The Daily Numbers: 49, age of Richard Plotts, who entered not guilty plea yesterday in connection to shooting that killed his caseworkers at Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital in Darby, and also wounded a psychologist.

3 men being sought after an armed home invasion in Darby Borough late last night.

338.5 million dollar budget that will get the OK from Delaware County Council today.

0 tax hike for Delco residents

805 dollars that rolled into the Daily Times Merry Christmas fund yesterday.

3,535 dollars in the bucket as we head toward our goal of $60,000 for the Chester Salvation Army.

51, age of man whose body was discovered in the bed of his pickup truck in the parking lot of a Clifton Heights apartment complex. He died of crushing injuries.

54, age of Marie Reyes Garcia-Pellon, who was found guilty but mentally ill by a Delaware County judge yesterday in the stabbing death of her husband, a former Penn hoops star.

0 tax hike in the budget for Rutledge borough.

1 female firefighter who has been killed in the line of duty.

11 year veteran Joyce Craig Lewis was killed in a blaze in the Mount Airy section of the city yesterday.

16 and 16 months, ages of children she leaves behind.

65,000 dollars, how much is now being offered for information on the whereabouts of missing college student Shane Montgomery.

3.5 cents per gallon dip in gas prices at pump in Philly region in last week.

2.89 a gallon, average price for gas in survey of 979 outlets.

6.7 cent dip in prices nationwide, with $2.69 the average price.

158 million dollars in tax breaks to lure Subaru and Cooper Medicine back into Camden.

9,900 jobs lost in Atlantic City in the 12 months ending Oct. 31.

190 million dollar library being planned for the Temple campus

73-59 win for No. 7 Villanova over Illinois last night.

18 points for Dylan Ennis.

3-2 win in OT for Blue Jackets over the Flyers.

2 goals for Brayden Shenn

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

Don’t look now, but this could be a very big year for Villanova basketball. The ‘Cats are undefeated, ranked No. 7 in the nation and last night rolled over Illinois in the Big Apple

I Don’t Get It: Still no clues to the mystery of Shane Montgomery.

Today’s Upper: No tax hike in the Delaware County budget.

Quote Box: “I think it’s an appropriate verdict under the circumstances.”

- Attorney Tom Bergstrom, on the guilty but mentally ill decision for his client in the stabbing death of her husband.
Categories: Pennsylvania

Where is Shane Montgomery?

Heron's Nest - Wed, 2014-12-10 06:51
There is no end to the agony being endured by the family of Shane Montgomery.

By now you know his name. And his face.

What we don't know is where he is.

The 21-year-old West Chester University student stepped out of Kildare's Irish Pub in Manayunk just before closing time early after a night out with friends on the traditional gathering night on Thanksgiving Eve.

He has not been seen since.

Now a reward fund seeking information in the case has reached $65,000.

But there remains no sign of Shane.

I can't imagine the ordeal his family is going through.

Get the latest update on the investigation and his family and friends' attempts to learn what happened to Shane here.
Categories: Pennsylvania

An early gift from Delco Council

Heron's Nest - Wed, 2014-12-10 06:44
Merry Christmas, Delaware County.

Your County Council is going to give you an early present today, approving a $338.5 million dollar budget that holds the line on taxes. You can get all the details here.

A taxpayer with an average home assessed at $135,000 would continue to pay a tax tab of $725.05.

Council meets at 10 a.m.

It also will mark the swansong for Council Chairman Tom McGarrigle. The Springfield Republican won the election for the 26th District state Senate seat being vacated by retiring Sen. Ted Erickson.

There is some irony that one of McGarrigle's last acts will be signing off on this no-tax-hike budget.

It's the first time in several years the county has avoided a tax increase.

They got an earful about it every election from Democrats.

To his credit, McGarrigle never ducked the issue. To those who questioned previous tax hikes, he would always respond, "What do you want to cut?"

He maintained he did not want to slash spending at Fair Acres, the county retirement home, nor the county 911 Emergency Communications center.

Let's hope McGarrigle is as successful in holding the line in Harrisburg.
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UPDATED: The last picture show: Bala Theater abruptly goes dark

Main Line Times - Tue, 2014-12-09 17:43
Note: This story has been updated to include a statement from the owners of the theater building.
Categories: Lower Merion

Tredyffrin Township resident Michelle Kichline appointed Chester County Commissioner

With Republican Ryan Costello’s 6th District Congressional win in the November election, Chester County needed a new County Commissioner to fill his unexpired term.  According to Pennsylvania law, the Chester County Court of Common Pleas had to fill the vacancy with another Republican to finish Costello’s term, which runs through 2015.  The voters will elect […]
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Shopping Made Easy With Ardmore Patch's 2014 Holiday Gift Guide

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Tue, 2014-12-09 15:21
Find gifts for everyone on your shopping list.
Categories: Lower Merion

Wolf Will Pay for Security Team's Needs Himself

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Tue, 2014-12-09 12:27
Gov.-elect Tom Wolf plans to live at his own home, rather than in the Governor’s Mansion.
Categories: Lower Merion