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Phillies Have Options With First Overall Pick In Thursday's MLB Draft

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Wed, 2016-06-08 17:27
"With the number one overall pick in the 2016 MLB Draft, the Philadelphia Phillies select..."
Categories: Lower Merion

Wynnewood's St. Charles Borromeo Seminary To Move, Join University

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Wed, 2016-06-08 16:31
St. Charles Borromeo Seminary, which has occupied a huge stretch of real estate on City Avenue since 1832, could be moving elsewhere.
Categories: Lower Merion

Trees Down On Roadways Across Lower Merion, Police Say

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Wed, 2016-06-08 16:09
Numerous trees went down across roadways in Lower Merion following a brief but violent storm on Wednesday.
Categories: Lower Merion

Bill Cosby's Attorneys Again Seek To Have Charges Dismissed: Reports

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Wed, 2016-06-08 15:58
Bill Cosby's attorneys say that because his accuser did not testify during the preliminary hearing, his case must be dismissed.
Categories: Lower Merion

dear mother nature, enough tree pruning already

Chester County Ramblings - Wed, 2016-06-08 15:34

Dear Mother Nature,

I happened to like that oak tree very much.  But then you came along and had other ideas this morning with that whiplash crazy thunderstorm.

I am really sorry I hadn’t ripped the poison ivy off it yet, but sometimes I don’t get back into the woods enough with all of the gardening I do.

But seriously, Mother Nature, we take really good care of our trees and well this morning you just were wind and lightening vicious. I know I am VERY grateful nothing landed on the house, but I really liked that tree.

And now we have to clean it up. And I don’t think we can save what is left.

Maybe you are telling me the tree canopy needs adjustment, I don’t know.

But easy on my woods. This is the second tree this spring. And you got some of my little saplings today too.

Very truly yours,


Categories: Pennsylvania

St. Charles Borromeo Seminary to move; plans to join another Catholic college

Main Line Times - Wed, 2016-06-08 15:31
Wynnewood >> They say nothing is constant but change.
Categories: Lower Merion

fire reported at church farm school

Chester County Ramblings - Wed, 2016-06-08 14:55

Patch is reporting a fire at Church Farm School.  I hope everyone is O.K. There are also trees down all over after the storms. My sources tell me Building 139 (cottage) with a quick knockdown by Sta. 5 &6. Will post updates as I receive them. Single building at 1002 Cottage Lane is what I was told.

Thank you Daily Local for following up:

Church Farm School ‘Cottage’ in West Whiteland hit by fire during storm

POSTED: 06/08/16, 6:02 PM EDT|UPDATED: 50 SECS AGO

WEST WHITELAND >> Firefighters responded to a blaze at the Church Farm School at about 1 p.m. Wednesday following a brief but intense lightning storm.

A passerby traveling on Route 30 called 911 after seeing flames and smoke at a cottage residence on the school’s campus. The cottage, which can hold up to 18 students, was unoccupied at the time. The Church Farm School held its commencement ceremony on Saturday, June 4.

West Whiteland Fire Chief George Turner said the building was likely struck by lightning during the storm Wednesday morning and smoldered in the attic of the building until flames erupted from the structure a few hours later. Turner said most of the damage was done in the attic.


Categories: Pennsylvania

failure to launch in east whiteland

Chester County Ramblings - Wed, 2016-06-08 13:58

East Whiteland has a Supervisors’ Meeting this evening.  Did they send out the agenda a week ago? A couple of days ago? With reasonable notice to township residents?


East Whiteland Township sent out their monthly meeting agenda at 10 a.m. this morning. That is NOT truly open government or sunshine friendly.

And what do you get when you click on the link for the meeting agenda which should have been sent DAYS ago?


And this:

I tried it first on a tablet, then on a computer.

East Whiteland, what we have here is a failure to launch.

Question: Am I reading the sunshine laws right when it comes to meetings? Aren’t residents entitled to more notice than they normally receive?

Good thing I know how to noodle around the website – I found an amended agenda:

6 8 16 amended agenda

Hmm People’s Light and Theater want to build a bigger bread box err banquet facility? Does that mean the food and service will improve? We gave up on the restaurant and trying them for holidays as it was not worth it no matter how lovely the setting.

Swedesford Square Apartment? Jesus H Christ East Whiteland are you TRYING to become King of Prussia overnight?

And Linden Hall? Why should they get waivers from anything? They can’t even restore one historic structure.  Putting mesh fencing around it is not saving it. And those townhouses are tragically ugly and cheap looking.

Categories: Pennsylvania

Montco To Simulate Derailment Of Train Carrying Bakken Crude Oil

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Wed, 2016-06-08 13:56
Don't be alarmed: smoke, road closures, search and rescue, and police activity on Saturday are part of a drill simulating train derailment.
Categories: Lower Merion

VIDEO: Hail Hits Montgomery County During Strong Storm

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Wed, 2016-06-08 12:10
Did any hail fall near you during Wednesday's storm in Montgomery County?
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Malvern Federal, Devon Horse Show, Support Local Hospital

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Wed, 2016-06-08 11:55
The Devon Horse Show supports Bryn Mawr Hospital, which received a 5-year, $2 million pledge from the Show in 2014.
Categories: Lower Merion

Get A Shuttle to the 27th Manayunk Arts Festival From Lower Merion

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Wed, 2016-06-08 10:05
Artists and crafters prepare to take Main Street this June in Manayunk.
Categories: Lower Merion

Brightview Senior Living approved without township notification to Homestead Road neighbors of the project!

Just as land development projects are not created equal, neither are neighbors oppositions to these projects. You may recall the abandoned Duffy property on Lancaster Avenue in Berwyn and the subsequent construction of Daylesford Crossing, an assisted living facility on the site.  Daylesford Crossing was a long, drawn out redevelopment process that required approving a […]
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Parents of Stillborn Baby Donate Cots In Wynnewood

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Wed, 2016-06-08 09:45
Theodore Jude Clement was stillborn on November 21, 2015. Now his parents are making a donation in his memory.
Categories: Lower Merion

Montco HS Teacher Wins $64K On Wheel Of Fortune

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Wed, 2016-06-08 09:31
A Montgomery County high school history teacher and interact advisor has received a $64,000 prize after winning the game show.
Categories: Lower Merion

A huge step forward on alcohol sales

Heron's Nest - Wed, 2016-06-08 06:43
Raise a glass, Pennsylvania.

Slowly, one tiny step at a time, the state mocked as the 'Land of Giants' is crawling out of the Dark Ages in the way it handles the sales of alcohol.

The House took another big step yesterday, passing and sending to Gov. Tom Wolf a bill that would loosen the state's archaic laws, and deliver what most people in the state - including this writer - have been seeking for years, more convenience.

Specifically, the House gave the green light for supermarkets that already have a license to sell beer to add wine by the bottle.

People who live in other states, where many supermarkets routinely offer several aisles dedicated to whatever beer, wine or spirit floats their boat, might find this hard to believe, but that's not the case here in Pa.

And before you break out the party hats, let me remind you that this is Pennsylvania. It's changing, but it's still not exactly what you would call 'convenient.'

You will still have to visit a separate part of the store to buy beer or wine, and you will have to pay for it there, as opposed to simply tossing it in the cart and paying for it along with the rest of your groceries.

Oh, you wanted a case of beer? Sorry, that means a trip to your local beer distributor.

Spirits? You're out of luck, Wegmans shoppers. Those can only be purchased at your local state store.

The bill passed yesterday is not privatization. Some might argue it barely registers as modernization.

The state stores - and those precious union jobs - are not going away.

The bill does, however, allow for expanded hours and operation at the state store.

Here's a few other things the legislation accomplishes:

- You'll be able to buy up to four bottles of wine at licensed restaurants, bars, hotels, supermarkets and delis. There are about 14,000 of those licenses in use currently in the state.

- Remember that ruling a few weeks back that allowed for beer sales at convenience stores? The bill make that permanent. We'll talk to Wawa today to see if they are interested in adding that feature to more stores. They already plan to offer beer sales at a store on Naamans Creek Road out in Concord.

- Consumers will have the ability to have wine shipped directly to them by private wine wholesalers.

- If you're at a casino, you'll be able to drink 24 hours a day, compared with 19 hours under current law.

- The state's 600 state liquor stores would be able to offer expanded hours, including allowing all stores to offer Sunday sales.

Gov. Wolf, who was an adamant foe of privatization but who said he favored modernization of the existing system, has said only that he will carefully review the proposal.

I think it's a safe be he will sign it, despite the union opposition.

I've said all along that I favor privatization. I don't think the state has any business being in a business that would be handled better by private enterprise.

Really, all I would like to be able to do is buy what I need in one place. My preference would be for a super store where I could buy a six-pack or case of beer, along with a bottle of wine for dinner.

I know what some of you are thinking. The editor of the Daily Times has a drinking problem. I assure you I'm solely a social tippler.

And to those union folks, including Wendell Young IV, who I have debated this issue with for years, I offer this. Here's one solution no one has thought about.

Why not allow beer sales at state stores.

Uh, oh, now I've done it. Now the beer distributors are going to be ticked off at me.

Cheers, folks. Pennsylvania is changing. Yes, it's a lot slower than I would like. But it is happening. Could privatization be next?

One step at a time, people.
Categories: Pennsylvania

Another roll of the dice in Pa.?

Heron's Nest - Wed, 2016-06-08 06:09
Pennsylvania could be preparing to take another roll of the dice.

With a new budget deadline just a few weeks away, some state leaders are looking at an old friend as a possible fix to the state's fiscal mess.

Yes, expanding legalized gambling is back on the table.

We already have the lottery, and 12 legal casinos. Now some Republicans are suggesting video gaming terminals as a new gambling cash cow for the state.

As you might expect, this is not sitting especially well with casinos, who could wind up losing customers who would be sitting in front of those terminals in their local tavern as opposed to trundling down to Harrah's on the Chester waterfront.

We deal with it on today's editorial page.
Categories: Pennsylvania

St. Charles Borromeo Seminary to move; plans to join another Catholic college

Main Line Times - Tue, 2016-06-07 21:58
Wynnewood >> They say nothing is constant but change.
Categories: Lower Merion

Easttown Man Sentenced For Taking Videos of Women Without Consent

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Tue, 2016-06-07 17:00
Freeman Cottrell was accused of recording himself and his ex-fiancé having sexual intercourse, and taking up-skirt videos of another woman.
Categories: Lower Merion