Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Both victims were struck after dark
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Wednesday, November 14, 2012
A second Montgomery County student in two days has died after being struck by a vehicle after dark. Upper Moreland Police said a 17-year-old student at Upper Moreland High School was pronounced dead Tuesday evening at Abington Hospital after being struck at about 5:35 p.m. in the painted median of Blair Mill Road at Moreland Avenue. The driver of the striking vehicle, described as a sport utility vehicle, is a 39-year-old Bucks County woman who remained at the scene and is said to be cooperating with authorities. The student's name has not been released by authorities. On Monday night, a 16-year-old Pottsgrove High School Student died after being struck by a vehicle on East High Street (Ridge Pike) in the Sanatoga section of Lower …
Thursday, July 26, 2012
Kathleen Arnold-Yerger informed supervisors about the popularity of e-books at Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library and her hopes for the future of the Bookmobile in the township
Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library has $9,000 more to its coffers, thanks to a contribution Monday night from Montgomery Township. Executive director Kathleen Arnold-Yerger was there to accept the check and she filled in supervisors and the public in attendance on e-books and her dream for the future of the Bookmobile. Arnold-Yerger said the library now has more than 11,000 titles for e-readers like Kindles and Nooks. "I think since last year we tripled the circulation with e-books. We can't keep up with the requests for e-books," she said. "You don't have to purchase them; you borrow your e-books from the library. You can choose to have it for seven, 14 or 21 days. That's up to you as a reader." On day 14, for instance, poof - …
Monday, June 11, 2012
Who do you bang your head to or throw the horns up for in our area when it comes to local cover bands?
Everybody wants some ... recognition for being an outstanding cover band. Don't stop believing in our Readers' Choice - it's back and we want to know from you ... Who rocks your face off as the region's best cover band? Patch is re-launching its Readers’ Choice program and we’re asking you - your friends, family, neighbors, coworkers and anyone else - to nominate who brings the house down with their flair, flash and fantastic riffs as the best cover band. We’ll accept nominations through July 9. After that, nominations will be closed and we’ll start the voting, so make sure to get in your favorites now. All you need to do to nominate your favorite cover band is write in the comments below. If you already see the favorite you want to …
Patch is seeking nominations from our readers on the best place to party after you say "I Do"
Where do you choose to get down and party after saying "I Do"? Who has the best wedding reception venue in our region? Patch is re-launching its Readers’ Choice program and we’re asking you - your friends, family, neighbors, coworkers and anyone else - to nominate where you believe is the best place to book for the post-nuptial party. We’ll accept nominations through July 9. After that, nominations will be closed and we’ll start the voting, so make sure to get in your favorites now. All you need to do to nominate your favorite wedding reception venue is write in the comments below. If you already see the favorite you want to nominate, make sure to add your comment about why it should be included; we may not be able to add all nominations …
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Nominate your favorite redevelopment, rehabilitation or land development.
Have a favorite land development or revitalization in Montgomery County? Nominate it for a Monty. The Montgomery County Planning Commission is welcoming nominations for the 2012 Montgomery Awards. The due date for entries is April 27. There are eligibility and nomination requirements and you can nominate online. You can find all that here, and you can download an entry form in our PDF section. The Land Development category recognizes excellence in design and planning by recognizing successful land developments and planning concepts. According to a press release, eligible projects can include residential, office and commercial developments. Redevelopment and restoration, historic preservation, open space, park planning and community …
Friday, January 6, 2012
The new department chief returns to the county detective's office after five years in private practice.
With the retirement of current Chief Detective Oscar Vance coming in the next week, Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Ferman has picked a familiar name in Ed Justice as his replacement. "His work ethic is incomparable," said Ferman. "He understands the need to do whatever needs to be done to complete a job. He demonstrated-both as a detective and as a leader--the highest level of skill and the most dedicated work ethic." Between 1986 and 2006, Justice served 14 years with the Montgomery County Detective Bureau as a homicide detective, and another six years as deputy chief. Prior to his time with the county detectives, the veteran of the United States Navy had served as a patrol officer with Horsham Township Police Department and a …