Monday, May 20, 2013
The Franklin & Marshall College poll ranks what voters feel is important for the state.
The No. 1 issue that Pennsylvania voters care about is improving the economy, at least according to one poll. The Frankin and Marshall College poll of Pennsylvania voters for May 2013 found that, of 11 possible issues, the one voters said to be most important to them was improving the state’s economy. The poll listed a number of issues and asked voters to rank its importance on a scale of 1 to 10. The top two issues, “improving the state’s economy” and “help create new jobs,” both had a mean score of 8.9 among voters polled. The poll, which was conducted between April 30 and May 5, gathered responses from 526 registered voters, including 265 Democrats, 196 Republicans and 65 Independents. The poll’s results are listed below: What do you …
Thursday, March 14, 2013
Thomas Troy Young, pictured here, is wanted by police for the attempted murder of a family member.
The Hatfield Township Police Department is requesting information concerning the whereabouts of Thomas Troy Young, according to a release on Thursday afternoon. "There is an active criminal arrest warrant charging Young with attempted murder and related offenses," said the Hatfield Police release. "He is believed to be operating a black 2009 Honda Accord which bears Pennsylvania registration GKS8099. The vehicle is owned by the victim and was taken immediately after the assault. Hatfield Township detectives are currently pursuing leads in an attempt to locate him." Young's alleged victim, a family member, is still recovering. "The victim's condition continues to improve as she receives treatment for her injuries at the Hospital of the …
Sunday, March 10, 2013
Find employment through the county with nearly 30 positions up for grabs.
Are you looking for a job? Do you live in or around Montgomery County? If so, there are 29 unique roles up for grabs. The County is seeking a wide variety of employees, from aging center's "Navicate" to custodial work, and park rangers to correctional officers. Each day, the county displays its open positions on its newly remodeled website. Montcopa.org/jobs lists the available roles, along with exact salaries and requirements for the job. Here are just some of the titles the county is seeking to fill, along with salary ranges one can expect to make: For more on the roles listed, click on the hyperlinked job title to find out more, or visit the County's job site here.
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Congress must pass VAWA in order for funding to be maintained. Casey supporting the Act.
Last year, 530 adults were turned away from a shelter in Bucks and Montgomery counties due to lack of room, said a report on PhillyBurbs.com. "Should Congress fail to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), which pays for programs that help victims of domestic violence, U.S. Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pa., said it would encourage 'a terrible, horrific betrayal of who we are as a people' and make it more difficult to help victims," said the article. VAWA, according to WhiteHouse.gov's fact sheet, is credited with decreasing domestic violence against women by 67 percent from 1993 to 2010. The fact sheet calls the Act a "landmark federal legislation’s comprehensive approach to violence against women combined tough new provisions to hold …
Thursday, February 7, 2013
The National Weather Service says those in Montgomery County, Pa. should expect some snow in the coming day with Winter Storm Nemo.
The National Weather Service in Mount Holly, N.J. has issued a Winter Storm Warning in effect from 3 p.m. on Friday through 6 a.m. on Saturday. The storm in the Montgomery County area of Pennsylvania is expected to bring between four and eight inches of snow. "Heavy snow" and a "possible trace of ice" is expected in the storm. We may even see a rare winter thunderstorm, as two weather fronts collide to form what the Weather Service has called "Winter Storm Nemo." "Any snow Friday morning will change rain during the daylight hours then back to heavy snow late in the day Friday or Friday evening," said the NWS. "One to two inches-per-hour accumulations are possible for a couple of hours Friday night. Northerly winds will gust to 30 mph …
Thursday, January 31, 2013
Lititz, less than an hour and half from Norristown, is in the running for Budget Travel Magazine's title of America's Coolest Small Town.
Budget Travel Magazine has narrowed the search for America's Coolest Small Town, and, after 924 nominations, the 15 finalists include a Pennsylvania town that is a perfect day trip from Montgomery County. Lititz, less than an hour and a half from Norristown, offers visitors costumed tour guides of the Lititz Historical Foundation, as well as "a museum that includes Native American artifacts, a replica of a Moravian home, and a heritage garden," according to Budget Travel. Within walking distance of the Lititz Historical Foundation, visitors can tour the original Julius Sturgis Pretzel Bakery, where the hard pretzel was invented. On Broad St., visitors can tour, taste, sample, and delight in the Wilbur Chocolate Factory, which has been in …
Monday, January 28, 2013
The following 11 suspects are wanted by the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office for Warrants in Child Support cases.
Monday, January 28
Do any of these faces look familiar to you? If so, you could assist the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office. These 11 suspects are wanted on warrants extending from child support cases. They each are named (see the photo caption) along with their date of birth, last known town of address and amount owed in back support. Those with information on these wanted individuals can submit an E-TIP (by clicking on the blue link) or call the Warrants Unit at 610-278-3340. Far more than just 11 are wanted in the county for similar warrants. The full list of those with outstanding Domestic Relations Bench Warrants can be found on the Sheriff's Office website here. You can also view the county's most wanted criminal warrants by clicking here. If you …
Saturday, January 19, 2013
Some residents don't like expansion in Lansdale. In Frederick County, Maryland some residents don't like the Lansdale expansion
Here's something cool involving "Lansdale." Residents of Monrovia, Frederick County, Maryland, have taken to Facebook and PetitionSite.org to rally support against “Downzone Lansdale.” This Lansdale is a planned unit development in the city of Monrovia; more than 115 people have signed the online petition. The petition claims the Lansdale development will burden the taxpayers and adversely affect the community because the developer is not contributing to “inadequate infrastructure” and “overcrowding of schools.” They want a smaller site, larger lot sizes and the developer’s financial responsibilities to be expanded, according to the petition. R.A.L.E. – Residents Against Lansdale Expansion, a nonprofit, hit Facebook on Jan. 7.
Friday, January 11, 2013
Democratic Pennsylvania State Senator Daylin Leach, of the 17th District, will be introducing legislation to legalize marijuana consumption for anyone aged over 21
Friday, January 11
Legislation to legalize marijuana in Pennsylvania has entered the State Senate. Sen. Daylin Leach, D-17, this week proposed to introduce legislation to lift the “modern-day Prohibition” on consumption of marijuana, according to an opinion piece by Leach in the Pittsburgh-Post Gazette. Leach’s bill would basically legalize marijuana consumption for adults aged 21 and older, without a reason for smoking it, according to the article. Leach states in the article that the state government has wasted money on investigating and prosecuting citizens for use of drug, when said citizens have “hurt no one, damaged no property, breached no peace.” “Their only ‘crime’ was smoking a plant which made them feel giddy,” Leach said. To those who say …
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Incumbent Kate Harper takes the 61st District Pennsylvania House of Representatives seat.
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
According to the Ambler Gazette, Republican Kate Harper, and current incumbent for the 61st District of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, has reclaimed her seat in the House. Harper has served the 61st District since being elected in 2000. "We had a huge voter turnout," Harper told Montgomeryville-Lansdale Patch editor Tony Di Domizio. "It was not the usual people that are familiar with me. It was a little nerve racking." Harper called challenger Jo White, who is a medical doctor, "a worthy opponent." "It looks like I won," Harper said. "I'm very proud to represent my neighbors in the General Assembly and I'm happy to be able to continue to do that." According to the report, Harper called the election a "performance review" and "…