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December 3, 2018

Narberth, PA -- One only has to see the pictures from yesterday’s Narberth Dickens Festival. Can there be such a thing as too much fun? “I wouldn’t miss this Festival for money,” said Miles Austin a Canadian visitor in for the event. Did the rain put a damper on the festival?  Nope, only ...

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Wynnewood, PA --  Crime Stats are coming.  The TAPinto team will start providing trending criminal and law enforcement data using charts, graphs, and historical data.  Is there a rash of break-ins in your neighborhood?   Not sure? Check crime stats here at the TAPinto news site.  Don't worry.  We ...

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President George H. W. Bush is dead.     Houston, TX -- President George H. W. Bush, the 41st President of the United States of America is dead at age 94.  President Bush died November 30, 2018, almost 8 months after the death of his wife of 70 years, Barbara Bush. The announcement of his ...

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The annual festival in Narberth is one of the must-see holiday events in the area NARBERTH, PA – The Narberth Dickens Festival, which Narberth's website touts as the biggest holiday festival on the Main Line, will once again transform Narberth into 1840s London on December 2, 2018 from noon to 4 ...

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Harrisburg, PA – Today, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court refused to hear the appeal of disgraced Pennsylvania former Attorney General Kathleen Kane.  Kane has now exhausted all legal option causing her to head to jail.  Kane, age 52 was the 1st woman elected and the first Democrat elected to ...

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In a somewhat surprising real estate twist, the Lower Merion Board of School Directors approved an agreement of sale for a plot of land in Villanova on Monday, November 19, 2018. The 7.56 acres of land at 912, 916 and 922 Spring Mill Road, Villanova, will provide the necessary athletic field ...

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Washington, DC -- 25 years ago today the Religious Freedom Restoration Act was approved by Congress with overwhelming bipartisan support. The RFRA passed the House of Representatives unanimously and was approved 97 to 3 by the Senate.  The RFRA was signed into law by President William J. Clinton, ...

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Lower Merion Township, PA -- The Bryn Mawr farmers market will stay in Lower Merion.  For the last ten years, the immensely popular market has operated in Bryn Mawr.  This week provisional approval was granted by the Lower Merion Board of commissioners to keep it through 2019. Eric Persson, the ...

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Bryn Mawr, PA -- Did you have problems taking SEPTA or Amtrak trains this morning? According to SEPTA, train service was suspended today because a tree fell on tracks and wires in Bryn Mawr, PA , as a result of Thursday's snowstorm. The felled tree crashed into and damaged the overhead power ...

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Washington, DC  -- WPHL 17 ’s owner, Tribune Media, and five other titans of broadcast news and entertainment settled today with the Department of Justice.  The six broadcast television companies including resolved the DOJ lawsuit alleging that the companies engaged in the unlawful sharing of ...

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Wynnewood, PA - I-76 lane closures have been announced by PennDOT covering both directions of the Schuylkill Expressway from City Line Ave. to US 202 interchange and they will happen starting November 11, 2018 . PennDOT describes what will happen is periodic singling closures which will last ...

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Lower Merion Township, PA - The campaigns over, the commercials have stopped, and now it's time to deal with those nasty little yard signs.  Lower Merion Township and Montgomery County have arranged to recycle campaign signs that have popped up on most streets throughout town.  You have options on ...

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Ardmore, PA - The Township of Lower Merion needs your help.  The Board of Commissioners is actively seeking residents that want to assist in the policy-making, planning and general direction of the community.  The board is looking for civic-minded individuals to fill vacant positions on various ...

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Ardmore, PA - The Lower Merion Township Board of Commissioners voted to purchase 100 percent renewable green energy to power all buildings, street lights, traffic signals-lights and controls in the township from two companies -- Engie and Constellation Energy. The town will save approximately ...

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Bala Cynwyd, PA - Almost a year ago Entercom-CBS two radio behemoths merged after Federal Communications Commission approval.  Now the FCC rejected an attempt to split the two companies by unwinding the merger.  California broadcaster Ed Stoltz was seeking to rescind the FCC’s support of the ...

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Bryn Mawr, PA - Bryn Mawr’s newest firefighting machine needed help being placed into active service. and the Bryn Mawr Fire Company reached out to surrounding stations looking for help on Saturday.  Roughly 100 men and women answered the call.  Ladder 23 is officially ready to go. It has been ...

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Haverford, PA - Haverford College is suing the Trump administration over a change on how it deals with international student visas.  The college along with four other institutions of higher education has filed a lawsuit against the Trump administration over the way it deals with international ...

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Belmont Hills, PA -  At 4:24 AM a tree loaded with powerful electrical wires crashes down on an unsuspecting driver at Belmont Avenue near Rockhill Road.  Fortunately for the driver, whose details are unknown, he/she was in Lower Merion.  Police were on the scene in under a minute, the situation ...

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Wynnewood, PA - Philadelphia-based Vascular Access Centers L.P. and 23 subsidiaries will pay a minimum of $3.825 million to resolve claims that it violated the False Claims Act.  The Department of Justice alleges Vascular Access Centers L.P., along with its 23 subsidiary and related corporations ...

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 Updated Zoning Code Designed to Implement Primary Recommendations of 2016 Comprehensive Plan A draft of the new Code will be released Oct. 24th, followed by public presentations Nov. 7th & 28th. As the rubber meets the road with the major re-writing the Township’s Zoning Code, an ...

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Update:  The caption on the image of the Plastic dog was changed to reflect the names the creators and to reflect where the materials were sourced.   Narberth, PA - Narberth Borough Council unanimously passed a ban this week on plastic straws and will also charge a fee for single-use of carryout ...

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Wynnewood, PA - Multiple calls for help were placed Wednesday evening on October 10, 2018, and the Penn Wynne Overbrook Hills Fire Company responded.  Station 21 of the Lower Merion Fire Department was in full force as the massive ladder truck, a futuristic-looking rescue truck and reliable Engine ...

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Lower Merion Township, PA - The Lower Merion Fire Department in conjunction with the National Fire Protection Association have issued the following information that all citizens should know about home fires.  Today is the fourth day of National Fire Prevention Week.  Heating safety ...

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Lower Merion Township, PA - The Lower Merion Fire Department in conjunction with the National Fire Protection Association have issued the following information that all citizens should know about home fires.  Today is the fourth day of National Fire Prevention Week.  Be Careful When ...

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Google reportedly exposed the personal data of about 500,000 users of the Google+ platform.  Potential misuse of personal data by outside or third-party developers may have existed for years due to a bug.  Adding insult to injury Google decided to conceal the error to avoid the consequences, ...

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The bitterly polarized U.S. Senate narrowly confirmed Brett Kavanaugh on Saturday to join the Supreme Court, delivering an election-season triumph to President Donald Trump that could swing the court rightward for a generation after a battle that rubbed raw the country's cultural, ...

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Lower Merion Township, PA - The Lower Merion Fire Department in conjunction with the National Fire Protection Association have issued the following information that all citizens should know about home fires.  Today is the third day of National Fire Prevention Week.  U.S. fire departments ...

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Harrisburg, PA -  If you want to vote in the next election you must be registered and registration ends Tuesday, October 9, 2018.  Registration is a rather simple process where you have options:  Register on the PA Department of State website, PA Voter Registration online Your filled out ...

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According to the township website, on Saturday and Sunday, October 6th and 7th, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., residents are invited to participate in the Township’s annual free Fall Cleanup Weekend. This is an opportunity to dispose of unwanted refuse and recyclables, household appliances, textiles, ...

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Ardmore, PA - Lower Merion Township Board of Commissioners approved a 10 percent increase for 2019 trash collection fees when they met this week.  This increase was agreed upon after officials noted that the Solid Waste Fund has had 4 years of deficit spending.  According to Commissioner C.

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