Entries by News Director

Lansdale Borough Hall Gets Drenched By Heavy Rain

Heavy rain over the last several days has had an impact on roads, businesses and Lansdale Borough Hall. Officials with Lansdale borough say, heavy rain that soaked the region on Monday morning flooded a conference room, offices and a bathroom. Tables and other furniture were stored in another room that was not impacted by the […]

State Budget Passed.. But Political Differences Still Alive

One day after passing the budget, there’s a clear divide in Harrisburg.  Democratic State Rep Matt Bradford says Governor Corbett seemingly wants Bi-partisanship. “But at the same time he’s trying to pursue this strident ideological agenda by rejecting Medicaid for 700-thousand Pennsylvanians.” Bradford also criticized the Governor’s no-tax pledges. Republican State Rep. Mike Vereb says […]

State Rep. Points To Pension Reform As Top Priority

The State Legislature and Governor Tom Corbett can take a deep breath now that a state budget has been signed. While the Governor and lawmakers were able to pass a budget on time for a third straight year, some of the Governor’s core agenda issues, including pension reform, liquor reform and transportation funding, fell short. […]

Univest Bank: Investor Confidence Building.

Today marks the start of the 3rd fiscal quarter. Univest’s Senior Vice President of Investments, Bill Van Sant says, consumers are building confidence. He says, there’s more willingness to invest in the free market, but not a lot of options elsewhere. “With people retiring and living 25 to 30 years after retirement, they realize there’s […]

Methacton School District Hires Lansdale Law Firm

The Lansdale law firm of Dischell, Bartle and Dooley has appointed solicitor of the Methacton School District. It will provide the school board with general legal counsel for 150-dollars per hour. Partner, Frank Bartle says the law firm has been serving school districts and municipalities for a long time. “We’ve represented school districts and have […]

Citizen Recognizes Missing Lansdale Man….Calls Police

A 55-year-old Lansdale man, who was last seen on the last day of May, has been found. Lansdale Borough Police say, a person at the Lansdale Train Station, who knew of the man’s disappearance, recognized him and called police. Officers arrived just before 6PM Wednesday and determined that Patrick Malone was the 55-year-old man reported […]

Harrisburg Think Tank: P.A. Needs Private Sector Thinking

The head of the Commonwealth Foundation, a conservative think tank in Harrisburg, wants the state to pull the plug on a proposal to hike fees and lift the cap on the state’s wholesale gasoline tax. Matt Brouillette was a guest on Thursday’s Comment Please By Univest Program on WNPV. “Things like getting rid of prevailing […]

Home Improvement Contractors Face Reg. Renewal Deadline

If you’re a home improvement contractor in Pennsylvania, you have until Monday to renew your registration with the state. “That performs over 5-thousand dollars or more of home improvements in a calendar year, is required to register with the Attorney General. The cost of the renewal, which is good for two years, is 50 dollars. […]

Home of Famous Hilltown Twp. Author Open Again To Public

After a six month renovation, the Pearl Buck House in Hilltown Township is once again open for tours. ”We’ve been waiting for this for a long time to be finally completed. preserving the national historic landmark there in Hilltown Township.” That’s Pam Carroll, who says a special event was held last evening featuring Karen Moyer, […]

PA. Federal Lawmaker Not Warming To Immigration Reform Bill

Pennsylvania Senator Pat Toomey tells INFORADIO the Immigration Reform Bill now in the Senate might do more to encourage illegal immigration than address the problem. “It creates in no adequate way for people who want to come here and work at the low end of the scale spectrum and come and do so legally. So, […]

Sen. Toomey: Eric Snowden Should Be Prosecuted

Just about every lawmaker in the U-S is calling former N.S.A employee, Edward Snowden, a criminal and a traitor for leaving the country with some of the nation’s secrets. U-S Senator Pat Toomey is lining up with many of his colleagues on the Snowden issue. “I think his choice of countries to flee to is […]

Firefighters Reflect on 1988 Perkasie Fire

Today Marks the 25th anniversary of the great Perkasie Fire. On Sunday, June 26th, 1988 a large section of downtown Perkasie burned. Gene Hunsberger was the Assistant Fire Chief. “To tell you the truth I sat down and watched our video again to refresh my memory. I knew there were a lot of things that […]

Charter School Denied Again…But Will Try Again

Insufficient paperwork….with those two words, a judge denied the Souderton Charter School Collaborative its request to open a charter school in the North Penn School District. An attorney representing the collaborative immediately went on the offensive, saying the paperwork presented by the charter school was correct and should have been accepted by the judge. Attorney […]

Use of Hands Free Device While Driving… Not Free of Danger

The debate over hands-free devices while driving continues, but now there’s more information that suggests it’s not safe. AAA East Penn’s Theresa Podguski says, a recent study shows it’s dangerous. “Reaction time slows, brain function is compromised and drivers scan the road less and miss visual cues. So there is sort of inattention blindness. Even […]

Political Watcher: Gov. Corbett’s Initiatives Need Support

The Republicans may have a majority of the State House and Senate, but G.O.P. Governor Tom Corbett might not get any of the legislative priorities he’s been pushing for, according to political watcher, Dr. Terry Madonna. “I think pensions probably get put off. Transportation and liquor privatization an outside chance. But I’ll tell you what, […]

NP School Board Pres. Says Parents Believe in Ed. System

In passing a new budget, North Penn School Board President, Vince Sherpinsky says, he feels parents believe in the educational system at North Penn and know their children are getting a valuable education. The North Penn School Board recently passed a budget, unanimously. “At the prescribed baseline of Act 1, which is 1.7 percent of […]

Montco S.P.C.A Receives Grant

The three animal shelters operated by the Montgomery County S.P.C.A get some help by way of a grant of more than 74-thousand dollars.  Executive Director Carmen Ronio says, the S.P.C.A can go through those funds in about three weeks, but he adds, the animals are cared for and fed. Many animals, he says, eventually find […]