Entries by News Director

Corbett’s Poll Numbers Down with GOP in Quest For 2nd Term

Governor Corbett’s approval ratings continue to be a problem as he looks for another term in office.  A Franklin and Marshall College poll shows members of his own party are indifferent and non-supportive of his candidacy. “Only 34 percent of Republicans rate his performance as excellent or good. We asked an additional question of Republican […]

Nightmare on Elm For Kids Over Alleged Bullying

A bizarre incident on a school bus in North Wales last Wednesday lands the parents of a student behind bars over the alleged bullying of their son. Police say, the bus was stopped at around 4pm on Elm Street by Christina and Christopher Gring. According to court records, the bus driver let Christina Gring in […]

Child Protection Laws Soon Ready For Governor’s Signature

State lawmakers are ready to deliver the governor a series of child protection laws by the end of November to protect children from predators. Bucks County State Representative, Kathy Watson, put together several of the bills. “One of my ideas is that we would create a little kind of written vignette that you could go […]

Tolliver Hopes Many Years in Courtrooms Will Lead To Bench

An attorney for 32 years, Steve Tolliver has practiced lawthroughout the region in a variety of legal settings. Tolliver now looks to take his experience to the next level in a run for judge in Montgomery County. Tolliver says, moving along cases will be a priority if he’s elected “Set good schedules to complete discovery […]

School Board Candidate Says Respect Missing on Board

Paul Edelman, a Democratic candidate for the North Penn School Board says, respect is in short supply when negotiating with teachers and communicating with the public. Edelman cites the last round of teacher talks as an example of how the process needs to change. “The board used in very poor judgment when representing our teachers […]

Sherpinsky: Pension Plan Could Devastate NP School Dist.

Vince Sherpinsky, a veteran member of the North Penn School Board, is seeking another term on the board. Sherpinsky says, there’s still a lot of work to be done, particularly with the school district’s pension plan. He says, 29 cents of every dollar the district pays an employee goes to the plan without help from […]

State Senator Credits Septa For Its Work in Transportation

Local State Senator Stewart Greenleaf is pushing for some kind of transportation funding bill. The 12th District Republican sits on the Septa board. “I’m really proud of what Septa is doing. We’re increasing our ridership on our regional rails. The biggest problem we have is parking. We’re always looking for parking lots we can acquire, […]

Hatfield Twp. Eyes Repair of Bridge in Budget Workshops

Hatfield Township is facing the task of repairing the Walnut Street Bridge. According to Hatfield Township officials, the bridge is deteriorating. Fortunately for the Township, revenues for 2013 are up and projections for 2014 look to be in positive territory. The Commissioners will meet on November 6th and the 13th for two budget workshops. Full […]

School Board Candidate: Teacher Contracts Main Focus

Four seats are up for grabs on the North Penn School Board. Josie Charnock, a Republican, says the current board has done its job for students and taxpayers. “The district tax increase for the 2013-14 school year was once again one of the lowest in Montgomery County. We ranked 5th lowest of 21 school districts.” […]

DEP Fines Souderton Borough

The Department of Environmental Protection is fining Souderton borough 84-thousand dollars in connection with sewer violations. The fines are accessed regardless of how the sewer system is impacted. According to Borough Manager, Mike Coll, two separate incidents, one an accident the other an act of nature led to the fines. Leidy’s meat packing plant suffered […]

Road Construction on Erie Ave in Franconia Twp. Finished

Road repairs on Erie Avenue in Franconia Township have been finished at under the estimated cost of 275-thousand dollars. The construction included the addition of sidewalks, new storm drains and repaving. The two year project also focused on widening and straightening at the intersection of Erie Avenue and Cowpath Road.  

Assistant Deputy D.A. Running For Judge

There’s two open seats for judge on the court of common pleas in Montgomery County. Sharon Giamporcaro, running on the Republican ticket, looks to shift from prosecutor to judge with the goal of moving the docket. “Having been a litigator in our court system, I know that when cases are delayed it presents an adverse […]

N.W. Mayoral Candidate Says Boro. Needs More Businesses

On November 5th, voters in the Borough of North Wales will cast their ballots for mayor. Greg D’Angelo says he’s prepared himself for the leadership role of Mayor. “I’ve been on the planning commission since 2010 and I’ve taken an active role in caring about North Wales. I’ve been a regular attendee at North Wales […]

Man Sentenced in Death of Officer Fox Wants Reduced Term.

The man convicted and sentenced 20 to 66 years for selling the gun that killed officer brad fox continues to seek a reduced sentence. Michael Henry sold nine guns, one was a 9-milemeter Beretta, used by Charles Thomas to kill the five year Plymouth Township Police veteran following a car chase that turned to a […]

Montco. Attorney Counts on Experience in Run For Judge

After November 5th, Gail Weilheimer hopes to have a view from behind the bench as a Montgomery County Judge. Weilheimer has served as an Assistant District Attorney in Philadelphia, and has worked as both a defense and civil attorney in Montgomery County. “Sometimes you get Judges who have never been in a courtroom and don’t […]

Campaigning Heats Up For North Penn School Board

Campaign signs are blanketing the local landscape in anticipation of election day on November 5th. Tim Kerr, Vice President of the North Penn School Board, is seeking another term. Kerr says, addressing costs and salary increases will be a priority if he’s re-elected. “I certainly get along with union leadership, I’m willing to sit down […]

Teen’s Lawyer in Murder Case Wants Confession Concealed

The attorney representing a Skippack teen accused of stabbing his girlfriend to death is asking a Montgomery County Judge to remove from the record Tristan Stahley’s confession to State Police on the grounds that Stahely was not in the right mental frame of mind when he offered statements to investigators. Stahely told police he stabbed […]

Congressman Meehan Critical of Health.Gov Problems

Republican Congressman Patrick Meehan says, the website Health.gov is a disaster. “600 million dollars was spent putting together this system and they’ve spent millions and millions of dollars advertising that it would be ready on day one. The best line that I heard, it was like an FTF florist being flustered on Valentine’s Day.   […]