Entries by News Director

Montco. Comm. College Will Install Solar Panels

Solar Power is coming to Montgomery County Community College, an initiative by the college in cooperation with siemens to bring more awareness to green technology. the panels will be set-up near the intersection of Morris Road and Route-202. The 44 panels will be capable of producing more than 12-thousand watts of power. The panels will […]

Univest: Jobs and Wage Increases Needed To Spur Economy

Univest’s Vice President of Investments, Bill Van Sant says, the economic recovery will continue to be slow unless two things heat up. “The number of new jobs being created every month and probably more importantly than that, wage increases.” Van Sant says, those will be keys to maintain and grow increases in consumer spending to […]

PPL Customers Will See Increase Per Kilowatt Hour

The cost of electric supply for PPL customers will see an increase beginning this Sunday, September 1st. PPL Spokesman, Bryan Hay say, homeowners will see a kilowatt hour increase from 8.2 percent to 8.7 percent. “Roughly, five dollars more a month for customers using 1,000 kilowatt electricity hours a month.” Hay adds, small business owners […]

Veteran at Hatfield Twp. Police Dept. is New Chief

Department veteran, William Tierney, will take over as chief on Monday. The Board of Commissioners made the appointment official Wednesday night. Tierney has been with the Hatfield Township Police Department since 1985. Tierney started as a patrolman, then moved up to Sergeant in 1998 and Lt. in 2007. Tierney takes over for retiring Chief Mark […]

Sen. Casey: Pres. Should Strike Syria’s Chemical Weapons

Should the U.S. and its allies take out Syria’s ability to use chemical weapons. Pennsylvania U.S. Senator Bob Casey believes President Obama has the power to make a move without consent from Federal lawmakers. “I believe the War Powers Act allows the President to take military action, especially when you consider that chemical weapons are […]

This Weekend “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over”

The Pa. Dept. of Transportation, and State Police will be out in force this weekend with an initiative to prevent crashes due drink drivers or motorists who use drugs and become impaired behind the wheel. PennDot’s Brad Rudolf says, the campaign, which started in mid-august is called “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” “And it’s […]

Poll: Pa Residents Agree With State Law on Marriage

The State’s Constitution has a provision that protects marriage, but since July, the Montco. Register of Wills Bruce Hanes has been marrying same sex couples. Pennsylvania pollster, Dr. Terry Madonna is just out with a new poll indicating that 76 percent of respondents oppose Montgomery County’s action of issuing same sex marriage licenses, in opposition […]

Project For Senior at Souderton High Has Special Meaning

 Paul Caracchiolo, a track team member at Souderton High School has organized a 5-k run called “Pace Yourself For Parkinson’s.” Caracchiolo says his grandfather passed away from Parkinson’s. He says, it’s happening Saturday, September 7th at Franconia Community Park “We have guest speakers at 10am. It officially starts at 10:30am. Dr. Lee Kubersky, my grandfather’s […]

Montco. Sells Delinquent Tax Properties

Montgomery County sent warnings to home and land owners who were behind in their taxes. Then they sent out a message to anyone who wanted to purchase those properties by of a judicial tax sale. County Treasurer, Jason Salus, says Tuesday’s sale of tax delinquent properties was a success. “We sold 11 properties and were […]

Betrayal and Broken Trust at Upper Gwynedd Twp. Fire Co.

The fallout after the arrest of Ken Nolan, the former treasurer of the Upper Gwynedd Fire Company, was aired out recently at a Township Board of Commissioners meeting. Nolan is accused of diverting nearly 250-thousand dollars of fire company funds for his own personal use. Commissioners President, Ken Kroberger says, Nolan betrayed the trust of […]

Mensch: Pension Reform Vital to Pa’s Financial Security

The state’s dangerously bloated pension system was the subject of discussion today on Comment Please by Univest. State Senator Bob Mensch says, over the last five years the state pension system is in a 50-billion dollar deficit “If the markets don’t begin to behave extraordinarily, not average or normal, but extraordinarily good, the markets themselves […]

College Students Can Plan Ahead Through Pa Website

College costs continue to increase, driving many students into a financial hole and others away from the college experience. Pennsylvania State Treasurer, Rob McCord urges students, parents and grandparents to visit PA529.com for an instant tax deduction. “It’s tax deductible right away when you make that deposit. Much more money thaN people can afford to […]

Traffic Reminder: Sewer Line Construction in Lansdale

Lansdale Borough Police are reminding drivers about construction of sewer lines at the intersection of South Broad Street and Jenkins Avenue. Sergeant Alex Kromdyk says the work will begin Wednesday. “Any traffic traveling on South Board Street, they will not be allowed to turn on to Jenkins Avenue. That intersection will be shut down. Traffic […]

Record Catches Up With Elderly Man Trying To Buy Gun

A 80-year-old Plymouth Meeting man faces a court hearing after being accused of trying to buy a gun, despite his conviction on child porn charges in 2007. State Police say Julius Cuthbertson attempted to purchase a gun in October of last year at a Skippack gun shop. According to court records, Cuthbertson did not reveal […]

Nat. Geo. Producer of “America vs. Iraq” on AM-Edition

The National Geographic Channel will feature a documentary tonight called “ America vs. Iraq.” Paul Mitchell, one of the producers of the two hour documentary says, there will be some jaw dropping moments for viewers. Mitchell was a guest Monday Morning with Darryl Berger on WNPV’s AM-Edition. “We’re talking to Tony Blair, just really in […]

October and November: Important Months for Lansdale Boro.

Lansdale Borough Officials have circled two dates on the calendar in November concerning Borough Hall. Council and Borough Hall Staff will move out the current facility after the conclusion of business on November 8th. Officials will set-up in an interim location on November 13th. Taxpayers will be able to drop off bills at the library […]

Former Upper Gwynedd Fire Co. Treasurer Arrested

The Montgomery County D-A’s Office has arrested the former Upper Gwynedd Township Fire Company Treasurer in connection with the theft of nearly 250-thousand dollars. D-A Risa Ferman says an accounting of funds revealed that Ken Nolan used fire company money for personal expenses between 2006 and 2012, including trips to Jamaica, China and 15 trips […]