Entries by News Director

State Rep’s Bill Would Allow Judges To Stay Until 75

State Judges are currently required to retire at the age of 70. Montgomery County State Rep.Kate Harper believes its an unfair and unwise requirement. “I see no evidence and I’am a lawyer, that judges suddenly become incompetent on their 70th birthday. More importantly, you want wisdom in a judge and life experience helps with wisdom.” […]

Could New School Superintendent Be on Current Staff

The Souderton School district may promote from within to replace Superintendent Fred Johnson. The Board is scheduled to vote tomorrow night on a proposal to make Assistant Superintendent and Director of Pupil Services, Frank Gallagher, the new Superintendent. Fred Johnson recently announced that he accepted a education job in Erie, Pennsylvania.

Spike in Manufacturing in The Region

The C.E.O. of The Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce says 4 out of 5 jobs being created in the region are in manufacturing. Ron Wonderling says lower energy cost are the reason why. “Being driven, first, as its always been driven is by the great location of the Philadelphia region. Great transportation access from railroads […]

Town Meeting Focuses on Redevelopment of Madison Lot

Lansdale officials held a town meeting Tuesday night about the redevelopment of the Madison lot. The plans call for a private developer to put up two multi story buildings with 250 high end apartments and 20-thousand square feet of retail space between them. Lansdale Borough Council Pres. Matt West put the focus on the broader […]

Court Date Set: Man Wanted in Series of Burglaries

A man who once lived in Lansdale will soon be in front of a Montgomery County Judge to answer for an alleged crime spree of theft, burglaries and identity theft that date back to 2005. Authorities say 37-year-old Haun Nguyen faces 22-felony charges stemming from burglaries at the silk factory lofts apartments in Lansdale in […]

Scammers Try To Take Advantage of Recent Tragedies

Phone scammers are again trying to take advantage of tragedies, according to the Director of Consumers Affairs for Bucks County. Mike Bannon says, when people ask for money over the phone, it should signal a red flag. “Unfortunately we have received some calls about people asking for money about the Boston Marathon and even about […]

Harleysville Co. Acquired For 210 Million Dollars

Harleysville based, Met-Pro Corporation has been sold to CECO Environmental Corporation of Cincinnati for 210 million dollars. Met-Pro is a global provider of product recovery and pollution control, fluid handling and filtration solutions. There’s no word on how the takeover will impact employees at Met-Pro.

Lansdale Man Killed in Early Morning Crash

Pennsylvania State Police say a Lansdale man, who was a passenger in a Honda Civic, was thrown from the car after it hit a utility pole in Salford Township just after 12am Tuesday. Troopers arrived on the scene to find the car sliced down the middle after it impacted the utility pole. State Police say, […]