Consumer Advocate: Safer To Use Credit Card Instead of Debit When Shopping

The Director of the Bucks County Department of Consumer Affairs, Mike Bannon says, it’s safer to use the credit portion of your debit card.

“When you use your credit card and there is a dispute with the store where you made the purchase, you can file a compliant with the credit card company and they will help. Debit transactions can be dangerous because if someone gets your information they can clean out your account. Credit card companies will protect against theft.”

Bannon adds, the credit card portion also protects you from being ripped off if someone steals your information. Bannon was a guest on the AM Edition Tuesday morning.

New Leadership on Wissahickon School Board

The Wissahickon School Board has selected new leaders.   It happened during a reorganization meeting Monday night.   Board Member Charles McIntyre was chosen president by the other eight members of the board.   Burunda Prince-Jones was selected vice president.   The winners of the election last month were also sworn-in at the reorganization meeting.   Newcomers Sherri Becker, Tracie Walsh, Ron Stoloff and Joe Honeycutt all took the oath of office during a ceremony presided over by Montgomery County Judge Arthur Tilson.  

Alzheimer’s Research Underway At 3 Universities in Pa.

Coping and living with Alzheimer’s Disease was the subject of discussion on Comment Please by Univest Monday, live from the West Main Diner in Lansdale. State Senator Bob Mensch says, a statewide Alzheimer’s Task Force includes research that’s being conducted at three universities in Pa  

”From Pitt and Penn and Penn State, there’s research underway and they say there’s likely to be some breakthroughs over the next ten years.”

It’s estimated that the combination of pa residents living with Alzheimer’s and dementia is close to 400,000

North Penn School Board Holds Reorganization Meeting

The winners of the North Penn School Board races in the November election were sworn-in Monday night.   Board veterans Tim Kerr, Frank O'Donnell and Vince Sherpinsky as well as newly elected Board Member Josie Charnock took the oath of office.   District Judge Harold Borek officiated.   Sherpinsky was not only sworn in for his fifth term but he was reelected school board president for another year.   Tim Kerr was reelected vice president.  

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