Monday, January 28, 2013
A call to prohibit fracking in Montco.
Monday, January 28
"To sin by silence when they should protest makes cowards out of men." —Rachel Carson Natural gas drilling by horizontal slickwater fracturing (often called fracking) is a monumental environmental issue PA is facing that impacts everyone’s future. Often referred to as a “bridge to cleaner energy” our governor is supporting drilling any and everywhere possible in Pennsylvania to capitalize on the gas drilling boom. Since the Marcellus Shale does not underlie Montgomery County, I think many of us assume this is not our problem because it’s not in our neighborhood or 500 feet from our schools, but it could be coming our way. As previously published in Patch, http://ambler.patch.com/articles/fracking-debate-comes-to-montgomery-bucks-…
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
The suspects allegedly struck more than 25 single-family dwellings, using the victims' pillow cases to carry the stolen items, which frequently included cash, jewelry, electronics and guns.
Four Montco men have been arrested in connection with a summertime burglary spree that struck more than 25 single-family homes across the tri-county area. Between June 12 and July 23, state police allege that Jason Baldwin, 34, Fabrice Careme, 26, and Gregory Eagle, 29, all of Pottstown, as well as Patrick Brumbaugh, 20 of Lansdale, committed more than 25 day time burglaries throughout western Montgomery County, eastern Berks County and northern Chester County in June and July of this year. Click here to follow us on Facebook According to court records, all of the alleged burglaries shared a common scheme and design, with all break-ins happening on weekdays between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. The suspects allegedly struck only single-family …
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
A real-life Santa Claus has taken the initiative to help a pair of struggling Montco families
A pair of struggling Montco families will soon find themselves on the receiving end of a Christmas miracle, thanks to the efforts of 38-year-old Dutch Schrap, of East Coventry, who has decided to take his professional Santa routine to the next level. The son of the elder Santa Schrap, Dutch has followed in his father's snow-covered footsteps for the past 21 years. He's made appearances everywhere from the Lansdale Mardi Gras Parade to gigs with the Philadelphia Flyers and Sixers, and he's even rung the opening bell at the Philadelphia Stock Exchange. This year, however, he's looking to expand on his role by initiating Operation Nine Reindeer, which seeks to aid two families who are in desperate need of support. It all began on October 1, …
Monday, July 25, 2011
The Chester County American Legion Baseball tournament is underway and Spring City is still in it after a 6-3 win on Sunday.
Playing at Ram Stadium at Spring-Ford High School, local teams Spring City and JP Mascaro (MONTCO) battled through rain delays and extreme heat on Sunday. Both teams lost on Saturday, setting themselves up to match against each other in the losers' bracket. The second inning proved to be a little more exciting than the first. The game was scoreless until Spring City brought in a run at the bottom half. Second batter Michael Fuhrmeister slammed a double, which was followed by another double hit by Corey Ranty. That hit brought Fuhrmeister home. Scoring the second run for Spring City at the bottom of the third inning was Cameron Summons, who was brought home by a single hit by Andy Loure-Smith. Neither team scored in the fourth inning, but …