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Lower Merion Pa.

(Branches placed curbside for collection along Cynwyd Circle in Bala Cynwyd.  Photo by Jim Melwert)

Lower Merion Township To Collect Tree Branches Felled By Winter Weather

This isn’t the first time Lower Merion has done a special pick-up of tree debris, but township officials say it will rival the Hurricane Sandy cleanup.

03/24/2014

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Montco Insurance Adjuster Charged With Scamming Clients

Prosecutors say Marshall Perlman signed contracts to assist homeowners and businesses in resolving their insurance claims, but stole hundreds of thousands of dollars in settlements from them.

12/13/2013

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Lower Merion Police Hoping Public Can Help Crack String of Burglaries

Since the beginning of the year, Lower Merion police say, there have been more than 200 burglaries or attempted burglaries at homes and commercial buildings throughout the township.

11/13/2013

(Gabrielle Drexler, following her sentencing in Montgomery County Court.  Credit: Brad Segall)

Woman Sentenced for Fabricating Crimes By Lower Merion Cop After Affair

Prosecutors say Gabrielle Drexler was having an affair with the cop but when she found out he was married with children, she turned on him.

09/16/2013

(Former Ardmore Avenue School student Wendell Holland helps unveil a plaque at the site of the now-demolished school.  Credit: Pat Loeb)

Lower Merion Marks 50th Anniversary of Desegregation of Its Schools

Lower Merion unveiled a plaque at the site of the now-demolished Ardmore Avenue School, which served as the district’s all-black school until 1963.

09/12/2013

(Illustration by Ed Fischer)

Town Watch Organizer Says Movement Will Thrive In Aftermath of Florida Case

Based in Wynnewood, Pa., the National Association of Town Watch has been around for more than thirty years, providing support for thousands of town watch members across the country.

07/17/2013

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Trial Ordered for Main Line Physician, Wife, Charged With Giving Booze to Minors

Defense attorneys were able to get some of the charges thrown out, but Dr. Stephen Ficchi and his wife, Donna, will still face trial on eleven counts of furnishing alcohol to minors and three counts of endangering the welfare of children.

07/02/2013

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Mother, Twins Hospitalized After Hit-And-Run In Montgomery County

Police are searching for the vehicle and driver who hit a woman and her twins and then fled the scene.

04/25/2013

(Alan Kushner, in 2008 file photo.)

Montco Man Who Tried To Have Hitman Kill His Wife Wants New Trial

Alan Kushner now claims his attorney four years ago was ineffective, failing to recognize psychological problems that he says impaired his ability to make decisions during his trial.

03/01/2013

(Toni Sharpless, in family photos.)

New Clue Emerges in 2009 Disappearance of Chesco Woman

Toni Sharpless would be 33 years old now. She was last seen in August 2009, after she left the home of a 76ers basketball player.

01/10/2013

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Man Sought in Safecracking Try at Bala Cynwyd Wawa Store

Police say he cut through a cinderblock wall, then spent more than an hour cutting into the store’s safe.

08/10/2012

(Gabrielle Drexler. File photo from Lower Merion PD)

Trial Ordered for Montco Woman Accused of Falsely Accusing Lower Merion Cops

The charges against Gabrielle Drexler include perjury, tampering with evidence, and making false reports to police.

03/06/2012

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After Rash of Thefts in Lower Merion, Police Remind Drivers To Lock Up Cars

Lower Merion police are once again urging residents to lock their cars, after an unusually high number of thefts from cars over the weekend.

02/27/2012

(The October 2011 snowstorm left tens of thousands without power for up to a week.  File photo credit: Chris Kieszek, Bethlehem, Pa.)

Fewer Snowstorms Mean Easier Budgeting For Delaware Valley Cities and Towns

A lack of snow so far this winter has been good news for suburban communities, who have seen their budgets busted the last couple of winters to pay for snow removal.

01/11/2012

(Credit:  Mark Abrams)

Officials Show Off Planned Scenic Path From Montco To Manayunk

Philadelphia and Montgomery County officials met for a ceremonial handshake today on the long-closed rail bridge in Manayunk to launch plans for a pedestrian-and-bike trail running between Lower Merion and Manayunk.

10/20/2011

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