Pottstown School Board News

I read in today’s Mercury that Dr. Lindley made some administrative changes which were presented to the School board Thursday night.

I find the vote on Linda Adams very interesting.  First of all she does a good job.  Secondly, she is getting more responsibilities added to her position so why would we vote against her getting a pay raise?  Of course, Mr. Hylton was a naysayer and perpetual BFF Nat White voted no, as expected.  I was glad to see Ms. Harris was not listed as a no vote 🙂

I am rather puzzled why Rick Huss voted no.  He was very much onboard hiring Dr. Lindley as Superintendent.  If we have faith in Dr. Lindley’s ability to lead PSD into the future, why are we not supporting his decisions??????

IMHO we should give Dr. Lindley some credit and support him until he proves otherwise.

Gasoline Prices Expected To Drop After Labor Day

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Some recession-buster news!  Gas prices are expected to drop between 10 and 15 cents a gallon after the end of summer holiday.  That is, barring any disasters or unforseen circumstances.  Oil prices are falling as consumers are staying closer to home this summer and not spending money fearing a relapse in the economy (smart move).

First Niagara Gobbles Up Another Bank

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Pottstown newcomer First Niagara Bank is expanding again.  No sooner did the ink dry on the Harleysville sale that brought First Niagara here…they went bought another bank! 

New Alliance Bank of Connecticut was purchased in a $1.5 billion dollar transaction.  The deal will close the second quarter of 2011.  This will give First Niagara Bank 340 offices, $29 billion in assets, $18 billion in deposits and about 5000 employees. 

In comparison, the Harleysville sale price was $300 million.