Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Vetri Ferman has decided to open an investigation into alleged Sunshine Law violations by Montgomery County Commissioners Joe Hoeffel and Jim Matthews. The two commissioners were overheard discussing county business by a Times Herald report who broke the story.
Read all about it in the Times Herald:
It would be nice if DA Ferman would have this sense of urgency with our drug war problem, right here in River City.
A plan to expand Philly International (PHL) is being met with mixed reactions from airlines and local residents.
Passenger traffic is expected to grown from 15 million passengers in 2009 to 27.8 million passengers by 2025. To meet this demand, the airport is adding a 5th runway, expanding two current runways, adding a new commuter terminal and relocating the UPS facility to another part of the airport complex. 72 homes and 12 businesses will be demolished to relocate UPS.
18,800 employees work at the airport. Another 1700 – 2000 Delaware County residents work for UPS. The airport contributes $14 billion dollars to the regional economy and supports 141,000 jobs.
Click on the link below to read the entire article which includes a map showing the proposed changes to be made at the airport.
This is certainly a topic of conversation that people are passionate about but there is merit in some of these ideas for consolidation of services. Take a moment to read through the comments at the bottom. Surprisingly many people agree with some or all of these ideas.
Mayor Linda Thompson announced today that she has formally notified 10 city firemen they will be laid off early in 2011.
Mayor Thompson has also announced the closure of one fire station. This will leave Harrisburg with 74 Fire Department employees and one less fire station.
The union, Local 428 of the International Association of Fire Fighters has cost saving ideas that could save $1.5 million dollars and avoid layoffs or closing a station.
Council is still reviewing Thompson’s $6.9 million dollar fire budget. They should complete their review on Monday.
“A Christmas Carol – The Musical” opens Friday, December 3rd at the Tri-County Performing Arts Center in downtown Pottstown. For more information click on this link http://www.tripac.org
Daniel Boone Middle School 29th Annual Holiday Craft Show runs this Saturday and Sunday, December 4th and 5th from 9 am to 3 pm both days. Parking and admission are FREE!! For more information http://www.danielbooneoptimist.com
Glick’s Greenhouse, Once Upon A Holiday poinsettia show. December 3rd (9-9), 4th (9-5) and 6th (9-9). More info at http://www/glicksgreenhouse.com
Christmas at Joanna Furnace, December 3rd & 4th, 6 pm – 9 pm, December 5th, 6pm – 8 pm. A Victorian Christmas celebration. Click on http://www.haycreek.org/christmas_at_joanna.htm for more information.
Schuylkill Valley Regional Dance Company presents The Nutcracker, December 5th at 2 pm at the Hill School Center for the Arts. Tickets are $20.00 for adults and $15.00 for students. Tickets are available online at www.danceboxoffice.com For further information please call SVRDC at 484-941-0683 or visit our website at www.svrdc.org
Pottstown Hometown Holiday Celebration, starts today, December 3rd at 6 pm and continues every Friday in December. For more information on all the free family fun click here: http://www.downtownpottstown.org/