Thursday, May 16, 2013
Delaware County properties will be on the block for the monthly sheriff's sale Friday.
About 125 properties are on the list for Friday's Delaware County sheriff's sale. Some are new for Friday's sale and others are continued from previous months. There are five properties listed for sale in Radnor Township, according to the county's website: Sales start at 11 a.m. in the County Council Meeting Room on the first floor of the Government Center Building, Delaware County Court House, Front St. & Veterans Square in Media. There is a minimum total bid amount that must be exceeded for each property to sell. The winning bidder must have 10 percent of the sale price at the auction, with the remaining portion due within 10 days of the sale. Deposits must be made in cash or by certified check at the time of the sale. The properties are…
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Local governments are preparing for the start of a new West Nile Virus season.
It's that time of the year again—mosquito season. Area governments are urging residents to take precautions to avoid West Nile Virus. Both Montgomery and Chester counties have already issued out a release offering residents tips and precautions on the virus. Last year, 60 human cases tested positive in Pennsylvania and four died, according to Pennsylvania's West Nile Virus Control Program. But good news comes to the Southeastern Pennsylvania area: $727,010 in grant money was acquired for West Nile surveillance and prevention this year for Philadelphia, Montgomery, Delaware, Chester, and Bucks counties, reports the Philadelphia Inquirer. The state's West Nile Virus Surveillance and Control Program offers tips on how to prepare your home …
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
12-year-old Bailey O'Neill, who died from injuries sustained during a playground bullying incident, will be honored by the Philadelphia Phillies during their home game against the Red Sox on May 29.
The Philadelphia Phillies have announced they will dedicate their home game on May 29 to the memory of 12-year-old Bailey O'Neill, who died as a result of injuries sustained during a playground bullying incident in March. "We extended the invite to the O'Neill family, and they graciously accepted," said Scott Palmer, Public Affairs Director for the Philadelphia Phillies. "Now we're working on planning out the rest of the day." Bailey's father, Robert, was overjoyed to hear the news that his son—a staunch Phillies fan—would be honored by his favorite team. “This is wonderful news, and we’re so thankful for the Phillies to reach out to our family and dedicate a home game to Bailey’s memory," said Robert O'Neill. "It’s so exciting that people…
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
See what the life expectancy is for people in your area.
Does where you live in Pennslyvania impact how long your life will be? According to a new study, the answer is "yes, but really not by all that much around here." The Institute for Health Metics and Evaluation looked at the life expectancy gap between men and women cross the country, including in the Greater Philadelphia Area, and broke down the numbers based on the average life expectancy per county. The biggest disparity between the life expectancy of women and men in the area came from Philadelphia, where women outlived men by an average of 7.7 years. The closest gap between women and men in the area comes from Montgomery County, where women are only outliving men by an average of four years. Check out the full study here, and consult …
Sunday, January 13, 2013
Florence Mullin and her husband John live in Newtown Square.
Saturday, December 15, 2012
The 2013 budget includes a 2.8% tax increase.
The Delaware County Council approved the 2013 budget, which calls for a 2.8% tax rate increase, reports The Delaware County Daily Times. The proposed spending plan is for $330 million. This would mean a millage rate increase of 0.15 mils, or 2.8 percent, for an overall millage rate of 5.452. The most costly aspects of the budget are the 911 Center and the county-owned Fair Acres Geriatric Center in Middletown. Read more from The Delaware County Daily Times.
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
The following list of state road closures has been posted by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.
The aftermath of Hurricane Sandy has caused even major roadways to close or post detours due to fallen trees or wires. The following list of Delaware County road closures is a list of state roads that have been posted by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT). NOTE: This list has been updated at 11:15 a.m. Thursday. This is not a comprehensive list. View PennDOT's traffic advisory map here with updated closures and traffic conditions. RADNOR TOWNSHIP MIDDLETOWN TOWNSHIP EDGMONT TOWNSHIP THORNBURY TOWNSHIP ASTON TOWNSHIP Check out PennDOT's list for Chester County state road closures here.
The Delaware County Emergency Response Team and Delaware County Medical Reserve Corps is still seeking volunteers at emergency shelters.
Delaware County is still seeking volunteers who will be willing to be available to assist and help at emergency shelters in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. The following information was sent by the Delaware County Emergency Response Team and Delaware County Medical Reserve Corps: Volunteers are still needed for shelters throughout Delaware County. If you are available you will be asked to work a 12-hour shift. Please be sure to bring a "go-kit" with a change of clothes, snacks, gloves, water, etc. We need people as early at 8 am Tuesday. You must register to volunteer at www.serv.pa.gov and affiliate yourself with the Delaware County Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) or the Delaware County Community Emergency Response Team (CERT). Once your …
Monday, July 16, 2012
High temperatures are expected to approach 100 Tuesday and Wednesday.
The greater Philadelphia area is in for a couple days of oppressive heat, the worst since a 101-degree day July 7, according to the National Weather Service forecast. In the week since that scorcher, the NWS has not measured a high temperature above 92. But with forecast highs of 94, 97 and 96 Monday through Wednesday, the agency has issued an Excessive Heat Warning. As of Monday morning, it was set to take effect at 1 p.m. Tuesday and expire 9 p.m. Wednesday. The agency warned residents to take the usual precautions during the worst of the heat: The forecast calls for a dry Tuesday but a chance of rain Wednesday afternoon and evening, then highs in the mid-80s through the weekend.
Friday, July 6, 2012
Delaware County Council and the county's Department of Intercommunity Health warn residents regarding the West Nile virus and ask for their aid in its prevention.
This year's first detection of a West Nile virus-carrying mosquito in Pennsylvania was the earliest since testing began in 2000, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection. Several counties, including Delaware County, have now found infected mosquitos. Delco was fortunate to have no human cases of the virus last year and county officials are taking measures to replicate that success. "Staff is working to keep the mosquitoes under control, but you can take some simple steps in your backyard to help," said Intercommunity Health Director Maureen Hennessey-Herman at last Wednesday's Delaware County Council meeting. Herman has been coordinating the West Nile Surveillance and Control Program 13 years now. Councilwoman…