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Montco Passes Expanded Budget for 2016 Along with Tax Hike

This story has been updated. The Montgomery County Board of Commissioners on Thursday approved a $389.7 million operating budget linked to a property tax increase of 9.8 percent, the first since 2012 and the first engineered by the Shapiro administration. The budget reflects a...
Posted On Dec 18 2015
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An Early Christmas Present for CreekSide Co-op

This is the story of a food co-op that applied for a loan but had to “settle” for a grant.  CreekSide Co-op in Elkins Park applied for a $250,000 loan through the Montgomery County Redevelopment Authority, but was awarded today a $151,500 economic development grant by...
Posted On Dec 17 2015
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Montgomery County Sheriff Adds a New Hand to the Bomb Squad

There was a time when a sheriff was a lonely lawman out to keep the peace on the wild frontier.  No more.  Now Montgomery County Sheriff Russell J. Bono has a new companion for his posse – and we don’t mean a new deputy. The sheriff’s office today unveiled a...
Posted On Sep 18 2015
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Montco Public Safety Planning for Papal Visit Gains Clarity

As public safety planning comes together for the Pope Francis visit from the Secret Service on down, Cheltenham Township officials report a clearer picture of what’s likely in store for the community as well as its police and emergency management personnel over the last week-end...
Posted On Sep 11 2015
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Pope’s Visit Has Cheltenham Officials Perplexed

As the region switches mindsets for the pope’s visit from mostly disaster preparedness to a welcome wagon footing, it still begs the question of what we should expect around here. “To be honest, I don’t know what to expect,” Cheltenham Police Chief John Norris...
Posted On Sep 01 2015
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Arkoosh Adds to her Portfolio as Montco Sets Up Interim Leadership Team at Health Department

The Montgomery County Board of Health today put in place an interim leadership team in the county health department upon the retirement of Director Dr. Joseph DiMino, who announced his departure some two months ago after a 13-year tenure. County Commissioner Val Arkoosh was named...
Posted On Aug 14 2015
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Your Chance for Free Shredding at Abington Jr. High on Saturday

A free community paper shredding opportunity is set for Abington Junion High School this Saturday, Aug. 15 from 9 a.m. to noon. The event, sponsored by Montgomery County, in conjunction with Shred One Security Corp., gives residents with confidential documents and paper materials...
Posted On Aug 13 2015
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Montco Recorder of Deeds Loses Latest Round in Court on Mortgage Records

A federal appeals court this week ruled against Montgomery County Recorder of Deeds Nancy Becker in a case she brought that had alleged that a national electronic database that tracks property transactions involving residential mortgages violated state law by failing to create...
Posted On Aug 05 2015
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Mosquito Spraying Set Back to Monday

Due to mechanical difficulties, the mosquito spraying scheduled for last Thursday in Cheltenham Township was postponed and will be conducted on Monday, July 27 from about 8:30 to 11:30 p.m, said Montgomery County today in a press statement. The spraying will be done where...
Posted On Jul 24 2015
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Now You Can Text to 911 in Montco, But . . .

This story was updated on Tuesday, July 21. Montgomery County has enhanced its 911 call service to give residents the ability to send short text messages in an emergency. “Text-to-911” is designed to be used primarily in emergency situations where a caller is unable...
Posted On Jul 20 2015
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