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May 14, 2009 | By Joelle Farrell INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
In Delaware County, where Republicans have had a lock on the county council for 30 years, the Republican Party's stamp of approval seems to go far with voters. Yet this year, one Republican candidate is wearing her "un-endorsement" proudly. Barbara Murray, 53, of Upper Darby, hopes to defeat the endorsed candidates - a council incumbent and a 29-year veteran of the state House - in Tuesday's primary for two council seats. Democrats also have a race, with three candidates in the primary.
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January 29, 1987 | By David Lieber, Inquirer Staff Writer
What makes the people of Middletown tick? Photographs of families and their homes. A year-end issue of Time magazine. An Acme supermarket sales receipt. Diaries. A National Football League schedule. Wedding invitations. Newspaper clippings. Calendars. Family trees. A Frisbee. These items are stacking up at the Middletown Free Library as families and businesses in the community prepare to cap off their 1986 tricentennial celebration by placing a burial vault - a township time capsule - six feet underground.
NEWS
October 22, 2010
An unidentified man was shot in the chest Friday night in Chester Township, Delaware County police reported. The shooting occurred shortly before 10 p.m. in the 1000 block of Powell Road near a 7-Eleven store, police said. A person answering the telephone at the 7-Eleven said the shooting did not involve anybody from the convenience store. A police dispatcher did not have immediate information on the condition of the shooting victim. No arrest was reported. The assailant reportedly fled in the direction of Toby Farms School.
NEWS
September 28, 1993 | By Robert Moran, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Joan L. Murray, a registered nurse who has served as Delaware County's top health officer for nearly 12 years, will resign her position effective at the end of this week, it was disclosed yesterday. A replacement has not been selected, said County Council Chairwoman Mary Ann Arty. Murray, 51, said she would be moving to Hilton Head, S.C., where she will live with her husband, William A. Murray. As director of Intercommunity Health, Murray oversees a staff of six, including a staff nurse who treats the on-the-job ailments of county employees.
NEWS
June 18, 2012
A young boy was found drowned Sunday afternoon in the swimming pool at a Brookhaven apartment complex, the Delaware County Medical Examiner's Office said. An official said the death occurred about 3:25 p.m. at the Camelot Court complex on West Brookhaven Road. The boy was transported to Crozer-Chester Medical Center, where he was pronounded dead. The Medical Examiner's Office said he is believed to be approximately 7. Brookhaven Police were investigating. - Staff report
NEWS
September 30, 1989 | By Nathan Gorenstein, Inquirer Staff Writer
An offer of about $1 million a year and a promise to address pollution and truck traffic worries has ended the Berks County Commissioners' opposition to Delaware County's controversial Colebrookdale landfill. "It's making the best of a bad situation," said Glenn B. Reber, a Berks County commissioner. In a preliminary agreement signed Thursday and announced by Delaware County officials yesterday, the Berks commissioners agreed to drop their opposition to Delaware County's landfill expansion plans.
NEWS
November 18, 2011 | By Mari A. Schaefer, Inquirer Staff Writer
It happened again. There has been another big-cat sighting in Delaware County. On Monday, Folcroft Borough police received a call about a bobcat running through a neighborhood. "Upon arrival, the animal was gone," Folcroft Police Chief Robert Ruskowski said. Is it the power of suggestion that keeps the calls coming? Or could there be a bobcat? "It is very, very possible," said Gary Stolz, manager at the John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge. "They are native here.
NEWS
March 3, 2013 | By Rita Giordano, Inquirer Staff Writer
A public briefing on the progress of Delaware County's still-forming local economic development strategy will be held Wednesday by the County Council. Once complete, the strategy will be a 10-year plan to promote job growth, opportunity, and community vitality, according to county spokeswoman Trish Cofiell. The Redevelopment Authority of the Delaware County Commerce Center has been working with the Delta Development Group Inc., a Mechanicsburg, Pa.-based planning firm hired for about $107,000, to conduct the study to form the strategy.
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December 13, 2014 | By Jonathan Tamari, Inquirer Washington Bureau
WASHINGTON - Is Joe Sestak the Democrats' only hope? The former Delaware County congressman is running hard for a 2016 rematch against U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey (R., Pa.) in a race Democrats see as crucial to taking back the Senate. So far, Sestak is the only potential challenger to show real interest - cheering those who praise his fight, but worrying some Democrats who chafe at the hard-charging ex-admiral, and who would prefer an alternative but have found none. The race, theoretically, should have significant attractions.
NEWS
December 12, 2014 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
Richard D. Marra Sr., 86, of Springfield, Delaware County, a Philadelphia-area builder, died Friday, Dec. 5, of bone cancer at his home. Starting at age 15, Mr. Marra honed his construction skills by working with his father, Domenico, owner of a business in Delaware County that built concrete foundations. After attending Villanova University for two years, he dropped out in favor of his true calling - to work full-time with his father and brother Vincent in their business, Domenico Marra & Sons.
NEWS
December 12, 2014 | BY JOHN F. MORRISON, Daily News Staff Writer morrisj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5573
MEN AND WOMEN who spend their careers in the sweaty endeavors of coaching, walking the sidelines of dusty fields or prowling the echo chambers of gymnasiums, would be happy for any recognition - like something named for them. Jack Gregory had two such honors. The football field at East Stroudsburg University and the fieldhouse at Bowling Green State University - institutions to which he lent his athletic leadership skills in more than 30 years of coaching and running athletic programs - were named for him. Not to mention a scholarship in his and his wife's honor at East Stroudsburg, his alma mater.
NEWS
December 10, 2014 | By Mari A. Schaefer, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Delaware County man accused of killing his caseworker and wounding a psychiatrist at an office in Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital in July pleaded not guilty on Wednesday. Richard Plotts, 49, of Clifton Heights, shackled and wearing a red prison jumpsuit, stood silently during the formal arraignment before Delaware County Court Judge Mary Alice Brennan. Attorney Charles Williams, a public defender, entered he plea on behalf of Plotts, who was charged with first- and third-degree murder in the slaying of caseworker Theresa Hunt, and aggravated assault for shooting his psychiatrist, Lee Silverman.
BUSINESS
December 6, 2014 | By Joseph N. DiStefano, Inquirer Staff Writer
Royal Farms , the Maryland-based gas station/ fried chicken/convenience store chain, is expanding in Delaware County, the home base for rival gas station/hoagie/convenience store chain Wawa Inc. Ignoring the informal arrangement under which Lima-based Wawa, Altoona, Pa.-based Sheetz , and other family-owned regional chains have divided the East Coast so that they rarely compete, Royal opened a store on Kirkwood Highway in the aging suburban...
NEWS
November 28, 2014 | By Ben Finley and Maria Panaritis, Inquirer Staff Writers
An unseasonable winter storm bore down on the region Wednesday, scuttling scores of airline flights and snarling traffic on one of the busiest travel days of the year. During the afternoon hours, when many Thanksgiving travelers might normally climb into their cars, snow had started to blanket the northern and western suburbs, with as much as eight inches forecast for the hardest-hit areas. Police reported scores of minor car accidents. Gov. Christie declared a state of emergency in New Jersey, and by 6:30 p.m., 169 flights had been canceled and hundreds more delayed at Philadelphia International Airport.
NEWS
November 26, 2014 | BY STEPHANIE FARR, Daily News Staff Writer farrs@phillynews.com, 215-854-4225
POLICE OFFICERS often have a nose for saving lives, but officers in Delaware County can now save someone's life through their nose thanks to an anti-opiate drug that is administered through the nasal cavities and is being rolled out to every Delco cop. Delaware County District Attorney Jack Whelan announced yesterday that the county will be the first in Pennsylvania to equip all of its 400 patrol cars with nasal naloxone, a nasal spray that counteracts...
NEWS
November 13, 2014 | By Amy Worden and Angela Couloumbis, Inquirer Harrisburg Bureau
HARRISBURG - Republicans in the state Senate executed a leadership coup on Wednesday, ousting moderate Sen. Dominic Pileggi of Delaware County as majority leader and replacing him with a more conservative lawmaker from the middle of the state. At the same time, House Republicans elevated Majority Leader Mike Turzai of Allegheny County to replace retiring Speaker of the House Sam Smith of Jefferson County. The new leadership slates, assembled during lengthy and contentious elections among legislators, leave the southeast without a voice in the top ranks of either chamber.
NEWS
November 13, 2014 | By Jason Laughlin and Andrew Seidman, Inquirer Staff Writers
Voter turnout in Philadelphia's once solidly red neighboring counties bucked a national trend, and that was a major reason Democrat Tom Wolf won the governor's race convincingly, according to analysts and a review of voter data. Though across the country, turnout hit its lowest level in more than 70 years - with only 36 percent of eligible voters bothering to show up - closer to half of the voters turned out in Bucks, Chester, Delaware, and Montgomery Counties. Wolf won comfortably in part because he ran so well in those four counties.
NEWS
November 8, 2014 | By Angela Couloumbis and Chris Palmer, Inquirer Staff Writers
Dominic Pileggi, the Delaware County legislator who has for eight years served as majority leader of the state Senate, is expected to face a challenge for the post, Republican sources said Thursday. State Sen. Jake Corman (R., Centre), chair of the powerful Appropriations Committee, is likely to challenge for the job next week, the sources said. Corman did not respond to requests for comment. In an interview Thursday, Pileggi said he would not comment on hypothetical scenarios, as Corman has not made a formal announcement.
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