September 18, 2015 |
A Montgomery County money manager, who pleaded guilty to a $19 million fraud, on Wednesday was sentenced to just shy of five years in federal prison, with credit for 14 months already served. U.S. District Court Judge Legrome D. Davis in Philadelphia imposed a relatively light sentence because Tim Burns helped federal prosecutors secure a conviction in a California fraud case and because the judge was convinced that Burns has potential to lead a law-abiding life after prison. Also, Burns is helping with other investigations, his attorney, Thomas A. Bergstrom, told the judge.
September 17, 2015 |
David Montgomery was among those in attendance at the news conference Thursday when incoming Phillies president Andy MacPhail and part-owner John Middleton addressed the dismissal of general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. For the Phillies' former longtime president and current chairman, the news came attached with "all of the emotions you can imagine. " Montgomery, 69, has known Amaro since the former player was a teenager and worked closely with him for 17 years, the first 10 when Amaro was an assistant GM and the last seven after Montgomery appointed him GM. "On a personal note, I want to see him do well.
August 3, 2015 |
About a week before the Montgomery County Junior Championship, Tony Leodora made a frustrating phone call to Sam and Dina DiLisio. He told them there would be no Montgomery County Junior Girls' Championship this year. Their daughter Isabella, a two-time winner of the event, was the only golfer to sign up, so there was no one to compete against. But Leodora slept on it and had a solution in the morning. "I'm not one to push people into things," said Leodora, the executive director of the Montgomery County Amateur Championship.
June 17, 2015 |
State Sen. John Rafferty (R., Montgomery) plans to launch a campaign to become Pennsylvania's next attorney general on Wednesday. Rafferty, a fourth-term senator who represents parts of Montgomery, Chester, and Berks Counties, dropped out of the 2012 race for attorney general after then-Gov. Corbett said he was backing Cumberland County District Attorney David Freed. Freed then lost to Kathleen Kane. "There's a lot of attention being paid to this race, and a lot of enthusiasm to see a change in the direction the office is headed," Mike Barley, Rafferty's campaign strategist, said Monday.
May 21, 2015 |
The Montgomery sisters helped sixth-seeded Rancocas Valley spring a 9-8 upset Tuesday at No. 3 Cherokee in the South Jersey Group 4 lacrosse quarterfinals. Mekenzie and Mekayla Montgomery each scored three goals. Danielle Garfole, Peyton Sventy and Abigail O'Neill each had a goal to round out the scoring. Lenape 16, Freehold Township 1 - Gabrielle Fornia's four goals and five assists powered the top-seeded Indians to a win over the visiting, No. 9 seeded Patriots. Natalie Peel scored four goals and added an assist.
May 20, 2015 |
FORMER FLYERS center Jim Montgomery knows a little about the new coach his ex-team hired yesterday. Montgomery, 45, has coached the University of Denver ice hockey team for the past two seasons. This year, the Pioneers went 2-2-1 against Dave Hakstol's North Dakota team. So Montgomery is familiar with the Flyers' new hire. But, like many fans, he wasn't expecting the move. "I personally was surprised," Montgomery said yesterday. "The last time [a coach went from college to the NHL]
April 21, 2015 |
With the primary a month away, judicial candidates are hustling to gain name recognition in a race known for being largely ignored by the public. On Sunday, that meant passing out fliers, wearing buttons and shaking hands at the Upper Moreland Republican Committee's spring brunch. "I wish I could go door to door but I can't do that," said Stephen Heckman, a Blue Bell lawyer seeking a seat as a Montgomery County Common Pleas Court judge. "It's a big county. " The event gave candidates an opportunity to make an impression on reliable Republican voters in Montgomery County, where the Democrats enjoy a 252,486 to 206,953 edge in voter registration.
January 20, 2015 |
In a typical year, last week's announcement that Montgomery County Commissioner Leslie Richards would leave to become the state's next transportation secretary would qualify as a political bombshell. But 2015 is shaping up as anything but typical. Richards' departure brings the number of high-level elected vacancies in Montgomery to seven, unleashing a political feeding frenzy as dozens of prospective candidates swarm for the chance to run for commissioner, district attorney, judgeships, and row offices.
January 19, 2015 |
Susan Oliver Montgomery, 76, of Center City, a longtime civic leader, died Sunday, Jan. 11, of lung cancer at Penn Hospice at Rittenhouse. Born in Louisville, Ky., Mrs. Montgomery moved with her family to Buffalo. She attended the Buffalo Seminary and Smith College and graduated with a bachelor's degree in history from the University of Buffalo. In 1960, she married Edward "Ned" A. Montgomery Jr., who later rose to be vice chairman of Mellon Bank Corp. and chairman of Mellon Bank in Philadelphia.
January 9, 2015 |
THERE WAS the Pottstown couple who contended that the Bible gave them permission to smoke marijuana. There was the Cheltenham man who asked to be castrated after being charged with paying three boys to have sex with him. Just a couple of the curious cases that came before Judge Lawrence A. Brown in his nearly 30 years on the Montgomery County bench. Needless to say, Brown rejected the Biblical defense, and told the man who wanted to be castrated that he had no authority to order such a thing.