August 15, 2013 |
Radnor Township officials got an earful Monday night - about cats. At a packed meeting of the board of commissioners, animal rights organizations, cat rescue groups, and others voiced their opinions about a proposed ordinance that would regulate the feeding of feral felines. At the same meeting, commissioners passed a resolution supporting groups involved in trap, neuter, and release (TNR) programs for cats at large. "It was a step in the right direction," said Kathy Siciliano, an animal rights advocate from Bryn Mawr.
August 8, 2013
A headline in some editions Tuesday about the family of student Sunil Tripathi and the search for him misstated where the family lives, in Radnor.
August 8, 2013 |
Hello there Lindsay glumly boarded a plane that would take her from Melbourne, Australia, back to Philadelphia in February 2010. After graduating from Temple University, she spent a year doing contract work in communications to fund her adventure down under. But with no company offering full-time work and her visa about to expire, she had to leave. To extend her experience just a little longer, Lindsay, who is now 26, walked the airplane aisle, looking for Aussies to talk to. She joined a group standing in the exit row, debating whether skiing was better in Colorado or Japan.
July 17, 2013 |
Radnor police are cautioning residents about a website that allows users to chat anonymously with strangers after the parents of a 12-year-old reported that someone on the site coaxed the child into sending nude pictures. The site, Omegle, randomly pairs users in one-on-one chat sessions where they communicate using the handles "You" and "Stranger. " The site was created by 18-year-old Leif K-Brooks of Brattleboro, Vt., in 2008 and helped usher in the age of the anonymous face-to-face chat on the Web, according to Wikipedia.
July 12, 2013 |
Radnor Township officials want residents who feed feral cats or stray dogs to become the animals' owners - like it or not. A proposed ordinance would make anyone who feeds a stray animal on a regular basis responsible for vaccinating it for rabies and obtaining any required state license. The ordinance stipulates fines of up to $1,000 a day. Hearings are scheduled to begin next month on the ordinance, introduced Monday. Township Manager Robert Zenkowski; Kevin Kochanski, the community development director; and Police Superintendent William Colarulo did not return calls for comment.
July 11, 2013 |
It might have been George Forster's longest day on a golf course in terms of the hours between his first and last shots. But in the end, he had his prize - a spot in this week's U.S. Senior Open. Forster, 57, the head professional at Radnor Valley Country Club in Villanova, is one of 26 club pros who will tee off in Thursday's first round of the 34th annual championship for players 50 and older. This year, it is being played at Omaha (Neb.) Country Club. In the June 19 Senior Open qualifier at Musket Ridge Country Club in Myersville, Md., Forster teed off in the first group and shot a 2-under-par 70. After a visit to the nearby Antietam National Battlefield, he returned to the course for a three-man playoff for the final berth and outlasted fellow Philadelphia Section PGA member Rob Shuey on the seventh hole.
June 27, 2013 |
Radnor Township has paid $3.8 million to Lehman Bros. Holdings so it can withdraw from a risky variable-interest-rate deal. The swap agreement had given Radnor the option to exercise an interest-rate exchange beginning in August 2014. Radnor decided to make the swap now - and pay the $3.8 million - before interest rates start to go up. As part of the agreement, Radnor agreed to a nondisclosure clause and declined a right-to-know request from two residents who believed the settlement amount should be made public.
June 27, 2013 |
The Radnor School District has hired an administrator from its chief rival, neighboring Lower Merion, to be its new superintendent. Michael J. Kelly has worked at Lower Merion since 1999, first as director of pupil services, then as assistant superintendent for the last five years. He was a special-education teacher and supervisor in the West Chester School District before moving to Lower Merion, and he holds a law degree from Widener University School of Law. "I didn't go to law school intending to become a lawyer," said Kelly, 52, who went to Widener at night while teaching in West Chester.
June 22, 2013 |
Has the Radnor Red Raider, the high school mascot with the oversize Native American feather headdress, really roamed the gridiron for the last time? Radnor school officials insist they've buried the divisive issue of cultural sensitivity for good with a vote Tuesday making the Indian mascot persona non grata - "graduated," as principal Mark Schellenger diplomatically put it - at campus events. But Villanova University sociology professor and parent Rick Eckstein countered that officials should do more - dropping the Red part of the name, the Indian logos that dot the campus, and the occasional war whoops from the band at Friday night football games.
June 21, 2013 |
The problem is so bad in Radnor Township that one of the ball fields has been dubbed "Goose Poop Field. " As they have all over the region, geese have been fouling the fields, lakes, parks, and grassy lawns of housing developments in the wealthy Delaware County community, prompting residents to request action. Radnor officials say they may have a partial solution to the "rodents with wings": mute swans. The township is considering deploying the swans at the Willows Park, a 47-acre former estate off Darby-Paoli Road.