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The Memo: Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2011

Sorry for today's tardiness. The MontCo board of commissioners' meeting this morning kept me plenty busy. (More on that later.) But if you're still out of the loop, here's your daily look at the Montgomery County headlines you may have missed:

The Memo: Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2011

Sorry for today’s tardiness. The MontCo board of commissioners’ meeting this morning kept me plenty busy. (More on that later.) But if you’re still out of the loop, here’s your daily look at the Montgomery County headlines you may have missed:

Now that Hurricane Irene has cleared the region, area municipalities are working to clean up and assess damages after the storm dumped nearly 6 inches of rain over the weekend. [Montgomery Media]

A Montgomery County judge has ousted a conservative Episcopalian priest from his parish in Rosemont, the culmination of a decades long culture war between the diocese, the parish and its bishop. [VirtueOnline.org]

Attorneys for a group of black Lower Merion teens who have sued the school district alleging racial discrimination filed individual affidavits breaking down how the segregation they claim the district imposed on them has affected their lives. Trial is currently set for this fall. [NewsWorks]

State Sen. John Rafferty Jr.’s confirmation to PoliticsPA.com that he will run for attorney general in 2012 makes him the first Republican to officially enter a field crowded with Democrats. Or does it really? [Inquirer]

Robert W. Godshall, Montgomery County’s most senior member in the state House, is recovering from heart surgery. He’s apparently doing well and eager to get back to Harrisburg, a spokesman says. [Intelligencer]

And finally … Joe Ferraro over at Upper Dublin Patch has an interesting analysis of Democrat’s Josh Shapiro and Leslie Richards’ relationship (or lack thereof) to the western half of the county. Do the two county commissioner candidates stand the risk of losing their election by ignoring the 422 corridor? [Patch]

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