- N. Wales man is the one to beat at World Series of Poker
- Main Line's Yangming set to reopen Wednesday
- Primark department store readies for KoP launch
- Pa. Turnpike pulling the plug on call boxes?
- Waving goodbye to EZPass headaches
- Glenside eyesore becomes stylish bistro
- Hatboro man arrested on child-porn charges
- GA freshman to sign books alongside Chelsea Clinton
- SEPTA emergency drill provides valuable lessons
- KleinLife celebrates 40 years of helping seniors
- Montco to consolidate Pottstown district courts
- Clinton, Christie, Rubio lead area fund-raising
- Countywide prescription for OD antidote
- Villanova to arm some of its police force
- Cab driver held in shooting of boss in Glenside
- Medical bills take patients by surprise
- Haven: A bottom-to-top transformation in Rydal
- Election revives gay marriage issue in Montco
- Local contributions to political candidates
- For autistic, a festival to call their own
- N. Wales apartments sell for $65 million
- Rubio picks up $$$ in swing through KoP, Chesco
- In debate, Supreme Court candidates vow integrity
- Sanders' gun debate playing out in Montco
- Pa. Lyme disease measures sought
- More Montco first responders to get Narcan
- GOP candidate in Montco would not sign gay marriage licenses
- Ursinas College farm is recognized
- Without state budget, local stress is building
- Ex-cancer researcher jailed for theft
- LP Steak in Valley Forge debuts Friday
- Rebooting rail service between Lehigh Valley, Philly?
- Montco senior takes 2nd in international tennis tourney
- Despite recall, tip-over risk continues at Conshy-based IKEA
- In Elkins Park, 3 synagogues, 2 traditions in 1 school
- Ben Carson's local donors cite his character, outsider status
- Haven: Saying "oui" to a French colonial in Ardmore
- Did open-air burn pits sicken veterans of Iraq
- Norristown council president resigns
- Uri Monson: the cost of state budget impasse
- L. Merion fall cleanup this weekend
- U. Moreland man arrested in child porn
- Accused killer: 'Someone's got to go'
- Cheese, charcuterie and chefs at Cornerstone of Main Line
- Invasive fly sparks quarantine in NW Montco
- Montco invested $25 million, gets back $800,000
- First Chesco, now Montco: Mom admits giving teen heroin
- 2 die, 2 survive after car sinks in canal
- Months after Jefferson-Abington merger, they acquire Aria hospitals as well
- Alex's Lemonade Stand is honored
The Philadelphia Business Journal is launching a new "Power 76" ranking of the most influential people in Greater Philadelphia. Among the cohort named today (# 51-76), six have Montco ties.
Montgomery County Commissioners Chairman Josh Shapiro, a Democrat, came in at #61.
Bill Glazer, the Conshohocken-based developer who is revamping the Curtis Center, in addition to major projects in Conshohocken and other suburban towns, came in at #72.
- D.A. investigating fatal crash into canal
- Montco towns earn sustainability awards
- Banh Mi coming to Abington
- Mercy Suburban fined for not treating HIV-positive patient
- D.A.: Heroin ring out of Pottstown operated via text
- Surgeons take on a vexing consequence of breast cancer
- Montco to go big with cyclist-safety road signs
- From Philly to Montco to New Mexico, a family feud worth millions
- The Slinky, a local invention, turns 70
- An existential emergency for volunteer ambulance companies
- Montgomery Twp. steady after growth boom
- Lesbian artist to donate pope portrait to alma mater, Gwynedd Mercy
- Op-Ed: Pa. lawmakers must act to prevent gun violence
- 2 in Montco arrested for theft, forgery
- Montco commissioners tout flu shots by example
- PA emergency officials plan for hurricane
- Main Line lacrosse tourney lives on as its namesake moves on
- L. Gwynedd farm to become open space
- Montco files another perjury charge against AG Kane
- Feliz duo opens Pizzeria Felici in Horsham
- Wyncote seminary changes rule on rabbis married to non-Jews
- Wyncote man gets 50 months for eBay scams
- Pope is gone -- and for the suburbs, so is money
- Region bracing for storm Joaquin, and maybe flooding
- Betsey Johnson promotes kids' line at KoP Mall
- Whitemarsh farm takes wine grapes into beer territory
- Elkins Park man's search for "my brother's bomber"
- In Pa., school test scores -- and egos -- take hits
- Miscarriage -- a private experience gets more public
Montgomery County's elected officials agreed Thursday to cover the state's bills for another month -- but not without expressing growing anger that the counties, schools, and other organizations who rely on state funding do not appear to be a consideration in the now four-month-long budget impasse.
"Do the legislature, the governor, either or both, feel pressure from counties that are not backstopping the human services needs?" asked Republican Commissioner Bruce Castor. "I’m wrestling with the question of whether we are enabling the governor and the legislature to continue with their impasse by making sure that the funds are available for people who need it in our county."
Montgomery County, as of Oct. 1, was owed more than $20 million in reimbursements for drug and alcohol treatment, mental health, elder care, homeless programs, and other state-funded human services.
In recapping the county's handling of Pope Francis's visit last weekend, Montgomery County officials said the planning and practice that went into it would be a boon to county residents in the future.
Among other things, Commissioner Val Arkoosh said, county public health staff worked with a team of volunteer physicians to set up a mass-triage center at Lankenau Medical Center in Lower Merion.
"It’s fantastic that we had the opportunity to actually set that up and make it run, so that if we ever need it in a mass casualty situation, these guys are ready, they know where the extension cord needs to go to plug the whole thing in and make it work," Arkoosh said at Thursday's commissioners meeting in Norristown. "And you laugh, but those are the things that trip you up in an emergency."