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Archive: July, 2012

POSTED: Thursday, July 19, 2012, 6:06 PM

Those who have been caught in traffic jams this week trying to make their way around the Rte. 23/ Balligomingo Road impasse in Upper Merion and West Conshy must hold on a little longer.

“Barring anything unforeseen, we plan to reopen Route 23 next Friday (July 27) or early the following week,” Eugene J. Blaum, PennDOT assistant press secretary wrote in an email today.

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POSTED: Thursday, July 19, 2012, 5:46 PM

The 4th annual "On Your Marc" benefit 5k run/walk, will be held Saturday, Aug. 4. The event honors Marc J. Small, a U. S. Army Special Forces Green Beret medic killed in 2009 while serving his country in Afghanistan.

Marc's mother and sister, Mary and Megan MacFarland, are co-founders of the race in cooperation with Lower Providence Township.

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POSTED: Thursday, July 19, 2012, 3:47 PM

Reuters is reporting that Moody's Investors Service on Thursday cut the general obligation bond rating of Pennsylvania's Montgomery County to Aa1 from AAA after several years of operating deficits caused by a growing budgetary imbalance.

The downgrade affects $417 million of long-term outstanding debt, the news service reported.

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POSTED: Thursday, July 19, 2012, 3:16 PM

Lansdale Police have confirmed today they are investigating the disappearance of Joseph Sarni and are seeking the public’s help to find him.

Sarni is 5-feet 8-inches tall with a thin build, hazel eyes and brown hair.

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POSTED: Wednesday, July 18, 2012, 5:33 PM

Prayers & Poinsettias' annual Food and Arts Festival will be held at Montgomery County Community College (MCCC) on Sunday, Aug. 5, from noon to 4 p.m.

The event will be in the North Hall Fine Arts Gallery, West Campus, 16 W. High Street, Pottstown. There will be art, food and music.

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POSTED: Tuesday, July 17, 2012, 5:56 PM

Blue Bell Place in Montgomery County has announced the formation of a new support group for caregivers coping with Alzheimer's and related memory loss.

The group will be led by Emily Cuff, a certified support group facilitator.

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POSTED: Tuesday, July 17, 2012, 5:41 PM

Just when you thought it couldn’t get much hotter, another code red warning comes from Montgomery County officials.

The commissioners have issued a hot weather alert beginning at 12 noon Wednesday, July 18, and ending at 8 p.m. the same day, unless extended by the commissioners.

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POSTED: Monday, July 16, 2012, 12:21 PM

The Montgomery County commissioners have issued a hot weather warning or "Code Red" for Montgomery County from noon to 8 p.m. Tuesday, unless extended by the commissioners.

A code red is called when health and weather officials expect an oppressively hot air mass to push the heat index to 100 degrees or greater. The heat index is how heat and humidity combined make a person feel.

High heat indices have been associated with mortality, and residents should take precautions to prevent heat-related stress and exhaustion, the commissioners said in a statement released Monday. It helps to stay in air-conditioning and drink lots of water.

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