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The alleged scheme was all about relationships. The head of a Montgomery County engineering firm wanted to win Pennsylvania Department of Transportation contracts to inspect road-maintenance and bridge-cleaning projects, investigators said. So he befriended a retired PennDot employee who had mentored the man in charge of picking the recipients of the agency's six-figure deals.
NORRISTOWN Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Vetri Ferman encountered a problem in filing all the signatures she gathered to run for Common Pleas Court judge.
BUCKS COUNTY Deadline nears to register in primary DOYLESTOWN Next Monday is the last day to register to vote in Bucks County for the May 19 municipal primary election.
With their candidates picked and their rank and file energized, Montgomery County Republicans are preparing to mount their biggest electoral battle since 2011.
LOWER MERION A state firearms group is suing Lower Merion Township to overturn an ordinance regulating guns in parks. Firearm Owners Against Crime, a statewide nonprofit group, staged a protest in Bala Cynwyd Park this month and had promised to file a suit if the ordinance was not rescinded.
The council members sat quietly and cast their votes, unanimously agreeing to seek state assistance to manage Colwyn Borough's finances.
Four years ago, Democrats took control of Chester's government with a sweeping victory in a city long controlled by Republicans.
Former Montgomery County Republican Committee Chairman Robert J. Kerns has lost his law license after pleading guilty in a sexual assault case.
Is it worth paying hedge-fund, real estate fees for these results?
NORRISTOWN In his State of the County address Thursday, Board of Commissioners Chairman Josh Shapiro gave a preview of some of the initiatives underway for 2015.
The alleged scheme was all about relationships. The head of a Montgomery County engineering firm wanted to win Pennsylvania Department of Transportation contracts to inspect road-maintenance and bridge-cleaning projects, investigators said. So he befriended a retired PennDot employee who had mentored the man in charge of picking the recipients of the agency's six-figure deals.
Bruce L. Castor Jr. is a busy guy - who just got busier. The Montgomery County commissioner, who also works as a private attorney and is campaigning to be county District Attorney, on Friday got sworn in as a special deputy district attorney in Centre County.
BUCKS COUNTY Deadline nears to register in primary DOYLESTOWN Next Monday is the last day to register to vote in Bucks County for the May 19 municipal primary election.
Baer Growls: Montco Commissioner Josh Shapiro just got another notch on his belt. He's someone who bears watching.
LOWER MERION A state firearms group is suing Lower Merion Township to overturn an ordinance regulating guns in parks. Firearm Owners Against Crime, a statewide nonprofit group, staged a protest in Bala Cynwyd Park this month and had promised to file a suit if the ordinance was not rescinded.
Bristol Township Council President Bob Lewis was found dead in his home Sunday, officials said. The township issued a statement saying Lewis died at his home in Croydon on Sunday morning. A cause of death was not announced.
Several dozen gun-rights supporters peacefully descended on a Lower Merion park Sunday afternoon, where they protested a local gun ordinance and called on the district attorney to take legal action against the township.
County Democrats have announced their candidates for County Court judge.
NORRISTOWN Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Vetri Ferman encountered a problem in filing all the signatures she gathered to run for Common Pleas Court judge.
With their candidates picked and their rank and file energized, Montgomery County Republicans are preparing to mount their biggest electoral battle since 2011.