MIDDLETOWN >> Council has returned to full strength, as Steve Byrne was unanimously appointed to represent the fourth district. Byrne is replacing Chris Quinn, R-168, who was elected in July to the Pennsylvania State House. The seat was previously held by Tom Killion, R-9, who was elected to the state Senate in the spring.
HAVERFORD >> In a rare show of unanimity on a proposed budget, commissioners recently voted 9-0 in favor of a $43.48 million preliminary budget that requires a 2.67 percent real estate tax increase in 2017. If formally approved on Dec. 12, the tax rate would change from 7.785 to 7.993 mills.
Today is my birthday. In terms of numbers, I have something in common with the speed limit sign on the interstate, but I'm still a few integers away from the maximum amount of varieties available from Heinz. You would think at my advanced age that a birthday would lose some of its mystique, and joy.
There will be a new twist when it comes to your holiday party planning this year, courtesy of our friends in Harrisburg. Looking for a beer to make merry? Well, as opposed to what has been the case so often in the past, you've got some choices to make. Interested in a case?
Mike McGinley of Ridley Park was on duty Friday at Delaware County's 911 center when the call came at 9:03 a.m. On the other end was an elderly man, distressed and asking for help."But, this gentleman was just very hard to get any information from him," the 19-year county dispatcher said.
MEDIA >> A dark navy blue cap emblazoned with "USS Arizona" sits in a glass display at the Pennsylvania Veterans Museum as part of its permanent exhibit, signifying the importance of Dec. 7, 1941. As the 75th anniversary of Pearl Harbor approaches, some recall what that day meant for the United States.