Sunday, April 14, 2013
Delaware County Council Chairman Tom McGarrigle presented the 2013 State of the County address this week.
Delaware County Council Chairman Tom McGarrigle presented the 2013 State of the County address at a Delaware County Chamber of Commerce luncheon at the Towne House Restaurant in Media on April 9. McGarrigle highlighted economic success stories and presented an update on the Local Economic Development (LED) strategy for the future. McGarrigle listed many economic "silver linings" in Delaware County including redevelopment of the refineries, new retail stores in Upper Darby, the Quarry Development in Haverford, new hotels coming to Springfield, Tinicum and Ridley, and the U.S. Open coming to Merion Golf Club in Haverford. Read more about the address here.
Friday, February 22, 2013
The award was presented by the Department of Community and Economic Development and named for the DCED secretary.
Friday, January 11, 2013
he Delaware County Animal Protection Board now has a 5-year contract with the Chester County SPCA to provide shelter and humane care for stray dogs and cats from Delaware County through 2017.
Saturday, December 22, 2012
Delaware County Council led a countywide moment of silence earlier this week in remembrance of the victims of Sandy Hook Elementary School.
MEDIA–A moment of silence was held throughout Delaware County on Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. in front of the county courthouse in remembrance of the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. County Council Chairman Tom McGarrigle led the moment of silence on Wednesday morning. "There are no words that can help any of us understand the horrific and senseless lost of life on that tragic day," said McGarrigle. "But we can come together as a community to reflect on live's lost to honor our nation's teachers and emergency responders, and to support each other." McGarrigle was joined by President Judge Chad Kenney Sr., District Attorney Jack Whelan, Councilman Dave White, Council Vice Chair Mario Civera Jr. and Councilman John McBlain in…
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
A countywide moment of silence will be held on Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. for victims of Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting.
MEDIA–Delaware County Council, the District Attorney and the President Judge invite Delaware County schools, municipalities, churches, businesses and residents to pause at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 19, for a moment of silence to honor the victims of the tragic act of violence at Sandy Hook Elementary School in the New England town of Newtown, Connecticut, announced the county on Tuesday. Marple Newtown teachers and staff will pause at 9:30 a.m. for a moment of silence with their students. According to Superintendent Merle Horowitz, teachers have been informed to tell their students: “We are having a moment of silence to think about all of the good things that we have in our lives and honor the memory of those who are not as fortunate.” …
Monday, December 17, 2012
The 'Operation Safe Holiday' campaign kicked off in Delaware County on Dec. 12 in front of the county courthouse.
MEDIA–PennDOT (Pennsylvania Department of Transportation), police and Delaware County officials kicked off regional impaired and aggressive-driving enforcement at the Delaware County Courthouse in Media last week as part of “Operation Safe Holiday,” a campaign encouraging safe driving through the holiday season. Police discussed the use of sobriety checkpoints, roving patrols and regular traffic safety patrols to crack down on motorists who are driving aggressively or driving while impaired. The Pennsylvania State Police and hundreds of municipal police departments statewide partner with PennDOT during “Operation Safe Holiday” to increase traffic safety enforcement from Thanksgiving through the New Year’s holiday. The Pennsylvania DUI …
Friday, December 14, 2012
The 2013 Budget for Delaware County calls for a millage rate of 5.452, which is an increase of 0.15 mills or 2.8 percent, reports the Delaware County Times.
Sunday, November 11, 2012
Two professionals from South Korea came to visit Delaware County through a Rotary Club exchange program.
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Delaware County Council approved a long-term plan for animal control with the Chester County SPCA.
MEDIA–Delaware County Council approved a long-term plan for animal control with the Chester County SPCA. Delaware County Council approved an animal control agreement between the Animal Protection Board and the Chester County SPCA last week, according to the Delaware County Daily Times. Council approved the proposal that was presented in August, which would run from Jan. 1, 2013 to Dec. 31, 2017, in which the Animal Protection Board would commit to $1,293,750 in payments to the Chester County SPCA over the life of the contract. The original six-month contract was extended an additional six months. According to the Delco Times, the Animal Protection Board would pay, up front, a minimum each month to the Chesco SPCA and then bill the …
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
The public is invited to attend Delaware County's 9/11 Memorial Ceremony at Rose Tree Park in Upper Providence on Tuesday morning.
UPPER PROVIDENCE–Delaware County residents are invited to the 9/11 Memorial Ceremony at Rose Tree Park in Upper Providence at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday. Elected officials, clergy, firefighters, law enforcement and emergency medical personnel will attend and speak at the ceremony. The ceremony, hosted by District Attorney Jack Whelan and Delaware County Council, will take place at the Delaware County Law Enforcement and Fire/EMS Memorial in the park. A wreath will be placed at the 9/11 Memorial in honor of those who lost their lives during the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. Delaware County's first responders will also be honored with the laying of wreaths for all first responders who gave their lives in the line of duty. Where were you on…