20090610-24Hours100px-ZlomekThe Limerick Post scanned available news feeds during recent days and found these stories of local interest.

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First Niagara applies to become a bank holding company (Philadelphia Business Journal)
First Niagara Financial Group Inc., which is set to buy Harleysville National Bank, has applied to the Federal Reserve Board to become a bank holding company. It currently is chartered as a thrift holding company, meaning it is only permitted to own thrift institutions.

Proposed Royersford gateway sign will need to follow borough ordinances (Spring-Ford Reporter)
A discussion about a gateway sign to the borough was tabled at Royersford’s Nov. 24 borough council meeting. Council requested more details from the company proposing the sign and a wall near the pumping station at 10th Avenue, close to the Wawa.

Limerick’s sewer rate to increase 8 percent (WhatsThe422.com)
Property tax rates might be holding steady in 2010, but wastewater bills in Limerick Township are expected to increase 8 percent.

MCCC Offers 5th Annual Family ‘Gingerbread House Decorating Party’ Class (MC3.edu)
Montgomery County Community College will offer its popular Continuing Education family holiday class, “Gingerbread House Decorating Party,” in Blue Bell PA.

Jazz Improvisation Workshop Ensemble to Present Free Concert (MC3.edu)
Participants from Montgomery County Community College’s Jazz Improvisation Workshop will perform a free concert in Blue Bell PA.

Local engineer receives award (WhatsThe422.com)
Who says we do not report any “positive” news out of Limerick?

Turning the Page (WhatsThe422.com)
Next month, says What’s The 422 reporter Michael Hays, his regular reporting duties for the Web site will end.

Deer Hunting Season Begins Monday (WFMZ-TV, Allentown PA)
It’s Pennsylvania’s biggest draw for hunters and it all starts today. The 12-day firearms deer season begins Monday and about 750,000 hunters across the state are preparing to take to the field.

New Gift Card Regulations To Benefit Consumers (WFMZ-TV, Allentown PA)
Who doesn’t love to give and receive gift cards? For the most part they’re easy to use. The Federal Reserve is jumping in to make gift cards even more consumer friendly.

Holiday traffic deaths down in Pa. (The Inquirer, Philadelphia PA)
The number of people killed or injured in crashes investigated by state police during this year’s Thanksgiving holiday period decreased, but troopers issued more speeding and seat-belt citations, Commissioner Frank E. Pawlowski said today.

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