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

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Thousands remain without power (WPVI-TV, Philadelphia PA)
Heavy wind and rain left thousands of residents throughout the region without power Sunday.

Storm leaves Northeast soggy, windblown and dark (WPVI-TV, Philadelphia PA)
Utility crews pushed through fallen trees and windblown debris to reach downed power lines Sunday, working to restore electricity to hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses as strong winds and heavy rain that wreaked havoc in parts of the Northeast pushed on into New England.

Could Methacton HS be looking at a longer school day? (Inquirer Neighbors, Philadelphia PA)
In a recent address on Capitol Hill, President Barack Obama finally elaborated on his highly expected plans for education reform; extending the time that students spend in school per day, as well as lengthening the school year overall, and cutting down on break time.

Weekend Rain Sets a New Record in March (KYW Radio, Philadelphia PA)
The average around the Delaware Valley has been anywhere from around an inch-and-a-half to just over three inches of rain.

Terror suspect worked at Limerick plant (Lansdale PA Reporter)
Before he was rounded up in a sweep of suspected al-Qaida terrorists in Yemen, Sharif Mobley was a laborer at five nuclear plant complexes in Maryland, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. One of them was Exelon Nuclear’s Limerick Generating Station officials have confirmed.

Skippack man sentenced for bank robbery (Lansdale PA Reporter)
A Skippack man is headed to state prison after admitting to robbing a Plymouth bank of nearly $300.

Ellis appointed county treasurer (Lansdale PA Reporter)
Tom Ellis, a former Montgomery County Commissioner, has been appointed Montgomery County treasurer to replace the county’s outgoing treasurer, Garrett D. Page.

School Board to hold town meeting (Phoenixville PA Phoenix)
The Spring-Ford Area School Board is inviting community members to attend a Town Hall meeting at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 24th in the auditorium of the 9th Grade Center, 400 S. Lewis Road.

Victory Bank announces addition of Diana Stevens (Phoenixville PA Phoenix)
Diana Stephens joined The Victory Bank to serve as Banking Center Representative. In her new position, Stephens will assist clients in achieving their short and long term financial goals.

DA: New grand jury impaneled (Norristown PA Times Herald)
Guns, gangs and government corruption are just some of the crimes that a new grand jury, impaneled in Montgomery County, might focus on as authorities continue the war against crime.

Royersford opts to repair trash truck (Spring-Ford PA Reporter)
Royersford Borough Council mulled options for a trash truck that’s on the fritz at council’s March 9 meeting. Public works Director Conrad Bauer answered questions and recommended repairing the 2001 model trash truck instead of leasing, finding junk yard parts or replacing the truck entirely.

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