Thursday, February 28, 2013
The surprising thing the Wooden Indian Tobacco Shop and Cigar Lounge owner tells Patch about his own smoking preferences.
The "VIP Guest Today" lawn signs in front of the Wooden Indian Tobacco Shop and Cigar Lounge were too interesting to just pass by on Thursday afternoon. For a non-smoker the fragrant cigar store next to the Manoa Fire Co. station (yes, they do have a wooden cigar store Indian statue) is easy to miss. So the intrique of a mystery guest was enough to draw in a first time, non-smoker Patch Edtor. Inside the store, which has a special exemption that allows smoking on the premises, are thousands of cigars and most times a handful or more of cigar lovers. In the front of the shop at 95 Eagle Road is a showroom featuring hundreds of cigars. The special guest on Thursday was a representative of Oliva Cigars. The star of the shop is owner and …
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
The Delaware County GOP announces its slate for this spring's primary election.
Monday, December 17, 2012
Newt Gingrich says Hillary Clinton will be a formidable candidate if she decides to run for president next time around. What do you think?
Buzz about Hillary Clinton's future is building as she prepares to leave her post as secretary of state. Newt Gingrich says she'll make a formidable presidential candidate if she decided to run. What do you think? Vote in our poll and add your comments below.
Thursday, November 8, 2012
In a vote at school, the students picked Obama over Romney by a 61-36 percent margin.
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Check this article for all the updated local information you need for Election Day.
Links To Delaware County Elections Results Polls open at 7 a.m. and don’t close until 8 p.m. If you want to check on where your polling place is, click here. 6:45 p.m. There were zero lines at Chatham Park Elementary School in Haverford Twp. Voters were in and out, in 10 minutes. 6:40 p.m. Messiah Lutheran Church, Newtown Twp (Precinct 2): 1,004 residents in Precinct 2 have voted thus far and 117 absentee ballots have been received. Total voter registration in this precinct is about 2,400, according to 2nd Precinct Committeeperson Leonard Altieri III. 5:40 p.m. Russell Elementary School, Marple Twp (Ward 6): As of 5:20 p.m., 1,500 Marple residents in Ward 6 have voted. There were approximately 300 votes by 8 a.m. and a 30-minute wait in …
A top campaign aide calls the win one bright spot in a disappointing night for GOP in DC.
Republican Incumbent Congressman Pat Meehan of Drexel Hill (Upper Darby) (R-PA7) easily defeated Democrat Challenger George Badey of Radnor to win a second term in the U.S. House Tuesday. Meehan held an nearly 2 to 1 margin in Delaware County to retain the seat he won during the historic GOP victories of the 2010 Obama mid-term elections. The Republican momentum was not with the national GOP Tuesday night, prompting one top Meehan Campaign official to call his victory as "at least one bright spot in an otherwise disappointing night." During his victory speech Meehan told a ballroom full of supporters at the Springfield Country Club that his focus during his second term will be on jobs. Meehan cited his work to save the gasoline refinery …
Vitali is the Democratic incumbent.
Greg Vitali, the Democratic State Representative incumbent for the 166th legislative district, beat his Republican challenger Bill Toal in Tuesday’s election. As of 12 a.m. Vitali was leading Toal by 20,637 to 12,077 votes. Vitali, a Haverford resident, has been a member of the House since 1993. “During my 20 years in the Pennsylvania legislature I have taken a lead role on environmental issues and have been the recipient of numerous environmental and other awards,” Vitali told Main Line Media News. Read more about him here. Bill Toal, also a Haverford resident, is a prosecutor in the Delaware County District Attorney’s Office. According to his Web site, he serves as the District Attorney Office’s liaison for the Safe Schools Program in …
Republican incumbent House of Representative member Tom Killion (R-168) bests democratic challenger Beth Alois.
Long-serving House member Tom Killion won the 168th District race against democratic challenger Beth Alois in the 2012 general election Tuesday, Nov. 6. According to the PA Elections Returns website, Killion received 57.5 percent or 17,578 of registered votes in the 168th District while Alois received 42.5 percent or 13,000 votes. Patch caught up with Killion on Tuesday morning as he was voting in his district at the Easter Seals in Middletown Township. The Republican incumbent appeared calm and confident about the 168th District race as he went to cast his vote. Killion noted Alois had worked hard on her campaign but had no doubts that he would win the race. "I've been involved for 30 years and have been serving in the community …
President Obama defeats Republican Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election.
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden were re-elected Tuesday night, defeating Republican challenger Mitt Romney and his vice presidential running mate, U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan. NBC News called the presidential election for Obama around 11:15 EST. The president sent a message on Twitter at 10:14 saying simply, "This happened because of you. Thank you." The Obama campaign won the most expensive presidential race ever, with both parties raising about $2.6 billion. The race was filled with negative campaigning on both sides, from Obama attacking Romney’s business experience with Bain Capital to Romney lambasting Obama’s handling of the economy. The race tightened during the final months of the campaign, with gaffes and surges from …
With nearly all precincts reporting, incumbent Democrat Daylin Leach defeated GOP challenger Charles Gehret.
With nearly all of the precincts reporting, incumbent Democratic state Sen. Daylin Leach has defeated GOP challenger Charles Gehret handily in the 17th District, with more than 65% of the vote. Leach is a ten-year veteran of state politics, having been elected to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 2002 and the State Senate in 2009. Before throwing his hat in the ring in the 17th, Gehret was chief fiscal officer and top aide for Pennsylvania's Lieutenant Governor Jim Cawley. Leach accepted the win late this evening. "Well, it appears that I have been re-elected," Leach wrote in a post on his campaign's Facebook page. "I want to thank everyone for all of their help and support. Truly, I am humbled. And I am hardly ever humbled." …