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Police Blotter Online

Good Ship Lower Merion

Value of RCLMN and MCRC

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Dear Lowman,

Lower Merion Township is a microcosm of Pennsylvania State and the nation. The government representatives seem to have no inclination to cut spending and seem to sense that, although a few will complain, most will acquiesce to transfer of money from one citizen, the tax producer, to another citizen, the tax consumer, and that many will be forced to pay for services they will never use in the name of "the public good." The majority of the Commissioners seem to have a provincial obliviousness to the economic conditions surrounding Lower Merion, as if we are in an insulated bubble, and insist on increase spending, raising taxes and incurring more and more debt without regard for The Forgotten Taxpayer.

You can view more posts on my blog.

Police Blotter Online

To be forewarned is to be forearmed. Lower Merion has a very professional and effective police department is now using Internet to inform citizens to help us protect ourselves. Given Lower Merion's proximity to high crime Philadelphia, it is remarkable that Lower Merion police keep crime is so low. Note Nixle Alerts is also available.

If you see suspicious activity, call 911.

Police Blotter to be Posted on Township Website
Information to be Updated Each Monday as of November 9th
Posted Date: 11/6/2009 4:15 PM

Beginning on Monday, November 9th, citizens can review the Lower Merion Police Blotter online. The Blotter will be updated each Monday and will be displayed in a downloadable Excel spreadsheet format. Police incidents will be listed by weeks, Monday-Sunday, and sorted by incident number and date.

"Our goal is to be proactive in providing our citizens with information regarding the incidents our Department handles," remarked Supt. Mike McGrath. "Knowing the time of day, location and description of incidents can raise awareness about trends so residents can protect themselves from crime."

Earlier in 2009, the LMPD introduced Nixle alerts, which provide information to residents in real-time and to geographically targeted areas and neighborhoods.

"Information is available over cell phones, by text message, by e-mail and over the web-through whatever method subscribers choose," noted Supt. McGrath. Subscribers can be certain that information received is authorized by the Lower Merion Police Department. The service is free, though standard text message rates apply for cell phone subscribers who do not have text plans.
Will Good Ship Lower Merion Avoid the Iceberg?

Debt, Deficit and Spending can sink Lower Merion: Many do not think this is likely or possible.

On the other hand:
The Titanic did sink.
The Bismarck did go to the bottom of the sea
Lehman Brothers did go bankrupt.

Lower Merion is headed toward an iceberg and there are those who don't want to avoid the catastrophe. What reason is there not to put a cap on debt. Twice revenues? Three times revenues? Ten times revenues? There are those who do not see what there is to be seen and there are those that do and seem to think crisis is in their interest.

Please sign this petition to restrain spending sent by Commissioner Jenny Brown who is focused and relentless on saving our ship.
The Value of RCLMN and MCRC

Very close call for Pat Coonahan who won her election by 356 out of 140,874 (133,951 undercount) and a very good showing for uber Leftist Lois Murphy, one vote behind highest vote getter, Carolyn Tornetta Carluccio. It seems, once again, Montgomery County Republican Committee and Republican Committee of Lower Merion Narberth failed to get the message out as to who the opposition was and how good our candidates were. Pat Coonahan has 22 years experience with Montgomery County District Attorney's office and is probably one of the most knowledge people on the Court with respect to criminal matters.
You cannot only go to voters asking for something once a year. You cannot educate the electorate with narrow focus on one candidate.

"Carolyn Tornetta Carluccio tallied the most votes, 63,043, with Murphy one behind at 63,042, according to unofficial returns. Also elected were county Treasurer Garrett Page, 62,636; Wendy Demchick-Alloy, 62,513; Kelly Wall, 61,872; Gary Silow, 61,019; Patricia Coonahan, 60,915.

The seven who lost were: Cheryl Lynne Austin, 60,559; Joanna Cruz, 60,135; Ann Thornburg Weiss, 60,265; Jeff Lindy, 59,322; Michael Shields, 58,868; Richard Haaz, 58,871; Joel Bernbaum, 57,369. All are Democrats except for Cruz, who is a Republican."

What, exactly, is the benefit that RCLMN or MCRC brings to voters? For the activists? The information on issues, ideas and ideals is thin. It seems it is more about status and Pork and Earmarks for those who are looking to get rich from government.

And what are we going to do about it?

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