Drones to help with emergency calls; Inflation is hitting the region hard; ‘Deana’s Law’ in the books

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WEATHER REPORT

Humidity will dominate a good part of the week and it starts today. Expect the high to hit around 88 degrees. Of course, whenever it’s hot and humid, there’s a good chance there will be a thunderstorm at some point.

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Deana’s Law finally on the books with Governor’s signature

Lawmakers and Delaware County’s top law enforcement official hailed the formal passage and passage this week of ‘Deana’s Law’ aimed at cracking down on ‘the worst of the worst’ repeat alcohol offenders in the flying with heavier penalties. “Today marks the end of an effort that began more than three years ago, following the senseless death of Deana DeRosa Eckman,” State Representative Chris Quinn, R-168 of Middletown, said during a briefing. a press conference outside the county courthouse. “His memory is now permanently enshrined in state law. With these laws, Pennsylvanians will be better protected from the worst of the worst repeat offenders.

New drones will help Chester County first responders with emergency calls

Chester County first responders have embraced the technology, with the $17,000 purchase of a life-saving drone. “We use drones to save lives,” Martin Helmke, of the Fame Fire Company, West Chester Fire Department, West Chester Task Force and is a professor of geology at West Chester University. The drone will support the Chester County Rescue Task Force.

‘CRISIS SITUATION’ – With inflation hitting 40-year high, financial strains are hurting here

Today, Americans pay more to survive, let alone prosper. From the cost of fruit at the local market in Kennett Square to a ready meal in West Chester, prices are higher than ever for food, gas, electricity – just about everything. “Inflation is crushing the hospitality industry in many ways,” said Domenick Savino, managing partner of The Drexelbrook, a popular dining and events center in Drexel Hill. “Prices fluctuate daily in the commodity market, which presents a real challenge when booking future events to quote and honor prices for 2023 and beyond.”

Advocacy fueled funding windfall for area schools

As the dust settled over the passage of the new $45.2 billion state budget last week, it became clear that one of the biggest winners in funding was education and that one of the biggest winners in education was Montgomery County. Of the $1.8 billion increase in statewide school funding — the largest increase in school funding in 10 years — Montgomery County will receive more than $33.7 million. And about a third of that money will go to just two school districts — Norristown and Pottstown. When basic education funding, special education funding, and block grants are added together, Norristown will receive an additional $6.4 million and Pottstown $4.5 million in the 2022- 23.

Lansdale VFW Post 32 Gains National Recognition

A local VFW position has earned great honor as members strive to attract a new generation to a nearly century-old organization. Lansdale’s VFW Post 32 was recently recognized as one of only 15 “All State” VFW Posts in Pennsylvania and has qualified for national recognition which could mark a fresh start for the post. “We’re just trying to inject young people into the post and stay relevant in the community,” said post Sergeant-at-Arms John Lombardi.

SPORTS

Philadelphia Phillies’ Johan Camargo (7), Bryson Stott (5), Matt Vierling and Kyle Schwarber, right, high-five after a baseball game against the Miami Marlins, Saturday, July 16, 2022, in Miami. The Phillies won 10-0. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

Phillies outfielder Kyle Schwarber hits his 29th homer in Marlins rout

Kyle Schwarber hit his 29th homer for the NL lead, JT Realmuto hit a home run and a brace and the Philadelphia Phillies ruined the major league debut of famed Miami pitcher Max Meyer, beating the Marlins 10-0 on Saturday . Didi Gregorius and Rhys Hoskins also went deep for the Phillies, who hadn’t scored more than three points in their previous seven games. Gregorius finished with four RBIs. “My daily goal is for every one of these guys to leave the building feeling good about themselves,” Phillies interim manager Rob Thomson said.

Mikael Uhre and Daniel Gazdag help Union rally at New England summit

A small change did the Union good on Saturday night. It took a while, but they finally got there. Goals from Mikael Uhre and a penalty taken and converted by Daniel Gazdag earned the Union a 2-1 victory, from behind, against the New England Revolution. The victory allows the Union (10-2-9, 39 points) to extend its lead at the top of the Eastern Conference and climb to first place in points per game, while waiting for the match against New York City FC sunday. They also remain undefeated at home this season (6-0-5).

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