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Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Take Lansdale Borough's Community Survey before June 3 deadline

The Borough of Lansdale’s 311 West Main Street Task Force invites you to share your thoughts in regard to the renovation and programming of the Masonic Temple on Main Street into a Community Arts Center. Your input is encouraged! The link below will take you to a survey, which will take approximately ten minutes to complete. Your feedback is very much appreciated and we thank you in advance for your participaiton. Take the Lansdale Borough Community Survey.

LIVE: Interview with Pennsylvania Governor Corbett

PHOTOS: Former home of Manna on Main Street undergoing demolition

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

North Penn Superintendent Curt Dietrich takes questions about preliminary budget at The Reporter's Media Lab


Catch the replay of education reporter Linda Stein's interview with North Penn Superintendent Dr. Curt Dietrich. Read full story.

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North Penn School Superintendent Curt Dietrich will answer your questions during a live interview at The Reporter's Community Media Lab beginning at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Have a question about North Penn's preliminary budget? Tweet your question to @LansReporter or email with "North Penn" in the subject line.

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Zeigler's Zig meets Phillie Phanatic at Broad Street ReRun

Zeigler's participated in the 4th annual Broad Street ReRun this past Saturday, a race to raise money for the Hemophilia Foundation. Zeigler's was the beverage sponsor of the race and the company's mascot, Zig, had a chance to hang out with none other than the Phillie Phanatic.

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Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Details from the courtroom: Telford standoff subject Steven Johnson in district court

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Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Follow The Reporter's local news team

If you like following @LansReporter but just can't get enough local news, try following our staff members. When news breaks, or is on the verge of breaking, our team of award winning reporters are on the scene and tweeting what they're seeing.

So if you're the kind of local news junkie who loves to be in the know first, below is a list of our local news team. Follow them and you'll know about the news not just while it is happening, but sometimes (depending on the scenario) even before it is happening.

The Reporter's News Team

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Send us your questions for a live interview with North Penn Superintendent Dietrich

North Penn School Superintendent Curt Dietrich will answer your questions during a live chat at The Reporter that will be streamed at   The Reporter’s Innovation Blog   . The chat will take place at 7 p.m. on May 16. Please send any questions you have to Linda Stein, staff writer, at

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Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Political Q: In your opinion, should President Obama support gay marriage if he wants to be reelected?

UPDATE Wednesday, May 9, 2012
Tuesday, May 8, 2012 The national debate over gay marriage is back in the spotlight, this time as North Carolina moves closer to banning marriage between same-sex couples.

Beyond North Carolina, U.S. Vice President Joe Biden said on Meet The Press this weekend that he is comfortable with same-sex couples having equal rights as heterosexual couples.

"I am vice president of the United States of America. The president sets the policy. I am absolutely comfortable with the fact that men marrying men, women marrying women and heterosexual men and women are entitled to the same exact rights, all the civil rights, all the civil liberties," Biden said on Meet The Press on Sunday.

Now Americans want to know what President Obama's stance on same-sex marriage is, however, the White House has little more than dodged providing a straight answer about where the president would throw his support.

So we asked readers: "In your opinion, should President Obama support gay marriage if he wants to be re-elected?"

Here are a few answers we received.

Mike Greco Yes. It goes along with the Democratic party's philosophy. There are a lot of gays and gay activists that aren't happy with him that he hasn't openly supported gay marriage. If he does so before the election, it won't pacify everyone, but it would be a good first step. I don't think he'd lose many votes by supporting it, but I think he'd lose more by NOT supporting it.

Sandy Holloway Brodsky Absolutely. If two responsible consenting adults are willing to commit themselves, financially and emotionally, to support each other for the rest of their lives and live together as a family unit, shouldn't we support that?? It should make no difference whether thosee two people are a man and a woman, a man and a man or a woman or a woman.

Ethel Arauz GOP isn't giving gay community anything yet they have the nerve to try to use to their advantage that Obama hasn't done enough! Hypocrisy at its best. Name a US president that has done more for the gay community. Let's be careful & not cut off our noses to spite our face.

Friday, May 4, 2012

First Friday returns to Lansdale

Join Lansdale's First Friday coverage using #LansFF

The Reporter will be tweeting photos of what is happening at First Friday throughout the evening using the #LansFF hashtag. Anyone going to the event is encouraged to add the hashtag to their tweets so that we can provide the best description of what First Friday is all about.

 The best tweets will be used in a blog post later this week here on The Reporter’s Innovation Blog.