Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Activists meet around noon today at the office in Town and Country, located off Route 141 near Chesterfield.
Tea Party activists descended on an IRS office in west St. Louis County today to protest the scandal that has engulfed the agency. The protest came as hearings were held in Washington D.C. about the scandal in which the IRS targeted the tax exemption applications of Tea Party-affiliated groups for extra scrutiny. According to a report from Patch partner Fox 2, the group staged their demonstration at noon at an IRS office on Town and Country Commons Drive, near the Charter Communications building. The area is located off Highway 141 just east of Chesterfield. Several Tea Party groups in St. Louis have been posting about the event online and on Twitter, including pictures of today’s event. The IRS has formally apologized for the scandal, …
Saturday, May 18, 2013
The Missouri Department of Transportation reports its St. Louis work zones for May 16-22.
The Senior PGA golf tournament comes to St. Louis and it will include road closures beginning next week. Route AB (Ladue Road) will be closed between Route 141 and Mason Road from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily from Tuesday, May 21 through Sunday, May 26. Mason Road will also be closed during these same hours and days from West Wailing to Ladue Road. The Missouri Department of Transportation will have lane closures on a few interstates this weekend. Two lanes will be closed on southbound I-170 at Route 180 (St. Charles Rock Road) at 9 p.m. Friday, May 17 to perform preventative maintenance on the I-170 bridge over Route 180. Only one lane will remain open on southbound I-170. In addition, the ramp from southbound I-170 to Route 180 and the ramp…
Friday, May 17, 2013
Drivers will be detoured when Enchanted Parkway in Manchester closes from Howard George Drive to Manchester Road. The closure is set to begin around 9 p.m. Friday and last all weekend.
Minjoo Kim from Westminster Christian Academy won second place at the 2nd Congressional District Art Competition earlier this month.
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
It's a day to recognize law enforcement officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty. Are you doing anything to honor fallen officers?
According to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund website, May 15 was proclaimed National Peace Officers Memorial Day by President John F. Kennedy. It takes place during National Police Week, which was reported established by a joint resolution of Congress in 1962. It's a time meant to recognize police who have lost their lives in the line of duty. In honor of the fallen officers, the Manchester Police Department plans to fly its flag at at half staff Wednesay. Town and Country police tell Patch officers there will wear black “mourning bands” across their badges as a memorial to the fallen officers. Are you doing anything special Wednesday to commemorate the national day of recognition? Is there a law enforcement officer you…
Monday, May 13, 2013
Enchanted Parkway in Manchester will be closed from Howard George Drive to Manchester Road for repavement work. The closure is set for this weekend.
Crews are expected to begin repavement work on Enchanted Parkway around 9 p.m. Friday, May 17. That means Enchanted Parkway in Manchester will be closed from Howard George Drive to Manchester Road during the weekend work, according to Manchester Public Works Department Director Bob Ruck. Traffic will be detoured during the road construction. The work is required to be done and Enchanted Parkway reopened by 5 a.m., Monday, May 20, but the road may reopen sooner than that, Ruck said. This work will not close Manchester Road, only Enchanted Parkway. Join Town and Country-Manchester Patch for more community news or join us on Facebook and Twitter. Manchester aldermen just voted to enter into a contract with the Missouri Department of …
Town and Country aldermen discuss outdoor seating for a new restaurant coming to Town and Country Crossing, plus could approve online traffic ticket payments Monday night. View full agenda here.
The Town and Country Board of Aldermen meets Monday night. Aldermen are set to discuss more plans, including the outside seating/patio plans, for Cooper's Hawk Winery and Restaurant. The new restaurant is set to move into the Town and Country Crossing shopping center this fall. Aldermen will also likely vote on the city beginning a program where it would accept payments of fees for traffic tickets, court costs and other related matters online. If passed by aldermen, the city would enter into an agreement with TrafficPayment.com. As previously reported by Patch, City Financial Director Betty Cotner said it would help the city collect more fees by making it easier for people to pay tickets. No word yet on when the online service would be …
Patch is teaming up with the Missouri Department of Transportation this week to get all of your traffic and road questions answered.
Patch wants to help find the answers to all your questions about traffic, road construction and more. That's why this week, we are teaming up with the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT). In the latest edition of "Ask the Patch Pro," MoDOT Community Relations Coordinator Linda Wilson Horn will answer readers' questions in the comment section of the Patch sites on Friday, May 17 between noon and 4 p.m. Get your questions ready and check back with Patch and MoDOT on Friday morning! Take a look at some of our previous Patch Pro posts:
Saturday, May 11, 2013
The Missouri Department of Transportation reports the St. Louis Work zones for May 9-15.
MoDOT's maintenance crews are continuing to work daily on touching up striping on state roads around the region. Drivers should be aware of slow moving maintenance operations on roadways as crews continue to work on putting on a new coat of paint. When drivers see a MoDOT vehicle with flashing lights, they should remember to slow down or move over to avoid the work ahead. Often three or more maintenance vehicles will be spaced out over some distance to complete maintenance work. In St. Louis County, blasting operations on southbound I-270 near Big Bend is scheduled weekdays at 1 p.m., and will continue weekly, weather permitting. Both directions of Interstate 270 will have a rolling closure and potential stopped traffic for approximately…
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Some background on Town and Country's new City Administrator Gary Hoelzer and Police Chief Patrick Kranz. Both me have decades-long careers with the city.
As previously reported by Patch, the recent retirement of Town and Country's long-serving police chief and city administrator John Copeland brought two new faces to what has been one position since 2004. (For instant news updates follow Patch on Facebook and Twitter.) Last week, Town and Country Police Captain Gary Hoelzer was named as the city's new city administrator and Police Captain Patrick Kranz was named as the new police chief. Although the two men hold new titles, they are not new to Town and Country or to leadership roles. Both men have decades-long careers in law enforcement with the city. They've been with the police department since it's early years and have helped build it into what it is today. As originally reported by …