Monday, April 29, 2013
The former Newtown Grill, which became Casale less than a year ago, is also now closed.
Casale Restaurant on Newtown Street Road in Newtown Township has closed its doors. However, the restaurant will remain open until June 30 in order to honor any previously scheduled functions, according to Casale co-owner Marco Tarantino. Casale, which transformed from Newtown Grill in September 2012, was expected to be officially closed to the public as of May 1. However, it appeared the restaurant may have been closed for some weeks prior. Newtown Township Manager Michael Trio said the restaurant would be turning over to a new owner on May 1 and the current tenants have shut their doors. In September, Tarantino said the restaurant has changed its name and concept every six years or so. And for 2012, it was no different. "It's due for a …
Thursday, April 25, 2013
The Newtown Board of Supervisors authorized for roadwork to go out for bid.
The Newtown Township Board of Supervisors unanimously approved the authorization to go out for bid in order to conduct roadwork following the Public Works Department's roads tour. Director of Public Works George Sharretts presented his report at Monday's meeting and it is expected to be posted on the township website as well. He said the 49 miles of township roads were evaluated, state roads and paper or privately-owned streets, were not included. "It's our intention to prepare a long term road program," Sharretts said. "The program will need to be a living plan which can be adapted and evolve." The program would address the refurbishment of the roads that have been evaluated to be in poor condition first, then address the roads that were…
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
The left turn lane already exists at the intersection but the traffic signal needed to be modified.
At the request of residents, the Newtown Township Board of Supervisors approved traffic signal modifications at Troop Farm Road and Route 252. Supervisor John Nawn said at the board's Monday meeting that the current closure of nearby Gradyville Road has caused traffic problems and a left turn signal was needed at the intersection. The left turn lane and traffic light already exist at the intersection but the traffic signal needed to be modified in order for the signal to have a left turn arrow. Nawn said the township's traffic engineer investigated the issue and determined it was warranted and presented a plan to PennDOT which was approved. The cost was estimated to be $14,547.53 for installation, change of the controller and wiring …
Thursday, March 28, 2013
The Act 537 Plan was submitted to the Department of Environmental Protection for approval.
The Newtown Township Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a resolution to submit the Act 537 Plan to the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection at Monday's meeting. The township's plan will now seek DEP approval and then go on to the design phase. Supervisor Chairman Joseph Catania thanked township staff and Township Manager Michael Trio who spent a lot time getting to this point. "Hopefully it won't be too long before we get to the design phase and get some shovels in the ground," Catania said. The proposed plan timeline would include design of the system within six to nine months of plan approval, immediately followed by applications for permits, followed by the bidding process and the process of securing financing, …
Friday, March 22, 2013
A developer is expected to blast rock in the area of Goshen Road and Route 252 next week, Newtown Township Police alerted.
Newtown Township Police alerted residents that rock blasting will be conducted in the Liseter Development along Goshen Road during the week of March 25. However, the blasting could begin Friday, March 22, according to Newtown Police Chief Christopher Lunn. Lunn sent an email alert to residents warning that if they hear explosives in the area of Goshen Road and Route 252, police are aware of the work being done. The Liseter Development—owned by The Rouse Group and built by Toll Brothers—is being developed into luxury homes. The 400-acres will soon host seven collections of luxurious carriage and single-family homes, with a total of 449 units. The company conducting the blasting, Rock Work Inc., has received all the required permits to do …
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
The original completion date has been delayed for more than a year.
Construction and repairs of the Gradyville Road bridge in Newtown Square, which were expected to be finished in a year or less, have been delayed. Construction should now be completed and the bridge reopened by mid-February, 2014, according to the Newtown Township website. Previously, township officials had stated an anticipation date and a "best-case scenario" date of approximately one year from the announcement of when the bridge was deemed dangerous and closed to the public. Last summer, township officials anticipated the repairs would be completed and the bridge reopened by February 2013. The new timeline has the project going to bid by late June 2013 and a "Notice to Proceed," which would start the construction process by September …
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Crews continue to work on the Delaware County Veterans Memorial in Newtown Township.
Work on the Delaware County Veterans Memorial Association's (DCVMA) $1.5 million memorial project continues at Alice Grim Boulevard in Newtown Square. Patch grabbed a quick clip of crews working on the memorial earlier this week. The memorial is expected to be completed in May with a grand opening ceremony to be held May 11.
Friday, March 1, 2013
The hearing involving the Bartkowski Investment Group's application for billboards in Newtown Township was canceled again.
The postponements continue regarding the Bartkowski Investment Group's (BIG) proposal to erect three aerial billboards in Newtown Township. The application was continued at the township's February Zoning Hearing Board meeting. It was unclear whether a new date for the hearing has been set. The billboard hearing has been canceled and rescheduled several times. The last time billboards were discussed in the township was in March 2012 when Thaddeus Bartkowski III, owner of BIG, made a settlement proposal presentation to the supervisors and residents. Instead of erecting three aerial billboards, Bartkowski proposed a digital billboard on the border of Newtown and Edgmont townships on West Chester Pike. The three aerial billboards are proposed …
Saturday, February 23, 2013
Porsche of The Main Line, 4005 West Chester Pike, Newtown Square, has been named to the top echelon of Porsche dealers in the United States by earning the automobile company’s recognition as a 2013 Premier Porsche Dealer.
Friday, February 22, 2013
The man told police he only had two martinis at La Locanda in Edgmont before crashing into the Newtown Square Corporate Campus sign.
NEWTOWN SQUARE–On Jan. 24 at approximately 5:50 p.m., Newtown police responded to the area of West Chester Pike/Rt. 3 and Campus Boulevard for a report of a possible medical emergency. According to the report, a man was reported to be slumped over the wheel of a vehicle. Upon arrival, police observed the vehicle facing southbound in the northbound exit of West Chester Pike. In addition, police immediately noticed the vehicle had front-end damage and appeared the vehicle struck the curb as well as the lights that illuminate the Newtown Square Corporate Campus sign. Police were able to speak with the driver of the vehicle, who was sitting in the driver’s seat. No passengers were reported in the vehicle. The man was identified as a 41-year-…