Tuesday, February 19, 2013
A 27-year-old Upper Darby man told police he had smoked marijuana just prior to driving.
NEWTOWN SQUARE–On Feb. 9 at approximately 10:10 p.m., Newtown police was facing east in the right lane of West Chester Pike/Rt. 3 at the intersection of Bryn Mawr Avenue behind a tan Buick. According to the report, the vehicle’s registration plate displayed a January 2013 registration, which police confirmed that the registration was indeed expired. Police activated their emergency lights for a traffic stop, and were able to stop the vehicle at the intersection of Rt. 3 and Barren Road. Police approached the passenger’s side of the vehicle and spoke with the driver, who was the only occupant in the vehicle, according to the report. Upon speaking with the driver, identified as a 27-year-old from Upper Darby, police detected a strong odor of…
Monday, February 18, 2013
The Newtown Township Board of Supervisors will take into consideration the request for the historic William Lewis house to opt-out of the Act 537 sewer hook-up during the design phase of the project.
NEWTOWN SQUARE–A request was made by the owners of the historic William Lewis house in Newtown Square to opt out of hooking up to the proposed public sewer system in the township's Act 537 Plan. The owners of the historic home, Rosario Scalia and Francesco D'Arro, presented to the Board of Supervisors at a special board meeting on Feb. 4, their request to have the William Lewis house opt out of the public sewer system proposed in the township Act 537 Plan. A formal letter of request was submitted to the township by their attorney Jim Byrne in January. According to D'Arro, the William Lewis House, located on Goshen Road, was built around 1708 and played a key role in the Revolutionary War. D'Arro said the home was used as an oupost for Maj…
Sunday, February 17, 2013
The grand opening date has been set for May 11 and guest speakers have been announced for the Newtown Square-based Delaware County Veterans Memorial Association.
NEWTOWN SQUARE–The Delaware County Veterans Memorial Association has announced their grand opening date of May 11 for their memorial honoring past, present, and future Delco veterans. Dedication ceremonies will begin at 11 a.m. According to the Delaware County Veterans Memorial Association, the following guest speakers have been scheduled to speak during the ceremonies: The Delaware County Veterans Memorial is located off of West Chester Pike/Route 3 and Alice Grim Blvd. in Newtown Square. For more information about the DCVMA, visit their website here.
Friday, February 15, 2013
Many government and public offices are closed Monday as well as many schools in observance of the holiday.
In case you were thinking about going out and running errands on Presidents Day, read this list of places closed in Marple and Newtown townships before you head out. Many government offices and public services are closed today, including trash/recycling pickup. Make sure to call the appropriate office to confirm that they are indeed closed for the day. Government OFfices Schools Post Offices Libraries Banks
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Three resignations and two appointments were announced on Newtown Township's Zoning Hearing Board on Monday night.
NEWTOWN SQUARE–Three Zoning Hearing Board resignations and two appointments were announced at Monday night's Newtown Township Board of Supervisors meeting. David DiPasqua resigned as chairman of the Newtown Township Zoning Hearing Board to become the board's solicitor, according to Supervisors Chairman Joe Catania. DiPasqua's term ends on Dec. 31, 2015. In addition, Zoning Hearing Board members Anne Stulpin and Richard Carpenter have submitted their resignations which were approved by the supervisors on Monday night. Stulpin's term ends on Dec. 31, 2013, while Carpenter's term ends on Dec. 31, 2014. Supervisors appointed Michael Russo to fill in Stulpin's vacant seat and Ted Moser to fill in Carpenter's vacant seat. Supervisors unanimously…
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
The Newtown Township Board of Supervisors approved the neighborhood of Echo Valley to run on a gravity sewer system in the proposed Act 537 Sewage Facilities Plan.
NEWTOWN SQUARE–A decision was finally made at Monday night's Newtown Township Board of Supervisors meeting on the fate of the sewer system proposed in the Echo Valley section of Newtown Township. Supervisors unanimously approved to move forward with the Act 537 Sewage Facilities Plan that will include Echo Valley running on a gravity sewer system. James MacCombie, township sewer engineer on the project, orginally proposed the $25 million Act 537 Plan to have 112 Echo Valley homes serviced by a low-pressure sewer system and only a handful with a gravity sewer system. MacCombie initially recommended a low-pressure system in the Echo Valley neighborhood primarily due to environmental constraints, the way the homes were located, and the most-…
Monday, February 11, 2013
Delaware County properties will be on the block for the monthly sheriff's sale Friday, Feb. 15.
Nearly 140 properties are on the list for Friday's Delaware County sheriff's sale. However, many on the list have been postponed and some were settled, leaving about 130 properties on the block. There is one property listed in Marple: There are two properties listed in Newtown: There are several properties in Marple Newtown that have also been continued to Friday's sheriff's sale: Sales start at 11 a.m. in the County Council Meeting Room on the first floor of the Government Center Building, Delaware County Court House, Front St. & Veterans Square in Media. There is a minimum total bid amount that must be exceeded for each property to sell. The winning bidder must have 10 percent of the sale price at the auction, with the remaining portion…
Friday, February 8, 2013
Police cited a man driving around a van in Newtown Square for failing to have a registered driver's license and the discovery of a marijuana blunt inside the van.
NEWTOWN SQUARE–On Jan. 23 at approximately 1:40 p.m., Newtown police received information from an off-duty officer who reported a suspicious van driving around the upper Saint Albans neighborhood in Newtown Square. According to the report, the off-duty officer had arrested a person who was operating a van with All American Chimney on the side of the van approximately a year ago. The van that the off-duty officer observed on Jan. 23 had the same All American Chimney sign on the van, according to the report. Police were able to locate the van in the parking lot of the Newtown Square Wawa on North Newtown Street Road and had a New York registration plate. Police approached the man sitting in the passenger’s side of the vehicle, who showed …
Thursday, February 7, 2013
Man was seen taking photos of Episcopal Academy students during a squash match last week.
NEWTOWN SQUARE–Netwown Township Police are investigating a suspicious incident that occurred at Episcopal Academy last Thursday, Jan. 31, involving a man taking photos of students. A suspicious man, who appeared to look like a photographer, was seen taking photos at a recent squash match at the Dixon Athletic Building on Episcopal Academy's campus. According to Newtown Police Chief Chris Lunn, an Episcopal Academy staff member approached the man and asked if they could be of assistance to him to which the man told the staff member that he was taking background photographs for the family of an EA student. Soon after, the alleged photographer picked up his equipment and left the area. Family members were notified of the incident to which …
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
The Newtown Square man had a recorded 0.156 percent BAC level.
NEWTOWN SQUARE–On Jan. 31 at approximately 4:40 p.m., Newtown police responded to the unit block of Saint Albans Avenue for a two-vehicle crash with no injuries reported. Upon arrival, police observed a Cadillac parked directly behind a gray pick-up, both occupied by only one person in each vehicle. Police approached the driver of the Cadillac and the driver opened his door to which police immediately detected a strong odor of alcohol coming from the vehicle, according to the report. According to the report, police observed 24 unopened cans of beer sitting on the passenger floor of the vehicle. When police asked for identification, the man had trouble producing the documents even though they were clearly visible in his wallet, according to…