December 18, 1998 |
Tony Bennett won't be leaving his heart in Milford. The township supervisors have effectively killed a community group's plan to build a performing-arts center - where Bennett, Joni Mitchell and James Taylor and others might have serenaded Upper Bucks - on 46 acres next to the township building. In an interview yesterday, Township Manager Jeffrey A. Vey said that while Board President Charlie Strunk strongly supported the plan, the other two supervisors "felt that it wouldn't be in the best interests of the residents of the township.
July 24, 1988 |
FAY CRON (left) and Bruce Cowan of Karkoska Builders attend to details at "The Seasons," a 251-house development rising at the southeast corner of Milford and Taylor Roads in Uwchlan Township. The single-family houses will sit on 1/4-acre lots. The project is the work of Exton's Rouse/Chamberlin Inc.
August 26, 2001 |
One pitch. Brooklawn's bid for its second straight victory in pool play of the American Legion World Series came down to one pitch yesterday. Fortunately for the Camden County squad, it was the right pitch. First baseman Andrew Noe socked a three-run, eighth-inning home run, lifting his team to a 6-2 victory over Milford (Mass.) in the second of three pool-play games. The victory virtually assured Brooklawn of a berth in the tournament semifinals tomorrow. It would take a Brooklawn setback today against Albany (Ga.)
January 27, 1994 |
Temple's football program has received two more verbal commitments. Robert Kelly, a 6-5, 260-pound defensive lineman from Milford (Conn.) Academy, and Justin Collins, a 6-5, 235-pound tight end from Lincoln High School in Tallahassee, Fla., have told second-year Owls coach Ron Dickerson they will attend Temple. The first day of the official weeklong signing period is this coming Wednesday. Temple may not comment until a recruit signs his national letter of intent. Kelly, originally from John F. Kennedy High in the Bronx, was a Super Prep All-America.
March 22, 2013 |
TWO HEARTLESS teenage girls carjacked an 89-year-old woman in a sleepy Delaware town, shoved her into the trunk and drove around for two days with the woman locked inside, police said Thursday. The harrowing ordeal started about 11 a.m. Monday, when Margaret E. Smith left her home in rural Lincoln to go get some lunch. Outside the Chicken Man eatery in nearby Milford, Del., the girls approached Smith and asked her for a ride to Lincoln, according to the Delaware State Police. Smith agreed, but back in Lincoln, the girls demanded her car keys, state police said.
May 9, 2001 |
Jay Wright became Villanova's coach knowing he would lose his best player, Michael Bradley, to the NBA. He knew the Wildcats struggled the second half of last season, even with Bradley, the nation's field goal percentage leader. He knew he needed some players and needed them now. The Wildcats have gotten a oral commitment from a 7-foot prep school player who was not on an organized basketball team last season. Chris Charles wanted to play, but events conspired against him. The good news for Villanova fans and their coaches is that Charles can play perhaps even at the very highest levels.
May 18, 1993 |
A SEASON IN PURGATORY Fiction. By Dominick Dunne. Crown. $22. A Season in Purgatory, Dominick Dunne's most readable novel since The Two Mrs. Grenvilles, is a recast of Evelyn Waugh's extraordinary Brideshead Revisited with a very Kennedy-like Connecticut family in the Marchmain-Flyte role. Here, in place of Charles Ilyder's Oxford, Dunne gives us Milford, the exclusive Catholic boarding school where narrator Harrison Burnes, a scholarship student, meets the man whose crime will cloud his life: Constant Bradley, youngest son of the wildly ambitious Gerald Bradley, a millionaire with vague underworld connections, and his wife, Grace, a pious woman who collects priests and couture and turns a blind eye to her sons' misadventures.
October 8, 1986 |
Steve Domonoski had suffered through almost four years waiting for such a happening. Longer than most of the other celebrators. And he had paid his dues. And when it finally came, his celebration had to be delayed. "It was a great feeling. A great feeling," the senior linebacker said of Temple's 19-13 win over Pitt on Saturday. "But that flying (back to Philadelphia), you know, I don't like that at all. I was biting my nails, just like I usually do. " It was Saturday night, and the Owls had just beaten Pitt for the second time in three years and scored a major victory for the program.
July 19, 1999 |
A local librarian's plan to encourage teenagers to read was recognized by the American Library Association as one of the top 30 programs in the nation for young adults. Noreen Moore, an assistant librarian at the Levittown Regional Library, created Teen Talk, a radio program featuring book reviews by middle school and high school students. The program, which premiered in January on WBCB-AM (1490), aired twice a week until school ended in June. Moore said she expected the program to resume in September.
May 25, 1997 |
Rain does not fall softly on a tent. It pounds. It rattles. It declares its intent - to drench all it touches. Some tents are up to the challenge, woven and crafted to withstand the rigors of the Himalayas. Ours clearly was not. But we're getting ahead of ourselves. It was a simple plan that brought us to the shores of the Delaware where Pennsylvania, New York and New Jersey meet to form another one of those boundaryless tristate areas that are the stuff of weather forecasts and car ads. The Harrises, neighbors from our former town in North Jersey, had suggested we get our kids together for a long weekend of camping and canoeing.