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July 19, 1991 | The Inquirer Staff
New Britain scored 11 runs in the first five innings to quickly wrap up a 13-3 Eastern League victory over the Reading Phillies last night. Wayne Housie went 3 for 5 with two doubles, four runs scored and two RBIs for New Britain. Reading starter Andy Carter, a graduate of Springfield (Montco) High, was the losing pitcher. By the time he left the game with no outs in the fourth inning, he had surrendered seven runs. Nikco Riesgo hit a three-run home run in the first inning for the only runs for the Phillies, who are now 45-47 on the season.
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June 18, 1995 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
NEW BRITAIN, Conn. - Todd Walker smacked two homers and drove in four runs, Matt Lawton went 3 for 3 with a homer, and Todd Ritchie allowed just three hits and one unearned run in six innings to lift Hardware City over Reading, 11-2, in an Eastern League game last night. Walker hit a solo shot in the first and ripped a three-run homer in the third to help the Rock Cats (29-36). WILMINGTON 7, LYNCHBURG 2 WILMINGTON 7, LYNCHBURG 4 WILMINGTON - Mendy Lopez knocked in the go-ahead run with a single in the sixth inning, then helped break the game open with a two-run double in the eighth as the Blue Rocks beat the Lynchburg Hill Cats, 7-2, in the first game of a Carolina League day-night doubleheader.
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June 20, 2010 | The Inquirer Staff
READING - A three-run home run by Matthew Rizzotti helped the Reading Phillies score six runs in the first inning of a 9-5 win over New Britain at FirstEnergy Stadium on Saturday. In lighting up the Rock Cats in the first, Reading also got run-scoring hits from Mike Spidale, Domonic Brown, and Ozzie Chavez. Reading added to its total with a double by Chavez in the third and a two-run homer by Brown in the sixth. The offensive onslaught made a winner out of J.C. Ramirez, newly promoted from Clearwater, where he was 4-3. The pitcher, one of three prospects acquired for Cliff Lee, was elevated to Reading this week.
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August 25, 2009 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
Jeff Bailey knocked in the winning run with a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the ninth last night as the Pawtucket Red Sox earned a 3-2 International League victory over the Lehigh Valley IronPigs. New Britain 6, Reading 3 NEW BRITAIN, Conn. - Phillies starter Yohan Flande yielded six hits and four runs in four innings to take the loss to the Rock Cats in the Eastern League. New Hampshire 8, Trenton 5 TRENTON - Outfielder Nick Gorneault smacked a home run to power the Fisher Cats past the Thunder in the Eastern League.
NEWS
July 5, 1989 | By Karl Stark, Inquirer Staff Writer
Beth Lane had just seated her grandmother in their Horsham home when a Cadillac Eldorado slammed through the window, stopping just inches from them. "We were just sitting there talking," Lane recalled. "The next thing I knew, there was this horrible crash through the wall. " The driver, Russell B. Highland, 56, of New Britain, Bucks County, drove into their home at 1:50 p.m. Monday, apparently after suffering a heart attack, said his son-in-law, Frank Talese of Chalfont. Highland, who was taken to Abington Memorial Hospital after the crash, could not be revived.
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August 13, 2006 | By Nancy Phillips INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
There were plenty of warnings. Even a neighboring police chief said a New Britain officer, Darryl Allen, was using his badge to harass women. But Allen was not seriously punished - not until he assaulted a drunken woman after a New Year's traffic stop last year. Now, the Bucks County town has a new police chief and has pledged improvements in training, discipline and supervision. But questions remain. "If he had been properly disciplined for these other incidents, would these more serious things have occurred?"
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April 6, 2000 | By Evan Halper, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
Responding to calls from local officials to preserve open space before it's gone, voters in two Bucks County towns this week agreed to dip into their wallets to help save land. The proposal was the same in New Britain and West Rockhill Townships: to raise earned-income taxes by one-eighth of 1 percent. The increase will cost residents about $32 for every $25,000 they earn. New Britain voters approved the measure by a 2-1 margin. In West Rockhill, there was 59 percent approval.
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March 23, 2001 | By Michelle Jeffery INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
Some people have an addiction to caffeine. Others can't get enough sweets. Township Manager J. Delton Plank is addicted to Montgomery County, and despite a seven-month stint in this Bucks County community, he still cannot kick the habit. So Plank, 54, will take over as township manager of Lower Salford on April 9. Plank has managed towns in the Indian Valley for more than 28 years. Until this past summer, he had managed Franconia Township since 1984. Before that, Plank was borough manager of Souderton for more than 12 years.
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July 19, 2014 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
Maureen H. McMurdo-Chapman, 69, of Chalfont, Bucks County, died Thursday, July 10, at Abington Memorial Hospital of injuries she suffered in a car accident. Born in Philadelphia, Mrs. McMurdo-Chapman was a resident of Sharon Hill, Delaware County, from 1974 to 1998. For four years ending in 1995, she served as a member of the Southeast Delco School Board. She and her husband, Lawrence, who was injured in the car accident, moved to the New Britain-Chalfont area 16 years ago. Mrs. McMurdo-Chapman graduated from West Catholic High School for Girls in 1963.
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March 29, 2014 | By Jane M. Von Bergen, Inquirer Staff Writer
Three weeks ago, President Obama and Connecticut Gov. Dannell P. Malloy ate lunch at Cafe Beauregard in New Britain, Conn. The restaurant became the setting Thursday night for the governor to sign a law lifting the state's minimum wage to $10.10 an hour, from $8.25. That will make the Nutmeg State the first to heed Obama's call to raise the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour, up from the current national minimum of $7.25. "Increasing the minimum wage is not just good for workers, it's also good for business," Malloy said in a statement Wednesday.
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December 28, 2013 | By Ben Finley, Inquirer Staff Writer
BUCKS COUNTY In a state that has the most police stations in the country, Pennsylvania's number of departments will shrink by one next month when two Bucks County boroughs combine their forces. New Britain and Doylestown do not share a border, but are within several miles of each other in central Bucks County. The regionalization will save the boroughs $130,000 the first year, officials said. "Over the years, we anticipate the savings to increase to the point where it would have made no economic sense not to regionalize," New Britain Mayor David Holewinski said.
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July 12, 2013 | DAILY NEWS STAFF REPORT
READING SECOND baseman Albert Cartwright had a double in two at-bats and righthanded pitcher Seth Rosin tossed a perfect fifth inning but the Eastern Division fell to the Western Division, 5-0, in the Eastern League All-Star Game last night in New Britain, Conn. Fightin Phils' first baseman Jim Murphy was 0-for-2 with a strikeout. Lefthander Jesse Biddle, scheduled to start for Reading when the regular season resumes today against New Hampshire, did not appear.
SPORTS
September 4, 2011
  Minor League Line Scores Buffalo 000 000 000 – 0 2 1 Lehigh Valley 002 010 00x – 3 9 0 WP: Bass (8-10). LP: Schwinden (8-8). SV: De Fratus (7). A: 10,000. Reading 130 002 000 - 6 9 3 Binghamton 200 300 000 - 5 11 2 WP: Kissock (3-7). LP: Holt (8-8). SV: Walrond (3). A: 3,323. FIRST GAME Trenton 300 320 1 – 9 12 0 New Britain 520 201 x – 10 10 2 WP: Robertson (10-3)
SPORTS
August 24, 2011 | By the Inquirer Staff
INDIANAPOLIS - Josh Barfield's two-run single keyed a six-run fourth as the Lehigh Valley IronPigs edged the Indianapolis Indians, 7-6, in the International League on Tuesday night. N.Hampshire 9, Trenton 1 MANCHESTER, N.H. - Travis D'Arnaud, sent to the Toronto organization in the trade that brought Roy Halladay to the Phillies, doubled and drove in three runs as the Fisher Cats crushed the Thunder in the Eastern League. Lakewood 3, Delmarva 0 SALISBURY, Md. - Ervis Manzanillo gave up just two hits in 51/3 innings and three relievers continued the shutout as the BlueClaws topped the Shorebirds in the South Atlantic League.
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June 27, 2011 | By the Inquirer Staff
ALLENTOWN - Brandon Moss clubbed a three-run homer to key a four-run eighth as the Lehigh Valley IronPigs beat the Charlotte Knights, 5-2, in the International League on Sunday. Akron 12, Reading 2 AKRON, Ohio - Matt McBride had an RBI single and a run-scoring double in the Aeros' 10-run first in the Eastern League romp. Trenton 6, New Britain 2 NEW BRITAIN, Conn. - Dellin Betances gave up only one hit in six shutout innings as the Thunder beat the Rock Cats in the Eastern League.
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June 26, 2011 | The Inquirer Staff
ALLENTOWN, Pa. - Pete Orr hit a two-run homer in the ninth, but the Lehigh Valley IronPigs' rally died there as they fell to the Charlotte Knights, 6-4, Saturday night in an International League contest at Coca-Cola Park. Rich Thompson was 3 for 4 at the plate for the IronPigs, but John Mayberry Jr. and Cody Overbeck were a combined 0 for 9 with seven strikeouts. Akron 2, Reading 1   AKRON, Ohio - Juan Diaz's bases-loaded single in the bottom of the 10th scored Juan Apodaca with the winning run as the Aeros edged the R-Phils in the Eastern League.
NEWS
October 12, 2010 | By Walter F. Naedele, Inquirer Staff Writer
Kenneth F. Schrepfer was a police officer in New Britain, Bucks County, and over the years coached high school football and was a school counselor in Philadelphia, Montgomery and Ocean Counties. Enough careers for any one man. But this year, an earlier moment of life-changing gallantry was evoked. In June 2010, the French Embassy in Washington presented him with membership in the Legion of Honor, his wife, Helen, said, for rescuing a French officer during a World War II encounter with German troops.
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