September 6, 2015 |
One in a continuing series spotlighting real estate markets in the region's communities. Marple and Newtown share a school district, but when it comes to housing, the two Delaware County municipalities have little in common. Marple, which saw large-scale development right after the end of World War II, is filled with houses from that era: primarily single-family homes of 1,500 to 1,800 square feet, with three bedrooms and 11/2 to two bathrooms. But there are also some rowhouses and twins in the mix. The price range for the 62 houses now for sale is $155,000 to $450,000, with the median list price $359,900.
April 9, 2015 |
Police in Newtown Square are looking for a few volunteers - to get drunk and eat free pizza. Seriously. The Delaware County department posted the request on its Facebook page: "Volunteers Needed! Serious Responses Only!" "This is for real," said Officer Joe Vandegrift, volunteer coordinator for Newtown Township. There is a hitch, of course. The department is holding a field-sobriety training exercise for 24 officers from across Pennsylvania. The 20 volunteers it hopes to recruit have to go through three field-sobriety tests - horizontal gaze, walk and turn, and one-leg stand - given by officers looking to be certified, Vandegrift said.
March 10, 2015 |
DELAWARE COUNTY 13-year-old Cayman Naib was remembered last night by his schoolmaster as "a remarkable person" who brought a smile to others and strove to make sure they felt comfortable. Steve Piltch, head of school at the Shipley School in Bryn Mawr, recalled when Cayman "made it a point to invite him to his birthday party to make him feel welcome. " That was Cayman. "He was always reaching out to people," Piltch said in a phone interview last night. Cayman was found dead yesterday about 2 p.m. after a frantic four-day search, partially snow-covered in the shallow waters of Darby Creek, said a spokeswoman for Delaware County District Attorney Jack Whelan.
February 23, 2014 |
Eileen Nelson can remember when rebuilding the Gradyville Road Bridge was expected to take a year. Back then, in March 2013, it seemed like more than enough time to replace a two-lane, 14-foot stretch of road in the heart of Delaware County. But that was before Nelson, an engineer, and other officials in Newtown Township learned that a neighboring town needed a sewer main in the same area. And it was before the state Department of Transportation asked for a new permit. And it was long before a tiny but endangered bog turtle was spotted near the future construction site.
September 21, 2013 |
Sidney T. Yates, 84, a lawyer from Upper Makefield Township who worked with schools, local governments, and lending institutions, died Tuesday, Sept. 10, of congestive heart failure in Kintnersville. In 1956, Mr. Yates joined the law firm of William R. Stuckert in Newtown Borough and shortly afterward became managing partner of the renamed Stuckert & Yates. The firm has been in business for many years, with Mr. Yates at the helm for half a century. At various times, he was solicitor for the Newtown Borough Council, Upper Makefield School District, Newtown Township, Middletown Township, Centennial School District, Newtown Sewer Authority, Lower Southampton Sewer Authority, Bucks County Intermediate District, and Middle Bucks Area Vocational Technical School Authority.
March 24, 2012
A Bucks County farmer with a felony conviction was sentenced Thursday to a minimum of nearly a year in the county prison for shooting his dog after it attacked the neighbors' pets. Gary Kirk of Newtown Township was sentenced to 111/2 to 23 months in the Bucks County prison. Kirk pleaded guilty in July to animal cruelty and a weapons offense that stemmed from his felony drug conviction 20 years ago. He avoided a possible five-year state prison sentence for unlawfully possessing a firearm.
May 10, 2011 |
A Newtown Township, Delaware County, supervisor and three administrative employees were charged Monday with theft for using a township FedEx account for personal business. George P. Wood, 68, chairman of the Board of Supervisors, was charged with theft of services and theft by unlawful taking, said District Attorney G. Michael Green. Also charged with the same offenses were George J. Clement Jr., 66, assistant to the township manager; Gwen Toyzer, 48, administrative assistant to the manager; and Marie Louise Richards, 58, the township tax collector.
October 24, 2010
Pennsylvania 1615-17 Spruce St. unit 400 , $605,000. 326 S. 43d St. , $595,000. 2201-2209 Arch St. unit 103 , $490,000. 111 S. 15th St. unit P101 , $454,000. 253 Paoli Ave. , $433,500. 2336 Fairmount Ave. unit B , $410,000. 1438 S. Broad St. , $404,250. 13020 Lindsay St. , $385,000. 1836 Catharine St. , $360,000. 1619 Spruce St. unit 5 , $359,900. 656 Linton Hill Rd., Newtown Township , $849,500.