January 7, 2016
BERWYN - The Tredyffrin/Easttown School District received top honors in the Niche.com rankings, based on statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and student and parent reviews in areas including academics, teacher quality, student life, and school resources. The district, which has eight schools, including Conestoga High School, received an A-plus in every category, save for an A in sports and fitness, and a B in student culture and diversity. It has an average graduation rate of 99 percent and SAT scores well above the national average, according to Niche.
March 3, 2015 |
Triumph Group , whose 14,000 workers make aircraft parts in 21 U.S. states, Latin America, Europe, and Asia, hosted a grateful Welsh leader at its Tredyffrin Township headquarters last week. Carwyn Jones, first minister of Wales, one of the four nations that form the United Kingdom (England is the biggest), made the journey Thursday. He said he did not feel too foreign. "The Welsh know about Pennsylvania," he said. Founder William Penn sold a chunk of Tredyffrin in the late 1600s to Welsh settlers, who named it (based on the Welsh for "valley town")
December 6, 2014 |
In an agreement between Tredyffrin Township and Pennsylvania's Department of Environmental Protection, the township said it expects to replace a 36-year-old sewage pipeline that ruptured and has spilled millions of gallons of untreated sewage in the last few years into Valley Forge National Historical Park and Valley Creek, a tributary of the Schuylkill. Tredyffrin and its municipal authority violated the state's Clean Streams Law in three sewage-line ruptures in March 2012 and February and March 2014, in which more than 18.3 million gallons of sewage spilled into Valley Creek, according to a Nov. 21 court order from Chester County Court.
October 23, 2014 |
A Tredyffrin man accused of distributing heroin to a friend who fatally overdosed is facing criminal charges, the Chester County District Attorney's Office said Tuesday. Officials said Dillon Quinn, 19, bought the drugs Aug. 8 at the Overbrook train station in Philadelphia using money given to him by 19-year-old Colin Finn. Finn, who had taken the train from Paoli and met Quinn at the station, overdosed on heroin the following day in Berwyn, officials said. Quinn, who officials said did not pay for the drugs but kept some of the heroin for setting up the deal, has been charged with a felony of delivering a drug that resulted in death, among other related offenses.
April 6, 2014 |
Population: 29,332 (2010) Median income: $102,113 (2011) Area: 19.9 sq. miles Homes for sale: 136 Settlements in last three months: 40 Median days on market: 56 Median sale price (all homes): $390,000 Housing stock: 12,551 units, from 18th century to present School district: Tredyffrin/Easttown SOURCES: U.S. Census Bureau; City-Data.com; Guy Matteo; Debbie West; Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Fox & Roach HomExpert Report
March 11, 2014 |
Teleflex has put itself through a corporate makeover: In recent years the $2 billion (yearly sales) company sold or closed its old vehicle- and industrial-controls factories, cut its workforce in half, and remade itself as a multinational medical-devices maker. This worked, at least for shareholders: Teleflex stock has been trading at record levels. Next step was to do something about its 1970s-era offices in Limerick Township. "We were in a large campus, off the main thoroughfares, where we had manufacturing facilities for the now-divested operations, reflective of our previous era," says Cam Hicks , Teleflex's vice president for global human resources.
February 11, 2014 |
TREDYFFRIN While most of their neighbors sought shelter at area hotels in the aftermath of last week's winter storm, the Parker family hunkered down here in their Chester County home in a municipality that on Sunday still had some of the highest numbers of power outages in the region. On their fifth consecutive day without the convenience of electricity on Knox Road, Kate Parker was making Spaghetti Os on their gas stove to feed her 14-year-old son, Tom, and his friend Fin Monahan.
November 22, 2013 |
A 20-year-old man in a drug-induced rage knocked over 96 young trees last month after becoming upset that they had been planted in a park he often visited, according to Tredyffrin Township police. "He was angry over the placement of those shrubberies at a place where he usually had more access. It bothered him," Sgt. Todd Bereda said. "And we're not talking about large trees. " Police say Nathaniel Lent of Berwyn broke, uprooted, and pushed over the trees on the evening of Oct. 17 or the following morning at Wilson Farm Park.
August 13, 2013 |
YOU SHOULD NEVER go back on your word, unless you're Darren Walp, then you should probably go back on all of them. Walp, 33, was arrested for the second time this summer for allegedly screaming racial slurs Saturday while on his way to a country-music concert in Camden. "We never want to see this individual in the city of Camden again," Camden County Police Chief J. Scott Thomson said in a news release. According to Camden County Police, Walp, of Ridley Park, was on his way to the Blake Shelton concert at the Susquehanna Bank Center about 3:30 p.m. when he got out of his red pickup truck at a stoplight at Broadway and Morgan streets to grab a beer from the bed of his truck.
February 23, 2013 |
A former Tredyffrin/Easttown School District official who said she fell into financial trouble when she was fleeced by an online love interest was arrested Wednesday and accused of using the district's gas card to fill personal vehicles. Toni Amerman Pulcini, 60, a former transportation supervisor, used the card to steal $8,329 worth of gasoline between October 2011 and November 2012, police said. Pulcini, of Easton, Pa., is charged with theft, receiving stolen property, and access-device fraud.