February 28, 2016
A Chester County town's former public works director faced a judge and waived his preliminary hearing Friday morning over charges he illegally dumped chemicals. Scott H. Cannon, 56, of Glen Mills, who was fired by Tredyffrin Township two years ago, faces charges of unlawful conduct and polluting the water supply. The State Attorney General's Office charged him on Nov. 20. He appeared in district court in Chesterbrook in front of District Judge Analisa Sondergaard. Cannon is accused of discharging at least 1,000 gallons of magnesium chloride, used to treat road salt, on the grounds of the public works facility in Tredyffrin Township, where he had worked as director of the department since November 2011.
February 27, 2016
Tredyffrin Township has rescinded a cost-sharing plan with four other towns to fix a pipe that has spilled millions of gallons of untreated waste into a federally protected creek that runs through Valley Forge National Historical Park -- but the repair work will continue. Under orders from the state Department of Environmental Protection, reconstruction of the Wilson Road Force Main sewage pipeine is to start in the next few months, Tredyffrin officials said. However, it is unclear how the bills will be paid.
December 24, 2015 |
In three separate sewage-line ruptures in 2012 and 2014, millions of gallons of untreated waste spilled into Valley Forge National Historical Park and a federally protected tributary of the Schuylkill. In an agreement between Tredyffrin Township and Pennsylvania's Department of Environmental Protection late last year, Tredyffrin officials had until early 2016 to decide on a long-term plan to prevent more sewage spills. Township officials decided this summer to install a new pipe that will fit into the existing Wilson Road Force Main sewage pipeline, which is nearly 40 years old. This week, Tredyffrin's board of supervisors approved an agreement to share the costs of fixing the pipeline with the four other municipalities the pipeline serves.
June 21, 2012 |
The most populous town in the wealthiest county in Pennsylvania — Tredyffrin Township — stretches from the last five stops on the Paoli Local, north across U.S. 202, to Valley Forge. It's home to shady ridges lined with brick-fronted homes, to big companies whose bosses live nearby — Ametek, AmerisourceBergen, TE Connectivity, Triumph Group — and to roughly as much office space as both of Center City's Liberty Place towers, with the Comcast Center thrown in. Yet most of its office inventory, built in the 1980s or earlier, is "in danger of becoming outdated," warns a report by the Chester County township's Business Development Advisory Council.
June 14, 2012 |
THE NAMEPLATE on Steve Aichele's desk in his Capitol office adjoining Gov. Corbett's reads "Capt. S. Aichele. " It's from his 21 years in the Naval Reserve, during which he commanded a crew of the USS Estocin, a guided-missile frigate, out of Philadelphia. Now he's on a different deck, looking to steer a new course. Aichele, 63, former big-time Philly lawyer, is the guv's new chief of staff. He moved up from the post of general counsel to replace Corbett's first chief, Pittsburgh pal Bill Ward, now nominated as an Allegheny County judge.
February 12, 2012 |
At 84, Richard J. Fox is still looking for the next great business opportunity. But his business is real estate, mainly office buildings. And, let's be honest, he says, the great days of suburban development aren't coming back anytime soon. "I am not bullish on the American economy," laments the developer of Chesterbrook, one of the most ambitious projects ever undertaken in the Philadelphia region. Fox hails from a day - somehow it seems long ago and far away - when developers dreamed big dreams.
November 11, 2011 |
Joseph L. Pyle Jr., 86, of Devon, a former investment banker, Tredyffrin Township supervisor, and SEPTA board member, died Friday, Oct. 28, at home following strokes. Inquirer Editorial Board writer George Wilson praised him as Mr. Pyle reached a milestone in December 1985. "Joseph L. Pyle, on the SEPTA board since 1964, is winding up 21 years of dedicated and pioneering public service in that unpaid position. ". . . In crisis after crisis, in bad times and good, Pyle has been a voice of reason on the SEPTA board.
September 22, 2011 |
To understand why Tredyffrin Township wants to build more sidewalks, look no further than Harold Scott. The 69-year-old Pottstown resident was on his way to a church meeting in the township but wanted to stop first for coffee at a Saxby's down the road on Route 30. Rather than walking from the Church of the Good Samaritan, he ended up driving the 100 yards to the shop. The sidewalks "stop and start" too much to walk safely, he said, gesturing toward the road, with its islands of unconnected sidewalks and cars rushing by. If the sidewalk ordinance adopted Monday does what it's supposed to, people like Scott will be able to get around more easily on foot.
January 13, 2011 |
Gov.-elect Tom Corbett has selected the chairman of the Center City law firm Saul Ewing L.L.P. as his top legal adviser, he announced Wednesday. Corbett appointed Stephen Aichele, 62, of Tredyffrin, Chester County, to serve as his general counsel. On Monday, Corbett nominated Aichele's wife, Carol, a Chester County commissioner, to be Pennsylvania's secretary of state, who oversees state elections as well as the licensing of 800,000 business and health professionals. Corbett also nominated Barry J. Schoch, 50, a transportation engineering manager from the Harrisburg area, to head the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.
April 6, 2008 |
"When I started, it was the police radio and sirens and nothing else," Tredyffrin Township Sgt. Joseph Glatts was saying. The video from earlier that morning, playing on a screen in front of him, was the future he did not imagine when he became a police officer in 1983. A car running a Tredyffrin red light. A pursuit. The car pulling over. Glatts approaching - all captured by a windshield camera, to be stored in the video files at Tredyffrin headquarters. Coatesville, Caln and West Vincent in Chester County say they already have the system Tredyffrin uses.