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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Tredyffrin Township has rescinded a cost-sharing plan with four other towns to fix a pipe that has spilled millions of gallons of untreated waste into a federally protected creek that runs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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
May 3, 1992 | By Sharon O'Neal, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
After spending several hours in a Chester County courtroom, a developer and Charlestown Township agreed Wednesday to resolve out of court their differences over plans for a road, according to Township Solicitor James McErlane. "We're out of an adversarial posture," McErlane said. One of the issues in dispute was the construction of a storm-water management system. The township recommended to developer MCF Associates that the system be constructed as an underground holding tank.
NEWS
September 26, 2002 | By Nancy Petersen INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
With the fall campaign in full swing, Chester County Republican leaders say they are hard at work on behalf of their guy Mike Fisher and the entire GOP ticket. That's what they say and that's the party line. But scratch the surface and it turns out many of them are equally hard at work on another campaign - their own. At least 11 hopefuls have said they may be running for county commissioner, an office for which the first election isn't until May 2003. Neither of the two Republican incumbents, Karen Martynick and Colin Hanna, are seeking reelection.
NEWS
March 24, 1988 | By Katherine Scobey, Special to The Inquirer
The Tredyffrin Township Police Department on Sunday became the first department in Pennsylvania to be accredited by the national Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies Inc. Tredyffrin was one of 13 law-enforcement agencies in the nation to receive accreditation at a conference in St. Petersburg, Fla. A total of 69 agencies in the United States have been accredited in the four years the commission has been accrediting. "I cannot say enough good things about Tredyffrin Township," said Richard B. Abell, assistant attorney general for the Office of Justice Programs in the U.S. Justice Department, in a telephone interview Monday.
NEWS
October 17, 2002 | By Nancy Petersen INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
A bookkeeper who worked for Tredyffrin Township has been charged with stealing township funds. Stephen M. Pandolfi, 29, of Norristown, was taken into custody late Tuesday night by Tredyffrin Township police and charged with 45 counts of theft, receiving stolen property, records tampering, failing to properly dispose of funds and two counts of forgery. Township manager Joe Janasik said that Pandolfi worked in the finance office where he had access to incoming cash and checks.
NEWS
November 11, 2011 | By Walter F. Naedele, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
October 4, 1993 | By Herb Drill, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
William B. Gray, 87, of Tredyffrin, retired owner of a plumbing- and heating-supply company, died Wednesday at Paoli Memorial Hospital. Mr. Gray was born and educated in Blawnox, Pa., north of Pittsburgh. He served in the Navy during World War II, stationed at the supply depot in Newport, R.I. He later joined the Naval Reserve, from which he retired as a lieutenant commander. Mr. Gray lived in Upper Darby from 1935 to 1957, when he moved to Gulph Mills. He had lived in Tredyffrin since 1968.
NEWS
September 30, 2003 | By Kathleen Brady Shea INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Stephen Carlton Pinder Jr., the prime suspect in the stabbing death of an 85-year-old Tredyffrin Township woman, hanged himself in prison last week, officials confirmed yesterday. Pinder, 29, of Tredyffrin Township, was serving a five- to 10-year sentence at Graterford Prison when he was found about 6:10 a.m. Friday hanging in his cell, said Gerald G. Galinski, the prison's spokesman. Pinder was in prison for a Montgomery County robbery. Galinski said that correctional officers discovered Pinder in his cell hanging from a vent by a torn bedsheet.
NEWS
December 24, 2015 | By Michaelle Bond, Staff Writer
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.
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NEWS
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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
December 24, 2015 | By Michaelle Bond, Staff Writer
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.
BUSINESS
June 21, 2012 | Joe DiStefano
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.
NEWS
June 14, 2012 | John Baer
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.
NEWS
February 12, 2012 | By Tom Infield, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
November 11, 2011 | By Walter F. Naedele, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
September 22, 2011 | By Anthony Campisi, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
January 13, 2011 | By Robert Moran, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
April 6, 2008 | By Walter F. Naedele INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
"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.
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