November 8, 1995 |
Do Limerick residents want to get leaner? Do folks in Perkiomen need a new pool or a day-care center for their children? The Phoenixville Area YMCA is exploring if there are such needs in that growing area of western Montgomery County, with an eye toward building a fitness and community center, said Jay Schaeffer, the YMCA's general executive manager. Residents of Upper Providence, Limerick, Perkiomen, Skippack, Royersford, Collegeville and Trappe in Montgomery County and Spring City in Chester County will receive questionnaires in January from the YMCA to gauge the community's desire for a new center.
November 5, 1992 |
Upper Providence Township police are serious about getting the anti-drug message out on the streets. So serious that they have added another patrol car to their fleet. And it's no ordinary Chevrolet. It's a Camaro Z-28, complete with overhead lights, siren and air horn. Not to mention the "Say No to Drugs" slogan painted on the trunk. The department came by the 1986 Camaro as a result of a 1991 drug arrest, said Chief Thomas Davis. On Dec. 19, police arrested the driver of the car, who had seven individually wrapped packets of a green vegetable matter coated with phencyclidine (PCP)
September 11, 1992 |
The state Department of Environmental Resources concluded testimony this week on a request by a Montgomery County pharmaceutical firm to build an infectious-waste incinerator at its world headquarters. Rhone-Poulenc Rorer Inc., which operates a research and corporate center in Lower Providence Township, has sought state approval to build and operate the incinerator to dispose of animal carcasses and other byproducts of its work. The incinerator would operate seven days a week, burning up to a limit of 3,000 pounds each day, on the Arcola Road campus.
September 3, 1989 |
Friends remember him as "Mr. Bill," a dedicated Brookhaven teacher who was always cheerful and took the time to listen to his students. Co-workers also spoke fondly of Charles William "Bill" Paulson on hearing of his death in a car accident in Upper Providence Township on Tuesday. Paulson was a ninth-grade substitute science teacher at Chichester Junior High School from February through June, according to school principal Theodore R. Elder. "He was an extremely dedicated teacher who was concerned about his students and tried to make whatever he was teaching relevant, and that meant a lot to them," Elder said.
June 19, 1988 |
Residents of the northern part of Upper Providence Township have petitioned the Township Council to extend sewer and water service to their area. At Thursday's council meeting, David Whinfrey of Chapel Hill Road handed in a petition asking for quick action on extending sewer service to the area in the township north of Route 1. The petition was signed by 82 Upper Providence residents. Whinfrey said that because the soil in much of the area was not porous enough to allow septic tanks to operate properly, many residents had "to pump out their septic tanks several times a month.
December 9, 1993 |
A former investment adviser who admitted embezzling almost $1.5 million from Upper Providence Township and a Montgomery County township was sentenced Tuesday to 27 months in federal prison. Robert J. Kuss, 44, of Gwynedd, also was ordered by U.S. District Judge Harvey Bartle 3d to make $1.49 million in restitution to officials of Upper Providence Township and to Springfield Township, Montgomery County. Bartle also fined Kuss $3,000. He gave Kuss 30 days before he must surrender to federal prison authorities to begin serving his term.
December 19, 1987 |
Plans by Buvermo Properties Inc. to build a 600,000-square-foot complex of offices, shops and a hotel in Upper Providence Township have been rejected by the Delaware County community's Township Council. Buvermo and its parent company, New York-based Fidelio Properties, have fallen back to regroup, and perhaps to try again, said regional vice president Jeffrey R. Algatt. Buvermo is considering submitting a scaled-down proposal that would generate less traffic, he said. "I think I'm going to spend some time with my family," said Algatt, after the Township Council voted, 4-0, Thursday night against Buvermo's request for rezoning the 94.33-acre Cavendish estate, off of Old State Road in Upper Providence.
April 30, 2011 |
A 74-year-old woman from Gilbertsville has come forward in connection with a fatal hit-and-run accident Wednesday in Upper Providence Township. Police said the accident in the 1200 block of Township Line Road near the Limerick Township line caused the death of pedestrian Kristy Bender, 26, of Royersford. The driver was identified as Patricia Maurer, who immediately called her adult children, according to Joseph P. Green Jr., her West Chester attorney. Green said Maurer did not know she had struck a pedestrian until she arrived home Wednesday afternoon and saw her damaged car. Green said in a statement that Maurer surrendered the vehicle to police Wednesday and would continue to cooperate with any investigation.
April 29, 2011 |
A 74-year-old widow from Gilbertsville has come forward in connection with a fatal hit-and-run accident Wednesday in Upper Providence Township. The afternoon accident in the 1200 block of Township Line Road near the border with Limerick Township resulted in the death of pedestrian Kristy Bender, 26, of Royersford, police said. The attorney for driver Patricia Maurer said that Maurer didn't know she had struck a pedestrian until she arrived home Wednesday afternoon and saw her damaged car. She immediately called her adult children, who notified an insurer and police, according to Joseph P. Green, Jr., Maurer's West Chester attorney.
March 22, 2008 |
Faculty and students of Villanova University were stunned yesterday by the arrest of a well-liked chemical engineering professor who was charged with selling marijuana to undercover police officers. Authorities twice bought drugs from 48-year-old Edward R. Ritter and later found 19 bags of marijuana in his Upper Providence Township home, Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Vetri Ferman said yesterday. Ritter was charged Thursday with possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of marijuana with intent to deliver.