April 1, 1993 |
Robert J. Kuss, a pension consultant accused in federal court this week of stealing $1.2 million from the pension plans of a Montgomery County township, was sued several weeks ago for allegedly misappropriating about $300,000 from a Delaware County township. "We feel we've lost a minimum of at least $300,000. The exact amount won't be known until we can complete a full audit," said Arthur Levy, who filed the suit last month in Delaware County Court on behalf of Upper Providence Township.
August 23, 2015 |
Ten months after police in Pennsylvania received the go-ahead to carry naloxone, the lifesaving antidote used to reverse opioid overdoses, a survey by the Center for Rural Pennsylvania show that many municipal departments have not yet opted to carry the drug. The center surveyed the 1,008 municipal police chiefs in the state. Of them, 57.3 percent returned the questionnaire, which was designed to find out where coverage gaps exist and why departments declined to use naloxone. The State Police, which serves large swaths of the state, already has its troopers carry Narcan, the common brand name for the drug.
February 25, 1993 |
The Borough Council has tabled action on the creation of a municipal authority to operate the borough's water company so it can interview more than 20 candidates for the proposed seven-member board. "We haven't had time to call people in to present their credentials," Council President Joan Hagan said last Thursday night. The council wants to create a separate authority to operate the borough's water company because of the high cost of filing and defending rate proposals with the state Public Utility Commission.
January 28, 1988 |
Two Upper Providence Township residents say they can rest easy for the first time since they purchased their homes in 1986. The Upper Providence Township Zoning Hearing Board on Monday approved a variance allowing the homes to remain where they were built. "This will help me rest a little easier knowing that people can't move my house or hold up the title to my property," said Richard Benjamin, the owner of the house at 107 Shadeland Ave. that violated the township zoning code's 35-foot front-yard setback requirement.
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.