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May 14, 1998 | By Mark Binker, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Township supervisors have approved a bond issue worth almost $5 million to fund Warrington's open-space program. Money from the bond issue will be available in about a month, Robert Jones, the township's bond counsel, said Tuesday. Township voters extended Warrington's borrowing capacity in January 1997 when they approved a $2.1 million bond referendum. That borrowing power was used for this issue. Warrington announced its $4.5 million plan to preserve almost 12 percent of the land in the township as open space last month.
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July 16, 1987 | By Erin Kennedy, Special to The Inquirer
Motorists in Warrington could find themselves competing for highway space with horses and carriages Sunday. Thirty to 50 antique carriages will set off on a 4-mile trek through Warrington and the nearby woods at 10 a.m. Sunday. It will be the highlight of a series of events at the Warrington Lions Club Horse Show and Carriage Marathon this weekend. The show, marking its 30th year, is expected to draw 600 horses and riders from 14 states and Canada. And some of those horses will be taking to local highways for obstacle events.
NEWS
February 28, 1988 | By Erin Kennedy, Special to The Inquirer
Warrington is struggling to plan for its neighbor's growth. Although they envy Horsham's ability to attract two office parks, Warrington officials say they're worried that development beyond their southern borders will increase demands for housing in their township and adversely affect already crowded roads. "Horsham is a step ahead of us," said Supervisor Andrew J. Kaelin. "It looks like a good tax base for them, but this kind of action puts pressure on us. " The Horsham Planning Commission has given preliminary approval to the 280- acre Hidden Springs Corporate Center, proposed by Hansen Properties.
NEWS
April 3, 1988 | By Erin Kennedy, Special to The Inquirer
Neil G. Kyde Inc. is the wrong consulting firm to help Warrington choose a new insurance package, former township supervisor Randolph A Scott says. Kyde is the same firm that gave the township "imperfect" advice last year in recommending health insurance that would have violated the township's contract with the police department, Scott says. He spoke out Tuesday at the Warrington insurance advisory committee's meeting. Despite his objection, the three-member committee voted unanimously to hire Edward B. Snyder of the Kyde firm for the job. The advisory committee was appointed by the supervisors last month to analyze insurance proposals and recommend the most comprehensive and cost- effective health-benefits package for municipal employees and the police department.
NEWS
July 10, 1986 | By Gary Miles, Inquirer Staff Writer
They call it gerrymandering in politics. But in the world of Lower Montco American Legion baseball, it's called tough luck. Before this season, the Warrington entry in the Lower Montco league had been allowed to draw players from a small portion of Warminster Township. This year, the league's regional office took away that portion, thus deleting three players from coach Jack Toy's roster. "If it wasn't for the players themselves, we wouldn't have a team this year," said Toy, who also serves as an assistant baseball coach for Central Bucks East High School.
NEWS
July 19, 1990 | By Scott Huff, Special to The Inquirer
The Warrington Athletics, a sure bet to finish second in the Bux-Mont American Legion League, will enter the playoffs in search of a missing ingredient. "We have had a problem with consistency all season," Athletics coach Jack Toy said. "One day we look like a team that can't be beat, and the next day we look like we can't win a game. Our games with Doylestown and Pennridge recently is perfect evidence of that fact. " Warrington knocked off first-place Doylestown, 6-5, July 13 and followed that game with a 7-1 loss to last-place Pennridge on Monday.
NEWS
August 11, 1986 | By Christine M. Johnson, Special to The Inquirer
A Philadelphia man was arrested Friday night and charged with raping a 19- year-old woman Tuesday in a wooded area near Route 611 and Street Road in Warrington. The suspect, Luther C. Ruffin, 22, was arraigned before District Justice Clyde C. Leaver on charges of rape, simple assault and indecent exposure after he was arrested at 7 p.m. in Warrington. He was released on his own recognizance. Police gave the following account: The victim, a Warrington resident whose name was withheld by police, said she was walking north on Route 611 at 7:30 p.m. when a man approached her from behind and walked alongside her. Moments later, the man pulled the woman into the woods and attacked her. No weapon was used.
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July 31, 1986 | By Joe Ferry, Special to The Inquirer
At 2:30 Monday afternoon, catcher Stan Cinkowski called Warrington manager Jack Toy from the emergency room of a local hospital. "I don't think I can make tonight's game," was Cinkowski's grim message, explaining how he had just had seven stitches put in his leg as the result of a accident on his construction job. But Cinkowski showed up in the third inning, strapped on the catching equipment and crouched behind the plate, doing a workmanlike job...
NEWS
August 28, 1986 | By Christine M. Johnson, Special to The Inquirer
Citing safety and financial concerns, the Warrington supervisors have given the green light to a financial agreement with a neighboring New Britain Township for the joint purchase of a traffic signal at Upper State Road and Limekiln Pike. During its regular meeting Tuesday night, the Board of Supervisors unanimously agreed to split the cost of renting a traffic signal with New Britain until bids for the purchase of a signal are received. The intersection is shared by the townships.
NEWS
March 15, 1987 | By Laurie T. Conrad, Special to The Inquirer
The search for a person to replace retiring Warrington township manager Teresa S. Thomas has been narrowed to eight candidates. The seven men and one woman will be interviewed this week, Thomas said. They were chosen by the Board of Supervisors from a field of 54 candidates who responded to local, state and national advertising. Each supervisor selected two candidates for interviews, Thomas said. Thomas said she hoped the final selection would be made from among the eight finalists.
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December 7, 2014 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
A memorial service will be held Saturday, Dec. 6, for William Collier, 80, of Buckingham Township, a teacher and firefighter who died Wednesday, Nov. 12, at Doylestown Hospital of complications from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. The 11 a.m. service will take place at the Bux-Mont Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 2040 W. Street Rd., Warrington. Burial is private. "Bill," as he was called, first taught in the Maple Shade School District in 1957. Later, he joined the Hatboro-Horsham School District and spent 37 years as a social studies teacher.
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July 15, 2014 | By Alan J. Heavens, Inquirer Real Estate Writer
All signs point to the recovery of the region's real estate market after nearly eight years in the tank. With inventory short, real estate agents report sales within percentage points of asking prices, and multiple bids on properly priced listings in move-in condition. Not everyone is benefiting, however. Ask Larry Golub, of Trevose; Gayle Whittle, of Oreland; and Wendy Wirsch, of Warrington. "We've had our home on the market for over three years now, with no showings for over seven months," said Golub, whose high-end manufactured home in Trevose cost $135,000 when it was new seven years ago. Price reductions for his "as-new home" - now listed at $92,000 - haven't helped, said Golub, who lives in the Neshaminy School District.
BUSINESS
June 2, 2014 | By Alan J. Heavens, Inquirer Real Estate Writer
Warrington By the Numbers Population: 23,418 (2010). Median income: $84,633. Area: 13.8 square miles. Settlements in the last three months: 41. Homes for sale: 130. Median days on market: 103. Median price (all homes): $314,000. Housing stock: Heavily single-family, with new construction and over-55 homes. School district: Central Bucks SOURCES: U.S. Census Bureau, City-Data.com; Frank Faber Realty; Sharon Ermel Spadaccini, Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Fox & Roach; BHHS Fox & Roach HomExpert Market Report
NEWS
May 25, 2014 | By Ben Finley, Inquirer Staff Writer
  Hide the picnic baskets. A black bear was spotted Friday morning in Bensalem near a wooded area along the Neshaminy Creek, a point several miles south of the last bear sighting in Warrington last summer. Bensalem police warned residents to stay clear of the animal as officials try to track it down. Last June, police captured a young black bear near the Valley Square Shopping Center in Warrington. The bear apparently had come to Bucks from New Jersey, crossing a bridge or swimming the Delaware.
NEWS
April 22, 2014 | By Amelia Brust, Inquirer Staff Writer
With temperatures in the low 50s and winds at a brisk 14 m.p.h., it wasn't exactly prime beach weather. But families enthusiastically turned out Sunday afternoon on the boardwalk in Ocean City, N.J., for the annual Easter Fashion Promenade. There was tradition to uphold, after all - and prizes to win. Charlene Oldfield-Porreca, 60, a lifelong Ocean City resident, suggested the event wasn't quite what it used to be. Then again, the 1970s were a special time. That's when she modeled what she described on Sunday as her favorite Easter outfit: a purple velvet pantsuit with go-go boots.
SPORTS
February 18, 2014
Archbishop Wood High junior offensive lineman Ryan Bates has committed to play football at Penn State. The 6-5, 285-pound Warrington resident was a Daily News first-team All-City selection last season for the Class AAA PIAA champion Vikings. Bates is rated a four-star recruit, according to Rivals.com, and had offers from Miami, South Carolina, Ohio State, Auburn, Virginia, Temple, Boston College, Maryland, Georgia Tech, Pitt and Duke. - Aaron Carter
BUSINESS
November 26, 2013
Smith Memorial Playground and Playhouse , a nonprofit group in east Fairmount Park, has named Virginia G. Essandoh and James Kearney to its board. Essandoh is chief diversity officer for Ballard Spahr L.L.P. Kearney is a principal at Vanguard and the head of the Project One Development Team. The Academy of Music , Philadelphia, has elected Adele K. Schaeffer chair of its 11-member board of trustees. Schaeffer is a community volunteer who counts among her affiliations emeritus trustee for the University of Pennsylvania and trustee for the Philadelphia-based Foreign Policy Research Institute think tank.
NEWS
June 22, 2013 | By Ben Finley, Inquirer Staff Writer
A young black bear captured Thursday morning near the Valley Square Shopping Center in Warrington, Bucks County, came from New Jersey and evidently had ventured out on his own for the first time. This bear either crossed a bridge or swam the Delaware in search of a new home - traveling at least 20 miles. The bear was well aware of where he was, said Cheryl Trewella, spokeswoman for the Pennsylvania Game Commission. It just so happened he wound up in a potentially dangerous place, near the busy intersection of Street Road and Valley Square Boulevard.
NEWS
January 6, 2013 | By Walter F. Naedele, Inquirer Staff Writer
A Warrington man who pleaded guilty in September to illegal possession of three pipe bombs was sentenced Friday in U.S. District Court in Philadelphia to 30 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release. John Grzyminski, 50, had faced a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison. He was arrested May 10 in a traffic stop by Solebury Township police after his mother, Catherine Wilson, called police to their home on Saddle Drive. On May 9, she had returned home after surgery to find that Grzyminski had removed the wheelchair-access ramp, an affidavit filed in May in federal court stated.
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