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January 24, 1988 | By Charles McCurdy, Special to The Inquirer
The supervisors of West Pikeland have approved the purchase of a new police car. At a meeting Monday, the Board of Supervisors accepted the only bid received. Matthews Ford of Paoli submitted a bid of $15,238 for a Ford Crown Victoria F vehicle and a six-year maintenance package. According to township secretary Meta Miller, it will take three to four months to acquire the vehicle because it needs to be outfitted. The township already has two police cars and will retire the oldest, a 1980 vehicle, according to Police Chief Sid Brown.
NEWS
August 27, 1992 | By Susan Weidener, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Seven out of the eight municipalities in the Downingtown Area School District have approved a $61,000 budget for a new regional recreation program. The budget will cover the expenses of the newly formed Downingtown Area Recreation Consortium until the end of the year, said Pat Morrison, Uwchlan Township treasurer. The budget and an interim agreement were approved by representatives from the seven townships and the school district last week. The eighth municipality - West Pikeland - has yet to sign up. Officials there said the township agreed with the "concept" but had not "reviewed the numbers.
NEWS
December 5, 1993 | By Jeff Eckhoff, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT Correspondent Susan Weidener contributed to this article
To paraphrase Neil Sedaka, breaking up is complicated as heck - and for local taxpayers, it's probably going to get a whole lot worse. Three weeks after West Pikeland parents announced their intention to abandon the Downingtown School District and join Great Valley schools, signs of a snag are appearing in the township's plans. Faced with their own packed classrooms and a state law that might force them to take over part of the Downingtown district's debt, Great Valley officials say they're doubtful that they will be able to support West Pikeland's request to jump districts.
NEWS
April 9, 1998 | By Nancy Petersen, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
In the eight decades that the riders of the Pickering Hunt have roamed the northern Chester County countryside in search of the wily fox, they have never been through a ride like the one they're going through now. The foxhunting club has stalled a multimillion-dollar real estate deal involving Realen Homes and says it is fighting for its sport, its life, and a colorful culture that has entertained riders and spectators for generations. At issue are words written 50 years ago and inserted into a deed that gave the Pickering Hunt and others the right to hunt fox on land in West Pikeland that has been owned by John C. Sbarbaro Jr. and the Sbarbaro family trust since 1974.
NEWS
February 8, 1987 | By Charles McCurdy, Special to The Inquirer
The West Pikeland Board of Supervisors has been asked to reverse its decision to reject plans by Walter M. Kubiak to subdivide 78 acres on Route 113 across from the township building. Lawyer William Lamb of West Chester, who represents Kubiak of Narberth, has served an appeal and a complaint of mandamus on the supervisors. The appeal asks the supervisors to reverse their Dec. 15 decision to deny approval to Kubiak's plans to build 34 homes near Yellow Springs Road. The complaint of mandamus orders the supervisors to sign the plan, if it is approved, according to township solicitor Thomas Ashton.
NEWS
May 22, 1988 | By E.J. Brown, Special to The Inquirer
Concern over the impact of a proposed multidensity housing development in neighboring Charlestown Township has prompted the West Pikeland supervisors to turn to a regional planning group. Supervisor Andrew McCreight suggested Monday night that West Pikeland consult the Eastern Chester County Regional Planning Commission over the Charlestown Meadows development plan, presented to the Charlestown Planning Commission last month. The proposed development - still only in its preliminary stages - would lie on the southeast corner of Conestoga (Route 401)
NEWS
August 7, 1988 | By E.J. Brown, Special to The Inquirer
West Pikeland supervisors indicated Monday they may take legal steps to force officials in neighboring Uwchlan Township to help maintain portions of Davis Road. The road, which lies in West Pikeland on the Uwchlan border, is due to become the main access for 70 housing units being proposed in two developments in Uwchlan. Recently, West Pikeland supervisors requested a meeting with Uwchlan officials to discuss maintaining the road, which will have to be upgraded to handle the new traffic.
NEWS
December 27, 1987 | By Charles McCurdy, Special to The Inquirer
As part of a continuing effort to preserve open space, the West Pikeland supervisors have voted to seek $100,000 from the state to purchase 20 acres off Route 401 between Seven Oaks and Lower Pine Creek Roads. Chairman Alfred R. Brady said the parcel, owned by Elizabeth Streeter, could be purchased for about $400,000. The township will apply for the funds through the Recreation and Improvement Rehabilitation Act (RIRA), which allows municipalities to apply for money to be used for the improvement of recreational facilities.
NEWS
December 19, 1993 | By Jeff Eckhoff and Susan Weidener, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
The battle for the hearts and minds of the people of the Downingtown Area School District has begun. After weeks of name-calling and verbal fistfights, the skirmishes over a planned 3,600-student expanded high school erupted into a war last week, with both Downingtown school officials and West Pikeland parents firing new salvos in the struggle to win public support. The first official shot was fired by the Association of Pikeland People for Leadership in Education (APPLE), a parents' group that is acting on behalf of West Pikeland residents.
NEWS
February 7, 1988 | By Charles McCurdy, Special to The Inquirer
Eleanor Morris, president of the French and Pickering Creeks Conservation Trust, has asked for the West Pikeland supervisors' cooperation in protecting Pickering Creek, which bisects the township. At a meeting Monday night, Morris asked the supervisors to join in a regional approach to development. "We need to have an overview of where we're going with the water issue," Morris said after the meeting. "Each township is focused on its own subdivision plans, but each plan needs to be part of a larger plan.
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January 11, 2013
Peco Energy Co. will spend $5.2 million in the coming months to prune trees around aerial power lines in Philadelphia and surrounding counties, part of its $33 million budgeted for vegetation management for 2013. In Bucks and Montgomery Counties, the utility will trim trees in Abington, Bensalem, Lower Moreland, Lower Southampton, Northampton, Upper Southampton and Bryn Athyn. In Chester County, arborists will take aim at Charlestown, East Caln, East Goshen, East Nantmeal, East Whiteland, Tredyffrin, Upper Uwchlan, Uwchlan, Wallace, West Goshen, West Pikeland, West Vincent, West Whiteland, Willistown and Malvern.
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April 25, 2010
130 S. 18th Street Unit 1504 Philadelphia Settlement date Jan. 13 940 Lower Pine Creek Road West Pikeland Chester County Settlement date Dec. 10 124 W. Chestnut Hill Avenue Philadelphia Settlement date Jan. 8 516 Montgomery Lane Radnor Delaware County Settlement date not available 227 S. Sixth Street Philadelphia Settlement date Nov. 30 612 Addison Street Philadelphia ...
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April 25, 2010
Pennsylvania   130 S. 18th St. unit 1504 , $3,050,000. 124 W. Chestnut Hill Ave. , $2,000,000. 227 S. Sixth St. , $1,535,000. 612 Addison St. , $1,500,000. 317 S. 18th St. , $1,320,000.   3815 Amberton Way, Buckingham , $945,000. 103 N. State St., Newtown Borough , $899,000. 1708 Grandview Dr., Lower Makefield , $790,000. 136 Parsons Lane, Wrightstown , $790,000. 1 Modesto Lane, Warrington , $725,000.
NEWS
November 4, 2007 | By Helen I. Hwang FOR THE INQUIRER
Singer Madeleine Peyroux, who works on the border between pop and jazz, will perform for an intimate crowd Saturday night to celebrate the grand opening of the West Pikeland Cultural Center in Chester Springs. The $150 ticket will include a pre-concert cocktail reception with hors d'oeuvres, as well as a performance by country/blues guitarist Doug Wamble. Only 275 tickets will be sold, though the flexible space can hold up to 400 people, including standing room. By booking Peyroux as the opening performer, township Supervisor Bill Cracas said, the township hopes to establish the venue as a "viable arts center.
NEWS
August 17, 2001 | By Susan Weidener INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
A Chester County Court judge yesterday barred followers of Shri Bangaru Adigalaar, a Hindu-inspired spiritual leader from India, from using a 25-acre farm off Route 401 for a religious festival tomorrow. Judge William Mahon issued a preliminary injunction saying that the group, known as AdhiParaSakthi Charitable, Medical, Educational, and Cultural Society of North America Inc. is "prohibited from using the property for purposes of the 2001 Aadipooram Festival or at any other time until the appropriate zoning relief is obtained.
NEWS
September 4, 2000 | By Jonathan Gelb, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
It's not every day that a guru with millions of followers comes to this suburban township of a few thousand residents. But that's what happened yesterday on Conestoga Road when Bangaru Adigalaar, a Hindu-inspired spiritual leader from India, greeted hundreds of followers who waited barefoot in line to pray with him. Adigalaar, whose silvery, spiked hair reached toward the sky, sat on a throne as men, women and children hunched over his...
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August 30, 2000 | By Jonathan Gelb, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
A spiritual group associated with the Hindu religion is planning to build a $2.5 million community and worship center in West Pikeland, members said. Followers of the AdhiParaSakthi group, which is based in India and claims to have followers worldwide, will build the center on a recently purchased 25-acre site at 1459 Conestoga Rd., pending township approval. The center, which would be paid for with donations, will be used as a place of worship and a site for people to gather for charitable and cultural events, said Muthu Chinnadurai, the group's secretary in the United States, who is leading the building drive.
NEWS
July 27, 1999 | By Adrienne Lu, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
A 25-year-old West Pikeland man charged with raping an elderly woman in her West Whiteland apartment and sneaking into other women's homes to watch them sleep was ordered yesterday to stand trial on all charges brought by the Chester County District Attorney's Office stemming from three incidents, which involved two women. Kevin Larkin remains in Chester County Prison on $150,000 cash bail. Larkin, who was charged with rape, criminal trespass, indecent exposure, theft, receiving stolen property, burglary, attempted aggravated indecent assault, indecent assault, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, sexual assault, and aggravated indecent assault, was held over for trial in Chester County Court after yesterday's preliminary hearing.
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