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Archived Home Pages - March 2003

03/31/03
"Schools turn to surveillance" by Pamela Batzel in today's Daily Local News reports on video tape surveillance systems being used in area schools, including the Great Valley School System. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
03/27/03  (1:45 PM)
Found Dog (from Township Administrator Linda Csete)
Female Yellow Lab on Charlestown Road. Contact the Township Office for information 610-240-0326.
03/27/03
The Official Minutes of the March 11, 2003 meeting of the Planning Commission have been posted.
03/26/03
Vandalism? - This was received from Pine Drive resident Jack R. Gallant -
Just a line to let you know that at least two AMERICAN FLAGS were removed (stolen)from mail box posts on Pine Dr. south of the dead-end of Crestview & Pine Dr. (118 & 126) on Sunday night 3/23/03. At least one of the flags was torn in strips and scattered around he lawns of other neighbors. Suspect the time was after 11:30pm. Did not place new flag out on Monday, but have put one out today. Tues. 3/25. Also vandals have painted "WAR" on several STOP signs in the area. Has this become a problem in other neighborhoods?
Thank you, Jack R. Gallant
"Great Valley releases proposed budget" by Pamela Batzel in yesterday's Daily Local News reports on discussions of the school board's proposed budget that could result in a 10% increase in the tax rate. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
The "Parents Guide - Finding a Summer Camp for Your Child", a special advertising supplement to the Daily Local News, is available online from the paper's web site by clicking here.
03/22/03
"Winter precipitation ends 5-year East Coast drought" in today's Philadelphia Inquirer reports that the east coast drought that has persisted since 1998 has been replaced by normal conditions. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
03/21/03
The Preliminary Agenda for the March 25, 2003 meeting of the Planning Commission has been posted.
"Snow days will extend some school calendars" by Julia Ricciuti in this week's Suburban Advertiser reports on Great Valley's decision to add snow days to the end of the school year and not take them from the spring break. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
"Great Valley officials hope to change law" by Pamela Batzel in this week's Suburban Advertiser reports on Great Valley School District's efforts to change a state law to allow schools to award construction contracts to a single contractor. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
03/20/03
"War news cancels school trips" by Pamela Batzel in today's Daily Local News reports on cancellation of three international trips b the Great Valley School District. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
03/18/03  (3:00 PM)
Cat Found (from Laura Schwartz) -
We found a cat in Phoenixville, just blocks from where Charlestown Township starts, so I wonder if someone might have lost her. She's a dark smoky grey (Russian Blue-type coloring), about 1 year old. Skittish at first, but now very friendly. Loves to be held and petted. Purrs constantly. We started feeding her about 3/10, after noticing signs of a cat in the area (West Bridge & Columbia in Phoenixville) the 2-3 weeks previous. We've now captured her and she's being cared for. I've contacted Vets in the Phoenixville area, the SPCA in West Chester, and no one has reported her missing. If anyone has any information, please email CMCLaura@aol.com. She's such a sweetie, surely someone must miss her!
03/18/03
"Expert against Altemose plan" by Kristin Smith in today's The Phoenix reports on testimony at last night's Board of Supervisors meeting regarding the proposed 1,800 bed assisted-living facility at the Leon Altemose property on Whitehorse Road. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
"Chesco announces plans to combat bioterrorism" by Betsy Gilliland in today's The Mercury reports on Chester County plans for county health facilities to deal with bioterrorism threats. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
03/16/03
"Seniors trim taxes with school duty" by Dan Hardy in today's Philadelphia Inquirer reports on a program in effect in the Great Valley and several other regional school districts whereby senior citizens can get credit toward their property tax bills by volunteering part time to help out in the schools. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
03/15/03
"Educators fight state law" by Pamela Batzel in today's Daily Local News reports on efforts by the Great Valley School District to bring change to a state law requiring construction contracts to have four separate contractors and contracts for large projects. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
03/14/03
"Chester County mill receives financial boost for restoration" by Margaret Fitzcharles in today's The Mercury reports on a $150,000 Pew Charitable Trusts award to the Mill at Anselma (west of the intersection of Rt. 113 and Rt. 401). The mill features an original Colonial-era power train and is considered to be of special historical significance also because there are still intact examples of industrial equipment ranging from the late 1700s to the mid 1900s. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
"Sounds of silence coming to Rt. 202" by Cheryl Allison in today's Daily Local News reports on the sound barriers to be installed in this year's final phase of the current reconstruction of Route 202 near King of Prussia. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
03/13/03
The Preliminary Agenda for the March 17 meeting of the Board of Supervisors has been posted.
"GOP given 'a choice' in primary" by Betsy Gilliland in today's reports on the several Republican candidates, including challengers who are not endorsed by the Republican Committee, for the various county positions to be filled in this year's elections. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
03/12/03
Interview the Candidates - This year Charlestown Township residents will elect two Supervisors and a School Board representative. So far four Republicans and one Democrat have submitted petitions for the two supervisor positions, and one Republican has submitted a petition for the School Board position. The Charlestown Township Republican Committee is sponsoring a public interview with the candidates on Tuesday, March 25, 2003 at 7 PM at the Middle School. There will be opportunities for members of the community to ask questions of the candidates.
Hinges to the Past - The Open Space Commission is sponsoring a presentation by Dr. Mark Saraqcino on how he used old materials from five barns to achieve country ambiance in his custom-built contemporary home. Dr. Saraqcino's home was featured on last year's Chester County Day tour. The presentation, which will also replace the first Spring meeting of the Charlestown Historical Society, will be March 26, 2003 at 8:00 PM at the Middle School, Room 154. A question and answer session will follow the presentation.
The Official Minutes of the February 25, 2003 meeting of the Planning Commission have been posted.
"Planners request designer's presence" by Kristin Smith in today's The Phoenix reports on the discussion of the ever changing plans for the proposed Robal development on Sycamore Lane at last night's meeting of the Planning Commission. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
Two articles in local newspapers report on the pledge by two candidates for County Commissioner to provide $60 million for open space over the next four years -
  • "Republicans vow $60 million for open space" by David Bernard in today's Daily Local News is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
  • "Chesco race starts with vow to fight sprawl" by Nancy Petersen in today's Philadelphia Inquirer is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
03/11/03
Charlestown Spring Sale - The schedule, location, rules and regulations for the Charlestown Play House Spring Sale have been posted. They are available here and are also linked from our Charlestown Organizations page.
03/08/03
"Car spins along Charlestown Road" by Dennis J. Wright in today's The Phoenix reports on an accident last night on Charlestown Road at the curve before the intersection with Hollow Road. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
"New board to examine environmental concerns" by Margaret Fitzcharles in today's The Mercury reports on the formation of an Environmental Advisory Council in East Vincent Township. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
03/07/03
"Exton Square mall sold" by Gretchen Metz in today's Daily Local News reports on the pending sale of the Exton Square mall by Rouse Company to the Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
03/06/03
"On 202, another summer of disconnect" by Leslie A. Pappas in today's Philadelphia Inquirer will be of interest to those who frequently drive to the King of Prussia area via Rt. 202. The article outlines the construction work scheduled for 2003. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
03/04/03
Catherine Jenkins - Long time Charlestown Township resident Catherine Jenkins has passed away at the age of 96. Catherine Jenkins was very active in the Charlestown Historical Society since its inception in 1974, as well as the Civic Association and Town Watch. She was especially well known by Valley Hill Road residents for the annual neighborhood picnics she and her husband Tom hosted in their yard.
"Officials argue water main size" by Kristin Smith in today's The Phoenix reports on discussions at last night's Board meeting regarding Philadelphia Suburban Water's insistence on installing a 12" water main down Rt. 401 to service Toll Bros. Charlestown Meadows subdivision. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
The Preliminary Agenda for the March 11 meeting of the Planning Commission has been posted.
The Official Minutes of the February 24, 2003 meeting of the Board of Supervisors have been posted.
The Open Space Commission presentation and the Charlestown Historical Society first Spring meeting have been moved from March 19 to March 26. I'll post more information on the program when I receive it.
 

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