Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Cassel formed Cassel Real Estate and Insurance in Lansdale. He passed away May 9 at Brittany Pointe Estates in Towamencin Township.
Harold Wayne Cassel, 91, of Towamencin, passed away May 9 at Brittany Pointe Estates, according to his Legacy.com tribute. Cassel was born in Perkasie and moved to Lansdale in 1947 when he married Elaine Hackman, according to his tribute. He served in World War II in Europe and North Africa, and eventually formed Cassel Real Estate and Insurance in Lansdale, according to his obituary on The Reporter. Read more on Cassel’s life here.
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Fire Department of Montgomery Township and several other companies responded to the Wednesday morning fire at 1505 Taylor Road.
The Montgomery Township Fire Marshal is investigating what role a wood pellet stove may have played in the cause of a fire Wednesday morning on Taylor Road. Township Director of Fire Services Rick Lesniak said damage to the home at 1505 Taylor Road was limited to the wall and the area around the stove. Lesniak said fire crews from Fire Department of Montgomery Township, Hilltown Fire Co., Hatfield Vol. Fire Co., Colmar Fire Co. and Fairmount Fire Co. of Lansdale arrived to the dwelling fire shortly after 9:28 a.m. Upon arrival, the fire was inside a wall at the rear of the home, he said. Crews opened up the wall and extinguished the fire, Lesniak said. The fire was under control by 9:42 a.m. Lesniak said crews remained to retain fire …
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
John Regan, of Montgomery Township, was eight blocks away at the time of the bombings, according to The Reporter.
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Wednesday, April 17
The Reporter in Lansdale has a story of North Wales Running Club member John Regan, of Montgomery Township, who was at the Boston Marathon. Regan, 43, told The Reporter he was at a hostel blocks away at the time of the bombings, having finished an hour before the attack. Regan said the incident did not deter him or his cousin from returning to the Marathon next year. Read more at this link via The Reporter. Subscribe to our free daily newsletter | Follow us on Facebook | Follow us @LansdalePatch| Follow us on Instagram
Sunday, March 31, 2013
Readers and The Reporter reported a possible shooting and abduction occurred near Main and Ridge streets in Lansdale Sunday afternoon. While there was evident police activity, police did not release details pending further investigation.
Readers reported a possible shooting and possible abduction that occurred Sunday afternoon in the area of Main Street and Ridge Street in Lansdale. Local residents took to Lansdale Patch’s Facebook page to report the possible shooting and possible abduction. One reader reported that an officer told her “We caught them,” in connection to the incident. Other readers said there was no shooting, but an abduction had occurred, with police recovering the abductee. Michael Goldberg of The Reporter published that Lansdale Police remained quiet on any details of the incident Sunday. Ridge Street was closed in one section, with an alley behind Bob’s Auto Clinic cordoned off, according to the article. Officers went in and out of a brick house next …
Monday, February 18, 2013
North Wales Borough Council is looking into getting a municipal access channel on Comcast and FiOS
Monday, February 18
I want my NWTV. North Wales Council has tasked Borough Manager Nate Dysard with looking into setting up a North Wales Borough cable television channel, according to Bradley Schlegel of The Reporter. The municipal access channel would provide information to residents, according to the article. Montgomery Township has such a channel (22 on Comcast, 34 on FiOS), as does Hatfield Township (965 on Comcast, 31 on FiOS) and Towamencin Township (965 on Comcast, 40 on FiOS). Councilmembers believed the channel can improve communications with residents. One councilman said its “time has come.” Read more at this link.
Saturday, February 9, 2013
Dan Sokil of The Reporter wrote that the Pennsylvania Governor's Office awarded the grant for the Madison Lot Redevelopment as part of a statewide $125 million Redevelopment Assistance Capital grant program.
Saturday, February 9
Gov. Tom Corbett has awarded $2.5 million in grant funding for Lansdale Borough’s Madison Lot Redevelopment Project, part of a total $125 million Redevelopment Assistance Capital grant program for Pennsylvania. According to Dan Sokil of The Reporter, the $125 million will go to a total of 54 projects in Pennsylvania, with Lansdale’s project being one of two in Montgomery County. Sokil wrote that Lansdale Parking Authority Chairman and Councilman Dan Dunigan lauded state Rep. Robert Godshall, R-13, with championing the project. The Madison Lot Redevelopment will be by BPG Properties, who owns the property. Its concept plan for the development shows a mix of retail, condos and a parking garage. The property where the Lansdale Beer Tasting …
Sunday, January 27, 2013
W.B. Homes has requested a public hearing for a zoning change for a 12-acre parcel at Wambold and Mainland roads, adjacent to the former Mainland Inn
Sunday, January 27
A 48-townhome development could be on the horizon in Towamencin Township. W.B. Homes has requested a public hearing for a zoning change of a 12-acre parcel on Wambold Road at Mainland Road, next to the former Mainland Inn, according to The Reporter Online. The parcel was created by the Route 309 Connector Project. The newspaper reports Towamencin Township Supervisors agreed to the hearing “through consensus” at its Jan. 23 meeting. The property would need to be changed from Light Industrial to Mixed Residential for the development to occur, according to the report. The 48 townhomes would be in 12 four-unit buildings, according to the article. The tract is owned by the Heck family, who has been unsuccessful in selling the property since …
Thursday, January 24, 2013
The buyer is Lansdale-based developer Turnersville Estates, reports Jennifer Lawson of The Reporter
Souderton Area School District will sell its old high school property for $6.91 million to Lansdale developer Turnersville Estates, according to Jennifer Lawson of The Reporter. An agreement was made for the 44-acre property at 41 N. School Lane on Thursday after months of private negotiations, Lawson reported. As the property is in Hilltown Township, Bucks County and Souderton Borough, Montgomery County, the portions will be sold as such: $3.71 million for the Souderton portion, closing March 2014, and $3.2 million for the Hilltown portion, closing May 2015, according to the report. In 10 days, Turnersville Estates will deposit a $185,500 escrow for the Souderton parcel, according to Lawson. It will deposit $150,000 for the Hilltown …
Sunday, January 13, 2013
Edwin Ramos, 65, of E. Fifth Street, has been making payments to the alleged victims, and the district court may withdraw felony defrauding charges
Sunday, January 13
Edwin Ramos, 65, of the 1400 block of E. Fifth Street in Bethlehem, may not face two felony counts each of theft and receiving stolen property for allegedly failing to perform home renovation services for a Hatfield couple who paid Ramos for the work. According to Dan Sokil of The Reporter, Ramos’ charges are active, but could be discharged by the district court in Montgomery Township in the summer, as Ramos has made an agreement with the victim. Ramos had agreed with the homeowners to make monthly payments in October, November and December, according to the article. Ramos was set to have a status hearing at the court of Judge Andrea Duffy last Thursday. The court and Ramos’ attorney verified payments had been made and received, according …
Friday, January 11, 2013
Jennifer Lawson of The Reporter reports that the district must find a way to make up for a $10 million budget gap, and may petition the state to allow them to go above the Act 1 1.7 percent cap on tax increases
Friday, January 11
Jennifer Lawson of The Reporter reports that North Penn School District is eyeing a 3.8 percent property tax increase in 2014, in order to close as much as a $10 million projected budget gap. In doing so, the district may have to apply for an exception with the Department of Education to allow more than the 1.7 percent cap on a tax increase set by Act 1 of Pennsylvania. District Business Administration Director Bob Schoch told the school board this week that the district implemented $20 million in budget balancing initiatives since 2010, which were one-time options. Futhermore, the three charter school applications under consideration could impact the budget by as much as $7 million, Lawson reported. One way the district could bring in …