Category: Government

Events at the Park, August 13th

Nether Providence Township has two events coming up on August 13th. The first is the second movie night – Encanto will be playing at Sapovits Park at 8 pm. I think that’s the right spelling of Sapovits. According to the board, the Sapovits family has noted that it […]

Lisa Palmer

Emails have gone out to parts of the community marking the passing of former WSSD superintendent Lisa Palmer. I haven’t seen any public posts about it to this point, but I have seen an email to WSSD staff noting it. Lisa Palmer was appointed as superintendent of the […]

Update About Moylan/South Media Trees

This week I wrote an article about PECO’s plans to cut down many old trees around Moylan and South Media. On Tuesday, 6 ABC had a piece about the Moylan/South Media and Swarthmore Trees featuring affected residents. Currently, the plans to cut down trees in Swarthmore seems to […]

Some History of Nether Providence Schools

The previous post got me wondering how the schools in Nether Providence ended up as they are. I looked back through the newspaper records to find out. In particular, in 1958 the Chester Times did a series where they wrote a full page on each school district of […]

School Registration

As happens every year, registration is open for new students in WSSD. This is only for students newly arrived in the district or 5-6 year olds entering school for the first time, returning students don’t re-register. However, this year I’ve heard that there’s an unexpected problem. As noted […]

Chief Splain To Become President of PCPA

Nether Providence Police Chief David Splain has been announced as the next president of the Pennsylvania Chiefs of Police Association. The PCPA is a century-old association of command-level law enforcement officers in Pennsylvania. It oversees the accreditation process that the Nether Providence Police Department recently underwent as well […]

Homestead Tax Exemption

It’s school tax season, and I received our four annual tax bills from the school. Earlier I wrote about why WSSD’s poll tax is a bad idea (WSSD calls it a per capita tax). This year its the homestead exemption’s turn. In this year’s budget, WSSD highlighted the […]

Closures on Waterville and Brookhaven

PennDOT is reporting utility work is being done to pipes near Waterville and Brookhaven over the next two weeks. Waterville will have road closures between 9 am and 3 pm on July 19-21st. Also listed by PennDOT is work on Brookhaven Rd. with lane closures between July 18 […]

Nether Providence Township Meeting, July 2022

The township Board of Commissioners held their regular meeting on July 14th, the video is available online. Public Comments and Appointments There was a moment of silence to mark the passing of the mother of one of the township’s public works employees. An alternate to the Zoning Hearing […]