Category: Government

Surveillance in WSSD

Yesterday the DelCo Times ran a front page story about WSSD’s new student tracking program, With the new school year, Strath Haven High School has rolled out a high-tech solution to monitor students who head out of the classroom when nature calls, or any other out-of-classroom activity. Lindsey […]

Emergency Preparedness Month

September is National Preparedness Month and the Delaware County Council has a number of suggestions. They link to the state’s website with many more links. There’s still a few Emergency Preparedness Education opportunities scheduled, including one at the Springfield Public library on September 14th at 1 pm. You […]

WSSD Board Vacancy, Take 2

A reader pointed out the last article about the upcoming school board vacancy cited the notice the district put up last year in 2021 when Marylin Huff left. Last week they took that down and yesterday they put up the new notice to replace Jennifer Lentz in Region […]

Water Stories

There’s a number of water stories going on right now in Delaware County. It’s been a dry summer, and Delaware County is on the edge of a region of Pennsylvania included in a drought watch, The state Department of Environmental Protection has declared a drought watch for 36 […]

New Playgrounds

This summer, Nether Providence Township built a new, pirate-themed playground at Hepford Park. The township is now starting work on a playground and rain garden at Gouley Park as part of the restoration efforts for the park there. The post says it should be finished by the end […]

Nether Providence Workshop Meeting, August 2022

The board of commissioners held their regular workshop meeting on August 11th. The video is available online, as is the agenda. Public Comments The board discussed the Ridley Dr. subdivision project (at Ridley and Chestnut), and approved a variety of waivers regarding curbs, sidewalks, street widening, street lights […]

A Look At Waste

While recycling is collected by a contractor chosen by the township, Nether Providence residents are left on their own to dispose of their waste. The township lists six haulers that currently collect trash in the township. A few decades ago, the township considered changing to a single hauler […]

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 […]