Author: Leslie Krowchenko

Rose Valley may lower taxes

Rose Valley is considering a tax decrease hat trick, as Council approved the preliminary 2018 budget which would lower real estate taxes by 4.4 percent. The figure would follow the two percent decrease in 2016 and six percent for the current year. The preliminary figures would reduce the millage from 2.23 to 2.13. Based on an average assessment of $450,000, the typical tax bill would decrease by $44, from $1,004 to $960. The preliminary budget of $363,300 represents an approximately two percent reduction in overall expenses, said Finance Committee Chair Bob Siwicki. It shows an anticipated $55,000 in real...

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Middletown opens Roosevelt School

The mission of the Middletown Township Historical Society, “Opening the Door to our Past,” is symbolized by the door knocker rescued from the former Blackstone Inn. The group now has a portal through which all may pass. The nearly 100 year-old Roosevelt School is the new location for the society’s collection. The historic building and artifacts were on display during an open house this month. “We are thrilled to have a home,” said historical society President Susan Mescanti. “This has all been stored in the Middletown Free Library or in my basement.” The items were among many attractions in...

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Trade students hail from all over

Freshman football player King David Bey got a preview of what he will be doing next year as members of the soccer and football teams helped with move-in day last week at Williamson College of the Trades in Middletown. Bey was one of 104 newbies who carried footlockers, underbed storage containers and backpacks into the dorms along Cottage Row. The Frank Furness-designed buildings and surrounding 220-acre campus will be their home for the next four years. “A couple of my coaches were familiar with the school,” said Bey, of Sicklerville, New Jersey. “I’m majoring in masonry and going here...

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Two Marple Newtown grads get full college scholarships

Two recent Marple Newtown High School grads will have no reason to fear the dreaded college tuition bill. Randy Tran, who completed the culinary arts and food service management program through Delaware County Technical High School, was awarded a full tuition scholarship to Johnson & Wales University. Lauren Holt is one of seven incoming freshmen at Swarthmore College chosen to receive a full tuition grant as a McCabe Scholar. “Randy and Lauren represent the excellence that we expect from all of our students, as every student is expected to stretch his or her potential and come to school each...

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