Thursday, May 16, 2013
The police officer who in February shot Marie Zienkewicz, 89, identifies himself in court.
The police officer who killed an 89-year-old neighbor of the man involved in a shootout with police at a Warminster apartment complex in February has identified himself in court. Warminster officer Sean Harold said at a preliminary hearing on Thursday for Andrew G. Cairns that he was the one who shot Marie Zienkewicz during the February incident, according to a story on PhillyBurbs.com. Thursday's preliminary hearing, however, centered around a murder charge against Cairns. "Harold testified that he saw a door open and someone reaching out as if possibly pointing a handgun. So he fired four shots, one of them hitting and killing Marie Zienkewicz," the story said. Warminster Patch stories indicate the incident began around 4 p.m. Feb. 19…
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
The Centennial School Board approved hiring a professional appraiser to determine a value of the former Hart Elementary, the district administrative building and playing fields located on Newtown Road.
Within 90 days, the Centennial School District could know the "value" of several district properties. During Tuesday night's meeting, the board authorized hiring George Sengpiel to conduct appraisals of the former Hart Elementary, which had served as Warminster Township's recreation center for more than 20 years; the current district administrative building; and some soccer fields located on Newtown Road, across the street from the entrance to William Tennent. Sengpiel will be paid $2,200 total for the appraisals, which board member Mark Miller told Patch should be complete within 90 days. Miller said the purpose of the appraisals is to determine a "value" for the land. The board had not yet considered selling the properties, he said. If…
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
The winner has not yet been identified, but the ticket was bought on Street Road in Warminster.
The Pennsylvania Lottery has said a Match 6 Lotto ticket worth $900,000 in the Monday drawing was sold at the Giant on Street Road in Warminster. The person who bought the ticket has not yet been identified, said lottery officials. The winning ticket matched all six numbers, 01-05-16-20-21-44, for a jackpot of $900,000, less 25 percent federal withholding. Giant, as with all retailers that sell winning tickets, will receive a $5,000 bonus just for selling it. Lottery officials cannot confirm the identity of the May 13 jackpot winner until the prize is claimed and the ticket is validated. Match 6 winners have one year from the drawing date to claim prizes. The Lottery encourages the holder of the winning ticket to sign the back of the …
Monday, May 13, 2013
One of the proposals on the Centennial School Board agenda for Tuesday is to consider hiring a professional appraiser to evaluate the value of the former Hart Elementary, the district administrative building and playing fields located on Newtown Road.
Before any decisions can be made about the use of properties owned by the Centennial School District, the Ad Hoc Land Use Committee wants to see just how much the real estate is worth. That's the proposal set to be presented to the full board Tuesday night at the regularly scheduled meeting. If approved, George Senpiel will conduct appraisals of the former Hart Elementary, which had served as Warminster Township's recreation center for more than 20 years, the current district administrative building, and some soccer fields located on Newtown Road, across the street from the entrance to William Tennent. The total cost is $2,200. According to the proposal, the appraisals are basically a fact-finding project to determine the value of the land…
Monday, May 6, 2013
Check out today's pollen forecast for Warminster.
Springtime has arrived and pollen is in the air. According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, the Greater Philadelphia area ranks #25 in the country in a list of "allergy capitals." Locally, it's the Red Cedar, Hackberry, Elm, Willow and Poplar trees—to name few—causing those itchy eyes and snuffly nose. Thanks to the effects of climate change, experts say the pollen count this season will be higher than ever before. Now you can check the daily allergy forecast as easily as the weather forecast. The Allergy Alert tool from Pollen.com above shows which pollen allergens are high in Lower Southampton today. Please note that an advertisement cycles into the tool.
Saturday, April 27, 2013
Check out the most-read stories on Warminster Patch this week.
See which Warminster eateries received a clean bill from the Bucks County Department of Health. Two firefighters were injured and a family was displaced following a house fire on Cheryl Drive Sunday. Centennial School Board approved a preliminary final budget that includes a hike in real estate taxes. Assistant Superintendent of Education Dr. Joyce Mundy will fill in while Dr. Jennifer Cressman is on leave.
Friday, April 26, 2013
The National Weather Service is calling for beautiful spring weather this weekend.
It looks like spring is finally in the air, as the National Weather Service calls for clear, sunny skies and mild temps for this weekend. Here's a look at the NWS' detailed weekend forecast for Warminster:
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Residents who used to vote at the WREC center on Little Lane will now vote at Log College Middle School.
The Bucks County Board of Elections voted Tuesday to relocate two polling places. Voters who reside in Warminster's District 9 and District 15 used to cast their votes at the Warminster Rec. and Education Center (WREC); these residents will now vote at polls located at Log College Middle School. These new polling locations will take effect beginning with the upcoming May 21 municipal primary election. The relocation of the polls to Log College Middle School will permanent, due to the impending closure of the WREC's Little lane location. All other polling places throughout Warminster Township remain the same. Click here for a complete list of the township's polling places. Poll relocations in Warminster Township: Warminster Twp. #9 …
Sunday, April 21, 2013
Find the cheapest gas in Warminster.
Sunday, April 21
Gas prices in every state—except Idaho—have seen another decrease since last week, according to AAA’s fuel report. In Pennsylvania, the average for a gallon of self-serve regular is $3.552 per gallon down 5.4 cents from a week ago. U.S. gasoline prices in April have continued to fall, the reports states, not just because of weak demand, but oil prices have also moved sharply lower. In Bucks and Montgomery, the average price for a gallon is $3.525 per gallon, which is down 4.7 cents from a week ago, 16 cents lower than a month ago and 45.4 cents lower than a year ago. Check out the commute page for the cheapest price. If you know of a better price, leave a comment. 4/16/2013 WEEK AGO YEAR AGO National 3.522 3.583 3.907 Pennsylvania 3.552 …
Friday, April 19, 2013
Check out these events happening in and around the neighborhood this weekend.
Saturday Celebrate Earth Day at Tamanend Park What: Join the Friends of Tamanend Park and members of the Upper Southampton Parks and Recreation Department staff by contributing a few hours to help clean up the park. A light lunch will be provided. When/Where: Starts at 10 a.m. at Tamanend Park 1255 2nd Street Pike, Southampton. Cost: Free Relive the Civil War What: Guests will be able to "Meet the Generals," hear a fife and drum corps concert and see live battle demonstrations. When/Where: Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and again Sunday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Neshaminy State Park. Cost: Free Spring Jam at Warminster SkateSpot What:The SkateSpot at Munro Park will feature beginner and advanced competitions for both bikers and skaters this …