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Back To School Safety Tips From Whitpain Police

Wed, Aug 19th, 2015

The new school year is almost upon us. The Police Department reminds everyone to be extra careful as students return to sidewalks and buses return to streets.

Here are some "Back To School" safety tips from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

School Bus Safety
- The greatest danger involving school buses isn't riding a bus: it's the school bus stop. Make certain there's six feet (three big steps) between a child and the curb. Teach children about the "danger zone" of a bus - 10 feet in front, behind and on each side of the bus.

Pedestrian Safety
- Teach children to look left, right and then left again before crossing a street. Use sidewalks and crosswalks to be visible to drivers. Have your child walk with an adult or with a group of children whenever possible.

Motorist Safety
- Please watch for children walking in the street, especially where there are no sidewalks. Also watch for children playing and gathering near bus stops. Please be extra cautious near bus stops. Children late for a bus may run into the street.

Bicycle Safety
- Be certain the helmet and bike are the right fit. Before every ride, check the ABCs of bike safety: air, brakes and chain. When crossing the street with a bike, have your child walk the bike across when it is safe to do so.

The start of school is a great time to talk to children about safety. Take a few minutes and stress the importance of being safe.

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Proposed Airport Overlay District Not On September Planning Commission Agenda

Fri, Aug 28th, 2015

The proposed Airport Overlay District will not appear before the Planning Commission in September. When a date is established to review the proposal, the news will appear in the Wire and on the Township's website.

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Closures Over But Work Continues At North Wales Road Intersection

Thu, Aug 6th, 2015

Work continues on the improvements at the intersection of North Wales Road and Skippack Pike but the weekday closures along North Wales Road ended August 28

The work includes the installation of left turn lanes to each approach of the intersection. There will be intermittent lane closures during the work, which will continue into the fall.

Crews are working to install left turn lanes to each approach of the intersection at Skippack Pike and North Wales Road.

This project will require closures of North Wales Road between Yost Road and Skippack Pike on weekdays beginning August 17. The section will be closed from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. until August 28.

The project should take no more than 4 months to complete. It will result in dedicated left turn lanes on all approaches to the intersection. The project also includes installation of new pedestrian crosswalks, curb ramps, and drainage improvements.

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Inquirer Takes A Look At Whitpain

Sun, Aug 30th, 2015

Once, Blue Bell was known for "Realtors and gas stations," says Keller Williams Real Estate agent Gary Segal.

The gas stations are largely gone now from this section of Whitpain Township, Montgomery County, replaced "by a lot of banks," Segal says. But just about every area brokerage - his included - has a Blue Bell office.

Skippack Pike (Route 73) is "Real Estate Row," says Weichert Realtors' Diane Williams, who is based in its Blue Bell office.
Location has a lot to do with it, says Fran Radosh of Re/Max Services.

"Blue Bell is the hub of a wheel with the spokes going everyplace," says Radosh, who moved to Whitpain 42 years ago and has sold real estate here for 37 of them.

During morning and evening rush hours, those spokes get a bit congested: There are "two-lane roads and a lot of people trying to get to work," Segal observes.

Blue Bell is just a part, albeit an important one, of Whitpain, accounting for about one-third of the municipality's 18,000 people.

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Events Calendar

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Tuesday - September 01, 2015
Board of Supervisors'
Monday - September 07, 2015
Township Holiday
Tuesday - September 08, 2015
Shade Tree Commission
Tuesday - September 08, 2015
Planning Commission
Saturday - September 12, 2015
Drive-In Movie - Jurassic World