Thursday, March 19, 2015

The Daily Numbers for Thursday, March 19

The Daily Numbers: 3-1 vote by which Concord supervisors gave the OK for development of a big chunk of the Beaver Valley tract.

160 homes planned on 230 acres of the 318-acre site.

500,000 pledged by the township in an effort with local conservation groups to preserve the land.

250,000 dollars more being kicked in by Delaware County, bringing the total to $750,000.

95 acres that is already targeted as open space on the tract in question.

300 citizens who showed up for the vote. Most were opposed.

30 days, how long opponents have to appeal the township’s decision.

6 people charged in a daring daylight burglary while a woman was home in side her Secane residence.

2 people in Upper Providence being sought for iPhone thefts in the township.

90 million dollar deal for an Eddystone firm with U.S. Navy.

30 of April, new window for people to sign up for health care to avoid the fine.

41 percent of those who still do not have insurance who were unaware of the fine.

3 billion dollars a year, how much Tom Wolf thinks he can rake in by expanding items that would fall under sales tax.

45 different categories that are now exempt that would start paying the tax, including real estate transactions.

1-2 inches of snow in the forecast for Friday.

52, high temperature seen on Saturday.

1 more day of winter. Spring arrives Friday, despite that forecast.

6:50 p.m. tipoff for Villanova and Lafayette in NCAA Tourney.

94-83 win for Sixers over Pistons.

4 game losing skid snapped by 76ers.

Call me a Phanatic: A look at the ups and downs of being a Philadelphia sports fan.

Over-under on Villanova win vs. Lafayette. I’ll put the line at 15. I’m taking the under.

I Don’t Get It: Rack up another big parcel of open space in Delco about to go by the boards. Concord last night OK’d development of a big chunk of the Beaver Valley tract.

Today’s Upper: Kudos to the township and Delaware County for trying to put up the money to buy the tract and save it from development. I wouldn’t hold my breath, however.

Quote Box: “This is a unique tract of land. Once it is gone, it is gone.”

- Concord Supervisor Kevin O’Donoghue, after voting against development of Beaver Valley.


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