Saturday, January 28, 2012
The Churchville Lane blaze began in the shed of a two-story single family home and spread to the attic.
A Northampton man was forced to find a temporary residence after a fire that started in his shed spread to the attic of his Churchville Lane home, making it uninhabitable. Northampton Fire Marshal Frank Fenton said the blaze, which started at 7:04 p.m. Saturday was under control within 20 minutes. He said the homeowner was forced to vacate, at least for the time being, because the residence was without electric and the fire had damaged circuits. Fenton said that PECO had disconnected the electric to three homes - including the site of the fire - an hour prior to the fire starting. The cause of the fire, Fenton said, was the "hot exhaust from the generator coming into contact with combustible material" in the man's shed, where the …
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
A 22-year-old Churchville resident was killed after being struck by a train in Hatboro Wednesday morning.
For the second time in three days, a man was killed after being struck by a commuter rail train on the SEPTA tracks between Willow Grove and Warminster. The victim is believed to be a 22-year-old resident of Churchville, Montgomery County Coroner Dr. Walter Hofman told Patch Wednesday evening. Hofman said the name of the victim is being withheld until dental records can be obtained and final confirmation of the victim's identity can be made. The young man died of several injuries resulting from the strike, the coroner said. Hofman said he could not yet release whether the death was a suicide, and more information would be made available sometime Thursday. Emergency crews were dispatched for reports of a pedestrian struck by a southbound …
Thursday, April 14, 2011
Check out recent activity in the real estate market.
Thursday, April 14, 2011
Here are homes sold in our area over the past week. 11404 Centennial Station, Warminster, $205,000 704 Ivers Ln, Warminster, $262,500 310 Doris Ave, Northampton, $212,000 86 Friesland Dr, Northampton, $336,000
Friday, February 11, 2011
Several neighbors complain of loud noises and fumes coming from a residentially zoned property on Churchville Road; the property owner is requesting a variance to allow him to continue operating a carpeting business out of his home.
The Upper Southampton Township Zoning Hearing Board heard an appeal Wednesday evening that, if granted, would allow a resident to continue to cut carpet in his driveway on Churchville Road Neighbors say Robert Briggs is illegally running a carpet business out of his home. The appeal hearing has been granted two continuances in the past three months, allowing him to continue operating his business as he awaits a decision. “We‘ve been putting up with it for 10, 11 years now,” said Neighbor Janet Lynch. “We’re tired of the trucks next door. Our windows rattle, things fall off our walls.” Briggs’ address is residentially zoned and, as such, using the land for business purposes is technically prohibited. Briggs purchased the property, which …