The North Penn School Board Thursday night held a public hearing on a charter school application. Organizers of the Collaborative North Pernn Charter School are hoping to replicate the success of the Souderton Charter School Collaborative in North Penn. The proposed charter school would be located in what is now warehouse space adjacent Christopher Dock High School in Towamencin. Organizers hope to open with a K-through Grade Three configuration next September.
Towamencin Township lands a grant through the Pennsylvania Greenways, Trails and Recreation program. Township Manager Rob Ford says, the Township will receive 170,000 dollars.
“This is a 340,000 dollar project and we’ll be doing work down at Fischer’s Park to replace some old playground equipment and do some work on the dam.
The playground will be split in two portions. One will serve children five and younger and the other is for children 6 to 11. The work is expected to begin in the early spring.
State Representative Mike Vereb has another hat to wear. He was elected chairman of the Montgomery County Republican Party Wednesday night during a voice vote by almost 500 members of the GOP committee. Vereb called on the party to unite and get down to the business of electing the republican slate of candidates next year. He replaces former chairman Bob Kerns who resigned before his arrest on rape charges last month.
The Director of the Bucks County Department of Consumer Affairs, Mike Bannon says, it’s safer to use the credit portion of your debit card.
“When you use your credit card and there is a dispute with the store where you made the purchase, you can file a compliant with the credit card company and they will help. Debit transactions can be dangerous because if someone gets your information they can clean out your account. Credit card companies will protect against theft.”
Bannon adds, the credit card portion also protects you from being ripped off if someone steals your information. Bannon was a guest on the AM Edition Tuesday morning.