Sunday, November 4, 2012
Pennypack Elementary School students will be transported to Simmons Elementary School beginning Monday and until power is restored at the Hatboro school.
PECO has yet to restore power toPennypack Elementary School, Hatboro-Horsham School District officials said, but that doesn't mean students will have another day off. After having the last week off from school in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, students are to report to Pennypack as they normally would on Monday for bussing to Simmons Elementary School in Horsham, Assistant Superintendent Monica Taylor told Patch. Taylor said students will be transported to the Horsham school at 9 a.m. The district prefers that Pennypack parents see that their kids report to that school so the district can uniformly bus kids to Simmons, she said. If power can be restored in time Sunday, Taylor said Hatboro students would have school at Pennypack, she said…
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Hatboro-Horsham School District hopes to be able to return all students to school on Friday.
Thursday marked the first day back to school for most of Hatboro-Horsham School District "Today was a very good day overall," Hatboro-Horsham School District Superintendent Curtis Griffin told Patch. "Our attendance was really not off from what it would normally be." Parent Christina Guzikowski Sharkey wrote on Patch's Facebook page that she was happy the kids were able to return to school. "Long weekend and half without power," she wrote. "It was time." Except for students from Hallowell and Pennypack elementary schools district students returned to their respective classrooms on Thursday. Because of power outages, those schools were not able to reopen on Thursday. As of 3:05 p.m. Thursday, Griffin said the power had just been restored …
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
With thousands of Hatboro and Horsham residents still without power, how would you rate PECO's power outage handling?
Thousands of Hatboro and Horsham residents are still waiting for their power to be restored. If you're one of those still without power (PECO said power interruptions could continue for up to a week). Or, if your power has since been restored, Patch wants to know how you would rate PECO's handling of the outage - considering Hurricane Sandy caused power interruptions to an unprecedented more than 850,000 PECO customers. Share with your neighbors some survival tips for living without power. What worked for you? What was most difficult?
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Downed power lines and overheated equipment at the Verizon's central office in Hatboro caused customers throughout Bucks and Montgomery counties to lose voice and Internet service for most of Wednesday.
Verizon's private and business FiOS customers felt the effects of Tuesday night's wicked storm well into Wednesday, spending most of the day without phone and Internet service. According to Verizon Spokesman Lee Gierczynski, everything should be back to normal by 6 p.m. Gierczynski said that the trouble started last night when a tree toppled over power lines outside the company's Hatboro office on Moreland Ave. The back-up generator kicked in immediately and maintained operations until it shut down at 6 a.m. Wednesday morning and disrupted service for customers throughout Bucks and Montgomery counties. When the generator regained power later in the morning, it began recharging the office's bank of back-up batteries. One of those batteries …
Friday, June 10, 2011
Last night's storms took down trees and left Hatboro residents in the dark.
Severe storms ripped through the area Thursday night bringing lightning, strong winds and heavy rain. The quick moving storm also brought down trees and power lines in Hatboro. Police reported that the strong storms knocked out power to about one-third of Hatboro’s homes. Officials said the power and a majority of the storm damage was cleared by midnight. A tree that fell on live wires on the property on St. John’s Lutheran Church caused residents to see the wire arcing and requiring police and members of the fire company to secure the scene. By early Friday morning the line was still down and live. Police who roped off the area said the line was a low priority for backlogged PECO because it was not causing any outages. Downed wires on …