Newtown News Update

Welcome to the July 9, 2018, issue of "Newtown News Update." The opinions expressed here are solely the those of John Mack and do not reflect the opinions of any other person or entity. If you are not a subscriber, please subscribe here. If you are a subscriber and do not wish to receive further updates, please use the "Unsubscribe" link at the bottom of this email.


Representatives from Provco Group will be giving an informal presentation of the Wawa Sketch Plan to the Planning Commission at 7:30 pm on Tuesday, July 17, 2018. The meeting will take place in Community Room #1, 100 Municipal Dr, Newtown, PA 18940.

This is likely to be a repeat of the presentation made before the Board of Supervisors on May 14, 2018. For more on that read "Developer and Attorney Present Their Case for a WaWa Superstore on the Newtown Bypass".


Meet the 8 Applicants Vying to Fill the Vacancy on the Newtown Board of Supervisors

As reported previously (here), Supervisor Jen Dix resigned her position on the Newtown Board of Supervisors effective June 30, 2018 and the Supervisors have until July 30, 2018, to appoint someone to fill the position. The person appointed will serve as a member of the Board of Supervisors until the reorganization meeting in January 2020.

The deadline for accepting letters of interest and resumes was 4:30 PM on Monday, July 2, 2018. The Town received letters of interest and resumes from eight people interested in being appointed to fill the vacancy. The applicants will be interviewed by the Board at a special public meeting on July 18, 2018, beginning at 5:00 pm.

The Applicants

Presented in the order of their scheduled appearance before th Board:

  1. Kierstyn Zolfo Interview time slot: 5:00-5:15 pm
  2. John D’Aprile Interview time slot: 5:30-5:45 pm
  3. Joe McAtee Interview time slot: 6:00-6:15 pm
  4. Jo Vlastaris Interview time slot: 6:30-6:45 pm
  5. Ben Connolly Interview time slot: 7:00-7:15 pm
  6. Jerry Festa Interview time slot: 7:30-7:45 pm
  7. Dennis Fisher Interview time slot: 8:00-8:15 pm
  8. Gerry Couch Interview time slot: 8:30-8:45 pm
Learn More About Each Applicant

The Hoagies of Newtown vs. Wawa

This quiz asks you to identify the Wawa hoagie and the highest priced hoagie among a group of seven from Newtown Township vendors. Note: The Wawa hoagie is from the Richboro, PA Wawa store.

Many of the over 500 Newtown residents who responded to a Wawa survey (here) believe that Wawa offers "Better sandwiches for under $15." Better is in the eye - or taste buds - of the beholder/taster. This quiz asks if you can identify by eye which one is the Wawa hoagie. Sorry, you cannot perform a taste test!

At a recent Newtown Township Board of Supervisors meeting, a resident claimed that "There is no place [in Newtown] to get a normal sandwich for less than $15" (see here). Is this true? This quiz asks you to identify the highest priced hoagie.

When you complete the quiz the vendor of each hoagie and estimated price of each is identified.


Take the Survey/Quiz Now

Newtown Democrats Summer Picnic

Where: Tyler State Park: Pavilion at Upper Plantation Picnic Area

When: Sunday, July 22, 2018

Time: 11:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

This is a free event!  Fried chicken, hoagies, soft drinks and water will be provided by the Newtown Democrats Club.  While not mandatory, we ask that you kindly bring a side dish or dessert to share.

Introduction of new club officers, local candidates, and a “Get Involved with the Fall Campaigns” appeal at 12:30 p.m.

Support our activities by participating in our “Cheer” and “50:50” raffles.


New Members Welcome!


John Mack