Sept. 23, 2022 – Delco Times

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100 Years Ago – 1922: Daylight saving for 1922 officially ends at 2 o’clock tomorrow morning. It is better to stop your clocks for one hour any time this evening or tomorrow morning. Turning them back is bad for the works, say clockmakers. Official clocks will be pushed back or stopped a full hour. Therefore, if you want to get an extra hour’s sleep tomorrow morning, turn back your watch time one hour tonight upon retiring.

75 Years Ago – 1947: Delaware Countians who have been waiting to get back that hour of sleep they lost last spring when “fast time” began will realize that goal this weekend. Daylight Saving Times ends officially at 2 a.m., Sunday, here and in much of Pennsylvania. Sleep hoarders will gain an extra hour of slumber that morning. But remember to turn your alarm clock back an hour before going to bed Saturday night or you’ll lose out on those extra 40 winks.

50 Years Ago – 1972: A robbery spree during the early morning hours today saw seven police departments comb the Delaware County area culminating with the arrest of two men, one after a chase through Philadelphia International Airport. The hunt began at 5:05 a.m. after police found an abandoned car in the 100 block of Powhattan Ave., Tinicum, about 10 minutes after the Preston Diner, on the Industrial Highway in Essington had been held-up. The diner was the third place to be robbed during the early morning hours by two men answering the same description, including 7-11 Markets in Upper Darby and Sharon Hill.

25 Years Ago – 1997: Thornbury Supervisors are concerned about the environmental impact of a proposed 14-acre, six-lot subdivision on Dilworthtown Road. The Planning Commission recommended approval of a preliminary sketch plan, but the property owner might need to seek an amendment to the township’s “”cluster” zoning ordinance, engineering consultant Tom Schocklin said. The ordinance limits the minimum gross area of a cluster in an R-1 residential zone to 15 acres.

10 Years Ago – 2012: Millbourne’s Wister Park construction is complete with the exception of one required item: A fence separating the park from the nearby Market-Frankford line tracks. Borough Engineer Dennis O’Neil told council that the fence should be arriving this week. Once the fence is installed, the newly refurbished and improved park will be able to open to children eager to play on the new playground equipment. Improvements to Wister Park have been an ongoing topic at Millbourne council meetings. The three-year effort finally made headway in March.

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