A good first step or too little too late


Is it too late to save Beaver Valley or was a meeting at state Rep. Steve Barrar’s office a good first step toward that end? That’s the question that arose from an exploratory meeting hosted by Barrar, on Friday, March 27. Two developers, McKee-Concord Homes and Eastern […]


Ruling recasts Pocopson supervisors’ race

The attorney representing the Chester County Republican Party argued that an “innocent mistake” led an endorsed candidate for Pocopson Township supervisor to file an inaccurate nominating petition. At a hearing in Chester County Court challenging the petition – as well as its amended version – Michael S. Gill told President Judge Jacqueline C. Cody that […]

Roadwork for week of March 29

PennDOT has announced the following road projects, which are weather-dependent and could affect residents in the greater Chadds Ford area during the week of March 29 through April 5. The department recommends that motorists allow extra time if they are traveling through one of the construction zones. Patching is slated to continue on Route 926 […]

DUI initiative dedicated to fallen trooper

On March 27, 2008, a recent graduate of the Police Academy had just finished a shift at the Avondale barracks and was returning home to Lancaster when a woman with a blood-alcohol level more than four times the legal limit slammed into his Hyundai Elantra head-on. Trooper Kenton E. Iwaniec, a 24-year-old who was engaged […]

At Hagley Museum, explosion of color, history

Sharon Silverman's vibrant yarn creations, inspired by a historic rug, spotlight the Hagley Museum entrance.

Sharon Silverman's vibrant yarn creations, inspired by a historic rug, spotlight the Hagley Museum entrance.

Sharon Silverman’s vibrant yarn creations, inspired by a historic rug, spotlight the Hagley Museum entrance.It’s not the kind of explosion one might associate with the historic Hagley Museum, the former home of the DuPont Company’s powder yards on the banks of the Brandywine Creek. In conjunction with the Hagley’s “Unraveling Stories” exhibit, a Birmingham Township […]

GSC hears from finance director

Members of the Concord Township Government Study Commission were told unequivocally that departments in the township are working well. That was the word from Concord’s Finance Director/Treasurer JoAnne Demnicki during the group’s March 25 meeting. Demnicki said the township has been extremely busy with developments during the last decade and that growth has been “amazing.” […]

Photo of the Week: Nobody Home


A black and white treatment on a dreary day makes this birdhouse at the Chadds Ford Historical Society look as if it could be an avian Bates Motel from “Psycho.”

Police Log March 26: Scams, burglaries and DUIs

• Scam Alert: Pennsylvania State Police are cautioning residents about a scam involving phone calls from people pretending to be from the IRS. They demand money with a threat of arrest. Police say the calls are fraudulent. Callers have also left voice mail messages asking for a return call. Do not call them, and do […]

Around Town March 26

• For pothole repairs on state roads, the PennDOT number to call is 1-800-FIX-ROAD (1-800-349-7623). • The YMCA of Greater Brandywine has kicked off its annual campaign to raise $1.2 million. In a press release, President and CEO Denise Day said the mission is to make certain that everyone has access to the Y. With […]

Free Your Space: These are few of my favorite apps

“The Sound of Music” marked its Golden Anniversary this year. As I hum the familiar tunes in my head, it occurs to me how different the sounds around us are today, 50 years later, many of them bursting into our day from once unexpected places like pockets and purses. And, while I still do appreciate […]

The Empowered Parent: LGBTQIA

Spring is here. For parents of teens and tweens that means party season. Malls and Instagram feeds are filling up with the latest trends for the big event. Prom season is upon us. For most, this rite of passage is filled with the customary angst and exaltations of those hormonal years. And this is as […]