Roadwork for week of Dec. 21

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 Dec. 21 through Dec. 28. PennDOT recommends that motorists allow extra time if they are traveling through one of the construction zones. Route 1 in both directions between Route 82 and […]

 

Honor Band to preview Rose Bowl show

Members of the Cavalcade of Bands Honor Band are shown during a summer practice session for their Rose Bowl performance on Jan. 1 in Pasadena, Ca.

Members of the Cavalcade of Bands Honor Band are shown during a summer practice session for their Rose Bowl performance on Jan. 1 in Pasadena, Ca.

The Cavalcade of Bands Honor Band is presenting a Rose Bowl preview performance at the Unionville High School stadium on Saturday, Dec. 20, at 3:30 p.m. The public is invited to see what the Honor Band has been preparing for its inaugural performance in the 2015 Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, Ca., on New […]

‘Born to Kill’ member on most-wanted list

Career criminal Tam Minh Le thought he had covered up his crimes when he and his associates allegedly threw three men they had bound, beaten, and stabbed into the Schuylkill River in August and left them for dead, authorities said. However, one of Le’s victims managed to free himself, climb to the banks of the […]

ChesCo court selects Cody as new president judge

The Court of Common Pleas of Chester County announced that it selected Judge Jacqueline C. Cody as the new president judge. Her term will commence on Jan. 5, and run for a period of five years. Cody will take over from James P. MacElree II, who is finishing his term as president judge that began […]

20-year-old arrested for fourth DUI

An East Marlborough Township resident received his fourth DUI last week, police said — an uncommon milestone for someone who has yet to turn 21. On Friday, Dec. 12, state police said Matthew J. Scott, 20, slammed into a utility pole on North Mill Road in Kennett Township. Police said a passerby called 9-1-1 a […]

Murder underscores need to aid abuse victims

Amid copious tears and cherished remembrances, a case spotlighting the tragic consequences of domestic violence concluded Thursday, Dec. 18, in Chester County Court. Gregory A. Twyman, 45, pleaded guilty to fatally shooting Jamica M. Woods, 37, on May 21, 2013, his longtime partner and the mother of their teenage daughter, at the residence they had […]

Long-awaited roundabout to open Friday

After months of detours and some delays, PennDOT  announced that it will open the new roundabout at the intersection of Route 52 (Lenape Road), Wawaset Road, and Lenape Unionville Road in Pocopson Township late Friday afternoon, Dec. 19. “The new roundabout will move traffic safely and efficiently between these three roadways by reducing travel speeds, reducing […]

Pocopson gets update on byways, roundabout

The rejection of a development’s offer of dedication, the selection of a new engineering firm, a roundabout update, and the approval of a conservation plan were among the actions taken by the Pocopson Township supervisors at their meeting on Monday night. The supervisors unanimously rejected the proposed dedication for the Preserve at Chadds Ford, a […]

Bumpy start for gov’t study commission

It was a bumpy beginning for Concord Township’s new Government Study Commission. There was flak regarding a court brief filed in the commission’s name before the commission was actually empaneled and uncertainty on how to handle public comment periods. The entire atmosphere surrounding the commission and its reason for being has been controversial. The seven-member […]

Rotary honors first responders

Bill Bertolet, in the blue shirt, presents Mel Drukin with a plaque in recognition of Drukin's years of administering The Concordville-Chadds Ford Rotary's Strive Scholarship program.

Bill Bertolet, in the blue shirt, presents Mel Drukin with a plaque in recognition of Drukin's years of administering The Concordville-Chadds Ford Rotary's Strive Scholarship program.

The Concordville-Chadds Ford Rotary honored its selections of Police Officer and Firefighter of the Year during its annual holiday lunch on Dec. 17. The group also recognized two of its own. Det. Sgt. Ben Ash, of the Bethel Township Police Department, is the 2014 Police Officer of the Year. Firefighter of the Year is James […]

Photo of the Week: Lisë’s Lair

Lisë's Lair

Lisë's Lair

The beehive oven at the John Chad House sits cold, waiting for the lady of the manor to fire it up and bake some bread.