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State orders Concord to produce records

The Pennsylvania Office of Open Records has ruled in favor of a Concord Township resident who was denied certain documents requested in an official Right-to-Know filing. Under the Right-to-Know Law, resident Kevin O’Neill asked for all records, notes of meetings, phone calls or correspondence among an attorney, Concord Township officials and employees. The request ...

 

Roadwork for week of Aug. 2

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 Aug. 2 through Aug. 9. The department recommends that motorists allow extra time if they are traveling through one of the construction zones. Brush-cutting is scheduled to continue on Route 202 in both directions ...

SCCCC members refreshed by fountain update

Longwood Gardens' version of Boston's 'Big Dig' will result in a spectacular, updated display that pays homage to founder Pierre du Pont's vision while keeping pace with technology, officials say.

Longwood Gardens' version of Boston's 'Big Dig' will result in a spectacular, updated display that pays homage to founder Pierre du Pont's vision while keeping pace with technology, officials say.

Members of the Southern Chester County Chamber of Commerce (SCCCC) received welcome insight on Thursday into Longwood Gardens’ 2 ½-year, $90 million undertaking, “New Heights: The Fountain Revitalization Project.” Longwood representatives made a presentation at the chamber’s popular Network at Noon event, held at the Hartefeld National Golf Club. The event is ...

Colleen P. Morrone to receive ATHENA Leadership Award

Renowned local female leader, Colleen P. Morrone, to be honored at the 2015 ATHENA Leadership Award® Luncheon. Community and business leaders can access the knowledge and experience of renowned county leader Colleen P. Morrone by attending the 2015 Athena Leadership Luncheon at the Llanerch Country Club, 950 West Chester Pike, Havertown, PA on Wednesday, September ...

Allstate honors three area insurance agents

Allstate Corporation has honored three of its insurance agents in the Chadds Ford area. Agents Edward Ennis, Brian Miller and Joseph Lafferty have each earned the designation of Allstate Premier Agency for 2015, an Allstate press release said. The Allstate Premier Agency designation is bestowed upon 48 percent of Allstate’s nearly 10,000 agency owners across the ...

Amid inquiry, lawsuit, Kennett Twp. OKs pact

More questions than answers surfaced during an unusual meeting on Wednesday night of the Kennett Township Board of Supervisors. The meeting, scheduled with 24 hours’ notice, focused on a single agenda item: the retirement agreement and release for former Kennett Township Police Chief Albert J. McCarthy, an agreement that has already generated litigation. Michael ...

PECO offering tips to help beat heat

As the third consecutive day of 90-degree temperatures grips the region, energy use  to cool homes tends to rise along with the mercury. With the current heat wave expected to continue at least through the weekend, PECO is providing tips to help customers manage their energy use, according to a PECO press release. Here are recommendations that all customers can take ...

Proposed home draws controversy

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Birmingham Township supervisors are less than a week away from voting on whether or not to issue a recommended Certificate of Appropriateness for a proposed new home at 1236 Birmingham Road. Supervisor Bill Kirkpatrick thinks the board will vote on the matter during its Aug. 3 meeting. Most such recommendations, which are made by the township’s Historical and ...

Photo of the Week: Out of the Woodwork

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Irregularities in the bark appear as strange, macabre creatures crawling out of the wood.

Police Log July 30: Pedestrian killed on Route 202

• Pennsylvania State Police from Troop K, Media barracks, have reported a fatal accident on Route 202 in Chadds Ford Township. The report said an as yet unidentified black female was crossing Route 202 on foot when she was struck and killed at 10 p.m. on July 28. The victim was crossing 202 in the vicinity of Carrabbas restaurant. Medical personnel pronounced the ...

Around Town July 30

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• Harvest time in the Ford.  Webb Road residents Dennis Decola and Chadds Ford Township Supervisor Samantha Reiner enjoy the bounty of Decola’s farm in Nottingham. Reiner called her neighbor “an incredible farmer. His stuff was SO much bigger than what I'm growing. I was jealous.” (See courtesy photo above.) • Registration for Fall 2015 Youth Sports leagues and ...