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Traffic counts almost done in Chadds Ford

Chadds Ford Township engineer Mike Schneider gave the public a quick update on the traffic counts along several intersections in the township. Schneider said the work is almost complete and the township should have all the data by May 5. The counts are in reaction to the approved commercial development at Route 202 and Ridge Road in Concord Township at its border ...

 
 

Later start time for U-CF students

Older students in the Unionville-Chadds Ford School District will be able to sleep in a little longer beginning next year. School Board directors last night voted 8-1 for a later start time for high school and middle school students beginning with the 2017-2018 academic year. Classes at Unionville High School and CF Patton Middle School will start 25 minutes later, ...

 

Photo of the Week: Spring Breaks

Red blossoms punctuate fresh spring greenery.

 

Toll, Westtown talk sewers for Crebilly

On-site sewers were the lead topic during the April 19 conditional use hearing in Westtown Township concerning Toll Bros. proposed development of Crebilly Farm. But the testimony, according to one supervisor, was strictly to satisfy a township requirement. Neither Toll nor the township wants an on-site system. Engineer Fred Ebert, whose area of expertise is ...

 

Royal Farms hearing concludes

The waiting has begun on whether Royal Farms will receive conditional use approval for a convenience store in Concord Township. Township Council concluded last night the evidentiary portion of a conditional use hearing on the proposal and now has 45 days to decide. Royal Farms wants to put the store — with gasoline service — on a 1.4-acre lot in the split on Route ...

 

Freddy’s ready to serve

Freddy’s Frozen Custard and Steakburgers is now open in Birmingham Township. The restaurant on Route 202 and Old Wilmington Pike, across from Penn Oaks Golf Club, opened its doors officially with a ribbon cutting ceremony earlier today. Franchise owner Steve DiMarco also has the franchise for the Freddy’s in Broomall, which was the first in the area. He said the meat ...

 

Board to vote on school start time

Unionville-Chadds Ford School Board directors will vote next week on whether or not to change the school start times. A committee has recommended to the board that high school should start 25 minutes later than the current start time. High and middle school now run from 7:35 a.m. to 2:18 p.m. The proposal under consideration would change that school day to an 8 a.m. ...

 

Photo of the Week: Spring Bloom

Greenery begins to pop on some trees at the Brandywine Battlefield Park in Chadds Ford.

 

No change in CF sign law yet

Business owners in Chadds Ford Township likely shouldn't expect any change in the township sign ordinance anytime soon. The Planning Commission Wednesday night voted against recommending what commission Chairman Craig Huffman referred to as a "piecemeal change" in the temporary sign ordinance. The vote came after a meandering discussion regarding a proposed change. ...

 

Photo of the Week: Chilly Spring Dip

Geese in West Marlborough Township take to a pond on a cold April afternoon.

 

Reiner updates CFBA

Chadds Ford Township Supervisors’ Vice Chairman Samantha Reiner gave members of the Chadds Ford Business Association a brief update on several township matters during the CFBA’s April meeting yesterday. The meeting in the Chadds Ford Township municipal building is the only morning session the business organization has and typically comes the morning after a ...