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New Ridge Road suit brings concerns

Chadds Ford Township residents, especially those living along Ridge Road, are concerned about a second complaint filed against Concord Township. They feel they no longer have a voice in a development that, they say, would adversely affect their way of life. The fear is of excess traffic. The second suit — filed Sept. 29 by Ridge Road Development, the Pettinaro ...

 
 

Photo of the Week: Quiet Lunch

A couple enjoys a quiet lunch by a tree along the banks of the Brandywine Creek on a warm October afternoon.

 

Loop road vote in sight

A Planning Commission vote on whether or not to recommend final approval for the proposed Hillman Drive extension, the loop road, is expected in November. That was the word from commission Chairman Craig Huffman during the commission's Oct. 11 meeting. If commissioners recommend approval, Chadds Ford Township Board of Supervisors could vote on the plan in December. ...

 

Photo of the Week: Berry Ripe

Sunlight and shadow play berry nicely together at the end of a day.

 

Symphony listens to Beatles, gets back

The Kennett Symphony took a cue from The Beatles and has gotten back to where it once belonged. At least its office has done that. About six years ago, the symphony moved its office from 206 E. State Street in Kennett Square, down one block to 106 E. State Street. According to Paul Merluzzi, chairman of the symphony board, that was a mistake. "People thought we were ...

 

Roads on tap in Chadds Ford

During the Chadds Ford Township Board of Supervisors' Oct. 4 meeting, interim Township manager Matt DiFillipo said work on Heyburn has begun. The work started Monday, Oct. 2 as previously announced. DiFillipo said the project should finish in five weeks. Heyburn Road was shut down this summer when a culvert failed, and a portion of the roadway collapsed. Also ...

 

Changing faces in Concord

Multiple changes are taking place in Concord Township. A new township manager steps in while a council member steps out. Township Council officially announced Tuesday night the resignation of Brenda Lamanna as township manager but welcomed Amanda Serock as her replacement. Serock was the manager in Chadds Ford Township for the past three years. Council President ...

 

Starbucks wants a new location

Starbucks, the coffee company that already has three shops along Route 202 in Concord, Chadds Ford and Birmingham townships, is looking for another site in Birmingham. Supervisors in Birmingham opened a conditional use hearing on the matter before the start of their Oct. 2 meeting; yet only two supervisors — John Conklin and Scott Boorse – are hearing the case. ...

 

Falling into Autumn

Late afternoon sun in early autumn brings out the colors along the old raceway at Newlin Grist Mill Park in Concord Township.

 

Heyburn work starts Monday

If all goes well, Heyburn Road will reopen at the end of October. Chadds Ford Township engineer Mike Schneider told supervisors during their Sept. 27 workshop that work is scheduled to begin on the road Monday, Oct. 2 and expected to finish by Oct. 31. Heyburn closed earlier this summer when a culvert failed, and a piece of the road collapsed. Schneider said earlier ...

 

Judge upholds Chadds Ford position

Chadds Ford Township has won a round in the ongoing litigation surrounding the proposed commercial development along Ridge Road. On Friday, Sept. 22, Judge Spiros E. Angelos, of the Delaware County Court of Common Pleas, upheld Chadds Ford's argument that PennDOT should be named as an indispensable party to the action brought by Ridge Road Development. In the ...