Author Archive

School board authorizes spending

As was indicated by their discussions during last week’s workshop, Unionville-Chadds Ford School Board Directors this week authorized spending more than $540,000 on building improvements. Directors also voted to spend an additional $230,000 for buses and agreed on a resolution in opposition to a state proposal that would eliminate property taxes from school funding. ...

 
 

Barbone announced re-election bid

Chadds Ford Township Supervisor Noelle Barbone formally announced her plan to run for re-election during a township Republican gathering Thursday night. Barbone was elected in 2015 to the fill the remaining two years of former Supervisor Keith Klaver's term. Klaver resigned from the board for health reasons in January 2015. He died a year later. In a short interview ...

 

Photo of the Week: Reyburn’s Tavern

The former Reyburn's Tavern sits neglected along Route 1 in Pennsbury Township.

 

Musings: Sessions and Franklin

Attorney General Jeff Sessions should have a talk with Major Neill Franklin. He might learn something. Sessions should also learn from history, but he's not alone in that. All prohibitionists — whether they want to prohibit drugs or guns — should learn from history. But, of course, the first question you probably have is: "Rich, who the heck is Major Neill Franklin?" ...

 

Annual CFES art show set to open

The 68th annual Chadds Ford Elementary School Art Sale and Show will open Friday, March 24 with longtime favorites returning. The event concludes March 25 with art tours, art workshops and a conversation with local artist Karl Kuerner. Another local favorite, plein air artist Jacalyn Beam, is the donating artist this year and Len Garon, who’s been showing at Chadds ...

 

School board prepares to spend

Unionville-Chadds Ford School Board directors breezed through a 45-minute workshop Monday night in anticipation of a major snowstorm that was heading into the region. School Superintendent John Sanville had announced there would be no school Tuesday hours before the first snowflake fell. While there were no voting items, the board did review a few things that ...

 

Radley Run gives back through art

There is a stereotype of the country club set, wealthy, financially and politically savvy and, maybe, insensitive to others. But the members of Radley Run Country Club in Birmingham Township are eager to help out where help is needed. That's the reason for the annual art show at Radley Run. During its eight years, the art show has raised money for several charities ...

 

Photo of the Week: March Madness

This month's weather seems to have multiple personality disorder. Weather in the Brandywine Valley went from a sunny, spring-like 60 degrees on Thursday to a breezy and snowy Friday.  

 

Concord upholds Pettinaro condition

Concord Township Council Tuesday night upheld a nine-year-old condition for a commercial development that borders Chadds Ford Township. That condition requires the developer, the Pettinaro Co., to have Chadds Ford sign off on PennDOT approved highway improvements.  But the decision to keep the condition could lead to legal action. The vote was 4-0, with Council ...

 

Serial child rapist sentenced

A 20-year-old man from Media was sentenced to up to 27 years in prison for multiple sexual assault charges involving a dozen children, some as young as 12 years old. Authorities believe, however, there are more victims. Delaware County District Attorney Jack Whelan announced the sentencing of Hugh Taussig-Lux during a press conference at the County Courthouse Tuesday ...

 

Birmingham in brief

In a brief 30-minute meeting Monday, Birmingham Township supervisors voted to have the Brandywine Conservancy design plans for the former Cacchio property on Birmingham Road. The board also agreed to have the township engineer recommend a structural engineer to examine the barn on the site to determine whether it’s safe before the township decides what to do with the ...