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Conservancy joins opposition to Woodlawn development


The Brandywine Conservancy and Museum of Art is now officially in opposition to the proposed development of 230 acres of Woodlawn Trustees property in Concord Township. Conservancy Executive Director Sherri Evans-Stanton made the comments while addressing the Concord Township Planning Commission on Aug. 18. Even though the plan — referred to as Vineyard Commons — [...]


Delco court denies citizens’ petition

A Delaware County Court judge ruled against a Concord Township citizens’ group petition for a question to be placed on the November ballot. Judge James Proud ruled against the petitioners, but gave no reason for the denial. The petition — signed by almost twice as many people as needed — proposed that citizens be asked [...]


Road report for the week of Aug. 18

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation 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. 18 through Aug. 25. PennDOT recommends that motorists allow extra time if they are traveling through one of the construction zones. Rumble strip installations will occur [...]


Faulty procedures, but ‘no bad guy’ in U-CF residency probe

Despite a report from the Chester County Intermediate Unit saying that the Unionville-Chadds Ford School District administration did everything right in handling a residency issue, questions remain. While some questions —along with a weak investigative procedure — relate to the current school administration, one question relates to a former school superintendent. But, according to the [...]


School work continues when school’s out

School may be out for the summer, but that doesn’t mean there’s no work going on. According to Rick Hostetler, the supervisor of Buildings and Ground for the Unionville-Chadds Ford School District, the summer of 2014 has been one of the busiest summers he can recall. In addition to trying to learn why heavy rains [...]


Gherkins relish their pickleball


For the 250 Garnet Valley Gherkins, pickleball is a smash, definitely more than just a peck of fun for them. Pickleball is a hybrid game that’s part tennis, part badminton and part ping-pong. It’s played on a badminton-sized court — 20 feet by 44 feet, about a third of the size of a tennis court [...]


Chadds Ford in brief: House numbers and a special meeting

•Chadds Ford residents will be getting a mailing from the township Citizens Emergency Response Team asking whether they want to buy house number signs that fluoresce at night. The signs cost $20 each and will be available through the township. The mailing will cost about $1,500. The signs — to be attached to mailboxes — [...]


Concord in brief: Acme gets its beer

• Concord Township supervisors approved the liquor license transfer for the Acme in the Concordville Town Centre. The board held a hearing on the request in July. Approval comes with several conditions, including limiting the consumption of beer and wine at the store to the specific restaurant section that the store wants to install — [...]


Birmingham roadwork under budget; holding tanks approved

The 2014 road program in Birmingham project is finished and came in at a better price than anticipated. The news came from township roadmaster David Rathbun who updated supervisors on the project during their Aug. 4 meeting. Work started the second week of July and finished, Rathbun said, at 1 p.m. the day of the [...]


Chadds Ford girl strikes gold, digs bones


When Chadds Ford Elementary School students play the games at this year’s Fall Festival, they might want to thank Jessica Oehler. An entering senior at Unionville High School, Oehler earned her Girl Scout Gold Award by renovating several of the games the kids play at the school and also designed a new ring toss game. [...]


Methods clash to change Concord government

Two different movements to change the structure of Concord Township government bumped heads during a special supervisors’ meeting on July 28. Supervisors voted to send a ballot question to the Delaware County Election Board that would ask voters in November whether they want a commission established to study possible changes. The same day, a citizens’ [...]

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