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Long-awaited roundabout to open Friday

After months of detours and some delays, PennDOT  announced that it will open the new roundabout at the intersection of Route 52 (Lenape Road), Wawaset Road, and Lenape Unionville Road in Pocopson Township late Friday afternoon, Dec. 19. “The new roundabout will move traffic safely and efficiently between these three roadways by reducing travel speeds, reducing […]

 
 

Pocopson gets update on byways, roundabout

The rejection of a development’s offer of dedication, the selection of a new engineering firm, a roundabout update, and the approval of a conservation plan were among the actions taken by the Pocopson Township supervisors at their meeting on Monday night. The supervisors unanimously rejected the proposed dedication for the Preserve at Chadds Ford, a […]

 

Bumpy start for gov’t study commission

It was a bumpy beginning for Concord Township’s new Government Study Commission. There was flak regarding a court brief filed in the commission’s name before the commission was actually empaneled and uncertainty on how to handle public comment periods. The entire atmosphere surrounding the commission and its reason for being has been controversial. The seven-member […]

 

Rotary honors first responders

Bill Bertolet, in the blue shirt, presents Mel Drukin with a plaque in recognition of Drukin's years of administering The Concordville-Chadds Ford Rotary's Strive Scholarship program.

The Concordville-Chadds Ford Rotary honored its selections of Police Officer and Firefighter of the Year during its annual holiday lunch on Dec. 17. The group also recognized two of its own. Det. Sgt. Ben Ash, of the Bethel Township Police Department, is the 2014 Police Officer of the Year. Firefighter of the Year is James […]

 

Taxing fun in Concord

Some taxes in Concord Township are holding steady, but others not. The good news for residents is that their township property taxes are not increasing next year. Supervisors passed Concord’s 2015 budget during a special meeting on Dec. 16. The board anticipates revenues and expenses to be $4.225 million. Property taxes will hold steady at […]

 

ChesCo commissioner takes oath of office

Michelle Kichine takes oath

In the presence of family members, politicians, and county officials, a lawyer from Tredyffrin Township was sworn in on Tuesday, Dec. 16, filling the vacancy created by Ryan Costello, who was elected to the U.S. House in November. Before administering the oath, Chester County President Judge James P. MacElree II called Michelle H. Kichline “the […]

 

‘Pump up the quaint’ to build community

There was a dramatic difference between the first meeting regarding “Walkable Chadds Ford” and the second. The initial meeting in November attracted dozens of people, many of whom were Chadds Ford Township residents. Meeting number two, held on Dec. 15, drew 12 attendees and only one who lives in the township. However, the aim was […]

 

Grand jury: Learn lessons from Coatesville

More than a year after a series of sexist, racist text messages by two Coatesville Area School District (CASD) administrators prompted national outrage, the pair has been charged with multiple crimes – and the investigating grand jury has made recommendations for all school districts. Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan announced Monday, Dec. 15, that […]

 

Students lend holiday helping hand

Uionville High School students deliver gifts for the Kennett YMCA's  Angel Tree program. From left are Hannah Bass, Ivan Yen and Phil Chidekel.

Members of the Unionville High School Student Council have been helping to get gifts for needy children this holiday season. Several of the students delivered some of those gifts to the Kennett YMCA. The Council traditionally holds a free powder puff football game featuring juniors against seniors, but this year Council Vice President Hannah Bass […]

 

DelCo Democrats: Time to end one-party rule

In January, when Tom McGarrigle, the chair of the Delaware County Council, assumes the 26th Senatorial District seat he won last month, the council is expected to fill the vacancy, and several Democratic candidates have expressed interest. The Delaware County Democratic Committee announced on Wednesday, Dec. 10, that Jayne Young of Lansdowne and Bob Dimond […]

 

Author creates recipe for community kinship

Area preservationist Nancy L. Mohr has just completed her sixth book, 'Delicious Memories.'

For those involved in local history, the name Nancy Mohr conjures images of expansive landscapes — replete with lush forests, pristine pastures, and gurgling waterways — but preservation represented but one of her myriad passions. Mohr was one of the key volunteers who worked with the Brandywine Conservancy  to acquire the Chester County segment of […]