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K-9 unit to benefit from those swinging 9-irons

This golf outing supports a doggone great cause, according to Chester County Sheriff Carolyn “Bunny” Welsh. Welsh said that the Chester County Sheriff’s Office is holding its 23rd Annual Sheriff’s Community Golf Classic on Monday, May 9, at the Downingtown Country Club golf course. The proceeds of the golf classic support the community work of the sheriff’s K-9 ...

 
 

Faulty drainage basin frustrates Kennett Twp.

The Granite Ridge subdivision dominated a brief Kennett Township supervisors’ meeting on Wednesday, May 4. The development appeared twice on the agenda: once for an update on problems with a stormwater basin in the second phase, and again for the possible release of $245,633 in escrow funds for the first phase. Both Township Manager Lisa M. Moore and Abbie Kessler, ...

 

Chadds Ford requesting speed limit changes

There’s no timetable or even a guarantee that a change will happen, but Chadds Ford Township will be asking PennDOT to lower the speed limit on a handful of roads. Supervisors, during their May 4 meeting, authorized township Manager Amanda Serock to make the request. Should PennDOT agree, the speed limits on Webb, Harvey, Ridge and Ring roads — state-operated roads ...

 

Impact fee sparks debate at borough meeting

Spirited debate over a proposed ordinance amendment imposing a park and recreation fee on developers occupied more than half of a nearly two-hour Kennett Square Borough Council meeting on Monday, May 2. Several residents favored imposing the $2,000 impact fee – in lieu of dedicating parkland – per dwelling unit on a large developer, but they suggested that it ...

 

Concord approves two plans

Concord Township supervisors approved two land development plans during their May 2 meeting. The first approval was for Concordville Subaru. The current dealership — with both Subarus and Nissans on the southbound side of Route 202 — is being split. The Subaru dealership will be a 30,000 square foot facility on the northbound side, at 1713 Wilmington West Chester ...

 

Final stretch for school budget

If it’s May, it’s time for the Unionville-Chadds Ford School Board to start ironing out the budget for the next school year. After establishing a preliminary budget earlier this year, school board directors held a hearing on the proposed final budget during a May 2 session. There will be more discussion on the proposed budget during the May 9 work session and the one ...

 

Working to prevent opioid deaths

Approximately 70 percent of U.S. residents take some type of prescription medication every year, and the three most prescribed drugs in the U.S. in order of volume are antibiotics, antidepressants, and opiates, such as oxycodone, according to national law-enforcement statistics. In southeastern Pennsylvania, the largest drug threat now comes from prescription drugs ...

 

Icon laid to rest with style, spirit, affection

Flowers donated by Longwood Gardens greet guests at the celebration of Frolic Weymouth's life on Friday, April 30, at the Brandywine River Museum of Art.

To advocates of scenic vistas, he was a beloved benefactor who also possessed a penchant for sending Christmas cards out of season, serving scrapple disguised as an elegant hors d’oeuvre, generating infectious laughter, and living life to the fullest. On Saturday, April 30, George A. "Frolic" Weymouth, a visionary conservationist, peerless philanthropist, acclaimed ...

 

Birmingham road program over budget

Birmingham Township’s 2016 Road Program is moving along smoothly, according to township roadmaster Dave Rathbun, but it’s going to come in over budget. Rathbun told supervisors during their May 2 meeting that most of the work is finished and that all should be completed by early June. The projected cost right now is $228,000. The township had $225,000 budgeted. But ...

 

Home of Sparrow CEO announces retirement

After nearly 20 years of involvement with the Pennsylvania Home of the Sparrow, CEO Patricia McLennan has announced that she will retire from the organization at the end of this year. “Being a part of this organization, partnering with the women and children who have come through our programs and working alongside the kindest people in this community, have been among ...

 

DES team lauded for role in Felony Lane chase

A 911 call on March 1 that began with a suspicious vehicle ended with the arrest of seven alleged members of the Felony Lane Gang, a notorious identify-theft ring that has been wreaking havoc nationwide. In between, the incident traversed two counties, several major state roadways, and more than 12 miles. It lasted nearly 30 minutes, and now members of the B Platoon ...