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Concord ponders government change

Concord Township supervisors are looking at a variety of different government models and have authorized advertising an ordinance that would put such a question on the November ballot. In a rare Friday night meeting, supervisors voted to advertise a hearing that would put the following referendum on the ballot: “Shall a Government Study Commission of [...]

 
 

Conservancy getting more land and art

The Brandywine Conservancy and Museum of Art is the beneficiary of a major bequest. The late billionaire newspaper publisher Richard Mellon Scaife — who died July 4 — bequeathed property known as Penguin Court and half his art collection to the conservancy. The other half of his collection goes to the Westmoreland Museum of Art [...]

 

Barn fights to stay alive

The Barn at Spring Brook Farm isn’t going away without a fight. Executive Director Dan Stark asked Pocopson Township supervisors on July 14 for an extension of the Aug. 31 deadline to meet certain building codes, and the farm’s attorney will file for another conditional use hearing to reduce almost three-dozen conditions placed on the [...]

 

Sage appointed to U-CF board

It took an extra session and an extra vote, but the Unionville-Chadds Ford School Board now has a replacement for Eileen Bushelow. The board voted on July 14 to appoint Robert Sage as the third director to represent Region B, which is comprised of Birmingham, Pocopson and Newlin townships. Bushelow announced her resignation for personal [...]

 

Wegmans still on track for 2015

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Despite the harsh winter weather that delayed the beginning of work for the new Wegmans store in Concord Township, the project is still on track for its Thanksgiving 2015 opening. It might even be ahead of schedule. According to Peter Miller, the president of Carlino Construction — the developer of the project — the store [...]

 

Storms knock out power and close roads twice

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*** UPDATE*** PECO has restored service to nearly all of the more than 260,000 customers affected by Tuesday evening’s severe thunderstorms that brought widespread damage to electric equipment.  PECO crews, contract personnel and staff have worked throughout the day and night to repair damage to the system and restore service to more than 254,000 customers in [...]

 

Planners recommend Grace concept

Chadds Ford Township Planning Commission members voted 5-0 to recommend supervisors develop a PRD-3 overlay ordinance. The vote followed a presentation of a possible housing development submitted by builder Joe Grace. Grace is the principal consultant for Mansfield Development, a company owned by his adult children. While the commissioners were unanimous in their vote, several [...]

 

Birmingham Township in Brief

• Birmingham Township has hired a new part time police officer. Ben Tobin, of Kennett Square, was sworn in during the July 7 Board of Supervisors’ meeting. His starting pay is $19.80 per hour. • Township supervisors shaved $11,000 from this year’s road program cost when they voted to eliminate the add-ons at the request [...]

 

Chadds Ford in Brief

• Chadds Ford Township supervisors voted July 2 to reduce the speed limit on Marshall Road. The new limit is 25 mph. • Supervisors also postponed a hearing on a noxious weed ordinance until August. Supervisors’ Chairman Keith Klaver said the draft ordinance would be rewritten to deal with only bamboo. He said state ordinances [...]

 

CHOP approved in Concord; Acme wants beer

Concord Township supervisors OK’d a plan for the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia to build a 100,000 square foot facility along Route 1 at the site of the former Ethan Allen store. The board also heard a request from the Acme supermarket in the Concordville Town Centre for a liquor license transfer so it can serve [...]

 

Fred Reiter dies

Long-time Chadds Ford Township volunteer Fred Reiter has died at the age of 92. According to his wife Henny, he was under home hospice care when he died. While there’s no official cause of death at this time, she said there were a number of health issues including heart problems, prostate cancer and post polio [...]

 
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