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Closed for renovations


The Wawa on Route 202 at Naaman's Creek Road in Concord Township is closed for renovations. Motorists can still buy gas, however. The store is scheduled to reopen Feb. 15. At that time, the new beer section will also be open. Concord supervisors gave conditional approval for beer sales at the store in 2015.


Route 202 backup


Traffic is backed up on northbound Route 202 on Jan. 12 as work crews replace a traffic light that was damaged Saturday when a sand truck snagged overhead power lines. PennDOT was uncertain how long the work would take.


Lost dog


A 2-year-old German shepherd named Redder is missing from his Chadds Ford home on Webb Road home. Owner Kim Wojciehowski said the dog was last seen about 7:30 p.m. on Jan. 9 in the family’s yard. Redder is microchipped. Anyone who has seen the dog is asked to phone 610-558-1228 or 610-772-4305.


Rock quits school board, cites lack of diversity

Citing the lack of a diversity plan, among related issues, Unionville-Chadds Ford School Board Director Michael Rock has resigned from the board. Rock’s resignation came during his comments at the beginning of the Jan. 9 work session. “I remain stunned and dumbfounded by our continuing unwillingness to honor the heart-felt requests from several of our minority ...


Salt truck hits traffic light

A sand truck hits overheard power lines and traffic signal.

Traffic lights were out along Route 202 between Concord and Chadds Ford township Saturday afternoon and into the evening after a salt truck ran into the overhead lines at State Farm Drive. Preliminary reports said the driver tried to shift the sand to the rear spreader while driving, but didn't realize how close the lines were. There were no injuries, but some ...


Pocopson leadership stays the same

There will be no leadership changes for Pocopson Township’s Board of Supervisors. At its reorganization meeting Tuesday, Ricki Stumpo was named chairwoman and Elaine DiMonte was named vice-chairwoman. Alice J. Balsama is the third supervisor. Other township appointments and committee members were approved on Tuesday, as were meeting dates for 2017. The supervisors, ...


Same names with new titles in Concord

As did all townships in Pennsylvania, Concord held its required re-organization meeting on Jan. 3, but with a slight twist. Instead of re-organizing as a township of the second class, Concord did so as a home rule township. The Board of Supervisors became the Township Council, supervisors became councilmen and councilwomen and, instead of a chairman and vice ...


Democrats plan inauguration day protest 

Kennet Area Democrats are planning a yard sign protest for Jan. 20, the inauguration day for President-elect Donald Trump. The protest will feature lawn signs saying ”Hate Has No Home Here” in five languages. According to Wayne Braffman, vice chairman of the Kennett Area Democrats, the protest is designed  to remind people of the need to be  “vigilant and vocal”  ...


Roundabout planned for Hillman and Evergreen

Chadds Ford Township supervisors have decided they want a roundabout for the intersection of Hillman Drive and Evergreen Place. Board members made the announcement during their Dec. 28 workshop. There was no official vote taken, but all three supervisors, Frank Murphy, Samantha Reiner and Noell Barbone agreed they had reached a consensus. That decision allows The ...


Happy Holidays

Happy Holidays from Leader Sunoco

The annual Christmas Eve tradition continued Saturday at Leader Sunoco in Chadds Ford. The service bay was cleaned up and turned into a smorgasbord area for old friends. The event has been going on for more than 30 years. Old friends meet. Everybody eats. All friends are welcome ...


Sheriff experiences avalanche of mail

Chester County Sheriff Carolyn 'Bunny' Welsh, one of Pennsylvania's 20 members of the Electoral College, reviews some of the hundreds of cards and letters she has received in recent weeks.

Most children consider their grandparents special, but when a particular 12-year-old told his grandmother that she’s one of the most important people in the country, thousands of pages of documentation backed up his claim. His grandmother, Chester County Sheriff Carolyn “Bunny” Welsh, is no stranger to prominence, having handily won five terms in office during the ...