Local News

Hearing underway for Crebilly

The conditional use hearing for Toll Bros. proposed development of Crebilly Farm is underway in Westtown Township. Toll — the equitable owner of the 322-acre property on Route 926 between Route 202 and S. New Street — proposes to build 317 new homes on the farm. The developer, however, made the application under Westtown’s flexible development option, which allows ...

 
 

Traffic light helps Pocopson during bridge closure

It’s been almost two weeks since the Route 926 bridge closed, and the phones at the Pocopson Township building have been nearly silent with calls about it. “The first week of the 926 bridge outage has gone better than expected,” Supervisors’ Vice Chairman Elaine DiMonte wrote in an email. “The township received three phone calls on Tuesday, Feb. 14 regarding the new ...

 

Leon R. Spencer, Jr. named Outstanding Citizen of the Year

The Southern Chester County Chamber of Commerce has named Leon R. Spencer, Jr. its 2016 Outstanding Citizen of the Year. The Chamber will honor Spencer at its 50th Annual Dinner on Friday, March 24, at Longwood Gardens at 6:30 pm. In the picturesque setting of Longwood’s Conservatory, the annual dinner attracts business and community leaders for an evening of live ...

 

School board approves prelim budget

The Unionville-Chadds Ford School District now has a preliminary budget for the 2017-2018 academic year. School Board directors approved the preliminary spending plan during their Feb. 13 work session. The budget, which may change between now and the adoption of a final budget in June, anticipates spending and revenue at $85.6 million. Revenues show $8,609 from the ...

 

New government and new paths for Concord

The Chadds Ford Business Association hosted their February lunch meeting at Arugula Ristorante in Chadds Ford on Thursday March 2, 2017. CFBA  members and non-member guests gathered for a lively presentation from Dominic Pileggi, president of the Concord Township Council,  which highlighted Concord Township Updates. Pileggi began by noting that Concord Township is ...

 

Wolf proposes $25 police fee

Gov. Tom Wolf’s proposed $25 per person fee for municipalities that use Pennsylvania State Police for their police coverage could have an impact on local taxes in the greater Chadds Ford area. But one state representative doubts it will happen. More than half of the state’s municipalities — 67 percent — rely to one degree or another, full or part time, on the state ...

 

Significant snow storm predicted

Significant snow storm is predicted for later tonight and tomorrow morning with a high impact for travel the Thursday morning commute. Snow will quickly develop from west to east after Midnight tonight. However, it will start as rain from about the I-95 corridor eastward, with a transition to snow from northwest to southeast early Thursday morning. The change over to ...

 

Concord Township tax bills

Concord Township is reminding property owners on how to pay their property tax bills. In a township-wide email, property owners are reminded of the five ways to make a payments: Mail your check and tax bill to the TD Bank address indicated on your bill. Checks sent to TD Bank without a tax bill will be rejected and delays in posting will be encountered. Hand deliver ...

 

Birmingham ready for bridge closure

Birmingham Township police are prepped and ready for the upcoming closure of the Route 926 bridge between Birmingham and Pocopson. Work to replace the bridge is scheduled to begin next Monday, Feb. 13 at 7 a.m., and Police Chief Thomas Nelling told Birmingham supervisors during their Feb. 6 meeting that his department plans extra patrols in the area, especially near ...

 

Chesco sheriff welcomes 7 new deputies

Following an eight-week training regimen that ended last week, seven new deputy sheriffs will be assuming duties throughout Chester County, and Sheriff Carolyn “Bunny” Welsh couldn’t be prouder. “I call them the Magnificent Seven,” said Welsh, praising their backgrounds and attitudes. "The selection process for deputy sheriffs is very competitive. These men were ...

 

Chesco sheriff issues alert about tax scams

Weeks after the Chester County Sheriff’s Office warned residents about a scam involving calls from deputy sheriff impersonators regarding jury fines, another fraudulent scheme has surfaced, this one timed to income-tax season. Once primarily a threat to senior citizens, the latest wave of scams has been targeting ordinary taxpayers, tax preparers, and unsuspecting ...