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No recommendation yet on Woodlawn property

Concord Township Planning Commission members still aren’t ready to recommend yea or nay on the development proposed for the Woodlawn Trustees property. Following another three-and-a-half-hour meeting on Oct. 20, township solicitor Hugh Donaghue told a crowd dominated by opponents of the plan that the commission would announce its decision on Nov. 17. John Jaros, the [...]


U-CF senior questions board on parking fee

A routine meeting of the Unionville-Chadds Ford school board threatened to become a snoozer for about a dozen high school students in attendance – until one of them took advantage of the comment period at the end of the meeting. Senior Sam Miller asked the board why the student-parking permit costs a whopping $200 a [...]


Chadds Ford gets grant for walking trails

Funding for three Delaware County projects – a municipal park, a network of trails, and stream bank restoration – was approved today by the Commonwealth Financing Authority, Senate Majority Leader Dominic Pileggi (R-9) announced in a press release. “These are exciting projects that will pay dividends for decades to come,” Pileggi said. “I strongly supported [...]


PA high court to hear Concord First appeal

***This story has been updated*** The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has agreed to hear the appeal of Concord First regarding that group’s desire for a question to be placed on the November ballot. In July, the citizens’ group filed a petition with more than 900 signatures — more than the 582 needed — that asked whether [...]


At Longwood, mums to offer shout-out to color


Visitors to Longwood Gardens early this week will see an uncommon sight: lots of buds. However, by Saturday, Oct. 25 – as if on cue – they will become a profusion of vibrant hues as more than 80,000 chrysanthemums take center stage. The annual Chrysanthemum Festival at the gardens will run through Nov. 23, transforming the [...]


Bomb threat at school proves unfounded

A bomb threat prompted Kennett Township Police to evacuate an elementary school on Friday morning, Oct, 17, a threat that ultimately proved unfounded. Police said they responded to Greenwood Elementary at 10:38 a.m. after a school employee found a note in a restroom. The written note implied a threat to “blow” up the school, a [...]


Chadds Ford sisters score big in ballet

Clockwise from top left: Anastasia, Azelie, Philomena and Catherine Faia.

Dancing might not be the end-all-be-all for four sisters in Chadds Ford Township, but they’re apparently good at it. Sisters Anastasia, Azelie, and Catherine Faia took a variety of top 10 finishes in the World Ballet Art Competition last month. Philomena Faia, 19, also won a traineeship with the Colorado Ballet in an American Ballet [...]


Pocopson woman accused of scam

In a 2009 news report, a Pocopson Township woman attributed her success in starting a real estate company in 2006 to her ability to rebound from a bad divorce and identify theft. By 2011, the Philadelphia Inquirer listed her company, EXIT Realty “Tri-State Group,” as one of the top 20 small companies as ranked by [...]


Pennsbury poised for $4M open-space deal

For more than a decade, three parcels of land adjacent to the Pennsbury Township building have maintained an uncertain future, spawning litigation and raising fears of congestion. On Oct. 15, the supervisors capped an unusally lengthy meeting fraught with zoning issues with news that prompted applause: The township intends to preserve the long-disputed land and [...]


Tax increase questioned in Birmingham

When Birmingham Township supervisors began their public discussion of the 2015 general fund budget, they started with the assumption that the current 1.6 mill property tax would remain the same. But that became questionable by the end of the Oct. 15 discussion. As board members added to the anticipated expense side of the budget, Supervisor [...]


Hoping to come full circle with POW bracelet

Decades ago, a carefree young girl blithely wore a POW bracelet for more than five years of a soldier about whom she knew nothing, a memory that was revived last weekend when the now-Thornton resident returned to her childhood home on Long Island. Diane Lemonides said her parents were preparing to move from their longtime [...]

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