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Experts recommend pet emergency kits

While it’s easy to think that animals are immune to cold because of their fur, the fact is that more dogs perish in the winter than at any other time of the year, according to the Pennsylvania State Animal Response Team. Some are better equipped to handle the cold weather than others. By taking a […]


Storm shifts east, snow totals decreased

Good news from the National Weather Service for area residents who dislike shoveling snow: After increasing the predicted snowfall totals on Sunday, forecasters said the storm system has shifted east, resulting in a forecast that bears more resemblance to its earlier predictions. On Monday, Jan. 26, the chance of precipitation is 100 percent; however, daytime […]


Stretch of stormy weather predicted

Updated at 6 p.m. Sunday with increase in predicted accumulation Enjoy the sunshine: It won’t last long, according to the National Weather Service, which is predicting a one-two punch from storm systems expected to hit the region, starting late on Sunday, Jan. 25. Overnight snow could slow the Monday morning commute. Temperatures may be warm […]


School redistricting then and now

The Unionville-Chadds Ford School Board decided in December not to redistrict the elementary schools, but the idea has not gone away completely. Superintendent John C. Sanville told members of the Pocopson Elementary School PTO that the district would keep a close eye on enrollment over the next few years. “We’ll be all right for next […]


After spanning years of strife, bridge is saved

The Kennett Township Supervisors voted to make the endangered Chandler Mill Bridge the cornerstone of a historic district, using it primarily for pedestrian access.

For more than a decade, a troubled bridge over tranquil waters has stirred controversy in Chester County, pitting preservationists against politicians and Kennett Township residents against their neighbors. On Wednesday, Jan. 21, the Kennett Township supervisors ended the impasse. They passed a resolution that limits the historic Chandler Mill Bridge – a 1910 stone and […]


S’now way: More stormy weather in forecast

A “significant winter storm” will impact the region with its main effects occurring from Friday night into Saturday, the National Weather Service reported on Thursday afternoon, Jan. 22. Snow, freezing rain, and rain are all expected with this storm. A second storm will threaten the region late in the weekend, followed by much colder air […]


School board looks to save some money

While the Unionville-Chadds Ford School Board members are mulling over a new budget with increased taxes, the board is still looking to save money. During a relatively brief meeting on Jan. 20, members voted unanimously on two measures they think will reduce some expenses. The board voted to join with the Chester County Intermediate Unit […]


Schools closing early; wintry mix expected

The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory through 10 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 21. In anticipation of the expected sleet and snow, the Unionville-Chadds Ford School District will dismiss the high school and middle school at 10:50 a.m. and elementary students at 12:20 p.m. No p.m. kindergarten will be held, and all […]


Woodlawn/Vineyard Commons postponed

People waiting to hear what might happen with the proposed plan to develop 230 acres of Woodlawn Trustees property in Concord Township will have to wait a while longer. The township issued a notice saying it received an extension from the applicant. April 20 is the rescheduled date for when the Planning Commission will consider […]


MLK Day of Service

Students and volunteers at Chadds Ford Elementary School with just some of the supplies going to Cradle to Crayons.

Schools and other organizations in the greater Chadds Ford area once again took part in the annual MLK Day of Service. For some, it was a “favorite day.” For at least one other, however, it was a whole new experience. This Martin Luther King Day was the first for Shawn Dutkiewicz, in his first year […]


Hearing set for Chadds Ford townhouses

Monday, Feb. 2, is the date for a public hearing in Chadds Ford Township to determine whether or not a property near Painter’s Crossing will be rezoned for townhouse use. The hearing is scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. According to a public notice issued by the township, the Board of Supervisors will hold its […]