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Forecasters say rain not ready to go away

Those eager to see the sun will probably have to wait until Tuesday, says the National Weather Service. In the meantime, forecasters urge area motorists to exercise caution: Because several inches of rain have fallen during the past 36 hours, low-lying areas are susceptible to flooding, particularly because more precipitation is expected. Scattered showers are ...

 
 

Fear not: ‘Tavern Talks’ to celebrate spirits

The Chadds Ford Historical Society's popular 'Tavern Talks' series is held at the Barns-Brinton House.

Fears, superstitions, lore and haunted tales from the Colonial era are about to take center stage. Anyone interesting in tapping into the spirits of the season will want to attend the Chadds Ford Historical Society’s "Tavern Talks" on Thursday, Oct. 13. It will be held at the society’s Barns-Brinton House tavern – a 300-year-old potentially haunted tavern. A ...

 

PennDOT: Smoother travel down the road

PennDOT has announced the beginning of construction on a $3.4 million project to repair and resurface over 13 miles of state highway in Chester County, including portions of Routes 202 and 926. Crews will begin work in October to resurface Route 401 between French Bridge and Iron Stone Lane in West Nantmeal Township. The resurfacing of Route 401 is expected to take ...

 

One hearing closed, another continued

Chadds Ford Township supervisors have closed a hearing for a controversial housing development and continued another for a special events ordinance. The hearings were held Wednesday, as part of the board’s end-of-month workshop. Plans for Wonderland Farms, the proposed planned residential development along Oakland Road, have been discussed in the township for three ...

 

Delco man convicted of molesting 2 girls

A judge has found a Delaware County man guilty of molesting two 8-year-old girls. Judge John Capuzzi reached the verdict following a bench trial that began in August against Martin Finsterbush, 79, of Clifton Heights. The judge concluded that Finsterbush inappropriately kissed and touched the girls on multiple occasions, according to a press release from the ...

 

History in spotlight at Pocopson meeting

The Pocopson Township Board of Supervisors focused primarily on historic preservation during a 40-minute meeting on Monday, Sept. 26. As usual, the supervisors provided updates on the Barnard House, an early 1800s building that has generated controversy off and on since its purchase from the county for $1 in 2008. Most recently, emphasis has been on the installation ...

 

PennDOT outlines plan to fix I-76 corridor

PennDOT Secretary Leslie S. Richards announced a long-range, multi-modal transportation management plan designed to enhance travel along the I-76 corridor between King of Prussia and Philadelphia. The plan includes expanded public transit, improved traffic management on the Schuylkill Expressway and local roads, and potential trail improvements, said a PennDOT press ...

 

Preserve offering bird’s eye view of banding

Autumn is here, which means the bird banding station at Rushton Woods Preserve is open for "birdness." The public is welcome to observe bird-banding every Tuesday and Thursday morning from 6 to 10:30 a.m., weather permitting, from now through the first week of November. During autumn migration, 20 billion birds are burning through the night sky with the big dipper ...

 

Library board hosting public wish-list session

The trustees of the Kennett Library are seeking a wish list from the public: What would you like to see in a new library? On Thursday, Oct. 13, residents of Kennett, East Marlborough, New Garden, Newlin, Pennsbury, Pocopson, and West Marlborough townships and Kennett Square Borough are invited to stop in for group sessions that will run from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in ...

 

Possibly final Founders Day a crowd-pleaser

Members of the Radnor Hunt enthrall the crowd at the 10th Annual Pocopson Township Founders Day.

On a picture-perfect fall day, Pocopson Township’s 10th Annual Founders Day on Sunday, Sept. 25, wowed its relatively sparse crowds. “Attendance is definitely down,” said Pocopson Township Supervisors’ Chairwoman Ricki Stumpo. “I’m not sure why. Maybe people got wind that this is the last one; maybe there are other things going on. All I know is that it’s a shame.” ...

 

Work to begin on Burnt Mill Road bridge

After nearly 2½ years, construction is scheduled to begin on Monday, Sept. 26, to replace the Burnt Mill Road bridge over a branch of the Red Clay Creek in Kennett Township, PennDOT announced. The bridge was closed on April 25, 2014, after a bridge inspection determined that the steel beams had deteriorated beyond the point where it could safely carry vehicular ...