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Register of Wills making house calls

For Chester County residents in need of assistance from the county’s Register of Wills office, county employees will travel to meet citizens. Register of Wills Terri Clark instituted the policy to better serve the public. “This service was not previously offered,” Clark said. “So far we have served several clients in the areas of Unionville, [...]

 
 

Veterinary hospital hosts open house

Glen Mills Veterinary Hospital

The newly opened Glen Mills Veterinary Hospital will host an open house for community members on Sunday, April 27 from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m., which will feature giveaways, food, tours, and kid-friendly activities. Glen Mills Veterinary Hospital officially opened in January, 2014 and offers 24/7 care for pets, and appointments seven days a week. Veterinarian [...]

 

Planners deny recommendation for townhouses

K. Hovanian Homes’ plans for a townhouse development in Chadds Ford Township took a shot to the bow, but the developer is not giving up the ship. Members of the township Planning Commission voted April 9 to deny recommendations for Hovnanian’s request for a zoning change and text amendment so it could move closer to [...]

 

Tweaking the school budget

Unionville-Chadds Ford School Board members, along with the administration, are still piecing together and fine tuning the proposed budget for the next school year. Hearings on the spending plan are scheduled for May 5-7, with a vote set for the June board meeting. Based on documents reviewed during the April 7 work session, the anticipated [...]

 

Chadds Ford Township news in brief

• Chadds Ford Township supervisors are looking to add rental property owners to the township’s Business Privilege Tax list. The board agreed to have members of the newly resurrected Finance Committee review the possibility of adding landlords to the 2014 tax rolls. They will also consider whether or not to go after taxes from previous [...]

 

Concord Township news in brief

• Concord Township supervisors approved a Wegmans’ conditional use request for an outdoor seating area at the as yet to be built supermarket. Conditions include limiting the hours from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m., there may be no live entertainment without a special permit, smoking is prohibited and no alcohol can be served in the [...]

 

Senate Confirms Roberts as Cappelli replacement

The Pennsylvania Senate has confirmed Wendy B. Roberts, of Garnet Valley, to serve as a magisterial district judge in Delaware County. Roberts was nominated by Gov. Tom Corbett to fill the vacancy created after Richard M. Cappelli was elected as a county judge in November. “The Governor made a great choice,” Sen. Dominic Pileggi said. [...]

 

Loop road study underway

The meeting was called for the sake of transparency, but what became clear is that there’s nothing firm about plans for the last leg of the loop road system around the intersection of routes 1 and 202. There was no definitive information from consultants representing the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, except that preliminary studies are [...]

 

Barrar has Democratic challenger in 2014

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State Rep. Stephen Barrar has two challenges this year in his bid for another term representing the 160th Legislative District. The nine-term Republican legislator will face a relatively unknown Democrat challenger in November and will have to campaign in new municipalities. Legislative districts in the state have been revamped. The 160th loses Birmingham Township along [...]

 

New pastor for Brandywine Baptist

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After 18 months without a fulltime pastor, Brandywine Baptist Church installed the Rev. Marcos Almonte to replace the Rev. William Scott who retired in 2012 after 24 at Brandywine Baptist. The formal installation was conducted in a ceremony at the church on Sunday, March 23. Almonte was ordained 2008 after graduating from Palmer Theological Seminary [...]

 

Jacqueline McKenna named administrator of Pocopson Home

 The Chester County Commissioners today approved the appointment of Jacqueline McKenna as the Administrator of Pocopson Home.   “Jackie has provided more than a decade of valuable service while working at Pocopson Home and she is the logical choice to take over as administrator,” said Commissioners Chair Ryan Costello.  “She has been part of the [...]

 
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