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‘Walkable Chadds Ford’ plan marches on

The first public presentation of a proposed master plan for a walkable Chadds Ford Village is set for March 18. In preparation for that presentation — to be held 7:30 p.m. at the Chadds Ford Historical Society — the steering committee reviewed a draft of that plan two weeks ahead of time. Some of the […]

 
 

PTO prepares for CFES art show

From left are Chadds Ford Elementary School Principal Shawn Dutkiewicz, Art Sale and Show co-chairs Kara Hyman and Meg Niemkiewicz, and featured artist Shawn Faust. Faust is showing Autumn Trio, while Hyman and Niemkiewicz are holding a piece from donating artist Ana Delia McCormack. Not shown is Lisa Albany, the third co-chairman of the event.

From left are Chadds Ford Elementary School Principal Shawn Dutkiewicz, Art Sale and Show co-chairs Kara Hyman and Meg Niemkiewicz, and featured artist Shawn Faust. Faust is showing Autumn Trio, while Hyman and Niemkiewicz are holding a piece from donating artist Ana Delia McCormack. Not shown is Lisa Albany, the third co-chairman of the event. […]

 

PennDOT seeks help to remove tons of trash

PennDOT is seeking volunteers to help remove millions of pounds of litter from roadways during this year’s Great American Cleanup of Pennsylvania, which began March 1 and runs through May 31, a department press release said. “Pennsylvania is a beautiful state, and it’s imperative that we work together to keep it that way,” Acting Secretary […]

 

Byway Commission wants Birmingham back

Birmingham Township is not part of the Brandywine Valley Scenic Byway Commission. It was early on, but supervisors voted to withdraw in February 2011. Supervisor John Conklin, who had been Birmingham’s representative on the commission, said at the time there was too little of Birmingham within the Route 52 byway corridor to make participation worthwhile […]

 

ChesCo Emergency Services encourages weather preparedness

The Chester County Department of Emergency Services (CCDES) is promoting winter preparedness and encouraging residents to take action to prepare for the today’s winter weather. According to a weather update issued by the National Weather Service Mount Holly Weather Forecast Office on Tuesday, Precipitation is expected to begin as all snow later today and then […]

 

Messy mix of wintry weather gripping area

The National Weather Service (NWS) is predicting another spell of wintry unpleasantness for the area. On Sunday, March 1, the chance of afternoon snow is 80 percent with an accumulation of one to two inches. By Sunday night, snow, freezing rain, and sleet are likely before 1 a.m., with a slight possibility of freezing rain […]

 

Pennsbury toasts the end of a controversy

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With a closing chant of “PVA, PVA, we are glad you went away,” more than a dozen Pennsbury Township activists cheered the end of more than a decade of controversy. The group met at the township building for a light lunch on Feb. 26 in honor of the township […]

 

Man accused of unlawful contact at Kennett Y

A former Kennett High football player who set school records in 2009 was arrested on Tuesday, Feb. 24, for allegedly soliciting sex from a minor he met at the Kennett YMCA, state police said in a press release. Tyrone A. Rochester, 23, of Kennett Square, an employee at the Y, is accused of establishing a […]

 

Wegmans, Avenue Kitchen get liquor license

Concord Township supervisors granted two liquor license transfers to two as yet unopened businesses. Wegmans Supermarket, expected to open in early November, and Avenue Kitchen, expected to open in June were the beneficiaries of the decisions made during a special Feb. 24 meeting. Both businesses must abide by township codes and specific conditions placed on […]

 

In Pocopson, safety, logging, sewers and more

An update from the Pennsylvania State Police, reassurances about a timber harvest plan, information about several historic initiatives, and complaints about sewer fees were among the issues that surfaced at the Pocopson Township supervisors’ meeting on Monday night, Feb. 23. State Police Lt. Richard H. D’Ambrosio, commander of the Avondale barracks, said troopers responded to […]

 

Planners recommend Woodlawn development

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At the conclusion of a meeting punctuated by catcalls and boos toward the applicant’s representatives, the Concord Township Planning Commission voted to recommend approval of a controversial development for 230 acres of Woodlawn Trustees property. The vote was met with chants of “Rotten to the core” and “You should be ashamed.” The […]