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Pileggi talks state issues with BPA

Left to right State Senator Dominic F. Pileggi, Delaware County Councilwoman Colleen P. Morrone, BPA President Lisa Dort, and Chairman Concord Township Board of Supervisors Dominic Pileggi

Left to right State Senator Dominic F. Pileggi, Delaware County Councilwoman Colleen P. Morrone, BPA President Lisa Dort, and Chairman Concord Township Board of Supervisors Dominic Pileggi

Liquor store privatization and public pension reform aren’t likely to become law anytime soon in Pennsylvania, but an extraction tax for the natural gas industry will probably happen next year. The predictions came from State Sen. Majority Leader Dominic Pileggi, R-9, who offered insight into the waning days of the current legislative session as well [...]


Chadds Ford Tavern reopening

Re-opening Sept. 24.

Take a deep breath and prepare the taste buds. The Chadds Ford Tavern, closed for two years, is about to reopen. New owner Kevin Bradley said the official date to re-open is Sept. 24. “That’s when we get our liquor license,” he said. Bradley understands that people have been anticipating the reopening for close to [...]


Residents oppose hotel, loop road

The Henderson Group wanted to hear concerns that Chadds Ford residents might have about a Hilton Hotel and the completion of the loop road. Henderson got an earful. The Henderson Group owns the Chadds Ford Business Campus and, as previously reported, wants to build a restaurant and a Hilton Hotel on the former Gakis property [...]


Patton student runs in all seven continents

On Saturday, Sept. 6th, Nikolas Toocheck became the youngest person in the world — according to available records — to complete a marathon on all seven continents with his final run in Asia. True to his word, 11-year-old Nikolas ran all seven continents to raise money and awareness for Operation Warm in his campaign “Running [...]


Newlin delays vote on horse boarding ordinance

With few exceptions, Newlin Township operates as tranquilly as its rolling, bucolic landscapes, part of the revered Cheshire Hunt Country. But roiling tempers dominated the discussion of a proposed ordinance to regulate horse boarding and riding schools at Monday night’s supervisors’ meeting. In the works for more than a year, the proposal — and the [...]


Birmingham news in brief

• Birmingham Township supervisors are looking for volunteers to help update the township’s comprehensive plan. The Planning Commission will meet Sept. 18 and 24 to review the plan and begin work on an update. Supervisor Scott Boorse said volunteers are needed to help write the last couple of sections of the update. The goal is [...]


Hilton eyes Chadds Ford Township

An aerial view of the Chadds Ford Business campus. The yellow rectangle shows the location of the proposed hotel and restaurant.

A Hilton hotel could be coming to Chadds Ford Township. At least that’s what’s being considered along with a 5,000 square foot restaurant and the completion of the fourth and final leg of the loop road around the intersection of routes 1 and 202. The idea is still in the sketch plan only phase with [...]


Residents learn about Oakland Road development

Residents of Chadds Ford and Birmingham townships had the chance to learn more about a possible residential development along Oakland Road during an informational meeting in Chadds Ford. Keith Klaver, supervisors’ chairman in Chadds Ford, said he wanted residents to have an understanding of what might be happening and to hear their opinions on the [...]


Judge denied petition citing wrong election

Judge James Proud ruled against the petition by Concord First because the petitioners waited too long to request the ballot question. Concord First is the citizens’ group that wants voters in Concord Township to decide whether or not the township should change its status from township of the second class to township of the first [...]


Pocopson doused by ALS challenge

Maybe a little chilly for some.

Pocopson Elementary School Principal Andrew McLaughlin (foreground right) leads a group of 50 faculty and staff members in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. McLaughlin said the school chose to do the challenge because several of the staff have had family members with the disease. Students will see the video when they return to school from [...]


Conservancy opposing current Woodlawn development plan


The Brandywine Conservancy and Museum of Art is  opposing the currently  proposed development of 230 acres of Woodlawn Trustees property in Concord Township. Brandywine Conservancy Director Sherri Evans-Stanton made the comments while addressing the Concord Township Planning Commission on Aug. 18. Even though the plan — referred to as Vineyard Commons — asks for no [...]

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