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Judge dismisses Ridge Road complaint

Delaware County Common Pleas Court Judge Michael Greene late last week dismissed Chadds Ford Township's complaint against Ridge Road Development and Concord Township. The dismissal was made with prejudice, meaning Chadds Ford can't refile the same complaint. However, township solicitor Mike Maddren said Chadds Ford could appeal the ruling or request reconsideration. ...

 
 

Fly Eagles Fly

Philadelphia celebrates its first Super Bowl victory. The number of people celebrating indicates that the victory might not be the last. Video submitted by Thomas Padula

 

Concord preparing recusal response

Concord Township solicitor Hugh Donaghue said a response to an attorney's request that council recuse itself from a land development hearing should be finalized sometime next week. Donaghue made the comment during the Feb. 6 Township Council meeting. Attorney Marc Kaplin petitioned on Jan. 29 that council recuse itself from hearing the application of Concord Ventures ...

 

Democrat to challenge Barrar for 160th

Anton Andrew announced in a press release today that he will seek election to the Pennsylvania State House of Representatives. Andrew will be seeking to unseat Republican incumbent Stephen Barrar representing the 160th district, which covers parts of Chester and Delaware counties. The district includes Kennett Square, Pennsbury, and Pocopson Townships in Chester ...

 

Attorney: Concord shows bias; wants recusal

A hearing for a land development application in Concord Township stalled at the starting gate Tuesday when the applicant's attorney called for Township Council to recuse itself for bias. Attorney Marc Kaplin also asked the council to appoint an independent hearing officer. After a brief executive session, Council put the hearing on hold for 20 days to decide on the ...

 

Hearing scheduled for Chadds Ford priest

A preliminary hearing for Msgr. Gregory L. Parlante is scheduled for this Thursday, Feb. 1, before Judge Wendy Roberts in district court. Parlante, formerly of St. Cornelius Church in Chadds Ford, was arrested last week and charged with drug possession and stealing from the church collection. According to the affidavit of probable cause, Parlante was stealing money ...

 

Family Promise expands leadership

Joining the Board of Family Promise are Phillip Duncan, Karen Eichman, Esq., Angela Emrich, Carol Lowe MSW, LSW, and Burton Rothenberger, PhD.  “An organization is only as good as the people leading it,” stated Family Promise Board president, Reverend Annalie Korengel.  “Our Board is a family of strategic thinkers and movers and shakers.  We all wear many hats—from ...

 

Planners shoot down Concord Ventures

Concord Township Planning Commission members voted unanimously Tuesday night to recommend that township Council deny a residential development plan proposed by Concord Ventures. Council is expected to hear the matter Jan. 30. The proposal for a 60-acre site in an R-PRD zoning district along Route 202 at Watkin Avenue near the Delaware state line — part of the ...

 

Chadds Ford to maintain traffic lights

Chadds Ford Township took another step to move the loop road project forward. During a brief meeting on Jan. 3, supervisors passed two resolutions that let PennDOT know the township will continue to maintain the traffic signals at both ends of the Hillman Drive extension. According to township engineer Mike Schneider, there is no increase in cost for the maintenance, ...

 

Women dominate Chesco swearing-in

Oaths of office were administered to seven Chester County elected officials on Wednesday, Jan. 3, at West Chester University, marking the formal dissolution of Republicans’ centuries-old hold on power. Positions long-dominated by the GOP went to Democrats by wide margins in November’s election, leading to the swearing in of Patricia Maisano as county treasurer, ...

 

New council member tries making a splash

Concord Township Council is now at full strength. In the 2016 spring primary, voters elected to change Concord from a Township of the Second Class with five supervisors to a home-rule based government with a seven-member council. Last year the council functioned with five members. John Crossan and Joshua Twersky were elected in November and took their seats last ...