Local News Chadds Ford

New Ridge Road suit brings concerns

Chadds Ford Township residents, especially those living along Ridge Road, are concerned about a second complaint filed against Concord Township. They feel they no longer have a voice in a development that, they say, would adversely affect their way of life. The fear is of excess traffic. The second suit — filed Sept. 29 by Ridge Road Development, the Pettinaro ...

 
 

Sunset Farm forever protected from development

Natural Lands announced today the preservation of 28 acres of farmland, orchard, and forest in the northwestern corner of New Garden Township, Chester County. Owners Lynn Sinclair and John Morris placed the property—known as Sunset Farm—under conservation easement, ensuring it will remain open forever. A conservation easement is a legally binding agreement that ...

 

Wyeth adds pop of pink to Halloween display

As darkness fell and rain showers intensified, the young woman wearing a hoodie and wielding a can of spray paint worried momentarily about being placed in handcuffs. She understood that she would have some explaining to do if police saw her traipsing around the Wyeth property on Wednesday evening, Oct. 11. But it probably wouldn’t have taken Victoria Browning Wyeth ...

 

Loop road vote in sight

A Planning Commission vote on whether or not to recommend final approval for the proposed Hillman Drive extension, the loop road, is expected in November. That was the word from commission Chairman Craig Huffman during the commission's Oct. 11 meeting. If commissioners recommend approval, Chadds Ford Township Board of Supervisors could vote on the plan in December. ...

 

Murphy: ‘Difficult’ running as a Republican

While this year's elections are mostly uncontested local affairs, Chadds Ford Township Republicans urged party members to get the vote out in November. According to township Supervisors' Chairman Frank Murphy, it's "difficult" to run as a Republican. "It's become increasingly difficult time to be a Republican running for office, and we all know it," Murphy told the ...

 

Roads on tap in Chadds Ford

During the Chadds Ford Township Board of Supervisors' Oct. 4 meeting, interim Township manager Matt DiFillipo said work on Heyburn has begun. The work started Monday, Oct. 2 as previously announced. DiFillipo said the project should finish in five weeks. Heyburn Road was shut down this summer when a culvert failed, and a portion of the roadway collapsed. Also ...

 

Starbucks wants a new location

Starbucks, the coffee company that already has three shops along Route 202 in Concord, Chadds Ford and Birmingham townships, is looking for another site in Birmingham. Supervisors in Birmingham opened a conditional use hearing on the matter before the start of their Oct. 2 meeting; yet only two supervisors — John Conklin and Scott Boorse – are hearing the case. ...

 

Heyburn work starts Monday

If all goes well, Heyburn Road will reopen at the end of October. Chadds Ford Township engineer Mike Schneider told supervisors during their Sept. 27 workshop that work is scheduled to begin on the road Monday, Oct. 2 and expected to finish by Oct. 31. Heyburn closed earlier this summer when a culvert failed, and a piece of the road collapsed. Schneider said earlier ...

 

Judge upholds Chadds Ford position

Chadds Ford Township has won a round in the ongoing litigation surrounding the proposed commercial development along Ridge Road. On Friday, Sept. 22, Judge Spiros E. Angelos, of the Delaware County Court of Common Pleas, upheld Chadds Ford's argument that PennDOT should be named as an indispensable party to the action brought by Ridge Road Development. In the ...

 

Chester County has much to celebrate

This year’s Chester County Day on Saturday, Oct. 7, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., will have much to celebrate. In addition to continuing its 77-year tradition as the longest-running house tour in the country, the popular, area fundraiser will also honor the 125th anniversary of Chester County Hospital, which was founded in 1892. The 2017 ticket-holders will have access to ...

 

Supervisors meet with HOA reps

Chadds Ford Township supervisors Wednesday night met with representatives from a variety of homeowners associations. According to Township Manager Amanda Serock, the meeting was designed to improve communication between residents and the township government. Supervisor Noelle Barbone used the controversial Ridge Road development in Concord Township as an example of ...