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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 ...

 

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. ...

 

Changing faces in Concord

Multiple changes are taking place in Concord Township. A new township manager steps in while a council member steps out. Township Council officially announced Tuesday night the resignation of Brenda Lamanna as township manager but welcomed Amanda Serock as her replacement. Serock was the manager in Chadds Ford Township for the past three years. Council President ...

 

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 ...

 

Rumor flies over Ridge Road plan

Angst over the possible widening of Ridge Road led to a discussion of an unsubstantiated rumor during the Sept. 6 Chadds Ford Township Board of Supervisors' meeting. At the end of the meeting, township Manager Amanda Serock announced her resignation after three years on the job. Early on in the meeting, Serock and township engineer Mike Schneider gave a brief update ...

 

Timeline on Pettinaro litigation

According to Chadds Ford Township solicitor Mike Maddren, there is not yet a hearing date for the lawsuit over the proposed commercial development on Route 202 at Ridge Road in Concord Township. The property abuts Chadds Ford Township and involves widening Ridge Road to six lanes. The suit now involves Pettinaro, Concord and Chadds Ford townships and possibly ...

 

Olde Ridge aiding Harvey victims

Shop owners at The Olde Ridge Village Shoppes in Chadds Ford are taking part in relief efforts to help the victims of Hurricane Harvey in Texas. James Cunius, of Cunius Martial Arts, sent out an email to other shop owners in the center on Wednesday asking for help in collecting needed supplies and that his studio would be the collection point. Though Cunius was ...

 

Truckloads of food sheriff to sheriff

The first truckload of food is on its way to San Patricio County Texas.  The second truck is now being loaded in front of the Giant food store in Dilworthtown located located at 1393 Dilworthtown Road in West Chester. Chester County Sheriff Carolyn Welsh wanted to make sure the food that was collected went to those in need. She directly contacted Sheriff Leroy Moody ...

 

The 240th Anniversary of the Battle of the Brandywine

Most of the horse trails are now overgrown with trees and brush or converted into paved macadam roadways. Many of the fields where men lay wounded have been replaced with houses, businesses and small farms. Yet the story of America’s struggle for independence endures around Chester County and some of its silent witnesses remain today. In the Fall of 1777, George ...