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Fire hits Haskell Farm

Firefighters respond to a blaze in an outbuilding at the Haskell farm in Pennsbury Township.

Firefighters from seven different companies responded to a fire in an outbuilding on Hill Girt Farm off of South Creek Road in Pennsbury Township Monday afternoon. The cause of the fire was not immediately known, but owner HG Haskell said there were no injuries. Responding to the fire were units from Longwood, Concordville, Kennett, West Chester, Avondale, West Grove ...

 
 

School board prepares to spend

Unionville-Chadds Ford School Board directors breezed through a 45-minute workshop Monday night in anticipation of a major snowstorm that was heading into the region. School Superintendent John Sanville had announced there would be no school Tuesday hours before the first snowflake fell. While there were no voting items, the board did review a few things that ...

 

U-CF schools closed Tuesday

Unionville-Chadds Ford School District Superintendent John Sanville has announced that all schools in the district will be closed tomorrow because of the impending snowstorm. In an email, Sanville said: “They say March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb. With the storm that is headed our way — it is clear that the March lion is not done yet!  As such — all ...

 

Blizzard warning

The National Weather Service has issued a Blizzard Warning for Chester County from 8 p.m. tonight until 6 p.m. Tues. We are encouraging residents to stay off the roads during the storm. Do NOT call 911 to report power outages. Please call your energy provider directly. For more info on the storm go to: http://www.weather.gov/phi/ As of 5:00pm today all Chester County ...

 

12-18 inches of snow predicted for Chesco

****Update: Anticipated Timing: Snow starting Monday mainly after 11 p.m. Snow will continue during the day on Tuesday.  Snow is forecasted mainly before 7 pm on Tuesday and will taper off Tuesday night into Wednesday.  Hazards with this storm include accumulating snow, coastal flooding, and strong winds. At the current time we are forecasting 12-18 inches of snow ...

 

Concord upholds Pettinaro condition

Concord Township Council Tuesday night upheld a nine-year-old condition for a commercial development that borders Chadds Ford Township. That condition requires the developer, the Pettinaro Co., to have Chadds Ford sign off on PennDOT approved highway improvements.  But the decision to keep the condition could lead to legal action. The vote was 4-0, with Council ...

 

Business group updated on Walkable Chadds Ford

Chadds Ford Business Association members were given a brief update on the proposed Walkable Chadds Ford project during the CFBA March lunch meeting at the Chadds Ford Historical Society. Beth Burnam, of the Brandywine Conservancy, and Chadds Ford Township Supervisor Noelle Barbone made the presentation. During the presentation, Barbone announced that the Harvey Run ...

 

Henderson moves on Hillman roundabout

The Henderson Group is taking steps to move forward with at least the first part of the Hillman Drive extension to complete the loop road. Henderson has gotten the OK to submit a grading application and plan to build the roundabout at Hillman and Evergreen Place. Attorney Ross Weiss told the Chadds Ford Board of Supervisors during the March 1 meeting that going ahead ...

 

School board approves prelim budget

The Unionville-Chadds Ford School District now has a preliminary budget for the 2017-2018 academic year. School Board directors approved the preliminary spending plan during their Feb. 13 work session. The budget, which may change between now and the adoption of a final budget in June, anticipates spending and revenue at $85.6 million. Revenues show $8,609 from the ...

 

Significant snow storm predicted

Significant snow storm is predicted for later tonight and tomorrow morning with a high impact for travel the Thursday morning commute. Snow will quickly develop from west to east after Midnight tonight. However, it will start as rain from about the I-95 corridor eastward, with a transition to snow from northwest to southeast early Thursday morning. The change over to ...

 

Birmingham ready for bridge closure

Birmingham Township police are prepped and ready for the upcoming closure of the Route 926 bridge between Birmingham and Pocopson. Work to replace the bridge is scheduled to begin next Monday, Feb. 13 at 7 a.m., and Police Chief Thomas Nelling told Birmingham supervisors during their Feb. 6 meeting that his department plans extra patrols in the area, especially near ...