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Traffic light helps Pocopson during bridge closure

It’s been almost two weeks since the Route 926 bridge closed, and the phones at the Pocopson Township building have been nearly silent with calls about it. “The first week of the 926 bridge outage has gone better than expected,” Supervisors’ Vice Chairman Elaine DiMonte wrote in an email. “The township received three phone calls on Tuesday, Feb. 14 regarding the new ...

 
 

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 ...

 

Crowded field for district judge race

There are now six candidates in the race for district judge in the Kennett Square area. Attorney and East Marlborough Township resident Al Iacocca has announced his bid for the seat vacated when Judge Daniel Maisano retired from the bench last year. District Court 15-3-04 serves the residents of Birmingham, East Marlborough, Kennett, Newlin, Pennsbury, and Pocopson ...

 

Chesco child-abuse reports continue upsurge

Child-abuse reports are continuing an upsurge in Chester County that dates back to 2015, said Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan. “With the change in Pennsylvania laws regarding mandatory reporting of child abuse after the [Jerry] Sandusky case, we expected to see an increase in child- abuse reports,” Hogan said in a press release.  “This spike mirrors ...

 

Sanville gets 15 percent pay increase

Unionville-Chadds Ford School District Superintendent John Sanville now has a new contract, which includes a 15.4 percent pay increase. The pay raise jumps Sanville’s salary from $214,000 per year to $255,000. The new five-year contract makes Sanville the second highest paid superintendent in Chester County, among districts with only one high school. Sanville was ...

 

School board looks for new member

The formal process is underway to replace Michael Rock on the Unionville-Chadds Ford School Board. Rock resigned from the board earlier this month, citing a lack of diversity and tolerance toward minorities in the district. Board members publicly interviewed four people during their Jan. 23 meeting. Those four included Scott Bosch, Robert Smith, Lisa Tascione and Tom ...

 

Donze announces candidacy for district judge

The field of candidates seeking to fill the district judgeship created by the retirement of Judge Daniel Maisano has now grown to three. East Marlborough resident and attorney Jane Donze has officially announced her candidacy. She joins Lorraine Ramunno, of Pennsbury, and Sean Rafferty, of Pocopson, in a bid for District Court 15-3-04 that serves Birmingham, ...

 

Ramunno running for judge

Pennsbury Township resident Lorraine Ramunno has announced her candidacy for district judge. She now joins Pocopson resident Sean Rafferty in seeking the position formerly held by retired Magisterial District Judge Daniel Maisano. That court district covers Kennett Square and Kennett Township, Newlin, East Marlborough, Pennsbury, Pocopson and Birmingham townships. ...

 

Rock quits school board, cites lack of diversity

Citing the lack of a diversity plan, among related issues, Unionville-Chadds Ford School Board Director Michael Rock has resigned from the board. Rock’s resignation came during his comments at the beginning of the Jan. 9 work session. “I remain stunned and dumbfounded by our continuing unwillingness to honor the heart-felt requests from several of our minority ...