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Pocopson board ponders sign color

Pocopson Township Supervisors voted 2-1 Monday to support a variance for a sign on the new Ducklings Early Learning Center building. Supervisors Ricki Stumpo, the board chairman, and Alice Balsama voted for the motion. Supervisors’ Vice Chairman Elaine DiMonte opposed the motion. The township’s Zoning Hearing Board will hold a hearing on the sign variance at 7 p.m. ...

 
 

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 ...

 

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 ...

 

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 ...

 

Rt. 926 Bridge opens ahead of schedule

A contract laden with incentives for on-time completion and disincentives for delays worked. The Route 926 Bridge over the Brandywine Creek opened not just on time, but a week early. PennDOT and local officials held a ribbon cutting ceremony this morning to officially re-open the bridge, though it's not open to regular traffic until sometime later this afternoon. ...

 

Phase two Strode’s Barn preservation complete

East Bradford Township, with support from the Friends of Strode’s Mill, has recently completed the second phase of a multi-year effort to preserve and restore the historic Strode’s Barn, a contributing resource to the Strode’s Mill National Register Listed Historic District, located at the intersection of Lenape and Birmingham Roads, along the Brandywine Valley ...

 

Pocopson hires firm for Barnard House study

Pocopson Township supervisors voted Monday to appoint GKO Architects of Ambler as the feasibility study consultant of the Barnard House project. GKO, which stands for Godshall, Kane and O’Rourke (the three principals of the Montgomery County firm), was one of 19 firms that originally submitted a proposal to Pocopson to examine possible uses of both the historic ...

 

School board sets budget, taxes up

Unionville-Chadds Ford School Board directors approved the district's 2017-2018 budget during their June 19 meeting. The budget does include a tax increase for property owners. Appropriations for the next academic year are $84.9 million with real estate taxes for property owners in the Chester County portion of the district levied at 28.42 mills. Property taxes in ...

 

School board to vote on budget

It’s down to the wire for Unionville-Chadds Ford School Board Directors to decide on a budget for the next school year. A vote on the spending plan is set for next week. The board set the budget to be considered during its June 12 work session. Under the proposed budget, expected revenue is $84,918,161, while anticipated expenditures total $84,932,572. Real estate ...