Road Report June 12 to June 18

PennDOT has announced the following road projects, which are weather-dependent and could affect drivers in the greater Chadds Ford area during the week of June 12 to June 18. Motorists are urged to allow extra time if they are traveling through one of the construction zones. Work schedules are subject to change. • Northbound Route 1  motorists will encounter a lane ...

 

Marijuana growing ordinance tabled

Chadds Ford Township Planning Commission members tabled their continued discussion on the proposed medical marijuana growing/processing ordinance until July. The group felt more research was needed, specifically regarding how those businesses operate and how much space they would need. Commission Chairman Craig Huffman said during the June 9 meeting that from what ...

New leadership for ChesCo Dems

The Chester County Democratic Committee unanimously elected Charlotte Valyo of Schuylkill Township to serve the remaining one-year term as Chester County Democratic Committee Chair. Jerry Pyne of East Whiteland Township will now serve as CCDC Vice-Chair. Theresa Soja of West Bradford won her election as Zone Leader Caucus Chair. All three join the five-member CCDC ...

Around Town June 10

• The Chadds Ford Historical Society raised another $2,300 at the yard sale held last Saturday, June 5. According to event co-chair Jenn Manderscheid, the donations were four times more than donated in previous years. She said the yard sale would be held every June to kick off having the society’s historic homes open to visitors in the summer. She added that ...

Police Log June 9: Drug possession, suspicious letter

Pennsylvania State Police Avondale Barracks • State police arrested three teens for receiving stolen property in Kennett Township on May 30. A report said the police were attempting to stop a speeding vehicle when it crashed. Police discovered the vehicle — a 2015 Subaru Impreza Outback — had been stolen. A 38-year-old man from Kennett Square was the victim. • ...

Kennett BoS approves easements

Kennett Township Supervisors approved conservation easements for three of the township’s park and recreation areas and a land management proposal for one of them. At their June 2 meeting, the supervisors approved conservation easements for Spar Hill, Barkingfield Park, and Lord Howe. They also approved a proposal from The Land Conservancy for Southern Chester ...

In-person meetings return to Birmingham

It was a short meeting with nothing controversial, but Birmingham Township supervisors did agree that in-person meetings will resume in the township effective Tuesday, June 8. The township office will also be open for in-person business. Supervisors’ Chairman Scott Boorse said masks will still be required for those who are not vaccinated and that social distancing ...

Photo of the Week: Pausing by The Falls

A respite, a place to ponder and reflect in Concord Township.

Lane closure on Rt.1 south

Motorists traveling south on the bridge carrying U.S. 1 over the Brandywine Creek will experience a left lane closure between Creek Road and Fairville Road in Chadds Ford and Pennsbury townships, due to the deterioration of two structural support pedestals discovered during a recent bridge inspection, PennDOT announced today. Motorists traveling south on U.S. 1 in ...

BRM reopening June 20

The Brandywine River Museum of Art will reopen to the public on Sunday, June 20, with a new special exhibition, Ralston Crawford: Air & Space & War. During its temporary closure, the Museum underwent several facility renovations to the second and third floors, including a complete refurbishment of the restrooms on the second floor — making them fully ADA ...

Adopt-a-Pet June 7

The following animals are ready to be adopted from the Brandywine Valley SPCA in West Chester. Mark Mark is a fun-loving lab/husky mix with incredibly beautiful and unique markings. His outgoing personality makes him a real charmer and he'd make an excellent match for an active family who enjoys spending their free time outside adventuring. Mark loves to play with ...