Archive for June 25th, 2009

School taxes going up in U-CF district

Residents in the Unionville-Chadds Ford School District will be paying more school property taxes. School board members passed a $69.3 million budget for 2009-2010 last week, a spending plan that calls for a property tax rate of 23.91 mills for Chester County residents and 20.68 mills in Chadds Ford, the only Delaware County township in the district. With a mill ...

 
 

Last hurrah for PNC branch building

The walls–and everything else for that matter– of the old PNC bank at Glen Eagle Square Shopping Center came tumbling down Tuesday, but not before members of two volunteer fire companies got to do some much needed practice. “I can’t remember the last time we were given a building,” said Concordville Fire Co. Chief Thomas Nelling. Firefighters from Concordville and ...

 

PHMC dumps Brandywine Battlefield Park

As anticipated, the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission voted June 17 to follow the recommendation of a sustainability study and stop funding the operation of Brandywine Battlefield Park in Chadds Ford Township. The recommendation calls for the state to enter into a management agreement with the township and the Brandywine Battlefield Associates to operate ...

 

Sestak, Specter woo Delco Democrat leadership

U.S. Rep. Joe Sestak told Delaware County Democrats that the 7th Congressional District in Pennsylvania would be worse off if he is not elected to the U.S. Senate next year. Sestak, who represents the 7th district, made the off hand comment in response to a question near the end of his meeting with leaders of the Delaware County Democratic Party June 18. One person ...

 

Sailing the ship of politics

With the Democratic Party primary for U.S. Senate still more than 10 months away, last week’s Delaware County Democratic Party Leadership meeting provided an interesting opportunity to watch the two frontrunners for the nomination. Interesting because the two men, U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter and U.S. Rep. Joe Sestak displayed ambition and attitude for all to see. Egos ...

 

Blogging Along the Brandywine: The life of the camp follower

Hello from Williamsburg, Va. My regiment, the 43rd Regiment of Foot, one of the finest groups of British re-enactors in the U.S., has once again been invited to participate in “Under the Red Coat”, recreating the summer of 1781 when Cornwallis’s forces occupied Williamsburg just prior to the battle at Yorktown. Most of you have seen the reenactment of the Battle of ...