Archive for October 13th, 2010

U-CF board considers outsourcing transportation

The Unionville-Chadds Ford School Board is considering a $10,000 study whether to privatize the district’s transportation service. Director of Transportation Gail Wolfel said during a board work session that she’s drafting a request to find a party to perform the study. Finding an independent, external source is needed to avoid any conflict of interest. The idea ...

 
 

Implications of Prop 19

Proposition 19 is a voter’s choice referendum in California to legalize small amounts of marijuana for personal use. The state was the first to legalize marijuana for medicinal use. What may seem ironic is that the medical marijuana folks—those in the industry selling the drug to patients with a doctor’s prescription—are one of the two major opponents to general ...

 

Scenes from Around Town for Oct. 14

 

Bits & Pieces for Oct. 14

• Folks wanting a Costco store closer to the area will have to wait. Concord Township supervisors Tuesday night denied conditional use approval for a Costco to be built on Evergreen Drive near the Shops at Brinton Lake. The vote was 5-0. • Birmingham Township resident Al Webber Sr. celebrated his 103rd birthday Sunday, Oct. 10. • The Rachel Kohl Community Library ...

 

Adopt-a-Pet

Nick is an adult male cockatiel that is available for adoption through the Chester County SPCA. Nick came to the shelter on Sept. 16. His owner originally purchased him from a yard sale and then realized they were not ready for the responsibility. Nick loves to sing to you and enjoys hanging out on the perch in his cage. He would do better in a home with an ...

 

Candidate: End duplication, consolidate local government

Independent candidate for the 160th Legislative District David Cleary thinks local governments in Pennsylvania should be consolidated and that legislators are wasting money by doing things other departments are supposed to do. Cleary is a Concord Township resident and former Navy flight officer, originally from North Dakota. He said he’s challenging incumbent ...

 

The Appraising Eye: Keep on Ticking (Tall case clocks, that is)

 tall case clock otherwise known as a grandfather clock is much more than a device that tells time. Before mass production, each tall case clock was unique and often embellished to make a grand statement for both the owner and the clock maker. Tall case clocks were generally the most expensive item in a household and the most technologically advanced. During the ...

 

Police log for Oct. 14

• Pennsylvania State Police from Troop K, Media, charged a Wilmington woman with theft in Concord Township. A police report said Gia Denise Davis, 21, concealed merchandise from American Eagle Outfitters in a bag and left the store without paying. She fled south on Route 202, according to police, but was apprehended before crossing into Delaware. Charges of retail ...

 

State Police: Three in four child safety seats incorrectly installed

About 75percent of child passenger safety seats inspected last month by the Pennsylvania State Police were improperly installed, Commissioner Frank E. Pawlowski announced recently. “I urge all parents to check the child safety seats in their vehicles,” Pawlowski said. “We know that these seats save lives, but only when they are used correctly. If you are unsure about ...

 

Businesses broaden tax base

Businesses keep residents from bearing the full brunt of school taxes, according to Dominc A. Pileggi, a Chadds Ford businessman and chairman of the Concord Township Board of Supervisors. Pileggi owns and manages Olde Ridge Village at Route 202 and Ridge Road. He told members of the Chadds Ford Business Association that the 80 percent to 20 percent breakdown of ...