Archive for December 7th, 2011

Bits & Pieces Dec. 8

• As anticipated, Chadds Ford Township supervisors have raised township property taxes by 1.9 percent as part of the 2012 budget. Supervisors’ Chairman Garry Paul said the increase was to offset a lack of anticipated property transfer taxes. He said during the Dec. 7 board meeting that the average household would likely see an increase of $3 to $6 during the course ...

 
 

Impeach the Senate

The U.S. Senate in general and Sens. John McCain, R-Ariz., and Carl Levin, D-Mich., in particular, prove that the assaults on the Constitution and innate civil liberties are truly bipartisan. Levin and McCain, both members of the Senate Armed Services Committee, of which Levin is the chairman, introduced an amendment into SB 1867 — the National Defense Authorization ...

 

Jailed for caring about kids

Mike Lerario said that thinking about his own child, who spent time in a neonatal intensive care unit, made him take action on behalf of children with Muscular Dystrophy. ChaddsFordLive.com editor Rich Schwartzman was thinking about his nephew who was born 3-and-a-half months premature. Lerario and Schwartzman did time at the Texas Roadhouse in Corcordville Dec. 6 ...

 

Birmingham cuts committee sizes

There was some friction between supervisors and a member of the Birmingham Township Planning Commission when supervisors announced they want to cut the size of the commission. Getting into the dispute with supervisors was Planning Commission member Debbie Hineman who took issue with the board’s decision to reduce the commission’s number from seven to five members. ...

 

EPA rules force study of Birmingham sewer plant

Birmingham Township supervisors are trying to get a jump on new EPA guidelines by spending $1,500 on a study of the township’s wastewater treatment plant. Supervisors John Conklin and Bill Kirkpatrick voted during the Dec. 5 board meeting to authorize the study to be conducted by URS, the company that operates the plant. Supervisor AL Bush was absent. Bringing the ...

 

Scenes from Aroound the Town Dec. 8

 

Police log Dec. 8

• More than $100,000 worth of jewelry was reported stolen from a home in Pennsbury Township, according to a police press release. The report said someone used a crow bar to break into a home on Ridgeway Drive sometime between 8 a.m. and 1:56 p.m. on Dec. 1. The unknown suspect entered through the back door and then stole the jewelry from the master bedroom. Further ...

 

Adopt-a-Pet Dec. 8

Dora is a 4-year-old domestic short-haired cat that is available for adoption at the Chester County SPCA. Dora was originally adopted as a kitten but recently brought back because her family welcomed a new baby who is allergic to cats. Now Dora is looking for a new home where she won’t make anyone sneeze! Dora is a very friendly and laid back cat that has been front ...

 

Pa. first sate to adopt new DL security feature

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has deployed a new security hologram that makes it easier to spot fake drivers’ licenses and identification cards. Pennsylvania is the first state in the nation to use this enhanced security feature. “A driver’s license or identification card has always been a trusted source for establishing a person’s true identity,” ...

 

The Doctor is In: Washing Hands to Prevent the Flu

Nobody wants to get sick with a cold or the flu, but you can do your part to stay healthy and prevent the spread of flu and cold germs through good hand hygiene; i.e., frequent hand washing. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend that you wash your hands using clean running water and soap — making sure to rub your hands together thoroughly and ...