Archive for December 12th, 2012

Barakat resigns as CF township manager

Joe Barakat is stepping down as Chadds Ford Township manager after 3-and-a-half years in the position. His last day in the office will be Dec. 21. He accepted a position in the manufacturing field. Barakat said he was offered the job in October. However, the resignation came less than a week after residents began to publicly question his abilities. "That meeting was ...

 
 

Concord Township news in brief

• Concord Township residents will see no tax increase in 2013. Supervisors reviewed a preliminary budget for next year during a brief meeting on Dec. 11. The budget is balanced with projected revues and expenses totaling $3.4 million. Supervisors are scheduled to vote on the budget on Dec. 18. • The Route 202 Median Overlay Zoning Meeting scheduled for Tuesday, Dec. ...

 

Police log: Stolen seafood

• State police are investigating the theft of “various amounts of seafood and steaks” from the Chadds Ford Pub on Route 1. A report said some cut the lock on an outside freezer behind the restaurant sometime between 10 p.m. on Dec. 5 and 9:30 a.m. on Dec. 6. • Police cited a 62-year-old woman from Mahaffey for careless driving following an accident on Wilmington ...

 

Around Town Dec. 13

• Photo above: Chadds Ford artist Karl Kuerner signs copies of his book “Ike at Night” at the Chadds Ford Gallery on Saturday, Dec. 8. • The Brandywine River Museum will host a winter solstice holiday performance by the Brandywine Valley Chorale at 7 p.m. on Dec. 21. For more information, call 610-388-2700 or visit the website at www.brandywinemuseum.org. • Nutrition ...

 

Adopt-a-Pet: Linus and Pigpen

Linus and Pigpen are two young brother cats who have been waiting a long time for their forever home.  After coming in as tiny kittens in March, they were quickly placed in a CCSPCA foster home to grow up and get ready for adoption.  Thanks to their loving personalities and good looks, they were promptly adopted, but then returned because a family member developed an ...

 

Photo of the Week: Splintered Skies

Bare tree limbs look like splinters against the sky.

 

Editorial: Thorpe was out of line

Chadds Ford Township Supervisors’ Chairman George Thorpe was out of line on at least three occasions recently and should reconsider how he approaches his position as supervisor. Twice he was less than forthcoming when asked about a public employee’s salary and he denied one resident the right to ask a question during the public comment period of a workshop session. ...