Archive for January 30th, 2013

CF Board cuts tax collector’s pay

In a special meeting that was at times contentious, Chadds Ford Township supervisors voted to reduce the compensation for the elected tax collector. The reduced salary goes into effect next year. The current compensation package of around $16,000 per year — based on a two-tiered percentage of 5 percent for the first $220,000 collected and 2.5 percent of anything ...

 
 

Combined Patton MS and CFES team scores high in Lego League tournament

The Chef Bot-Ardees, a team comprised of five seventh-graders from Charles F. Patton Middle School and one fifth grader from Chadds Ford Elementary School, won the First Place Research Quality Award at Delaware's FIRST LEGO League State Champion's Tournament at the Bob Carpenter Center on Jan. 26. FLL is a world-wide robotics program for 9 to 14 year olds started by ...

 

New ChesCo emergency radio system one step closer

The Chester County Commissioners have authorized staff to work out final details of a contract with Harris Corporation for $27.4 million to replace the county’s emergency radio system, and $14.7 million for maintenance of the system for an additional eight years following installation. Chester County operates an emergency voice radio system that provides emergency ...

 

Police log Jan. 31

• Few details were given, but state police said an 18-year-old from Aston and a 20-year-old from Chadds Ford assaulted and robbed a Glen Mills man on Jan. 19. The incident took place just after midnight on Governor Markham Drive. • Police said someone stole a pocketbook from a car parked near Kicks Dance Studio on Route 202. The unknown suspect smashed the driver’s ...

 

Around Town Jan. 31

• The Chadds Ford Historical Society will hold its fifth annual Winter Plein Air event on Saturday, Feb. 2. After a day of painting in Chadds Ford, PA and the Brandywine Valley, 30 award winning artists from the Mid-Atlantic region return to the Chadds Ford Historical Society’s Barn Visitor Center to frame and hang their paintings for a special exhibit and art sale. ...

 

Adopt-a-Pet: Cucumber

Cucumber is a sweet and fun-loving kitty that came to the shelter in September as a stray. She was recently adopted and truly ecstatic to have a chance at a new home. Unfortunately, Cucumber’s new family had some unexpected allergies and could not keep her. Cucumber can’t seem to get enough attention, so she is looking to a family that is home for most of the day to ...

 

Photo of the Week: A Frosty Morning

A dusting of snow under bright skies gives a chilly feel to a Saturday morning.