Archive for June 12th, 2013

School board talks security; interviews applicants

Unionville-Chadds Ford School District directors interviewed six candidates who have volunteered to fill Frank Murphy’s seat on the board. Murphy announced his intent to resign last month. The board also discussed ways to increase security at each of the district’s six schools. Under consideration is the Raptor Visitor Security System, said Superintendent John ...

 
 

Around Town June 13: New business in old location

• The site of the Old Wooden deli will have a new occupant soon. Property owner Casey Lafferty said Fellini Café signed a lease last week, but he doesn’t yet know when the restaurant will open. The storefront has been vacant for two years. (See photo) • The Taste of Brandywine event, scheduled for Tuesday, June 18 at Stonebridge Mansion in Chadds Ford Township, has ...

 

Police log June 13: Truck rolls, no injury

• A 74-year-old man from Nottingham escaped injury when his truck rolled over on Route 1 near Ring Road in Chadds Ford Township. According to police, a tire blew on the truck shortly after 8 a.m. on June 5. The driver tried to regain control, but the truck ran into an embankment, hit a utility pole and rolled over. Southbound lanes of Route 1 were closed for about an ...

 

Adopt-a-Pet: Richie

Richie is a favorite at CCSPCA. This handsome cat has been awaiting his “furrever” home since February. Richie has quite a friendly and laidback personality but is also active and playful when the mood strikes him. Richie gets along with other animals and would make an excellent addition to a family with kids over age 5. If you are able to provide Richie or any of ...

 

Photo of the Week: Looks Inviting

The falls at Newlin Grist Park looks most inviting on a hot afternoon.

 

Living History: The Civil War comes To Chadds Ford

This year is an important one for Civil War buffs —it is the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg, the Battle of Vicksburg and the Gettysburg Address. Despite the release of thousands of books and numerous movies over the last few decades, this devastating conflict continues to fascinate Americans. Notwithstanding the roughly 600,000 casualties, billions of ...

 

Pennsbury Township in Brief

 • Pennsbury Township supervisors agreed June 11 to a new 15-year contract with Comcast for cable television service. The township will get 5 percent of the total gross revenue Comcast derives from Pennsbury customers. Solicitor Tom  Oeste said that’s the maximum allowed by law. • Supervisors also voted to join with other townships to petition the state legislature ...