Around Town Feb. 27

• It appears the opening of The Meat House is just about to happen. The interior is being prepped and proprietor Scott Gagnon anticipates the butcher/grocer store will open by March 1. The store is in the same area as the Walgreens at Route 202 and Beaver Valley Road, diagonally across from the Wawa. • History comes alive through the special exhibition, N.C. Wyeth's America…

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Meat House Tips: Dry-aged steak

Dry aging is a retro art form, from the simpler days of local butcher shops, poodle skirts and soda fountains. So naturally in our quest to revive the art of the neighborhood butcher, we’ve brought back dry-aged beef and made it available for everyone from, the adventurous chef to the inquisitive foodie. In the 1960s, meat producers began “wet aging” beef, a process that does…

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Remediation plan set to clean up carcinogen

A remediation plan to clean up a cancer-causing chemical in Chadds Ford is ready for the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection. So said Chadds Ford Township engineer Joe Mastronardo. Mastronardo made the comment during a presentation on the hazard at the supervisors’ Feb. 26 workshop. Chadds Ford Investors, the developer for the Wegmans’ project, and a previous property owner are funding the plan and the…

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No slam dunk for donuts in Concord, not yet

Dunking donuts in Concord Township could become a bit more convenient, but that depends on the supervisors there. The board held a conditional use hearing Feb. 25 for a proposed Dunkin’ Donuts in the Concord Village Shopping Center at Route 1 and Cheney Road. The shop would go into the location vacated by the Concord Village Pharmacy. Proposed with the store is a drive-thru window.…

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Police Log Feb. 27: Terroristic threats; vehicle break-ins; unsafe speed

• Mark Clark Howe, 56, of West Chester is accused of making terroristic threats after he allegedly threatened to shoot a woman in the mouth. Pennsylvania State Police from Troop J, Avondale barracks, said Howe got into a verbal argument with a woman in Pocopson Township on Feb. 25, when he threatened her. He was taken into custody and held in the Chester County Prison…

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Chester County Planning Commission to host
 transportation meeting 


The Chester County Planning Commission in partnership with the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission is developing a countywide Public Transportation Plan to guide transit operations and capital improvements in Chester County. Chester County residents, transit users, project stakeholders, and the public are encouraged to attend a public meeting to be held at the Chester County Library and District Center in Exton (adjacent to the Exton…

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 transportation meeting 


Longwood Fire Co. receives FEMA award

The Federal Emergency Management Agency of the Department of Homeland Security notified Longwood and Avondale fire companies that they are receiving a safety award. Longwood was the host company for the Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response grant. The $198,000 grant will be split between the two companies for recruiting new members and retaining current members. “Our volunteers receive extensive training,” Longwood Fire Company…

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County helping small businesses affected by winter storms

The Chester County Department of Emergency Services is issuing a reminder to all small businesses in the region that have suffered economic loss due to the ice and snow storms in February:  If your small business has sustained substantial economic injury, regardless of physical damage, you may be eligible for financial assistance from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). “Small businesses and agricultural cooperatives that…

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