Archive for April 2nd, 2014

Chadds Ford Township news in brief

• Chadds Ford Township supervisors are looking to add rental property owners to the township’s Business Privilege Tax list. The board agreed to have members of the newly resurrected Finance Committee review the possibility of adding landlords to the 2014 tax rolls. They will also consider whether or not to go after taxes from previous years. • Conditional use ...

 
 

Pocopson kids free the fish

It was a rainy day, but the kids didn’t seem to care and the fish didn’t complain either. Fifth-grade students at Pocopson Elementary School capped off a five-month long science project by releasing more than 150 baby brook trout — fingerlings — into the Pocopson Creek on March 28. The fish release was part of the fifth-grade science curriculum, said teacher Ryan ...

 

Around Town April 3

• The milk jug igloo. Students in Chadds Ford's Chesterboork Academy’s Pre-K 2 class, 5-6 years old, hang out in their newly constructed igloo made from approximately 300 one-gallon milk jugs. According to Principal Casey Shaw, the staff at Chesterbrook came up with the idea during the cold and snow during this past winter when the preschoolers learned about the ...

 

Adopt-a-Pet: Joey

Hello, I'm Joey and I'm 10 years old. You can't get a better lap cat than me. My motor is always running, that is, I purr all the time. Watch me stretch out and wait for a rub, and if you don't I will gently take my paw and ask for attention. I love to have my face rubbed and never want you to stop. An older fellow like me shouldn't have to live in a shelter. I want ...

 

Photo of the Week: Rainy Days and Sundays

The waterfall at Newlin Grist Mill gushes during a heavy down pour. It was wet, but it wasn't snow.

 

Police Log April 3: Accidents, theft and DUIs

• A multi-car crash on Route 202 south of Summit Drive in Chadds Ford Township left three people injured, according to a police report. Few details were available, but the incident occurred 9:11 a.m. on April 1. None of the injured were reported to be from Chadds Ford. The injuries were reported to be minor. • Pennsylvania State Police cited a Wilmington man for ...

 

Concord Township news in brief

• Concord Township supervisors approved a Wegmans’ conditional use request for an outdoor seating area at the as yet to be built supermarket. Conditions include limiting the hours from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m., there may be no live entertainment without a special permit, smoking is prohibited and no alcohol can be served in the area. There must also be a security camera ...

 

Senate Confirms Roberts as Cappelli replacement

The Pennsylvania Senate has confirmed Wendy B. Roberts, of Garnet Valley, to serve as a magisterial district judge in Delaware County. Roberts was nominated by Gov. Tom Corbett to fill the vacancy created after Richard M. Cappelli was elected as a county judge in November. “The Governor made a great choice,” Sen. Dominic Pileggi said. “Wendy is an extremely ...

 

Mind Matters: Out of Nowhere to Now Here?

Not long ago, I met psychologist Dr. Dan Gottlieb once again; this time at a stunning performance of the Philadelphia Orchestra. As we were waiting in line to enter Verizon Hall, he told me that he had a new book and asked me to review it. I heartily agreed. So here it is. The reader should know that, as the result of a truck’s wheel flying off and hitting his car, ...

 

BizTech: The XPocolypse is coming

"XPocalypse” is almost here. Microsoft Corp. is ending support for the well liked — make that “most loved” — Windows XP operating system and Office 2003 on April 8 when Microsoft releases its final security updates for XP. What does that mean for you as a consumer or as a business? The basic answer is that there will be no more security fixes, software updates or ...

 

Letter to the Editor: Eliminate participation fees

I wish to commend U-CF School Director Gregg Lindner for his position on participation fees in our district. He was quoted as saying, “Shifting the financial burden to users is an unacceptable approach when applied to public education.” I espoused the same position when these fees were first proposed. All public school offerings should be supported by public taxes ...