Archive for May 7th, 2014

Route 926 bridge work planned for 2015

PennDOT can’t stop the Brandywine Creek from rising, but engineers say they can improve the crossing at Route 926. The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has been talking for years about replacing the bridge at Route 926 and it appears the agency is prepared to actually get to work by this time next year. Engineers from Gannet Flemming, the company contracted ...

 
 

Flooding puts a wet blanket on businesses

The heavy rain on April 30 and overnight into May 1 did what such rains often do, force the Brandywine Creek to spill its banks and flood Routes 1 and 926. Crossing the creek into or out of Chadds Ford Township was not an easy task for the impatient. Getting into Chadds Ford from Kennett Square took two-and-a-half hours that Thursday morning and at least two ...

 

The Affordable Health Care Act and us

The Chadds Ford Business Association gathered Thursday, May 1 for what member Peter Wells described as an “extremely remarkable summary of an extremely complicated subject.” Patrick J. Gavin, chief operating officer of Crozer Keystone Health System, shared with the CFBA an update of the Affordable Care Act and how it affects us as members of the local community. ...

 

Adopt-a-Pet: Trooper

Hello there, my name is Trooper and I'm a neutered male beagle mix. My smile and fun personality will light up a room within seconds! I'm a sweet boy and I love receiving belly rubs from my human friends. If you are able to provide Tropper or any of our other animals here at the shelter a home, visit the Chester County SPCA at 1212 Phoenixville Pike in West Goshen or ...

 

Photo of the Week: Springhouse Pond under Blue Skies

A springhouse pond reflects a deep blue sky.

 

Police Log May 8: DUI arrests follow water rescue

• No injuries were reported, but one driver was cited for failing to stop at a stop sign following a May 2 accident on Route 202 near Pyle Road. Police said Mark Hurford, 44, of Chadds Ford, was driving west on Pyle when he tried to turn left onto Route 202 south, but failed to yield the right of way. He then struck vehicle driving north on 202, police said. Both ...

 

Around Town May 8

• The May 7 meeting of the Chadds Ford Township Board of Supervisors has been postponed to Monday, May 12 at 7 p.m. in the township building. According to township solicitor Hugh Donaghue, there was a scheduling problem resulting in only one supervisor available for the regularly scheduled meeting. • The Chadds Ford Historical Society is holding its annual Spring ...

 

Birmingham gears up for battle re-enactment

Volunteers in Birmingham Township are in the final states of their preparation for the May 17 and 18 re-enactment of the Battle of Brandywine. Cannon, cavalry and infantry will do mock battle at Sandy Hollow, some of the same ground where actual combat took place on Sept. 11, 1777. In that battle, upwards of 26,000 troops took part. It was the largest land battle of ...

 

Concord approves cell tower; seeks rails to trails study

Concord Township supervisors approved the cell tower request by AT&T during the board’s May 6 meeting. The board also approved a request for a grant for a feasibility study on the Rails to Trails network. The cell tower will go up on 725 Smithbridge Road near Temple Road. As previously reported, it will be 140 feet tall and will be able to handle three other ...

 

Healthbeat: New regulation to improve highway safety

In the U.S., traffic accidents involving commercial motor vehicles resulted in more than 32 thousand deaths and over two million injuries in in 20111. In an effort to improve highway safety, the Department of Transportation (DOT) has called for new regulations for medical examiners who conduct physical examinations for interstate commercial motor vehicle (CMV) ...

 

Mind Matters — Mother’s Day reflections

Co-optation has always been the way of capitalism. And so it goes for Mother’s Day, which actually had its American origins with Julia Ward Howe’s Mother’s Day Proclamation for Peace in 1870. Not meant to be a florist’s dream or a restaurateur’s nightmare, Mother’s Day for Julia Ward Howe was a response to the horrible carnage of the Civil War. She called upon ...