Archive for September 25th, 2014

Challenger: Barrar’s focus ‘incredibly narrow’

Political newcomer Whitney Hoffman said state Rep. Stephen Barrar’s focus is too narrow. Hoffman, 48, of Kennett Township, is the Democrat challenging Barrar to represent the 160th Legislative District in the November election. “I think Steve has done a very good job in terms of constituent service, but I think his focus has been incredibly narrow. It’s been largely ...

 
 

Roadwork scheduled for week of Sept. 29

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation announced the following road projects, which are weather-dependent and could affect residents in the greater Chadds Ford area during the week of Sept. 28 through Oct. 5. PennDOT recommends that motorists allow extra time if they are traveling through one of the construction zones. In addition to the construction projects, ...

 

Longwood Gardens reaches for new heights

More than 80 years ago, Longwood Gardens’ founder Pierre S. du Pont designed an engineering marvel of its time: an elaborate fountain display created with Italian limestone, trees and shrubs from 14 states, 724 lighting units with colored glass filters, 380 fountainheads, and 675,000 gallons of water that could shoot up to 130 feet high. Since then, the Main ...

 

Richard Allen Lyons of West Grove

Richard Allen Lyons, 83, of West Grove, died Monday, Sept. 22,  at Twin Pines Health Care Center. Born in Chester, he was the son of the late George W. and Winifred LeTourneau Lyons. A builder by trade and an architect by passion, he worked for a variety of construction companies in the Delaware and Chester County areas as well as in the state of Delaware. He also ...