Archive for February 3rd, 2015

Townhouse zoning change hearing underway

A preliminary step that could lead to a 107-townhouse development is underway in Chadds Ford Township. Supervisors on Feb. 2 began a hearing on possible zoning changes for a 20-plus-acre parcel of land on Brandywine Drive at Route 1, just west of the intersection with Route 202. John Jaros, the attorney for the applicant —K. Hovnanian Homes — made his opening ...

 
 

Repeat DUI offender, 20, averts jail stay

A 20-year-old East Marlborough Township man narrowly avoided being sent to prison on Tuesday, Feb. 3, in Kennett Square district court. Matthew J. Scott appeared before Magisterial District Judge Daniel J. Maisano to waive his preliminary hearing for his fourth DUI arrest. Maisano shook his head as he read the list of offenses, which including driving under the ...

 

No new supervisor yet

The Chadds Ford Township Board of Supervisors is still a duet instead of a trio. The board, with Frank Murphy and George Thorpe, has not yet appointed a replacement for Keith Klaver, who resigned for health reasons last month. Murphy said during the Feb. 2 meeting that the board has until Feb. 6 to appoint someone. If no one is named by then, the vacancy committee — ...

 

Free trunk packs historical punch

When the Chester County Historical Society (CCHS) packs an oversized suitcase, it’s heavily weighted with educational materials. As a result, more than 3,000 area students have been transported each year to periods in history through the Traveling Trunk Program. CCHS has numerous trunks on various historical topics that teachers can select and rent for a nominal fee ...