Archive for September 22nd, 2015

Mixed reviews for Barnard House Q&A

Fears of turning people away or requiring security to control an unruly crowd proved unfounded at Monday night’s Pocopson Township question-and-answer session on the Barnard House. About 50 people attended the forum, which was designed to address conflicts that have surfaced during the past several months about the historic building, a former stop on the Underground ...

 
 

Safety prompts 4-way stop in Kennett Twp.

After too many accidents, the Kennett Township Board of Supervisors wants area residents to know that it approved changing the intersection of Bayard and Rosedale roads to a four-way stop sign, a township press release said. In addition to accidents, the impetus for the change also involved the general lack of site distance when crossing the intersection. The ...

 

New exec for DCH

The Delaware Center for Horticulture has a new executive director. The DCH announced that Vikram Krishnamurthy has been selected after a competitive national search. In a press release, Board of Directors President David Brownlee said, “The DCH Board of Directors is delighted to welcome Vikram Krishnamurthy as the third executive director of The Delaware Center for ...

 

Police: Sobriety checkpoint nets 12 arrests

A sobriety checkpoint conducted last week resulted in 12 arrests, Kennett Township Police Chief Lydell E. Nolt said in a press release. On Friday, Sept. 18, Kennett Township Police Department, in conjunction with the Chester County Impaired Driving Program, set up the checkpoint at the intersection of Routes 1 and 52 from 10 p.m. until 2 a.m., the release said. ...

 

PennDOT closes Birmingham Rd. bridge

Citing structural damage, PennDOT closed the bridge carrying Birmingham Road over Radley Run in Birmingham Township indefinitely on Tuesday, Sept. 22, according to a press release. PennDOT bridge engineers examined the structural damage and determined that a stone masonry abutment had sustained severe deterioration. Engineers will develop a plan to repair the ...

 

School board concerns over teachers’ classes

It was a light agenda for the U-CF School Board work session on Sept. 21, but members were updated on middle school renovations and heard concerns about teacher raises based on continuing education classes. While it was not an agenda item, Director Keith Knauss brought up his concern that the district was paying for, and giving raises for classes that, he said, do ...