Reiner stymies lot line change

Chadds Ford Township Supervisor Samantha Reiner effectively put a stop to a lot line request that she previously said made sense. Reiner voted “no” on granting a request by Harrier LLC, a Grace family business entity, to change the lot lines on three adjoining parcels of land situated between Oakland Road, Route 202, and Brinton’s Bridge Road. One of the parcels is in a residential…

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Letter to the Editor: ‘Political operatives’ running for school board

How ironic that Region C U-CF School Board candidates [Beverley] Brookes, [Kathy] Do, and [Gregg] Lindner are running on a platform that proclaims "Education Not Politics." Brookes, Do, and Lindner have all been highly active in partisan politics for many decades and each has served as an elected official. I applaud their involvement in political action, but that campaign slogan is very inappropriate when each…

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Jay Taylor of Chatham

Jay Taylor, 63, of Chatham, died Monday, Oct. 26, at the Christiana Hospital. He was the husband of Robin Jackson Taylor, with whom he shared 37 years of marriage. Born in West Jefferson, N.C., he was the son of Jettie Miller Taylor of Lincoln University, and the late Cleve Taylor. Jay was a pipe layer foreman for Worthy Brothers in Wilmington, retiring in 2010 after…

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Adopt-a-Pet: Della

Well hello. My name is Della and I’m an attractive great legged, brown and white tabby. I’m dressed with a white bib, and white socks. I arrived at the Chester County SPCA shelter on Sept. 19, and only because I was dared to go on a blind date. Ladies, don’t let your friends set you up unless you have done your own research. My new…

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Police Log Oct. 29: Shooting at gun safety class

• A woman taking a weapons safety class was accidentally shot at Targetmaster during the live fire portion of the class on Oct. 26. According to police, a 60-year-old woman from West Chester accidentally discharged her weapon while on the firing line and struck a 44-year-old woman from Newark. The victim was treated at Crozer-Chester Hospital. • State police reported a bicyclist was injured in…

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Around Town Oct. 29

• William Bunch Auctions and Appraisals will be holding a food drive through the month of November to benefit the Chester County area families in partnership with the West Chester Food Cupboard.  The West Chester Food Cupboard is a 501c(3) nonprofit and serves nearly 600 local households each month and helps guarantee food security for many local families. Donations will be accepted on auction days…

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Op/ed: Barbone is a leader

“I support Noelle Barbone for supervisor of Chadds Ford Township. I’ve had the privilege of knowing Noelle for many years and have recently served with her on the Historic and Architecture Review Board (HARB). Noelle is always prepared, professional and thoughtful in her approach to township matters and she will continue to apply these traits as supervisor.  As chair of the Strategic Advisory Committee, Noelle…

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Art Watch: Halloween treats on the Wine Trail

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Crow Song by Siobhan Bedford

 For this Halloween week, check out the fabulous "Show us Your Dark Side" exhibit opening reception at the Chester County Art Association this Thursday, October 29th from 5-8 pm, showing through November 19th. The diversity of mediums and expression make for an astonishing show, all artfully curated and hung in the Chester County Art Association's recently remodeled main Bradford Gallery. I was mesmerized by "Crow…

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Shade, not shady behavior, inspires this group

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Morris Stroud II (from left), co-chairman of the conservancy's board of trustees, joins members of its Municipal Assistance Program – Rob Daniels, Beth Burnam, and Meredith Mayer – along with Virginia A. Logan, the conservancy’s executive director, to complete the planting in Chadds Ford of tree No. 35,000, part of an ambitious reforestation initiative.

A remote location – accessible only by entering a rutted, stone roadway and ignoring “Keep Out” signs. A group of individuals wearing gloves and wielding shovels. Days before Halloween, such a scene might have aroused suspicions, but the posse of more than 40 staffers from the Brandywine Conservancy & Museum of Art did not have mischief in mind. Rather than qualifying as shady characters, these…

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Protocol to prevent domestic violence lauded

From July 2014 through September 2015, about two-thirds of the 316 Chester County residents identified as possessing a high risk for domestic violence received preventive services, according to the Chester County District Attorney’s Office. In recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan announced in a press release that Chester County leads the state in its use of the Lethality Assessment…

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