Archive for October, 2015

Letter to the Editor: Whose ‘passion’?

In reading Alan Horowitz's “Op/ed” of Oct. 27, he seems to dismiss any importance of being involved in and caring about our community until one wishes to be elected. Attending his very first Board of Supervisors meeting this spring after living in Chadds Ford Township for more 12 years, and then being there only after (or perhaps because of) signing up wanting to run ...

 
 

2016 budget closer to fruition in Pocopson

The Pocopson Township Board of Supervisors made minimal changes to a draft of the 2016 budget at its second and final budget workshop on Wednesday, Oct. 28. With four residents in attendance, two of them the expected, incoming supervisors – Alice Balsama and Elaine DiMonte – the board allocated up to $950,000 for the completion of the Barnard House. The historic ...

 

Francis McGeoch of West Grove

Francis McGeoch, 68, of West Grove, and formerly of Havertown and Glen Mills, died Oct. 24, at the Coatesville VA Medical Center. Born in Darby, Delaware County, in 1947, Francis was the son of the late John and Helen (nee Warg) McGeoch. He served honorably in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He then worked as a steamfitter for 45 years with Local 420 in ...

 

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 ...

 

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 ...

 

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 ...

 

Photo of the Week: Between the Rains

Sometimes autumn colors demand to be seen even through gray skies and rainy weather.

 

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 pals have said that I’m a good girl ...

 

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 ...

 

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 ...

 

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 ...