Archive for December 4th, 2015

Yoder farm saved in perpetuity

Natural Lands Trust announced recently the conservation of the Yoder Farm, a 114-acre property in Warwick Township, Chester County. The scenic farm forms the gateway vista into Warwick Township. The property lies in the upper reaches of French Creek near the western boundary of the Hopewell Big Woods, the largest unbroken forest remaining in southeastern ...

 
 

Tree knocks out power on Ring Road

Sometimes it doesn't take wind gusts or intense downpours. This tree toppled under sunny skies with minimal breezes  on Friday, Dec. 4, along Ring Road in Chadds Ford Township. PECO spokeswoman Liz Williamson said the tree fell about 12:30 p.m. in the area of Bullock Road, and crews were on the scene by 12:45 p.m. She said 596 customers lost power initially, but ...

 

Roadwork for week of Dec. 5

PennDOT has announced the following road projects, which are weather-dependent and could affect residents in the greater Chadds Ford area during the week of Dec. 5 through Dec. 12. Motorists are urged to allow extra time if they are traveling through one of the construction zones. Burnt Mill Road in Kennett Township remains closed and detoured indefinitely between ...

 

2 Santas fly under radar, earn coveted award

Jose Reyes (left), board president of the Chester County Crime Victims' Center, congratulates West Goshen Det. David Maurer, one of the co-recipients of the 2015 John J. Crane award for victim advocacy.

A late Chester County prosecutor who garnered far-reaching admiration for his deft handling of child-abuse cases often asked his juries: “Who will speak for the children?” In 1998, the Crime Victims’ Center of Chester County, Inc. (CVC) established the John J. Crane award in his honor. It was created to pay tribute to individuals or groups who are not directly ...