Archive for May 5th, 2016

DA: Thefts fueled luxury living, vehicles

A 35-year-old Bryn Mawr man apparently couldn’t fuel his penchant for luxury cars on his $900 weekly salary so he helped himself to more than $900,000 over the course of a year from his employer, Chester County authorities alleged. On Thursday, May 5, Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan announced the arrest of Clifton K. Willson for theft and related ...

 
 

Faulty drainage basin frustrates Kennett Twp.

The Granite Ridge subdivision dominated a brief Kennett Township supervisors’ meeting on Wednesday, May 4. The development appeared twice on the agenda: once for an update on problems with a stormwater basin in the second phase, and again for the possible release of $245,633 in escrow funds for the first phase. Both Township Manager Lisa M. Moore and Abbie Kessler, ...

 

Chadds Ford requesting speed limit changes

There’s no timetable or even a guarantee that a change will happen, but Chadds Ford Township will be asking PennDOT to lower the speed limit on a handful of roads. Supervisors, during their May 4 meeting, authorized township Manager Amanda Serock to make the request. Should PennDOT agree, the speed limits on Webb, Harvey, Ridge and Ring roads — state-operated roads ...

 

Haas estate to become free public garden

Natural Lands Trust, which owns 43 nature preserves across eastern Pennsylvania and southern New Jersey, has announced a new acquisition: the 42-acre Stoneleigh estate in Villanova. The children of the late John and Chara Haas donated the property on April 20, according to a NLT press release. NLT, the region’s oldest and largest land conservation organization, ...

 

Around Town May 5

• The Brandywine Battlefield Park will be closed until sometime in June at the earliest. The park is undergoing a renovation project that includes upgrading the Visitors’ Center. The work was made available by a grant obtained by former state Sen. Dominic Pileggi a number of years ago. After several years, the state finalized how the renovation funds would be ...

 

Adopt-a-Pet May 5

Come meet all the wonderful animals available now for adoption at the Brandywine Valley SPCA. All featured pets are “Name Your Price” adoption fee until Monday, May 9. Not ready to adopt? Then sponsor a pet and provide a safe place for our companions to rest until they find their forever homes. Help us give them a second chance at a fresh start.   MISU Me so ...