Kennett Twp. supervisors unearth land issues

Dirt dominated the Kennett Township Board of Supervisors’ meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 3, ranging from what ground could be disturbed for a planned park to how the township can protect residents from tainted soil. Erin L. Gross, a land planner with Thomas Comitta Associates, Inc., provided an overview of plans for Barkingfield Park, a 45-acre tract the township purchased in February. Adjacent to the township’s…

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Hearing opens for housing development

Testimony began Wednesday night in a hearing for a proposed planned residential development along Oakland Road in Chadds Ford Township. The project, known as Wonderland Farms, calls for 22 new single-family homes along the west side of Oakland at the former Goodman property, and another six twin-home buildings on the east side of Oakland. Harrier LLC, a Grace family business, is the developer. The west…

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County Cup gets taste of national acclaim

The County Cup, an appetizing pilot project established by the Chester County Department of Mental Health/Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (MH/IDD) and the Chester County Intermediate Unit (CCIU), has received national recognition. The National Association of Counties (NACo) awarded the project its highest accolade in the Employment and Training category at this year’s Outstanding Achievements program, part of the NACo conference in Long Beach, Ca., said…

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Around Town Aug. 4

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Campers (L-R) Sophia Lobrano Lubianco (of Boothwyn), Sydney Glazier (of Wilmington), Max Lobrano Lubiano (of Boothwyn), and Ian Turley (of Wilmington) pose in their homemade masks for their drama performance.

• Phyllis Recca has released her second “Then and Now,” book covering historic properties and popular sites in the Chadds Ford area. There are 38 sites highlighted in the new book including Christy’s Restaurant, a landmark from 1929 through the 1950s. Recca’s first book, “Chadds Ford Then and Now,” released in 2015, was given the Preservation Award for Publication by the Heritage Commission of Delaware…

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Adopt-a-Pet Aug. 4

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, Aug. 8. 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. GARTH Hi, I’m Garth. Handsome, right? I’m a 3-year-old,…

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