Passion pervades planners’ Crebilly meeting

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A schematic from Toll Brothers for Crebilly Farm shows a proposed layout of 319 homes.

A crowd of more than 250 packed the auditorium of Stetson Middle School primarily to express spirited opposition to Toll Brothers’ development plans for Crebilly Farm, a scenic 330-acre property that saw action during the Revolutionary War. The meeting of the Westtown Township Planning Commission on Wednesday, Nov. 16, began with the Pledge of Allegiance. However, when Planning Commission Chairman Richard Pomerantz asked Toll Divisional…

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Bethany Gail Crowther of Oxford

Bethany Gail Crowther, 73, of Oxford, died Monday, Nov. 14, after a yearlong battle with cancer. She was a resident of Ware Presbyterian Village after having lived many years in Mantua, N.J. and Vero Beach, Fla. Gail was born on July 7, 1943.  Along with her twin sister, she was adopted as a toddler by James W. and Elizabeth M. Kline where they were raised…

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Pennsbury ponders $1.8 million budget

Pennsbury Township supervisors are gearing up to vote on the township’s 2017 budget. For consideration is a balanced budget that anticipates $1.8 million in revenue and spending with no property tax increase. On the revenue side of the ledger, the township is looking at $275,000 coming in from real estate taxes. The tax rate of 1.49 mills will remain steady. (A mill is a tax…

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Around Town Nov. 17

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Ethan Beam, the grandson of artist Jacalyn Beam, reaches in to draw the winner for Beam’s painting “The Meeting Place.” Cindy Gill, of Garnet Valley, won the painting as part of Beam’s Chadds Ford Gallery exhibit Treats and Tricks. Beam is holding her grandson and gallery Director Barbara Moore is holding the pumpkin.

• The Chadds Ford Township Board of Supervisors will have a special meeting at 3 p.m. on Dec. 7 the Hillman Drive extension, the loop road. This meeting will include representatives from the township, PennDOT, the school district’s Transportation Department, and the applicant to discuss the traffic calming measures to be planned on Hillman Drive. • Brandywine Battlefield Park will hold its annual Patriot's Day…

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Adopt-a-Pet Nov. 17

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, Nov. 21. 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. DELILAH Hey there Delilah! That’s me! I’m…

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