Archive for April 17th, 2018

Chesco preserved space acres doubles

Portions of the former Strawbridge estate near the Maryland border were preserved as protected open space in Chester County last year. Photo Credit: Chester County Department of Open Space Preservation

The Chester County Commissioners announced that an estimated 4,240 acres of open space were protected during 2017—more than double the amount preserved the previous year. “We are pleased to announce that the county continued to preserve open space in 2017,” said Chester County Commissioners’ Chair Michelle Kichline. “This is one of the largest annual increases in ...

 
 

New teachers’ contract at U-CF

Unionville-Chadds Ford School Board directors unanimously passed an early bird teachers’ contract that will go into effect July 1, 2019 and run through June 30, 2023. The 9-0 vote came during the board’s April 16 meeting held at Hillendale Elementary School. Board President Jeff Hellrung said, "We have an agreement that shows the admiration and respect that we have ...

 

Ruth Ann Crampton of Kennett Square

Ruth Ann Crampton, 75, of Kennett Square, died Sunday, April 15, at her residence. She was the wife of Clifford B. Crampton who died in 2000, and with whom she shared over 30 years of marriage. Born in West Chester, she was the daughter of the late John N. Jackson and the late Margaret Snowden. She was a program technician at Agilent Technology (Hewlett-Packard), ...

 

Photo of the Week: Archie’s Corner

Mother Archie’s Church at Ring and Bullock roads in Chadds Ford Township. The structure was originally built as a school in the 1800s but became a church for Chadds Ford’s black population in the early part of the 20thcentury. The site was officially designated as “Chadds Ford Historical Site” during a ceremony in September 2003. Mother Archie refers to Lydia Archie, ...