Crebilly Farm puts tax breaks in spotlight

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The owners of historic Crebilly Farm, who have received decades of tax breaks for preserving the tract, now want to sell the land to Toll Brothers, which plans a controversial subdivision of more than 300 homes.

Since 1998, Crebilly Farm, a scenic, historic swath of land in Westtown Township, has enjoyed substantial township, school and county tax breaks. Its benefactor? Clean and Green, a state program enacted in 1974 to encourage protection of Pennsylvania’s valuable farmland, forestland and open spaces. Also known as Act 319, the program resulted in a school tax bill last year on the farm’s four tax parcels…

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Roadwork for June 29-July 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 June 29-July 5. Motorists are urged to allow extra time if they are traveling through one of the construction zones. Work schedules are subject to change. • PennDOT reported it has reopened the bridge carrying Route 82 (Creek Road) over East Branch of…

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The Human Resource: Building a strong culture, part II

If you’re a leader reading this, perform a self-check as to who you surround yourself with at your firm, and who you listen to for guidance and advice. If your answer doesn't include all your management team, you may have a culture problem and you may be the cause. If you don't have a leadership team because of your actions and behaviors, you are doing…

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Around Town June 27

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Pennsylvania State Police troopers from Troop K, Media barracks, have special needs youngsters and adults tour some of the equipment during an event in Concord Township last Saturday.

• The Chadds Ford Historical Society and the Chaddsford Winery are teaming up. Come out to Chaddsford Winery on June 29 - 30 to enjoy seasonal wine, tasty food truck fare from Phyllodelphia, and the sprawling picturesque property. Throughout the weekend, Traditional Wine Tastings will be offered in the 18th century Chaddsford Vintner House. A variety of wine cocktails, wine slushies, and Pennsylvania craft beer will…

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Fireworks safety reminders

With the July Fourth Holiday a week away, it’s time to remind people about some safety tips when it comes to fireworks. Children Should Not Handle Fireworks Never let children handle, play with or light any fireworks.  Only adults should handle and light the fireworks. The fireworks are great family fun and entertainment, but they do burn very hot and are intended to be handled only…

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Academic Achievement June 27

• Elizabeth Juliano, of Chadds Ford, was named to the Spring 2019 Dean's List at Muhlenberg College. Students with a term GPA of 3.50 or higher were recognized for this academic achievement. • Dakota Raymond and Kara Siener, both of Chadds Ford, were named to the Spring 2019 Dean's List at University of the Sciences. Selection is based on completing and passing all assigned courses…

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Eugenie Josephine Beutler, formerly of Chadds Ford

Eugenie (Jean) Josephine Beutler, 86, formerly of Chadds Ford, died Friday, June 7, in Miami, Fla. with her family around her. Jean was born in pre-war Czechoslovakia at the height of the depression. She lived through the entirety of the Nazi occupation of Czechoslovakia. After the war, her mother and stepfather were unable to exit the country with her and were forced to leave Jean…

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Police Log June 26: DUI

Southern Chester County Regional Police • According to a police report, Austin S. Biaselli, 25, of Newark, was arrested and charged with violations of the Controlled Substance, Drug, Device, and Cosmetic Act / Act 64 (including possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance), along with DUI (Controlled Substances), after he was arrested on an outstanding Philadelphia Police Department warrant and was found to be…

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DelCo holding forum on new voting system

Delaware County residents are invited to discuss the five new proposed voting systems during a public forum on July 9 at 4 p.m. in the Delaware County Council Public Meeting Room (201 West Front St., Media, PA.) The public forum, hosted by the County’s Board of Elections and Delaware County Council, is being held to allow for the public’s input on five new proposed voting…

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Coroner’s office fails accreditation

The Chester County Coroner’s Office has failed to achieve accreditation by the International Association of Coroners and Medical Examiners because of the deficiencies of its morgue and autopsy facilities. The Office’s Medicolegal Office Practices, Investigative Practices, and Laboratory Services all met or exceeded required standards. The high number of autopsies performed by the contracted forensic pathologists was the only other area of deficiency. The National…

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