Archive for October, 2020

Halloween 2020 adapts to COVID-19

Change is downright scary this Halloween, but area residents are adapting the holiday to the times. People are adapting door to door trick-or-treating or changing to outdoor celebrations and virtual events. "I'm planning to let the candy sit a few days before eating it," said Pocopson resident Nicole Henwood about her trick or treat plans with her children, "or I'm ...

 
 

Ballot dropbox now in Chadds Ford

Delaware County has put in a new ballot dropbox, this one in Chadds Ford Township. The box is located in the main entrance of the municipal building — Turner’s Mill, 10 Ring Road, at Ring Road and Route 1. The box is available for people to drop off their mail-in ballots between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. today through this Friday, Oct. 30, and again on Monday, Nov. 2. On ...

 

Photo of the Week: Autumn Red

Bright red and a hint of yellow fire up the autumn landscape at the Brandywine River Museum of Art.

 

Pastor charged with sexual abuse

A Delaware County pastor has been charged with sexually abusing a child, contact with a minor for the purpose of engaging in the sexual abuse of a child, and the criminal use of a communication facility, all felonies, as well as one count of corruption of a minor. In a press release, District Attorney Jack Stollsteimer identified the suspect as Edward Lilly, 70, of ...

 

Natural Lands preserves 10-acre battle site

Natural Lands announced the permanent protection of nearly 10 acres of land in Westtown Township that was involved in the 1777 Battle of Brandywine. The Church of the Loving Shepherd owns the property, but the site is now preserved by a conservation easement held by Natural Lands. The land will never be developed. The easement area includes an open meadow and lawn, ...

 

Adopt-a-Pet Oct. 26

The following animals are ready to be adopted from the Brandywine Valley SPCA in West Chester. Leroy One of the cats involved in the recent 184 cat case, Leroy (#48) is ready to try to put it all behind him and get his life back.  This handsome boy enjoys exploring his surroundings and getting affection. Having lived with other cats before, Leroy is open to sharing ...

 

Op/Ed: Nonprofits are imperative

I’ve worked for more than five years in the nonprofit sector after 30 years on the for-profit side. I’ve been honored to lead Chester County Art Association for the past four-plus years, leveraging my fine arts background and corporate experience to help grow and expand our mission. A crisis can be described as a balance of fear and opportunity. The pandemic presents ...

 

COVID hits Garnet Valley High School

The Garnet Valley School District is reporting a case of COVID-19 at the high school. District Superintendent Marc Bertrando sent a letter this morning that the Chester County Health Department was notified. Chester County is taking the lead in COVID matters because Delaware County does not have its own health department. Middle and high school students in the ...

 

Sewer talk over Crebilly

It was obligatory sewer talk during the Oct. 22 session of the conditional use hearing for Toll Bros. planned development of Crebilly Farm in Westtown Township. Obligatory because code calls for an onsite sewer treatment facility for a large development in that part of the township, even though Toll and supervisors would prefer using public sewers. "The best option ...

 

Road report for Oct. 24 to Oct. 30

PennDOT has announced the following road projects, which are weather-dependent and could affect drivers in the greater Chadds Ford area during the week of Oct. 24 to Oct. 30. Motorists are urged to allow extra time if they are traveling through one of the construction zones. Work schedules are subject to change. Roadway rehabilitation continues to cause lane closures ...

 

Roundabouts considered for Route 41

The S.A.V.E. organization held a webinar Tuesday night about roundabouts planned along Route 41. “Re-Imagining Route 41” featured Londonderry Township’s engineering consultant, Mark T. Johnson of MTJ Roundabout Engineering, and PennDOT District 6 consultant Bob Leonard, and included “a high-level concept design” of the highway from Route 926 to Route 7, according to ...