Parents concerned about sex survey

While school board directors are preparing to vote on next year’s budget, parents are still concerned that their rights are being ignored. The budget vote is scheduled for June 17, the June 10 work session began with several parents expressing their concern about a survey regarding sexuality given to ninth graders. As previously reported, the survey in question was given to the students during a…

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Racing for water quality

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Runners race to raise money so the Newlin Grist Mill Park can purchase water monitoring equipment. (Courtesy image.)

Newlin Grist Mill Park and Concord Township are again teaming up to promote water quality. The second annual Race for the Watershed and Rubber Duck Regatta is scheduled for next Saturday, June 15. Last year’s event raised $10,000 for water monitoring equipment for the park. And they’re hoping for the same this year. Brenda Orso, the development manager at the park, said the monitoring equipment…

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Concord gives preliminary OK for 22 lots

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Concord Township Council gives preliminary approval for a 22-lot subdivision near Costco.

Concord Township Council this week granted preliminary approval for Orchard Knoll, a proposed 22-lot subdivision on a 44-acre site on the east side of Brinton Lake Road near Costco. Final approval is still pending. Township engineer Nate Cline said access would be from Brinton Lake Road, a state roadway. There would also be one lot off of Cedar Grove Drive. He explained there would be…

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UHS graduates 300

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Caps in the air as more than 300 graduate from Unionville High School during a ceremony at the Carpenter Center.

More than 300 students graduated from Unionville High School on June 5 and their years at UHS were different than most. As high school Principal Amy Jenkins noted, students in the class of 2024 had to deal with the unusual and the sad. Students began their freshman year learning remotely because of COVID and began their senior year dealing with the fear of an escaped…

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New zoning code in Chadds Ford

It was out with the old and in with the new for a Chadds Ford Township zoning ordinance. The Board of Supervisors on Tuesday held two hearings on the matter, one for the text change and the second, for the adoption of an official map reflecting the new ordinance. After about 40 minutes, supervisors approved the changes for both. Approval was unanimous. Supervisors’ Chairman Samantha…

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Chadds Ford in brief May 29

• Chadds Ford Township supervisors Wednesday night approved a massage therapy application for the Willowdale Holistic Center in Olde Ridge Village. PJ Hendrix, the center’s owner, had applied previously to get permission to have a massage therapist, but the therapist’s paperwork hadn’t yet been completed. • Supervisors made two appointments during the work session. They appointed Larry Smith to be the alternate on the Zoning…

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Zoning hearing for historic property

Will Francena Chalfant be allowed to use her home on Ridge Road as an Airbnb short-term rental? She’ll have to wait until the Chadds Ford Township Zoning Hearing Board meets next to find out. Chalfant has been using her family home at 126 Ridge Road as an Airbnb rental since 2016 but the township zoning code does not specifically allow for such short-term rentals beyond…

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Allegation of lies and misconduct at UCF

Story is updated below. Birmingham Township’s Chad Williams has filed a complaint with the Pennsylvania Department of Education against Unionville-Chadds Ford District Superintendent John Sanville. He said Sanville has refused to address his concerns about what Williams calls an illegal survey conducted at the high school, and he went so far as to call Sanville a liar on a radio talk show. Williams was reacting…

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