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Concord Ventures returns to ZHB

It wasn’t quite the same as going back to square one, but close. Concord Ventures — the business entity that wants to build 29 townhouses and 166 apartment units on a property adjacent to Route 202 at Watkin Avenue in Concord Township — was back before Concord Township's Zoning Hearing Board last night for a variance it originally received three years ago. Concord ...

 
 

Quick night for U-CF board

It was a calm night for the Unionville-Chadds Ford School Board Monday. Directors appointed a supervisor of transportation, heard a brief update on how the later school start time affected students and heard a preliminary report on the new statewide School Safety and Security Committee. The board appointed Marco Sordi to be the new head of the Transportation ...

 

Anniversary ‘in deed’

When the Chadds Ford Historical Society holds its 50th anniversary party next week, attendees will get a chance to see a few things few people have seen before. Specifically, they’ll get a glimpse at the actual deed of the John Chads House. They’ll also get a glimpse of an original Andy Wyeth painting that was used as the cover of the program for the 1968 fundraiser ...

 

Wawa, propane and ‘spitting on the Constitution’

Concord Township Council members “spit on the Constitution and are intimidated by the 21st century,” according to Council member Joshua Twersky. The first-term councilmember said five of his colleagues were acting disgracefully when they voted to deny tables for politicians and political parties at township sponsored events. The matter arose innocently enough during ...

 

A bang and boom in Birmingham

Birmingham Township residents, especially those along Meetinghouse Road, will be getting notice this week about an event scheduled for their area next month. The Brandywine Conservancy will celebrate the acquisition of 13 more acres of the Odell property. The event scheduled for 10 a.m. to noon on Sept. 11 — is invitation only, but Andrew Stewart, the director of ...

 

Photo of the Week: Beating the Heat

A shady stream is the place to be on a hot and humid afternoon.

 

Board Oks sewer plant upgrade; hears request for traffic light

Chadds Ford Township supervisors ran through a series of topics during their Aug. 1 meeting and approved a request for upgrading a sewer plant and a massage parlor renewal. They also  heard a request for a new traffic light on Route 202 and re-authorized an approval of a planned residential development on Oakland Road. Supervisors Frank Murphy and Samantha gave the ...

 

Photo of the Week: Paddle & Float

Kayakers and tubers share a lazy summer afternoon on the Brandywine Creek.

 

Road work, new ordinances in Chadds Ford

PennDOT is going to be repairing some Chadds Ford roads this summer, but the work will be done at night to speed the process, Chadds Ford Township Manager Matt DiFilippo said. He said PennDOT would be repaving Ridge, Ring and Harvey roads in September. Crews will begin work at 6:30 p.m. and go to 3:30 a.m. Any loud equipment, such as jackhammers, would be used at the ...

 

Maris Grove eyes more property

The Maris Grove retirement community in Concord Township is looking to add 3.8 acres to its campus, but the township would have to rezone the parcel for it to be included. Township Council opened a hearing on the matter July 24 and continued the hearing to 6 p.m. on Aug. 21. The acreage is currently part of the Lee property, a larger 12-acre parcel where Buffalo Wild ...

 

Photo of the Week: Zoom

A heron darts along the Brandywine Creek.