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Plans to improve Rts. 1 and 202

Chadds Ford Township engineer Mike Schneider was clear: "It's still in the concept design stage." That concept, which still needs full approval, engineering, and some land acquisition, is a PennDOT plan to improve the intersection of Routes 1 and 202. Schneider, of Pennoni Engineering, gave a brief presentation on the plan during the April 7 Board of Supervisors' ...

 
 

Chick-Fil-A expansion OK’d

Concord Township Council Tuesday night approved the Chick-Fil-A expansion plans for its restaurant at Route 1 and State Farm Drive. Council also agreed to a settlement with the trampoline park Sky Zone over back taxes. Tyler Prime, the attorney for Chick-Fil-A, said during a conditional use hearing last month that the township’s Planning Commission had already ...

 

Photo of the Week: Standing Proud

One of the surviving stallions from the barn fire in Pocopson Township last month stands alone in his paddock.

 

Photo of the Week: Lodgings

Beavers and deadfall make for an interesting structure along Creek Road in Chadds Ford Township.

 

Big bucks for open space

Chadds Ford Township supervisors last week authorized the distribution of more than $2 million to preserve 71 acres along Oakland Road. The bulk of the money has come from grants and a small portion from the township's open space fund. The area is at 6 Oakland Road, previously approved for a planned residential development, but that fell through. The site will now be ...

 

Chadds Ford marijuana ordinance ‘close’

In the words of Chadds Ford Township Planning Commission Chairman Craig Huffman, a medical marijuana ordinance is “close” to becoming a reality in Chadds Ford. “Basically, it sounds like we’re very close. We just need to figure out the distance from residential property,” Huffman said after an hour-long conversation on the ordinance during the March 24 commission ...

 

Traffic engineer questioned in hearing

The latest session in the conditional use hearing for Toll Bros. planned development of Crebilly Farm was a wrap-up of questioning for the Westtown Township traffic engineer. Organizations and individuals with party status and township supervisors asked Al Federico a variety of questions to clarify his and other previous testimony. During the questioning, Federico ...

 

Photo of the Week: Snack Time

A visitor to Thornbury Farm gives an unexpected snack to one of the farm's residents.

 

Neighbors pitch in after major fire

Investigators are still looking into the cause of a late Sunday morning fire that killed two horses and destroyed a 150-year-old barn in Pocopson Township. Seven other horses were saved from the fire at Deneno Farm on Wawaset Farm Road. The horses were retired racehorses owned by Don Deneno, a retired horse trainer. More than two dozen fire companies responded to the ...

 

School board recognizes achievement

Unionville-Chadds Ford School Superintendent John Sanville recognized more than a dozen Unionville High School students for nationally-ranked accomplishments during the March 15 school board meeting. Sanville preceded the recommendation by saying Monday was like the first day of school since it was the first day for all students in the district to be back in their ...

 

Photo of the Week: Who’s there?

A horse watches movement along the road in Kennett Township.