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Supervisors curious about official map

According to Chadds Ford Township Supervisors’ Chairman Frank Murphy, there are no plans to adopt an official map for the township, but the board is curious about the process. “We want input even before deciding to go forward with an official map,” Murphy said. To that end Sam Haber of the Delaware County Planning Department gave a brief presentation on the what and ...

 
 

Pennsbury Inn now Wild Wisteria

When Brad Eck and his wife Cindy bought the Pennsbury Inn last year, it was the beginning of them living a long-time dream of owning a bed and breakfast. It was also the beginning of a lot of work to fix up the property on Route 1 and to change some previous negative reviews. Brad Eck, who still works as an engineering manager for a video surveillance company, said ...

 

Photo of the Week: Barbed Talons

Tree roots seem to grip the earth like barbed talons of an unknown creature.

 

Murphy to chair CF for another year

Chadds Ford Township Supervisor Frank Murphy will chair the township Board of Supervisors again in 2020. He and fellow Supervisor Noel Barbone voted to elect Murphy as chair during the state-mandated reorganization meeting on Jan. 6. Murphy has served as supervisors’ chairman since 2015. Supervisor Samantha Reiner was appointed vice-chairman. She was not on hand for ...

 

Photo of the Week: Morning Munch

Sheep graze along Hillendale Road in Pennsbury Township on a Monday morning.

 

BRM focuses on voting and civil rights

Commemorating the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution, the Brandywine River Museum of Art will present Votes for Women: A Visual History, an exhibition that rediscovers the visual language of the women’s suffrage movement. The long road to women’s suffrage, spanning the 19th and early-20th centuries, played out very differently ...

 

Photo of the Week: The Walker

A tree appears determined to wade across the Red Clay Creek along Route 82 and Marshal Bridge Road in Kennett Township.  

 

Police Log Dec. 25: Crash on Route 1

No official report has yet been released, but one person was transported for treatment of injuries following a two-car crash in Pennsbury Township on Dec. 23, according to a state trooper who responded to the scene. The accident happened at 10:57 a.m. on Route 1 and Independence way at the entrance to the Pennsbury Township property. A westbound motorist attempted ...

 

Photo of the Week: Mills Along the Brandywine

Former textile mills along the Brandywine Creek south of Hagley helped grow the city of Wilmington.

 

Crebilly 2 hearing underway

Round two of the Toll Bros./Crebilly Farm conditional use hearing in Westtown Township is underway. There was nothing special during the first night, which began the same way as round one went in 2017 with residents and others requesting party status. Having party status allows people to cross-examine witnesses and appeal the supervisors’ decision if they feel that ...

 

Chadds Ford budget for 2020

Chadds Ford Township now has a budget for 2020 and, as previously reported, taxes will hold steady. Supervisors passed the budget during their Dec. 17 work session. The budget is balanced with revenues and expenses anticipated to be $1.145 million. Township property tax millage rates remain at 0.882 mils for properties in a hydrant zone and 0.787 if outside of such a ...