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Former Kennett manager arrested for embezzlement

Addendum: See below Former Kennett Township Manager Lisa Moore was arrested for embezzling more than $3 million from the township, according to a press release from the Chester County District Attorney’s office. The arrest follows months of investigation. It was reported in April that the fraud department of Capital One — the township bank — “had found a number of ...

 
 

Photo of the Week: Watery Faces

Swirling water creates faces that aren’t really there.

 

Concord OKs budget, buys land

Concord Township Council made quick work of three ordinances — including its budget — and announced an agreement of sale for another three acres of land for open space during Council’s Dec. 3 meeting. The acreage is located off of Bethel Road, across from Valleypoint Church. It adjoins the Garnet Valley Greenway — a proposed trail in the OECO right-of-way — that ...

 

Christmas in Miniature tradition continues

It might be only the third year for Christmas in Miniature at Barbara Moore Fine Art Gallery, but it was Moore who started the idea almost 40 years ago when she was the director of The Chadds Ford Gallery. Moore reflected on the beginnings of the miniature show while getting ready for a preview of this year’s event. “It was so exciting that first year. No one knew ...

 

School board welcomes new members

During its annual reorganization meeting, the Unionville-Chadds Ford School Board re-elected Director Jeff Hellrung as board president and elected Steve Simonson as vice president for 2020. The board also welcomed three of the four new members elected to the board in November. The new directors are Erin Talbert and Jen Brown from Region C — Chadds Ford and Pennsbury ...

 

Photo of the Week: Rustic Crossing

An old footbridge spans a stream running through an overgrown area near the border of New Garden and Kennett townships.

 

Bringing in the holiday season

It was a traditional Black Friday weekend in the greater Chadds Ford area, from Chadds Ford Township to Kennett Square. The Brandywine River Museum of Art opened another Brandywine Christmas featuring the always popular O-gauge trains and Kennett Square held its tree-lighting parade that brought in the New Years’ Eve mushroom to be dropped at midnight on Dec. 31 and ...

 

Concord set to vote on budget

Concord Township Council is scheduled to vote of the 2020 budget during the upcoming Tuesday, Dec. 3 meeting. The proposed budget and the budget ordinance are available online here. Property tax millage rates in the proposal total 0.981 mils. Of that amount, 0.117 mils are for the Rachel Kohl Library, 0.166 for fire hydrants, 0.265 for open space and 0.466 for ...

 

Photo of the Week: Down on the Farm

A quiet November afternoon on the Kuerner Farm, but one can still sense the presence of the generations that worked the land.

 

Planners recommend no for Toll

Westtown Planning Commission members Wednesday night unanimously voted to recommend the Board of Supervisors deny conditional use approval of Toll Bros. plan to develop Crebilly Farm. However, the commission is also developing a list of conditions supervisors should follow should they decide to approve the plan. Toll is looking to build 317 new homes on the ...

 

Taxes up in proposed school budget

Directors of the Unionville-Chadds Ford School Board Monday night voted to approve the proposed preliminary budget for the 2020-2021 academic year. The budget does include tax increases. District Business Manager Bob Cochran called the proposed preliminary budget “very preliminary” during Monday night’s meeting, saying it reflects the maximum that the board would ...