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Good Neighbor ordinance considered in CF

Chadds Ford Township supervisors have been talking about a property maintenance ordinance for a while and it appears that the possibility is moving forward. The proposed Good Neighbor/Property Maintenance Code is now posted on the township website for public review. According to the text of the proposed ordinance, the intention is to establish a property maintenance ...

 
 

Photo of the Week: Head and Demon Roots

The stone head is still while the demon roots snarl.

 

BLM rally in Chadds Ford

It was an emotional day for Chadds Ford's Rodney Gillespie. After almost a year since being pulled over by a state trooper for what Gillespie called "driving while black" heading back to his Atwater Road home, he coordinated a rally in Chadds Ford against racism and in support of Black Lives Matter. He was motivated to have the rally after the killing of George Floyd ...

 

Dueling petitions over UHS logo

It’s been brewing for several years now and is under consideration again. It’s the status of the logo for Unionville High School, and now there are two online petitions over the matter. One says to keep it, and the other says it must change. Two years ago, former Unionville-Chadds Ford School District Director and President Vic Dupuis said there was not any ...

 

Photo of the Week: Summer Afternoon

An inviting scene. Sunlight filters through a canopy of green onto Chester Creek near the Newlin Grist Mill Park. It’s Act 1 for the summer of 2020.

 

Outdoor dining draws praise

It might not be the same as dancing in the street, but diners and restaurateurs are happy about dining al fresco. Restaurants in the region opened up for outdoor dining two weeks ago after counties moved from the red to yellow phase in Gov. Wolf's color scheme for getting the state back to normal in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Yvonne and Michael Kelley, of ...

 

U-CF board passes budget, sports plan

Unionville-Chadds Ford School Board directors Monday night passed the district’s budget for next year, and a plan for athletes to get back into their sports. The budget passed unanimously, while votes for the sports plan were 6-3 in favor. The 2020-2021 budget calls for appropriations of $90,625,615, with real estate taxes of 29.07 mills in Chester County — a ...

 

Photo of the Week: Gentle Drift

After a rousing chorus of Happy Birthday, a group of tubers takes to the water for a gentle drift down the Brandywine on a Saturday morning.

 

Emergency declaration over, but could return

While both chambers of the state legislature voted to end Gov. Tom Wolf's emergency declaration regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, it could come back. So, it remains unclear whether the state can yet return to normal. In a press release issued late Tuesday, House Majority Leader Bryan Cutler, R-Peach Bottom, said under the Pennsylvania Constitution, the General ...

 

A step toward normalcy

Members of the Cloudy and Porritt families on Monday enjoyed their first chance to eat at Hank's Place in three months. Kathleen Cloudy, of Kennett Square, said eating at a restaurant after three months of lockdown made her feel free. Brandon Porritt said he's delighted that small businesses can start reopening now that the Southeastern region of the state is out of ...

 

Photo of the Week: Rough Edges

A dead and broken tree shows its rough texture against the backdrop of some lush greenery.