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Crebilly bus to Pittsburgh

Area residents interested in the fate of Crebilly Farm and who want to see Commonwealth Court in action now have a chance to witness an appeal first hand. Randell Spackman, of Thornbury Farm, has hired a bus for people to take to Pittsburgh on May 6 to watch the proceedings. Westtown Township supervisors in December 2017, verbally denied Toll Bros’ request for a plan ...

 
 

Photo of the Week: Lost in Time

An empty old house with a smiling face.

 

Updated sketch plan for hotel in Chadds Ford

Chadds Ford Planning Commission members Wednesday night heard a presentation for a revised sketch plan for a possible hotel on Route 202. The proposal is for a Fairfield Inn by Marriott on the Brandywine Summit property north of Keystone Plaza and just south of The Residence at Chadds Ford, the personal and memory care facility currently under construction. As a ...

 

Conservancy looks to the future

The Brandywine Conservancy brought the public into a discussion of a long-range master plan Monday with a town hall type meeting at Chadds Ford Elementary School. On hand were Virginia Logan, the conservancy’s executive director, as well as representatives from two architecture firms who shared a general concept for the plan that, Logan said, would be for the next 30 ...

 

Photo of the Week: View from Above

Vultures keep an eye out for roadkill — or any other possible source of food — along Route 926 in Westown Township.  

 

Musing: What gives at UHS?

Reporters can be a suspicious lot. And we should be, especially when it comes to politicians and government entities. And make no mistake, public schools are government entities. School board members are politicians, they hold elected office and levy taxes. A school district superintendent is appointed by those politicians and is, therefore, a political appointee. ...

 

Board rejects village map

Chadds Ford Township Supervisors Wednesday night rejected the adoption of an official village map and will now start over. Supervisors’ Vice Chairman Samantha Reiner said there was simply “too much confusion” within the public to go ahead with the current proposal. That confusion included not only knowing what is and is not allowed in the V-Village District, but ...

 

Council gets loud over recordings

On a night when Concord Township Council began live-streaming its meetings, the longest and loudest part of the meeting dealt with whether attendees should divulge whether they are recording the meetings. One councilman went so far as to question the value of the township solicitor’s legal opinion. Council for years has been asking people to let them know if they ...

 

Photo of the Week: East Side

A small run cuts through a property on the east side of Creek Road.

 

Parking, property damage problems addressed

Issues over parking and property damage for some Chadds Ford residents has abated. Residents on Longview and Summit Road have been inconvenienced for months by construction vehicles involved in building the Residences at Chadds Ford. In addition to vehicles parked improperly, roadways being blocked and dirt spread along the streets, there was also a hydraulic fluid ...

 

DUI fatalities down in region

While some Pennsylvania counties have seen a rise in DUI fatalities, that’s not the case in Chester and Delaware counties. In this area, DUI fatalities have decreased. That’s the word from ValuePenguin.com, a Lending Tree company. According to the company’s report, the five worst large counties for DUI fatalities are Monroe, Butler, Dauphin, Centre and Luzerne ...