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UCF board on budget and masks

Unionville-Chadds Ford School Board directors Monday approved a final general fund budget that will be officially voted upon next week, on June 21. The budget includes total appropriations of $92.92 million, real estate taxes of 29.96 mills for Chester County property owners, and 15.46 mills for property owners in Chadds Ford Township in Delaware County. The ...

 
 

Grads told to share their ‘snapshots’

High school graduates are often told to cherish their high school memories. The graduates of Unionville High School’s Class of 2021 were told the same, even to cherish the memories of dealing with a pandemic. “Members of the Class of 2021, you are the living monuments of history to your generation, and maybe someday, you will share your stories and snapshots of ...

 

Photo of the Week: Inner Passage

A gentle tree-lined stream, a passage to peace and imagination.

 

Marijuana growing ordinance tabled

Chadds Ford Township Planning Commission members tabled their continued discussion on the proposed medical marijuana growing/processing ordinance until July. The group felt more research was needed, specifically regarding how those businesses operate and how much space they would need. Commission Chairman Craig Huffman said during the June 9 meeting that from what ...

 

In-person meetings return to Birmingham

It was a short meeting with nothing controversial, but Birmingham Township supervisors did agree that in-person meetings will resume in the township effective Tuesday, June 8. The township office will also be open for in-person business. Supervisors’ Chairman Scott Boorse said masks will still be required for those who are not vaccinated and that social distancing ...

 

Photo of the Week: Pausing by The Falls

A respite, a place to ponder and reflect in Concord Township.

 

Scout honored in Chadds Ford

Chadds Ford Township supervisors and state Rep. Craig Williams honored resident Akash Patel for Patel’s Eagle Scout project. Supervisor Noelle Barbone said Patel’s project involved building and delivering two tables and four benches for township building staff and two benches for outside the building’s front door. Williams, R-160, read the proclamation of ...

 

Concord talks traffic, in-person meetings

It was a mixed bag during Concord Township’s June 1 council meeting. Conversation ranged from traffic lights to sidewalks, return to in-person meetings, and an end to the COVID-related outdoor dining permits. Council also heard from state Rep. Craig Williams, R-160, who also talked about traffic. Williams, who won the representative seat to replace Steve Barrar, who ...

 

Photo of the Week: Resting Under Clouds

A laid-back tree and an aging fence yield to nature and gravity.

 

Crebilly hearings nearing a close

What might have been the next to last session of the conditional use hearing for the proposed development of Crebilly Farm had some technical issues in which some people were knocked offline, but at least one rebuttal witness had been able to testify. Toll Bros. wants to build a development of 317 new homes on the 320-plus acre site in Westtown T0wnship. The property ...

 

GOP gathering with ominous note

A Chadds Ford Township Republican fundraiser Monday night carried with it an ominous message. At the May 24 gathering, the guest speaker cautioned the party faithful against treating Democrats as the enemy, especially in the face of a potentially dangerous foreign adversary. Kenneth Braithwaite — a Chadds Ford resident, former ambassador to Norway in 2017, who ...