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UES makes blankets for MLK Day

More than 200 people showed up at Unionville Elementary School his morning to make blankets for children at AI DuPont Children’s Hospital in Delaware. It was part of the school district’s Day of Service in honor of Martin Luther King. According to school Principal Michelle Lafferty, the number of volunteers doubled over the weekend. Initially, there were fewer than ...

 
 

School board gets an earful

Unionville-Chadds Ford School Board directors got an earful from residents during the board’s first meeting of the year, a meeting that lasted nearly four hours. The residents told the board they don’t like how the district has been handling the long-range facilities plan. Superintendent of Schools John Sanville said, “The process has been open and transparent,” ...

 

Photo of the Week: Baldwin’s Book Barn

While not a motel, Baldwin's Book Barn still leaves the light on for you.

 

Business tax amnesty in Chadds Ford

Chadds Ford Township supervisors Wednesday night announced an amnesty for township businesses that are behind in their Business Privilege Tax payments. Supervisors’ Chairman Frank Murphy said the amnesty only applies to penalties accrued and only if those businesses pay their back taxes by April 15. Murphy explained that a previous tax collector didn’t apply ...

 

Concord Ventures hearings resume

Hearings for the proposed Concord Ventures planned residential development along Watkin Avenue resumed Tuesday with the same tedious testimony by the numbers they had before they were suspended. Attorney Marc Kaplin, representing Concord Ventures, had engineer Ben Crowder read sections of the Concord Township Zoning Code and then ask him how the proposal meets ...

 

Concord to advertise for marijuana amendments

Concord Township Council has authorized advertising a proposed zoning ordinance amendment to accommodate a state-approved marijuana dispensary in the township. A separate ordinance would accommodate a possible grow site. Council also authorized the engineer to proceed with engineering plans to improve two intersections in the township. And to council now has two vice ...

 

Photo of the Week: Water Colors

Visitors to Longwood Garden watch the Christmas fountain display during the final week of Longwood's annual Longwood Christmas.

 

Andy on Andy,  Bell on Wyeth

Andy Bell tells a story about the time he posed for Andy Wyeth for the painting “Stop.” The painting shows Bell on his motorcycle at an intersection — near the A. I. duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington — waiting for a traffic light to change from red to green: “A woman walked by talking on her cell phone and I heard her say ‘You won’t believe this. There’s ...

 

Marijuana dispensary coming to CF area

The state of Pennsylvania approved a medical marijuana dispensary for the Chadds Ford area two weeks ago. The license went to GTI Pennsylvania, a licensed medical marijuana grower and operator of four other dispensaries in the state. According to the state’s approval process, the dispensary is supposed to open within six months. The address the state used is 68 ...

 

Photo of the Week: The Confluence

The Brandywine Creek, from the left, and the Christina River, from the right, meet before flowing into the Delaware River.

 

Chadds Ford passes budget

Chadds Ford Township has its budget for 2019. Supervisors passed the plan during its workshop session Friday, Dec. 28. The budget calls for spending and revenue to be slightly more than $1.1 million. That represents an 8.87 percent increase in both over 2018 but taxes remain steady at 0.882 mills for properties in a hydrant zone and 0.787 if outside of such a zone. ...