Along the Ford

Roadwork for April 4-April 10

PennDOT has announced the following road projects, which are weather-dependent and could affect residents in the greater Chadds Ford area during the week of Roadwork for April 4-April 10. Motorists are urged to allow extra time if they are traveling through one of the construction zones. Work schedules are subject to change. • Utility work will cause lane closures on ...

 
 

Council stresses social distancing

Delaware County Councilwoman Elaine Schaefer wants people to enjoy the county parks, but she also wants them to maintain the recommended six-foot social distance and to understand, "If you can touch it, it's closed." Schaefer held a press conference near a parking area along the Chester Creek Trail near Linvilla Orchards Thursday afternoon. The purpose was to remind ...

 

Around Town April 2: Restaurant takeout update

View websites, then phone. Antica Restaurant, on Route 1 in Chadds Ford Township, is scheduled to begin offering take out service this weekend, April 4; 484-770-8631 https://anticapa.com/index.html The Country Deli, 1176 N. Middletown Road, 610-558-3354, https://countrydeli.net/index.html Hoods BBQ in Unionville, https://hoodsbbq.com/; 610-347-1670 Tavern 52 in ...

 

County extends essential only policy

Chester County commissioners today announced they're extending the essential-services only policy through the end of April. The move follows Gov. Tom Wolf's extension of the Stay at Home order. County government established the essential services-only policy on Saturday, March 14. Essential services identified by the county range from the 9-1-1 Center, Chester County ...

 

Schools stay closed, Delaware now closed

The reaction to COVID-19 is getting stronger. Gov. Tom Wolf of Pennsylvania has extended his stay at home order, with schools and non-essential businesses remaining closed indefinitely. And Delaware Gov. John Carney has closed that state to out-of-towners. Delaware.gov is reporting that Carney modified his Declaration of Emergency, ordering all out-of-state travelers ...

 

Military hospital sets up in DelCo

A military-style field hospital is just days away from being operational in Delaware County. That was the word from the county’s Director of Emergency Services Tim Boyce. Saturday afternoon, personnel from the 103rd Brigade Engineer Battalion began offloading beds and other equipment to turn the gymnasium at The Glen Mills School in Thornbury Township into a hospital ...

 

Federal medical facility planned for Delaware County

In the wake of more COVID-19-related deaths, Delaware County Council Chairman Brian Zidek announced the establishment of a federal medical station at the former Glen Mills School. The facility "will help us care for low acuity cases should the need arise," Zidek said and would serve the entire region. The region includes surrounding Pennsylvania counties and parts of ...

 

Around Town March 26

While the COVID-19 pandemic has caused venues to close and events to be canceled, some organizations are staying relevant in cyberspace. • While the Rachel Kohl Library remains closed at least through the rest of March, and all library-sponsored programs are canceled through April 11, the library still wants to be a source for reading material. People who would like ...

 

Using humor to get by

It’s 8:25 a.m. on a Wednesday and the intersection of Routes 1 and 202 is quiet with sparse traffic, less traffic than is typical for even a Sunday morning. Further down Route 1, in the Village of Chadds Ford, Hank’s Place remains closed due to the governor’s order and there are no cars getting gas at Leader’s Sunoco. It’s been a week since Gov. Tom Wolf ordered ...

 

 COVID-19 guidance for pet owners

The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania recognizes that pets are a significant part of our families and communities; plans should be in place at an individual and community level, during the COVID-19 pandemic. The PA Department of Agriculture has sourced the following guidelines to help pet owners protect both themselves and their pets during the COVID-19 mitigation ...

 

ChesCo extends essential services-only operations

The Chester County Commissioners announced late Tuesday the extension of the county’s essential services-only operation to help slow the spread of the Coronavirus COVID-19. The extended period runs to Monday morning, April 13. The commissioners’ decision fully supports the “Stay at Home” order issued by Gov. Wolf this week and helps to protect the health and safety ...