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Massage license pulled

Concord Township Council Tuesday gave preliminary/final approval for a proposed car dealership on Routes 202 and 1 but pulled the massage license for a spa farther south on 202. Council withdrew the permit for Massage Zen at 220 Wilmington West Chester Pike because of charges of prostitution and narcotics. According to solicitor Hugh Donaghue, two of the employees ...

 
 

Mold remediation continues in Kennett

The Kennett Township supervisors will continue meeting this month in an alternate location as mold remediation is done in the township’s meeting room. The Oct. 5 and 19 meetings will be held at the New Garden Township building, 299 Starr Road, Landenberg. According to the township, they are in-person meetings only, meaning that there is not an option for people to ...

 

CF meeting postponed

Chadds Ford Township Board of Supervisors are moving their Oct. 5 meeting back one week. Board Chairman Samantha Reiner said in a text that the move is due to the observance of Yom Kippur. The meeting is now scheduled for the following Wednesday, Oct. 12, at 5 p.m.

 

Hank’s Place opening in Kennett

It’s been a year and a month since the flooding from Hurricane Ida destroyed Hank’s Place, and it could be another year or maybe two before the iconic Chadds Ford eatery reopens on Creek Road. Owners Anthony and Katie Young said they’re committed to rebuilding, but in the meantime, they’re opening another Hank’s, this time in Kennett Square. An official ...

 

Money transfer questioned

There was little action during the Sept. 28 Chadds Ford Township Board of Supervisors’ workshop. The board tabled three items, and the only definitive actions pertained to transferring funds from one account to another and giving a thumbs up to the Chadds Ford Historical Society. The board granted a special events permit to the CFHS for its annual Great Pumpkin ...

 

Land trust remembers founder

Pennsbury Land Trust President Holly Manzone gave a brief presentation to township supervisors Wednesday in honor of the late Alma Forsyth, who founded the PLT in 1995. She announced that members of the land trust planted a tree this summer on township property in Forsyth’s name. Manzone referred to Forsyth as a “tireless crusader” and a “driving force in founding ...

 

Falcone hearing continued

A hearing for the man accused of firing a weapon in the early morning hours of Sept. 10 has been continued until Oct. 25. Richard Salvador Falcone, of Chadds Ford on Webb Road, was charged with discharging a firearm into an occupied structure, making terroristic threats, and recklessly endangering another person. The hearing had been scheduled for Sept. 20. State ...

 

Shots fired on Webb Road

Residents on the northern end of Webb Road in Chadds Ford Township had their sleep disrupted around 2 a.m. Saturday when shots were fired in a home. No injuries have been reported. Details are sketchy because no one from the state police was available to answer questions, so Chadds Ford Live is not going to reveal the suspect’s name, but the man was seen being taken ...

 

Church event canceled

It was a moot point, but it took more than 20 minutes to discuss. At issue before the Chadds Ford Board of Supervisors Wednesday night was an application from Calvary Chapel for an outdoor event permit. The permit was for an event planned for next Wednesday, Sept. 14, but Calvary had already decided not to have the event. Calvary originally applied for the permit ...

 

Supervisors parry a zoning request

Birmingham Township Supervisors Tuesday night suggested an applicant find another location in the township for what he wants to do. Panos Kollas, representing what he called a public benefit corporation, was asking supervisors to rezone a residential property at 1245 Creek Road for commercial use by a PBC. (According to ...

 

Bonnie Taylor dies

Long-time Chadds Ford Township employee and volunteer Bonnie Taylor died Sunday, Aug. 21. She was 83. Bonnie Taylor was diagnosed with esophageal cancer in April, and the cancer spread after radiation treatment failed, according to her daughter Lisë Taylor. Bonnie was home under hospice care when she died at approximately 5:30 a.m. on Sunday. Bill Taylor said he and ...