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Library groundbreaking planned

The Kennett Library Board of Trustees will host a groundbreaking for the new Kennett Library and Resource Center on Thursday, Aug. 12 at 9 a.m. It will take place at the location of the new building, the corner of State and Willow Streets in the Borough of Kennett Square. All are welcome to attend. “For over 20 years community members have planned, worked, and ...

 
 

Plea deal possible for Moore

Kennett Township supervisors reported Wednesday that the criminal case involving former township Manager Lisa Moore appears to be headed toward a plea agreement. Supervisors’ Chairman Richard Leff said Moore’s case – on charges she allegedly embezzled $3.2 million from the township – was called for trial on July 19 but continued until September after Moore’s attorney ...

 

Pennsbury gains open space

Pennsbury Township supervisors Wednesday night voted to acquire an open space easement for a 39-acre parcel of land on Bluestone Drive that extends to Brinton’s Bridge Road. The property belongs to Arthur Neilson. According to Supervisors’ Chairman Aaron McIntyre, the Neilson property has been among the township’s top 10 acquisition projects. Supervisor Wendell ...

 

Voicing visions in Concord

It was just to gather information with no action planned for anytime soon, but more than two dozen people attended a Voice Your Vision meeting in Concord Township Tuesday evening. It was the second of at least three such sessions for council members to hear what residents want to see in Concord. The July 20 session was on connectivity, open space, and trails. ...

 

This old house, definitely

Francie Chalfant led a group of Chadds Ford history buffs on a stroll through her historical home on July 15. The land was a direct land grant from William Penn and historical evidence points to the structure pre-dating Chadds Ford itself. “My brother Jeff found this house, which had been empty for eight years,” said Chalfant, who, with her brother, grew up just down ...

 

In-person meetings back in Kennett Twp.

The Kennett Township supervisors will hold their first hybrid meeting since the COVID-19 pandemic prompted a shutdown of in-person meetings last year. The July 21 meeting will be held in-person but also feature an option for people to join remotely via the Zoom app, Kennett Manager Eden Ratliff said in a press release Wednesday. “We are working hard to ensure next ...

 

Pot, cars, and houses

Members of the Chadds Ford Planning Commission Wednesday night voted in favor of two recommendations — one for homes and another for marijuana dispensaries — and heard a preliminary sketch plan. The sketch plan was for a proposed expansion of the David Dodge auto dealership on Route 202. As a sketch plan, it was just a preliminary concept review for a two-story, ...

 

Chadds Ford in Brief

It was a quick 25-minute meeting for the Chadds Ford Board of Supervisors Wednesday night. The board awarded proclamations to two township Girl Scouts, Margaret Dempsey and Kaylei Schneider, who earned the Gold Award, the highest award in the Girl Scout ranks. Supervisors also approved a Certificate of Appropriateness for a new roof at Hank’s Place, and they ...

 

Open space, sidewalks in Concord

Concord Township is in the process of acquiring more open space. Township Council announced that the township has agreed to buy an 8.6-acre parcel of Featherbed Farm on Featherbed Lane to add to the township park at Bush Hill Farm. There will also be an easement placed on the other 33 acres to prevent development. The cost of the sale and easement comes to $1.5 ...

 

Riding Kennett’s roads for 40 years

In his 40 years on the job, Roger Lysle has traveled every road in Kennett Township in his unofficial capacity as part of the eyes and ears of the township. Those 73 miles of roads lead Kennett’s public works director and his crew to identify and solve problems with areas like roadways and bridges and maintain open spaces, that impact those who live and work in the ...

 

Board considers extending outdoor dining

The first in-person Chadds Ford supervisors’ meeting in almost a year and a half had more technical problems than substance. Only Supervisor Noelle Barbone was in physical attendance. Chairman Frank Murphy and Vice-Chair Samantha Reiner took part via Zoom. For the most part, Murphy and Reiner were barely audible because of low volume, and frequent reverberation made ...