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Chesco preserved space acres doubles

Portions of the former Strawbridge estate near the Maryland border were preserved as protected open space in Chester County last year. Photo Credit: Chester County Department of Open Space Preservation

The Chester County Commissioners announced that an estimated 4,240 acres of open space were protected during 2017—more than double the amount preserved the previous year. “We are pleased to announce that the county continued to preserve open space in 2017,” said Chester County Commissioners’ Chair Michelle Kichline. “This is one of the largest annual increases in ...

 
 

Light agenda for Chadds Ford BoS

Chadds Ford Township is teaming with Concord in its examination of pedestrian access and connectivity around the intersection of Routes 1 and 202. Supervisors Wednesday night voted to support Concord’s application for a grant to study gaps in sidewalks Township engineer Mike Schneider said the scope of the project is good and will look for areas that need to be ...

 

Trail grants, new hotel in Concord

Concord Township Council members Tuesday night approved a series of resolutions that OK’d a new hotel and the application for several trail-related grants. At least one of those grants has an implication for Chadds Ford Township. Engineer Nate Cline said the township wants to look at the possibility of sidewalks and other forms of pedestrian access around the ...

 

Snowfall advisory

The National Weather Service in Mount Holly, NJ has shared the following information about the potential snow event that may affect Chester County beginning Sunday night (4/2/18) into Monday morning.  Here are the details: Forecasted Conditions for Chester County: Here are the key messages for the weather through Monday. Light snow accumulations are possible late ...

 

Anti-gerrymandering petition hits Chadds Ford

Township supervisors are expected to vote April 4 whether to sign onto a petition supporting changes in how legislative districts are drawn in Pennsylvania. The board heard a presentation, and request from Chadds Ford Township resident David Epstein on the matter during the March 28 work session. As was reported several times last year, gerrymandering is the practice ...

 

Witness details compliance

The second round of testimony in the Concord Ventures hearing in Concord Township was a two-hour long session of one witness detailing compliance with ordinances. Attorney Marc Kaplin, representing the developer, questioned Ben Crowder for two hours regarding the developer’s compliance with various elements of township codes. Crowder is an engineer with Bohler ...

 

Moro withdraws from 6th CD race

Elizabeth Moro has withdrawn from the Democratic Party primary race for the 6th Congressional District. She had hoped to challenge the party’s endorsed candidate Chrissy Houlahan in the May primary but released a statement today saying she is withdrawing. Moro originally sought to run for U.S. House in the 7th CD, but when the districts were redrawn, she and the rest ...

 

PennDOT Reduces Speed Limits

Due to the severity of the winter storm, PennDOT is temporarily reducing the speed limit on several roadways in the region. PennDOT is urging motorists to avoid unnecessary travel but those who must head out will see speeds reduced to 45 mph on the following highways: • Interstates 76, 95, 476, 676; • U.S. Routes 1, 30, 202, 422; and • State Routes 63, 100 Spur and ...

 

Operation Warm seeks volunteers nationwide

Since 1998, Operation Warm, a national nonprofit dedicated to providing brand new winter coats to children in need, has gifted more than 2.5 million coats. Due to the expansion of giving efforts across the U.S., Operation Warm has launched its first ever ‘Volunteer Brigade,’ a highly trained force to give more coats to kids in need. This past year, Operation Warm was ...

 

Help with trees

From Concord Township: As a result of the last two snow storms, the county is offering volunteer tree work assistance to private property owners in Delaware County. If you are interested in the county assistance for tree work needed on your property as a result of the storms on March 2 and 7, please email the township immediately and by no later than Monday morning ...

 

Ridge Road litigation stopped

Chadds Ford Township will not appeal the court decision that dismissed the township’s complaint against Pettinaro Construction and Concord Township. Chadds Ford has been fighting the planned widening of Ridge Road for more than a year. Widening the road to six lanes for one-quarter of a mile is part of the commercial development at Ridge and Route 202 in Concord. But ...