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Traffic counts almost done in Chadds Ford

Chadds Ford Township engineer Mike Schneider gave the public a quick update on the traffic counts along several intersections in the township. Schneider said the work is almost complete and the township should have all the data by May 5. The counts are in reaction to the approved commercial development at Route 202 and Ridge Road in Concord Township at its border ...

 
 

Meeting scheduled to fight gerrymandering

Southern Chester County residents – and especially Pocopson Township residents – can learn more about efforts to fight gerrymandering in Pennsylvania during a special meeting May 11. The meeting, which starts at 7 p.m. at Unionville High School, is one of many by Fair Districts PA, a statewide group dedicated to reforming the redistricting process. Gerrymandering is ...

 

Royal Farms hearing concludes

The waiting has begun on whether Royal Farms will receive conditional use approval for a convenience store in Concord Township. Township Council concluded last night the evidentiary portion of a conditional use hearing on the proposal and now has 45 days to decide. Royal Farms wants to put the store — with gasoline service — on a 1.4-acre lot in the split on Route ...

 

No change in CF sign law yet

Business owners in Chadds Ford Township likely shouldn't expect any change in the township sign ordinance anytime soon. The Planning Commission Wednesday night voted against recommending what commission Chairman Craig Huffman referred to as a "piecemeal change" in the temporary sign ordinance. The vote came after a meandering discussion regarding a proposed change. ...

 

Pocopson to review Barnard House proposals

At least three of the 19 companies who submitted proposals for the Barnard House feasibility study will have a chance to be interviewed by the Pocopson Township supervisors.  The proposals specify renovations needed for re-purposing the building for use by the township and Kennett Underground Railroad. Each of the supervisors will pick her top five proposals and send ...

 

Pocopson to review Barnard House study

Pocopson Township Supervisors will provide an update Monday on the Barnard House feasibility study proposal. The supervisors meet at 7:30 p.m. Proposals to look at possible uses for the Barnard House and the township’s Denton Hollow facility were received by Feb. 28, and the township had been reviewing them in March. There were 19 proposals in total, according to ...

 

Supervisors honor conservancy; call for traffic counts

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Brandywine Conservancy and River Museum of Art. The conservancy will have its 50th anniversary gala on April 29 and, last night, the Chadds Ford Board of Supervisors declared this April as “Brandywine Conservancy and River Museum of Art Appreciation Month.” All three supervisors — Frank Murphy, Samantha Reiner and Noelle ...

 

Royal Farms, Pettinaro discussed in Concord

Concord Township Council announced last night that the rescheduled conditional use hearing for Royal Farms would be held 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 18 at the township building. The hearing had originally been scheduled for March but was postponed at the applicant’s request. Royal Farms is looking to build a convenience store in the split on Route 202 at its ...

 

Earth Day 2017 – Spring Mix

The 2017 Earth Day Music event supports two local treasures, Anson B. Nixon Park and The Garage. This year the event is scheduled for Saturday, April 22 and will be held at the Garage Community and Youth Center, 115 South Union Street in Kennett Square. The event begins at 4, ends at 10 p.m. and will provide hours of local music by the following seven bands. Local ...

 

Fire hits Haskell Farm

Firefighters from seven different companies responded to a fire in an outbuilding on Hill Girt Farm off of South Creek Road in Pennsbury Township Monday afternoon. The cause of the fire was not immediately known, but owner HG Haskell said there were no injuries. Responding to the fire were units from Longwood, Concordville, Kennett, West Chester, Avondale, West Grove ...

 

Barbone announced re-election bid

Chadds Ford Township Supervisor Noelle Barbone formally announced her plan to run for re-election during a township Republican gathering Thursday night. Barbone was elected in 2015 to the fill the remaining two years of former Supervisor Keith Klaver's term. Klaver resigned from the board for health reasons in January 2015. He died a year later. In a short interview ...