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Concord Harvest Festival in photos

No one is certain how long Concord Township has been holding its annual Fall Festival. Dan Frattarelli, of the Park & Recreation Board who emceed the festival Saturday, said this year’s event was the 53rd festival. He also said that two years ago. But it doesn’t matter. The event is just for fun. The festival includes two costume contests — one for pets and the ...

 
 

The Carve returns

After a year off because of the COVID pandemic, The Great Pumpkin Carve returned to the Chadds Ford Historical Society’s pumpkin patch. More than 50 carvers armed with saws, drills, knives, and chisels did creative battle with the huge gourds. Some creations were simple while others were more complex and elaborate, but the idea was to have fun. “It feels amazing to ...

 

Chadds Ford gets Green Ways grant

Chadds Ford Township announced that the township has been awarded $500,000 from the Delco Green Ways Grant Program, which will be used for the Walkable Chadds Ford Trail Project. Walkable Chadds Ford is a multi-modal trail plan to create safe connectivity and mobility in the Village Historic District. According to the announcement, this will improve accessibility ...

 

‘Betrayal’ in Kennett Township

Betrayal and distrust were common themes in victim impact statements from current and former Kennett Township supervisors, a former township employee, and township residents. Victim impact letters, 13 in all, sent to Chester County Judge David F. Bortner all spoke of how former township Manager Lisa Moore, who embezzled $3.2 million in township funds, hurt and ...

 

Concord preserves 50 more acres

Concord Township has secured another 50 acres of land for preservation. The township entered into an agreement with the Wilcox family to buy a conservation easement on the family’s property in the Ivy Mills Historic District. Council Co-Vice President John Crossan — who leads the township and sits on the Delaware County Green Space Task Force — said the property ...

 

Restitution begins in Moore case

The $1.27 million check from former Kennett Township Manager Lisa Moore — representing partial repayment of the $3.2 million she pleaded guilty to embezzling — has cleared the bank, supervisors reported last week. The supervisors are also planning a public meeting sometime after Moore’s 30-day appeal period ends to discuss the case further with their residents. ...

 

Concord dedicates Chair of Honor

Concord Township Council held a ceremony dedicating a Chair of Honor for United States military personnel who went missing in action but who were never found. The ceremony, part of the Oct. 5 Council meeting, featured Wallingford resident Ralph W. Galati, Capt. USAF, a former fighter pilot. Galati was stationed in Thailand during the Vietnam War when his F 4 Phantom ...

 

Jail time for Moore

Chester County Common Pleas Court Judge David Bortner Monday sentenced former Kennett Township Manager Lisa Moore to three to 10 years in prison for embezzling more than $3.2 million. Moore must also make restitution. The sentence — negotiated by Deputy District Attorney William Judge Jr. and Moore's attorney, Julia Rogers — was based on an agreement that Moore would ...

 

Barrar contracts COVID

Just days after the Chadds Ford Republican Party held a luncheon in his honor, former state Rep. Steven Barrar tested positive for COVID-19. That word came from Chadds Ford GOP leader Mary Kot. In an email Kot wrote: “I received a call from our guest of honor, Steve Barrar, unfortunately, he tested positive for COVID this morning [Monday, Oct. 4]. He said he had a ...

 

Barrar feted in Chadds Ford

Steve Barrar spent 30 years in public office, six as commissioner in Upper Chichester and 24 as the Republican state representative for Pennsylvania’s 160th Legislative District. Barrar retired after the last legislative session, and he told members of the Chadds Ford Republican Party Saturday afternoon that his time in office was the best job he ever had. “I want to ...

 

Leader Sunoco inching back

It’s a matter of perspective. Is the glass half-full or half-empty? For Dan Leader, of Leader Sunoco, his attitude is better. “I’m feeling much more positive now,” he said. The previous negative attitude came after the flooding from Hurricane Ida four weeks ago. While the station still can’t pump any gas, at least all three service bays are back up, and the wheel and ...