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Kennett public works director retiring

Kennett Public Works Director Roger Lysle is retiring this week. Lysle, who in June marked his 40th anniversary on the job, will work his last day for Kennett on Jan. 14, according to a press release. Kennett Township, whose staff called Lysle “truly irreplaceable,” will begin searching for a new public works director. The public works staff “will be running ...

 
 

Cheyney Road closing for two days

According to an email from Concord Township, PennDOT has announced that Cheyney Road is scheduled to close between Route 1 and Samuel Hill Lane in Concord Township, on Wednesday, Jan. 5, and Thursday, Jan. 6 for pipe replacement. The closure is daytime only, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. During the closure, motorists will be directed to use southbound Route 1 and Concord ...

 

Taxes up in Chadds Ford

Chadds Ford Township supervisors passed the 2022 budget with a slight tax increase Wednesday night in a meeting held via Zoom. The meeting was changed from in-person to virtual because of a recent COVID exposure at the municipal building. As previously reported, the budget for next year anticipates revenues and expenses to be $1.27 million. Next year's total township ...

 

Chadds Ford meeting on Zoom

Tonight’s Chadds Ford Township Board of Supervisors’ meeting will now be a virtual meeting only, according to township Manager Maryann Furlong. A township employee tested positive for COVID, and supervisors felt it prudent to conduct the meeting via Zoom, at 7 p.m.  For more information, visit the township website.

 

Chadds Ford to vote on budget

Chadds Ford Township supervisors will be addressing the 2022 budget during their Dec. 29 workshop. The proposed plan anticipates revenues and expenses to be $1.27 million. The largest expenditure is $311,750 for administrative staff salaries. Public safety – which includes fire protective services – accounts for an additional $137,281. Engineering services tack on ...

 

The mushroom will drop again

The Mushroom Festival and Kennett Area Restaurant & Merchant Association are again hosting the annual Mushroom Drop being held at State & Union Streets this year. This is the ninth drop and the eighth at Broad and State. Last year, because of COVID, the event was in the Genesis parking lot. Parking will be available at Kennett High School and at 600 S. ...

 

Big rig plows through Leaders

An 18-wheeler plowed through Leaders Sunoco on Route 1 at Stationway Road in Chadds Ford Township Sunday morning. Police have not yet released any details of the accident. The cause and the driver’s status remain speculation. What is known is that the truck was northbound on Route 1 when it drifted to the right and snapped a utility right before the entrance to ...

 

Citizen of the Year honors awarded

The Chadds Ford Township Residents Association Board honored Mary Kot and Ted Varney with the organization’s Citizen of the Year Awards. The event, held on Dec. 15 at Pescatore’s Restaurant, recognizes residents who have demonstrated extraordinary community service on behalf of Chadds Ford residents and businesses. The 2020 Citizen of the Year, Ted Varney was ...

 

School well runs dry

Why did the well run dry at Greenwood Elementary School? That is a question the Kennett Township supervisors hope to find out, after hearing from the township manager Wednesday that Chester Water Authority will need to run a water line from Baltimore Pike down Greenwood Road to the school. Construction for the water line is expected to start early next year, ...

 

Kennett Twp. budget review

Kennett Township residents have about another week to review the proposed 2022 budget before supervisors vote to formalize it. The supervisors will hold a special meeting at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 28, to vote on formally adopting the 2022 budget and tax rates. The meeting will be both in-person and online through Zoom. A copy of the budget is available on the township ...

 

Hank’s staying afloat on wheels

There was a line out in front of Hank’s Place Sunday. However, it wasn’t the typically long line of people waiting to get inside for Sunday brunch. Instead, it was more like a handful of people waiting to order at the temporary food trailer parked in front of the iconic Chadds Ford eatery on Route 1 at Creek Road. The restaurant building remains unusable after ...