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Signing books on Wyeth

Helen Sipala first met Andy Wyeth one morning when she and her late husband George woke up to find a stranger on their Chadds Ford property painting. That meeting led to a 20-year friendship and a book of memoirs. Sipala was on hand at Barbara Moore Fine Art Gallery in The Barn Shops signing copies of her book, "Beyond the MARRIAGE Bed: My Years as Friend, Model ...

 
 

Chadds Ford in Brief

• During the May 5 Board of Supervisors’ meeting, the board approved awarding the 2021 Road Program to Innovative Construction Services. The contract is under budget at $98,277. Township engineer Mike Schneider said there were four bidders, with Innovative coming in with the lowest bid. The work will cover Heyburn Road, from Route 1 to Keepsake, Dogwood Hill Lane ...

 

Concord buying another 7 acres

Concord Township Council is looking to preserve more land and is eying an almost 7-acre parcel on Concord Road near Cheyney Road. Specifically, council approved a resolution Tuesday night to enter into an agreement of sale for the 6.68-acre parcel at 620 Concord Road. Council C0-Vice-President John Crossan offered the motion to agree to buy the property between ...

 

Audit shows status of Kennett finanaces

The 2019 audit of Kennett Township painted a clearer picture of the financial mess that supervisors and township staff found themselves in following the early 2019 discovery of suspicious financial transactions and the dismissal and subsequent criminal investigation of the former township manager. It also showed just how far township staff have come in fixing issues ...

 

Birmingham sells sewer plant

Birmingham Township supervisors Monday night unanimously approved the sale of the township’s wastewater treatment plant and facilities to the Bucks County Water and Sewer Authority. The board also voted to pay off a sewer loan and an open space loan. Supervisors’ Chairman Scott Boorse said the township has been negotiating the sale for several months. The Bucks ...

 

Soybeans not shops, for now

There's been no official word from Pettinaro Company, but the proposed shopping center at Route 202 and Ridge Road remains on hold. Work on the 22-plus acre property was delayed when it was determined that wetlands were part of the site, but now the property will be farmed, at least temporarily. Passersby and merchants in Olde Ridge Village have seen activity in ...

 

New fire territory for Kennett

Kennett Township supervisors voted 2-1 in a special meeting Thursday to adopt an emergency services proposal between Kennett and Longwood fire companies that would allow Kennett Fire Co. to hire three paid firefighters, require Kennett Fire to officially end its ambulance service, designate Longwood Fire Co. as the primary fire, rescue, and EMS response in the ...

 

Med pot ordinance moves forward

Chadds Ford Planning Commission members Wednesday night voted to send a medical marijuana dispensary ordinance to the supervisors for a full hearing. Commission members also voted to recommend approval for a Mercedes-Benz dealership. Both votes were unanimous. According to township and Planning Commission solicitor Mike Maddren, case law and the Constitution require ...

 

Plans to improve Rts. 1 and 202

Chadds Ford Township engineer Mike Schneider was clear: "It's still in the concept design stage." That concept, which still needs full approval, engineering, and some land acquisition, is a PennDOT plan to improve the intersection of Routes 1 and 202. Schneider, of Pennoni Engineering, gave a brief presentation on the plan during the April 7 Board of Supervisors' ...

 

Chick-Fil-A expansion OK’d

Concord Township Council Tuesday night approved the Chick-Fil-A expansion plans for its restaurant at Route 1 and State Farm Drive. Council also agreed to a settlement with the trampoline park Sky Zone over back taxes. Tyler Prime, the attorney for Chick-Fil-A, said during a conditional use hearing last month that the township’s Planning Commission had already ...

 

No decision on Legacy Lane pools

Birmingham Township Supervisors Monday night decided to wait until next month to decide whether to lift restrictions on in-ground swimming pools on Legacy Lane. Supervisors began hearing the request in March, but that meeting was interrupted when the municipal building's Internet connection was lost due to high winds. At issue is a request from Legacy Lane residents ...