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Lights, camera, action … again

For the second time in a matter of weeks, the Chadds Ford area will be used by a major film studio for an upcoming TV series. Last week it was AMC Studios shooting at Big Bend and next week HBO will be filming a scene for a limited series on Twin Bridges between Chadds Ford and Pennsbury townships. Because of the shoot, Creek Road will be closed for a 24-hour period ...

 
 

Concord says no to Pulte again

For the second time in less than two years, Concord Township Council rejected a conditional use application for Pulte Homes. In the process, part of the hearing for the 254-unit housing development turned into a shouting match between two attorneys. Township Council in August of 2018 denied conditional use approval for the proposal. That decision was appealed to ...

 

Budget talk time in Chadds Ford

Chadds Ford Township Manager Maryann Furlong gave a brief overview of the proposed 2020 budget, and taxes are holding steady. Furlong said during the Nov. 6 Board of Supervisors meeting that the township property tax rate represents 3 percent of a Chadds Ford resident’s property tax dollar. Another 19 percent goes to Delaware County while the remaining 78 percent ...

 

Birmingham into the Crebilly fray

Birmingham Township Supervisors are keeping an open eye — and an ear —  on the Crebilly Farm situation in Westtown Township. And they’re making plans to become a party to the next round of hearings on the Toll Bros. application to develop the farm. The topic came up not as an agenda item during the Nov. 4 Board of Supervisors meeting, but rather during the public ...

 

Chadds Ford in brief

Chadds Ford Township supervisors will hold a conditional use hearing at 7 p.m. on Nov. 6 for a proposed hotel along Route 202. The proposed site is on the Brandywine Summit property north of Keystone Plaza and south of the Residences at Chadds Ford. Also during the Nov. 6 meeting, supervisors anticipate reviewing the township’s draft budget for 2020. Township Manager ...

 

Kennett financial investigations continue

As dual investigations continue into suspicious transactions in financial accounts earlier this year, Kennett Township supervisors continue to take steps to improve the financial and administrative health of the township. Those steps include: Hiring a full-time financial/human resources director; Hiring a human resources consultant to help the township craft ...

 

Kennett mulling $1.5 million for sewers

Kennett Township’s supervisors are looking to spend some money on two sewer projects in the coming months. The first project, at a cost of about $530,000, has two different parts and will focus on repairing and replacing parts of the Rosedale Road sewer line. The second project, at a cost of about $1 million, will focus on extending the sewer main on Creek Road. ...

 

Bethel Road closed

Concord Township reported that Bethel Road is closed today, Thursday, Oct. 17. In an email, the township said “High winds have brought down trees and power lines on Bethel Road. As a result, Bethel Road — between Running Spring and Featherbed roads — will be closed for most of the day.

 

Fire puts community’s neediest at risk

A malfunction in a freezer at 4 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 13 sparked a fire at the Kennett Food Cupboard. The damage from fire, soot and smoke forced Kennett Area Community Service, who runs the cupboard, to throw out half of their current inventory and close their doors. "We hope to open in 7-10 days,” said Leah Reynolds, executive director of KACS. The cupboard ...

 

Concord nixes Concord Ventures

The vote was unanimous and the applause strong Tuesday evening when Concord Township Council denied the PRD application of Concord Ventures. Had the application been approved — along with required future land development plans — 29 townhouses in six buildings and 166 apartments in three five-story buildings could have built off of Watkin Avenue near southbound Route ...

 

Former supervisor stole campaign signs

A former Kennett Township supervisor faces misdemeanor charges for stealing election campaign signs. A criminal complaint against Michael E. Elling, 87, was filed Oct. 10. According to an affidavit for probable cause, Elling was photographed taking signs belonging to the Richard Leff election campaign. Leff replaced Elling on the Board of Supervisors in 2013, ...