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S. Creek Road damaged

South Creek Road, south of Station Way Road in Chadds Ford Township, was chewed up following Friday’s storm. Chunks of the road surface have become dislodged. Motorists should exercise caution. Others have reported severe storm damage in Delaware, north of Wilmington. The intersection of Routes 52 and 82 is closed with poles and wires down on 52. Some businesses ...

 
 

Concord in brief

Concord Township Council established formal rules for the new dog park Tuesday night, and they also canceled and modified some events for the rest of the summer. • Council canceled the annual Senior Expo that had been scheduled for October and changed Community Day from an all-day affair to only an evening concert followed by fireworks. The concert begins at 6 p.m. ...

 

Property maintenance on hold

Chadds Ford Township supervisors Wednesday night said the proposed Property Maintenance Ordinance wouldn’t happen anytime soon, if at all. “The intent was never to pass that draft ordinance that was circulated,” said Supervisors’ Chairman Frank Murphy. He added that the draft ordinance was a synthesis of 100 pages of a uniform property code that was boiled down to ...

 

Dog park opens amid controversy

Not everyone is happy about Concord Township’s new dog park. “This is a nice enough dog park for small dogs,” said Maureen Hewitt, one of a group of township residents who want to keep open the old park on Bethel Road, “but it’s right on Smithbridge Road, a busy part of Smithbridge. The dog park we’ve had for 20 years is incredible. It has huge paddocks. You’re ...

 

Plea possible in Moore case

Kennett Township residents who joined the virtual supervisors’ meeting Wednesday night heard several updates relating to the former township manager who allegedly embezzled more than $3.2 million. The Chester County District Attorney’s office could begin plea talks with Lisa Moore later this year, according to current Manager Eden Ratliff. Moore faces criminal ...

 

Kennett recoups $1 million

The Kennett Township manager announced Wednesday that the township has recovered roughly one-third of the money allegedly embezzled by Lisa Moore. In a press release issued about an hour and a half before the virtual supervisors’ meeting was scheduled to start, current township Manager Eden Ratliff said the township was paid $1 million from a surety bond that ...

 

Concord opens pickleball courts

It took a few years, but pickleball payers in Concord Township now have a home of their own. The six courts in the Concord municipal complex at 43 S. Thornton Road officially opened on July 15, much to the delight of Betty Alcorn of the Garnet Valley Gherkins Pickleball Club. Club members — more than 400 on the email list — had been playing at the Brandywine Youth ...

 

Celebrating 100 years

There was a party out in front of the Ivy Creek Retirement Living facility in Concord Township Thursday. The party was for Catherine Paradiso, who turned 100 years old. Her secret to her long life? “Working hard. That’s what I did the most,” she said. She learned how to sew at an early age and spent her working life outside the home as a seamstress, according to the ...

 

Council reopens meetings, warns bars

Delaware County Council issued two press releases Thursday, one announcing the resumption of in-person council meetings and the other reminding bars and restaurants that patrons must wear masks and abide by social distancing requirements. The reminder to bars and restaurants cites the increase in COVID-19 cases in young people who socialize in those establishments. ...

 

Pennsbury to Oxford trail considered

Chester County Commissioners are scheduling a public meeting for a proposed trail plan that would connect Pennsbury Township with Oxford. Commissioners last year accepted a grant award to perform a study that would examine the feasibility of developing a multi-use trail to serve the communities in southern Chester County. On Tuesday, July 14, the Chester County ...

 

Birmingham continues virtual meetings

Birmingham Township will continue holding virtual meetings at least through July. That was the word coming out of the Board of Supervisors' July 6 meeting conducted via Zoom. Township solicitor Kristin Camp told the board that while some other municipalities are having in-person meetings, they have been in townships with outdoor areas where people can gather safely. ...