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Kennett contest solicits love for local business

Kennett Square is launching its “Love it! Like a Local” campaign and social media contest to celebrate its dynamic community spirit. All who participate in the #loveitlikealocal contest by midnight on Feb. 14 will have a chance to win a $100 prize. Some Kennett Square regulars love a quiet café with coffee, a croissant, and a book, and some love a night out enjoying ...

 
 

Calls for economic vibrancy in CF

An informational meeting in Chadds Ford Thursday night had residents, business owners and nonprofit groups calling for more vibrancy in the township’s village area. A few people said they wanted no zoning changes and no increased density of homes. Supervisors called for the meeting when they heard people were concerned about possible changes to zoning after a sketch ...

 

Hearing opens, continues on sign ordinance

Chadds Ford Township supervisors Wednesday night opened and quickly continued a hearing on an update to the township’s sign ordinance. Specifics of the ordinance were not discussed, but Supervisors’ Vice Chairman Samantha Reiner said the update is the culmination of several years of work by the Ordinance Committee. Reiner added that the idea for changes came during ...

 

Birmingham in brief

• Birmingham Township supervisors awarded the township’s 2019 road program to Innovative Construction Services. ICS was the lowest bidder of seven. The contract calls for spending $204,000. • The township also hired a new part-time police officer. William Behrndt will be paid $19 per hour during training. • The board made two other appointments Monday night. Christy ...

 

DelCo continues property tax reassessment

Data Collection is underway in areas of Aston, Bethel, Chadds Ford, Chester Heights, Upper Chichester, Concord, Edgmont, Middletown and Thornbury as part of Delaware County’s Tax Reassessment Project. In March 2017, the county ordered by the court to conduct a countywide property tax reassessment, effective for the 2021 tax year. County Council contracted with Tyler ...

 

Brandywine Red Clay Alliance asks for waiver

Representatives from the Brandywine Red Clay Alliance asked the Pocopson Township supervisors to grant the organization a waiver from a special events ordinance adopted in December in response to a party that television personality Bam Margera was throwing at his Pocopson home. “It would be hugely burdensome,” BRCA Executive Director James Jordan said at Monday’s ...

 

Residents want drivers to stop

Cars ignoring stopped school buses and driving through stop signs are an ongoing problem in the Preserve at Chadds Ford development, according to residents. Residents at the Preserve turned out in force Monday night for the Pocopson Township supervisors’ meeting to complain about traffic problems within the development that they say are endangering their children. ...

 

Wintry mix precipitation predicted

The National Weather Service in Mount Holly, NJ has issued the following weather statement for a wintry mix precipitation on Tuesday and gusty winds with snow showers/snow squalls are possible in the afternoon and evening on Wednesday: Chester County Forecasted Conditions: Precipitation may begin as a wintry mix before changing to rain on Tuesday Rain is expected to ...

 

On hot streak, local ice hockey star eyes award

Chadds Ford has certainly never been deemed a hotbed for ice hockey, but that never deterred a 2014 Unionville High graduate. Ryan Lohin, 22, of Pennsbury Township, a seventh-round draft pick of the Tampa Bay Lightning in 2016, is currently the leading scorer for the University of Massachusetts at Lowell, a school that recruited him in high school but deferred his ...

 

Misconduct alleged against Chadds Ford pastor

Reports out of Hockessin, Del. say Rev. Marcos Almonte, the pastor at Brandywine Baptist Church in Chadds Ford, was released from his part-time teaching job at Wilmington Christian School for “allegations of misconduct.” Almonte was not available for comment and New Castle County police in Delaware have not responded to phone calls. However, Roger Erdvig, the ...

 

School board gets an earful

Unionville-Chadds Ford School Board directors got an earful from residents during the board’s first meeting of the year, a meeting that lasted nearly four hours. The residents told the board they don’t like how the district has been handling the long-range facilities plan. Superintendent of Schools John Sanville said, “The process has been open and transparent,” ...