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Grant approved for open space preservation

The Chester County Commissioners marked Earth Day today with the announcement of $3.8 million in open space preservation grants.  The grants, approved unanimously at the County’s public meeting earlier this month, are made available through the Conservancy and Municipal Grant Programs. This commitment of County funds will help leverage an additional $5.7 million of ...

 
 

Good morning, m’am

I'm so happy to be back in India again for the 11th time. This is my home away from home where I feel a passion and purpose in the work done here. There is so much going on here each and every day. I start each morning, sitting on the balcony, drinking coffee (brought from the US, as this is still Nescafé country). It is peaceful and calm, looking out over the wheat ...

 

Updated sketch plan for hotel in Chadds Ford

Chadds Ford Planning Commission members Wednesday night heard a presentation for a revised sketch plan for a possible hotel on Route 202. The proposal is for a Fairfield Inn by Marriott on the Brandywine Summit property north of Keystone Plaza and just south of The Residence at Chadds Ford, the personal and memory care facility currently under construction. As a ...

 

Board rejects village map

Chadds Ford Township Supervisors Wednesday night rejected the adoption of an official village map and will now start over. Supervisors’ Vice Chairman Samantha Reiner said there was simply “too much confusion” within the public to go ahead with the current proposal. That confusion included not only knowing what is and is not allowed in the V-Village District, but ...

 

Council gets loud over recordings

On a night when Concord Township Council began live-streaming its meetings, the longest and loudest part of the meeting dealt with whether attendees should divulge whether they are recording the meetings. One councilman went so far as to question the value of the township solicitor’s legal opinion. Council for years has been asking people to let them know if they ...

 

Pocopson Elementary ‘heart and soul’ honored

The fifth-grade class at Pocopson Elementary had to stifle smiles when their teacher told them about a last-minute school event on March 20, 2019. The students, enlisted as co-conspirators, knew that their teacher had been deliberately misinformed. A fake assembly featuring actors from the Walnut Street Theater represented a ruse to gather the student body for a ...

 

Parking, property damage problems addressed

Issues over parking and property damage for some Chadds Ford residents has abated. Residents on Longview and Summit Road have been inconvenienced for months by construction vehicles involved in building the Residences at Chadds Ford. In addition to vehicles parked improperly, roadways being blocked and dirt spread along the streets, there was also a hydraulic fluid ...

 

Award-winning Yukon retires

Retirement of award-winning K-9 team prompts gratitude. Left to his own decision-making, K-9 Yukon would have doggedly continued to sniff out explosives, track missing children, and provide security to the public. Instead, the regal black and tan German shepherd, currently recovering from surgery, has been retired from the Chester County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Unit ...

 

Unionville alum signs contract with NHL team

A Unionville High alum and ice hockey superstar made headlines in January when he became a candidate for the prestigious Hobey Baker award, the hockey equivalent of football’s Heisman trophy. Despite a strong showing, Ryan Lohin, 22, of Pennsbury Township, didn’t get enough votes to make the top 10, but he had no time for disappointment. Instead, with what could be ...

 

Kennett Township to discuss open space

Anyone interested in how Kennett Township develops and uses its open space in the future is urged to attend a public meeting March 20 where the most recent draft of the “Open Space, Trails, and Parks Master Plan and Needs Assessment” will be presented. The meeting will be held from 5-7 p.m. in the township building. “Once completed, this study will be our tool,” said ...

 

UHS alum chosen as Knight-Hennessy scholar

A Unionville High graduate and senior chemistry major at Stanford University was one of 69 students from 20 countries chosen as a 2019 Knight-Hennessy Scholar. Courtney Smith of West Chester is a senior majoring in chemistry. She will pursue a doctorate in genetics at the Stanford School of Medicine.The Knight-Hennessy Scholars program aims to develop an ...