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Chadds Ford OKs loop road

The Hillman Drive extension will complete the loop road system around the intersection of Routes 1 and 202. Chadds Ford Township supervisors approved the project Dec. 6, 27 months after the plan was proposed.

After 27 months of bureaucratic back and forth, Chadds Ford Township supervisors finally gave final approval for the Hillman Drive extension on Dec. 6. Once built, the full loop road around the intersection of Routes 1 and 202 will be complete. The build would take up to nine months once started, according to Chuck Olivo, the engineer who developed the plans for The ...

 
 

Concord: Wine yes, casinos no

Concord Township Council voted last night to amend previously granted conditional use approval so the Wawa on Naamans Creek Road can sell wine. But the council voted to prohibit mini-casinos in the township. The votes were 5-0. Council members also adopted a budget with a slight tax increase for fire protection. Concord granted conditional use approval to Wawa for ...

 

Birmingham recognizes Conklin

Birmingham Township Supervisors Scott Boorse and Michael Shiring recognized fellow Supervisor John Conklin during Conklin's final meeting on the board. Conklin served 12 years as a supervisor and chose not to run for a third term. John Daniel Hill will replace him in January. During the Dec. 4 Board of Supervisors' meeting, Boorse reflected on his association with ...

 

‘Shop with the Sheriff’ enchants wide audience

More than 100 enthralled children from the Chester County Family Academy, a K-2 charter school in West Chester, spilled into the Kennett Square Walmart on Saturday, Dec. 2, to enthusiastic applause and high fives from employees, shoppers and a posse of “Shop with the Sheriff” volunteers. The students, who arrived by bus from the Providence Church in West Chester, ...

 

Longwood Fire Company celebrates the holidays

Longwood Fire Company is celebrating the holiday season by participating with organization in numerous events benefiting members of the community. Longwood escorts Santa through townships served, collects toys and warm coats for needy children as well as runs a blood drive. “The holiday season is a special time of year to assist those having specific needs,” said ...

 

Court denies Chadds Ford relief

Delaware County Common Pleas Court Judge Chad F. Kenney denied Chadds Ford Township’s petition for injunctive relief against Ridge Road Development and Concord Township. A hearing was held Thursday, Nov. 30 and the decision released Friday, Dec. 1. Chadds Ford had asked the court to prohibit Concord from signing and releasing final plans for recording in Ridge Road ...

 

Pocopson holds line on taxes

Taxes in Pocopson Township will not increase in 2018. The supervisors approved the 2018 budget Monday night and again set the tax rate at 2.2 mills. A mil is $1 for every $1,000 of assessed valuation. And while the millage rate is the same as 2017, the distribution is different. The tax rate resolution that supervisors approved sets the following rates. The dollar ...

 

Residents hear more on Ridge Road widening

Chadds Ford Township residents last night heard from a PennDOT representative some of the aspects of the controversial Pettinaro commercial development in Concord Township that calls for the widening of Ridge Road. Fran Hanney addressed residents who packed the meeting room to standing room only. Most are concerned that the proposed widening will increase traffic on ...

 

Holiday season traditions in Chadds Ford

The Christmas holiday season began, as usual, this year with trains, Santa and miniature art. But there are times when even the old is new again. Such is the case this year with the annual Christmas in Miniature. The show has been a Chadds Ford tradition since 1981 when Barbara Moore, the director of the Chadds Ford Gallery, came up with the idea of selling smaller ...

 

Geography miscue continues magical odyssey

Three years ago, a 9-year-old West Chester boy stole hearts when his contest entry -- seeking a hunting and fishing trip with the Chester County Sheriff -- ended up in the wrong state. Fortunately for Alex Collins, Chester County Sheriff Carolyn “Bunny” Welsh, who received the boy’s poignant application, quickly determined that it should have gone to the Chester ...

 

ATF to investigate West Chester fire

The National Response Team (NRT) of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), along with Special Agents from the ATF Philadelphia Field Division, and members of the ATF Philadelphia Arson Task Force were activated to respond to the a 5-alarm fire that occurred at the Barclay Friends Senior Assisted Living Center located at 700 N. Franklin Street ...