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Pocopson board ponders sign color

Pocopson Township Supervisors voted 2-1 Monday to support a variance for a sign on the new Ducklings Early Learning Center building. Supervisors Ricki Stumpo, the board chairman, and Alice Balsama voted for the motion. Supervisors’ Vice Chairman Elaine DiMonte opposed the motion. The township’s Zoning Hearing Board will hold a hearing on the sign variance at 7 p.m. ...

 
 

New Ridge Road suit brings concerns

Chadds Ford Township residents, especially those living along Ridge Road, are concerned about a second complaint filed against Concord Township. They feel they no longer have a voice in a development that, they say, would adversely affect their way of life. The fear is of excess traffic. The second suit — filed Sept. 29 by Ridge Road Development, the Pettinaro ...

 

At festival, glasses raised to crush cancer

The 26th Annual Wine Festival at the Dilworthtown Inn borrowed lyrics from the musical “Annie” – with a slight revision: “The sun will come out … in an hour.” At least that’s what forecasters repeatedly insisted. But on Sunday, Oct. 15, Mother Nature defied predictions that the clouds would soon subside. They never did, but people were having too much fun to care. ...

 

Sunset Farm forever protected from development

Natural Lands announced today the preservation of 28 acres of farmland, orchard, and forest in the northwestern corner of New Garden Township, Chester County. Owners Lynn Sinclair and John Morris placed the property—known as Sunset Farm—under conservation easement, ensuring it will remain open forever. A conservation easement is a legally binding agreement that ...

 

Wyeth adds pop of pink to Halloween display

As darkness fell and rain showers intensified, the young woman wearing a hoodie and wielding a can of spray paint worried momentarily about being placed in handcuffs. She understood that she would have some explaining to do if police saw her traipsing around the Wyeth property on Wednesday evening, Oct. 11. But it probably wouldn’t have taken Victoria Browning Wyeth ...

 

Loop road vote in sight

A Planning Commission vote on whether or not to recommend final approval for the proposed Hillman Drive extension, the loop road, is expected in November. That was the word from commission Chairman Craig Huffman during the commission's Oct. 11 meeting. If commissioners recommend approval, Chadds Ford Township Board of Supervisors could vote on the plan in December. ...

 

Murphy: ‘Difficult’ running as a Republican

While this year's elections are mostly uncontested local affairs, Chadds Ford Township Republicans urged party members to get the vote out in November. According to township Supervisors' Chairman Frank Murphy, it's "difficult" to run as a Republican. "It's become increasingly difficult time to be a Republican running for office, and we all know it," Murphy told the ...

 

Chester County Day: Hills, thrills and chills

Uncommon items such as an antique dental chair, Emmy Awards, and an “Indian” door combined with near-perfect weather to entertain guests of the 77th Annual Chester County Day, the longest continuously running house tour in the country. This year’s popular fundraiser for Chester County Hospital — held annually on the first Saturday of October  — commemorated the ...

 

Roads on tap in Chadds Ford

During the Chadds Ford Township Board of Supervisors' Oct. 4 meeting, interim Township manager Matt DiFillipo said work on Heyburn has begun. The work started Monday, Oct. 2 as previously announced. DiFillipo said the project should finish in five weeks. Heyburn Road was shut down this summer when a culvert failed, and a portion of the roadway collapsed. Also ...

 

Changing faces in Concord

Multiple changes are taking place in Concord Township. A new township manager steps in while a council member steps out. Township Council officially announced Tuesday night the resignation of Brenda Lamanna as township manager but welcomed Amanda Serock as her replacement. Serock was the manager in Chadds Ford Township for the past three years. Council President ...

 

Starbucks wants a new location

Starbucks, the coffee company that already has three shops along Route 202 in Concord, Chadds Ford and Birmingham townships, is looking for another site in Birmingham. Supervisors in Birmingham opened a conditional use hearing on the matter before the start of their Oct. 2 meeting; yet only two supervisors — John Conklin and Scott Boorse – are hearing the case. ...