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Delaware County finalizes 32 ballotbox locations

The Delaware County Bureau of Elections has finalized the list of 32 ballot drop box locations, located in municipalities across the county. Each of the 32 ballot drop boxes — including one in Concord Township — were open and accepting ballots from Delaware County residents as of Tuesday, Oct. 20. Concord’s dropbox is located at the Rachel Kohl Library, 687 ...

 
 

Chadds Ford faces lawsuit

Ridge Road Development has filed a lawsuit against Chadds Ford Township for what it claims is a “breach of obligation.” The suit claims that Chadds Ford failed to execute necessary documents so that Ridge Road could move forward with plans to build a shopping center at Route 202 and Ridge Road. Ridge Road Development L.P. is the division of Pettinaro Construction ...

 

Marijuana dispensary eyes Chadds Ford

What started as a simple discussion about a possible zoning text change turned into an hour-long conversation about marijuana. During that conversation, members of the Chadds Ford Planning Commission learned that a medical marijuana dispensary wants to open up in Springwater Plaza in Chadds Ford. The exchange happened during the commission's Oct. 14 meeting. ...

 

Concord projects include trails

Concord Township residents had the chance to check out two projects during an informal open house Tuesday evening.  Both projects include trails. There was no formal presentation, but handouts were available. The Smithbridge Road project is funded by Concord Township, Garnet Valley School District, PennDOT, and DVRPC. It calls for dedicated turn lanes into Garnet ...

 

Kennett Twp. starts budget talks

Kennett Township supervisors have started their budget process and that means hearing budget requests. Included in the budget requests are new positions in public works, zoning, and police, and the creation of a police department scholarship program. Also included is a request to look at space and mold issues in the current township building. At their Sept. 16 ...

 

Supervisors nix burn amendment

Chadds Ford Township Supervisors Wednesday night voted down an amendment to the township's burn ordinance after realizing they didn't know why it came before them. Part of the problem, according to Supervisors' Chairman Frank Murphy, was the wording. He was referring to parts of the ordinance that required a permit every time a resident wanted to burn lawn waste and ...

 

Pagano resigns from Concord Council

Peter Pagano, who was elected as a councilman in Concord Township last November, resigned from Council during the Oct. 6 meeting. The resignation was effective as of midnight. Council now has 30 days to appoint a replacement. The meeting was live-streamed with limited live attendance, but the audio was poor to almost nonexistent, so following the exchange was ...

 

Kennett gets ‘Re-Kennected’

Area residents headed outside Saturday morning to get Re-Kennected with the walking and biking trails throughout the Kennett area. The “Get Re-Kennected Activity Trail” event went from 8 a.m. to noon on trails that are part of the Kennett Greenway. Under sunny skies, walkers, runners, bicyclists, and families could traverse the trails and check out about eight ...

 

Chandler Mill Bridge reopened

Kennett Township supervisors and members of the Land Conservancy of Southern Chester County applauded Friday morning when the Chandler Mill Bridge was officially reopened. The bridge — just north of Kaolin Road over a branch of the Red Clay Creek — was built in 1910 and eventually placed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places. It had been closed since 2011 ...

 

Kennett Twp. cops: Obey the stop sign

Kennett Township police have a message for drivers who ignore the stop sign at Marshall Bridge and Kaolin roads. Prepare to be ticketed. “We’re going to be enforcing that, and you will be getting tickets,” Acting Police Chief Matt Gordon said at Wednesday’s supervisors’ meeting. “People have just decided it’s going to be a speedway, and it’s not.” Construction ...

 

Ballot controversy in Concord

UPDATE: See below While voters in Chadds Ford Township will have a new polling place for the November election, Democrats in Concord Township are calling foul-play for their voting. The township has reportedly disallowed the use of ballot drop off boxes at polling places this year. Township resident and activist Ken Hemphill said, "We're in the middle of a ...