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Heat warning Wednesday through Sunday

The national weather service in Mount Holly has issued an excessive heat warning which is in effect from 8 a.m. Wednesday to 10 p.m. Sunday. Heat index values will be up to 110 due to temperatures in the upper 90s, and dew points in the lower 70s. The highest heat index values will occur during the daytime, especially on Saturday. However, given how hot and ...

 
 

Sewer obstruction in Birmingham

A sewer line along Route 202 in Birmingham Township is partly obstructed and supervisors want to fix it as soon as possible. To that end, supervisors voted 3-0 Monday night to spend up to $64,000 for the repair project. Former Supervisor Bill Kirkpatrick, who’s now on the sewer authority, said the obstruction is between two manholes between the Acura dealership on ...

 

Excessive heat warning in effect until 7 p.m. Saturday

The national weather service in Mount Holly has issued an excessive heat warning, which is in effect until 7:00 p.m. Saturday. Heat index values will be around 100 into early this evening, and again on Saturday afternoon. Temperatures highs today and Saturday will be near 90 degrees. Lows tonight in the middle and upper 70s. The heat and humidity will create a hazard ...

 

Taxes up in U-CFSD

As anticipated, Unionville-Chadds Ford School Board directors again voted for a budget that will raise property taxes in the district. There was no discussion or debate during the June 17 meeting. The vote was 8-0 with Director Gregg Lindner absent. The $90.26 million budget calls for real estate taxes in Chester County municipalities to be 29.16 mills — $2.916 per ...

 

School budget set for vote

There was no added discussion on the matter, but Unionville-Chadds Ford School Board directors were given a brief review of the 2019-2020 school year budget they’ll be voting on next week. District Business Manager Robert Cochran reviewed the budget proposal for the board, saying there were only minor modifications from the proposed final budget the board voted for ...

 

Chadds Ford in brief

In a brief meeting that lasted less than 30 minutes, Chadds Ford Township supervisors doled out some money and held a hearing to formally rescind a year-old zoning ordinance. • Supervisors Samantha Reiner and Noelle Barbone presented checks for $2,500 each to the Chadds Ford Historical Society and The Chris Sanderson Museum. They also had a check for the Chadds Ford ...

 

Intrigue, but no local surprises in primary

There’s an old sarcastic remark that goes: “What if you gave a party and nobody showed up?” The question for Tuesday’s primary election, at least early on, would have been: “What if you held an election and nobody showed up to vote?” Voter turnout yesterday started light and only slightly picked up through the day. Even in Concord Township with a contested GOP ...

 

Canine ‘wedding’ benefitting PAWS

There is a certain link between humans and their animals that benefits both. Sometimes that relationship goes well beyond the routine. One such relationship is leading to a “wedding” between Frangelica Meloni and Shaggydog Stark. Frangelica Meloni is the four-legged daughter of Chadds Ford’s Kathryn Meloni. Frangelica has been a therapy dog for the past several years ...

 

School board eyes budget vote

With a month to go before the final vote, Unionville-Chadds Ford School Board directors Monday night approved a proposed final budget of more than $90 million for the 2019-202 academic year. The final vote is expected on June 17. Taxes are scheduled to increase. Director John Murphy, the vice chairman of the board’s Finance Committee said the millage rate for Chester ...

 

Westtown, Toll face off again over Crebilly Farm

No decision was issued today in an appeal hearing on Toll Brothers' application to develop Crebilly Farm, a historic 300-plus-acre tract that abuts Routes 202 and 926 in Westtown Township. A three-judge Commonwealth Court panel sitting in Pittsburgh  heard arguments from Gregg Adelman, one of Toll’s attorneys, and Patrick McKenna, the Westtown Township solicitor. ...

 

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 ...