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Birmingham reluctant to apply for grant

The Brandywine Conservancy is looking to get Birmingham Township to take the lead in a grant application that would tell the story of the parts played by various sites during the Battle of Brandywine. That request was met with reluctance. According to Sheila Fleming, the conservancy’s manager for municipal assistance, "The idea is to show how the sites are connected ...

 
 

UCF prepares to pass budget

Unionville-Chadds Ford School Board directors will be voting on the 2018-2019 academic year budget when they meet next week. The board will be voting on a plan calling for $87.1 million in spending and revenue with tax increases The proposed budget includes a weighted average tax increase 1.56 percent: 0.35 percent increase for Chester County property owners and 6.43 ...

 

Wonderland PRD gets approved

Chadds Ford Township supervisors Tuesday gave final approval for a proposed planned residential development along Oakland Road. The PRD, known as Wonderland Farms, calls for 22 new single-family homes on the west side of Oakland Road and 12 twin units on the east side. Harrier LLC, a Grace family business entity, is the developer. The development is just south of ...

 

Andrew to face Barrar in November

If the unofficial vote totals hold, Democrat Anton Andrew will challenge incumbent Republican Steve Barrar for the state’s 160 Legislative District House seat in November. Barrar ran unopposed in the Republican primary, garnering 3,375 votes in Delaware County and 1,001 in Chester County. The Democratic Party primary was contested with Andrew endorsed by the Kennett ...

 

School budget tax increase planned

It’s number crunching time again for the Unionville-Chadds Ford School Board. Board members held a budget hearing Monday night on a proposed $87 million budget that calls for a tax increase of more than 6 percent for Chadds Ford Township property owners. Superintendent of Schools John Sanville said; the budget "meets the needs of the students in a fiscally ...

 

Wonderland decision still pending

For those wondering when Chadds Ford Township supervisors will decide on whether to approve the proposed Wonderland Farms development, the clock is ticking. Supervisors have until May 16 to make that decision unless the applicant grants an extension. The proposed planned residential development has been discussed in the township since 2016 and supervisors granted ...

 

Hank’s Place celebrates anniversary

It’s been a year since Anthony and Katie Young bought Hank’s Place from Peter and Voula Skiadas. To celebrate the anniversary, the Young’s are planning a celebration for Friday, May 11, 367 days after the sale was official and one year to the day of their reopening. The celebration will run all day that Friday, from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. with customers getting free coffee ...

 

CF supervisors support fair districting

Chadds Ford Township supervisors voted 3-0 Wednesday night in support of fair legislative districts in Pennsylvania. The vote came two weeks after the House State Government Committee gutted a measure calling for an independent citizens commission to oversee redistricting in an attempt to prevent gerrymandering. The resolution says the residents of Chadds Ford and ...

 

Route 202 closed, pole hit

North and southbound lanes on Route 202, between Dilworthtown and Oakland roads, are closed this afternoon and are expected to remain closed until 7 p.m. or later. Shortly before 7 a.m., a car struck a utility pole on the northbound side, across from Keenan Auto Body South, between Cavallo Auto Body and the Sentinel Motel. The pole was leaning into the roadway, and ...

 

For Crebilly, settlement hopes percolating

At the end of 2017, the Westtown Township Board of Supervisors voted to deny Toll Brothers’ conditional-use application for Crebilly Farm, prompting jubilation from area residents that would prove short-lived. For more than a year, opponents of the plan to erect 319 homes on a scenic, 322-acre tract had attended dozens of multi-hour meetings that produced almost ...

 

Moro withdraws from 6th CD race

Elizabeth Moro has withdrawn from the Democratic Party primary race for the 6th Congressional District. She had hoped to challenge the party’s endorsed candidate Chrissy Houlahan in the May primary but released a statement today saying she is withdrawing. Moro originally sought to run for U.S. House in the 7th CD, but when the districts were redrawn, she and the rest ...