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School board gets an earful

Unionville-Chadds Ford School Board directors got an earful from residents during the board’s first meeting of the year, a meeting that lasted nearly four hours. The residents told the board they don’t like how the district has been handling the long-range facilities plan. Superintendent of Schools John Sanville said, “The process has been open and transparent,” ...

 
 

School district appeals right-to-know decision

In the opinion of Chadds Ford resident Mark Stookey, the Unionville-Chadds Ford School Board is trying to emasculate Pennsylvania’s Right-to-Know Law. School board directors Monday night voted to appeal a decision of the Office of Open Records that partially upheld a right-to-know request Stookey filed this past summer. That request was for documents pertaining to a ...

 

PSP Sobriety checkpoint

The Pennsylvania State Police will be conducting a sobriety checkpoint November 21 through November 25, 2018. A sobriety checkpoint is a traffic safety checkpoint wherein the Pennsylvania State Troopers systematically stop vehicles at selected locations to briefly observe drivers for articulable facts and/or behaviors normally associated with alcohol or drug impaired ...

 

School district transparency ‘a farce’

Residents gave Unionville-Chadds Ford School Board directors an intense earful regarding a possible multi-million-dollar outdoor facilities project during the board’s Oct. 8 work session. Jack Greenwood, of East Marlborough, said taxes have continuously gone up because of projects such as the Outdoor Facilities Project, which some estimates say could cost $10 ...

 

Birmingham board checking with solicitor

Birmingham Township supervisors Monday made quick work of their monthly meeting for October. A light agenda had the board meeting for only 30 minutes. The township lost one of its police officers to another township and the board voted to hire a part-time replacement, Robert A. Dowd, at the training rate of $19 per hour. Supervisors also chose to talk with solicitor ...

 

Birmingham in brief: 2 hires, updated ordinance

Birmingham Township supervisors last night made two new hires for the township and updated the solicitation code. The first hire was a new police officer, Tyler Devoe. Supervisors’ Chairman Scott Boorse administered the oath of office during the Sept. 10 meeting. With Devoe’s training completed, his salary is $21 per hour. During training, he received $19 per hour. ...

 

Residents hear plan for trails, some oppose

Chadds Ford Township residents got a glimpse of a concept plan that could bring some passive recreation and a series of trails to the township. Sheila Fleming, of the Brandywine Conservancy, gave the Open Space Task Force presentation before the Aug. 29 Board of Supervisors’ workshop. “This is just the beginning of the conversation,” she said. The plan won’t be ...

 

Ed Wandersee, principled gentleman, dies at 84

Former school board president, a supervisor in two townships and chairman of the Chadds Ford Township Zoning Hearing Board Ed Wandersee died Monday, Aug. 27 of congestive heart failure. In addition to government service, Wandersee was also a longtime active member and president of the Chadds Ford Historical Society. He would have been 85 this coming Sept. 15. He is ...

 

Heat advisory is now in effect

This is a briefing from the National Weather Service in Mount Holly, NJ in reference to a hot humid air mass will continue to build into our region.  A Heat Advisory is now in effect. Chester County Forecasted Conditions: Anticipated Timing: Tuesday afternoon through Wednesday evening Dangerously hot humid conditions with maximum heat index values of 100 to 104. ...

 

A bang and boom in Birmingham

Birmingham Township residents, especially those along Meetinghouse Road, will be getting notice this week about an event scheduled for their area next month. The Brandywine Conservancy will celebrate the acquisition of 13 more acres of the Odell property. The event scheduled for 10 a.m. to noon on Sept. 11 — is invitation only, but Andrew Stewart, the director of ...

 

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 ...