Local News Chadds Ford

Traffic counts almost done in Chadds Ford

Chadds Ford Township engineer Mike Schneider gave the public a quick update on the traffic counts along several intersections in the township. Schneider said the work is almost complete and the township should have all the data by May 5. The counts are in reaction to the approved commercial development at Route 202 and Ridge Road in Concord Township at its border ...

 
 

Royal Farms hearing concludes

The waiting has begun on whether Royal Farms will receive conditional use approval for a convenience store in Concord Township. Township Council concluded last night the evidentiary portion of a conditional use hearing on the proposal and now has 45 days to decide. Royal Farms wants to put the store — with gasoline service — on a 1.4-acre lot in the split on Route ...

 

No change in CF sign law yet

Business owners in Chadds Ford Township likely shouldn't expect any change in the township sign ordinance anytime soon. The Planning Commission Wednesday night voted against recommending what commission Chairman Craig Huffman referred to as a "piecemeal change" in the temporary sign ordinance. The vote came after a meandering discussion regarding a proposed change. ...

 

Supervisors honor conservancy; call for traffic counts

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Brandywine Conservancy and River Museum of Art. The conservancy will have its 50th anniversary gala on April 29 and, last night, the Chadds Ford Board of Supervisors declared this April as “Brandywine Conservancy and River Museum of Art Appreciation Month.” All three supervisors — Frank Murphy, Samantha Reiner and Noelle ...

 

Royal Farms, Pettinaro discussed in Concord

Concord Township Council announced last night that the rescheduled conditional use hearing for Royal Farms would be held 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 18 at the township building. The hearing had originally been scheduled for March but was postponed at the applicant’s request. Royal Farms is looking to build a convenience store in the split on Route 202 at its ...

 

Earth Day 2017 – Spring Mix

The 2017 Earth Day Music event supports two local treasures, Anson B. Nixon Park and The Garage. This year the event is scheduled for Saturday, April 22 and will be held at the Garage Community and Youth Center, 115 South Union Street in Kennett Square. The event begins at 4, ends at 10 p.m. and will provide hours of local music by the following seven bands. Local ...

 

Fire hits Haskell Farm

Firefighters from seven different companies responded to a fire in an outbuilding on Hill Girt Farm off of South Creek Road in Pennsbury Township Monday afternoon. The cause of the fire was not immediately known, but owner HG Haskell said there were no injuries. Responding to the fire were units from Longwood, Concordville, Kennett, West Chester, Avondale, West Grove ...

 

Barbone announced re-election bid

Chadds Ford Township Supervisor Noelle Barbone formally announced her plan to run for re-election during a township Republican gathering Thursday night. Barbone was elected in 2015 to the fill the remaining two years of former Supervisor Keith Klaver's term. Klaver resigned from the board for health reasons in January 2015. He died a year later. In a short interview ...

 

BHCU offers new savings account

Founded in 1952 in Ridley Park, Pennsylvania, BHCU is a federally insured credit union that provides comprehensive banking services to its members. Originally established to serve employees of Boeing (formally Vertol) and their family members, BHCU recently opened an office in Glen Mills, PA and expanded to a community-based credit union, exclusively serving Delaware ...

 

School board prepares to spend

Unionville-Chadds Ford School Board directors breezed through a 45-minute workshop Monday night in anticipation of a major snowstorm that was heading into the region. School Superintendent John Sanville had announced there would be no school Tuesday hours before the first snowflake fell. While there were no voting items, the board did review a few things that ...

 

U-CF schools closed Tuesday

Unionville-Chadds Ford School District Superintendent John Sanville has announced that all schools in the district will be closed tomorrow because of the impending snowstorm. In an email, Sanville said: “They say March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb. With the storm that is headed our way — it is clear that the March lion is not done yet!  As such — all ...