Local News Chadds Ford

A bite of history in Chadds Ford

Visitors to the barn Shops chill out under a tent with coffee, pastries and stromboli from the newly opened Chadds Café & Shop in Chadds Ford Township.

There’s now a place in Chadds Ford where patrons can get a taste of history, quite literally, as well as a bite to eat. The new café, Chadds Café and Shop opened in the Barn Shops Saturday. Half the shop is dedicated to strombolis from the Romano family. According to Pete Romano, his grandfather — Nazzareno Romano — invented the stromboli 75 years ago in Essington. ...

 
 

Delco DA launches community-law enforcement camera program

In an effort to proactively address crime and also keep residents safe in Delaware County, District Attorney Katayoun M. Copeland launched a countywide community camera partnership program for homeowners and businesses to register their camera systems. Joined by Delaware County Council Chairman John P. McBlain and police chiefs from Delaware County, the announcement ...

 

Andrew looks to topple Barrar

He might be a longshot, but Anton Andrew thinks he has a chance to oust Steve Barrar from the state House. Andrew is the Democrat running against Barrar, a 22-year state representative for Pennsylvania’s 160th Legislative District. The Democrats think Barrar is vulnerable. “Every day I become more convinced,” Andrew said Thursday night as the Kennett Area Democrats ...

 

Supervisors questioned on trail plan

In a relatively brief and uneventful meeting, Chadds Ford Township supervisors last night clarified the procedures and their position on a possible trail cutting through the township. The discussion was prompted by resident Bruce Prabel who asked to give a presentation on why he opposes using the former Octorara rail line for a trail. Prabel — who was a strong ...

 

Concord rescinds policy; grants Wawa, Maris Grove requests

In a rare move, Concord Township Council rescinded in September a policy it approved in August. During that Aug. 7 meeting, Council voted to disallow political tables at township sponsored community events such as Community Day and Senior Day. At the time, Council member Joshua Twersky said the members who voted for the ban were “spitting on the Constitution.” During ...

 

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. ...

 

Scam alert in DelCo

Delaware County has been made aware of a resident reporting that a person posing as a data collector for the County’s Tax Reassessment Project requested to enter her home. The County reminds residents that the data collectors hired by Delaware County will never ask to enter a home. They have been trained to knock, identify themselves if someone is home, and inform ...

 

Concord Ventures returns to ZHB

It wasn’t quite the same as going back to square one, but close. Concord Ventures — the business entity that wants to build 29 townhouses and 166 apartment units on a property adjacent to Route 202 at Watkin Avenue in Concord Township — was back before Concord Township's Zoning Hearing Board last night for a variance it originally received three years ago. Concord ...

 

County launches online marriage applications

The Delaware County Clerk of Orphans’ Court announced the launch of online marriage applications on August 13.  Couples residing in Delaware County will now be able to complete a marriage application online and submit it to the County prior to coming to the office, expediting their visit. Instructions, marriage license information and PA rules are conveniently ...