Local News Chadds Ford

Chadds Ford in brief

• Chadds Ford Township supervisors Wednesday night approved conditional use for a residential plan for properties in Heyburn Road. The 2-0 vote gave relief to Andrea Halko-Roberts who wants to build a new home and a barn. Approval was also given for a reverse subdivision on her three lots, 125, 127, and 129 Heyburn. • Supervisors approved steep slope relief for Eric ...

 
 

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 ...

 

Village zoning district nears repeal

The V-Village Zoning District that Chadds Ford Township supervisors adopted last year is about to go away. Last night, the Planning Commission voted to recommend it be repealed. Supervisors last month rejected a proposed village map that would have set the boundaries for the district. Supervisors’ Vice Chairman Samantha Reiner said at the time that there was too much ...

 

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. ...

 

Shavertown Road closed Wednesday morning

Concord Township is reporting that Shavertown Road will be closed tomorrow, Wednesday, Wednesday, May 1 due to an emergency repair. The road will be closed between Kirk Road and Naamans Creek roads from 8:30 to 11:00 a.m. Construction will be taking place at the Martins Court/Shavertown Road intersection. Local access for residents will be available up to the ...

 

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 ...

 

Good morning, m’am

I'm so happy to be back in India again for the 11th time. This is my home away from home where I feel a passion and purpose in the work done here. There is so much going on here each and every day. I start each morning, sitting on the balcony, drinking coffee (brought from the US, as this is still Nescafé country). It is peaceful and calm, looking out over the wheat ...

 

Updated sketch plan for hotel in Chadds Ford

Chadds Ford Planning Commission members Wednesday night heard a presentation for a revised sketch plan for a possible hotel on Route 202. The proposal is for a Fairfield Inn by Marriott on the Brandywine Summit property north of Keystone Plaza and just south of The Residence at Chadds Ford, the personal and memory care facility currently under construction. As a ...

 

Board rejects village map

Chadds Ford Township Supervisors Wednesday night rejected the adoption of an official village map and will now start over. Supervisors’ Vice Chairman Samantha Reiner said there was simply “too much confusion” within the public to go ahead with the current proposal. That confusion included not only knowing what is and is not allowed in the V-Village District, but ...