Local News Chadds Ford

Hotel application goes to supervisors

It will be up to the Chadds Ford Township supervisors to approve or disapprove a proposed hotel on Route 202 when they meet next month. The township Planning Commission voted Wednesday night to recommend the supervisors deny the plan, but also voted to recommend almost two dozen conditions should the board approve the development. Planning commissions ae recommending ...

 
 

Remembering Janet Smith

Longtime residents of Chadds Ford Township lost a friend the other day when Janet Smith, a 38-year employee at the Sunoco station on Route 1 and Station Way Road died Tuesday, Sept. 10. She worked at the station for eight years with former owner Pete Ochmanowicz, then with new owner Jim Leader for another 30 years before she retired late in 2015. In an interview ...

 

Birmingham in brief

• Birmingham Township Supervisors, in a 2-0 vote, approved a two-lot subdivision for a 4.3-acre property owned by Supervisors’ Chairman Scott Boorse and his wife Jennifer during the supervisors’ Sept. 9 meeting. The property will be split into two lots. No construction is planned on the site until the lots are sold, said Jennifer Boorse. Scott Boorse recused himself ...

 

State police update CF supervisors

Members of the Pennsylvania State Police spoke at the Chadds Ford Township Board of Supervisors’ meeting Wednesday night, updating attendees on some crime statistics and on a July incident that may have racial overtones. Sgt. William C. Slaton, the Heritage Affairs commander out of Harrisburg, touched on the incident involving Rodney and Angela Gillespie who live on ...

 

Mapping manholes and historic sites

Chadds Ford Township supervisors received an update on a mapping project that pinpoints historic sites, manholes and storm sewers in the township. The work is the project of Jonathan Sharp, a Chadds Ford resident doing an internship for the township. Sharp made his presentation during the Aug. 14 supervisors’ meeting. He said he’s using GIS, or Graphic Information ...

 

Dogs marry at Rose Tree Park

What began as a joke turned into a canine wedding that raised, as of the wedding morning, more than $5,000 for PAWS for People. The “wedding” was between Frangelica Meloni, the four-legged daughter of Chadds Ford’s Kathryn Meloni, and Shaggydog Stark, the four-legged son of Ashley Kennedy, of Delaware. Earlier this year, Kennedy received her doctorate in entomology ...

 

King tops in Milwaukee

Lumberjack competitions are the tops for Chadds Ford’s Martha King and she came out on top of a national competition this weekend in Milwaukee, Wisc. She took first place in the Stihl Timber Sports National Championship. King, 30, has a Bachelor of Science degree in animal sciences, with minors in wildlife and fisheries science and forest science, but spends most of ...

 

Supervisors OK steep slope relief

Chadds Ford Township supervisors Wednesday night granted conditional use approval for relief from building in a steep slope. The approval is for the Tulloch property at 101 Bullock Road. The driveway needs to be repaired but is in a steep slope area. Supervisors granted approval last September but the work wasn’t done by the specified deadline of May 31 this year. ...

 

Heat warning Wednesday through Sunday

The national weather service in Mount Holly has issued an excessive heat warning which is in effect from 8 a.m. Wednesday to 10 p.m. Sunday. Heat index values will be up to 110 due to temperatures in the upper 90s, and dew points in the lower 70s. The highest heat index values will occur during the daytime, especially on Saturday. However, given how hot and ...

 

Board holds off on use decision

When Chadds Ford Township supervisors granted Linda Tulloch conditional use relief to fix the driveway at 101 Bullock Road last September, they gave her until May 31. Tulloch did not meet the deadline but the driveway still needs repair and that conditional use relief needs to be granted again. The driveway serves four lots but is not up to code and needs to be ...

 

Excessive heat warning in effect until 7 p.m. Saturday

The national weather service in Mount Holly has issued an excessive heat warning, which is in effect until 7:00 p.m. Saturday. Heat index values will be around 100 into early this evening, and again on Saturday afternoon. Temperatures highs today and Saturday will be near 90 degrees. Lows tonight in the middle and upper 70s. The heat and humidity will create a hazard ...