Local News Chadds Ford

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 ...

 

Wawa, propane and ‘spitting on the Constitution’

Concord Township Council members “spit on the Constitution and are intimidated by the 21st century,” according to Council member Joshua Twersky. The first-term councilmember said five of his colleagues were acting disgracefully when they voted to deny tables for politicians and political parties at township sponsored events. The matter arose innocently enough during ...

 

Board Oks sewer plant upgrade; hears request for traffic light

Chadds Ford Township supervisors ran through a series of topics during their Aug. 1 meeting and approved a request for upgrading a sewer plant and a massage parlor renewal. They also  heard a request for a new traffic light on Route 202 and re-authorized an approval of a planned residential development on Oakland Road. Supervisors Frank Murphy and Samantha gave the ...

 

Road work, new ordinances in Chadds Ford

PennDOT is going to be repairing some Chadds Ford roads this summer, but the work will be done at night to speed the process, Chadds Ford Township Manager Matt DiFilippo said. He said PennDOT would be repaving Ridge, Ring and Harvey roads in September. Crews will begin work at 6:30 p.m. and go to 3:30 a.m. Any loud equipment, such as jackhammers, would be used at the ...

 

Concord Ventures hearing canceled

The Concord Ventures public hearing originally scheduled for tonight, July 17, has been canceled, according to an email from Concord Township. Future meetings are postponed until further notice. While Concord Township has not net responded with reasons for the cancelation, attorney Marc Jonas, representing those opposed to the development, did email saying the ...

 

‘Holding pattern’ for Ridge Road work

According to PennDOT engineer Fran Hanney, the department is in "a holding pattern" with regard to when work will begin on Ridge Road as part of Pettinaro’s plan for a new shopping center. The retail development plans for The Shoppes at Ridge Road — at Route 202 and Ridge Road in Concord Township — call for Ridge Road to be widened to six lanes for roughly ...

 

Car Sense coming to Concord

The old Turf Club on Route 1 in Concord Township is getting a makeover and will become a Car Sense dealership, possibly as early as next spring. Concord Township Council gave the OK to the project during its July 10 meeting. The township Planning Commission recommended approval in June. Car Sense, now owned by Penske Automotive, bills itself as the sensible way to ...