Local News Chadds Ford

Significant snow storm predicted

Significant snow storm is predicted for later tonight and tomorrow morning with a high impact for travel the Thursday morning commute. Snow will quickly develop from west to east after Midnight tonight. However, it will start as rain from about the I-95 corridor eastward, with a transition to snow from northwest to southeast early Thursday morning. The change over to ...

 
 

Birmingham ready for bridge closure

Birmingham Township police are prepped and ready for the upcoming closure of the Route 926 bridge between Birmingham and Pocopson. Work to replace the bridge is scheduled to begin next Monday, Feb. 13 at 7 a.m., and Police Chief Thomas Nelling told Birmingham supervisors during their Feb. 6 meeting that his department plans extra patrols in the area, especially near ...

 

Cavallo looking to expand

Cavallo Auto Body on Route 202 is looking to expand and, per Chadds Ford Township code, went through a conditional use hearing to make that happen. Cavallo, whose address is 1477 Wilmington Pike, wants to erect a second building to accommodate eight more service bays. The proposed building would be 5,000 square feet and would be constructed on the current parking ...

 

Sanville gets 15 percent pay increase

Unionville-Chadds Ford School District Superintendent John Sanville now has a new contract, which includes a 15.4 percent pay increase. The pay raise jumps Sanville’s salary from $214,000 per year to $255,000. The new five-year contract makes Sanville the second highest paid superintendent in Chester County, among districts with only one high school. Sanville was ...

 

School board looks for new member

The formal process is underway to replace Michael Rock on the Unionville-Chadds Ford School Board. Rock resigned from the board earlier this month, citing a lack of diversity and tolerance toward minorities in the district. Board members publicly interviewed four people during their Jan. 23 meeting. Those four included Scott Bosch, Robert Smith, Lisa Tascione and Tom ...

 

Bullock Road closed

The lower portion of Bullock Road in Chadds Ford Township remained closed this afternoon after a tree fell onto power lines during a mid morning storm. Township manager Amanda Serock said Peco had been notified, but there were also trees down on Smithbridge and Heyburn roads. Serock added that Delaware County had been mobilizing responders because of damage ...

 

Route 202 backup

Traffic is backed up on northbound Route 202 on Jan. 12 as work crews replace a traffic light that was damaged Saturday when a sand truck snagged overhead power lines. PennDOT was uncertain how long the work would take.

 

Rock quits school board, cites lack of diversity

Citing the lack of a diversity plan, among related issues, Unionville-Chadds Ford School Board Director Michael Rock has resigned from the board. Rock’s resignation came during his comments at the beginning of the Jan. 9 work session. “I remain stunned and dumbfounded by our continuing unwillingness to honor the heart-felt requests from several of our minority ...

 

Salt truck hits traffic light

Traffic lights were out along Route 202 between Concord and Chadds Ford township Saturday afternoon and into the evening after a salt truck ran into the overhead lines at State Farm Drive. Preliminary reports said the driver tried to shift the sand to the rear spreader while driving, but didn't realize how close the lines were. There were no injuries, but some ...

 

Next loop road decision pending

The next in a series of decisions regarding the Hillman Drive extension could come this month. Chadds Ford Township supervisors in October granted preliminary approval for that fourth and final leg of the loop road system around the intersection of Routes 1 and 202, but wanted to consider an option of having either a roundabout or a raised intersection at Hillman and ...

 

Last official meeting for Concord supervisors

Concord Township supervisors still have to pass a budget for 2017, but Tuesday night they held the very last regular Board of Supervisors’ meeting. As of Jan. 1, 2017, Concord will cease operating under Pennsylvania’s Second Class Township Code. Instead it will operate under a new Home Rule Charter, which changes the structure of the township’s government.  Voters ...