Local News Chadds Ford

DelCo prepares for National Day of Prayer

At the April 18 weekly meeting, Delaware County Council was joined by members of the National Day of Prayer Task Force, and various pastors and law enforcement chaplains to announce, there will be a National Day of Prayer observance in Delaware County, hosted by the National Day of Prayer Task Force, on Thursday, May 3, at 11:30 a.m. in Rose Tree Park. People of all ...

 
 

Route 202 closed, pole hit

North and southbound lanes on Route 202, between Dilworthtown and Oakland roads, are closed this afternoon and are expected to remain closed until 7 p.m. or later. Shortly before 7 a.m., a car struck a utility pole on the northbound side, across from Keenan Auto Body South, between Cavallo Auto Body and the Sentinel Motel. The pole was leaning into the roadway, and ...

 

For Crebilly, settlement hopes percolating

At the end of 2017, the Westtown Township Board of Supervisors voted to deny Toll Brothers’ conditional-use application for Crebilly Farm, prompting jubilation from area residents that would prove short-lived. For more than a year, opponents of the plan to erect 319 homes on a scenic, 322-acre tract had attended dozens of multi-hour meetings that produced almost ...

 

Light agenda for Chadds Ford BoS

Chadds Ford Township is teaming with Concord in its examination of pedestrian access and connectivity around the intersection of Routes 1 and 202. Supervisors Wednesday night voted to support Concord’s application for a grant to study gaps in sidewalks Township engineer Mike Schneider said the scope of the project is good and will look for areas that need to be ...

 

Trail grants, new hotel in Concord

Concord Township Council members Tuesday night approved a series of resolutions that OK’d a new hotel and the application for several trail-related grants. At least one of those grants has an implication for Chadds Ford Township. Engineer Nate Cline said the township wants to look at the possibility of sidewalks and other forms of pedestrian access around the ...

 

Anti-gerrymandering petition hits Chadds Ford

Township supervisors are expected to vote April 4 whether to sign onto a petition supporting changes in how legislative districts are drawn in Pennsylvania. The board heard a presentation, and request from Chadds Ford Township resident David Epstein on the matter during the March 28 work session. As was reported several times last year, gerrymandering is the practice ...

 

Witness details compliance

The second round of testimony in the Concord Ventures hearing in Concord Township was a two-hour long session of one witness detailing compliance with ordinances. Attorney Marc Kaplin, representing the developer, questioned Ben Crowder for two hours regarding the developer’s compliance with various elements of township codes. Crowder is an engineer with Bohler ...

 

PennDOT Reduces Speed Limits

Due to the severity of the winter storm, PennDOT is temporarily reducing the speed limit on several roadways in the region. PennDOT is urging motorists to avoid unnecessary travel but those who must head out will see speeds reduced to 45 mph on the following highways: • Interstates 76, 95, 476, 676; • U.S. Routes 1, 30, 202, 422; and • State Routes 63, 100 Spur and ...

 

Operation Warm seeks volunteers nationwide

Since 1998, Operation Warm, a national nonprofit dedicated to providing brand new winter coats to children in need, has gifted more than 2.5 million coats. Due to the expansion of giving efforts across the U.S., Operation Warm has launched its first ever ‘Volunteer Brigade,’ a highly trained force to give more coats to kids in need. This past year, Operation Warm was ...

 

Ridge Road litigation stopped

Chadds Ford Township will not appeal the court decision that dismissed the township’s complaint against Pettinaro Construction and Concord Township. Chadds Ford has been fighting the planned widening of Ridge Road for more than a year. Widening the road to six lanes for one-quarter of a mile is part of the commercial development at Ridge and Route 202 in Concord. But ...

 

Chadds Ford meeting postponed

The March 7 snowstorm has forced a postponement of the regularly scheduled meeting of the Chadds Ford Township Board of Supervisors.The meeting will now be held 7 p.m., Thursday, March 8 at the municipal building. Supervisors are expected to announce their decision on whether to continue challenging the Pettinaro commercial development planned for Ridge Road at Route 202.