Local News Chadds Ford

Election results: Status not so quo

A light voter turnout, but some big changes.

While many of yesterday's local election results reflect business as usual, several county races saw Democrats topping Republicans in what had been traditionally strong GOP areas. And one Republican victory could have an impact on what happens to the Toll Bros. plan to develop Crebilly Farm in Westtown Township. Westtown supervisors are holding a conditional use ...

 
 

Resurrecting The Chadds Ford Tavern

And The Tavern shall rise again. At least that's the hope of Phil Ferro who, partnering with the owners of the Brandywine River Hotel, bought the old restaurant on Route 1 between Heyburn and Harvey roads from Tommy Drane and is now renovating the interior with the hope of opening in January. That hope includes live music, karaoke, DJs, bands and some dancing to ...

 

Starbucks OK’d for new shop

Birmingham Township supervisors granted conditional use approval to Starbucks for a new site in the township. That new location will be in the old bank building near Freddy's on Route 202 at Old Wilmington Pike. Attorney Lou Colagreco, representing the applicant, said the new place would replace the current shop in the Shops at Dilworthtown Crossing. However, he ...

 

Nov. 7 is election day

Tomorrow is election day in Pennsylvania. It’s an off-year election with little local competition. In Chadds Ford Township, incumbent Supervisor Noelle Barbone is running unopposed for re-election, as is Wendell Fenton in Pennsbury and Ricki Stumpo in Pocopson. In Birmingham Township, newcomer John Daniel Hill is running for supervisor, also unopposed. There’s also ...

 

Budget talks start in Chadds Ford

As the calendar year winds down, it's time for townships to begin pondering their budget for the next year. Chadds Ford Township supervisors began the public part of that process during their Nov. 1 meeting. Interim Township Manager Matt DiFilippo presented the proposed preliminary budget. As presented, it's a balanced plan with revenues and expenses anticipated at ...

 

Chadds Ford intervenes in Ridge Road suit

Chadds Ford Township has filed a petition to intervene in the latest round of litigation involving the proposed Shops at Ridge Road and associated road improvements. The petition was filed Monday, Oct. 30. Several Chadds Ford residents expressed concern that they had lost representation in the matter when the first suit was dismissed and the second did not include ...

 

Beer, water mix well at annual BRC dinner

The 2017 Dinner & Silent Auction of the Brandywine Red Clay Alliance (BRC) not only tapped into its members’ shared passion for clean water and environmental advocacy, but it also showcased the simpatico efforts of a popular, local beer-maker. The annual dinner, held on Thursday, Oct. 26, at the Mendenhall Inn, attracted a record crowd of 250 and offered ...

 

Ridge Road saga continues

It could take almost another month before the next shoe drops in the ongoing drama of The Shops at Ridge Road in Concord Township. In the interim, Chadds Ford Township residents remain concerned and apprehensive. There's even a movement afoot to generate a crowd-funding account to cover legal fees should residents choose to fight a potential decision that goes ...

 

Chesco donations top 160,000 pounds

Days after area first-responders returned from delivering 68,000 pounds of donations to victims of Hurricane Harvey in Texas, they began setting up a similar effort for Hurricane Irma’s Florida victims – an initiative that also benefitted residents in Puerto Rico reeling from the wrath of Hurricane Maria. Ron Giacinto, a captain with the West Chester Fire Police and ...

 

Library on rocky financial footing

The financial footing for Rachel Kohl Library isn't on solid ground. Library Director Susan Sternberg told Chadds Ford Township supervisors last night that the library almost closed last month because money is short. "We need money to stay open, not grow, just to stay open," Sternberg said. "The only way to stay open is for stronger municipal support." Sternberg was ...

 

Twin Bridges report due soon

There's still no word on when work will begin on replacing Twin Bridges, but an analysis of options is due soon. The bridge spans the Brandywine between Chadds Ford and Pennsbury townships along Creek Road, an area that's now officially the Twin Bridges Rural Historic District. That district covers more than 2,000 acres and includes four large properties, Big Bend, ...