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Bethel Road closed

Concord Township reported that Bethel Road is closed today, Thursday, Oct. 17. In an email, the township said “High winds have brought down trees and power lines on Bethel Road. As a result, Bethel Road — between Running Spring and Featherbed roads — will be closed for most of the day.

 
 

Concord nixes Concord Ventures

The vote was unanimous and the applause strong Tuesday evening when Concord Township Council denied the PRD application of Concord Ventures. Had the application been approved — along with required future land development plans — 29 townhouses in six buildings and 166 apartments in three five-story buildings could have built off of Watkin Avenue near southbound Route ...

 

Loop road? Maybe next year

The final section of the loop road — the Hillman Drive extension — has felt for some to be more like a long and winding road. What was expected to be open more than a year ago still hasn’t gotten started. John Coyle, the senior vice president and general counsel for The Henderson Group — owner of the Chadds Ford Business Campus through which the road will run — told ...

 

Concord Ventures hearing closes

After more than two-plus years of discussion and controversy that included more than a year of often tedious testimony, the Concord Ventures PRD hearing has come to a close in Concord Township. Attorneys made closing comments Oct. 1 and council members are scheduled to vote on the matter on Oct.15. Concord Ventures is seeking tentative approval for a Planned ...

 

Concord considering plastic ban

Concord Township Council Tuesday night opened two ordinance hearings, one of which, if approved, would ban single-use plastic bags and straws in the township. The other would establish enforcement of stop signs. No action was taken on either measure. The stop sign ordinance hearing was opened and closed with a decision pending. The other hearing was continued with ...

 

Possible changes for health centers in Concord

It won’t happen anytime soon — if at all — but changes are possible for some types of health care facilities in Concord Township. Council members Tuesday night voted 5-1 to authorize advertising of a possible ordinance change that could allow overnight stays at facilities that offer knee and hip replacement. Currently the procedures are on an outpatient basis for ...

 

Concord to consider plastic ban

Concord Township Council Tuesday night authorized advertising a hearing for an ordinance that could lead to the township banning plastic bags and straws. No date for the has yet been set. Councilman John Gillespie is pushing for the ban and said he wants Concord to follow West Chester’s lead to implement the ban despite state law which says such a ban is not allowed ...

 

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 ...

 

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 ...

 

Twersky pulls out of Concord race

During a politically charged township council meeting, Concord Township Councilman Joshua Twersky announced he was pulling out of the race for reelection in November. Twersky was offered the Republican Party endorsement for reelection, but he didn’t accept by the given deadline, so the endorsement was rescinded. He announced his withdrawal from the race during a vote ...

 

Concord preserves 17 acres

Concord Township Council Tuesday night voted to spend $870,000 to preserve a 17-acre property at the corner of Featherbed Lane and Bethel Road. The property, owned by the Hall family, is a former Christmas tree farm that will now be used for passive open space. Of the 17 acres, the township is buying 14.5 acres while the family will retain 2.5. Those 2.5 acres ...