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ATF to investigate West Chester fire

Photograph from fire at Barclay Friends Senior Assisted Living Center

The National Response Team (NRT) of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), along with Special Agents from the ATF Philadelphia Field Division, and members of the ATF Philadelphia Arson Task Force were activated to respond to the a 5-alarm fire that occurred at the Barclay Friends Senior Assisted Living Center located at 700 N. Franklin Street ...

 
 

Concord, Pettinaro settle; Chadds Ford sues

In a surprise move, Concord Township Council Wednesday night entered into a settlement with Ridge Road Development, which ends current litigation over a proposed development on Concord's border with Chadds Ford. Ridge Road development is a subsidiary of Pettinaro Construction. By doing so, Concord agrees that Condition 19 of the approval — which required Chadds ...

 

Loop road heads to supervisors

A long journey for a short road has one more stop to make — at a Chadds Ford Township Board of Supervisors' meeting. Members of the township Planning Commission last night voted 5-0 to recommend approval of the final plan for the Hillman Drive extension, the last leg of the loop road around the intersection of Routes 1 and 202. "This idea has been around since the ...

 

Election results: Status not so quo

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 ...

 

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 ...

 

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 ...

 

New Ridge Road suit brings concerns

Chadds Ford Township residents, especially those living along Ridge Road, are concerned about a second complaint filed against Concord Township. They feel they no longer have a voice in a development that, they say, would adversely affect their way of life. The fear is of excess traffic. The second suit — filed Sept. 29 by Ridge Road Development, the Pettinaro ...