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Intrigue, but no local surprises in primary

A sign telling voters to form a single line at Birmingham Friends Meeting wasn’t really needed because turnout was so light yesterday morning.

There’s an old sarcastic remark that goes: “What if you gave a party and nobody showed up?” The question for Tuesday’s primary election, at least early on, would have been: “What if you held an election and nobody showed up to vote?” Voter turnout yesterday started light and only slightly picked up through the day. Even in Concord Township with a contested GOP ...

 
 

Canine ‘wedding’ benefitting PAWS

There is a certain link between humans and their animals that benefits both. Sometimes that relationship goes well beyond the routine. One such relationship is leading to a “wedding” between Frangelica Meloni and Shaggydog Stark. Frangelica Meloni is the four-legged daughter of Chadds Ford’s Kathryn Meloni. Frangelica has been a therapy dog for the past several years ...

 

Concord Township in brief

Concord Township Council Tuesday night voted to award the 2019 Road Program contract to Innovative Construction Service of Folcroft. Innovative offered the lowest of six bids tendered. The contract is for $627,000. Prior to the bid being awarded, township engineer Nate Cline said PennDOT has agreed to do some limited pothole repair on Route 1. The council honored ...

 

Westtown, Toll face off again over Crebilly Farm

No decision was issued today in an appeal hearing on Toll Brothers' application to develop Crebilly Farm, a historic 300-plus-acre tract that abuts Routes 202 and 926 in Westtown Township. A three-judge Commonwealth Court panel sitting in Pittsburgh  heard arguments from Gregg Adelman, one of Toll’s attorneys, and Patrick McKenna, the Westtown Township solicitor. ...

 

A message from Concord Township

As part of Delaware County’s continuing reassessment process, residents are advised that Tyler Technologies Inc. is currently working within Concord Township as part of the reassessment project. Tyler will be gathering property data and photographing properties from clearly marked white vans. Images will only be taken from the street and Tyler will not enter private ...

 

Shavertown Road closed Wednesday morning

Concord Township is reporting that Shavertown Road will be closed tomorrow, Wednesday, Wednesday, May 1 due to an emergency repair. The road will be closed between Kirk Road and Naamans Creek roads from 8:30 to 11:00 a.m. Construction will be taking place at the Martins Court/Shavertown Road intersection. Local access for residents will be available up to the ...

 

Grant approved for open space preservation

The Chester County Commissioners marked Earth Day today with the announcement of $3.8 million in open space preservation grants.  The grants, approved unanimously at the County’s public meeting earlier this month, are made available through the Conservancy and Municipal Grant Programs. This commitment of County funds will help leverage an additional $5.7 million of ...

 

Good morning, m’am

I'm so happy to be back in India again for the 11th time. This is my home away from home where I feel a passion and purpose in the work done here. There is so much going on here each and every day. I start each morning, sitting on the balcony, drinking coffee (brought from the US, as this is still Nescafé country). It is peaceful and calm, looking out over the wheat ...

 

Council gets loud over recordings

On a night when Concord Township Council began live-streaming its meetings, the longest and loudest part of the meeting dealt with whether attendees should divulge whether they are recording the meetings. One councilman went so far as to question the value of the township solicitor’s legal opinion. Council for years has been asking people to let them know if they ...

 

No vote on marijuana dispensary

Hearings on two proposed zoning amendments that would allow for medical marijuana facilities in Concord Township didn’t go very far Tuesday night. The major action taken by township council — aside from answering some questions from the public — was to authorize that the hearings be re-advertised. The amendments, if approved, would make room for a medical marijuana ...

 

Concord in brief: sewer credits and marijuana

• Concord Township is offering a credit for residential and commercial sewer customers for water used for filling swimming pools or metered irrigation systems. Council voted on the change during its March 5 meeting. The credit is for each gallon of water used— gallon per gallon — but not discharged into the sewer system. Previous billing was for water used, even if ...