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Concord Harvest Festival in photos

No one is certain how long Concord Township has been holding its annual Fall Festival. Dan Frattarelli, of the Park & Recreation Board who emceed the festival Saturday, said this year’s event was the 53rd festival. He also said that two years ago. But it doesn’t matter. The event is just for fun. The festival includes two costume contests — one for pets and the ...

 
 

Concord preserves 50 more acres

Concord Township has secured another 50 acres of land for preservation. The township entered into an agreement with the Wilcox family to buy a conservation easement on the family’s property in the Ivy Mills Historic District. Council Co-Vice President John Crossan — who leads the township and sits on the Delaware County Green Space Task Force — said the property ...

 

Concord dedicates Chair of Honor

Concord Township Council held a ceremony dedicating a Chair of Honor for United States military personnel who went missing in action but who were never found. The ceremony, part of the Oct. 5 Council meeting, featured Wallingford resident Ralph W. Galati, Capt. USAF, a former fighter pilot. Galati was stationed in Thailand during the Vietnam War when his F 4 Phantom ...

 

Concord moves on open space

Following last month's hearing, Concord Township Council took another step Tuesday night to acquire another 42 acres of open space. The seven-member council voted unanimously to authorize the township manager to execute the agreement of sale for the Chetty property at 668 Featherbed Lane. The land is adjacent to Bush Hill Farm and will be added to that site for ...

 

No traffic light for Schoolhouse Lane

Concord Township Council has a decision to make about what to do about Schoolhouse Lane. After multiple accidents at Schoolhouse and Baltimore Pike over the years, one being a fatal accident last year, council members had hoped for a traffic light, but that's not in the cards. At least not yet. During a special meeting on the subject Tuesday night, Council ...

 

Concord hears land acquisition

Concord Township Council followed up its July announcement to acquire more open space along Featherbed Lane with a hearing on the matter Tuesday night. The acquisition is in two parts. Concord agreed to buy an 8-acre parcel of the Chetty property on Featherbed Lane to add to the township park at Bush Hill Farm. Second, the township would pay for an easement placed ...

 

Council recognizes volunteer efforts

In its first in-person meeting since March 2020, Concord Council recognized the efforts of several volunteer organizations. Council members gave formal recognition to Concordville Fire Co. and to members of Girl Scout Troop 5925. The Girl Scouts were recognized for building and then installing 14 birdhouses in township parks. In reading the resolution, ...

 

Voicing visions in Concord

It was just to gather information with no action planned for anytime soon, but more than two dozen people attended a Voice Your Vision meeting in Concord Township Tuesday evening. It was the second of at least three such sessions for council members to hear what residents want to see in Concord. The July 20 session was on connectivity, open space, and trails. ...

 

Open space, sidewalks in Concord

Concord Township is in the process of acquiring more open space. Township Council announced that the township has agreed to buy an 8.6-acre parcel of Featherbed Farm on Featherbed Lane to add to the township park at Bush Hill Farm. There will also be an easement placed on the other 33 acres to prevent development. The cost of the sale and easement comes to $1.5 ...

 

Historic house to be moved

People driving up or down Beaver Valley Road likely wouldn't notice it. But, even looking for it, they might miss it. It is the Newlin Log Home, which dates to somewhere between the late 1690s or to the mid-1700s. Members of the Newlin Grist Mill Foundation aren't 100 percent sure yet. But they are sure they want to save the house, and to do so, they'll have to ...

 

Concord talks traffic, in-person meetings

It was a mixed bag during Concord Township’s June 1 council meeting. Conversation ranged from traffic lights to sidewalks, return to in-person meetings, and an end to the COVID-related outdoor dining permits. Council also heard from state Rep. Craig Williams, R-160, who also talked about traffic. Williams, who won the representative seat to replace Steve Barrar, who ...