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Farmers sow seeds of optimism

Businesses try to maintain a sense of normalcy even in tough times. They have to. It's a common concern, but it becomes more so in times of uncertainty. Even for businesses that provide necessities, like farmers. Consider Randell Spackman, of Thornbury Farm in Thornbury Township in Chester County, and H.G. Haskell, of Hill Girt Farm in Pennsbury. They grow and sell ...

 
 

Concord will hold telephone meeting

Concord Township Council will have a regular monthly meeting in April, but it will be a week later than previously scheduled and conducted by telephone. The meeting will be streamed live at 7 p.m. on April 14, but the public will not be allowed to attend in person. According to the email announcing the meeting, the public will not be permitted in the meeting but will ...

 

Concord extends shut down to April 13

Concord Township has extended its office closures to visitors through April 10. A press release said the staff is prepared to return to their offices on April 13 but, until then, all non-essential township business will be handled while employees work remotely from home. Essential functions, such as sewer plant operations, will continue as normal.  Residents are ...

 

A DelCo update on COVID-19

Delaware County officials sent out the following as a guide for anyone with questions about dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic. Delaware County residents now have access to the resources of their local Health Department. We have partnered with Chester County’s Department of Health to provide a wide range of services to specifically address the Coronavirus. For more ...

 

Concord formally declares health emergency

Concord Township Council this morning formally declared a medical disaster emergency in the township, following actions taken by the state and Delaware County in the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic. Council unanimously approved the resolution that, among other things, will keep the township building closed to visitors through the end of the month. Township functions ...

 

Concord Township closing offices

Concord Township will be closing its office Monday afternoon. The office will remain closed through March 27. No visitors will be able to enter the building and routine business will be conducted by phone. Callers should leave a message and the call will be returned later. Concord sent the following email Sunday evening, March 15: "On Tuesday, March 17 at 9 a.m. ...

 

Special COVID-19 meeting in Concord

Concord township is planning a special meeting on Tuesday, March 17 — tentatively scheduled for 9 a.m. — in reaction to the COVID-19 outbreak. One measure is to cancel non-essential meetings. The following is from Concord Township’s website: Township residents, please note that the township is taking pre-emptive measures to put us in a strong position to be able to ...

 

COVID-19 concern postpones meeting

The Garnet Valley Greenway open house meeting scheduled for Concord Township tonight has been postponed. According to an email, the Township’s Emergency Management Team — along with the Council — has determined it is "both prudent and socially responsible to postpone the session as a result of the evolving issue with the COVID-19 virus." “At this time, we are ...

 

New voting machines in DelCo

Delaware County will be using new voting machines this year and the League of Women Voters held a brief demonstration on the units in Concord Township Monday. It’s actually a two-part system. Voters fill out paper ballots at a table with privacy barriers using pens provided at the polls. They then take their paper ballot and insert it into the machine. It doesn’t ...

 

Concord planning eminent domain

Concord Township Council Tuesday night voted to take property through eminent domain to assure three other property owners can more easily hook up to the township sewer system. Whether or not the township actually condemns and takes the property remains to be seen, according to council Vice President John Gillespie. At issue are three homes on Concord Meeting Road ...

 

Conflict and open space in Concord

On a night when Concord Township Council announced the acquisition of more land for open space, a former council member made not so veiled allegations of impropriety by the council’s president. Councilman John Crossan formally announced the township bought the Carilla property, a site of slightly more than two acres at 886 Naamans Creek Road. A development of four ...