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Wrong machine in Concord

Some early morning voters in the 6th Voting Precinct in Concord Township were turned away from the polls because the wrong machine was sent to the precinct at the township building. Precinct Judge of Elections Steve Critchlow said the voting machine delivered was for the 6th Precinct in Collingdale. While initial voters were told to come back later, Critchlow said, ...

 
 

Traffic cameras, bocce in Concord

It’s not a done deal yet, but Concord Township Council is moving forward with an idea to install license-plate-reading cameras at three intersections. What is a done deal is that there are now two bocce ball courts on the township’s Thornton Road property next to the municipal building. Council members unveiled the two courts prior to their May 3 meeting. Council ...

 

Hannum’s looking to move

Hannum’s Harley Davidson wants to get its motor running, move out of two locations, and head onto Concord Township. But it’s up to Concord Township Council, and even if it happens, it might take a couple of years. Tommy Hannum and land use attorney John Jaros told Council members Tuesday night that the desired move is part of a corporate-wide decision to consolidate ...

 

Concord considers license plate readers

They’re not “red light cameras” that photograph a car running a red light and then send out a citation. But LPRs, or License Plate Readers, do read and record a license plate number, and Concord Township Council is considering buying some. No decision will be made before April. Shawn Petty, the CEO of Platelogiq in Exton, made a pitch to Concord Council during the ...

 

Concord dealing for goats

What do you do with 42 goats, three sheep, and a pony or two on a farm that’s been sold so a 100,000 square foot warehouse can be built? Why not make a deal with those good ole country boys in Concord Township? That’s what Jonathon Tropea and Concord are talking about. Tropea’s farm was along The Conchester Highway in Upper Chichester. Motorists would often see the ...

 

Cheyney Road closing for two days

According to an email from Concord Township, PennDOT has announced that Cheyney Road is scheduled to close between Route 1 and Samuel Hill Lane in Concord Township, on Wednesday, Jan. 5, and Thursday, Jan. 6 for pipe replacement. The closure is daytime only, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. During the closure, motorists will be directed to use southbound Route 1 and Concord ...

 

Taxes steady in Concord

Concord Township has its budget for 2022, and there’s no tax increase. Council passed the budget during the Dec. 7 meeting. The budget is balanced, with anticipated revenues and expenditures at $3,999,150. Highlighting the revenue, $1.355 million comes from all taxes, with $662,490 from real estate taxes. Another $422,500 in revenue comes from business licenses ...

 

Concord welcomes Santa

The siren blared, and the singers sang as Santa Claus arrived in Concord Township Friday night. Instead of a sleigh, Santa came on a fire truck from Concord Fire Co. and was greeted by a crowd, including the Garnet Valley High School choir. He then held court listening to Christmas wishes from kids in the township meeting room.    

 

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 ...