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Papering Concord Township

Richard Aldorasi demonstrates the art of paper making as was done in colonial times.

There was a time when papermaking was a dominant industry in the local community. According to Richard Aldorasi, of the Philadelphia Handmade Paper Co., there were once 27 active paper mills in Southern Chester and Western Delaware counties. Aldorasi spoke during a demonstration of papermaking at the Newlin Gristmill on Cheyney Road in Concord Township Saturday. ...

 
 

BHCU donates charging station to library

Delaware County credit union, BHCU, has donated a multi-device charging station to Rachel Kohl Library. The station will charge up to eight devices at a time, helping Rachel Kohl patrons with efficient and convenient charging technology. Rachel Kohl Library, a nonprofit, community library serving over 40,000 people continues their ongoing mission to celebrate the ...

 

Concord Township in brief

• Concord Township Council Tuesday night took care of some housekeeping issues by voting to revise the conditional use agreement with Royal Farms. Royal Farms wants to build a convenience store, with gasoline service, in the split on Route 202 north of Smithbridge Road. According to Council President Dominic Pileggi, two technical issues related to compliance with ...

 

Chadds Ford now a defendant

***UPDATE BELOW*** As anticipated, Chadds Ford has been named a defendant in the matter regarding the Pettinaro property at Ridge Road and Route 202. Attorney John Jaros, representing Ridge Road Development, LLC, the Pettinaro entity seeking to build The Shops at Ridge Road, updated a filing that previously only named Concord Township and its council as defendants. ...

 

Local road update

Chadds Ford Township has announced that Heyburn Road, between Route 1 and Tally H Drive will be closed today, July 24, for emergency repairs. Concord Township announced that Glasgow Inc. will begin road work today with milling on Clayton Park Drive and Green Creek Lane. It is anticipated that Swan Lake Drive, Levi Run, and Lockhart Drive will begin on Tuesday. ...

 

Christmas in July at Olde Ridge Village

  The merchants in Olde Ridge Village found a way to break the doldrums of summer heat and humidity with a Christmas in July event on July 19. There were a moon bounce and a dunk tank along with free food, water ice and other munchies. One of the merchants isn't even a merchant at the shopping center yet. Ted Stavrakis, formerly of Teddy's Place, will be ...

 

Concord suit could include Chadds Ford

Chadds Ford Township could be pulled into litigation between Concord Township and Pettinaro Construction Co. In responding to a complaint filed on behalf of Pettinaro's Ridge Road Development, Concord Township's solicitor Hugh Donaghue has termed Chadds Ford an "indispensable party." If the court agrees, the suit could either be dismissed outright or Chadds Ford ...

 

School board sets budget, taxes up

Unionville-Chadds Ford School Board directors approved the district's 2017-2018 budget during their June 19 meeting. The budget does include a tax increase for property owners. Appropriations for the next academic year are $84.9 million with real estate taxes for property owners in the Chester County portion of the district levied at 28.42 mills. Property taxes in ...

 

Delco Senior Games begin Monday

Delaware County senior athletes will have the chance to showcase their athletic skills in the Delaware County Senior Games, set for June 12-23 at venues throughout the county. More than 650 athletes will compete for medals in a variety of Olympic-style sports such as golf, bowling, table tennis, horseshoes, pickleball and track & field. This year’s theme is “Age ...

 

Concord OKs Royal Farms

Concord Township Council last night unanimously approved the conditional use and land development for Royal Farms. Lou Colagreco, the attorney for the applicant, said work would likely begin sometime in 2018 after his client gets the necessary permits from PennDOT. Royal Farms wants to construct a 4,166 square foot store on the 1.4-acre lot in the split on Route 202 ...

 

Traffic study indicates more vehicles

A recent traffic count conducted on behalf of Chadds Ford Township shows a modest increase in anticipated traffic through the intersection of Route 202 and Ridge Road. According to township engineer Mike Schneider, the count performed this April shows an anticipated 5 percent increase compared to a study done in 2014 by the Pettinaro Co. Schneider gave the ...