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What it means to be green

Chester County Commissioners, in a press release today, said the county is ready to go green. That word came in response to Gov. Tom Wolf’s announcement of today saying the five-county Philadelphia region will enter the green phase on June 26. “[T]he county is fully prepared to further relax restrictions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic,” the release said. ...

 
 

Outdoor dining draws praise

It might not be the same as dancing in the street, but diners and restaurateurs are happy about dining al fresco. Restaurants in the region opened up for outdoor dining two weeks ago after counties moved from the red to yellow phase in Gov. Wolf's color scheme for getting the state back to normal in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Yvonne and Michael Kelley, of ...

 

Criminal justice reform in DelCo

Delaware County Council and the Office of the District Attorney yesterday announced the formation of a countywide Task Force on Criminal Justice Reform, to be chaired by District Attorney Jack Stollsteimer. “For too long, distrust has been allowed to exist between law enforcement and the communities that they are sworn to protect and serve,” said Stollsteimer. “It is ...

 

Updated polling locations for Concord Twp.

Concord Township will have several precincts with a change in polling location for the June 2 primary election. • Precinct 1 (West Precinct), which usually votes at Darlington Arts Center, will vote at Garnet Valley Middle School, 601 Smithbridge Road. • Precinct 9 (South East Precinct), which usually votes at Garnet Valley High School, will vote at the former ...

 

Concord opposes sale of CWA

During a short May 12 meeting, Concord Township Council passed a resolution opposing the sale of Chester Water Authority and announced that the township building would reopen with safety restrictions on May 18. Council also agreed to send a letter to state and county officials to get a plan together so that businesses in Concord Township can reopen. On March 19, Gov. ...

 

Indian restaurant initiates ‘Together We Will Prevail’

Rasa Indian Cuisine in Painters Crossing shopping center has initiated a program in support of emergency personnel. Together, We Will Prevail! Is designed to support the emergency personnel and first responders during the COVID-19 crisis, according to a press release. As part of this initiative, Rasa delivers packaged meals to the emergency personnel. The Together ...

 

Concord in brief: sidewalks, roads, Coronavirus

In a brief telephone meeting Tuesday night, Concord Township Council voted to award a Transportation and Community Development Initiative grant to Pennoni Engineering and the Brandywine Conservancy. The grant, for $84,500 from the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission, is to be used to study the Routes 1 and 202 corridors for the possibility of installing ...

 

DelCo COVID update

Delaware County commissioners, the director of emergency services, and the Chester County Department of Health director gave an update on the county's ability to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic. The Coronavirus is spreading, but county hospitals are coping without strain. However, Council Chairman Brian Zidek said the state is reporting 14,559 confirmed cases with ...

 

Online meetings and other reminders

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced many cancelations, but some governmental meetings are continuing but only online, either through websites or Zoom. The Chadds Ford Township Planning Commission will have its regularly scheduled meeting at 7 p.m. on April 8, but the meeting will be held via Zoom. For instruction on how to join a Zoom meeting, go to ...

 

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 ...