Local AME Church restored

On Saturday afternoon, Concord Township held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the old Spring Valley African Methodist Episcopal Church on Spring Valley Road. The township bought the property in 2014 for its historic significance with the idea to restore and move it, but then some historic reality came into the mix. For roughly 100 years — from 1880 into the early 1980s — the Spring Valley…

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Taxes up in DelCo for 2024

Delaware County Council unanimously approved the County’s FY 2024 budget at the Dec. 13 public meeting. Next year’s budget represents the county’s investment in the community it serves including investments in services to residents, county infrastructure, public safety, and the county team who work to serve residents each day. It also reflects the reality of running a County in the wake of spiking inflation, addressing…

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Fire tax up in Concord

Concord Township residents will see a slight increase in their tax bills for 2024 even though the township property tax rate will remain the same. The increase is due to a hike in the fire tax, going from 0.044 mils to 0.697 mils. (A mil is a tax of $1 for every $1,000 in assessed property value. Council President Dominic Pileggi explained the reason for…

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Concord holds the line on taxes

Except for some comments, Concord Township’s budget hearing Tuesday night was a virtual repeat of last year’s hearing. The millage rates are almost identical with no tax increases planned. Anticipated revenue and expenditures for the 2024 budget are $4.18 million, with a general fund millage rate at 0.206. Additionally, there are 0.064 mils for the library fund, 0.061 for fire hydrants, and 0.044 for fire…

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Concord denies Wegmans

Concord Township Council Wednesday night approved outdoor dining at Terrain but denied Wegmans application to change its wine and beer sale hours. Conditional use hearings for both Wegmans and Terrain were held on Oct. 12 Wegmans attorney said during the hearing that the store in Concord is losing about 100 sales per month compared to the company’s other stores in Pennsylvania because Concord’s hours are…

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Harvest Festival in photos

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Kids get to strut their costumed best during the Harvest Festival’s Costume Parade.

It was the annual Fall Harvest Festival in Concord Township this past weekend. There were costumed dogs as well as costumed kids along with face painting, a caricaturist, and a hay ride. Here’s how the day looked.  

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Library preps new children’s room

There was a bit of a bump, but Rachel Kohl Library is getting ready to open the new children’s library next month. According to library Director Susan Sternberg, it took two tries to get a matching grant from the state for the renovation of the building on Smithbridge Road. The library applied for a matching grant from the state two years ago after receiving a…

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Fighting fires costs money

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Concordville Fire Chief Bob Vasek, left, and President and CEO Lee Weersing said Concordville’s level of service might be reduced if municipalities don’t increase their contributions.

What will happen if a volunteer fire company can’t get volunteers or money? According to the leadership of the Concordville Fire & Protective Assn., it costs money to fight fires and its lack could result in less coverage and increased danger. “Unfortunately, everything is about money,” said fire company President Lee Weersing. And traditional volunteer fire companies are moving to paid firefighters. That costs money,…

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Hearings for Wegmans and Terrain in Concord

Concord Township Council held conditional use hearings for Terrain Café and Wegmans Tuesday night and decisions are expected in November. First up was Terrain. The garden shop at Route 1 and Evergreen Drive has an indoor dining area but went to the council for a hearing to get permission for an outdoor dining area that would seat about 82 people. But much of the discussion…

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Candidates address CF GOP

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Candidates, from left are Jeff Jones, Dawn Getty Sutphin, and Beth Stefanide-Miscichowski.

Beth Stefanide-Miscichowski, running for Delaware County District Attorney, took aim at the incumbent DA, Democrat Jack Stollsteimer when she spoke to the Chadds Ford Republican Party Saturday. She said crime in the county is up more than 25 percent. “Why am I running? Because the policies that have been enacted by this district attorney are not working. Delaware County Prison has its lowest population in…

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Concord Council: Goats, libraries, roads

It was a light agenda for Concord Township Council Tuesday night. • Council recognized residents Mary Alice Peeling and Randy Ehman for their time as members of the Rachel Kohl Library Board. They each have served three, three-year terms. Council members also recognized Girl Scout Troop 5607 for getting a Bronze Award for building a play area for goats, Goat-Topia at the former dog park…

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