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Possible changes for health centers in Concord

It won’t happen anytime soon — if at all — but changes are possible for some types of health care facilities in Concord Township. Council members Tuesday night voted 5-1 to authorize advertising of a possible ordinance change that could allow overnight stays at facilities that offer knee and hip replacement. Currently the procedures are on an outpatient basis for ...

 
 

Concord to consider plastic ban

Concord Township Council Tuesday night authorized advertising a hearing for an ordinance that could lead to the township banning plastic bags and straws. No date for the has yet been set. Councilman John Gillespie is pushing for the ban and said he wants Concord to follow West Chester’s lead to implement the ban despite state law which says such a ban is not allowed ...

 

Heat warning Wednesday through Sunday

The national weather service in Mount Holly has issued an excessive heat warning which is in effect from 8 a.m. Wednesday to 10 p.m. Sunday. Heat index values will be up to 110 due to temperatures in the upper 90s, and dew points in the lower 70s. The highest heat index values will occur during the daytime, especially on Saturday. However, given how hot and ...

 

Excessive heat warning in effect until 7 p.m. Saturday

The national weather service in Mount Holly has issued an excessive heat warning, which is in effect until 7:00 p.m. Saturday. Heat index values will be around 100 into early this evening, and again on Saturday afternoon. Temperatures highs today and Saturday will be near 90 degrees. Lows tonight in the middle and upper 70s. The heat and humidity will create a hazard ...

 

Twersky pulls out of Concord race

During a politically charged township council meeting, Concord Township Councilman Joshua Twersky announced he was pulling out of the race for reelection in November. Twersky was offered the Republican Party endorsement for reelection, but he didn’t accept by the given deadline, so the endorsement was rescinded. He announced his withdrawal from the race during a vote ...

 

Concord preserves 17 acres

Concord Township Council Tuesday night voted to spend $870,000 to preserve a 17-acre property at the corner of Featherbed Lane and Bethel Road. The property, owned by the Hall family, is a former Christmas tree farm that will now be used for passive open space. Of the 17 acres, the township is buying 14.5 acres while the family will retain 2.5. Those 2.5 acres ...

 

Zoning change OKs medical marijuana

Concord Township Council Tuesday night approved changes to the township zoning code to accommodate medical marijuana dispensaries and medical marijuana grow facilities. The voting for each change was four yeses and one no. Abstaining were Council President Dominic Pileggi and Vice President John Gillespie. The lone no vote came from Tom Mahoney. Yes votes came from ...

 

Intrigue, but no local surprises in primary

There’s an old sarcastic remark that goes: “What if you gave a party and nobody showed up?” The question for Tuesday’s primary election, at least early on, would have been: “What if you held an election and nobody showed up to vote?” Voter turnout yesterday started light and only slightly picked up through the day. Even in Concord Township with a contested GOP ...

 

Canine ‘wedding’ benefitting PAWS

There is a certain link between humans and their animals that benefits both. Sometimes that relationship goes well beyond the routine. One such relationship is leading to a “wedding” between Frangelica Meloni and Shaggydog Stark. Frangelica Meloni is the four-legged daughter of Chadds Ford’s Kathryn Meloni. Frangelica has been a therapy dog for the past several years ...

 

Concord Township in brief

Concord Township Council Tuesday night voted to award the 2019 Road Program contract to Innovative Construction Service of Folcroft. Innovative offered the lowest of six bids tendered. The contract is for $627,000. Prior to the bid being awarded, township engineer Nate Cline said PennDOT has agreed to do some limited pothole repair on Route 1. The council honored ...

 

Westtown, Toll face off again over Crebilly Farm

No decision was issued today in an appeal hearing on Toll Brothers' application to develop Crebilly Farm, a historic 300-plus-acre tract that abuts Routes 202 and 926 in Westtown Township. A three-judge Commonwealth Court panel sitting in Pittsburgh  heard arguments from Gregg Adelman, one of Toll’s attorneys, and Patrick McKenna, the Westtown Township solicitor. ...