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Andrew to face Barrar in November

If the unofficial vote totals hold, Democrat Anton Andrew will challenge incumbent Republican Steve Barrar for the state’s 160 Legislative District House seat in November. Barrar ran unopposed in the Republican primary, garnering 3,375 votes in Delaware County and 1,001 in Chester County. The Democratic Party primary was contested with Andrew endorsed by the Kennett ...

 
 

Testimony by the numbers in Concord

It was testimony by the numbers during the May 8 hearing in Concord Township for Concord Ventures, a proposed planned residential development near Watkin Avenue and Route 202. The proposal is to build 29 townhouses in six buildings and 166 apartment units in three five-story buildings on 49 acres of a 64-acre property. For nearly two hours, attorney Marc Kaplin, ...

 

CF supervisors support fair districting

Chadds Ford Township supervisors voted 3-0 Wednesday night in support of fair legislative districts in Pennsylvania. The vote came two weeks after the House State Government Committee gutted a measure calling for an independent citizens commission to oversee redistricting in an attempt to prevent gerrymandering. The resolution says the residents of Chadds Ford and ...

 

DelCo prepares for National Day of Prayer

At the April 18 weekly meeting, Delaware County Council was joined by members of the National Day of Prayer Task Force, and various pastors and law enforcement chaplains to announce, there will be a National Day of Prayer observance in Delaware County, hosted by the National Day of Prayer Task Force, on Thursday, May 3, at 11:30 a.m. in Rose Tree Park. People of all ...

 

Route 202 closed, pole hit

North and southbound lanes on Route 202, between Dilworthtown and Oakland roads, are closed this afternoon and are expected to remain closed until 7 p.m. or later. Shortly before 7 a.m., a car struck a utility pole on the northbound side, across from Keenan Auto Body South, between Cavallo Auto Body and the Sentinel Motel. The pole was leaning into the roadway, and ...

 

Light agenda for Chadds Ford BoS

Chadds Ford Township is teaming with Concord in its examination of pedestrian access and connectivity around the intersection of Routes 1 and 202. Supervisors Wednesday night voted to support Concord’s application for a grant to study gaps in sidewalks Township engineer Mike Schneider said the scope of the project is good and will look for areas that need to be ...

 

Trail grants, new hotel in Concord

Concord Township Council members Tuesday night approved a series of resolutions that OK’d a new hotel and the application for several trail-related grants. At least one of those grants has an implication for Chadds Ford Township. Engineer Nate Cline said the township wants to look at the possibility of sidewalks and other forms of pedestrian access around the ...

 

Witness details compliance

The second round of testimony in the Concord Ventures hearing in Concord Township was a two-hour long session of one witness detailing compliance with ordinances. Attorney Marc Kaplin, representing the developer, questioned Ben Crowder for two hours regarding the developer’s compliance with various elements of township codes. Crowder is an engineer with Bohler ...

 

PennDOT Reduces Speed Limits

Due to the severity of the winter storm, PennDOT is temporarily reducing the speed limit on several roadways in the region. PennDOT is urging motorists to avoid unnecessary travel but those who must head out will see speeds reduced to 45 mph on the following highways: • Interstates 76, 95, 476, 676; • U.S. Routes 1, 30, 202, 422; and • State Routes 63, 100 Spur and ...

 

Operation Warm seeks volunteers nationwide

Since 1998, Operation Warm, a national nonprofit dedicated to providing brand new winter coats to children in need, has gifted more than 2.5 million coats. Due to the expansion of giving efforts across the U.S., Operation Warm has launched its first ever ‘Volunteer Brigade,’ a highly trained force to give more coats to kids in need. This past year, Operation Warm was ...

 

Help with trees

From Concord Township: As a result of the last two snow storms, the county is offering volunteer tree work assistance to private property owners in Delaware County. If you are interested in the county assistance for tree work needed on your property as a result of the storms on March 2 and 7, please email the township immediately and by no later than Monday morning ...