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Rumor flies over Ridge Road plan

Angst over the possible widening of Ridge Road led to a discussion of an unsubstantiated rumor during the Sept. 6 Chadds Ford Township Board of Supervisors' meeting. At the end of the meeting, township Manager Amanda Serock announced her resignation after three years on the job. Early on in the meeting, Serock and township engineer Mike Schneider gave a brief update ...

 
 

Timeline on Pettinaro litigation

According to Chadds Ford Township solicitor Mike Maddren, there is not yet a hearing date for the lawsuit over the proposed commercial development on Route 202 at Ridge Road in Concord Township. The property abuts Chadds Ford Township and involves widening Ridge Road to six lanes. The suit now involves Pettinaro, Concord and Chadds Ford townships and possibly ...

 

Olde Ridge aiding Harvey victims

Shop owners at The Olde Ridge Village Shoppes in Chadds Ford are taking part in relief efforts to help the victims of Hurricane Harvey in Texas. James Cunius, of Cunius Martial Arts, sent out an email to other shop owners in the center on Wednesday asking for help in collecting needed supplies and that his studio would be the collection point. Though Cunius was ...

 

Truckloads of food sheriff to sheriff

The first truckload of food is on its way to San Patricio County Texas.  The second truck is now being loaded in front of the Giant food store in Dilworthtown located located at 1393 Dilworthtown Road in West Chester. Chester County Sheriff Carolyn Welsh wanted to make sure the food that was collected went to those in need. She directly contacted Sheriff Leroy Moody ...

 

The 240th Anniversary of the Battle of the Brandywine

Most of the horse trails are now overgrown with trees and brush or converted into paved macadam roadways. Many of the fields where men lay wounded have been replaced with houses, businesses and small farms. Yet the story of America’s struggle for independence endures around Chester County and some of its silent witnesses remain today. In the Fall of 1777, George ...

 

Papering Concord Township

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 ...