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Nov. 7 is election day

Tomorrow is election day in Pennsylvania. It’s an off-year election with little local competition. In Chadds Ford Township, incumbent Supervisor Noelle Barbone is running unopposed for re-election, as is Wendell Fenton in Pennsbury and Ricki Stumpo in Pocopson. In Birmingham Township, newcomer John Daniel Hill is running for supervisor, also unopposed. There’s also ...

 
 

Chadds Ford intervenes in Ridge Road suit

Chadds Ford Township has filed a petition to intervene in the latest round of litigation involving the proposed Shops at Ridge Road and associated road improvements. The petition was filed Monday, Oct. 30. Several Chadds Ford residents expressed concern that they had lost representation in the matter when the first suit was dismissed and the second did not include ...

 

Beer, water mix well at annual BRC dinner

The 2017 Dinner & Silent Auction of the Brandywine Red Clay Alliance (BRC) not only tapped into its members’ shared passion for clean water and environmental advocacy, but it also showcased the simpatico efforts of a popular, local beer-maker. The annual dinner, held on Thursday, Oct. 26, at the Mendenhall Inn, attracted a record crowd of 250 and offered ...

 

Ridge Road saga continues

It could take almost another month before the next shoe drops in the ongoing drama of The Shops at Ridge Road in Concord Township. In the interim, Chadds Ford Township residents remain concerned and apprehensive. There's even a movement afoot to generate a crowd-funding account to cover legal fees should residents choose to fight a potential decision that goes ...

 

Chesco donations top 160,000 pounds

Days after area first-responders returned from delivering 68,000 pounds of donations to victims of Hurricane Harvey in Texas, they began setting up a similar effort for Hurricane Irma’s Florida victims – an initiative that also benefitted residents in Puerto Rico reeling from the wrath of Hurricane Maria. Ron Giacinto, a captain with the West Chester Fire Police and ...

 

New Ridge Road suit brings concerns

Chadds Ford Township residents, especially those living along Ridge Road, are concerned about a second complaint filed against Concord Township. They feel they no longer have a voice in a development that, they say, would adversely affect their way of life. The fear is of excess traffic. The second suit — filed Sept. 29 by Ridge Road Development, the Pettinaro ...

 

Sunset Farm forever protected from development

Natural Lands announced today the preservation of 28 acres of farmland, orchard, and forest in the northwestern corner of New Garden Township, Chester County. Owners Lynn Sinclair and John Morris placed the property—known as Sunset Farm—under conservation easement, ensuring it will remain open forever. A conservation easement is a legally binding agreement that ...

 

Loop road vote in sight

A Planning Commission vote on whether or not to recommend final approval for the proposed Hillman Drive extension, the loop road, is expected in November. That was the word from commission Chairman Craig Huffman during the commission's Oct. 11 meeting. If commissioners recommend approval, Chadds Ford Township Board of Supervisors could vote on the plan in December. ...

 

Changing faces in Concord

Multiple changes are taking place in Concord Township. A new township manager steps in while a council member steps out. Township Council officially announced Tuesday night the resignation of Brenda Lamanna as township manager but welcomed Amanda Serock as her replacement. Serock was the manager in Chadds Ford Township for the past three years. Council President ...

 

Judge upholds Chadds Ford position

Chadds Ford Township has won a round in the ongoing litigation surrounding the proposed commercial development along Ridge Road. On Friday, Sept. 22, Judge Spiros E. Angelos, of the Delaware County Court of Common Pleas, upheld Chadds Ford's argument that PennDOT should be named as an indispensable party to the action brought by Ridge Road Development. In the ...

 

Chester County has much to celebrate

This year’s Chester County Day on Saturday, Oct. 7, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., will have much to celebrate. In addition to continuing its 77-year tradition as the longest-running house tour in the country, the popular, area fundraiser will also honor the 125th anniversary of Chester County Hospital, which was founded in 1892. The 2017 ticket-holders will have access to ...