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ChesCo Commissioners endorse Circuit Trails

Chester County Commissioners sign the resolution endorsing the completion of the Greater Philadelphia Region Circuit Trail network.

The Chester County Commissioners this week signed a resolution endorsing the completion of the Circuit Trails network, a connected system of multi-purpose trails located in the greater Philadelphia area that, when complete, will comprise more than 750 miles of trails in the region. Chester County is the first of the nine counties in the region to formally endorse the ...

 
 

Royal Farms decision delayed

It will now be June before Concord Township Council releases its decision on the Royal Farms conditional use hearing. The decision was expected last night, but the township and applicant agreed to an extension. Concord held the hearing April 18, and state law requires a decision within 45 calendar days after the close of the hearing. That 45-day period would end June ...

 

Groups save Beaver Valley

The long trek to save Beaver Valley has come to the conclusion conservation groups had hoped for. A consortium of organizations succeeded in raising the needed money to keep the former Woodlawn Trustees tract from being turned into a large housing development. “We raised $8 million just in the nick of time and now 240 acres in Concord Township are on their way to ...

 

Royal Farms hearing concludes

The waiting has begun on whether Royal Farms will receive conditional use approval for a convenience store in Concord Township. Township Council concluded last night the evidentiary portion of a conditional use hearing on the proposal and now has 45 days to decide. Royal Farms wants to put the store — with gasoline service — on a 1.4-acre lot in the split on Route ...

 

Royal Farms, Pettinaro discussed in Concord

Concord Township Council announced last night that the rescheduled conditional use hearing for Royal Farms would be held 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 18 at the township building. The hearing had originally been scheduled for March but was postponed at the applicant’s request. Royal Farms is looking to build a convenience store in the split on Route 202 at its ...

 

Earth Day 2017 – Spring Mix

The 2017 Earth Day Music event supports two local treasures, Anson B. Nixon Park and The Garage. This year the event is scheduled for Saturday, April 22 and will be held at the Garage Community and Youth Center, 115 South Union Street in Kennett Square. The event begins at 4, ends at 10 p.m. and will provide hours of local music by the following seven bands. Local ...

 

BHCU offers new savings account

Founded in 1952 in Ridley Park, Pennsylvania, BHCU is a federally insured credit union that provides comprehensive banking services to its members. Originally established to serve employees of Boeing (formally Vertol) and their family members, BHCU recently opened an office in Glen Mills, PA and expanded to a community-based credit union, exclusively serving Delaware ...

 

Blizzard warning

The National Weather Service has issued a Blizzard Warning for Chester County from 8 p.m. tonight until 6 p.m. Tues. We are encouraging residents to stay off the roads during the storm. Do NOT call 911 to report power outages. Please call your energy provider directly. For more info on the storm go to: http://www.weather.gov/phi/ As of 5:00pm today all Chester County ...

 

12-18 inches of snow predicted for Chesco

****Update: Anticipated Timing: Snow starting Monday mainly after 11 p.m. Snow will continue during the day on Tuesday.  Snow is forecasted mainly before 7 pm on Tuesday and will taper off Tuesday night into Wednesday.  Hazards with this storm include accumulating snow, coastal flooding, and strong winds. At the current time we are forecasting 12-18 inches of snow ...

 

Concord upholds Pettinaro condition

Concord Township Council Tuesday night upheld a nine-year-old condition for a commercial development that borders Chadds Ford Township. That condition requires the developer, the Pettinaro Co., to have Chadds Ford sign off on PennDOT approved highway improvements.  But the decision to keep the condition could lead to legal action. The vote was 4-0, with Council ...

 

Henderson moves on Hillman roundabout

The Henderson Group is taking steps to move forward with at least the first part of the Hillman Drive extension to complete the loop road. Henderson has gotten the OK to submit a grading application and plan to build the roundabout at Hillman and Evergreen Place. Attorney Ross Weiss told the Chadds Ford Board of Supervisors during the March 1 meeting that going ahead ...