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Kennett Twp. cops: Obey the stop sign

Kennett Township police have a message for drivers who ignore the stop sign at Marshall Bridge and Kaolin roads. Prepare to be ticketed. “We’re going to be enforcing that, and you will be getting tickets,” Acting Police Chief Matt Gordon said at Wednesday’s supervisors’ meeting. “People have just decided it’s going to be a speedway, and it’s not.” Construction ...

 
 

Kennett Twp. looks for racist policies

The Kennett Township supervisors will consider a resolution at their meeting Wednesday to determine if any racist policies exist in the township, among other things. If approved, the resolution would create an advisory group to guide the supervisors about racial injustice, prompt a review of all township policies to ensure they are antiracist, allow for a closer ...

 

Plea possible in Moore case

Kennett Township residents who joined the virtual supervisors’ meeting Wednesday night heard several updates relating to the former township manager who allegedly embezzled more than $3.2 million. The Chester County District Attorney’s office could begin plea talks with Lisa Moore later this year, according to current Manager Eden Ratliff. Moore faces criminal ...

 

Kennett recoups $1 million

The Kennett Township manager announced Wednesday that the township has recovered roughly one-third of the money allegedly embezzled by Lisa Moore. In a press release issued about an hour and a half before the virtual supervisors’ meeting was scheduled to start, current township Manager Eden Ratliff said the township was paid $1 million from a surety bond that ...

 

Pennsbury to Oxford trail considered

Chester County Commissioners are scheduling a public meeting for a proposed trail plan that would connect Pennsbury Township with Oxford. Commissioners last year accepted a grant award to perform a study that would examine the feasibility of developing a multi-use trail to serve the communities in southern Chester County. On Tuesday, July 14, the Chester County ...

 

Kennett Twp. to refinance open space loan

Kennett Township, through an independent financial advisor, will be pursuing proposals for a $6 million, 15-year loan that would refinance its current open space loan, offer a lower interest rate, and add new funds that could be used for future land acquisition. The supervisors, at their virtual meeting Wednesday, agreed to work with PFM Financial Advisors as the ...

 

Lenape Road Bridge reopened

PennDOT has reopened the Route 52/Lenape Road Bridge. The bridge over the Brandywine Creek in Birmingham Township was opened on June 30. The span, between Pocopson Road and Creek Road, had been closed and detoured since August 2019 for the rehabilitation of the structure. Creek Road between Riverbend Lane and Country Club Road was later closed in November. Both roads ...

 

What it means to be green

Chester County Commissioners, in a press release today, said the county is ready to go green. That word came in response to Gov. Tom Wolf’s announcement of today saying the five-county Philadelphia region will enter the green phase on June 26. “[T]he county is fully prepared to further relax restrictions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic,” the release said. ...

 

Outdoor dining draws praise

It might not be the same as dancing in the street, but diners and restaurateurs are happy about dining al fresco. Restaurants in the region opened up for outdoor dining two weeks ago after counties moved from the red to yellow phase in Gov. Wolf's color scheme for getting the state back to normal in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Yvonne and Michael Kelley, of ...

 

Kennett Twp. prelim financial report in

Kennett Township residents can get an initial look at the township’s financial picture for 2020, thanks to a preliminary year-to-date financial report presented at Wednesday’s meeting. The report can be found on the township’s website in the June 3 board agenda. Township Finance Director Amy Heinrich said the report, which looks at things like the fund balances and ...

 

Tax, polling changes in Kennett Twp.

The COVID-19 pandemic has prompted some changes in Kennett Township with polling places and real estate tax deadlines. At Wednesday’s online meeting, the supervisors discussed the Kennett Township 3 polling place, normally held at the Kendal at Longwood community. But for the June 2 primary, it is being moved to Greenwood Elementary School “for the safety of the ...