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Mold remediation continues in Kennett

The Kennett Township supervisors will continue meeting this month in an alternate location as mold remediation is done in the township’s meeting room. The Oct. 5 and 19 meetings will be held at the New Garden Township building, 299 Starr Road, Landenberg. According to the township, they are in-person meetings only, meaning that there is not an option for people to ...

 
 

Twp. wants property cleaned up

The Kennett Township supervisors approved the possibility of pursuing an injunction against the owner of 821 Burrows Run Road for violating the zoning code. “I can say confidently that 821 Burrows Run Road is in violation of our zoning code, as well as our property code,” township Manager Eden Ratliff said, adding that the zoning officer found violations “mainly ...

 

Kennett Twp. police promotes two

The Kennett Township Police Department recently promoted two officers. During a ceremony in late July, Cpl. Amanda Wenrich and Detective Miguel Juarez were sworn into their new positions. Supervisors’ Chairman Richard Leff said at the ceremony that the police department, including Wenrich and Juarez, “take community policing to heart.” According to Kennett Chief Matt ...

 

Topping off ceremony planned for library

Construction of the new Kennett Library & Resource Center is about to reach a new milestone with the placement of the last steel beam.  All are invited to join us as we celebrate the tradesmen who have been hard at work on this new building for the last eight months. This event marks the “topping off” of this project that has been planned for more than 20 years ...

 

Kennett honors Juneteenth

The Creamery in Kennett Square paid homage to Juneteenth Saturday with a program of music, reenactors, and discussions about emancipation and the end of slavery. Juneteenth, which became a Pennsylvania holiday in 2019 and a federal holiday in 2021, commemorates the emancipation of the slaves at the end of the Civil War. It marks the anniversary of Union Army Gen. ...

 

Insurance settlement in Kennett

The insurer for Kennett Township’s former auditing firm will pay the township $735,000 in a dispute related to the $3.2 million embezzlement by the former township manager. The Kennett Township board of supervisors unanimously approved adopting a settlement, in which both sides “without admitting or conceding any liability or wrongdoing … have determined that it is ...

 

Memorial Day traditions

Memorial Day traditions continued Monday with a ceremony at Brandywine Baptist Church in Chadds Ford Township and a parade in Kennett Square. The ceremony at the church kept its format of Boy Scouts from Troop 31, bringing in the colors, a retelling of how Memorial Day came to be — how it began as a way to remember the Civil War fallen with Decoration Day, which ...

 

Kennett committee supporting Ukraine

International news can sometimes have an impact on local news. The latest example of that is the war in Ukraine and how it’s influencing this year’s Kennett Beautification Committee Plant Sale, which is a little more than two weeks away. “These people are farmers,” said committee member JoAnn Donlick in a press release, “and they cannot plant this year.” Those people ...

 

Investigation: No conflict of interest

An independent investigation commissioned by the Kennett Township Board of Supervisors found no merit to the conflict-of-interest complaints by a township resident against township Manager Eden Ratliff, reaffirming the findings of the state ethics commission. Blank Rome LLP, an outside law firm hired by the township in 2019 in the wake of the Lisa Moore embezzlement, ...

 

Kennett audit improved

Kennett Township’s 2020 audit looks a lot different than the previous years. The audit, performed by Maillie LLP and presented at the March 16 supervisors’ meeting, identified two material weaknesses and two recommendations. The 2019 audit, according to township Finance Director Amy Heinrich, “identified eight material weaknesses and three other recommendations,” ...

 

A coat of arms for Kennett Twp.

Kennett Township residents can vote on a shield and coat of arms for the township between now and March 15. Send an email to Kennett.twp@kennett.pa.us to vote for one of four options, which can be found on the township website and Facebook page and will be discussed at their March 16 meeting. The township is asking residents to vote on two things: the shield design, ...