Local News Kennett

Library groundbreaking planned

The Kennett Library Board of Trustees will host a groundbreaking for the new Kennett Library and Resource Center on Thursday, Aug. 12 at 9 a.m. It will take place at the location of the new building, the corner of State and Willow Streets in the Borough of Kennett Square. All are welcome to attend. “For over 20 years community members have planned, worked, and ...

 
 

Plea deal possible for Moore

Kennett Township supervisors reported Wednesday that the criminal case involving former township Manager Lisa Moore appears to be headed toward a plea agreement. Supervisors’ Chairman Richard Leff said Moore’s case – on charges she allegedly embezzled $3.2 million from the township – was called for trial on July 19 but continued until September after Moore’s attorney ...

 

In-person meetings back in Kennett Twp.

The Kennett Township supervisors will hold their first hybrid meeting since the COVID-19 pandemic prompted a shutdown of in-person meetings last year. The July 21 meeting will be held in-person but also feature an option for people to join remotely via the Zoom app, Kennett Manager Eden Ratliff said in a press release Wednesday. “We are working hard to ensure next ...

 

Riding Kennett’s roads for 40 years

In his 40 years on the job, Roger Lysle has traveled every road in Kennett Township in his unofficial capacity as part of the eyes and ears of the township. Those 73 miles of roads lead Kennett’s public works director and his crew to identify and solve problems with areas like roadways and bridges and maintain open spaces, that impact those who live and work in the ...

 

Kennett Twp. eases into reopening

The Kennett Township office will reopen to the public beginning June 21. But residents will have to wait a little longer to start attending township supervisors’ meetings in person. Kennett will continue virtual meetings until they can have hybrid meetings, township Manager Eden Ratliff said at Wednesday’s meeting. The township office will be open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 ...

 

Kennett Twp. addresses greenway projects

The Kennett Township supervisors addressed two separate projects at their meeting Wednesday that will impact the 14-plus-mile Kennett Greenway. They approved a task order which would allow the Baltimore-based Biohabitats Inc. to begin full design and engineering of the Chandler Mill Road segment of the Greenway trail loop. They also signaled their support for ...

 

Kennett BoS approves easements

Kennett Township Supervisors approved conservation easements for three of the township’s park and recreation areas and a land management proposal for one of them. At their June 2 meeting, the supervisors approved conservation easements for Spar Hill, Barkingfield Park, and Lord Howe. They also approved a proposal from The Land Conservancy for Southern Chester ...

 

New top cop in Kennett Twp.

Kennett Township’s newest police chief was officially sworn in Wednesday morning in front of a crowd of more than 100 police officers, detectives, SWAT team members, fire and emergency personnel, Kennett Township staff, the township’s first police chief, and others. “You need not read Matt [Gordon]’s resume to recognize his skill and confidence as a leader,” ...

 

Audit shows status of Kennett finanaces

The 2019 audit of Kennett Township painted a clearer picture of the financial mess that supervisors and township staff found themselves in following the early 2019 discovery of suspicious financial transactions and the dismissal and subsequent criminal investigation of the former township manager. It also showed just how far township staff have come in fixing issues ...

 

New fire territory for Kennett

Kennett Township supervisors voted 2-1 in a special meeting Thursday to adopt an emergency services proposal between Kennett and Longwood fire companies that would allow Kennett Fire Co. to hire three paid firefighters, require Kennett Fire to officially end its ambulance service, designate Longwood Fire Co. as the primary fire, rescue, and EMS response in the ...

 

Kennett withholds escrow release

What exactly is a “best effort,” and have the developers of The Flats at Kennett done that with regards to a township request to create a trail from the new apartment complex to Anson Nixon Park? That was the question that Kennett Township supervisors discussed at their March 3 meeting when trying to decide whether to approve a request for a $1.2 million escrow ...