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Heyburn work starts Monday

If all goes well, Heyburn Road will reopen at the end of October. Chadds Ford Township engineer Mike Schneider told supervisors during their Sept. 27 workshop that work is scheduled to begin on the road Monday, Oct. 2 and expected to finish by Oct. 31. Heyburn closed earlier this summer when a culvert failed, and a piece of the road collapsed. Schneider said earlier ...

 
 

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 ...

 

Gearing up for round two of hurricane relief

The local road warriors who orchestrated a large relief effort for Hurricane Harvey victims hadn’t even entered the state of Texas with 68,000 pounds of donated supplies before receiving a flood of new questions: What about Florida? Ron Giacinto, a captain with the West Chester Fire Police and a volunteer at Good Will Fire Company No. 2, said he knew before arriving ...

 

For the love of history

The song from the Broadway musical "Chorus Line" talks about what performers do for the love of their art. But historical re-enactors can sing the same tune, addressing what they do for the love of history. More than 800 re-enactors gathered at Sandy Hollow Heritage Park in Birmingham Township this past weekend to commemorate the 240th anniversary of the Battle of ...

 

Supervisors meet with HOA reps

Chadds Ford Township supervisors Wednesday night met with representatives from a variety of homeowners associations. According to Township Manager Amanda Serock, the meeting was designed to improve communication between residents and the township government. Supervisor Noelle Barbone used the controversial Ridge Road development in Concord Township as an example of ...

 

Rumor flies over Ridge Road plan

Angst over the possible widening of Ridge Road led to a discussion of an unsubstantiated rumor during the Sept. 6 Chadds Ford Township Board of Supervisors' meeting. At the end of the meeting, township Manager Amanda Serock announced her resignation after three years on the job. Early on in the meeting, Serock and township engineer Mike Schneider gave a brief update ...

 

Timeline on Pettinaro litigation

According to Chadds Ford Township solicitor Mike Maddren, there is not yet a hearing date for the lawsuit over the proposed commercial development on Route 202 at Ridge Road in Concord Township. The property abuts Chadds Ford Township and involves widening Ridge Road to six lanes. The suit now involves Pettinaro, Concord and Chadds Ford townships and possibly ...

 

Olde Ridge aiding Harvey victims

Shop owners at The Olde Ridge Village Shoppes in Chadds Ford are taking part in relief efforts to help the victims of Hurricane Harvey in Texas. James Cunius, of Cunius Martial Arts, sent out an email to other shop owners in the center on Wednesday asking for help in collecting needed supplies and that his studio would be the collection point. Though Cunius was ...

 

Truckloads of food sheriff to sheriff

The first truckload of food is on its way to San Patricio County Texas.  The second truck is now being loaded in front of the Giant food store in Dilworthtown located located at 1393 Dilworthtown Road in West Chester. Chester County Sheriff Carolyn Welsh wanted to make sure the food that was collected went to those in need. She directly contacted Sheriff Leroy Moody ...

 

The 240th Anniversary of the Battle of the Brandywine

Most of the horse trails are now overgrown with trees and brush or converted into paved macadam roadways. Many of the fields where men lay wounded have been replaced with houses, businesses and small farms. Yet the story of America’s struggle for independence endures around Chester County and some of its silent witnesses remain today. In the Fall of 1777, George ...