Local News

Ridge Road litigation stopped

Chadds Ford Township will not appeal the court decision that dismissed the township’s complaint against Pettinaro Construction and Concord Township. Chadds Ford has been fighting the planned widening of Ridge Road for more than a year. Widening the road to six lanes for one-quarter of a mile is part of the commercial development at Ridge and Route 202 in Concord. But ...

 
 

Chadds Ford meeting postponed

The March 7 snowstorm has forced a postponement of the regularly scheduled meeting of the Chadds Ford Township Board of Supervisors.The meeting will now be held 7 p.m., Thursday, March 8 at the municipal building. Supervisors are expected to announce their decision on whether to continue challenging the Pettinaro commercial development planned for Ridge Road at Route 202.

 

Kennett Square resolution on guns

Kennett Square Borough Council Monday night unanimously approved a resolution asking the state and federal legislators to take stronger action against gun violence. While the vote was unanimous, some residents disagreed. According to Wayne Braffman, council member and chairman of the Kennett Area Democrats, he got the resolution from Downingtown. He then shared it ...

 

Delco government closed tomorrow

Due to the forecasted snow storm tonight into tomorrow, Delaware County Government Center and Courthouse and other county offices will be closed tomorrow, Wednesday, March 7. Update: Concord Township, Garnet Valley School District and the Unionville-Chadds Ford School District have also announced they will be closed  March 7. Update: Kennett Consolidated School ...

 

Gov. Wolf gives storm advice

Commonwealth asks drivers to avoid, postpone unnecessary travel. With a new severe weather system forecast to impact wide areas of eastern Pennsylvania Wednesday, Governor Tom Wolf said state agencies have prepared an aggressive plan to reduce disruptions, but he added that postponing any unnecessary travel will help state crews in meeting their missions. “This storm ...

 

Winter storm warning

Winter storm warning in effect from 7 p.m. Tuesday evening until 3 a.m. Thursday. * What...heavy snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 7 to 10 inches, with localized amounts up to 13 inches, are expected, especially near and just west of the interstate 95 corridor and in the hilly areas of southeastern Pennsylvania and northeastern New Jersey. * Where...portions ...

 

Nor’easter update

Chester County Department of Emergency Services wants to give you a morning update as we continue to clean up from the Nor’easter that impacted County.  There are currently just over 8,500 customers without power in the county and the utility companies have crews out restoring power as fast as they can. To stay up to date on outage status, visit the Outage Map on the ...

 

Decision pending on Ridge Road

Chadds Ford Township supervisors are scheduled to announce next week whether they will appeal a judge's decision to dismiss their litigation against Ridge Road Development. Delaware County Common Pleas Court Judge Michael Greene dismissed the complaint with prejudice in early February. The issue centers around the Concord Township property at Ridge Road and Route ...

 

Hearing underway for Concord Ventures

After a false start last month, Concord Township began the hearing for Concord Ventures. CV wants to construct a planned residential development on 49 acres to the west of Route 202 at Watkin Avenue, just north of the Delaware state line. In January, Concord Venture's attorney Marc Kaplin petitioned that Township Council and solicitor Hugh Donaghue recuse themselves ...

 

Monsignor waives hearing

Msgr. Gregory L. Parlante, formerly of St. Cornelius Church in Chadds Ford, today waived his right to a preliminary hearing in connection with his arrest on drug and theft charges. A formal arraignment in Media is scheduled for March 21, according to Magisterial District Judge Wendy B. Roberts. Parlante was represented by attorney Eric Strand who declined comment ...

 

Spahr announces candidacy for State Rep.

Cathy Spahr, environmentalist, political activist, and mother to twin sons Charlie and Julien, announced her campaign to unseat Steve Barrar, Pennsylvania State Representative for the 160th House District. At her formal campaign launch on Sunday, February 11, Cathy collected 109 pounds of donated food which she delivered to the Kennett Food Cupboard. Cathy is ...