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No casinos or tax hike in Pennsbury

Those people looking for some casino gaming action can bypass Pennsbury Township, at least for the time being. Supervisors voted 3-0 Wednesday night to prohibit mini-casinos in the township. The action follows a state law that allows major casinos to open Category 4 casinos. Category 4 casinos are those "with not less than 300 or more than 750 slot machines and ...

 
 

Grant to preserve trail in Birmingham, Westtown

State Rep. Carolyn Comitta, D-156, announced that Natural Lands Trust Inc. would receive a $250,000 grant through the Greenways, Trails and Recreation Program to acquire a conservation and trail easement for a half-mile trail and public parking on the Moore property, located in Birmingham and Westtown townships. The grant comes from the Commonwealth Financing ...

 

Concord, Pettinaro settle; Chadds Ford sues

In a surprise move, Concord Township Council Wednesday night entered into a settlement with Ridge Road Development, which ends current litigation over a proposed development on Concord's border with Chadds Ford. Ridge Road development is a subsidiary of Pettinaro Construction. By doing so, Concord agrees that Condition 19 of the approval — which required Chadds ...

 

Loop road heads to supervisors

A long journey for a short road has one more stop to make — at a Chadds Ford Township Board of Supervisors' meeting. Members of the township Planning Commission last night voted 5-0 to recommend approval of the final plan for the Hillman Drive extension, the last leg of the loop road around the intersection of Routes 1 and 202. "This idea has been around since the ...

 

Election results: Status not so quo

While many of yesterday's local election results reflect business as usual, several county races saw Democrats topping Republicans in what had been traditionally strong GOP areas. And one Republican victory could have an impact on what happens to the Toll Bros. plan to develop Crebilly Farm in Westtown Township. Westtown supervisors are holding a conditional use ...

 

Resurrecting The Chadds Ford Tavern

And The Tavern shall rise again. At least that's the hope of Phil Ferro who, partnering with the owners of the Brandywine River Hotel, bought the old restaurant on Route 1 between Heyburn and Harvey roads from Tommy Drane and is now renovating the interior with the hope of opening in January. That hope includes live music, karaoke, DJs, bands and some dancing to ...

 

Starbucks OK’d for new shop

Birmingham Township supervisors granted conditional use approval to Starbucks for a new site in the township. That new location will be in the old bank building near Freddy's on Route 202 at Old Wilmington Pike. Attorney Lou Colagreco, representing the applicant, said the new place would replace the current shop in the Shops at Dilworthtown Crossing. However, he ...

 

Making the lists, checking ‘em twice

Wide-eyed wonder will envelop the East Marlborough Walmart on Saturday, December 2, for the “Fourth Annual Shop with the Sheriff.” More than 100 children from the Chester County Family Academy, a K-2 charter school in West Chester, will receive a law-enforcement escort to the store ­– complete with wailing sirens and flashing lights. Once there, the children will be ...

 

Nov. 7 is election day

Tomorrow is election day in Pennsylvania. It’s an off-year election with little local competition. In Chadds Ford Township, incumbent Supervisor Noelle Barbone is running unopposed for re-election, as is Wendell Fenton in Pennsbury and Ricki Stumpo in Pocopson. In Birmingham Township, newcomer John Daniel Hill is running for supervisor, also unopposed. There’s also ...

 

Budget talks start in Chadds Ford

As the calendar year winds down, it's time for townships to begin pondering their budget for the next year. Chadds Ford Township supervisors began the public part of that process during their Nov. 1 meeting. Interim Township Manager Matt DiFilippo presented the proposed preliminary budget. As presented, it's a balanced plan with revenues and expenses anticipated at ...

 

Chadds Ford intervenes in Ridge Road suit

Chadds Ford Township has filed a petition to intervene in the latest round of litigation involving the proposed Shops at Ridge Road and associated road improvements. The petition was filed Monday, Oct. 30. Several Chadds Ford residents expressed concern that they had lost representation in the matter when the first suit was dismissed and the second did not include ...