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Land trust remembers founder

Pennsbury Land Trust President Holly Manzone gave a brief presentation to township supervisors Wednesday in honor of the late Alma Forsyth, who founded the PLT in 1995. She announced that members of the land trust planted a tree this summer on township property in Forsyth’s name. Manzone referred to Forsyth as a “tireless crusader” and a “driving force in founding ...

 
 

Pennsbury in brief

• Pennsbury Township Supervisors Wednesday night approved an amendment to the township’s zoning ordinance related to solar panels. Planning Commission Chairman Dennis Smith said the major factor in the amendment is that some residents wanting to install rooftop solar systems might not need to go through a conditional use hearing for approval. The key element, he ...

 

Pennsbury in brief

Pennsbury Township will hold its annual yard sale on Saturday, April 30 from 9 a.m. to noon. Selling is limited to township residents, but anyone can attend to shop and buy. Township Manager Kathy Howley announced during the April 20 Board of Supervisors’ meeting that the Historic Commission will dedicate an historic marker at the Barns-Brinton House at 4:30 p.m. on ...

 

Pennsbury OKs Haskell request

Pennsbury Township supervisors Wednesday night approved a conditional use request by H.G. Haskell to use his Hillgirt Farm as an event venue. Supervisors conducted a conditional use hearing on the matter on Feb. 16. Haskell had been using the farm at Creek and Cossart roads for various events over the years, including the Farm to Fork dinners. But that was before an ...

 

Haskell seeks events permit

H.G. Haskell, the owner of Hillgirt Farm and SIW Produce on S. Creek Road in Pennsbury Township, has asked the Board of Supervisors for a special events permit. Haskell has held Farm to Fork dinners and other special events at the farm in the past, but that was before an ordinance requiring special permission. The Board of Supervisors held a hearing on the matter on ...

 

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 ...

 

Pennsbury gains open space

Pennsbury Township supervisors Wednesday night voted to acquire an open space easement for a 39-acre parcel of land on Bluestone Drive that extends to Brinton’s Bridge Road. The property belongs to Arthur Neilson. According to Supervisors’ Chairman Aaron McIntyre, the Neilson property has been among the township’s top 10 acquisition projects. Supervisor Wendell ...

 

Med pot ordinance moves forward

Chadds Ford Planning Commission members Wednesday night voted to send a medical marijuana dispensary ordinance to the supervisors for a full hearing. Commission members also voted to recommend approval for a Mercedes-Benz dealership. Both votes were unanimous. According to township and Planning Commission solicitor Mike Maddren, case law and the Constitution require ...

 

Marijuana dispensary eyes Chadds Ford

What started as a simple discussion about a possible zoning text change turned into an hour-long conversation about marijuana. During that conversation, members of the Chadds Ford Planning Commission learned that a medical marijuana dispensary wants to open up in Springwater Plaza in Chadds Ford. The exchange happened during the commission's Oct. 14 meeting. ...

 

Kennett Twp. cops: Obey the stop sign

Kennett Township police have a message for drivers who ignore the stop sign at Marshall Bridge and Kaolin roads. Prepare to be ticketed. “We’re going to be enforcing that, and you will be getting tickets,” Acting Police Chief Matt Gordon said at Wednesday’s supervisors’ meeting. “People have just decided it’s going to be a speedway, and it’s not.” Construction ...

 

S. Creek Road damaged

South Creek Road, south of Station Way Road in Chadds Ford Township, was chewed up following Friday’s storm. Chunks of the road surface have become dislodged. Motorists should exercise caution. Others have reported severe storm damage in Delaware, north of Wilmington. The intersection of Routes 52 and 82 is closed with poles and wires down on 52. Some businesses ...