Local News Pennsbury

Budget talks go on despite pandemic

Some things need to be addressed regardless of a pandemic. One such matter is the 2020-2021 budget for the Unionville-Chadds Ford School District. Despite uncertainties about the budget because of COVID-19, the board is still expected to vote on the spending bill in June. A budget hearing is scheduled for May 4. In November, before the pandemic struck and shut down ...

 
 

Pennsbury in brief

During a brief teleconferenced Board of Supervisors’ meeting Wednesday night, Pennsbury Township Manager Kathy Howley announced two events. A large Dumpster will be in the township parking lot for residents who need to dispose of large items later this month. The Dumpster will be available Thursday through Saturday, April 23-25. Howley said after the meeting that ...

 

Online meetings and other reminders

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced many cancelations, but some governmental meetings are continuing but only online, either through websites or Zoom. The Chadds Ford Township Planning Commission will have its regularly scheduled meeting at 7 p.m. on April 8, but the meeting will be held via Zoom. For instruction on how to join a Zoom meeting, go to ...

 

Farmers sow seeds of optimism

Businesses try to maintain a sense of normalcy even in tough times. They have to. It's a common concern, but it becomes more so in times of uncertainty. Even for businesses that provide necessities, like farmers. Consider Randell Spackman, of Thornbury Farm in Thornbury Township in Chester County, and H.G. Haskell, of Hill Girt Farm in Pennsbury. They grow and sell ...

 

New owners for Dilworthtown Inn

After almost a year, the Dilworthtown Inn has new owners. Frank Rupp, a member of the board of Chadds Ford Business Association, and his wife Susan made settlement earlier this month for the inn and sister properties, the Blue Pear Bistro and the Innkeeper’s Kitchen. The restaurants have been closed since the death of Jim Barnes in April of 2019. Who will eventually ...

 

Lights, camera, action … again

For the second time in a matter of weeks, the Chadds Ford area will be used by a major film studio for an upcoming TV series. Last week it was AMC Studios shooting at Big Bend and next week HBO will be filming a scene for a limited series on Twin Bridges between Chadds Ford and Pennsbury townships. Because of the shoot, Creek Road will be closed for a 24-hour period ...

 

Fire puts community’s neediest at risk

A malfunction in a freezer at 4 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 13 sparked a fire at the Kennett Food Cupboard. The damage from fire, soot and smoke forced Kennett Area Community Service, who runs the cupboard, to throw out half of their current inventory and close their doors. "We hope to open in 7-10 days,” said Leah Reynolds, executive director of KACS. The cupboard ...

 

Loop road? Maybe next year

The final section of the loop road — the Hillman Drive extension — has felt for some to be more like a long and winding road. What was expected to be open more than a year ago still hasn’t gotten started. John Coyle, the senior vice president and general counsel for The Henderson Group — owner of the Chadds Ford Business Campus through which the road will run — told ...

 

Heat warning Wednesday through Sunday

The national weather service in Mount Holly has issued an excessive heat warning which is in effect from 8 a.m. Wednesday to 10 p.m. Sunday. Heat index values will be up to 110 due to temperatures in the upper 90s, and dew points in the lower 70s. The highest heat index values will occur during the daytime, especially on Saturday. However, given how hot and ...

 

Excessive heat warning in effect until 7 p.m. Saturday

The national weather service in Mount Holly has issued an excessive heat warning, which is in effect until 7:00 p.m. Saturday. Heat index values will be around 100 into early this evening, and again on Saturday afternoon. Temperatures highs today and Saturday will be near 90 degrees. Lows tonight in the middle and upper 70s. The heat and humidity will create a hazard ...

 

Taxes up in U-CFSD

As anticipated, Unionville-Chadds Ford School Board directors again voted for a budget that will raise property taxes in the district. There was no discussion or debate during the June 17 meeting. The vote was 8-0 with Director Gregg Lindner absent. The $90.26 million budget calls for real estate taxes in Chester County municipalities to be 29.16 mills — $2.916 per ...