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Judge dismisses Ridge Road complaint

Delaware County Common Pleas Court Judge Michael Greene late last week dismissed Chadds Ford Township's complaint against Ridge Road Development and Concord Township. The dismissal was made with prejudice, meaning Chadds Ford can't refile the same complaint. However, township solicitor Mike Maddren said Chadds Ford could appeal the ruling or request reconsideration. ...

 
 

Concord preparing recusal response

Concord Township solicitor Hugh Donaghue said a response to an attorney's request that council recuse itself from a land development hearing should be finalized sometime next week. Donaghue made the comment during the Feb. 6 Township Council meeting. Attorney Marc Kaplin petitioned on Jan. 29 that council recuse itself from hearing the application of Concord Ventures ...

 

Democrat to challenge Barrar for 160th

Anton Andrew announced in a press release today that he will seek election to the Pennsylvania State House of Representatives. Andrew will be seeking to unseat Republican incumbent Stephen Barrar representing the 160th district, which covers parts of Chester and Delaware counties. The district includes Kennett Square, Pennsbury, and Pocopson Townships in Chester ...

 

Attorney: Concord shows bias; wants recusal

A hearing for a land development application in Concord Township stalled at the starting gate Tuesday when the applicant's attorney called for Township Council to recuse itself for bias. Attorney Marc Kaplin also asked the council to appoint an independent hearing officer. After a brief executive session, Council put the hearing on hold for 20 days to decide on the ...

 

Hearing scheduled for Chadds Ford priest

A preliminary hearing for Msgr. Gregory L. Parlante is scheduled for this Thursday, Feb. 1, before Judge Wendy Roberts in district court. Parlante, formerly of St. Cornelius Church in Chadds Ford, was arrested last week and charged with drug possession and stealing from the church collection. According to the affidavit of probable cause, Parlante was stealing money ...

 

Taxes hold steady in Pennsbury

Pennsbury Township supervisors passed the 2018 budget last night with no tax increases. The budget is balanced with projected revenues and expenses at $1.64 million. Township Manager Kathy Howley said property taxes would remain at 1.49 mills and the earned income tax will be 0.312 percent. A mill is a tax of $1 on every $1,000 of assessed property value. As reported ...

 

Chadds Ford OKs loop road

After 27 months of bureaucratic back and forth, Chadds Ford Township supervisors finally gave final approval for the Hillman Drive extension on Dec. 6. Once built, the full loop road around the intersection of Routes 1 and 202 will be complete. The build would take up to nine months once started, according to Chuck Olivo, the engineer who developed the plans for The ...

 

‘Shop with the Sheriff’ enchants wide audience

More than 100 enthralled children from the Chester County Family Academy, a K-2 charter school in West Chester, spilled into the Kennett Square Walmart on Saturday, Dec. 2, to enthusiastic applause and high fives from employees, shoppers and a posse of “Shop with the Sheriff” volunteers. The students, who arrived by bus from the Providence Church in West Chester, ...

 

Longwood Fire Company celebrates the holidays

Longwood Fire Company is celebrating the holiday season by participating with organization in numerous events benefiting members of the community. Longwood escorts Santa through townships served, collects toys and warm coats for needy children as well as runs a blood drive. “The holiday season is a special time of year to assist those having specific needs,” said ...

 

Holiday season traditions in Chadds Ford

The Christmas holiday season began, as usual, this year with trains, Santa and miniature art. But there are times when even the old is new again. Such is the case this year with the annual Christmas in Miniature. The show has been a Chadds Ford tradition since 1981 when Barbara Moore, the director of the Chadds Ford Gallery, came up with the idea of selling smaller ...

 

Geography miscue continues magical odyssey

Three years ago, a 9-year-old West Chester boy stole hearts when his contest entry -- seeking a hunting and fishing trip with the Chester County Sheriff -- ended up in the wrong state. Fortunately for Alex Collins, Chester County Sheriff Carolyn “Bunny” Welsh, who received the boy’s poignant application, quickly determined that it should have gone to the Chester ...