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CF supervisors support fair districting

Chadds Ford Township supervisors voted 3-0 Wednesday night in support of fair legislative districts in Pennsylvania. The vote came two weeks after the House State Government Committee gutted a measure calling for an independent citizens commission to oversee redistricting in an attempt to prevent gerrymandering. The resolution says the residents of Chadds Ford and ...

 
 

For Crebilly, settlement hopes percolating

At the end of 2017, the Westtown Township Board of Supervisors voted to deny Toll Brothers’ conditional-use application for Crebilly Farm, prompting jubilation from area residents that would prove short-lived. For more than a year, opponents of the plan to erect 319 homes on a scenic, 322-acre tract had attended dozens of multi-hour meetings that produced almost ...

 

Moro withdraws from 6th CD race

Elizabeth Moro has withdrawn from the Democratic Party primary race for the 6th Congressional District. She had hoped to challenge the party’s endorsed candidate Chrissy Houlahan in the May primary but released a statement today saying she is withdrawing. Moro originally sought to run for U.S. House in the 7th CD, but when the districts were redrawn, she and the rest ...

 

PennDOT Reduces Speed Limits

Due to the severity of the winter storm, PennDOT is temporarily reducing the speed limit on several roadways in the region. PennDOT is urging motorists to avoid unnecessary travel but those who must head out will see speeds reduced to 45 mph on the following highways: • Interstates 76, 95, 476, 676; • U.S. Routes 1, 30, 202, 422; and • State Routes 63, 100 Spur and ...

 

Operation Warm seeks volunteers nationwide

Since 1998, Operation Warm, a national nonprofit dedicated to providing brand new winter coats to children in need, has gifted more than 2.5 million coats. Due to the expansion of giving efforts across the U.S., Operation Warm has launched its first ever ‘Volunteer Brigade,’ a highly trained force to give more coats to kids in need. This past year, Operation Warm was ...

 

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 ...

 

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 ...

 

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 ...

 

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 ...