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$90 million revitalized garden to open

Renovated fountains at Longwood Gardens Photo by Daniel Traub

Longwood Gardens announced its Main Fountain Garden will make its grand return on May 27, following a two-year, $90 million revitalization. The crown jewel of the most significant fountain collection in North America, Longwood’s Main Fountain Garden rivals the magnificent fountains of Europe with its beauty and ingenious application of leading-edge technologies and ...

 
 

Pennsbury considers Fair District’s request

Pennsbury Township supervisors are considering a request from Fair Districts PA to support that group's efforts to end gerrymandering in Pennsylvania. But, they want to re-word a proposed resolution. Carol Catanese, a Pennsbury resident and member of Fair Districts presented the supervisors with a proposed resolution during the board's May 17 meeting. The resolution ...

 

No surprises, few voters in primary

There were few contested races in Tuesday's primary and in some cases, fewer voters. Chester County Voters' Services reported a total turnout of 14 percent of voters. There was no such reporting on Delaware County's website. The one contested race in the area was for district judge in District 15-3-04 out of Kennett Square. There were five candidates running and all ...

 

Fighting gerrymandering in Pennsylvania

A group fighting gerrymandering in Pennsylvania has found some champions in Harrisburg. The group is Fair Districts PA, and one of the champions is state Rep. Eric Roe, R-158, of East Marlborough. Roe addressed a Fair Districts PA meeting at Unionville High School Thursday night. He spoke about HB 722, a bill he introduced with state Rep. Steve Samuelson, a Democrat ...

 

Board honing school budget

Property owners in the Unionville-Chadds Ford School District will know in six weeks what they'll be paying in school property taxes for the next school year. But before that happens, school board directors must settle on a proposed final budget. That will happen next week, on May 15. During the board's May 8 work session, directors reviewed three possible proposed ...

 

Prepping for the primary

The 2017 primary election in Pennsylvania is a week away and local elections on the township level, as well as elections for school board and district judge are drawing the most attention. The race with the most candidates is for district judge in the Kennett Square area. There are five candidates seeking the nomination for judge in District 15-03-04. They are David ...

 

ChesCo Commissioners endorse Circuit Trails

The Chester County Commissioners this week signed a resolution endorsing the completion of the Circuit Trails network, a connected system of multi-purpose trails located in the greater Philadelphia area that, when complete, will comprise more than 750 miles of trails in the region. Chester County is the first of the nine counties in the region to formally endorse the ...

 

Groups save Beaver Valley

The long trek to save Beaver Valley has come to the conclusion conservation groups had hoped for. A consortium of organizations succeeded in raising the needed money to keep the former Woodlawn Trustees tract from being turned into a large housing development. “We raised $8 million just in the nick of time and now 240 acres in Concord Township are on their way to ...

 

Pocopson to review Barnard House proposals

At least three of the 19 companies who submitted proposals for the Barnard House feasibility study will have a chance to be interviewed by the Pocopson Township supervisors.  The proposals specify renovations needed for re-purposing the building for use by the township and Kennett Underground Railroad. Each of the supervisors will pick her top five proposals and send ...

 

Earth Day 2017 – Spring Mix

The 2017 Earth Day Music event supports two local treasures, Anson B. Nixon Park and The Garage. This year the event is scheduled for Saturday, April 22 and will be held at the Garage Community and Youth Center, 115 South Union Street in Kennett Square. The event begins at 4, ends at 10 p.m. and will provide hours of local music by the following seven bands. Local ...

 

Fire hits Haskell Farm

Firefighters from seven different companies responded to a fire in an outbuilding on Hill Girt Farm off of South Creek Road in Pennsbury Township Monday afternoon. The cause of the fire was not immediately known, but owner HG Haskell said there were no injuries. Responding to the fire were units from Longwood, Concordville, Kennett, West Chester, Avondale, West Grove ...