Local News Pocopson

Meeting scheduled to fight gerrymandering

Southern Chester County residents – and especially Pocopson Township residents – can learn more about efforts to fight gerrymandering in Pennsylvania during a special meeting May 11. The meeting, which starts at 7 p.m. at Unionville High School, is one of many by Fair Districts PA, a statewide group dedicated to reforming the redistricting process. Gerrymandering is ...

 
 

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 ...

 

Pocopson to review Barnard House study

Pocopson Township Supervisors will provide an update Monday on the Barnard House feasibility study proposal. The supervisors meet at 7:30 p.m. Proposals to look at possible uses for the Barnard House and the township’s Denton Hollow facility were received by Feb. 28, and the township had been reviewing them in March. There were 19 proposals in total, according to ...

 

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 ...

 

School board prepares to spend

Unionville-Chadds Ford School Board directors breezed through a 45-minute workshop Monday night in anticipation of a major snowstorm that was heading into the region. School Superintendent John Sanville had announced there would be no school Tuesday hours before the first snowflake fell. While there were no voting items, the board did review a few things that ...

 

U-CF schools closed Tuesday

Unionville-Chadds Ford School District Superintendent John Sanville has announced that all schools in the district will be closed tomorrow because of the impending snowstorm. In an email, Sanville said: “They say March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb. With the storm that is headed our way — it is clear that the March lion is not done yet!  As such — all ...

 

Blizzard warning

The National Weather Service has issued a Blizzard Warning for Chester County from 8 p.m. tonight until 6 p.m. Tues. We are encouraging residents to stay off the roads during the storm. Do NOT call 911 to report power outages. Please call your energy provider directly. For more info on the storm go to: http://www.weather.gov/phi/ As of 5:00pm today all Chester County ...

 

12-18 inches of snow predicted for Chesco

****Update: Anticipated Timing: Snow starting Monday mainly after 11 p.m. Snow will continue during the day on Tuesday.  Snow is forecasted mainly before 7 pm on Tuesday and will taper off Tuesday night into Wednesday.  Hazards with this storm include accumulating snow, coastal flooding, and strong winds. At the current time we are forecasting 12-18 inches of snow ...

 

Traffic light helps Pocopson during bridge closure

It’s been almost two weeks since the Route 926 bridge closed, and the phones at the Pocopson Township building have been nearly silent with calls about it. “The first week of the 926 bridge outage has gone better than expected,” Supervisors’ Vice Chairman Elaine DiMonte wrote in an email. “The township received three phone calls on Tuesday, Feb. 14 regarding the new ...

 

School board approves prelim budget

The Unionville-Chadds Ford School District now has a preliminary budget for the 2017-2018 academic year. School Board directors approved the preliminary spending plan during their Feb. 13 work session. The budget, which may change between now and the adoption of a final budget in June, anticipates spending and revenue at $85.6 million. Revenues show $8,609 from the ...

 

Significant snow storm predicted

Significant snow storm is predicted for later tonight and tomorrow morning with a high impact for travel the Thursday morning commute. Snow will quickly develop from west to east after Midnight tonight. However, it will start as rain from about the I-95 corridor eastward, with a transition to snow from northwest to southeast early Thursday morning. The change over to ...