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School board gets an earful

Unionville-Chadds Ford School Board directors got an earful from residents during the board’s first meeting of the year, a meeting that lasted nearly four hours. The residents told the board they don’t like how the district has been handling the long-range facilities plan. Superintendent of Schools John Sanville said, “The process has been open and transparent,” ...

 
 

School district appeals right-to-know decision

In the opinion of Chadds Ford resident Mark Stookey, the Unionville-Chadds Ford School Board is trying to emasculate Pennsylvania’s Right-to-Know Law. School board directors Monday night voted to appeal a decision of the Office of Open Records that partially upheld a right-to-know request Stookey filed this past summer. That request was for documents pertaining to a ...

 

PSP Sobriety checkpoint

The Pennsylvania State Police will be conducting a sobriety checkpoint November 21 through November 25, 2018. A sobriety checkpoint is a traffic safety checkpoint wherein the Pennsylvania State Troopers systematically stop vehicles at selected locations to briefly observe drivers for articulable facts and/or behaviors normally associated with alcohol or drug impaired ...

 

Marker planned for historic schoolhouse

Pocopson Township supervisors will include money in the 2019 budget to purchase an historic marker for the Locust Grove Schoolhouse when it is dedicated next year. At last week’s meeting, the supervisors voted unanimously to amend next year’s budget to add the $3,200 needed to buy the marker. Funds to purchase the marker were included in this year’s budget but not ...

 

Pocopson considers Barnard House options

Pocopson residents got their first look Tuesday night at possible plans for the historic Barnard House and the Denton Hollow Road administration building. A decision on which plan the supervisors will approve is not expected until later this year. Neither plan would result in a tax increase for residents over the next two years, Pocopson Treasurer Peggy Lennon told ...

 

School district transparency ‘a farce’

Residents gave Unionville-Chadds Ford School Board directors an intense earful regarding a possible multi-million-dollar outdoor facilities project during the board’s Oct. 8 work session. Jack Greenwood, of East Marlborough, said taxes have continuously gone up because of projects such as the Outdoor Facilities Project, which some estimates say could cost $10 ...

 

Ed Wandersee, principled gentleman, dies at 84

Former school board president, a supervisor in two townships and chairman of the Chadds Ford Township Zoning Hearing Board Ed Wandersee died Monday, Aug. 27 of congestive heart failure. In addition to government service, Wandersee was also a longtime active member and president of the Chadds Ford Historical Society. He would have been 85 this coming Sept. 15. He is ...

 

Heat advisory is now in effect

This is a briefing from the National Weather Service in Mount Holly, NJ in reference to a hot humid air mass will continue to build into our region.  A Heat Advisory is now in effect. Chester County Forecasted Conditions: Anticipated Timing: Tuesday afternoon through Wednesday evening Dangerously hot humid conditions with maximum heat index values of 100 to 104. ...

 

UCF prepares to pass budget

Unionville-Chadds Ford School Board directors will be voting on the 2018-2019 academic year budget when they meet next week. The board will be voting on a plan calling for $87.1 million in spending and revenue with tax increases The proposed budget includes a weighted average tax increase 1.56 percent: 0.35 percent increase for Chester County property owners and 6.43 ...

 

Andrew to face Barrar in November

If the unofficial vote totals hold, Democrat Anton Andrew will challenge incumbent Republican Steve Barrar for the state’s 160 Legislative District House seat in November. Barrar ran unopposed in the Republican primary, garnering 3,375 votes in Delaware County and 1,001 in Chester County. The Democratic Party primary was contested with Andrew endorsed by the Kennett ...

 

School budget tax increase planned

It’s number crunching time again for the Unionville-Chadds Ford School Board. Board members held a budget hearing Monday night on a proposed $87 million budget that calls for a tax increase of more than 6 percent for Chadds Ford Township property owners. Superintendent of Schools John Sanville said; the budget "meets the needs of the students in a fiscally ...