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Canine ‘wedding’ benefitting PAWS

The bride and groom. Frangelica Meloni, left, and Shaggydog Atark on the right.

There is a certain link between humans and their animals that benefits both. Sometimes that relationship goes well beyond the routine. One such relationship is leading to a “wedding” between Frangelica Meloni and Shaggydog Stark. Frangelica Meloni is the four-legged daughter of Chadds Ford’s Kathryn Meloni. Frangelica has been a therapy dog for the past several years ...

 
 

School board eyes budget vote

With a month to go before the final vote, Unionville-Chadds Ford School Board directors Monday night approved a proposed final budget of more than $90 million for the 2019-202 academic year. The final vote is expected on June 17. Taxes are scheduled to increase. Director John Murphy, the vice chairman of the board’s Finance Committee said the millage rate for Chester ...

 

Westtown, Toll face off again over Crebilly Farm

No decision was issued today in an appeal hearing on Toll Brothers' application to develop Crebilly Farm, a historic 300-plus-acre tract that abuts Routes 202 and 926 in Westtown Township. A three-judge Commonwealth Court panel sitting in Pittsburgh  heard arguments from Gregg Adelman, one of Toll’s attorneys, and Patrick McKenna, the Westtown Township solicitor. ...

 

Grant approved for open space preservation

The Chester County Commissioners marked Earth Day today with the announcement of $3.8 million in open space preservation grants.  The grants, approved unanimously at the County’s public meeting earlier this month, are made available through the Conservancy and Municipal Grant Programs. This commitment of County funds will help leverage an additional $5.7 million of ...

 

Good morning, m’am

I'm so happy to be back in India again for the 11th time. This is my home away from home where I feel a passion and purpose in the work done here. There is so much going on here each and every day. I start each morning, sitting on the balcony, drinking coffee (brought from the US, as this is still Nescafé country). It is peaceful and calm, looking out over the wheat ...

 

Kennett Square opens talks on EMS services

A town hall meeting on EMS services last week was “the beginning of the conversation,” according to Kennett Borough Mayor Matt Fetick. It did not deal with the question of whether Kennett Fire Company’s ambulance service would continue to provide Basic Life Support services in Kennett Borough and part of Kennett Township, something officials and residents from both ...

 

No vote on marijuana dispensary

Hearings on two proposed zoning amendments that would allow for medical marijuana facilities in Concord Township didn’t go very far Tuesday night. The major action taken by township council — aside from answering some questions from the public — was to authorize that the hearings be re-advertised. The amendments, if approved, would make room for a medical marijuana ...

 

Brandywine Red Clay Alliance asks for waiver

Representatives from the Brandywine Red Clay Alliance asked the Pocopson Township supervisors to grant the organization a waiver from a special events ordinance adopted in December in response to a party that television personality Bam Margera was throwing at his Pocopson home. “It would be hugely burdensome,” BRCA Executive Director James Jordan said at Monday’s ...

 

Residents want drivers to stop

Cars ignoring stopped school buses and driving through stop signs are an ongoing problem in the Preserve at Chadds Ford development, according to residents. Residents at the Preserve turned out in force Monday night for the Pocopson Township supervisors’ meeting to complain about traffic problems within the development that they say are endangering their children. ...

 

Wintry mix precipitation predicted

The National Weather Service in Mount Holly, NJ has issued the following weather statement for a wintry mix precipitation on Tuesday and gusty winds with snow showers/snow squalls are possible in the afternoon and evening on Wednesday: Chester County Forecasted Conditions: Precipitation may begin as a wintry mix before changing to rain on Tuesday Rain is expected to ...

 

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,” ...