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ATF to investigate West Chester fire

Photograph from fire at Barclay Friends Senior Assisted Living Center

The National Response Team (NRT) of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), along with Special Agents from the ATF Philadelphia Field Division, and members of the ATF Philadelphia Arson Task Force were activated to respond to the a 5-alarm fire that occurred at the Barclay Friends Senior Assisted Living Center located at 700 N. Franklin Street ...

 
 

Loop road heads to supervisors

A long journey for a short road has one more stop to make — at a Chadds Ford Township Board of Supervisors' meeting. Members of the township Planning Commission last night voted 5-0 to recommend approval of the final plan for the Hillman Drive extension, the last leg of the loop road around the intersection of Routes 1 and 202. "This idea has been around since the ...

 

Election results: Status not so quo

While many of yesterday's local election results reflect business as usual, several county races saw Democrats topping Republicans in what had been traditionally strong GOP areas. And one Republican victory could have an impact on what happens to the Toll Bros. plan to develop Crebilly Farm in Westtown Township. Westtown supervisors are holding a conditional use ...

 

Resurrecting The Chadds Ford Tavern

And The Tavern shall rise again. At least that's the hope of Phil Ferro who, partnering with the owners of the Brandywine River Hotel, bought the old restaurant on Route 1 between Heyburn and Harvey roads from Tommy Drane and is now renovating the interior with the hope of opening in January. That hope includes live music, karaoke, DJs, bands and some dancing to ...

 

Nov. 7 is election day

Tomorrow is election day in Pennsylvania. It’s an off-year election with little local competition. In Chadds Ford Township, incumbent Supervisor Noelle Barbone is running unopposed for re-election, as is Wendell Fenton in Pennsbury and Ricki Stumpo in Pocopson. In Birmingham Township, newcomer John Daniel Hill is running for supervisor, also unopposed. There’s also ...

 

Beer, water mix well at annual BRC dinner

The 2017 Dinner & Silent Auction of the Brandywine Red Clay Alliance (BRC) not only tapped into its members’ shared passion for clean water and environmental advocacy, but it also showcased the simpatico efforts of a popular, local beer-maker. The annual dinner, held on Thursday, Oct. 26, at the Mendenhall Inn, attracted a record crowd of 250 and offered ...

 

Chesco donations top 160,000 pounds

Days after area first-responders returned from delivering 68,000 pounds of donations to victims of Hurricane Harvey in Texas, they began setting up a similar effort for Hurricane Irma’s Florida victims – an initiative that also benefitted residents in Puerto Rico reeling from the wrath of Hurricane Maria. Ron Giacinto, a captain with the West Chester Fire Police and ...

 

Pocopson board ponders sign color

Pocopson Township Supervisors voted 2-1 Monday to support a variance for a sign on the new Ducklings Early Learning Center building. Supervisors Ricki Stumpo, the board chairman, and Alice Balsama voted for the motion. Supervisors’ Vice Chairman Elaine DiMonte opposed the motion. The township’s Zoning Hearing Board will hold a hearing on the sign variance at 7 p.m. ...

 

Sunset Farm forever protected from development

Natural Lands announced today the preservation of 28 acres of farmland, orchard, and forest in the northwestern corner of New Garden Township, Chester County. Owners Lynn Sinclair and John Morris placed the property—known as Sunset Farm—under conservation easement, ensuring it will remain open forever. A conservation easement is a legally binding agreement that ...

 

Chester County has much to celebrate

This year’s Chester County Day on Saturday, Oct. 7, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., will have much to celebrate. In addition to continuing its 77-year tradition as the longest-running house tour in the country, the popular, area fundraiser will also honor the 125th anniversary of Chester County Hospital, which was founded in 1892. The 2017 ticket-holders will have access to ...

 

Olde Ridge aiding Harvey victims

Shop owners at The Olde Ridge Village Shoppes in Chadds Ford are taking part in relief efforts to help the victims of Hurricane Harvey in Texas. James Cunius, of Cunius Martial Arts, sent out an email to other shop owners in the center on Wednesday asking for help in collecting needed supplies and that his studio would be the collection point. Though Cunius was ...