Concord readies 2019 budget

Concord Township is ready to rock its 2019 budget with no tax increase. The township also has a general fund balance of $10 million which prompted Councilman Josh Twersky to propose a tax decrease. Twersky noted during the discussion that the surplus has increased $6 million since the $4 million in 2008. He suggested the decrease saying, “The people of Concord ...

 

Police Log Nov. 14: Rape, corruption of minors, terroristic threats

Pennsylvania State Police Media barracks • Someone damaged a front window of the Bryn Mawr Trust bank in Chadds Ford with a BB gun, police said. The incident happened Nov. 1, but there were no witnesses. • Police said they determined Ronald Owens, 57, of Chester, was DUI following a two-vehicle accident on Route 1 at Powell Road in Concord Township on Nov. 4. Owens ...

U-CF revamps facilities plan

A modified Long Range Facilities Plan was one of the topics of discussion for the Unionville-Chadds Ford School Board Monday night. Even before the subject came up during the agenda, it was a topic of resident comments. Former School Board Director Holly Manzone said she was pleased to see the outdoor facilities plan has been “pared down to a much, much more ...

Sanderson looking to improve facility

Supporters of the Chris Sanderson Museum attend a fundraiser at Brandywine Prime.

The Sanderson Museum on Creek Road on Chadds Ford is in need of some work, so the museum board held a fundraiser at Brandywine Prime Monday night. Several dozen people attended. Chuck Ulmann, the curator at the Sanderson, said they need $25,000 to $26,000 to keep the house in good condition. Wood needs to be replaced and the exterior needs painting. “We’ve got to ...

Photo of the Week: A Future Find

What an archeologist from the future might find.

Adopt-a-Pet Nov. 12

The following animals are ready to be adopted from the Brandywine Valley SPCA in West Chester. Maui After all of his littermates were adopted, Maui can’t help but wonder why no one has chosen him yet. This 6-month-old cutie has spent most of his life in the shelter, and he wants nothing more than a place to call his own. Maui can be a bit shy at first, but he warms ...

Living History: The end of WWI

“The human heart is the starting point of all matters pertaining to war." -Marechal de Saxe, 1732- In “The Guns of August” (1962), Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Barbara Tuchman quotes Bismarck’s prediction that “…some damned foolish thing in the Balkans…” would start the next war. Bismarck was right, but he likely had limited understanding of how gargantuan the ...

Rabbinic Reflections: Ready and not

Be afraid; be a light. Never again; choose life. Be proud; expect security checkpoints. Jews today live in a strange place. We have achieved high degrees of success, and we have felt increasingly vulnerable. We have tried to make the world a better place, and we have been blamed for almost all of its ills. The experience of these polarities is enough to drive just ...

Lung screening helps save lives

Lung Image

November is lung cancer awareness month. Lung cancer is the second most common cancer in both men and women, following skin cancer, and is the leading cause of cancer death each year. More people die of lung cancer than of colon, breast, and prostate cancers combined. That's why Crozer Keystone Health System developed its Lung Screening Program using low-dose ...

Mind Matters: Dum-Da-Dum-Dum

Anybody remember “Dragnet,” a TV program from the 1950s? Okay, you’d have to be pretty old to remember Sgt. Joe Friday, portrayed by actor Jack Webb, saying dryly to a witness or victim of crime, “All we want are the facts, ma’am.” Facts often take a backseat to ingrained mindsets or belief systems. However, with a change of perspective, a new understanding can be ...

Roadwork for Nov. 10 -Nov. 16

PennDOT has announced the following road projects, which are weather-dependent and could affect residents in the greater Chadds Ford area during the week of Nov. 10 -Nov. 16. Motorists are urged to allow extra time if they are traveling through one of the construction zones. Work schedules are subject to change. • Driveway installation will cause lane restrictions on ...