Dinniman lauds start of Sonoco site redevelopment

Neal Fisher, Vice President of Development for the Hankin Group; Senator Dinniman; Mike Malloy, General Counsel for the Hankin Group; and Don Vymazal, Senator Dinniman’s Government Relations Director; tour the site of the former Sonoco Paper Mill in Downingtown. DOWNINGTOWN — State Senator Andy Dinniman recently joined officials from the Hankin Group to tour the site of the former Sonoco paper...

Winners honored for Landscapes3 photo contest

Andy Zhang won first place in the youth category of the Landscapes3 photo contest for his photo, “Sunset.” WEST CHESTER — Three adults and three youth from Chester County won awards for their entries in the Chester County Planning Commission’s Landscapes3 photo contest, which focused on the county’s greatest asset: people. The photo contest, “Putting a Face on Chester County,” was...

On Stage (Bonus): Savoy Brown, 50 years and still rocking

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times Savoy Brown A band with a history that dates back more than a half-century will be performing in the area this weekend. On November 18, Kim Simmonds and Savoy Brown will have a concert at the Sellersville Theater (24 West Temple Avenue, Sellersville, 215-257-5808, www.st94.com). Savoy Brown is still rocking the blues after more than 50 years and in 2017...

KSQ Council Sets Sights on 2018 Budget

By Eliza Mohler, Staff Writer, The Times A snapshot from the proposed 2018 budget for Kennett Square. KENNETT – The Kennett Square Borough Council was looking at both sides of the coin as they previewed the 2018 budget at last Monday night’s meeting. The highlights of the proposed budget include no tax increases, a 3.0% increase in uniformed and non-uniformed wages, no increase in water and...

Corbin announces $75K in grants to Brandywine Red Clay Alliance

State Rep. Becky Corbin (R-155) Representative Becky Corbin (R-East Brandywine) today announced that the Brandywine Red Clay Alliance has been awarded a $75,000 grant to assist with restoration of two storm water basins. The funding comes from the Watershed Restoration Protection fund under the Commonwealth Financing Agency, which manages the state’s economic stimulus programs. The fund provides...

UCF looks at student suspension polices

By JP Phillips, Correspondent, The Times Prompted by a September 8th incident at a football home game that resulted in several students being suspended, the Unionville Chadds-Ford School Board had a lengthy discussion on Nov. 13 regarding changing the current policies related to student suspensions and student records. According to a Birmingham township resident who spoke at the end of the meeting,...

East Marlborough zoning issues ignite controversy

By Karen Cresta, Staff Writer, The Times Kennett Square-based attorney attorney John Jaros presenting access roads for Longwood Preserve during Monday night’s East Marlborough Board of Supervisors meeting. EAST MARLBOROUGH –  The Township Supervisors met on Monday, Nov. 6, and spent much of the two-hour meeting reviewing zoning issues for a proposed occupancy of a used car sales facility...

Medical marijuana inches closer, gambling shut out in Kennett

By Eliza Mohler, Staff Writer, The Times Chief of Police Lydell Nolt shows a sample of new body armor recently purchased for the Kennett Township police department. Nolt said the vests could withstand high-powered rifle fire KENNETT  – As Pennsylvania gets ready to go to pot – medical marijuana, that is – the Kennett Township Board of Supervisors are preparing for proposals from licensed...

SHOCKER: Democrats sweep row offices, win up and down ballot

Updated: 3 p.m. with Comments from Chesco Dems chair Brian McGinnis By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times Democrats (from left) Patricia Maisano for County Treasurer, Christina VandePol, Coroner, Margaret Reif, Controller and Yolanda Van de Krol , Clerk of Courts, swept to historic wins, Tuesday. Photo courtesy Chester County Democratic Committee. Chester County’s Democrats won a stunning victory...

Study: Barnard House unsuitable for Pocopson’s township building

Updated to note that the study is not complete as yet, nor available for public inspection. By Karen Cresta, Staff Writer, The Times The Barnard House. Times file photo. POCOPSON – The Township Board of Supervisors meeting on Monday, Oct. 30, had the Barnard House and the “feasibility study” as a regular agenda item as it has for a long time but it will now be listed as “facilities update.” ...