Pocopson recognizes Girl Scout Gold Award recipient for video on Holocaust

Supervisors consider only one meeting a month By Karen Cresta, Staff Writer, The Times POCOPSON – The last township meeting of 2017 – and the only meeting in Dec. due to the holidays – was held on Monday, Dec. 11, with discussions involving having only one meeting per month, instead of two moving forward into 2018.  During the brief meeting, the supervisors presented a resolution to...

E. Marlborough salutes Weer for 50 years of service

By Karen Cresta, Staff Writer, The Times East Marlborough Supervisors chair Richard Hannum congratulates outgoing Supervisors Robert Weer Sr. for his 50 years of service to the community, 30 on the township Board of Supervisors and 20 before that on the Unionville-Chadds Ford Board of Education. EAST MARLBOROUGH – A crowd gathered for cake in the lobby of the East Marlborough township building...

Pocopson: No tax hike planned for 2018

By Karen Cresta, Staff Writer, The Times POCOPSON – The brief Township Board of Supervisors meeting held on Monday, Nov. 27, resulted in an approved 2018 budget with no tax increase for residents. The portion of the property tax allocated to fire and ambulance services was reduced by approximately $92,000 for 2018.  The reason for the reduction is the participation by the township in the Kennett...

Kennett, Longwood Gardens look at flooding concern in Hamorton Homes

By Eliza Mohler, Staff Writer, The Times Pennoni Associates engineer Michael Kissinger talks with residents of the Hamorton neighborhood near Longwood Gardens whose homes have been affected by flooding. KENNETT – The rains on the plain stay mainly in Hamorton, according to some residents of the village who spoke at the most recent meeting of the Kennett Township Board of Supervisors. Several...

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...

Letter: E. Marlborough needs new ethics, transparency

To The Editor, East Marlborough is our township.  We all love it for its rural, peaceful environment.  But I have had several people approach me to say it is time to make changes in how our township is governed.  We have an opportunity to do this on Nov. 7.  There are two Township Supervisor positions on the ballot. The incumbent contestant was also the Township’s Road Master for many years....

Opposition heard for Ugly Ducklings sign in Pocopson

By Karen Cresta, Staff Writer, The Times POCOPSON – The Ducklings Early Learning Center, located in the Riverside at Chadds Ford community on Winston Lane, has been open for the new school year but without a sign on the front of the newly constructed building. The registered trade-marked yellow ducks with orange lettering invoked some opposition from the board.    Send...

Kennett looks at role of environmental advisory board

By Eliza Mohler, Staff Writer, The Times Kennett Township Board of Supervisors Chairman Scudder Stevens listens to residents’ concerns about environmental practices at the Sinclair Springs project site while Township Manager Lisa Moore checks permit records. KENNETT – Over the course of a frequently terse conversation, the township’s Board of Supervisors agreed to reconsider the role...

Pocopson Park bathrooms vandalized and locked; ballpark shed approved for purchase

By Karen Cresta, Staff Writer, The Times POCOPSON – The Pocopson Township meeting was led, as it always is, with Chairwoman Ricki Stumpo’s request to, “Please stand for the Pledge of Allegiance.” After all in attendance stood for the pledge, the 19-minute meeting ensued with Director of Public Works Mark Knightly requesting two portable bathrooms for the Pocopson Park at Corrine and Wawaset...

Kennett to discuss Regional EMS proposal, Aug. 2

By Eliza Mohler, Staff Writer, The Times Township Supervisors Richard Leff, Whitney Hoffman, and Scudder Stevens discuss plans for a regional EMS commission. KENNETT – Do you want a say in the future of local fire and emergency medical services? The Board of Supervisors is inviting the public to share their thoughts on the proposed EMS Regional Commission at a meeting on Wednesday, August 2 at...