KSQ Council takes close look at finances

By Eliza Mohler, Staff Writer, The Times Borough council members review maps regarding a zoning change request from the Delaware Valley Development Corporation at the former NVF site. KENNETT SQUARE – Monday night’s meeting of the Kennett Square Borough Council was in the money as the finance committee presented a report on reserve funds and account trends over the past six years. “As part...

KSQ Council defends library plans

By Eliza Mohler, Staff Writer, The Times A rendering of the proposed new Kennett Library. Image courtesy, Kennett Library. KENNETT SQUARE – The debate about plans for the new Kennett Library and community center building raged on at Monday night’s meeting of the Kennett Square Borough Council. Council President Danilo Maffei responded to comments that local residents have not been adequately...

Kennett Sq. swears Holdsworth in as new PD Chief

By Eliza Mohler, Staff Writer, The Times Mayor Matthew Fetick swears William Holdsworth in as Kennett Square’s new chief of police as Holdsworth’s wife Debbie looks on. KENNETT – Kennett Square’s finest turned out in full force on Monday night to support William Holdsworth as he was officially sworn in as the new chief of police at the Borough Council meeting. Retired chief Ed...

KSQ Council mulls anti-discrimination ordinance

By Eliza Mohler, Correspondent, Kennett Times The Kennett Square Borough Council focused on a proposed anti-discrimination ordinance, Monday night. KENNETT SQUARE – Monday night’s meeting of Borough Council focused on a proposed anti-discrimination ordinance regarding employment, housing, and ownership of property in the borough. The ordinance will also be used to create the Kennett Square...

Kennett Borough Council swears in new full time police officer

Residents voice their concerns about The Creamery By Kelly O’Hara, Staff Writer, The Times New full-time police officer Jacob Andress was sworn in by Mayor Matthew Fettick at the Kennett Borough Council meeting Tuesday. It was a busy agenda for the Kennett Square Borough Council Meeting on Tuesday, July 5, 2016. First on the agenda was the swearing in of new full time police officer, Jacob Andress...

Kennett Sq. Council adds to Civil Service Board

Newly-formed Advisory Commission for Latino Affairs adds 12 By Kelly O’Hara, Staff Writer, The Times Kennett Square Mayor Matt Fetick swearing in Anthony J. DeFazio as regular member of the Civil Service Commission, Monday night. KENNETT — A typically light early summer agenda saw the Kennett Square Borough Council approve Anthony J. DeFazio as a new regular member on the Civil Service...

Apartments, retail proposed as part of D-Town parking garage bid

Union Place proposed for East Lancaster Avenue By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times An architectual rendering of the proposed Union Place development in Downingtown on East Lancaster Avenue. The development would include 81 public parking spaces, 72 apartments and four retail locations. DOWNINGTOWN — The borough’s request for bids to build a parking garage for additional downtown parking for...

Kennett Square hires Scaise as new Borough Manager

Residents offer concerns about growth, congestion By Jacqueline Kennedy, Correspondent, The Times Joe Scalise signs on the dotted line to become the new Borough Manager for Kennett Square during Monday night’s Borough Council meeting. Scalise replaced Brent Kucera who left in late 2014 to take a post in Oregon. KENNETT — After a nationwide search, the Kennett Square Borough Council formally...

Downingtown council opens commission seats to non-residents

Non-residents will be allowed to fill up to two seats on historical commission By Kyle Carrozza, Staff Writer, The Times DOWNINGTOWN – Borough council opened up to two voting seats on the historical commission to commissioners from outside of the borough on Wednesday night. Though council still has to approve new members, Council member Phil Dague said that Jay Byerly and Jessica Hutter showed...

KSQ extends Cannery Row conditional use hearing

Spencer criticizes library’s name change By John Gondol, Correspondent, The Times As construction winds down on Magnolia Place, Kennett Square officials are looking at an application for a project nearby on Saw Mill Road. KENNETT SQUARE – Borough Council decided to leave the record open regarding the conditional use hearing for a multiple use development located in both the borough and...