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...

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....

Pocopson art students honored; Rt. 82 proposal advances

By JP Phillips, Staff Writer, The Times Pocopson Elementary art teacher Sam Hage with students whose artwork is currently decorating the lobby area of the Unionville-Chadds Ford Administration office. Students included: Ava Van Duesan, Trevor Dunne, Brynn Huyler, Eshaan Chanchal, Julien Arrouays, Samantha Greaves, Lilly Smolenski, Timmy Sherman, Logan Grayston, and Nathania Gushurst. EAST MARLBOROUGH...

Questions about Rt. 82 safety plan don’t make sense

By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times The good news is that East Marlborough Township and the Unionville-Chadds Ford School District have developed a plan to make the Route 82 corridor slower — and more importantly — safer. The $1 million project – which would largely be paid for by a federal grant, plus a smaller grant from the Longwood Foundation – would make the area near Unionville High...

E. Marlborough supervisors asked to fight gerrymandering

By Karen Cresta, Staff Writer, The Times EAST MARLBOROUGH – Fair Districts PA attended the East Marlborough Township meeting on Monday, May 1, and urged the supervisors to support their efforts to stop gerrymandering within the district. Gerrymandering is a term used to describe manipulating voting district boundaries to benefit political parties. District changes for the township have occurred...

E. Marlborough honors Mellinger for 40 years of service

Removal of trees in question for new home construction By Karen Cresta, Staff Writer, The Times East Marlborough Board of Supervisors chair Richard Hannum reads a citation from State Rep. Eric Roe (R-158) honoring Roadmaster Dennis Mellinger him for 40 years of service to the township at Monday night’s board meeting. Photo courtesy, East Marlborough Township. EAST MARLBOROUGH – The township’s Board...

EM Supervisors OK Onix Dr. carwash plan

Sewer capacity and flow study approved By Karen Cresta, Staff Writer, The Times EAST MARLBOROUGH – Township supervisors, on Monday night, unanimously approved the land development plan for a new car wash on Onix Drive – behind the Bank of America and the same drive that Walmart is accessed. (Supervisor John Sarro abstained from the vote due to a relationship with the land owner.) Ed Henry,...

Report: Unified emergency services may offer benefits

E. Marlborough plans no tax hike in 2017 By Karen Cresta, Staff Writer, The Times East Marlborough Township Planning Commission Chair Cuyler Walker discusses a report on potentially unifying emergency services for six area towns with Township Supervisor Bob Weer. EAST MARLBOROUGH – A first step toward unifying a crazy quilt of emergency services for six area towns may have taken a step forward...

E. Marlborough supervisors approve amended medical marijuana ordinance

Tempers flare: residents demand action on Unionville safety issues; 2017 budget presented By Karen Cresta, Staff Writer, The Times EAST MARLBOROUGH – Prior to the monthly township Board of Supervisors meeting, a public hearing took place to approve zoning amendments, one that allowed growing facilities for medical marijuana. A statewide ruling legalized such facilities and the township Planning...

E. Marlborough supervisors OK full agenda

By Karen Cresta, Staff Writer, The Times EAST MARLBOROUGH – The East Marlborough township supervisors were busy Monday night unanimously approving all 12 agenda items – including appointing new building inspectors, appointing a new library board representative, approving road closures for the Race for Our Sons, and approving a hearing to adopt amendments to a zoning ordinance.   ...