Kennett supervisors OK emergency services tax hike

By Eliza Mohler, Staff Writer, The Times The Kennett Township Board of Supervisors (pictured) and leaders in Kennett Square are doing a fundraising competition, Change for Change, which will benefit the Kennett Food Cupboard. KENNETT – Citing the expense of a growing police force, the Kennett Township Board of Supervisors have passed a 2018 budget that includes a tax increase to cover the costs...

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...

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...

Heavy weather keeps township crews busy

By Eliza Mohler, Staff Writer, The Times Kennett Township Public Works Director Roger Lysle discusses extensive township clean ups after recent heavy rains. KENNETT  – The recent run of wet weather has kept the yownship’s public works crews on their toes. At Wednesday night’s meeting of the Board of Supervisors, Public Works Director Roger Lysle discussed the impact that the heavy rainfall...

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...

Kennett joins Crime Watch program

By Eliza Mohler, Staff Writer, The Times KENNETT  –Staying informed about criminal activity just got easier for residents of the township. At Wednesday night’s meeting of the Board of Supervisors, Chief of Police Lydell Nolt announced that the Pennsylvania Crime Watch program is now fully functional in the township. The website address is www.crimewatchpa.com, and residents should select Kennett...

Kennett supervisors OK Sinclair Springs plan

By Eliza Mohler, Staff Writer, The Times Chief of Police Lydell Nolt discusses safety issues pertaining to the lighting plan for the Sinclair Springs development project. KENNETT – Wednesday night’s meeting of the township Board of Supervisors was lit up by the Sinclair Springs project team, who came to answer questions about the development’s proposed lighting plan. Developer...

Kennett Board of Supervisors thinking big, acting local

By Eliza Mohler, Staff Writer, The Times Real estate developer John Lynch (standing, far left) and Kennett Township Chief of Police Lydell Nolt (seated, far right) discuss plans for the Sinclair Springs development with residents. KENNETT – The Board of Supervisors looked to the future during Wednesday night’s meeting as they agreed to move forward with some initiatives to enhance life in the...

Kennett going to the dogs — for bark park

Some of the handcrafted benches and seating being created for Barkington Park in Kennett. Image courtesy Kennett Township. By Eliza Mohler, Staff Writer, The Times KENNETT – Wednesday’s Board of Supervisors meeting went to the dogs, as Township Manager Lisa Moore gave an update on the benches that are being created by a local woodworker for installation in Barkingfield Park. Caitlin Abate,...