Birmingham’s preliminary 2016 budget approved for inspection

Neighbor disputes top public comments, zoning policies upheld    By Kris Firey-Poling, Correspondent, The Times BIRMINGHAM – At Monday night’s meeting, the Birmingham Board of Supervisors authorized advertising, approved residential upgrades, heard neighbor disputes, and discussed commercial signage.    Send article as PDF   

PennDOT: Pothole repair to continue on U.S. 202

Crews will also proceed with work on Rt. 52, Wawaset Road, U.S. 1 The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) has announced the following roadwork in the Kennett and Unionville areas this week – weather permitting – so that motorists can anticipate potential travel delays. Drivers on U.S. 202 in both directions in Westtown, West Goshen and Birmingham Townships will continue to experience...

PennDOT: U.S. 202 scheduled for patching this week

Work will be done in Birmingham, Westtown, West Goshen Townships  The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) has announced the following area roadwork this week – weather permitting – so that motorists can anticipate potential travel delays. Drivers on U.S. 202 in both directions in Westtown, West Goshen and Birmingham Townships will experience intermittent lane closures as crews...

U.S. 202 scheduled for pothole patching

Upcoming area roadwork has been scheduled, said an announcement from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT), which wants motorists to be mindful of possible delays. Pothole patching on U.S. 202 in Westtown, Thornbury and Birmingham Townships – and continuing as far as Tredyffrin Township – will result in intermittent lane closures between the Delaware County line and the...

Area roadwork may spur traffic delays

Regional projects include utility installation, vegetation removal Area roadwork has been scheduled this week, said an announcement on Friday, Dec. 27, from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT). PennDOT wants motorists to be mindful of possible delays. Utility installation on U.S. 1 in Concord Township will result in lane closures between Brinton Lake Road and Rt. 322 through...

PennDOT: Scheduled maintenance may delay drivers

Crews will be working on U.S. 1, Birmingham and Street Roads Area roadwork has been scheduled this week, said an announcement from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT), which wants motorists to be mindful of possible delays. Crews will be working to remove vegetation on southbound U.S. 1 in Kennett Township between Parkersville Road and Rt. 52. The maintenance will be done from...

Patching scheduled for U.S. 1 in both directions

Work expected to require daytime lane restrictions The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) has scheduled road maintenance in the area this week and wants to warn drivers about possible delays. U.S. 1 in both directions will require lane restrictions Monday through Thursday between the Maryland state line and the Brandywine Creek for patching. The work, expected to affect motorists...

Prosecutor: Teen robber belongs in adult system

Despite infractions at schools, prison, defense urges juvenile placement  By Kathleen Brady Shea, Managing Editor, The Times The attorney for a 17-year-old charged as an adult for his role in an armed home invasion in Birmingham Township this past spring argued on Friday that his client belongs in the juvenile system, a position vehemently opposed by the Chester County District Attorney’s Office. During...

Planning of Battle of the Brandywine reenactment event continues

Supervisors and committee members discuss budget, attendees and goals of event  By Nicole Brown, Staff Writer, The Times BIRMINGHAM – Representatives from the Battle of the Brandywine Reenactment committee discussed the May 2014 event with the Board of Supervisors at the township meeting Monday night. The reenactment is scheduled for May 17 to 18 in Sandy Hollow Park at the intersection of...

Birmingham mosquitoes test positive for West Nile

Five townships produce first evidence of virus in county this year, says Health Dept. A Southern House Mosquito, one of a number of breeds of mosquitos known to carry the West Nile Virus. Mosquitoes trapped in Birmingham Township have tested positive for West Nile Virus (WNV), the Chester County Health Department reported Thursday. Tests on mosquitoes collected in Birmingham, Schuylkill, Thornbury,...