Poll: local businesses see boost in county’s biz outlook

The Chester County Commissioners announced the results of the annual business survey, Tuesday. (l-r) Terence Farrell, Chester County Commissioner; Mike Grigalonis, Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President, Chester County Economic Development Council (CCEDC); MaryFrances McGarrity, Senior Vice President of Business Development Services, Chester County Economic Development Council (CCEDC);...

Letter: Discussion on CF development impact, Dec. 15

To The Editor, A meeting has been arranged with the Chadds Ford Supervisors, township engineer, and Rep. Steve Barrar for Dec. 15 at 7 p.m. There will be a discussion on the commercial development of the Pettinaro property at Route 202 and Ridge Road. While the property is in Concord Township, it abuts Chadds Ford Township. This planned development will contain a large grocery store along with...

E. Marlborough hears pair of housing proposals

Kennett Run and Mushroom Cap Half Marathon approved By Karen Cresta, Staff Writer, The Times EAST MARLBOROUGH – Sketch plans for 20 single-family dwellings where R.P. Nurseries is located on Route 82 and Phase II for 13 additional townhouses by Bentley Homes at Walnut Walk were presented to East Marlborough Township Board of Supervisors on Monday night. Both plans were approved after discussions...

You’re never too old to play

All work doesn’t just make Jack dull, but maybe unhealthy, too By Dr. Matthew Lapp, Columnist, The Times When was the last time you completely lost track of time doing something you love?  You may not have thought of it this way, but it’s very likely that you were engaged in what scientists call “free play.”  If you’re like many people, life may be filled with work demands, family...

Ways Lane is a continuing dilemma for Kennett Twp.

Township Manager calls for a meeting with the property owners ASAP By Rick Marts, Correspondent, The Times Kennett Township Planning Commission member Robert Listerman, who has been active with efforts to spur economic development along the US-1 corridor, suggests that there are options for development on Ways Lane — if the property owners can come to some consensus about what they’d like...

New focus on job creation in the US-1 corridor

Groups seek to work with local municipalities to spur commercial, light industrial development By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times The darkened area along US-1 will be the focus of an effort to facilitate commercial and light industrial development. Supporters argue such development will create local jobs and lower property taxes. KENNETT — In an effort to spur local commercial and industrial growth,...

Pennsbury Village settlement could be close

Supervisors weigh new stipulations, changes to previous development plan By Mike McGann, Editor, UnionvilleTImes.com The two primary parcels slated for resiential development on either side of Pennsbury's Township Building. PENNSBURY — More than a decade of litigation and acrimony could finally come to an end — as early as Friday — if the township supervisors agree to a stipulation for...

Commentary: Politics trumps common sense in open space cuts

County commissioners finesse budget when bolder moves are needed; choices will lead to higher school, local taxes, more sprawl later on By Mike McGann, Editor, UnionvilleTimes.com Slashing open space spending was a gift only the Grinch and the Chester County Commissioners would see as a good move. The good news, I suppose is that Chester County seems to have pulled a rabbit from a hat and now...

Pocopson rejects Riverside road dedication

Issues with both Toll Brothers developments in the township By Mike McGann, Editor, UnionvilleTimes.com While Pocopson Township rejected taking over the roadways in the Riverside Toll Brothers development, there are a host of other issues with another Toll Brothers development, The Preserve. POCOPSON — ‘Tis the season for giving, at least so thought Toll Brothers, which was ready turn over...