Pocopson Park bathrooms vandalized and locked; ballpark shed approved for purchase

By Karen Cresta, Staff Writer, The Times POCOPSON – The Pocopson Township meeting was led, as it always is, with Chairwoman Ricki Stumpo’s request to, “Please stand for the Pledge of Allegiance.” After all in attendance stood for the pledge, the 19-minute meeting ensued with Director of Public Works Mark Knightly requesting two portable bathrooms for the Pocopson Park at Corrine and Wawaset...

Pocopson residents push for delay on floodplain ordinance

A map showing much of the flood plain in Pocopson near the Brandywine Creek. Courtesy, Federal Emergency Management Agency. POCOPSON – Many residents from Lenape Cabin Club, Inc., who live along the Brandywine River, attended the public hearing portion of Monday night’s township meeting. The purpose of the meeting was to ultimately adopt floodplain ordinance provisions in accordance to the...

Pocopson OKs regional EMS Commission plan

By Karen Cresta, Staff Writer, The Times POCOPSON – Supervisors Ricki Stumpo and Alice Balsama (Elaine DiMonte was not in attendance) quickly moved through the agenda Monday night at the Pocopson Township meeting, as only one resident – other than those employed by the township and the press – sat in the audience. The resident had much to say regarding his dissatisfaction in the formation...

Kennett Library shares data for allocation of Pocopson’s donation

Supervisors approve support to stop gerrymandering By Karen Cresta, Staff Writer, The Times A rendering of the proposed new Kennett Library. POCOPSON – A presentation by Kennett Library board representatives, Brad Piper and Chris Larsen (via teleconference), was given to the Pocopson supervisors on Monday night. The focus was on considerations for future allocations of library donations and the...

Fair Districts PA seeks support from Pocopson to stop gerrymandering

Historical Committee announces a new virtual tour mobile app By Karen Cresta, Staff Writer, The Times POCOPSON – The bulk of Monday night’s township meeting was spent on presentations. The first of two presentations from Fair Districts PA sought support from Supervisors Elaine DiMonte and Ricki Stumpo. (Alice Balsama was not present). The second included a new mobile application providing historical...

Pocopson supervisors move forward on Barnard House feasibility proposals

Brandywine Red Clay Alliance to include Pocopson roads for Earth Day clean up By Karen Cresta, Staff Writer, The Times POCOPSON – The Barnard House remains as a permanent agenda item for the township and Monday night’s Board of Supervisors meeting focused on how to move forward with the 19 feasibility study proposals. The feasibility study was advertised several months ago to gather information...

Barnard House feasibility study: Pocopson reviewing 19 proposals

By Karen Cresta, Staff Writer, The Times The Barnard House. Times’ file photo. POCOPSON – The township’s Board of Supervisors  provided an update on Monday night as to the status of the historic 1800’s Barnard House and the feasibility study as a possible relocation of their new home office. Supervisor Elaine DiMonte along with Public Works Director Mark Knightly provided a site...

Pocopson officials talk 926 bridge closing

Crebilly Farm Preservation and unification of EMS supported By Karen Cresta, Staff Writer, The Times With the Route 926 bridge closing for replacement on Feb. 13, Pocopson officials are moving to get residents prepared and ease as many traffic concerns as possible. POCOPSON – The Pocopson township meeting adjourned after only an hour but much was approved by all three supervisors in attendance. The...

And so it begins: 926 bridge to close Feb. 13

PennDOT to start bridge replacement over Brandywine The official detour route for the bridge closing, from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. After a nearly two-decade wait, work is slated to finally begin on replacement of the Route 926 bridge over Brandywine Creek in Pocopson and Birmingham — with the bridge and nearby roadways closing on Feb. 13. The $8.6 million replacement project...

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...