Tempers flare over Pocopson’s Barnard House

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Debate over building gets ‘personal’ By Karen Cresta, Staff Writer, The Times The fate of Pocopson’s Barnard House sparked a heated debate during Monday night’s Board of Supervisors meeting. Times’ file photo. POCOPSON – “I’m leaving. This is starting to get personal…,” said former township supervisor and former member of the disbanded Barnard House Steering...

KURC lease on Barnard House questioned

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Underground Railroad threatens to walk away from lease with Pocopson By Karen Cresta, Staff Writer, The Times First floor plans for the Barnard House in Pocopson, which continues to be the subject of controversy. POCOPSON – The Barnard House continued to be the topic of discussion at Pocopson Township’s board of supervisors’ meeting on Monday night, focusing on the validity of the 2014 five-year...

Pocopson supervisors OK day care, Barnard security

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Action moves on to long-discussed items By Karen Cresta, Staff Writer, The Times Pocopson Township Supervisors Alice Balsama, Elaine DiMonte and Ricki Stumpo consider options during Monday night’s board meeting. POCOPSON – After much delay in getting approval by the Pocopson Township Board of Supervisors, two consistently tabled agenda items due to outstanding, and some controversial, issues...

Pocopson delays action on day care, Barnard House

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Supervisors again reject road dedication from The Preserve By Karen Cresta, Staff Writer, The Times Pocopson officials are awaiting clarification from the county on uses allowed for the Bernard House before taking further action. POCOPSON – Two voting items that have been consistently postponed were again put on hold at Monday night’s board of supervisors’ meeting in hopes of gathering more...

Pocopson Founders Day in jeopardy, needs volunteers

The Pocopson Board of Supervisors agreed Monday night to designate Penelope the goat — a pygmy goat — as a family pet, not livestock, of a Bragg Hill Road family.
Penelope the goat gets an approved ‘pet’ status By Karen Cresta, Staff Writer, The Times The Pocopson Board of Supervisors agreed Monday night to designate Penelope the goat — a pygmy goat — as a family pet, not livestock, of a Bragg Hill Road family. POCOPSON – The township’s Board of Supervisors meeting on Monday night focused on some celebrations and some tribulations. The tenth...

Pocopson OKs daycare prelimary site plan

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926 bridge closure creates Denton Hollow Road traffic concerns By Karen Cresta, Staff Writer, The Times POCOPSON – The township Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a preliminary land development plan for the Ducklings Early Learning Center on Winston Lane in the Riverside at Chadds Ford community on Monday night. This was the third meeting that centered on parking and traffic concerns from...

PennDOT slashes Rt. 926 bridge build to six months

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$9 million project slated to start in Feb., 2017 By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times PennDOT now says it will only need six months of road closures to replace the Rt. 926 bridge over the Brandywine Creek. POCOPSON — Although it meant a year of delay while operational plans were revised, the new timeline to rebuild the bridge over the Brandywine Creek on Rt. 926 will need only six months of road...

Brandywine Greenway seeks new path through Pocopson

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Underground Railroad Center poised to move into Barnard House By Karen Cresta, Staff Writer, The Times Sheila Fleming of the Brandywine Conservancy reviews options for the Brandywine Creek Greenway, during Monday night’s Pocopson Township Supervisors meeting. POCOPSON – The Brandywine Trail Project came seeking a cooperative relationship with the township at Monday night’s board of supervisor’s...

Pocopson residents question Riverside daycare proposal

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Neighbors, HOA question impact on traffic, parking By Karen Cresta, Staff Writer, The Times Pocopson Township Supervisors (from left) Alice Balsama, Elaine DiMonte, and Ricki Stumpo review the memorandum presented by Adam Marcus opposing the day care center on Winston Lane in Riverside at Chadds Ford community. POCOPSON – The township board of supervisors’ meeting on Monday evening was mostly...

Open house on Rt. 925 bridge replacement, March 30

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POCOPSON — The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) will hold an open house public meeting on Wednesday, March 30, from 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM for the upcoming project to replace the Route 926 (Street Road) bridge over the Brandywine Creek in Birmingham and Pocopson townships. The public meeting will be held at the Pocopson Elementary School, which is located at 1105 Pocopson Road...