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...

Pocopson to see no property tax rate increase

By Karen Cresta, Staff Writer, The Times POCOPSON – Township supervisors adopted the 2017 budget keeping property taxes unchanged at 2.2 mills at Monday night’s meeting.  This is the third consecutive year that residents will not see a tax increase.  2017 property taxes will be distributed with 1.0 mill to open space preservation (estimated to generate over $329,000), 0.5 mil to general township...

On Barnard House, supervisors report progress

Commissioners get tour to see renovations By Karen Cresta, Staff Writer, The Times POCOPSON – The township meeting on Monday night was adjourned after only a half an hour with few residents in attendance – but progress regarding the unoccupied historical Barnard House was reported by supervisors Ricki Stumpo and Elaine DiMonte. (Alice Balsama was not present.)

Tempers flare over Pocopson’s Barnard House

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

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

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

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

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

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

$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...