Pocopson OKs grant application to plant 800-850 new trees

By Karen Cresta, Staff Writer, The Times The green outlined areas are where trees are planned to be planted in Pocopson in 2018. POCOPSON – Township supervisors expressed excitement on Monday evening, unanimously approve a grant application to plant 800-850 trees on township property. Chair Ricki Stumpo, Vice-Chair Elaine DiMonte and Supervisor Alice Balsama were quick to approve the motion for...

Pocopson: So far, so good on bridge replacement

Strode’s Mill restoration supported by township By Karen Cresta, Staff Writer, The Times Contractors work on removing the bridge supports, Wednesday, now that the entire deck of the Rt. 926 bridge has been removed. The new bridge is expected to be open on or about Sept. 1. POCOPSON – “Well, the bridge is out!” exclaimed Pocopson supervisor Elaine DiMonte as soon as the public comment portion...

Pocopson supervisors ponder future of Barnard House

Kennett Underground Railroad Center could occupy portion soon By Karen Cresta, Staff Writer, The Times Pocopson Supervisors Elaine DiMonte and Ricki Stumpo discuss the future of the Barnard House during Monday night’s Board of Supervisors meeting. POCOPSON – Discussions continued about the historic 1800’s Barnard House at the Pocopson township meeting on Monday night – as it remains...

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...

Chadds Ford driver arrested for road-rage incident

West Whiteland Police say he assaulted another motorist on March 4 West Whiteland Township Police said they responded to an assault complaint on Tuesday, March 4, in the area of Birchwood Drive and Whiteland Woods Boulevard. Police said they spoke with a motorist who had been the victim of a confrontation with another driver, who allegedly left the scene. West Whiteland Police subsequently located...

Bike-lane installation set to begin March 10

PennDOT: Rt. 52 lane closures will be needed between U.S. 1, Hickory Hill Rd. The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) has announced the following area roadwork this week – weather permitting – so that motorists can anticipate potential travel delays. Crews will be working on bike-lane installation on Kennett Pike (Rt. 52) from March 10 through July from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and...

PennDOT: Detours posted for part of Wawaset Road

Stretch will be closed until late September for reconstruction The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) has announced the following roadwork in the area for the upcoming week so that motorists can anticipate travel delays. Crews will be working on utility installation on Kennett Pike in Kennett Township on Wednesday, Jan. 29, and Thursday, Jan. 30, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Lane restrictions...

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...

Better watch out: Santa Claus to visit area

St. Nick is touring communities served by Longwood Fire Co. Santa Claus is making pre-Christmas visits throughout the area, courtesy of a Longwood Fire Company truck. You better watch out: Santa Claus will benefit from the services of a Longwood Fire Company truck to make some pre-Christmas calls. Jolly ol’ St. Nick himself will be touring the area served by Longwood’s fire and rescue service....

State police investigating Pocopson Twp. burglary

Electronics allegedly stolen from home in 700 block of Isaac Taylor Drive Troopers from the Avondale barracks are investigating a burglary that occurred sometime between 4 and 6:20 a.m. on Oct. 26 in Pocopson Township, state police said. Police said someone entered a residence in the 700 block of Isaac Taylor Drive and took numerous electronic devices; anyone with information is asked to call police...