Longwood fountains to undergo renovation

Two-year project slated to begin this fall, will preserve historic details By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times An undated photo of the historic fountain at Longwood Gardens, slated for a two-year renovation project. EAST MARLBOROUGH — The iconic fountains at Longwood Gardens are about to get a 21st Century makeover, but fans of the historic landmark shouldn’t worry: most of the upgrades planned...

Unionville High School formally rededicated

Ceremony marks completion of $71 million expansion project Unionville-Chadds Ford School District officials gathered Tuesday night to officially dedicate the renovations for Unionville High School. From left, Superintendent of Schools Dr. John Sanville, Board of Education member Jeff Leiser, Board member and Facilities Committee chair Frank Murphy and Board of Education President Eileen Bushelow...

Dedication for UHS renovation, Tuesday

Unionville High School renovation project wraps up ahead of schedule and under budget, officials say Much like the entire Unionville High School renovation project, the school’s new auditorium represented a vast upgrade in facilities, but sparked controversy. By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times EAST MARLBOROUGH — Although to be sure controversial, the much debated project to renovate Unionville...

Home renovations can help sales, but be smart

Picking the right things to fix up can make all the difference By Jill Goldman, Special to The Times Many of you have considered home renovations over the past year, and know that they types and costs of such projects vary greatly.  The most affordable renovation is usually the one that provides the biggest benefit when selling, and that is fresh paint.  Yes, just fresh paint.  Good paint can...

Pocopson rejects Barnard House bids

Future of renovation project now unclear By Kelli Siehl, Staff Writer, The Times The future of Pocopson’s Barnard House is up in the air, after township supervisors voted Monday to reject bids for renovation of the building, slated to become the new township building and home of the Kennet Underground Railroad. POCOPSON — Amid a barrage of questions, comments and concerns by township residents,...

Barnard House bids higher than expected

Pocopson supervisors debate whether to rebid the project, or seek negotiation By Kelli Siehl, Staff Writer, The Times The future for the Barnard House renovation may be facing a stormy future as township supervisors disagreed Monday night whether or not to put the project out to rebid, after the first series of bids to renovate the building came in higher than budgeted. POCOPSON — During Monday’s...

Letter: Open space loan shouldn’t be used for Barnard House

To The Editor: Pocopson Township has about one million dollars left over from a loan they took out to purchase the land development rights of homeowners. This venture was started out a few years ago as a ballot initiative over open space, and recently the sunset provision of that ordinance has come to pass.    Send article as PDF   

Pocopson ready to move forward on Barnard House

Township eyes funds already borrowed to pay for $1 mil. project Kelli Siehl, Staff Writer, UnionvilleTimes.com The historic Barnard House is slated to house Pocopson's municipal offices as well as the Kennett Underground Railway Musuem, once renovations are complete. POCOPSON — Township Supervisors are no longer “just talking” about renovations to the historic Barnard House. At Monday’s...