Area roadwork may spur traffic delays

Regional projects include utility installation, vegetation removal Area roadwork has been scheduled this week, said an announcement on Friday, Dec. 27, from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT). PennDOT wants motorists to be mindful of possible delays. Utility installation on U.S. 1 in Concord Township will result in lane closures between Brinton Lake Road and Rt. 322 through Jan....

Daniels wins UCFSD seat, Sarro, Read post wins

Hicks, Flores DeWilde knocked off By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times Although there were only a handful of contested election races in the greater Unionville area, two incumbents were knocked off in Tuesday’s elections. In the Unionville-Chadds Ford Board of Education race, in Region C, Leticia Flores DeWilde, a Democrat appointed to the board in July, failed in her bid for two more years on the...

Officials: Rt. 842 corn maze becoming nightmare

Expansion of operations a concern for three townships By Kelli Siehl, Staff Writer, The Times POCOPSON — What began as a fun, family oriented fall attraction – the East Marlborough Corn Maze has morphed into the Valley of Terror, a literal nightmare according to township officials. Supervisors’ Chair, Steve Conary announced during a recent board of supervisors meeting that the township has received...

PECO: Working to keep power lines out of trees

Utility says East and West Marlborough, Newlin, Pocopson will see crews Peco said crews began working on pruning and selective tree removal in mid-August and will continue through December. PECO wants residents in East and West Marlborough, Newlin and Pocopson Townships to know that it is working to keep them out of the dark. Pruning and selective tree removal is being performed in these areas as part...

Chasin for Chalfin features pair of cross country runs

Races part of fundraising events to benefit Jake Chalfin By Blair Sylvester, Correspondent, The Times Saturday marks a series of fundraising road races to benefit West Marlborough jockey Jake Chalfin, who was paralyzed in a 2010 steeplechase accident. Photo courtesy of Tod Marks WEST MARLBOROUGH — Those searching for a scenic run, through some of Chester County’s most beautiful vistas, should sign...

Area road projects to prompt lane restrictions

 Work ranges from spray patching to bridge overhaul The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced upcoming and ongoing road projects on Friday. Intermittent lane closures are expected from Monday through Friday on U.S. 1 in both directions for spray patching. The work, which will be done from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., will occur from the Maryland state line to Pennsbury Township, also...

Historical society raising bar on heritage lessons

 Whip Tavern will host ‘History on Tap’ program on Oct. 23 The Whip Tavern will be the site of the next “History on Tap” program by the Chester County Historical Society. Engaging history will be brewing on Oct. 23 at the Whip Tavern in West Marlborough Township. The scenic venue is a fitting backdrop for the latest chapter of “History on Tap,” a traveling program presented...

State police: Man, 54, dies in West Marlborough crash

The New London resident was reportedly westbound on Rt. 842 when the one-vehicle accident occurred WEST MARLBOROUGH — A 54-year-old New London man died in a one-vehicle crash last night in the township, State Police from the Avondale barracks said this morning. Police said the victim, David A. MacLeod, was traveling westbound in the 200 block of Clonmell Upland Road  (Rt. 842) at 10:18 p.m. when...

W. Marlborough adopts earned income tax

Residents argue against new tax, saying it falls unfairly on working people By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times WEST MARLBOROUGH — Over sometimes vociferous objections from residents in attendance, the township’s Board of Supervisors adopted an earned-income tax Monday, making it the fourth municipality in the Unionville-Chadds Ford School District to adopt such a tax. Residents argued that the new...

End to Whip Tavern dispute may be in sight

Revised zoning ordinance would allow popular eatery to acquire nearby property for additional parking By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times After Monday night’s Board of Supervisors vote, the owners of The Whip Tavern in West Marlborough, now will have some options to acquire nearby property to add parking, and hopefully, end years of acrimony with neighbors over patrons’ car being left on...