Kennett Sq. council addresses tragedy, community relations

By Eliza Mohler, Staff Writer, The Times HARB member Clara Saxton addresses Borough Council members about the impact of the 2016 election results on the borough’s recent political races. KENNETT SQUARE – They were at the Red Clay Room to discuss the 2018 budget, but recent events were front and center at last Monday night’s meeting of the Kennett Square Borough Council. Mayor Matt Fetick...

Letter: On Borough Council, an apology is in order

To The Editor, The following is an open letter to my colleagues on the Kennett Square Borough Council: Dear Doug, Jamie and Geoff, On January 4th, 2016, all four of us voted to appoint LaToya Myers to an open seat on Borough Council. Since then, she has served with distinction, especially on the Finance and Chief of Police Search Committees, where we have seen her fight hard for...

Letter: Council members offer support for Maffei, Waterkotte, Deveney and Caldwell

To The Editor, Election Day is fast approaching on Tuesday November 7th, and we would encourage you all to exercise your constitutional right to vote! This is an important election within the Borough of Kennett Square as four of the seven seats on Borough Council will be decided. Quite frankly we think it is safe to say that the future direction of the Borough is at stake with this election. We...

Kennett Borough Council talks trash

By Eliza Mohler, Staff Writer, The Times Borough Council member LaToya Myers discusses her proposal for a personnel committee with Council President Danilo Maffei as Mayor Matt Fetick listens. KENNETT – At last Monday’s meeting of the Kennett Square Borough Council, Borough Manager Joe Scalise gave an update on the proposed tiered-trash removal system. The new plan will allow residents to choose...

Op/Ed: Party politics doesn’t drive Borough Council

By Wayne Braffman, Member, Kennett Square Borough Council Wayne Braffman “Party politics has no place on Borough Council.” As Chair of the Kennett Area Democrats AND a member of the Kennett Square Borough Council, I probably appreciate more than anyone else that there is no more need to say this than there is to announce ‘THE SKY IS BLUE!’ on a sunny day. Two years ago,...

Bike Kennett looks to get borough moving

By Eliza Mohler, Staff Writer, The Times Borough Council members and staff look on as Josie Marsh (far left) gives a presentation on Bike Kennett. KENNETT SQUARE – A meeting of the Kennett Square Borough Council earlier this month had everyone’s wheels spinning, between the new bicycling initiative and the review of the 2016 audit. Resident Josie Marsh gave a presentation about Bike Kennett,...

Library board rules out shared building with Kennett Sq.

By Eliza Mohler, Staff Writer, The Times Kennett Square Borough Council President Danilo Maffei reads the council’s response to the Kennett Library’s decision to build a new library on their own, Monday. KENNETT SQUARE –The library is open, but its partnership with Borough officials to build a new multi-purpose community center is closed. Thomas Swett, the chairman of the Kennett...

KSQ Council takes close look at finances

By Eliza Mohler, Staff Writer, The Times Borough council members review maps regarding a zoning change request from the Delaware Valley Development Corporation at the former NVF site. KENNETT SQUARE – Monday night’s meeting of the Kennett Square Borough Council was in the money as the finance committee presented a report on reserve funds and account trends over the past six years. “As part...

KSQ Council defends library plans

By Eliza Mohler, Staff Writer, The Times A rendering of the proposed new Kennett Library. Image courtesy, Kennett Library. KENNETT SQUARE – The debate about plans for the new Kennett Library and community center building raged on at Monday night’s meeting of the Kennett Square Borough Council. Council President Danilo Maffei responded to comments that local residents have not been adequately...

Kennett Sq. swears Holdsworth in as new PD Chief

By Eliza Mohler, Staff Writer, The Times Mayor Matthew Fetick swears William Holdsworth in as Kennett Square’s new chief of police as Holdsworth’s wife Debbie looks on. KENNETT – Kennett Square’s finest turned out in full force on Monday night to support William Holdsworth as he was officially sworn in as the new chief of police at the Borough Council meeting. Retired chief Ed...