Kennett Supervisors fire police chief, promote Gordon

KENNETT — The Board of Supervisors unanimously voted on Wednesday, February 5, 2020 to fire Police Chief Lydell Nolt. Nolt was placed on administrative leave on Nov. 20, 2019 after he informed Township Manager Eden Ratliff that he was the subject of a criminal investigation by the Dauphin County District Attorney’s office concerning a sexual assault allegation. The Township was notified at...

Moore charged with stealing $3.2M from Kennett Township

Lisa Moore. File photo. KENNETT — Lisa Moore, the former Township Manager, has been arrested and charged with stealing more than $3.2 million since taking the job in 2010, Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan announced Tuesday. Moore, who was fired earlier this year when the allegations first surfaced, is charged with taking money from employee benefits, the police department, land preservation,...

Rudolf hired as Kennett Twp. interim manager

KENNETT — Alison Rudolf will serve as Kennett Township’s interim township manager beginning Tuesday, May 28. She will replace, on an interim basis, Lisa Moore, who was terminated by the township last week and is the subject of an ongoing investigation over alleged fiscal improprieties.

Letter: Kennett emergency service tax doesn’t help Longwood FC

To The Editor, I’m compelled to write to all taxpayers in Kennett Township to correct a dangerous misimpression concerning the recent tax levied by the supervisors for public safety. The Longwood Fire Company DOES NOT RECEIVE A PENNY of additional funding from the new public safety tax. We actually receive less money from Kennett Township since the forming of the regional Fire/EMS commission....

Kennett supervisors OK emergency services tax hike

By Eliza Mohler, Staff Writer, The Times The Kennett Township Board of Supervisors (pictured) and leaders in Kennett Square are doing a fundraising competition, Change for Change, which will benefit the Kennett Food Cupboard. KENNETT – Citing the expense of a growing police force, the Kennett Township Board of Supervisors have passed a 2018 budget that includes a tax increase to cover the costs...

Kennett, Longwood Gardens look at flooding concern in Hamorton Homes

By Eliza Mohler, Staff Writer, The Times Pennoni Associates engineer Michael Kissinger talks with residents of the Hamorton neighborhood near Longwood Gardens whose homes have been affected by flooding. KENNETT – The rains on the plain stay mainly in Hamorton, according to some residents of the village who spoke at the most recent meeting of the Kennett Township Board of Supervisors. Several...

Medical marijuana inches closer, gambling shut out in Kennett

By Eliza Mohler, Staff Writer, The Times Chief of Police Lydell Nolt shows a sample of new body armor recently purchased for the Kennett Township police department. Nolt said the vests could withstand high-powered rifle fire KENNETT  – As Pennsylvania gets ready to go to pot – medical marijuana, that is – the Kennett Township Board of Supervisors are preparing for proposals from licensed...

Kennett looks at role of environmental advisory board

By Eliza Mohler, Staff Writer, The Times Kennett Township Board of Supervisors Chairman Scudder Stevens listens to residents’ concerns about environmental practices at the Sinclair Springs project site while Township Manager Lisa Moore checks permit records. KENNETT – Over the course of a frequently terse conversation, the township’s Board of Supervisors agreed to reconsider the role...

Heavy weather keeps township crews busy

By Eliza Mohler, Staff Writer, The Times Kennett Township Public Works Director Roger Lysle discusses extensive township clean ups after recent heavy rains. KENNETT  – The recent run of wet weather has kept the yownship’s public works crews on their toes. At Wednesday night’s meeting of the Board of Supervisors, Public Works Director Roger Lysle discussed the impact that the heavy rainfall...

Kennett to discuss Regional EMS proposal, Aug. 2

By Eliza Mohler, Staff Writer, The Times Township Supervisors Richard Leff, Whitney Hoffman, and Scudder Stevens discuss plans for a regional EMS commission. KENNETT – Do you want a say in the future of local fire and emergency medical services? The Board of Supervisors is inviting the public to share their thoughts on the proposed EMS Regional Commission at a meeting on Wednesday, August 2 at...