Escape shows being cheap can be very expensive

By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times @mikemcgannpa Like me, you’re probably a bit tired of hearing about Danelo Cavalcante. I certainly am. I live about 500 yards from Chester County Prison, so you can probably imagine I have pretty strong feelings about this issue and what caused it. You will see a lot of back and forth in the next few weeks leading up to the election, who was to blame and such,...

After pandemic delay, Lenape Bridge reopens

Route 52 (Lenape Rd) Reopen 102853 BIRMINGHAM — After what seems like years of constant detours, delays and closures — from construction on the Rt. 52 Roundabout, the 926 Bridge and the Lenape Bridge, traffic in the Birmingham/Pocopson area finally returned to normal this week with the delayed completion of the Lenape Bridge rehabilitation. Work stopped on the project in March, due to the pandemic,...

Study: Barnard House unsuitable for Pocopson’s township building

By Karen Cresta, Staff Writer, The Times The Barnard House. Times file photo. POCOPSON – The Township Board of Supervisors meeting on Monday, Oct. 30, had the Barnard House and the “feasibility study” as a regular agenda item as it has for a long time but it will now be listed as “facilities update.”  The change in title reflects the change to rule out the historical Barnard House as...

Pocopson residents push for delay on floodplain ordinance

A map showing much of the flood plain in Pocopson near the Brandywine Creek. Courtesy, Federal Emergency Management Agency. POCOPSON – Many residents from Lenape Cabin Club, Inc., who live along the Brandywine River, attended the public hearing portion of Monday night’s township meeting. The purpose of the meeting was to ultimately adopt floodplain ordinance provisions in accordance to the...

Pocopson OKs regional EMS Commission plan

By Karen Cresta, Staff Writer, The Times POCOPSON – Supervisors Ricki Stumpo and Alice Balsama (Elaine DiMonte was not in attendance) quickly moved through the agenda Monday night at the Pocopson Township meeting, as only one resident – other than those employed by the township and the press – sat in the audience. The resident had much to say regarding his dissatisfaction in the formation...

Kennett Library shares data for allocation of Pocopson’s donation

Supervisors approve support to stop gerrymandering By Karen Cresta, Staff Writer, The Times A rendering of the proposed new Kennett Library. POCOPSON – A presentation by Kennett Library board representatives, Brad Piper and Chris Larsen (via teleconference), was given to the Pocopson supervisors on Monday night. The focus was on considerations for future allocations of library donations and the...

Pocopson supervisors move forward on Barnard House feasibility proposals

Brandywine Red Clay Alliance to include Pocopson roads for Earth Day clean up By Karen Cresta, Staff Writer, The Times POCOPSON – The Barnard House remains as a permanent agenda item for the township and Monday night’s Board of Supervisors meeting focused on how to move forward with the 19 feasibility study proposals. The feasibility study was advertised several months ago to gather information...

And so it begins: 926 bridge to close Feb. 13

PennDOT to start bridge replacement over Brandywine The official detour route for the bridge closing, from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. After a nearly two-decade wait, work is slated to finally begin on replacement of the Route 926 bridge over Brandywine Creek in Pocopson and Birmingham — with the bridge and nearby roadways closing on Feb. 13. The $8.6 million replacement project...

Report: Unified emergency services may offer benefits

E. Marlborough plans no tax hike in 2017 By Karen Cresta, Staff Writer, The Times East Marlborough Township Planning Commission Chair Cuyler Walker discusses a report on potentially unifying emergency services for six area towns with Township Supervisor Bob Weer. EAST MARLBOROUGH – A first step toward unifying a crazy quilt of emergency services for six area towns may have taken a step forward...

KURC lease on Barnard House questioned

Underground Railroad threatens to walk away from lease with Pocopson By Karen Cresta, Staff Writer, The Times First floor plans for the Barnard House in Pocopson, which continues to be the subject of controversy. POCOPSON – The Barnard House continued to be the topic of discussion at Pocopson Township’s board of supervisors’ meeting on Monday night, focusing on the validity of the 2014 five-year...