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What’s in a Name … Miles Tavern, Black Bear Inn, Irish Tavern, Commodore Decatur, Conestoga Waggon Tavern, etc. The Covered Wagon Inn from the 1700’s: Update Part II

Mon, 2016-02-08 11:41
In describing the importance of the Covered Wagon Inn, Laura Hutton comments on the Save the Covered Wagon Inn Facebook page, “… This historic building adds to the character of this township, it demonstrates a continuity to our past and pride that our past is also part of our future.” Laura, your words could not […]
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Covered Wagon Inn, 250 years of Philadelphia’s Main Line History Could Be Demolished: Update Part I

Sun, 2016-02-07 12:57
Less than three weeks ago at the January 21, 2016 meeting of the Tredyffrin Township Planning Commission, Summit Realty Advisors (on behalf of their client CVS Pharmacy), proposed a land development plan for the corner of Old Eagle School Rd.and Lancaster Ave, in Strafford, Tredyffrin Township, Chester County. The redevelopment project includes a drug store with drive-thru which […]
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Police investigating ritual hazing involving Conestoga High School football team

Fri, 2016-02-05 19:55
Hearing reports on the news about Tredyffrin Township police and Chester County detectives investigating alleged hazing at Conestoga High School involving the school’s football team. According to the report, teams of detectives are interviewing as many as 60 or 70 students about an alleged assault during hazing where one student was seriously injured.  The investigation […]
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To Fence or Not to Fence at VF Middle School? Safety Consultant Says Yes (plus a lot more!)

Sun, 2016-01-31 20:47
The TE School District saga of the fencing project at Valley Forge Middle School continues.  We learned on Thursday, through the District’s website, that the “Final Report on Fencing at Valley Forge Middle School’ was available to the public.  Or so we thought. In September 2015, the District contracted with Ken Trump and his firm, National […]
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CVS Pharmacy Saved the 18th c Audubon Inn — Will it Save the 18th c Covered Wagon Inn?

Thu, 2016-01-28 11:09
The Summit Realty Advisors proposed land development plan in Tredyffrin Township includes the construction of a CVS Pharmacy with drive-through window and the demolition of the old Covered Wagon Inn. What’s the saving, If there’s a will, there’s a way” … Several people have commented on Community Matters, Save the Covered Wagon Facebook page and on […]
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Preserving Tredyffrin: Inside the Covered Wagon Inn Today

Mon, 2016-01-25 11:57
There has been questions about the exact date of the Covered Wagon Inn. According to Tredyffrin Township’s 2003 Historic Resource Survey, the construction date is attributed to circa 1780. A team of professionals from Preservation Design Partnership in Philadelphia conducted the municipal survey documentation project, which surveyed and documented over 350 historic resources in Tredyffrin […]
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Save the Covered Wagon Inn … Say No to Demolition of Main Line Landmark!

Sat, 2016-01-23 14:41
In front of Tredyffrin Township Planning Commissioners on Thursday night was the Preliminary Land Development application for 625/629 East Lancaster Avenue in Wayne.  Developer Summit Realty Advisors submitted a plan which demolishes the historic 18th century Covered Wagon Inn to construct a new CVS Pharmacy with drive-through and parking. I attended the Planning Committee meeting […]
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Developers propose demolition of 18th century Covered Wagon Inn in Strafford

Thu, 2016-01-21 10:48
Tredyffrin’s Planning Commission has a full agenda for their first meeting of 2016 tonight (7 PM, Tredyffrin Township building). The list of Items include a preliminary/final development application for the redevelopment and expansion of the long vacant Paoli Diner (Dany’s Diner, Pizzeria Uno) property as a Nemours medical office. Developers will present a subdivision application to […]
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TESD: Conestoga Senior named finalist in 2016 Intel Science Talent Search

Wed, 2016-01-20 23:57
The list of finalists in Intel’s 2016 Science Talent Search (Intel STS) was released today and Tredyffrin Easttown School District student, Conestoga senior Michael Zhang. is on the list! Michael’s impressive achievement was based on his ‘Design and Assembly of CRISPR/Cas9-based Virus-like Particles for Orthogonal and Programmable Genetic Engineering in Mammalian Cells’.  Congratulations Michael! Run by […]
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PA State Rep Warren Kampf (R-157) announces re-election bid for 4th term

Fri, 2016-01-15 14:18
In a morning press release, State Representative Warren Kampf (R-157) announced that he will seek a fourth term in the Pennsylvania State House. The 157th District includes Tredyffrin Township, Schuylkill Township and parts of Phoenixville Borough in Chester County, as well as Upper Providence Township in Montgomery County. First elected in 2010, Kampf focused his […]
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2016 brings new leadership to Tredyffrin Twp, 4.3% tax increase in preliminary TESD budget and a Chester County Substitute Teacher Job Fair

Mon, 2016-01-11 09:56
Belated Happy New Year!  Waking up to 23 degree temperatures today reminds us that we are not going to escape the winter after all. Having recently returned from holidays spent in South Carolina with balmy, sunny 83 temperatures makes the arctic cold even harder to take! Since the start of the New Year, here are […]
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Tredyffrin Township 2016 Budget – No Tax Increase! New Steps for Township Building!

Tue, 2015-12-22 11:01
Tredyffrin Township supervisors held their last board meeting of 2015.  Some of the newsworthy items to report from the meeting: The supervisors approved the 2016 budget with no tax increase!  This is news because the board of supervisors had unanimously approved the 2016 preliminary budget in November with 3.05 percent tax increase.  Citing larger than […]
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Easttown Republican school board members leading the TE School District

Wed, 2015-12-16 21:41
We learned last week at the TE School Board meeting that Easttown resident Doug Carlson (R) was elected board president and Tredyffrin resident Scott Dorsey (D) the vice president.  On Tuesday, the newly seated school board held their first Finance Committee meeting – Virginia Lastner (R) will continue her role as chair.  Although I was […]
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TE School District reorganization meeting: Election of Board president and vice president; plus update on Facilities Meeting

Sun, 2015-12-06 23:05
The five newly elected TESD school board members (Michelle Burger, Ed Sweeney, Roberta  Hotinski, Todd Kantorczyk and Kate Murphy) take office on Monday, December 10, at 7:30 PM.  The District’s reorganization meeting includes the nomination and election of school board president and vice president. Some have suggested that former school president Kris Graham’s re-election defeat […]
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To fence or not to fence — Valley Forge Middle School fencing saga continues

Thu, 2015-11-19 21:19
On Wednesday, Nov. 18 the public was invited to attend a community meeting at Valley Forge Middle School with the District’s safety consultant from National School Safety and Security Services (consultation fee: $15,500). Chesterbrook resident Doug Anestad attended the fencing meeting and provided the following update of the meeting for Community Matters: The Valley Forge […]
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PA State Rep Warren Kampf provides update to constituents on budget compromise

Wed, 2015-11-18 15:26
The Pennsylvania budget stalemate has drug into its fifth month but information has now emerged about a possible compromise.  State Rep Warren Kampf provided an update via email yesterday which contained the following budget highlights: The plan is reported to contain $350 million in new education funding.  What that would mean to Phoenixville, Spring-Ford or […]
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PA volunteer firefighters can now ease funding woes by soliciting drivers on the side of the road – Is this what we want for our first responders in Tredyffrin?

Mon, 2015-11-16 12:57
PA Governor Wolf signed new legislation last week (Act 57) which allows first responders to solicit donations at stop signs or traffic signals.  Fire companies will need to get written permission from the local municipality and the solicitations are to drivers are limited to controlled intersections (stop signs or traffic signals) and are required to […]
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The story behind Tredyffrin Township blue & white appreciation signs for police

Wed, 2015-11-11 15:03
Most of the political campaign signs have now disappeared from lawns and public areas. However, in their place, you may have noticed the blue and white lawns sign which have appeared throughout the township with the words, “Thank You Tredyffrin Police … We Honor You”.  Without a ‘sponsored by’ indication on the appreciation signs, it […]
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Republicans win all 4 seats on Tredyffrin Township Board of Supervisors and Democratic candidates win 3 of the 5 seats on TE School Board

Wed, 2015-11-04 08:17
The results are in for Tredyffrin Township Board of Supervisors and the TE School Board. Four supervisor seats and five school board seats were up for grabs with only one incumbent supervisor candidate, Paul Olson (R) and one incumbent school board candidate Kris Graham (R) seeking reelection. The four open seats on Tredyffrin Township Board […]
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Tredyffrin Township Police Department brings multiple pornography charges against middle school students in the TE School District

Tue, 2015-11-03 17:12
Today the Tredyffrin Township Police Department filed multiple pornography charges against three middle school students at TE Middle School and Valley Forge Middle School for allegedly creating and sending sexually explicit images.  According to the police report the images included nudity and child pornography.  The ages of those charged range from 11 – 15 years old. […]
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