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Abandoned House in Chesterbrook – Owner Deceased, Who is Responsible?’

Sun, 2016-06-19 22:58
Few things rattle a neighborhood like an abandoned home. Run-down and abandoned homes can make an entire neighborhood look bad. Trash, overgrown grass and pest problems can spill over into neighboring properties. But abandoned houses can be more than just an eyesore — they can bring down property values, create safety hazards and invite crime. […]
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Downingtown Area School District Approves Zero Tax Increase for 4th Year in a Row – TE School District Set to Approve 3.6% Increase (12th consecutive year of tax increase)

Mon, 2016-06-13 10:10
At tonight’s TE School District meeting (7:30 PM, Conestoga High School), the school board will vote on the 2016-17 final budget and property tax rate. In January, the board had adopted the preliminary budget which contained a 4.3% tax increase – they approved the budget with the Act 1 Index of 2.4% and allowable Act […]
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Brightview Senior Living approved without township notification to Homestead Road neighbors of the project!

Wed, 2016-06-08 09:45
Just as land development projects are not created equal, neither are neighbors oppositions to these projects. You may recall the abandoned Duffy property on Lancaster Avenue in Berwyn and the subsequent construction of Daylesford Crossing, an assisted living facility on the site.  Daylesford Crossing was a long, drawn out redevelopment process that required approving a […]
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It’s Official — Covered Wagon Inn is saved! Local history will coexist with CVS Pharmacy – thank you Summit Realty Advisors!

Fri, 2016-05-20 08:26
At last night’s Planning Commission meeting in Tredyffrin, the proposed land development project to construct a new CVS pharmacy building with drive-thru on the corner of Old Eagle School Rd. and Lancaster Ave in Strafford was back in front of the planning commissioners. Much has happened since the developer of the project, Summit Realty Advisors, […]
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Are voter ID laws good policy? Will the laws impact the general election in November?

Fri, 2016-05-20 07:09
According to the National Conference of State Legislatures, a total of 34 states have laws requesting or requiring voters to show some form of identification at the polls. 33 of these voter identification laws are in force in 2016. West Virginia’s law, signed on April 1, 2016, goes into effect in 2018, missing the November […]
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Fritz Lumber, the oldest place of business in Berwyn, is closing its doors after 150+ years!

Thu, 2016-05-19 08:26
Sadly, Fritz Lumber, the oldest place of business in Berwyn is closing its doors after a century and a half of service to the community and is residents. The history of the William H. Fritz Lumber Company began in 1863, when Abraham Lincoln was in office. Henry Fritz and his soon-to-be wife Mary Lobb decided […]
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Paoli’s Station Square Redevelopment Project Proposes Apartment, Office & Retail Complex

Tue, 2016-05-17 08:17
In early 2014, Home Properties, a Philadelphia-based developer proposed a 250+-unit multifamily building with structured parking plan for Station Square, the 7.475 acre commercial site at the corner of Central and North Valley Roads in Paoli, owned by the Palmer Group Properties.  Although the current Town Center District zoning allows for 135 apartments on the […]
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Exciting News: No Demolition for the Covered Wagon Inn!

Mon, 2016-04-25 23:29
What’s the saying, “If there’s a will, there’s a way”. Late tonight, I learned from Tredyffrin Township supervisor Sean Moir that an agreement has been reached to save the Covered Wagon Inn from demolition. Over the last couple of months, there has been much discussion about the saving the old field-stone building located on the […]
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Global Warming: Important Meeting on Tuesday, April 19, 7:30 PM

Sun, 2016-04-17 20:12
You are Invited to Attend: Open Land Conservancy of Chester Counthy Annual Meeting Guest Speaker: Climate Change Expert Richard Whiteford Tuesday, April 19, 7:30 PM Great Valley Presbyterian Church, 2026 Swedesford Road, Malvern The Open Land Conservancy has scheduled ‘Global Warming’’ as the important topic for its Annual Meeting on Tuesday, April 19, 7:30 PM […]
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TESD: Proposed Tax Increase of 4.3% Drops to $3.875% — School Board to leave $20 in taxpayer pockets

Wed, 2016-04-13 22:17
For the 13th year in a row, it looks like the TE School Board will vote to increase taxes to its residents. At the District’s budget workshop last night, the public learned that the proposed 2016/17 tax increase has decreased – the tax increase has reduced from the 4.3% contained in the preliminary budget approved […]
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TESD: Meetings tonight to discuss football team hazing, VF Middle School fencing, student computers and reapportionment

Mon, 2016-03-28 07:48
TE School District administrators and school board members are responding to the community on range of important topics tonight. At 6 PM in the Conestoga High School auditorium, the District residents have an opportunity to comment on the recent events involving the football team.  My guess is that the administration will have little to say […]
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TESD Administration reacts against Conestoga High School hazing with strong words and offers course for change

Fri, 2016-03-18 07:47
In the two weeks since Chester County DA Tom Hogan filed charges of assault, conspiracy, unlawful restraint and other crimes against three Conestoga football players, the hazing scandal has brought nationwide attention to the TE School District. Allegedly, the senior boys penetrated a freshman teammate with a broomstick after he refused to help other underclassmen […]
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TESD: Conestoga Senior Michael Zhang Awarded $75,000 in 2016 Intel Science Talent Search

Wed, 2016-03-16 09:30
Exciting update — Conestoga High School senior Michael Zhang, 18, of Berwyn, PA won the Second Place Medal of Distinction for Global Good in the 2016 Intel Science Talent Search last night in Washington, DC. He engineered tiny virus-like particles to deliver gene-modifying proteins to target cells for medical therapy by altering the genome of those […]
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