Letter: Why this former Kennett Democratic primary candidate is now voting for a Republican

TowTo The Editor, For generations, every member of my family, on both sides, has voted for Democrats.  I have been left with no choice but to break with that tradition in this year’s election and vote for the Republican running for Kennett Township Supervisor, Geoffrey Gamble. My entire immediate family, and an increasing number of other loyal Kennett Democrats, are doing the same.  I must...

Statement from Kennett Twp. on sentencing of Lisa Moore

The following is a statement issued by Kennett Township’s supervisors and Township Manager in the wake of the sentencing of former Township Manager Lisa Moore, who pleaded guilty to embezzling more than $3.24 million from the township. On Monday afternoon, October 4, 2021, former Kennett Township manager Lisa Moore appeared in Chester County Court and admitted she stole $3.249 million from...

Letter: Restoring trust in Kennett Twp. government

To The Editor, In the May 18 Democratic primary, I am challenging the incumbent, Whitney Hoffman. The main issue for Democratic voters is which of us will be better able to win in November. From the beginning, my main contention is that Lisa Moore’s $3.2M embezzlement, which occurred on Hoffman’s watch, will make it impossible for Democrats to win if Hoffman is our candidate, so voting for...

Kennett supervisors vote to donate $72K to Land Conservancy

KENNETT — On Wednesday, the Township Board of Supervisors voted to donate $72,000.00 to The Land Conservancy for Southern Chester County (TLC) to support their land management activities in Kennett Township. “Preserving Open Space in Kennett Township, with a goal of 30% of the Township preserved, is one strategy this Board of Supervisors uses to ensure we maintain the character of our community”...

Kennett Supervisors give preliminary OK to budget with no property tax hike

KENNETT – The Township Board of Supervisors voted to adopt a preliminary budget with no real estate tax increase for 2021. The Township held seven budget hearings beginning on September 16th designed to engage the community in a discussion about priorities for 2021 as it relates to the delivery of government services. The balanced budget is available for public inspection on the Township website...

Kennett Supervisors OK new public/private program to cut sediment in waterways

Ashley Allen of i2 Capital KENNETT — Township Supervisors approved a forward-looking and cost- effective program to improve water quality while meeting the mandates of the federal government and the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection. “Having a sufficient supply of clean water is a pressing issue for Kennett Township and the whole country,” said Supervisor Chair Richard Leff....

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,...

Pegasus announces plans for indoor ag hub in Kennett

SINGAPORE — Half a world away, an international indoor agriculture firm announced plans to build a hub for indoor agriculture in the Kennett Square area — already the nation’s leading source of indoor grown mushrooms. Monday, at Indoor Ag Con Asia, the indoor agriculture industry’s premier trade conference, international hydroponics expert Pegasus Agriculture Group reinforced its...

Restricted travel on Route 52: Jan 19 – 26th

Gas main installation scheduled   KENNETT TOWNSHIP – Travel restrictions are scheduled on eastbound Route 52 (Kennett Pike) between Hillendale Road and Byron Road in Kennett Township beginning Tuesday, January 19, for utility construction by PECO Energy, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) said today.  Utility crews will work weekdays from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM through...