Safety inspections carried out after reports of exposed bare wires and outdoor cooking at Kennett Square’s newest pop-up beer garden, Creamery, did not find any irregularities. “The LCB and the Chester County Health Department inspected the facility in direct response to comments made at the council meeting,” said Council President Dan Maffei. “No violations were found.”
Downingtown Superintendent Lawrence J. Mussoline submitted his notice of resignation to the school board members at their July 13th meeting, but he will stay on for another year to give the district enough time to find his replacement. “Dr. Mussoline moved us forward into the 21st century and his shoes will be hard to fill,” said School Board President, Colleen Cranney.
Downingtown residents whose quality of life has been affected by the electronic billboard on the Route 30 Bypass expressed their dissatisfaction at the last council meeting. Despite sworn testimony to the opposite by experts from Catalyst Outdoor Advertising, residents complain the light from the billboard still affects people living in the 200 and 300 blocks of North Lake Drive.
The unemployment rate in Pennsylvania went up for the fifth consecutive month, reaching 5.6 percent in June. However, seasonally adjusted non-farm based employment increased by almost 20,000 jobs over the same period.
The proposed French Creek Parkway over French Creek in Phoenixville will not be moving forward. The $40 million project, in the works for close to 16 years, was supposed to have been funded by Congress as well as through support from PennDOT and the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission.