Archive -- 2002


Gaps found in parking laws enforcement

Stiffer fines sought for code violations 

Harter makes a case for a tax hike

Handicapped parking  law to be strengthened 

Depth of commitment to transit questioned

District praised for its response to audit  

Proposed cell phone legislation advances

Brandywine schedules tax referendum 

Redevelopment ordinance endorsed  

Comprehensive plan draft released 

Senator seeks schools law delay


Concern raised about library site's future

Kids want First State to be official

McConnell project gets official go-ahead  

Schools law denounced at hearing 


Pact ends Rockwood Museum dispute

Brandywine plan gets state board's okay 

Brandywine seeks to stave off budget crisis 

Gilbert will join school board 

Court to decide if synagogue is appropriate for Silverside Road

Du Pont bicentennial focuses on company's Brandywine roots  


Brandywine counting on voters 

Park will highlight area's farming past

Hayward's rejection doesn't deter backers of an Edgemoor commuter train station

Knollwood aims to rejuvenate 30 homes

Consultant recommends that landmark get a new lease on life


Plans for new state park  unveiled

Claymonters want  quicker warnings if chemicals escape

Political landscape in Brandywine Hundred has changed dramatically  

Alapocas Run Park may be completed and in use by 2005 

Efforts to prevent chemical emissions said to be underway

You can always tell a native Delawarean


Historic march to be commemorated 

Brandywine looks at a 21% tax hike 

Brandywine caught in another financial crisis 

Study points to lingering effects of  segregation


School tax rate likely to be set at promised level

Lawmakers seek halt to toxic chemical leaks

Pitch to lawbreakers is not far-fetched

Terrorism measure will help with budget battle

Changes sought in district's swim pool policy 

Fur flies as school board votes 21% tax increase 

District finances stretched thin

Shockley rebuts claim he misled Brandywine about finances 

State tests reflect student improvement 


Biden: Sunoco promises new unit to curb emissions

New library coming together well ahead of schedule

New look proposed for Philadelphia Pike

District’s central administration staff grows by three

Large crowd turns out for Cooch’s Bridge commemoration

McFlap over building design likely to make redevelopment hearing sound familiar

Leader said Brandywine Council has a full agenda


Reservists mark Sept. 11 anniversary by answering calls to duty 

McDonald’s firm on plan to build a ‘50s-looking eatery in Claymont 

Developers urge county to loosen up

Council will be advised to reconstitute the County Ethics Commission

Council defers discussion of ethics recommendations

County's offer to aid maintenance corporations criticized  

McDonald's told to talk over controversial building design  

Big development planned along Naamans Road  

Teacher contract pricetag and other terms revealed  

Teachers, school board clash over evaluations  

Plan to narrow road draws strong opposition 

State testing reflective highway lane markings 

Legislator urges state action to guarantee water supply

New library measures up to promises


Proposed law would mandate 'environmentally friendly' development  

Proposed law would mandate 'environmentally friendly' development (updated article)

Vo-Tech district turns up three full houses

Charles Baker: Conservation ordinance faces broad scrutiny 

Charles Baker: Conservation ordinance faces broad scrutiny (updated article)

General Chemical and its parent file bankruptcy 

Council favors restoring county ethics panel 

Residents blast plan for a 7-Eleven on Penny Hill  

Brandywine tightens school-choice policy  

Environmental group sues Sunoco, asks for a big-time federal fine 

Environmental group sues Sunoco, asks for a big-time federal fine (updated article)

International program will take Friends students to a new level

County control of conservation areas favored  

District reveals contents of labor contract  


Château residents finally getting their bridge back 

County rental-property law under consideration 

New academy will be the first of its kind 

Grants program for ‘umbrella’ civic groups being devised

Legal tangle blocks Fox Point Park's growth

Civic group pans Blue Ball artwork 

Prospective Ethics Commission appointees introduced

District ready to heed governor’s giveback request  

Potential developers to be sought for Claymont Renaissance 

Board waives state limit on class size  

Winter celebration highlights area’s Swedish heritage


Ethics Commission may have a surfeit of perspective  members

Claymont ushers in the holidays

New office buildings are first of a kind in this area  

Mayor seeking fiscal Rx for Wilmington’s ills

Brandywine board sets building-use fees and hints at possibility of an early tax referendum