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By Charlie Sahner On Thursday, February 25th, 2016
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U.S. again blasts Odette’s development plan; owners, state officials want to move historic tavern to Main Street

View of the River House from the south in the early 1900s. The U.S. Department of the Interior’s National Park Service again blasted redevelopment plans for the former Odette’s site in New Hope in a Feb. 16 More...

By Charlie Sahner On Wednesday, November 25th, 2015
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U.S. to New Hope: Odette’s project threatens area’s history and character

The U.S. Department of the Interior’s National Park Service slammed redevelopment plans for the former Odette’s site in New Hope after reviewing the project last month at the request of the P.A. Department More...

By Staff On Friday, November 28th, 2014
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Opinion: We want the real stone Odette’s building to stay

(Photo: courtesy of Ted Nichols) By Kathryn Ann Auerbach, Preservation is Real The voice of the New Hope Borough Council is loud and clear. HISTORY HAS NO PLACE IN THE FUTURE OF NEW HOPE. The recent decision to More...

By Charlie Sahner On Thursday, November 20th, 2014
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New Hope Borough Council approves plan to replace former Odette’s with $25M conference center

The New Hope Borough Council meeting on Tuesday night was loaded with so many items for discussion that a brief break and seventh-inning stretch were needed, as the gathering passed the 10 p.m. mark. Despite the More...

By Charlie Sahner On Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014
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New Hope Borough Council President Claire Shaw nixes talk about street closures at Tuesday meeting; discussion ensues anyway

Tuesday night’s meeting of Borough Council had a slightly more Kafkaesque quality than usual, owing largely to Council President Claire Shaw’s late decision to axe a scheduled discussion by well-known New More...

By Charlie Sahner On Tuesday, October 21st, 2014
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Merchant discussion of street closures yanked from Tuesday night meeting agenda by New Hope Borough Council

A funny thing happened on the way to Tuesday night’s meeting of Borough Council, scheduled for 7:30 p.m. at 125 New Street. One of the evening’s most anticipated discussions had been suddenly and inexplicably More...

By Charlie Sahner On Wednesday, October 8th, 2014
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HARB says left in dark by Borough Hall on Odette’s re-developent plans; votes down latest proposal

Gateway to New Hope attorney Ed Murphy Developer Gateway to New Hope, LLC continued to press its demand to demolish the historic remains of a 1784 tavern in an appearance before New Hope’s Historic Architectural More...

By Charlie Sahner On Monday, June 16th, 2014
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New Hope Borough Council president risks appearance of conflict of interest by not recusing herself from review of project next door

Proposed project site (foreground) and Claire Shaw’s property (background, fenced) New Hope Borough Council President Claire Shaw would be well-advised to create some distance between herself and the borough’s More...

By Charlie Sahner On Wednesday, June 4th, 2014
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HARB meeting shocker: New Hope Borough Council takes Odette’s proposal out of historic review board’s hands

New Hope Borough Council President Claire Shaw (file photo) Several members of New Hope’s Historic Architectural Review Board (HARB) appeared shocked and dismayed Tuesday night as it was revealed by Borough More...

By Staff On Thursday, May 29th, 2014
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Opinion: Demolition of the Odette’s building will seriously degrade the entire image of historical New Hope

The following letter was sent to New Hope Borough Council on May 16 by preservation expert Kathryn Ann Auerbach of Erwinna. A graduate of William & Mary, Auerbach is an instructor of historic preservation at More...