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Kennett Township residents question tax hike, costs for police force

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Avory Hughes, 14, wins gym championship in regional competition

Kennett Square >> Avory Hughes, an eighth-grade student at Fred S. Engle Middle School in Avondale, won first place at gymnastic regionals in her division during a meet in Virginia earlier this month. ...

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    The Kennett Run is right around the corner

    During this cold winter and snowy March, most runners I know cut back on their training. But The Event of the Spring Season is now around the corner, so it is time to lace your shoes, do some stretching and get ready to run because the Kennett Run is less than 6 weeks away. For those of us with bad feet, it’s time to get ready to party because the Kennett Run Anson B. Nixon Park Social Gathering is less than six weeks away.

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    Wawa Day means free coffee this Thursday

    Wawa >> Coffee will be free at all Wawa stores this Thursday, April 12.

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    Hankin Group Welcomes Magic Memories to Weatherstone

    Magic Memories Child Development Center is scheduled to open in the Hankin-developed Weatherstone community in Chester Springs, PA in Fall 2018. Magic Memories has offered families high quality programs incorporating learning through socialization and play for over thirty years. “A daycare of this caliber is a wonderful asset to the Weatherstone community and good fit with the rest of the mixed-use community plans,” said Michael Hankin, COO of Hankin Group.

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    Kennett school officials considering 2.27 percent tax hike; will cost average homeowner $123 more per year

    Kennett Square >> Kennett Consolidated School District taxpayers could see a tax increase of up to 2.27 percent under a new budget adopted by the district.

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    Scouts retire hundreds of flags at flag-burning ceremony in Kennett Square

    KENNETT SQUARE >> Hundreds of flags, many of which flew at the graves of local servicemen and servicewomen, were retired Sunday at a flag-burning ceremony hosted by Boy Scout Troop 53 of Kennett Square.

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    Route 30 bypass ramp to Route 202 reduced to one lane for 9 months starting Wednesday

    Exton >> The ramp from eastbound U.S. 30/Exton Bypass to northbound U.S. 202 north in East Whiteland and West Whiteland townships, Chester County, will be reduced from two-lanes-to-one for approximately nine months beginning Wednesday morning, April 11, following a rescheduled operation to set a new traffic pattern and begin replacement of the ramp’s deteriorated concrete pavement, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced.

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    Shortage of foreign seasonal labor hurting local landscapers

    COATESVILLE >> Local landscape companies are considering scaling back operations, and some may even go out of business, because they can’t acquire enough legal, seasonal workers to supplement their workforce.

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    Mushroom Festival reaches $1 million milestone in giving back; 52 local non-profits receive grants

    Kennett Square >> Mushroom Festival officials on Thursday awarded 52 local non-profits with grants, reaching a $1 million milestone in giving back.

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  • Crime

    Police find gun, shell casings during routine traffic stop in New Garden

    Digital first media New Garden>> Javier Flavio Rico, Jr., 22, of Newark, Del. was arrested by Southern Chester County Regional Police and charged with DUI and with carrying a firearm without a license, after the 2006 Ford he was operating was stopped for swerving in and out of its lane of travel. The incident occurred on March 17 at 3:19 a.m., in the 8900 block of Gap Newport Pike, in New Garden Township. Upon making contact with Rico, police observed indicators suggesting...

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    Octorara student arrested after threatening to bring gun to school; references Parkland

    WEST FALLOWFIELD >> A 15-year-old Octorara High School student was arrested Wednesday at the school after he told teachers there that he was going to bring a gun to school, and referenced the deadly massacre at a Florida high school in which 17 were killed.

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