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More than 100,000 expected for 31st annual Mushroom Festival

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Facility for special-needs children prospers after being rescued by community

POCOPSON >> Two years ago, the Barn at Spring Brook Farm, a facility that provides animal-assisted activities for children with disabilities, was all set to close. Codes officers found violations at the facility that would cost upward of $100,0...

By Fran Maye|

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    Family Promise receives car for needy local family

    The loss of a car can lead to the loss of a job which will lead to the loss of a home. That is exactly what happened to one family who is participating in the Family Promise of Southern Chester County program. Thanks to Recycled Rides, a program of the National Auto Body Council, a young dad, mom, and two small children are on the road to self- sufficiency.

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    Carla Pedicone named Kennett YMCA employee of month

    Carla Pedicone has been selected employee of the month at the Kennett Area YMCA.

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    Proposed soils ordinance in Kennett Township appears washed out

    An ongoing effort to persuade Kennett Township to adopt its own soils ordinance appears to be losing ground, if the township’s latest response is any indicator.

    By Matt Freeman For 21st-centurymedia.com |

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    Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane resigns

    HARRISBURG >> Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane Tuesday announced that she will resign her position as Attorney General effective at the close of business Wednesday, Aug. 17.

    By Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General For Digital First Media |

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    Montgomery County judge urges state court to ‘quash’ Cosby appeal

    NORRISTOWN >> A Montgomery County judge has urged a state court to quash entertainer Bill Cosby’s appeal of the judge’s refusal to dismiss the sex assault charges lodged against Cosby in connection with an alleged encounter he had with a woman at his Cheltenham home.

    By Carl Hessler Jr. chessler@21st-centurymedia.com @MontcoCourtNews on Twitter |

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    Jury convicts Pennsylvania AG Kathleen Kane of perjury, obstruction

    NORRISTOWN >> Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane sat stone-faced, showing no emotion, as a jury labeled her a convicted felon, finding she orchestrated the illegal disclosure of secret grand jury information to the media and then engaged in acts designed to conceal and cover up her conduct.

    By Carl Hessler Jr. chessler@21st-centurymedia.com @MontcoCourtNews on Twitter |

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    Lawyers: Bill Cosby in Calif. during recorded phone conversation

    NORRISTOWN >> Lawyers for Bill Cosby contend the entertainer was in California, not Pennsylvania as they previously believed, at the time of a January 2005 telephone conversation he allegedly had with the mother of Andrea Constand, the woman who accused him of sexual assault.

    By Carl Hessler Jr. chessler@21st-centurymedia.com @MontcoCourtNews on Twitter |

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    Route 322 widening from Route 1 to I-95 to start in 2017

    UPPER CHICHESTER >> After all this time — and we’re talking decades, not just days or weeks — state Rep. Stephen Barrar, R-160, of Upper Chichester, says the folks in his district may have to be careful about getting what they asked for when it comes to the Conchester Highway.

    By Kathleen E. Carey kcarey@21st-centurymedia.com @dtbusiness on Twitter |

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    Kennett Symphony delivers a winner at Longwood Gardens

    EAST MARLBOROUGH >> The Kennett Symphony of Chester County punched a powerful program of international music into a heavy, hot and humid atmosphere on Saturday night at Longwood Gardens with great vigor and success.

    Chris Barber
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    Runge swims for a gold

    LONDERRY >> The little girl who at age four told her parents she would someday swim in the Olympics did just that. And to sweeten that hope, Octorara High School graduate Ciarra Runge brought home a Gold Medal 16 years later.

    Chris Barber
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