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Kennett Square centenarians celebrate birthdays

By Fran Maye|

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  • Obituaries

    John Cotton Wood of Kennett Square

    John Cotton Wood, a resident of the Kendal Community in Kennett Square, died on Oct. 9, 2104, at the age of 97. Born in New York City on March 8, 1917, he grew up in areas around Boston and San Francisco and summered in Europe. He attended the Ojai Valley School in southern California, St. Marks School in Massachusetts, graduated from Harvard College in 1938 and served for four years in the Army, rising to the rank of Captain during WWII. He attended white-tie dances at FDR’s White...

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  • General news

    Oxford Library breaks ground for expansion

    A project that some thought was dead in the water and gained new life and taken wing.

    Chris Barber
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  • General news

    Penn settles on ambulance funding formula

    PENN >> Ensuring the safety of township residents has a price. At its Oct. 1 meeting, the Penn Township Board of Supervisors voted to approve a formula for funding the West Grove Ambulance service. The ambulance serves seven municipalities that have been struggling to determine a fair way to share the costs associated with ambulance service.

    By Marcella Peyre-Ferry For 21st Century Media |

  • General news

    New firearms ordinance enacted in Kennett Township

    KENNETT TOWNSHIP >> Supervisors have amended the township’s controversial firearms-use ordinance in hopes of finally arriving at regulations that can promote safety, avoid unreasonable restrictions, and survive legal scrutiny in a shooter-friendly state.

    By Matt Freeman For 21st Century Media |

  • General news

    Panel hears responders’ thoughts on bill to aid fire companies

    KENNETT SQUARE >> Members of the state House Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee met Tuesday in the borough to consider a bill that would authorize volunteer fire companies to bill for “actual and reasonable costs,” excluding manpower.

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  • General news

    Companion pig helps in rescue of pig shot with arrow at animal haven

    LONDON GROVE >> Chenoa Manor’s Bette is “some pig” — a friendly and inquisitive, tan, 600-pound pet that could very easily have assumed a role in E.B. White’s “Charlotte’s Web.”

    Chris Barber
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  • General news

    Kennett council says goodbye to borough manager

    KENNETT SQUARE >> Council started the process of saying goodbye to outgoing Borough Manager Brant Kucera at its Monday night meeting, and it also started the process of finding Kucera’s successor.

    By Matthew Freeman For 21st-centurymedia |

  • General news

    Cops: Alleged New Garden thieves distract victims

    New Garden >> Township police are investigating a burglary after three men used a distraction technique during a Friday afternoon incident in the 100 block of Ewart Road.

    By Michael N. Price mprice@dailylocal.com @MikePriceWrites on Twitter |

  • General news

    Ross nomination as Walker replacement comes under fire

    Harrisburg >> Several people are challenging Chester County Republicans’ nomination of Chris Ross to replace former candidate Cuyler Walker in the 158th state House race.

    By Kristina Scala kscala@dailylocal.com @Scala_Kris on Twitter |

  • General news

    Oxford celebrates its homecoming

    OXFORD >> Oxford Area High School held its annual Homecoming festivities on Friday, Sept. 26. The parade featured the high school band, cheerleaders, fire trucks and floats.

    Chris Barber
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