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Time running out for Pa. property tax reform |Nov 1, 2014

HARRISBURG >> A bill that would eliminate school property taxes in Pennsylvania is one step closer to a full vote by the state Senate.

New solar panel at C.F. Patton will provide more food for Kennett Food Cupboard |Oct 24, 2014

EAST MARLBOROUGH >> A new solar array panel at C.F. Patton Middle School that will enable the school’s vegetable garden to grow produce nine months of the year was dedicated Friday morning.

Pitts wins 16th Congressional District with help from Lancaster County |Nov 4, 2014

Congressman Joe Pitts, R-16, of East Marlborough Township held onto his seat after 18 years in the U.S. House of Representatives, but not before fending off a strong challenge by former state Rep. Tom Houghton of London Grove Township.

Seventh-grade Kennett Middle student charged in bomb threats |Oct 30, 2014

NEW GARDEN >> Criminal charges have been filed against a seventh-grade Kennett Middle School student who police say made two separate bomb threats at the school in the past several weeks. Because she is a juvenile, her name is not being released.

Election 2014: Schott challenges Lawrence for 13th House seat |Oct 29, 2014

Retired school teacher Ann Schott of London Grove is challenging state Rep. John Lawrence for the Pennsylvania House of Representatives seat in the 13th District.

NOPE urges action on drug overdoses |Oct 30, 2014

PENN >> It was a sad evening in Penn Township Park on Sunday when friends and relatives gathered to remember loved ones who had died from drug abuse and overdoses.

Kennett School Board votes against banning book |Nov 12, 2014

NEW GARDEN >> It’s a topic no parent wants to ever hear on the television or read in the paper, but the number school of shootings and active shooters have risen over the years from six in 2000 to 16 incidents in 2013, with 24 percent of those happening in educational environments, according to a recent report released by the FBI.

Route 52 roundabout will open by end of year |Nov 14, 2014

POCOPSON >> Construction of the $2.1 million roundabout in Pocopson Township will finish by the end of the year, officials from the state Department of Transportation announced this week.

Ross defeats Rzucidlo in 158th District race |Nov 5, 2014

Rep. Chris Ross has retained his 158th District state House defeating Democrat Susan Rzucidlo in Tuesday’s elections

Bancroft students collect 2,300 cans of food for local needy |Oct 31, 2014

KENNETT SQUARE >> Nearly 9 percent of families and 1,903 children ages 5 to 17 live in poverty in the Kennett Consolidated, Avon Grove, Unionville-Chadds Ford and Oxford Area school districts, according to a recent report on the poor and homeless.

Robert Kennedy Jr. honored for environmental efforts |Oct 31, 2014

EAST MARLBOROUGH >> Robert Kennedy Jr. received a standing ovation by about 300 enthusiastic admirers at the Stroud Water Research Center’s annual gala on Thursday at Longwood Gardens.

BVA and RCVA announce merger |Oct 30, 2014

KENNETT >> The Brandywine Valley Association and Red Clay Valley Association members formally voted to merge the two organizations during the BVA annual meeting at the Mendenhall Inn on Oct. 22.

Oxford driver guilty in fatal crash |Nov 11, 2014

WEST CHESTER >> Did a southern Chester County woman lose her life in a motor vehicle crash because an Oxford man was — figuratively speaking — dying of thirst?

State official speaks in Kennett about $64,000 grant that will help elderly |Nov 10, 2014

KENNETT SQUARE >> By next year, one out of four Pennsylvanians will be 60 or over, and 70 percent will need long-term care at some point in their life.

Election 2014: Barrar’s priorities: Jobs, veterans, education |Oct 29, 2014

PENNSBURY >> When Steve Barrar brought a state House hearing to consider a bill that would authorize volunteer fire companies to bill for “actual and reasonable costs” to Kennett Square recently, it wasn’t an election ploy.

Group home measure adopted in Kennett Square |Nov 10, 2014

KENNETT SQUARE >> The borough’s zoning ordinance that addresses group homes was amended this week to bring it into compliance with federal standards, ensuring the borough doesn’t miss out on any community development block grants.

Regional police plan proposed for Kennett area |Oct 28, 2014

KENNETT SQUARE >> A study to determine whether four municipalities – home to 35,000 people – should form a regional police authority was completed this week, and if it gets a good public reception, regional policing could be in place sometime next year.

Blaze breaks out in historic Kennett Square house |Nov 19, 2014

KENNETT SQUARE >> Firefighters battled a two-alarm blaze at a historic borough structure on Wednesday. The fire broke out at 3:35 p.m. in a house at 220 N. Union St. known as the Chalfant House.

West Grove Fire Company teaches kids safety |Oct 31, 2014

NEW LONDON >> The West Grove Fire Company went all out this year to mark Fire Prevention Month and teach kids what to do if they meet a crisis. On Oct.22, firefighters Lisa Glass and Mike Miller drove over to yet another southern Chester County school — the New London Christian Preschool — to demonstrate what they do when they fight the flames and what the trucks are equipped with.

West Grove selects new police chief |Nov 10, 2014

WEST GROVE >> The borough has named a new interim police chief to replace Errol Galloway, who retired in September.

Election 2014: Ross back in race; says he has unfinished business |Oct 29, 2014

KENNETT SQUARE >> After Cuyler Walker unexpectedly withdrew as the Republican endorsed candidate for the 158th district, committee members went knocking on incumbent Chris Ross’ door. Ross announced his retirement earlier this year, but when he, and not Roger Howard, was asked to run, Ross immediately accepted.

Even in Chester County, Ebola is a concern |Oct 26, 2014

As national concern continues to grow over the Ebola virus’ appearance in the United States, area officials are taking precautions to ensure that the virus does not gain a foothold in the region.

Live round found in Kennett Middle School classroom |Oct 30, 2014

NEW GARDEN >> A live rifle round was discovered in a sixth-grade classroom at Kennett Middle School by the cleaning crew early Wednesday morning, prompting a soft lockdown as a safety precaution.

Election 2014: Whitney Hoffman favors funding for education, infrastructure |Oct 29, 2014

KENNETT >> Whitney Hoffman believes government should be more transparent, and it’s one of the reasons she is running against Republican Steve Barrar in the 160th district.

Election 2014: Rzucidlo hopes third time’s the charm |Oct 29, 2014

KENNETT SQUARE >> Susan Rzucidlo is hoping the third time is the charm.

Race Through the Grapes |Oct 28, 2014

FRANKLIN >> As cross country runs go, the Race Through the Grapes 5K was a sweet one.

Road cleanup helps family of fallen Avondale trooper keep his memory alive |Nov 14, 2014

AVONDALE >> The family of a local state trooper who died six years ago at the hands of a drunken driver were out in force Sunday morning picking up trash alongside the road where the crash happened.

Senior Center honors veterans at luncheon |Nov 11, 2014

KENNETT SQUARE >> Kennett Senior Center Veterans Luncheon Speaker Hank Detering told his those in attendance that modern education neglects the proud stories of people who fought for America’s freedom.

Scouts retire old flags at evening ceremony |Nov 12, 2014

KENNETT SQUARE >> Streaks of red and blue in the western sunset sky, reminiscent of the colors in Old Glory, showcased the flag retirement ceremony at the Kennett Fire Company on Sunday evening.

Oxford Council will hasten complaints to zoning officer |Nov 14, 2014

OXFORD >> Oxford Borough has an ordinance to protect residents from disruptive neighbors at rental properties, but to get help, a police report on complaints is required to start the process. Residents from South Street came to the Nov.

Avon Grove teachers rally for contract settlement |Nov 18, 2014

PENN >> Avon Grove School District teachers braved sleet and chill on Thursday as they rallied for a new contract along Route 796 in front of the elementary school complex and district office.

Unionville considering school redistricting plan |Nov 19, 2014

EAST MARLBOROUGH >> Unionville-Chadds Ford School District board members will hear a presentation from McKissick and Associates on elementary school enrollment projections next month. Results of that study will guide the board and administration on whether or not plans to redistrict four elementary schools should go forward.

West Grove ‘caretaker’ sentenced for molesting boys |Nov 18, 2014

WEST CHESTER >> A man convicted of molesting two children in West Grove was sentenced to 83 to 166 years in prison, the Chester County District Attorney’s Office announced Friday.

Scotty McMillan’s story touches hearts worldwide |Nov 19, 2014

It’s hard for many to imagine, looking at the photos of an innocent Scotty McMillan, that the red-haired, blue-eyed toddler would in his short life become the subject of a horrific news story that has captured the attention of people around the world.

Avon Grove Board addresses communication issues |Nov 19, 2014

PENN >> When the Avon Grove School Board met on Thursday, Nov. 13, it was at the Avon Grove Intermediate School (AGI), the same building that was evacuated because of a bomb threat exactly one week earlier.

Unionville, Kennett schools rank among elite in the nation |Nov 20, 2014

EAST MARLBOROUGH>>The Unionville-Chadds Ford School District is the 15th best school district in the nation, and Kennett Consolidated the 42nd best in the state, according to a national ranking agency that rates both hard data and student surveys.

Grant to be used for Anson Nixon Park upgrades |Nov 20, 2014

A two-acre dog park at Anson B. Nixon Park in Kennett Square is just one of the many improvements that is scheduled to be completed sometime next year.

Eagle project honors World War II Defense Women |Nov 20, 2014

OXFORD >> When Derrick Maule went to work on his Eagle Scout project, he did not know that he was going to learn about his own family history as well. Maule created a memorial garden at the Oxford Memorial Park in honor of the World War II Defense Women.

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