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Kennett Democrats Facebook page hacked |Oct 2, 2014

KENNETT SQUARE >> With just weeks until the general election, the Facebook page of the Kennett Area Democrats was hacked and deleted, and some Democratic leaders say the timing of the crime is more than a coincidence.

Stink bugs making a big comeback locally |Sep 27, 2014

KENNETT SQUARE >> They’re back, and this year their numbers are bigger than ever.

Ex-candidate’s lawyer says Walker faces criminal probe |Sep 29, 2014

Former Republican state House candidate Cuyler Walker, who declined to provide an explanation in Commonwealth Court for withdrawing from his race, is facing a police investigation related to what his attorney claims to be “intense negative rumors and innuendos.

Longwood Garden’s bathrooms may be best in country |Sep 30, 2014

At Longwood Gardens, the nation’s most visited public garden, everything is beautiful — even the restrooms.

Oxford teacher creates video with class |Sep 28, 2014

EAST NOTTINGHAM >> Fortunately for the students of Oxford High School, education is more than reading, writing and ‘rithmetic. One notable addition is the subject that Chris Pierdomenico teaches: Video and Communications.

Local comic-videographer crosses the country |Sep 29, 2014

LONDON GROVE >> When Dan Knabb set out to walk across America in 2007, he wasn’t really certain what to expect or even why he was doing it.

Oxford seeks members for Architectural Review Board |Oct 14, 2014

WEST CHESTER >> State Senator Andy Dinniman announced last week that the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission officially certified the historical significance of the Oxford Borough Historic District, according to a press release from his office.

Board sees results of community input |Sep 30, 2014

PENN >> As a part of the Sept. 25 school board meeting, Avon Grove Assistant Superintendent Margaret Sharp and via Skype, consultant Dr. Andy Hegedus, gave a presentation on the results of the recently completed co-labs process.

Republicans appoint Chris Ross to fill 158th District vacancy |Sep 28, 2014

WEST CHESTER >> State Rep. Chris Ross was selected as the Republican candidate to run in the 158th district Sunday night, replacing Cuyler Walker who resigned for personal reasons.

Ross nomination as Walker replacement comes under fire |Oct 8, 2014

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

Kennett Homecoming King and Queen! |Sep 26, 2014

P.J. O’Sullivan and Kirsten Sharp were crowned Homecoming King and Queen during homecoming festivities Friday night at Kennett High. The homecoming court: KHS 2014 Homecoming Court: Boys: Justin Hall, Timmy Louie, Nick Meola, P.

Oxford celebrates its homecoming |Oct 5, 2014

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.

Kennett Square Borough Manager Brant Kucera accepts job in Oregon |Sep 26, 2014

KENNETT SQUARE >> Borough Manager Brant Kucera is leaving Kennett Square for the west coast.

Cops: Alleged New Garden thieves distract victims |Oct 8, 2014

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.

John Wood remembered as a ‘visionary’ |Oct 14, 2014

KENNETT SQUARE >> When John Wood had a vision that ultimately helped to form Kennett’s After The Bell Program, he knew the focus had to be on volunteerism and community spirit.

New strategic plan for Avon Grove schools |Oct 15, 2014

PENN >> The focus of the Oct. 9 Avon Grove School Board meeting was a presentation by Assistant Superintendent Margaret Sharp of the completed draft of the district’s new comprehensive strategic plan.

Republican candidate Walker for 158th District seat steps down |Sep 25, 2014

East Marlborough Supervisor Cuyler Walker suddenly withdrew as the Republican candidate for the 158th State Representative District, saying personal issues are getting in the way of campaigning.

GOP to meet Sunday to replace Walker in 158th District |Sep 25, 2014

Committee members of the 158th legislative district will convene on Sunday at party headquarters to nominate a replacement for Cuyler Walker if Commonwealth Court approves the withdrawal.

Teacher sues over scholarship donation |Sep 26, 2014

HARRISBURG, Pa. — After facilitating classes about the U.S. Constitution, longtime teacher Jane Ladley wanted to donate to a college scholarship fund that encouraged youth to learn about the country’s founding principles.

Companion pig helps in rescue of pig shot with arrow at animal haven |Oct 9, 2014

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.

They made it through the rain |Sep 22, 2014

LONDON GROVE >> Avon Grove High School Principal Tom Alexander said he had his fingers crossed from the moment he woke up on Saturday. The forecast was for rain, but he was bound and determined that he didn’t want to move homecoming activities inside the school.

New firearms ordinance enacted in Kennett Township |Oct 10, 2014

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.

Panel hears responders’ thoughts on bill to aid fire companies |Oct 9, 2014

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.

Wiltrude Paprotta of Kennett Square |Sep 22, 2014

Wiltrude Paprotta, 82, passed away on Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014, surrounded by family, at the Kendal Retirement Community, Kennett Square, where she resided for many years.

Kennett council says goodbye to borough manager |Oct 9, 2014

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.

Unionville man paints his truck pink in tribute to his wife |Oct 14, 2014

EAST MARLBOROUGH >> Pink is all the rage this month. Pink T-shirts, pink ribbons, pink socks — all to call awareness to celebrate survivors in October’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Sidewalks and speeding on Oxford agenda |Sep 24, 2014

OXFORD >> Oxford Borough Council could not come up with a quorum at the table for their Sept. 15 meeting, but to be able to address time sensitive items, member Paul Matthews joined Randy Teel, Sue Lombardi and John Thompson, by speaker phone, to get through the most important items.

Court approves Walker’s withdraw |Sep 27, 2014

Harrisburg >> Commonwealth Court Friday approved Cuyler Walker’s request to withdraw from the 158th state House District race. Now, county Republicans are set to meet Sunday to select his replacement on the ballot, with the current officeholder the most mentioned possibility, according to some political observers.

Oxford Library breaks ground for expansion |Oct 12, 2014

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

Penn settles on ambulance funding formula |Oct 12, 2014

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.

Future growth depends on preservation, says study |Oct 13, 2014

EAST WHITELAND >> Economic growth for Chester County is as dependent on preserving natural beauty as encouraging business growth, said a new report to guide planning over the next 10 years.

Embreeville developers continue challenge in West Bradford |Oct 13, 2014

West Bradford >> The zoning hearing board received opening statements Wednesday in a dispute with a developer on whether the township meets its “fair share” obligation for housing growth.

Kennett Square centenarians celebrate birthdays |Oct 15, 2014

KENNETT SQUARE >> Leena Caudill was born in 1911, the same year as Lucille Ball, Vincent Price, Ginger Rogers and Ronald Reagan. Dorothy Edinoff was born in 1912, the same year as Gene Kelly, Karl Malden and Danny Thomas.

Bette comes home |Oct 13, 2014

LONDON GROVE >> Bette, the pig that was maliciously shot by an archer at the Chenoa Manor animal sanctuary, has returned home and is recovering nicely from her wounds, thanks to the skilled veterinary care at New Bolton Center.

John Cotton Wood of Kennett Square |Oct 14, 2014

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.

Council ponders parking expansion |Oct 15, 2014

OXFORD >> Public comment centered around parking and traffic filled the first hour of the Monday, Oct. 13, Oxford Borough Council meeting before any of the business items could be addressed.

Leonard Moseley Sherman of Kennett Square |Sep 27, 2014

Leonard Moseley Sherman, 90, of Kennett Square, died peacefully on Sept. 16, 2014, at his home in the Crosslands Community. He was the husband of Katherine Kennedy Sherman, whom he shared 61 years of marriage.